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Five Rajasthan cities get poor score in Ease of Living Index 18.8.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
The low scores in the education, health and housing categories can be attributed to poor performance of the state cities in Ease of Living Index. Among the 111 cities ranked in the index, five are from Rajasthan. However, none of them appeared among the top 30 in education or health parameters. Jaipur leads the state at 49 rank across country.  Governance apparently didn’t make living any better and Jodhpur at national rank of 38 scored best in the state followed by Jaipur at 64 position. The other cities fell way behind and Ajmer was at 94 position in the category.  Released a week ago, the report has left authorities at Rajasthan puzzled as it raises questions on the administration’s claim of achievement and reforms in the above-mentioned sectors. It though had citizens on record demanding for better employment, safety and urban infrastructure facilities in the state. The index was based on four pillars comprising 15 categories.  Governance was only category under the “Institutional” pillar of the ...
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In Pics: Rain fury devastates Kerala, Cochin International Aiport completel... 16.8.2018 DNA: Bangalore
In Pics: Rain fury devastates Kerala, Cochin International Aiport completel...
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Maharashtra government to take action against open slaughter of animals 16.8.2018 DNA: Money
Maharashtra government has decided to take strict action against open slaughtering of goats and sheep and has also issued guidelines to slaughterhouses on the same. It has made mandatory for the slaughterhouses to obtain permissions from the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB). The urban development department has also issued notifications in this regard. It says that the waste produces generated in slaughterhouses should be disposed off properly as per the MPCB guidelines. This will be applicable for those slaughterhouses who cutting more than ten animals per day. According to the state urban development department, illegal slaughtering activities has led to water and environmental pollution. "As per the MPCB Act 1981, it is mandatory for slaughterhouses to seek permissions from MPCB. Besides they also need to have the Effluent Treatment Plant (EPT) to treat the water generated in the slaughter process. However, in the recent audit conducted by the state government, it was revealed that most of ...
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Flood fury in 'God's Own Country': 47 dead in Kerala, P... 15.8.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Flood fury in 'God's Own Country': 47 dead in Kerala, P...
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Never witnessed anything like this before in Kerala's history: CM on floods 15.8.2018 The Asian Age | Home
Rain red alert was sounded across Kerala on Wednesday after heavy rains continued unabated in most parts of the state.
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Gutter gas a reality? This Chhattisgarh man claims he makes tea from nullah-emitted gas stove 14.8.2018 DNA: Popular News
Shyam Rao Shirke, a mechanical contractor who patented production of bio-CNG from sewage sludge, has shared how his initiative became functional. "I collected water from drains and made mini 'collector' to collect water bubbles, used a drum to make a gas holder. When tested, system was functional. I connected it to a gas stove and made tea," Shirke said in an interview to ANI. Sharing that Chhattisgarh Science and Technology gave him money to take it to the next level, Shirke said he built and installed it in a nullah. "In three days enough gas was collected. It was installed in a house where food was prepared for 4-5 months," the mechanical contractor said. "Scientists told me my paper has been sent to higher authorities. It had already been 2 years hence, I had forgotten about it. Yesterday I came to know Modi ji (Prime Minister Narendra Modi) has mentioned my invention in his speech," he added. Sharing his ordeal, Shirke said he had no financial assistance. "People from Municipality threw away the ...
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Mithi ranks number 1 in terms of sewerage 14.8.2018 Metros | The Asian Age
The 2017 CPCB report was submitted in the Bombay high court on Monday while hearing a petition seeking river rejuvenation policy in Maharashtra.
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Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation to launch 'MISAAL' sanitation programme 9.8.2018 DNA: Top News
The city has improved in sanitation and has secured 12th rank in India. To sustain and improve it further, it is going to launch "Moving Towards Sanitation for All (MISAAL)" programme. This programme is supported by the Government of India and United States Agency for International Development. The prime focus of the programme is urban sanitation in selected historic cities of Gujarat, Karnataka and Rajasthan. "The aim of MISAAL is to make transformative changes in the city of Ahmedabad which has bagged the UNESCO's World Heritage inscription. MISAAL will align its activities with the Swachh Bharat Mission and will help the city of Ahmedabad to demonstrate sustained ODF," said Rakesh Shankar, deputy municipal commissioner, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC). The activities to be carried under this programme include: sanitation mapping, preparing IT-based knowledge management tools, capacity building of municipal functionaries through e-learning, national and international city-city partnership. FACT ...
