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Singapore-based chef creates unconventional menu with his Mumbai counterpart 18.11.2017
"Some of my interviews are really bold, and I have been told to be prim and proper. So, no dirty jokes today," Singapore-based chef Bjorn Shen, who is in the city to create a collaborative menu at Social for the Singapore Weekender in collaboration with St+Art India Foundation, jokes. Grilled Halloumi Dressed in brown chinos and a white shirt, Bjorn has a maverick air about himself. The chef, who finds people-management tedious, and easily breaks phones, either by throwing and smashing them or dunking them in the toilet pot, earned the title of a rebel early on in his career, when he dropped out of Le Cordon Bleu and opened Artichoke in 2010. "No one names themselves that. We were known for doing things against the trend, of course, not on purpose. Burrata So, they named me rebel, bad boy and even renegade," says Shen, who has no qualms describing his style as rebellious. From a fried chicken skin ice cream, to an (anti)salad made from the snack aisle of a supermarket, and a dish of instant noodles he ...
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BMC to distribute recycled sewage water in Mumbai 18.11.2017 news
Mumbai is likely to get 1,700 MLD of treated water every day for non-potable use in few years time. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is developing a parallel network to distribute recycled sewage water, and has appointed consultants to draw the plan. The other good news for the civic body is that after revised discharged norms were notified by the MoEF for the construction of sewage treatment plants, there will be a dip in the project cost by almost 20%. File picture of a sewage plant in the city, for representational purposes only A sigh of relief Under the Mumbai Sewerage Disposal Project (MSDP) – 2, the civic body has plans to construct and upgrade seven waste water treatment facilities or sewerage treatment plants (STP) at Colaba, Worli, Dharavi, Bandra, Bhandup, Ghatkopar and Malad to treat sewage to the level where the water can be reused. While MSDP-2 estimated at Rs12,000 crore was supposed to be completed 10 years back, except for the plant at Colaba, the other treatment plants are ...
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Unsafe buildings razed 18.11.2017 Hindu: Madurai
Complying with the government order to demolish unsafe and structurally weak buildings, Collector A. Sivagnanam has ordered officials to identify old and unusable public buildings in the district.A c...
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Chennai: Lack of funds hits Rs 3,000 crore projects 18.11.2017
Chennai: Shortage of funds in TN local bodies has come as a cropper stalling major infrastructure proposals across the state. Projects worth more than Rs 3,000 crore starting from flyovers, subways, integrated drinking water projects and new stormwater drains in Chennai and other parts of the state are pending for the past three years and some of the projects are all set to be shelved, confirmed confidential sources with secretariat. In Chennai, the city corporation has already stalled proposals like construction of new flyovers at Valluvar Kottam, Chetpet, Mandaveli, Egmore and commissioning of Amma theatre and Amma weekly markets, which were earlier announced in corporation council. The extension of Usman Road flyover in T Nagar and construction of multi storey parking lots also remains a non-starter. "There are no signs of major projects coming to TN and the Japan consortium which earlier assured funding for stormwater drains and other civic infrastructure projects had also expressed lack of ...
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NGT refuses to quash environmental clearance to Amaravati 18.11.2017 PTI: All news
NGT refuses to quash environmental clearance to Amaravati
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Gates to help UP fight infant diseases, improve hygiene 18.11.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Lucknow, November 17 The Yogi Adityanath government would soon sign an MoU with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to step up its campaign for vaccination of infants against the dreaded Japanese encephalitis that has been claiming lives on a regular basis in Gorakhpur. At a meeting between the Microsoft founder-philanthropist Bill Gates, his wife Melinda and UP CM Yogi and their officials here today, it was decided that the MoU for a five-year contract would take up general health issues of young mothers and their newborns along with allied issues. CM Yogi admitted that vaccination against Japanese encephalitis and acute encephalitis syndrome could not be effective without a special sanitation drive and safe drinking water and sewage in the villages in the catchment area of 38 districts of eastern Uttar Pradesh. The CM said improving the quality of care at Gorakhpur’s Baba Raghav Das Medical College where 70 infants had died within the first five days of November was the ...
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Fuel station owners told to construct public toilets 18.11.2017 The Tribune

Amritsar, November 17

The Municipal Corporation today asked petrol pump owners to construct public toilets on their premises.

A meeting regarding sanitation facilities at petrol pumps of the city was held at the Municipal Corporation office.

