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Water scarcity sees revival of open defecation 21.5.2018 India News | Get Live Updates Of UP Polls, 2017 And Other Breaking News And Analysis On Politics And Current Affairs From India
Toilets built in houses under the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) have either been "totally shut for summer", or used as store roomsl.
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Railways orders to upgrade amenities across suburban networks 21.5.2018 DNA: Opinion
The Ministry of Railways recently released a circular issuing the installation of required amenities in suburban railways. These amenities include one-third urinals and toilets for women alone, modular eatables vending machines to replace catering stalls and electronic coach indicators at platforms to name a few. The amenities fall under the minimum essential amenities (or basic amenities) required at 507 suburban stations in Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi and Kolkata. From the four metro cities, there are 35 stations that cater to 30 million passengers; 74 stations cater to between 10 million and 30 million passengers; 398 stations cater to less than 10 million passengers, who will avail these facilities. Passengers with disabilities, too, will be given special provision at stations like ramps, two parking spaces, water drinking tap and suitable toilets. The order has also called for demolition of food stalls and replace them by modular food vending machines or single food stalls at the end of the platforms. ...
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In citizen-friendly move, Railways will upgrade 8,738 stations in 3 months 21.5.2018 DNA: Popular News
Railway stations across the country will provide a set of essential amenities, depending on size, traffic and other factors, by August 31 to make them citizen-friendly, the Indian Railways has decided. The national transporter has prepared a report listing facilities that it feels should be available at its train stations. The efforts to upgrade 8,738 stations are said to be the fallout of the Elphinstone Road stampede that left 23 people dead on September 29 last year. The report has categorized the railway stations into suburban, non-suburban and halt stations based on users, number of trains and earnings. Senior officials from Railway Board said that they want to ensure that all stations provide basic amenities. The amenities for suburban stations include coach guidance indicator boards, rooftop over platforms with solar panels, foot overbridges that are 6-meter wide, ramps, one-third of urinals for women and automatic vending machines. Bathrooms will soon be removed from suburban stations. There are ...
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Students check phones ‘150 times a day’ 21.5.2018 The Tribune
NEW DELHI: On an average, a college student in India checks his mobile phone over 150 times a day, according to a study conducted by Aligarh Muslim University and the Indian Council of Social Science Research. The research was conducted in 20 central universities, where 200 students each were interviewed. Anxiety and fear of missing out on information make students check their mobile devices as many as 150 times a day on an average, it said. PTI Indore buses to run on fuel from veggie waste INDORE: For better waste management, the Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) has planned to run public buses on the bio-Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) made from the vegetable waste. “We have set up a bio-methanation plant at the Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Market. The plant can convert about 20 tonnes of waste into 1,000 kg of bio-CNG,” said Asad Warsi, IMC consultant under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. Tests were being conducted to run some auto-rickshaws on bio-CNG fuel. If the results are promising, the plan is to run 20 buses ...
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Kaithal DC leads drive under police protection 21.5.2018 The Tribune

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Kaithal, May 20

Deputy Commissioner (DC) Sunita Verma and other officials of the district administration took part in a cleanliness drive here on Sunday under police protection. 

During the drive, garbage was removed from 10 spots in the town from 4am to 8 am.

Representatives of various social organisations extended their support to the cleanliness drive.

The Municipal Council had pressed into service five tractor-trailers, 10 other vehicles, a dumper, two JCB machines and 50 sanitation workers to lift the garbage. 

The police foiled an attempt by the protesting safai karamcharis to obstruct the cleanliness drive.

