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Minister checks Chhath Puja preparations 21.10.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service New Delhi, October 20 Ahead of the Chhath Puja, Delhi Development Minister Gopal Rai today took stock of the arrangements made for the festival and inspected Yamuna ghats in north Delhi. Up from last time’s 300 ghats, around 565 ghats are being set up along the banks of Yamuna for Chhath Puja, a festival mainly observed by people from Bihar and eastern Uttar Pradesh in which devotees offer prayers to the sun. "Out of 565 ghats, 50 pucca ghats have been constructed for Chhath Puja. The minister has directed the departments concerned to start providing facilities like tents at all ghats from tomorrow," a senior government official said. The government has also formed a monitoring committee to look after preparations of the ghats. The departments concerned will be making the required facilities available from tomorrow. The Minister who was accompanied by senior officers of irrigation and flood control department, DJB and revenue department, inspected Kudesia Ghat at Kashmari Gate. Given ...
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Vemulaghat grama sabha to be conducted today 21.10.2017 Hindu: Hyderabad
To decide on compensation for land for irrigation project
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Guv inaugurates nurses’ hostel block in Kakryal 21.10.2017 The Tribune

Tribune News Service

Jammu, October 20

Governor NN Vohra, who is the chairman of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, inaugurated the Nivedita-II Nurses’ Hostel at Kakryal.

This building has been constructed by the shrine board at a cost of Rs 9 crore to cater to the residential requirements of the nurses of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Superspeciality Hospital, Kakryal.

The Governor had a round of the various floors of the building and inspected the facilities provided for hostel inmates. He directed the shrine board CEO to ensure effective day-to-day maintenance of this newly created facility and arrange adequate provision for harnessing rain water and solar energy.

The work on the construction of six-storey Nivedita-II, taken up in October 2016, has been completed within 11 months by the Civil Engineering Wing of the shrine board.