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No end in sight of Guwahatians’ drinking water woes 8.8.2018 The Assam Tribune
No end in sight of Guwahatians’ drinking water woes
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Mumbai: City has 383 dangerous public toilets, most dangerous toilets are in M-west Chembur 7.8.2018 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai: As many as 383 of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)-run public toilets across 20 wards
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CM: 24×7 water supply to half of state in 1&1/2 years 2.8.2018 Goa News – The Navhind Times
NT NETWORK   PANAJI In the next one-and-half year, half of Goa will get 24×7 water supply and remaining parts will get 12 hours water supply as the government is implementing a comprehensive plan, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has announced. Replying on the demand of grants on public works department on Wednesday in the state ...
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Year on, state’s biogas run bus yet to hit road 1.8.2018 Goa News – The Navhind Times
NT NETWORK PANAJI Unavailability of biogas is delaying the trial run of 36-seater multi-axle bus which is lying idle with the Kadamba Transport Corporation Ltd (KTCL) since August last year for want of gas. KTCL is awaiting installation of biogas plant by Scania India Pvt Ltd, who will be operating the bus on a trial ...
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Dravyavati project: Tonnes of sludge makes timely completion a challenge 30.7.2018 DNA: Opinion
Tonnes of sludge lies between cemented banks of Dravyavati riverfront as it nears the inauguration.  Monsoon showers have flushed away several mud anicates dams built along the riverfront and left behind large amounts of sludge when the water receded. Its disposal remains a challenge ahead of authorities as the project is scheduled to be inaugurated by September. “There has not been any major damage to the project, it’s mostly the temporary structures that have been breached. As far as sludge is concerned, the contractor firm will clear it out,” says an official of Jaipur Development Authority. Contractor firm is though still waiting for ‘official’ directions from the development Authority regarding clearing the canals. Meanwhile, the monsoon response teams deployed by the authority remain occupied fixing the reported damages. Accumulation of sludge continues to increase difficulties for the development agencies. It has subjected uncompleted portions of the riverfront to unaccounted load. The pumping of ...
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Amarnath Yatra: Security, other arrangements to be 'suitably rationalised', say officials 29.7.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
Security and other arrangements for the ongoing Amarnath Yatra will be "suitably rationalised" by this month-end in view of the "progressive decline" in the number of pilgrims visiting the south Kashmir Himalayas' cave shrine, an official said. This was informed during a meeting chaired by Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra today. "Following the progressive decline in the strength of the Shri Amarnathji Yatra, the governor, who is also the chairman of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB), visited the Nunwan Yatra base camp, in south Kashmir's Anantnag district, today," a Raj Bhavan spokesman said. Issues arising from the steady decrease in the daily number of pilgrims were discussed with Camp Director Surinder Mohan Sharma, Deputy Commissioner, Anantnag, Mohammad Younis Malik, and other officers concerned, he said. The governor was informed that a good number of 'pony-wallahs' and 'palki wallahs' had stopped their services, the official said. Seven out of the 10 'langar' organisations at the base camp ...
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Clean Yamuna project: Tribunal forms panel 27.7.2018 Metros | The Asian Age
NGT appointed B.S. Sajwan and Shailaja Chandra as members of the committee.
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Yamuna cleaning project: No 'meaningful progress' at ground level, says NGT 26.7.2018 PTI: All news
Yamuna cleaning project: No 'meaningful progress' at ground level, says NGT
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NGT raps DJB over cleaning of Yamuna 26.7.2018 Metros | The Asian Age
n spite of proceedings in the case in the last three years, there is no meaningful progress at the ground level.
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Blue and green doors herald 'Izzat Ghars' in UP's Bahraich district 26.7.2018 India News | Get Live Updates Of UP Polls, 2017 And Other Breaking News And Analysis On Politics And Current Affairs From India
Each toilet has a tap inside as well as outside and a hand pump that cranks water into a tank for the toilet.
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MLAs urge govt to build cowsheds for stray cattle 26.7.2018 Goa News – The Navhind Times
PANAJI: Raising grave concern over the nuisance created by the stray cattle on the roads which were leading to accidents, the members of the state legislative assembly on Wednesday urged the government to construct cowsheds in the state and impound the stray cattle. “The stray cattle which are abandoned on the roads results in traffic ...
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Frequent trading sans financial planning may erode your wealth 25.7.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Frequent trading sans financial planning may erode your wealth
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