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Constructing toilets anywhere under the guise of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is illegal, says Bombay High Court 20.1.2018 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai: In an embarrassing turn to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cleanliness campaign, the Bombay
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Modi pitches for simultaneous parliament, assembly polls, slams caste politics 20.1.2018
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday made a strong pitch for simultaneous parliament and assembly polls, as he slammed caste politics and decried the abundance of allegations in place of constructive criticism of his economic policy. In a wide-ranging hour-long interview with Zee News television, PM Modi said the polls should be like festivals such as Holi -- you throw colour and even mud on that day and forget about it until the next time. Instead, "from logistical view, the country always seems to be in an election mode now," he said. "One election finishes, the second starts." Having simultaneous parliament, assembly, civic and panchayat polls, once every five years and completed within a month or so, will save money, resources and manpower, given that a large section of security forces, bureaucracy and political machinery seems to be devoted for 100, 150 to 200 days every year on electioneering, he said. "If the elections are held together the country will be ...
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B'luru: Bellandur lake catches fire, 5000 Armymen douse blaze 20.1.2018
Bengaluru: A huge fire emanated from the highly polluted Bellandur lake, the biggest water body of the city, giving anxious moments to hundreds of residents living nearby. The locals noticed huge clouds of smoke billowing from the lake replete with sewage, chemical effluents and construction debris. The fire was in the middle of the wetlands, fire brigade officials said. Soon pictures and videos of the smoke and fire went viral even as various government agencies and Defence personnel doused the blaze, which also raised concerns about apathy of civic agencies towards a recurring problem in the lake. According to Defence officials, a strong contingent of 5,000 army jawans of the ASC centre led by Major General N S Rajpurohit doused the fire in the lake. Spread over 1,000 acres near the infotech hub, the lake is highly contaminated receiving 60 per cent of the sewage generated in the city. The lake is in bad shape despite the National Green Tribunal pulling up the government and its various agencies for ...
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PM Modi interview with Zee News: Top 10 key takeaways 20.1.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
In an exclusive interview with Zee News Editor-in-Chief Sudhir Chaudhary, PM Modi on Friday addressed the performance of his government, the economy, and the road ahead for the party and India. In addition, he also spoke of his trip to Davos for the World Economic Forum. Here are some takeaways 1. Showcasing India at Davos “Davos is a major platform in the financial world. Top business leaders gather there to deliberate upon the economic future of the world. India is the centre of attraction for the entire world. There are two reasons for that. First, our GDP is growing at a fast pace - and this has been accepted by leading agencies like the World Bank, Moody's etc. Second, due to our strong democratic values. It's a unique combination of both in India. And that's what has evoked everyone's interest. So it's an opportunity for India to showcase itself on a global platform like WEF in Davos," said PM Modi. 2. Budget 2018 "My government has only one agenda for Budget - and that is development. And that's ...
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GST, note ban not the only achievements of my Govt, says Modi 20.1.2018 India News | Get Live Updates Of UP Polls, 2017 And Other Breaking News And Analysis On Politics And Current Affairs From India
''Sabka saath, sabka vikas is my mantra' and whatever is required for that, his government has been doing and will do,' PM said.
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Bengaluru | 5,000 army jawans douse Bellandur lake fire 20.1.2018 DNA: Opinion
