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NT update 22.10.2017 The Navhind Times
Fatal accident at Demani Kunkalli, tourist riding ‘rent-a-bike’ loses life after collision with tempo traveller. Highway blocked for 1 hour.
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NT update 22.10.2017 The Navhind Times
Ryan Gomes, husband of a local panch detained by Verna Police after verbal clashes at Kutthali Gram Sabha. Sarpanch files Police complaint.
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Solar power must for big buildings 22.10.2017 DNA: Top News
The sunny state of Rajasthan tends to tilt the clear skies in its favour, charging urban development with solar power.The unified building bylaws implemented in the state make harnessing solar power an essential component for large mansions and public spaces.The bylaws have also attempted to address the issue of water scarcity by making water recycling mandatory at all development projects.The bylaws applicable across the state also grant five per cent additional construction area for ‘green buildings.’ Now, hospitals, hotels, hostels, lodges, community centres and even residential buildings proposed on plots of more than 500 square metres will be required to make provision for solar infrastructure to light up public spaces and corridors. “Such measures have been adopted in several countries, we too need to move in the direction. It might come as an additional expense but is much needed,” says Divya Pandya, promoter of a private architect firm. The developer’s too have welcomed the decision as necessary ...
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Why the city may not be ready for rain 22.10.2017 Hindu: News
Citing non-completion of projects, residents and activists say they have reason to fear water logging; Corporation officials claim things are under control
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Kancheepuram Collector warns of action against people polluting environment 22.10.2017 Hindu: News
Stern action will be taken against those hoarding waste plastic and rubbish, Kancheepuram Collector P. Ponnaiah said here on Saturday. He was inspecting dengue prevention initiatives undertaken at th...
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Protests mount over continuance of PCB chief 22.10.2017
Kochi: Protests are mounting over the state government"s decision to allow PCB chairman K. Sajeevan to continue despite serious corruption allegations and vigilance cases against him. Though the National Green Tribunal has asked him to leave from the post of on June 8, the government failed to find a replacement and allowed him to continue in violation of norms.   "There are reports that the state government will be given another three-year extension to Mr Sajeevan as PCB chief. He has already completed 34 years in service and served as chairman for eight years. There are widespread complaints against him over violation of norms in issuing and renewing licences to industrial units, giving environmental awards to industries, appointments of consultancies, appointments of staff and project implementation," said an official at PCB on condition of anonymity. In October last year, to a question raised by P.T. Thomas MLA in the Assembly, chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the ...
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A day in the life of a ‘good morning squad’ of Pune municipal corporation 22.10.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Diwali gone, but waste heaps dot city roads 22.10.2017 The Tribune
Avneet Kaur Jalandhar, October 21 After Diwali celebrations, garbage heaps can be seen at various places in the city as the Municipal Corporation (MC) has failed to find a permanent solution to the problem of waste disposal. The city has been facing the problem of garbage lifting and disposal for the past many years. With the absence of a dedicated garbage collection service by the civic body, the bins, due to their less capacity, remain filled and garbage scattered throughout the day, showing the plight of the Swachh Bharat project in the city. Vehicles of the MC collect waste from many posh colonies, but the residents of other localities are bearing the brunt. Kaushal Singh, a resident of the city, said, “The approach of the MC towards garbage collection is biased. But it takes full measures for posh areas, while the others lie neglected. Many residential areas and market places across the city are littered with wrappers and cracker waste and are not cleared yet.” Officials of the MC said they were ...
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Telangana: Four lakh fish die in Edulabad Lake due to toxic leachate 22.10.2017
Hyderabad: About 4 lakh fish have been found dead over three days including Saturday at the 600-acre Lakshminarayana Cheruvu in Edulabad outside the Outer Ring Road. The mammoth fish kill was said to have been caused by toxic leachate from the Jawaharnagar dump yard, which is about 20 km upstream from the Lakshminarayana Cheruvu. The fish kill was first noticed on Diwali, October 19. There are five lakes between the dump yard and Lakshminarayana Cheruvu, and complaints had been lodged regarding leachate pollution.  "The leachate flows through Dammaiguda, Rampally, Ghatkesar and then into the Edulabad lake," said Mr E. Balaiah, Medchal district fisheries officer. "There was an overflow from the leachate into the downstream lakes during the heavy rains. Locals from Karmikanagar and Haridaspally added to it by cutting the bund to release water and prevent overflow to save their land. This led to the leachate overflowing into downstream lakes," said Mr Koteshwara M., ...