It was held under the supervision of municipal health officer Dr Raju Chowan and representatives of petrol pumps attended it.

Dr Chowan told the representatives that it was the duty of the petrol pump owners to provide required sanitation facilities to the general public.

He said that owners must install signboards about the availability of public toilet at the petrol station to facilitate people. Dr Chowan strictly asked representatives to maintain cleanliness around 100 m of the petrol pump.

He also instructed the chief sanitary inspector and sanitary inspector to monitor the drive. — TNS

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School qualifies for national contest 18.11.2017 The Tribune

Tribune News Service

Karnal, November 17

As many as four students of Dyal Singh Public School, Sector-7, have qualified for the National Level Science Exhibition to be held at Science City, Ahmedabad, from December 27 to 31.

School students — Chirag, Muskan, Komal and Prerna — had prepared a model on ‘e-toilet,’ which works on electricity produced by bio-waste. The model was appreciated at the state level science exhibition held in Jhajjar from November 11 to 12.

As many as 35 schools had participated in the exhibition held in Jhajjar. The objective of the exhibition was to inculcate scientific temperament amongst the youth. A team of four students represented the school in the junior category.

They had prepared a model on waste water treatment plant.

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The superbugs of Hyderabad 18.11.2017 Hindu: Op-Ed
Effluent from pharmaceutical companies contain high concentrations of antibiotics that are turning the city’s lakes and sewers into breeding grounds of drug-resistant superbugs. Priyanka Pulla reports on a terrifying threat that could hasten the end of the antibiotic era
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National Green Tribunal gives nod to Amaravati 18.11.2017
Hyderabad: In a massive relief for the AP government, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday accorded approval for construction of the capital city Amaravati. It observed that there was no better site than the one presented before the tribunal. While declining to set aside the environmental clearance granted for the capital city project on October 9, 2015, a three-member bench of the NGT said, "We hold and declare that the project falls under category "B" of the EIA Notification of 2006, and thus the imposition of additional conditions would be necessary." NGT Bench: Various factors balanced while giving the nod  The bench comprising chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar, Justice Raghuvendra S. Rathore and expert member Bik-ram Singh Sajwan made it clear that the conditions put forth by the NGT would be applied mutatis mutandis (making necessary alterations while not affecting the main point at issue) to the conditions mentioned in the environmental    clearance ...
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‘Careless attitude of school observed in boy’s death’ 18.11.2017 Hindu: News
Akkalaigudem Collector reviews civil infrastructure at ZPHS; finds toilets unusable
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Sewage enters apartment premises 18.11.2017 Hindu: News
Pollutes underground drinking water sump
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Women demand ‘Right To Pee’ 18.11.2017 Hindu: News
Campaign launched to highlight the lack of clean and safe public toilets in the city
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Transgenders’ issues to be taken up too 18.11.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, November 17 After the UT Transgender Welfare Board raised issues of transgenders with Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh, it has decided to discuss these for the first time during the upcoming Syndicate meeting on November 19.  The first issue is about hostel accommodation for transgenders and for that two to three rooms need to be earmarked. They are also facing difficulty in getting food, which can be provided to them at subsidised rates at the university hostel or mess. There are issues of providing scholarships, fee waiver and textbooks. Separate washrooms are yet to be provided to them in university departments while the construction of a toilet for them has been completed at the Student Centre.  There has also been a issue of starting a cell to deal with cases of discrimination against them. The office note of the PU says that since there is no provision for any welfare scheme or reservation policy for transgenders, various issues concerning them need to be ...
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Pollution board urged not to ‘harass’ hoteliers 18.11.2017 The Tribune
Srinagar: The J&K Hoteliers Club on Friday urged the J&K Pollution Control Board (JKPCB) not to harass the hoteliers of Gulmarg in north Kashmir. A JKHC statement said a meeting of the club’s Special Assistance Committee was held where the issue of sewage treatment plants of Gulmarg hotels was discussed. The club urged the JKPCB not to ‘harass the hoteliers of Gulmarg for running STPs as the hotels have zero occupancy’. “The repair and renovation of Boulevard Road hotels should be given priority as the hoteliers need day-to-day upgrade of their establishments,” the statement said. The meeting was held under the chairmanship of Mohammad Afzal Parray while JKHC chairman Mushtaq Ahmad Chaya and secretary general Tariq Rashid Ghani were also present. TNS Govt forms panel to consolidate SROs Jammu: The government has set up a committee to consolidate all Sadr-e-Riyasat Ordinances (SROs) issued by various departments on the same subject to avoid over-lapping. “The panel  will be headed by Mohammad Rafi ...
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Rajouri petrol pumps short on basic facilities 18.11.2017 The Tribune

Shyam Sood

Rajouri, November 17

More than 57 per cent petrol pumps situated across Rajouri district do not fulfil the guidelines laid down by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Government of India.