On Friday, a huge fire was reported from Bengaluru’s highly-polluted Bellandur lake, the biggest water body of the city, giving anxious moments to hundreds of residents living nearby. The locals noticed huge clouds of smoke billowing from the lake replete with sewage, chemical effluents and construction debris. The fire was in the middle of the wetlands, fire brigade officials said. Soon pictures and videos of the smoke and fire went viral even as various government agencies and Defence personnel doused the blaze, which also raised concerns about apathy of civic agencies towards a recurring problem in the lake. According to Defence officials, a strong contingent of 5,000 army jawans of the ASC centre led by Major General N S Rajpurohit doused the fire in the lake. Spread over 1,000 acres near the infotech hub, the lake is highly contaminated receiving 60 per cent of the sewage generated in the city. The lake is in bad shape despite the National Green Tribunal pulling up the government and its various ...
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Families living near Ooty Lake demand better toilet facilities 20.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Hundreds of families living in the densely populated residential area of Kasturibai Colony along the Ooty Lake Road near Khandal, continue to defecate in the open as they do not have access to clean a...
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Kamala Mill owner had taken approval for IT office 20.1.2018 Metros | The Asian Age
But he used the place for restopubs, says BMC report.
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Ecoistic: How green was our valley! 20.1.2018
Miles of green cover fetched Bengaluru its famous sobriquet, Garden City of India, before which it was celebrated as the land of lakes.  The city's undulating landscape and overall topography made it conducive to this extensive vegetation - Bengaluru lies in a transition zone where several types of climate merge. We experience tropical summers and  pleasant, cool winters. This has, in turn, helped species from all over the world to flourish. Lal Bagh The Green cover that Bengaluru once had earned the city's its loved sobriquet: The Garden City of India. Before that, it was celebrated as the land of lakes. It is all because of the city's  undulating landscape and the overall topography which gave more scope of having the green cover. Bengaluru  lies in a transition zone meaning that there are different types of climate merged; tropical climate we find during summers and after that we find pleasant and cool winters. The climate has in turn helped species even from the ...
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Bengaluru: The Bellandur inferno 20.1.2018
Bengaluru: Bengaluru's largest lake combusted and exploded at around noon on Friday emitting smoke and fire for almost seven hours, with attempts to douse it failing as fresh fires were reported again at two separate places after sundown, with the unending stream of toxic smoke billowing into  homes and apartments surrounding the lake as well as into the upmarket residential and commercial neighbourhood of Koramangla till late into the night.  "There was ash all over my garden," said one shocked resident, adding "it was getting difficult to breathe, " setting off fears for the health of the young and the elderly. Officials from the Bangalore Development Authority which is tasked with keeping the city's 262 lakes and tanks clean had no answer on why Bellandur had combusted, although city activists and conservationists say that despite all the talk, the task of policing the flow of untreated sewage into the lake was a major challenge. The release of methane could be ...
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Bombay HC: BMC can't build toilets anywhere 20.1.2018 Metros | The Asian Age
He added that apart from its foul stench the society residents are troubled by breeding of mosquitoes, rats and other insects and animals.
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Reality belies P'kula ODF tag claim 20.1.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Panchkula, January 19 While the Haryana Government has declared Panchkula as open defecation-free (ODF), but it seems that the ODF tag is only on papers. It can be gauged from the fact that on daily basis, various teams of the Municipal Corporation issue challans to violators who defecate in open. Sources said the MC has issued around 120 challans of Rs 500 each to those defecating in open. The problem of open defection is rampant in Gandhi Colony in Panchkula, Kalka, Pinjore, etc. Rajesh Jogpal, MC Commissioner, said: “We have formed 21 teams. Members regularly visit colonies where open defecation is rampant during the morning hours and make people aware about the side effects of defecating in the open.” He said they would soon put up 11 mobile toilets in the colonies where people are demanding more such toilets. Besides, they will get donations of more than 20 toilets, which will be put up in other areas, he added. An MC official said they tried to convince people to go and use ...
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Residents raise issues as Badnore inspects sectors 20.1.2018 The Tribune