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Rs 52 lakh for cleaning F’bad drains 21.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Faridabad, May 20 The Faridabad Municipal Corporation has announced to clean all main drains in the city spread over 40 km. Several drains and sewer lines are lying clogged. An official said the cleaning of drains was required to be undertaken on a regular basis. MC Commissioner Mohammed Shayin said the administration had given its nod to the cleanliness exercise and a budget of Rs 52.7 lakh had been sanctioned for the same. All major drains passing through the city would be cleaned. He said the joint commissioners of Ballabgarh, old Faridabad and NIT zones had been directed to personally inspect the work. According to information, the cleaning of the Gaunchi drain on the Sohna road to Gurugram Canal Siphon point, NIT would alone cost Rs 22.36 lakh. “During monsoon months, waterlogging causes inconvenience to commuters. The cleaning of choked drains is a must before the onset of the season,” said Devender Singh Surjewala, a retired official. On the other hand, the ongoing strike of ...
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2,000 take part in cleanliness drive 21.5.2018 The Tribune
Our Correspondent Sonepat, May 20 Nearly 2,000 members of various social, religious and business organisations as well as casual sanitation workers on Sunday took nearly six hours to clear the town of the garbage accumulated for the past 12 days due to the strike of the safai karamcharis. Led by Rajiv Jain, Media Advisor to Chief Minister, and Vinay Singh, Deputy Commissioner, the volunteers equipped with more than two dozen tractor-trailers, tempos and JCB machines started the drive from the Murthal Chowk around 5.30 am. In the presence of the police, the volunteers lifted garbage and cleaned roads, residential and business localities in different areas of the town. Shopkeepers and residents not only joined with the volunteers in cleaning, but also offered bananas, water etc to them. Jain appealed the safai karamcharis to end their strike and return to work. He said that matter related to their demand was pending in the court. He alleged that Opposition parties were trying to take political advantage of ...
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Taleigao gram sabha vows to protect low-lying areas, fields 21.5.2018 The Navhind Times
PANAJI: The Taleigao gram sabha on Sunday resolved not to allow construction activities in low-lying areas, paddy fields and water bodies so as to protect the environment, which has already been under threat in the village. A resolution to this effect was passed which said that no permissions will be given to construction activities in ...
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Tourists make a beeline for Rohtang Pass 21.5.2018 The Tribune

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Hundreds of tourists visiting the tourist town on Sunday made a beeline to the Rohtang Pass to enjoy snow and a magnificent view of snow-covered peaks.

The pass, which is popularly known as snow-point, attracts a large numbers of tourists. Most of the tourists, who visit Kullu-Manali, go to Rohtang to enjoy snow.

With the mercury rising in the plains, Manali has started witnessing a reasonably good number of tourists from all over the country. A large numbers of adventure lovers are also visiting Kullu- Manali.

SDM, Manali, Raman Gharsangi, said the basic facilities like parking, eco-friendly toilets, drinking water and proper garbage collection had been provided at the pass. He further added that the traffic police had been deployed at different points to ensure safety and smooth moment of tourist vehicles on the Rohtang road.

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SJVN rally to promote ‘swachh’ campaign 21.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Shimla, May 20 Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN) Chairman and Managing Director NL Sharma on Sunday launched the Swachhta rally in a bid to promote the Swachh Bharat campaign in all its offices and projects throughout the country. All employees along with their family participated in the rally. The rally started from Chhota Shimla and passed through The Mall, Chaura Maidan and culminated at The Petterhoff, Shimla, stated SJVNL spokesperson. Sharma informed that the purpose of the rally was to develop a habit of cleanliness among all. Apart from construction of toilets in village schools, SJVNL is adopting temples, heritage buildings, some villages, public places for cleanliness. The message of Swachh Bharat would also be propagated by organising workshops and nukkad nataks in villages during the fortnight-long campaigns till May 31, he said. He said participation of not only employees and their family members, but also the villagers will be ensured in the project areas through gram ...
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Tourist season begins, Dharamsala faces water shortage 21.5.2018 The Tribune

Dharamsala, May 20

Dharamsala is facing drinking water shortage with the beginning of the tourist season.

Residents said the city had sufficient water supply until 2005-06. But as the population grew and tourist arrivals increased, the pressure on water supply lines also rose manifold.

It is now rather difficult to get food cooked with limited water supply, residents said. Hoteliers said visitors often complained that they do not get enough water for their daily chores, and this had negatively impacted their business. Many public toilets in the city had to be shut due to water shortage.

