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Mumbai: Civic body lends a helping hand to ensure a ‘cleaner’ and ‘smoother’ Ramzan 21.5.2018 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai: Muslims across the city are celebrating the holy month of Ramzan and the Brihanmumbai Municipal
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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

Our Correspondent

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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NGT refuses to stay waste recycling plant construction in G’gram 21.5.2018 The Tribune
New Delhi, May 20 The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has refused to stay ongoing construction of a waste recycling facility in the catchment area of the Basai wetland in Gurugram on a petition claiming that it lacks the requisite approvals from the Haryana State Pollution Control Board. A bench headed by Justice Raghuvendra S Rathore noted that another bench of the tribunal had lifted the injunction after hearing the parties. “In view of the earlier proceedings, we are of the opinion that no further order for purposes of clarification or for any other purpose is required,” the bench said. The NGT also considered the submission of the petitioner that the matter be urgently heard and fixed it for hearing on May 30. The tribunal had earlier directed the Haryana Government to respond to a plea against the alleged dumping of waste at a construction and demolition waste recycling facility being built in the catchment area of the Basai wetland. According to a plea filed by the Delhi Bird Foundation, an NGO, the ...
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Pvt firm staff thrashed for lifting garbage;15 booked 21.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Panipat, May 20 The police have booked 15 persons, including two sons of the district president, Nagar Palika Karamchari Sangh, for allegedly thrashing employees of a private company for lifting garbage here. In a complaint to the Commissioner, Municipal Corporation (MC), Shiv and Rakesh, both employees of JBM Enviro, a private company, stated that they reached Jain Mohalla to lift heaps of garbage from near the Jain temple on Saturday. “As we started lifting garbage, Govinda, Rakesh Kumar, Naveen, Rahul, Ajay, Jaiveer and nearly 10 other persons reached there,” they said. The youths, carrying hockey sticks and lathis, started thrashing them and tried to prevent them from lifting the garbage, they alleged. The accused stated that they had come to stop them at the behest of Subhash Chandalia, president of the sangh. They also alleged that the accused also poured some suspicious substance  into the engines of their tractors. Meanwhile, Shiv Prasad Sharma, Commissioner, MC, forwarded ...
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Tourists make a beeline for Rohtang Pass 21.5.2018 The Tribune

Our Correspondent

MANALI, MAY 20

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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Nullah pollution takes toll on villages 21.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 20 Villagers residing near the area where the Buddha Nullah merges into the Sutlej continue to suffer as the successive governments in the state have failed to check pollution in the nullah. The project, ‘Abatement of pollution in Buddha Nullah’, has failed to see the light of day for the past four years. The villagers have blamed toxic water of the nullah for the spread of hepatitis and cancer in the area. They have said the successive governments and MCs have failed to act against industries and residential areas releasing chemical waste and untreated sewage into the nullah. Two contrasting shades of water (black on the Ludhiana side and relatively clear on the other) are still visible near Walipur Kalan village where the nullah merges into the Sutlej. Residents of Walipur Kalan, Walipur Khurd, Talwandi Nau Abad, Kot Umra, Salempur and other villages have been demanding a check on pollution in the nullah for a long time, but to no avail. Tankers of various factories ...
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Residents suffer as vacant plots turn garbage dumps 21.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Bathinda, May 20 Notwithstanding the Municipal Corporation (MC) order to construct a boundary wall around vacant plots in the city, most vacant plots have been converted into a garbage dump and have become a nuisance for those residing near them. It is pertinent to mention here that last year the MC had made it mandatory for all vacant plot owners to construct a boundary wall around their plot, otherwise strict action will be initiated against them under Sections 323 and 324 of the MC Act and under which they will have to pay a penalty of Rs 500 to Rs 2,000. Interestingly, since the regularisation of this order the MC has only issued 300 challans to the violators under Section 323 of the MC Act. According to sources, the MC has not been able to identify owners of the vacant plots, which have been converted into garbage dumps. Besides, the vacant plots which are disputed (over ownership) the MC did not ensure any action against them. As a result, the illegal practice of dumping ...
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One killed, many injured in road mishaps 21.5.2018 The Tribune
Bathinda, May 20 A person was killed while many injured in road mishaps in the district recently. In the first incident, a person was killed after a truck rammed into a motorcycle at Jeeda village. The deceased has been identified as Gursewak Singh, a resident of Romana Ajit Singhwala village. In a complaint lodged by Surjit Singh, a resident of the same village, it has been stated that the truck rammed into the motorcycle of his nephew Gursewak Singh at Jeeda village, which led to his death. The police have registered a case under Sections 304-A, 279, 337, 338 and 427 of the IPC against driver Mohinder Singh, a resident of Jammu and Kashmir, at the Nehiawala police station. However, no arrest has been made so far. In another incident, Harbans Singh, a resident of Paras Ram Nagar, was injured when Prashotam Kumar, while reversing a truck, hit the victim.  A case under Sections 279 and 338 of the IPC has been registered against the accused at the Canal Colony police station. A resident of Baba Farid Nagar ...
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Online payment facility for Siolim residents 21.5.2018 B & C – The Navhind Times
HDFC Bank  partnered with Siolim-Marna Village Panchayat to set up an online tax payment gateway for the residents. With the launch of the gateway, residents will now be able to make payments for tax collections online for various services like house tax, electricity tax, garbage tax and professional tax payments in a quick and convenient ...
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Capital city on floodplain will be disastrous: Rajendra Singh 21.5.2018 Hindu: Cities
CM chose wrong path and not listening to experts, he says
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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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Brand waste audit to push for EPR 20.5.2018 Hindu: Cities
The pan-India activity is being conducted in 3 public places, 5 DWCCs in Bengaluru
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Himachal looks for ways to bail out hotels with illegal structures 20.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Shimla, May 19 In a quandary over the fate of 2,000 hotels that have come up in flagrant violation of norms, the Himachal Pradesh Government is contemplating changes in development plans to regularise illegal constructions — about 25,000 of them — in Manali, Shimla and Kasauli, it is learnt.  With the Supreme Court, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) and the Himachal Pradesh High Court taking a stern view of the laxity in allowing unauthorised structures, the state government is desperately looking for a way out. The issue has become all the more serious with an Assistant Town Planner and a PWD worker losing their lives during a demolition drive in Kasauli earlier this month (May 1).  “We are considering certain changes in development plans of towns so as to allow hoteliers some flexibility in norms. One of these is that instead of parking at the road level, they be allowed to have the reception there,” said sources in the Town and Country Planning Department. The entire exercise is ...
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BMC allows agencies to trim trees without its nod 20.5.2018 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Civic body has even roped in 2 pvt agencies  Mumbai : The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC),
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Sewage channel, a bane of Samanatham 20.5.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Chemical units, welding shops discharge waste into drain
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A start-up project that aims to resolve solid waste issues, provide alternate livelihood to wastepickers 20.5.2018 Pune – The Indian Express
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