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 19

Punjab Governor and UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore today inspected three southern sectors.

At Sector 51, people met him and apprised him of problems like wild growth of grass. They said it encouraged criminal activities.

MC officials showed him a garden in Sector 51, which was in good condition, and not the one adjoining the green belt, which is in bad shape. The adjoining garden has broken benches and is ill-maintained. 

Sector 50 residents raised a demand for a market in their sector. They told the Administrator that green belts did not have toilets. 

Earlier, during a visit to the Fragrance Garden in Sector 36, Badnore asked Mayor Davesh Moudgil to go ahead with opening compost plants. He told the mayor about a firm in Delhi which has shown interest in opening compost plants in different parts of the city.

The Administrator also visited the green belt in Sector 50-C and D.

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Tarn Taran 43rd in cleanliness 20.1.2018 The Tribune

Tarn Taran, January 19

Tarn Taran has captured the 43rd rank at the national level and second in the state in terms of the Central Government-sponsored Swachh Bharat Abhiyan under Swachhta Darpan move, said Pardeep Kumar Sabharwal, Deputy Commissioner, here today.

The DC said a total number of 44,481 toilets were to be constructed in the district for the deserving families. Construction of 15,510 toilets had been completed. — OC

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Cop shoots self at Kapurthala 20.1.2018 The Tribune

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, January 19

Jaswinder Pal Singh, a Sub-Inspector (SI), allegedly shot himself dead in the police lines toilet at Kapurthala today. He was earlier posted at the CIA branch of Kapurthala and had also served as an SHO in Subhanpur.

According to police sources, the SI was on two-month leave and came on duty today. He got his service revolver issued and later went to the toilet and allegedly shot himself.

The police came to know about the incident when one of the cops went to the toilet.

He was rushed to a hospital where he was declared brought dead.

While one of the bullets pierced his head and two bullets hit him on the face. The police are investigating the case from two angles of suicide and murder.

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500 challans, Rs 4.5 lakh fine, yet few takers for Swachh Sarvekshan 20.1.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jalandhar, January 19 Despite issuing over 500 challans of Rs 4.5 lakh, there seems to be no respite for the Municipal Corporation of Jalandhar (MCJ) which is set to face the litmus test of the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) under its Swachh Sarvekshan to be held later this month. While the MC officials have claimed that they are making strenuous efforts to carry out awareness programmes in various parks and market areas, the public has refused to adhere to the cleanliness drive launched a few days ago in the city. According to Dr Srikrishan, MC health officer, people are not cooperating. “We went to the Dilkushan market and asked the shopkeepers to prevent the use of polythene bags. They closed the market in protest against us. This caused a lot of harassment to the general public,” said Dr Srikrishan. Also, the MC officials faced a lot of protests when they visited a filling station near the bus stand and urged its owner to install a board of “public convenience” outside his ...
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35,000 people still homeless: says Collector 20.1.2018 Hindu: Home
‘No section should feel left out of the growth story’
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Pattoor case: HC flak for Jacob Thomas 20.1.2018 Hindu: Kerala
Former Director of the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau (VACB) Jacob Thomas on Friday came under fire from the High Court in the Pattoor land case.When the case filed by a builder seeking to quas...
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Vigilance begins probe into MCB projects 20.1.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Bathinda, January 19 The Vigilance Bureau (VB) has begun a probe into the alleged irregularities in projects — buying of mobile toilets and installation of stainless steel dustbins — undertaken by the Municipal Corporation, Bathinda, (MCB) under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. The VB has taken record of these two projects from the MCB in its possession and is conducting verification. Vigilance SP Bhupinderjit Singh is heading the probe and it is expected to be over by next week. Bhupinderjit Singh said, “We are conducting a probe into the two projects of the MCB. Presently, physical verification is going on and we are taking records from the MCB regarding this. The probe is expected to complete by next week.” He said the department had initiated the probe after taking sue motto notice of news reports published in a newspaper regarding irregularities in these works. The MCB had installed 180 stainless steel dustbins at various locations, which cost around Rs 24 lakh. It purchased each pair ...
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Tea farmers jittery after prolonged dry spell 20.1.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Dharamsala, January 19 Tea farmers of Kangra district are likely to face heavy losses due to prolonged dry spell in the region. The Dharamsala region considered one of the wettest area in the country is waiting for rain and snow. The area did not experience rainfall since December 12 and crops in most of the rainfed areas have already been damaged. KG Butail, a leading tea farmer of Kangra, said due to the prolonged dry spell about 50 per cent damage had already been done to the tea crop. The tea crop requires moisture in the soil and air for a good output. Due to prolonged dry spell the first yield of tea leaves that is plucked around March are likely to be damaged. The state government should bring out a policy to protect the tea farmers of Kangra, he said. AK Sarial, VC of Palampur Agriculture University, said that dry spell had caused considerable damage to the wheat crop in the lower Himachal region. Farmers in the region had sown wheat after rain on December 12. The crop ...
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