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Canal front to be developed for recreational activities 21.10.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Karnal, October 20 The Karnal Municipal Corporation (KMC) has chalked out a plan to develop a canal front at the junction of three canals—including Western Yamuna, Bhakra and SYL — near Saidpura village on the outskirt of the city. Taking inspiration from the development of the Sabarmati river front in Ahmedabad, the step aims at promoting tourism and recreational activities among residents. A proposal has been sent to the Additional Chief Secretary (ACS), Irrigation and Water Resource Department, for the transfer of land and an NOC. The authorities are hopeful for the NOC and if all goes as per the plan, the city will have a spot for several fitness activities. “The KMC has sent a proposal to the ACS requesting grant of an NOC for developing a canal front to boost social-economic development of the areas,” said Priyanka Soni, Commissioner, KMC. A branch of the Bhakra canal touches the SYL canal and the Western Yamuna canal near Saidpura village. These canals make the land fertile ...
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Telangana: Rains revive hopes of farmers for Rabi 21.10.2017
Hyderabad: Widespread rains in the state over the past two weeks have revived hopes for the Rabi season among farmers who suffered losses due to the failure of the monsoons in Kharif.  With all the irrigation projects brimming with water, the state agriculture department is coming out with an advanced Rabi action plan to irrigate 25 lakh acres. Seeds and fertilisers have been kept ready in all districts to enable early Rabi sowing. Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has directed Pocharam Srinivas Reddy,  agriculture minister, to tap the opportunity of having full water levels in all projects to increase agriculture production. The minister is holding meetings with agriculture officials on preparing the advanced Rabi action plan, which will be released soon. Principal secretary of agriculture C. Partha-sarathi said, "All the major, medium and minor irrigation projects put together cover 48.95 lakh acres in state. Of this, crops are sown in an extent of 23.95 lakh acres, if we take the ...
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TRS leaders bury the hatchet 20.10.2017 Hindu: News
Harish Rao intervenes to get quareling leaders reach agreement
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A flood of questions 20.10.2017 Hindu: Op-Ed
Several issues must be sorted out first before the ambitious river linking plan is taken up
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Delhi Development Minister Gopal Rai takes stock of Chhath Puja preparations 20.10.2017 Delhi – The Indian Express
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Won't stop Polavaram dam construction: AP rejects Odisha's request 20.10.2017
Amaravati: The Andhra Pradesh government appears unwilling to acquiesce to Odisha's request that work  on construction of Polavaram multipurpose project be stopped forthwith till the latter's concerns were addressed. A minister has said the state government has all the required clearances for the multi-purpose irrigation project, accorded national project status by the Centre. "We have all the clearances and we will go ahead with the construction," Andhra Pradesh Water Resources Minister Devineni Umamaheswara Rao asserted. He alleged opposition parties in AP were instigating other states (a reference to Chhattisgarh and Odisha), by raising the Polavaram issue in Parliament, to get the project stalled. On October 10, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik wrote a letter to his AP counterpart Chandrababu Naidu requesting that the construction work of Polavaram be stopped immediately till his state's concerns were addressed. In the letter, Patnaik said construction of Polavaram was ...
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Cat on the roof of the world 20.10.2017 HBL: Home
The key to Asia’s water security, the elusive snow leopard is bringing hostile nations together for its conservation
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People of Sirajganj in Bangladesh have learnt to live with floods 20.10.2017 The Assam Tribune
People of Sirajganj in Bangladesh have learnt to live with floods
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Mini Vidhana Soudha to be inaugurated in Bantwal 20.10.2017 Hindu: News
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to launch several projects on Sunday
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Two bird varieties sighted 20.10.2017 Hindu: Cities
Two migratory bird species, Eurasian Marsh Harrier (also called Western Marsh Harrier), and Common Stonechat, were sighted by a group of bird watchers, reportedly for the first time, near S. Periyapa...
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Puthanar eviction to hit 1,500 people 20.10.2017
Thiruvananthapuram: Not less than 1,500 people would have to be evicted from the banks of Parvathi Puthanar for realising the National Waterways (NW) project.  Though presently Rs 80 crore has been earmarked, the actual costs might exceed this, say irrigation officials.  The waterway stretches until Varkala tunnel before being connected to the existing 168-km Kollam-Kottapuram stretch linking southern and northern parts of the state opened early last year. A preliminary survey identified some 2,400 encroachments at Attipra, Pettah, Kadakampally and Muttathara wards in the city.  A Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) was floated in collaboration with Cochin International Airport Ltd to oversee the project. Additional land has to be acquired at Vallakkadavu and Edayar near Poonthura to maintain its width at 25 metres.   The irrigation officials expect a long legal battle as many of the alleged encroachers had title deeds. Those who will be ready to settle might get houses under the ...
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24/7 water supply project: PMC urged to keep tender process transparent 20.10.2017 Pune – The Indian Express
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Food for reform 20.10.2017 Columns – The Indian Express
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As inflow into KRS falls, so does hope of a full reservoir 20.10.2017 Hindu: Home
With rainfall reducing in the catchments of Krishnaraja Sagar (KRS) in Kodagu district, inflow into the reservoir in Mandya district has reduced significantly.The rate of inflow, which was hovering be...
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Innovation to conserve water 20.10.2017 The Navhind Times
Gaurav Gosavi, a computer engineering graduate from Goa Engineering College, Ponda who developed the ‘Smart water flow monitoring and forecasting system’ for his final year project this year, had the opportunity to be part of the 9th India Innovation Initiative 2017 – Regional Fair and Entrepreneurship Training Workshop on ‘Transforming Innovators to Startups’. NT KURIOCITY ...
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Fresh lease of life for Andhakarathodu 20.10.2017 Hindu: Kochi
Canal linking Muvattupuzha river to Champakkara canal turns a dumping yard
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Siddaramaiah to launch development works at Bantwal on Sunday 19.10.2017 BusinessLine - News
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will launch various development projects to the tune of ₹252.50 crore in Bantwal assembly constituency on October 22. Addressing presspersons here on Thursday, B Ramana...
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