Vishal Bakshi, an official of the Irrigation and Public Health Department, said water supply had decreased from the sources and the department was not getting enough water at the moment. — PTI

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Over 3,000 students to take part in ‘Clean Tawi, Clean Jammu’ drive 21.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jammu, May 20 The Jammu and Kashmir Police Wives’ Welfare Association (PWWA) will launch an intensive awareness initiative — Clean Tawi, Clean Jammu — from May 21 to May 23. During the three-day campaign, the PWWA will organise a walk, cultural programmes, nukkad nataks, slogan writing, painting competition, lectures on waste management, quiz and a cleanliness drive at different places. More than 3,000 students from 48 government and private schools are taking part in the programme, which will be conducted at 10 different places. Sat Sharma, Minister for Housing and Urban Development Department, will be the chief guest at the inaugural session at Parade Ground, Jammu, and Rajesh Gupta, MLA, Jammu (East), and BB Vyas, Chief Secretary, willbe the guests of honour. Shesh Paul Vaid, Director General of Police, will be the presiding guest. Bharti Vaid, chairperson, PWWA, along with the DGP, said programmes would be held at Bikram chowk, Swaran chowk, railway station, Baghri Mandi, Wave ...
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Strike by MCG staff enters Day 12 21.5.2018 Hindu: Cities
Memorandum submitted to Haryana PWD Minister
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L-G reviews beach development work 21.5.2018 Hindu: Cities
Tourism Department executing projects at Dubraypet and Arikamedu beach at a cost of over ₹8 crore
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Case filed against writers, director of Shahid Kapoor-Shraddha Kapoor'... 20.5.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Case filed against writers, director of Shahid Kapoor-Shraddha Kapoor'...
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‘Ensure supply of sufficient drinking water’ 20.5.2018 Hindu: Tiruchirapalli
Thambidurai presides over District Vigilance and Monitoring Committee meeting
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UGC directs varsities to ban plastic cups, bottles 20.5.2018 India News | Get Live Updates Of UP Polls, 2017 And Other Breaking News And Analysis On Politics And Current Affairs From India
The commission has also asked varsities to conduct networking activities on mass awareness on disposal of plastic and cleanliness drives.
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Students clean village park 20.5.2018 The Tribune
Panchkula: Students of Government Postgraduate College, Sector 1, on Saturday visited Kundi village in Panchkula district under the Swachh Bharat Summer Internship programme and made villagers aware about the importance of sanitation and hygiene. They also cleaned a park in the village. The college has enrolled around 100 students under the programme. NSS programme officers are also enrolled under it. College principal Archana Mishra emphasised on the importance of sanitation and hygiene in our lives. Special interactive session held  Panchkula: A special interactive session with Shruti Arora and Keshni Anand Arora was organised by Vivek Career Academy at Hansraj Public School here on Saturday. Keshni Anand Arora, Additional Chief Secretary, Haryana, was the chief guest for the session. The evening began with a welcome address by Ritu Nichani Mittal followed by a short address by Vivek Atray, chief mentor at Vivek Career Academy, who set the motivational tone of the evening. Shruti Arora, IPS, shared her ...
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Contractors to stop water supply if dues not paid 20.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 19 The potable water supply to households will be stopped and all public conveniences will be closed by contractors if the latter do not get any satisfactory response during their scheduled meeting with Mayor Davesh Moudgil and UT Adviser Parimal Rai on Monday. Contractors had earlier given deadline till May 20 to Moudgil to clear their dues worth around Rs 40-50 crore and had declared, otherwise, they would stop these essential services. They had already stopped construction works such as re-carpeting of roads, laying of new water pipelines and building/refurbishing of community centres. “We held a meeting of 80 to 90 contractors on Saturday at a community centre in Bapu Dham Colony, Sector 26 here. We have decided that we will meet the Mayor and then the Adviser. If they give us two to three days to make the payment, then it’s fine. If they say they do not have funds and ask us to wait longer, we are going on a strike. We will stop the water supply and close down ...
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Seminar dwells on healthy parenting 20.5.2018 The Tribune
Patiala: A thought-provoking and informative seminar was conducted on the DAV Public School premises to channelise the bond between teachers and students and maintain transparency between the school and parents. During this session, 75 parents of students from Classes VI to VIII were addressed by counsellor Akanksha Garg and coordinator Kirandeep Bawa. While emphasising on healthy parenting, Akanksha highlighted that a child’s aggressive behaviour should be dealt with care as parents play a pivotal role in overcoming fears and anxieties of the child. Bawa tried to solve obstacles faced by parents during their child’s academic journey. Principal Vivek Tiwari, while thanking parents for their efforts in making the seminar a great success, said such seminars were quite useful to strengthen the relationship between students and educators. TNS Splash pool party Patiala: St Peter’s Academy organised a splash pool party for students of Class LKG — Class V. As many as 670 students participated in the party. The ...
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