This came to light when the district administration conducted a survey today under a state government circular.

Under the circular, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhry, Deputy Commissioner, had constituted various teams under the supervision of Subdistrict Magistrates and Tehsildars concerned to check petrol pumps.

The teams simultaneously conducted surprise checking of 21 petrol pumps operating in the district and found that only nine had all the basic amenities for the consumers.

Under the ministry’s guidelines, all petrol pumps must have facilities like toilets, drinking water, free air pressure check, fire safety and overall security.

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Swachh drive goes for toss in Hiranagar sector 18.11.2017 The Tribune
Sanjay Pathak Kathua, November 17 Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious Swachh Bharat Abhiyan has fallen flat in villages along the Zero Line on the International Border (IB) in Kathua as people, particularly women and girls, are forced to defecate in the open due to non-availability of toilets. Union Minister in the PMO Jitendra Singh, who is also the local Member of Parliament, had on September 15 last year announced the open defecation-free campaign in the state from Kathua district. Under the campaign, 1,120 multi-purpose toilets were to be built in collaboration with the Sulabh International in the Hiranagar sector. The estimated cost of the project was of Rs 4.40 crore. The project envisaged providing a safe and secure environment to women in border belts as in other places. In border areas, women go outdoors for ablution, but as there is continuous patrolling by security personnel and incidents of cross-border firing, it becomes difficult for them to venture out at night. As many as 196 toilets ...
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Development has gone for a holiday, says Rawat 18.11.2017 The Tribune
Dehradun, November 17  Former Chief Minister Harish Rawat today alleged that development had “gone for a holiday” as the BJP government in the state had failed to deliver. To buttress his charge, the Congress leader claimed that roads dug up in the city for laying underground sewage conduits during his tenure had not been repaired and that schools in the hills have become non-functional. “Nothing is being done by any government department. Be it education, irrigation, public works or any other department. Each of them has come to a standstill. Development in Uttarakhand has virtually gone for a holiday,” Rawat told reporters here. Claiming that his government had left enough money in the state exchequer,  to meet needs for at least four months, Rawat alleged that no fresh revenue collection had been made by the present dispensation during that period. Expressing shock at the reduction in Central grants to Uttarakhand despite the funding pattern for the state being restored to the 90:10 ratio, he said ...
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Mayor plans Pink toilets in the city 17.11.2017 Deccan Herald - State
After the introduction of reserved parking system and pink autos for women, Mayor R Sampath Raj plans to study about setting up pink toilets for women in the city, similar to Delhi model. "I cannot say that we are introducing the pink toilets now. There are space constraints in the city. There is a plan and we will be studying about it. We will see what to do in the coming days," said Mayor R Sampath Raj. When asked why is the corporation planning the pink toilets when it finds it difficult to maintain the existing public toilets, he said: "We are just planning to look at the proposed idea. It is for the betterment of women. The maintenance and other challenges come only after the implementation of the project," said Raj. Members of South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) had visited the city municipal corporation and there was an exchange of ideas about various programmes and initiatives that have been undertaken in both cities. During the visit, Narendra Chawla, chairman, Appointments, Promotions, ...
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NGT refuses to quash environmental clearance to Amaravati 17.11.2017 The Tribune
New Delhi, November 17 The National Green Tribunal on Friday refused to set aside the environmental clearance granted to Amaravati, the proposed capital of Andhra Pradesh, saying that the prohibitory order would “jeopardise the financial interest” of the state and degrade the environment. The green panel, however, said that the project falls under the ‘Category B of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification of 2006’ and imposition of additional conditions in the environmental clearance (EC) were necessary. While allowing the construction, the tribunal said the project was being undertaken as a necessity of executive and legislative decisions and a state has to have its Capital. “Large-scale works of the project have already been executed at huge public expense and any prohibitory directions at this stage would not only jeopardise the financial interest of the state but would also become a serious environmental issue...,” the NGT said. The apex environmental watchdog directed the project ...
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