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Rohtang Pass Reopens To Tourists, Vehicles After 5 Months 25.5.2017 thehansindia3901
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Not enough funds to clean Bellandur lake 25.5.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Not enough funds to clean Bellandur lake
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Central Pollution Control Board orders Titanium shutdown 25.5.2017 Hindu: Thiruvananthapuram
Central PCB cites absence of effective effluent treatment plant
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CPCB told to check hand pumps 25.5.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
National Green Tribunal on Wednesday directed Central Pollution Control Board to inspect the hand pumps releasing contaminated groundwater in eight districts of Uttar Pradesh.
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National Consumer Redressal Commission issues notice to Amrapali Group 25.5.2017 DNA: Top News
The country's apex consumer forum National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) served a notice to Amrapali Sapphire Developers Pvt Ltd on Wednesday and asked them to file a reply by September 21. The notice is based on a petition filed by Amrapali Sapphire Phase-1 Jan Welfare Society. This is a buyers' group which has taken up legal battle against Amrapali Builders for not completing the Noida Sector 45 project, Amrapali Sapphire- Phase 1, on time. To fight their case at NCDRC the team has engaged Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan. General secretary of the Amrapali Sapphire Phase-1 Welfare Society Mr PK Gupta has said the project was launched by the builder in 2009. But even after eight years the project has been left incomplete by the builder, and many towers are devoid of the required number of lifts, proper fire fighting and sewage system. A recent RTI filed in the Noida Authority has revealed that the builder owes Rs 121 crore to the authority as land dues. It is due to this that ...
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Bellandur: NGT directs closure of polluting industries 25.5.2017 PTI: All news
Bellandur: NGT directs closure of polluting industries
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NGT: Clean up the drains in Bellandur 25.5.2017
Bengaluru: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) principal bench has directed the Mantri Techzone Pvt Ltd and state government to come out with an action plan for removing the debris and muck dumped into the drains at Bellandur catchment area. It further questioned on the authority and custodian of drains in the city. Hearing the encroachment case of buffer zone Bellandur lake filed by Forward Foundation on Monday, the NGT directed both the state government and the promoter to come out with an action plan on clearing rajakaluves during the next hearing scheduled on May 26. Raj Panjwani, a senior advocate representing original applicants, drew attention of the NGT towards the directions given to the project proponents in the judgment dated May 4 last year. It had called for removal of muck and construction debris dumped in the rajakaulves and demolition of violating structures/constructions falling within the buffer zone.  An advocate appearing for the Mantri Techzone said that since the Environmental ...
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Hearing on Bhuasuni unit June 6 25.5.2017 orissapost3961
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Water supply to be hit today 25.5.2017 The Tribune
Chandigarh: The water supply to the city will be affected on Thursday. According to the MC, due to repair work to plug a leakage on the Phase II line near Daun Majra, there will be no pumping of raw water from the Kajauli waterworks, Phase II, to the Sector 39 waterworks. The water supply will be normal from 4 am to 8.30 am while in the evening, the water supply will be at low pressure from 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm. TNS 30-year-old ends his life Dera Bassi: A 30-year-old man allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at his residence here on Wednesday. The victim has left a suicide note in which he did not blame anyone for the extreme step and stated that he was upset with his life, police sources said. The deceased has been identified as Saurabh Kumar, a resident of Bhankarpur. Amanpreet Kaur Brar, investigating officer, said the victim was alone at home when he committed suicide. The incident came to light when the victim’s father, who had gone to meet his daughter in the village, ...
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Telangana: NGT directs MoEF to take call on KBR Park 25.5.2017
Hyderabad: The National Green Tribunal, Chennai, has given its final order over the Strategic Road Development Plan (SRDP) around KBR Park.  It directed the Union environment and forests ministry (MoEF) to take a final decision on the Eco Sensitive Zone (ESZ) status for the Park that is one of the few lung spaces in the city. Suruchi Singh, legal counsel for Hyderabad citizens who filed a case against the state government, said, “The court stated that MoEF has to take an appropriate decision including publishing a revised draft notification on the state government’s proposals to remove the buffer zone for KBR Park or revise the ESZ from 3 to 7 metres.” Citizens will be given 50 days to give their views on the proposals of the state government. After this, the Union ministry has to take a final decision, said Kaajal Maheshwari of Hyderabad Rising Forum, a people's collective opposing the SRDP. “Cutting and translocation of trees cannot be done until the MoEF gives its final view, after looking into all ...
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Chennai: Public hearing on new thermal plant 25.5.2017
Chennai: Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Cooperation (Tangedco) is set to build a new coal based thermal power station for which a public hearing is organized on May 30. The new station planned next to the existing Ennore thermal power station would deteriorate the survival conditions of the locality, which is an arterial microhabitat. The new super critical plant with 660Mw capacity is a replacement to the decommissioned Ennore Thermal Power Station, which was generating 450MW every day. In addition to it, Tangedco is also constructing the Ennore Thermal Power Station annex (660Mw capacity), for which environmental clearance (EC) was obtained years ago. The  plants, after construction would be utilizing the ash pond, close to Ennore creek, which is rich in biodiversity. Environmental activists are up in arms against Tangedco for being aloof to the locals’ plights and exploiting the creek, which is an ecological hotspot filled with mangroves, rivers and canals. Pooja Kumar of Coastal Resource ...
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Graded Response Action Plan not working: Delhi’s air quality is poor — just like last year 25.5.2017 Delhi – The Indian Express
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Not just Bellandur, most lakes in Bengaluru have poor water quality 25.5.2017 Hindu: Cities
Of the 51 lakes sampled in and around Bengaluru, 11 did not have water
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City microbreweries under National Green Tribunal scanner with regard to water discharge norms 25.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Closure orders to industries around Bellandur lake 24.5.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board has issued closure orders to 114 industries operating in the Bellandur lake catchment area following the directions of the National Green Tribunal under Section 33 (A) of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974.

Bescom has already disconnected the power supply to these industries. Despite issuing closure directions and disconnection of power supply, if any industry is found operating using diesel generator sets or any other mode, the KSPCB will initiate further penal action under the relevant provisions of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act,1974, Vijay Kumar, member secretary, KSPCB, said.
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KBR issue in central government’s court: NGT 24.5.2017 Hindu: News
State can cut trees only after permission
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NGT asks CPCB to inspect hand pumps releasing polluted water 24.5.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Black kite tangled in ‘manga’ rescued 24.5.2017 Hindu: Cities
The injured bird had got stuck on a 50-foot tall tree
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NGT orders closure of 76 units in Bengaluru 24.5.2017 BusinessLine - National
The National Green Tribunal has directed authorities to ensure the closure of 76 polluting industries around Bengaluru’s Bellandur Lake. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar d...
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Bangalore: NGT directs closure of polluting industries around Bellandur lake 24.5.2017 India – The Indian Express
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