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Gangetic dolphins sighted in highly polluted pockets of Hooghly 23.3.2017 life and style
Representational image Kolkata: Experts from Worldwide Fund for Nature-India, who mapped the abundance of and threats to Gangetic dolphins in the Hooghly, say one of the most "striking features" of the study was that the endangered mammals were sighted in highly polluted pockets of the river. The study was conducted by observing and counting dolphins from the riverbank at specific locations along the 534-km stretch of the Hooghly in West Bengal. The current global population of the species is between 1,200 and 1,800 individuals. "We sighted around 75 to 80 dolphins, between Farakka and Ganga Sagar, during the period. We know that in locations where pollution levels and man-made disturbances are high, dolphins are usually not found. However, there are some highly-polluted points such as Kolaghat and Gadiara where we sighted the mammals. "If we take measures now, if we can reduce the level of pollution and generate awareness, then we can protect them," Saswati Sen, State Director, WWF-India, West Bengal, ...
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Minister applauded for speaking Hindi in Lok Sabha 23.3.2017 TOI: India
Responding to a question on lack of drinking water facilities for tea garden workers in West Bengal, Ramesh Jigajinagi, who hails from Karnataka, said in Hindi that if such a problem exists, it will be "finished" (nipta denge).
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UK Parliament terror attack: Donald Trump Jr faces backlash for attacking London Mayor 23.3.2017 dnaindia3964
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Armed with broom, UP Minister cleans office, corridor 23.3.2017 India – The Indian Express
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About 50 Indonesian farmers cement feet to protest factory 23.3.2017
Jakarta: About 50 farmers and activists opposed to a cement factory in Indonesia's Central Java province have encased their feet in concrete during a days long protest in Jakarta, the capital. Farmers in the village of Kendeng have battled against plans for the factory for years, saying it could taint their water. The factory is now more or less complete and the owner, state-owned Cement Indonesia, has said it will create jobs and boost the local economy. The ongoing protest was overshadowed this week by the death of one of the women involved. A legal aid foundation supporting the protesters said Patmi, 48, died of a heart attack early Tuesday. Muhamad Isnur, a lawyer at the foundation, said the death of Patmi, who went by one name, "won't stop us. On the contrary, it will magnify our movement." Anis Maftuhin, who said he represents the majority of Kendeng people who support the factory, defended it as a better alternative to mining the Karst mountains in the area. He said Cement Indonesia has built a ...
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South Korean ferry that sank 3 years ago lifted from sea 23.3.2017
Seoul: A 6,800-ton South Korean ferry emerged from the water on Thursday, nearly three years after it capsized and sank into violent seas off the country's southwestern coast, an emotional moment for the country that continues to search for closure to one of its deadliest disasters ever. More than 300 people — most of whom were students on a high school trip — died when the Sewol sank on April 16, 2014, touching off an outpouring of national grief and soul searching about long-ignored public safety and regulatory failures. The public outrage over what was seen as a botched rescue job by the government contributed to the recent ouster of Park Geun-hye as president. Workers on two barges began the salvaging operation Wednesday night, rolling up 66 cables connected to a frame of metal beams divers spent months putting beneath the ferry, which had been lying on its left side in about 44 meters (144 feet) of water. By 3:45 a.m., Sewol's stabilizer surfaced from the water. About an hour later, the ...
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FEATURE-Rural women lead fight against infant mortality in DR Congo 23.3.2017 DNA: Health
By Christopher Clark MBANZA-NGUNGU, Congo, March 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A s a nurse in rural Democratic Republic of Congo where health facilities are scarce and patients often arrive too late for treatment, Jeanne Empunda is used to dealing with child deaths.
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Sea ice extent dips to record lows at both poles: NASA 23.3.2017 DNA: Evolutions
Arctic sea ice reached a record low wintertime maximum extent on March 7, researchers said.
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Sri Lankan naval agencies detain 16 Indian fishermen 23.3.2017 TOI: Cities
Sri Lankan naval agencies detained 16 Indian fishermen and their two trawlers on Wednesday night for poaching in the territorial waters of the island nation.
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Thousands of fish die after liquor-making raw materials dumped into river 23.3.2017 News - Videos - The Times of India

Thousands of fish die after liquor-making raw materials dumped into river


Former shelter dog helps save 3-year-old girl, left naked and alone 23.3.2017 international
Rapid River: A former shelter dog in Michigan is being credited with saving the life of a 3-year-old girl who was found naked and alone in freezing weather. The Delta Animal Shelter shared a letter on Facebook from the family of Peanut, an abused dog that arrived at the shelter nearly a year ago. The family writes that Peanut alerted her owner that she wanted to go outside Friday and took him to a field behind the house on Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The owner found the little girl, brought her inside and called 911. The Delta County Sheriff's Office confirms the story and says the girl is OK. Authorities say they found the parents nearby in a residence with "unsafe and unsanitary living conditions." The girl and another young girl were removed from the home. Prosecutors are reviewing the case. Read Full Facebook ...
With increasing urbanisation, new nutrition challenges for India 23.3.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
Less than 11% of the world was suffering from undernourishment globally
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Lok Sabha remembers Bhagat Singh; condemns London terror attack 23.3.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
Sumitra Mahajan recalled the contribution of the three freedom fighters to the freedom struggle
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Sea of trouble testing BP mettle draws $10 billion ONGC bet 23.3.2017 ET: Oil & Gas
ONGC plans to invest in a region off India’s east coast to help boost natural gas output and raise crude flows, said Tapas Kumar Sengupta, its director for offshore operations.
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REC to provide Rs 4,650 cr financial assistance to DVC 23.3.2017 HBL: Home
State-run Rural Electrification Corp today said it will provide financial assistance of Rs 4,650 crore to Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC). This assistance will be for ongoing and upcoming projects...
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Pakistani artist’s Sci-Fi touch to everyday-life scenes are more than what meets the eye 23.3.2017 Lifestyle – The Indian Express
India ashamed of sexuality, physicality: Actress Radhika Apte 23.3.2017 rssa.at
A patch of edible delights 23.3.2017 Hindu: Home
Why focus on a specific vegetable? Mixed food is a sustainable model for kitchen gardening
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Three held for attacking and robbing techie in Chennai 23.3.2017 TOI: Chennai
Police have arrested three men, including a central government employee, for assaulting and robbing a 23-year-old software engineer in Chennai.
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Sea ice extent dips to record lows at both poles: NASA 23.3.2017 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
Sea ice extent at the Arctic and around Antarctica hit a record low earlier this month, according to NASA scientists.Arctic sea ice reached a record low wintertime maximum extent on March 7, researchers said.On the opposite side of the planet, on March 3 sea ice around Antarctica hit its lowest extent ever recorded by satellites at the end of summer in the Southern Hemisphere, a surprising turn of events after decades of moderate sea ice expansion.On February 13, the combined Arctic and Antarctic sea ice numbers were at their lowest point since satellites began to continuously measure sea ice
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