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Clean Buddha Nullah — still a distant dream 22.10.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 21 The Municipal Corporation has failed to check the dumping of solid waste into the Buddha Nullah despite spending around Rs80 lakh on de-silting and removal of solid waste from this highly-polluted drain in the past six months. The MC allocates lakhs of rupees for de-silting of the nullah every year in its annual budget, but it has failed to find out any permanent solution so far. Thus, residents living in the areas around the Buddha Nullah are a harried lot. Apart from dumping solid waste, the untreated industrial waste and sewerage are also being released into the nullah for the past five decades in different areas under the jurisdiction of the MC, as the sewerage treatment plants (STPs) are not being upgraded. Notably, a major project ‘Abatement of Pollution in Buddha Nullah’ and upgrade of STPs is hanging fire for three years. The previous SAD-BJP government had assigned the task to Engineers India Limited (EIL) to prepare a detailed project report (DPR) in ...
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The Watch That Keeps Rebellion 22.10.2017 Eye – The Indian Express
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Citizens demand quick remedial action, early warning systems 21.10.2017 deccanherald.com
The rains this time around wreaked havoc in the city, and in certain extreme cases resulted in the loss of innocent lives. There has been a lot of discussion on the severity of rains particularly in the last two months, which effectively brought the city to its knees. Heres what a cross-section of people feel should be done to avoid a repeat of the disaster next year. The enormity of the problem comes to the fore while interacting with people living in low lying areas that bore the brunt of the rain damage. B N Ratnakar from HSR layout says that the rains this time around were quite extreme and the city was ill prepared for it. He attributes it to the flaws of civic agencies such as the BBMP and BWSSB. The technical flaws, he says, are plenty: Faulty routing of storm water, lack of proper de-silting of drains prior to the rains, excessive accumulation of garbage in the form of plastic and non-biodegradable items such as thermocol and construction material. Ratnakar feels a comprehensive assessment of the ...
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‘No need to overhaul a system that works’ 21.10.2017 Hindu: Delhi
Tiwari against merger of civic bodies, wants more efficiency
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Swacha Bharat: lip service or sincere effort 21.10.2017 Video News – The Navhind Times
Is Swacha Bharat really happening? Not in Cuncolim Market. The toilet here is left unclean which makes it difficult for common person to use it. Or garbage on Panaji’s streets
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Clean chit 21.10.2017 Hindu: Crafts
Temples are using technology to keep the surroundings spotless
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Dumping municipal waste on vacant plots: Swachh Bharat, the Noida way 21.10.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Why no regular chairperson of DPCC, BJP questions AAP 21.10.2017 Delhi – The Indian Express
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Chandigarh MC issues 80 challans for post-Diwali litter 21.10.2017 Chandigarh – The Indian Express
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Solar energy to run your home 21.10.2017 tribuneindia.com
Himanshu Yadav Electricity is the most vital form of energy that is constantly used in our homes and offices.  But its prohibitive cost as well as increasing carbon footprint have opened a huge window for alternate sources of energy. With a one-time investment scenario and being the cleanest way of producing electricity, solar energy offers a constant supply adding ease to your electricity bills and keeping the environment clean. Over the years several types of solar-energy powered equipment have entered our homes. Here are some of the ways in which a modern energy-efficient home can benefit from ‘solar power:   Store electricity: You can fulfil electricity needs at your home by using a storage. The implementation is pretty much easy and most of the time the equipment & service provider installs the systems and connect to the main system securely.      Pool and hot tubs: Solar power units use solar energy to heat the water and clean pools. The implementation of this system will be same as that of heating ...
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CM not keen on setting up NGT bench in state 21.10.2017 The Navhind Times
PANAJI: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday reiterated that he is not in favour of establishing a circuit bench of the National Green Tribunal in Goa. He said the government has already made its stand clear that Pune was proving to be logistically inconvenient and a significant drain on the public exchequer. “I still stand ...
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