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Ahead of monsoon, drainage cleaning works yet to take off 22.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Muktsar, June 21 The monsoon is around the corner but the Irrigation Department is yet to start cleanliness, de-silting works of the drains. Sources said even the funds for the flood management works were allocated as late as Thursday. Further, just Rs32 crore have been allocated for the entire state, which is much lesser in comparison to the past. A senior officer in the department said Rs 25 crore would be spent on routine works related to the cleanliness and de-silting works, whereas Rs7 crore would be kept reserved to tackle any emergency. He said Muktsar district, which is the worst affected by waterlogging, would get just about Rs 3-4 crore for the entire works. “However, during the previous SAD-BJP government, the district was getting a lion’s share of Rs 12-15 crore. Now, only small drains will be cleaned and that too will be first prioritised,” said a department official. He said as per rules, the cleanliness work has to be completed before the onset of the rainy season. ...
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AAP leaders take on each other 22.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 21 The infighting in the AAP turned ugly when the party’s state co-convener Balbir Singh and Leader of Opposition Sukhpal Khaira took on each other at a press conference here today. Khaira left the press conference, which was called on the alleged manhandling of Ropar MLA Amarjit Sandoya by men of a sand mining group, in a huff soon after the media pushed the leaders for their comments on the Sikh Referendum issue. Last week, Khaira claimed that the party leaders, including Balbir, did not verify his statements on the Sikh Referendum 2020, before criticising it. However, Balbir had tweeted that he called Khaira five times, but the calls were not answered. At the press conference today, both stuck to their stand. Khaira said he did not receive any call while Balbir brandished his phone, trying to show the call logs. Soon, Kotkapura MLA Kultar Singh Sandhwan intervened and asked the media to raise questions on the manhandling issue only. He said vested interests wanted ...
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Akali-BJP leaders submit memo to governor 22.6.2018 The Tribune

Chandigarh: The SAD on Thursday condemned the attack on the AAP MLA and demanded a judicial inquiry. In a statement, Daljit Singh Cheema said, “Those indulging in sand mining were accusing the MLA of seeking Rs5-10 lakh from them while attacking him and thrashing his security guards. These allegations are serious and should be verified.”

Meanwhile, a SAD-BJP delegation on Thursday submitted a memorandum to Governor VP Singh Badnore. They urged him to direct the state government to hold a judicial inquiry into the murderous assault on forest officials by the sand mafia in Mohali as well as into illegal activities of the mafia. The delegation was led by SAD MP Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa and BJP state president Shvait Malik. TN

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Diarrhoea cases decline in Mauli Jagran 22.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 21 A day after the Health Department had issued a report which proved that water contamination had led to the diarrhoea outbreak in Mauli Jagran five days ago, the cases have finally began to decline in the area. Nearly 10 cases of mild diarrhoea were reported on Thursday, taking the count to total 171 patients. On the other hand, Health Department teams continue to conduct their field visits. The teams on Thursday visited nearly 100 houses. Besides distributing chlorine tablets, the teams also collected samples of the water stored in the houses. According to the health official, the real worry is about the water stored in the houses. “There is a huge scarcity of water and we fear that people may have stored contaminated water. We went to the houses and advised people to clean their water tanks and store fresh water,” said a health department employee while conducting the survey. On June 18, the Health Department had collected water samples from five tube wells which ...
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Forest officer out of coma, in pvt room 22.6.2018 The Tribune

Tribune News Service

Mohali, June 21

Having remained in a coma for over 48 hours, Block Forest Officer Devinder Singh is finally recovering. He was brutally assaulted by six men allegedly involved in illegal sand mining. Devinder was shifted to a private room at the PGI on Thursday and movement was seen in his limbs. However, till the filing of this report, Devinder was yet to regain consciousness.

Devinder is stated to have undergone two surgeries and received over 100 stitches. On Tuesday, doctors had kept him under a 72-hour observation. However, Devinder showed improvement on Wednesday as well as Thursday, following which the doctors decided to shift him to a private room.

Devinder, along with his colleagues, had laid a naka at Seonk village when a trailer full of sand and some logs arrived. When they stopped the trailer, checked it and questioned the six accused, the officials were brutally attacked.

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‘900 tonnes of sulphuric acid removed from Sterlite plant’ 22.6.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Material being transported to various industries, says Collector
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No function, rally at Girgaum Chowpatty, says Bombay High Court 22.6.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
The Bombay High Court said on Thursday that: "Beaches are an essential part of the environment, and if a beach is polluted, it will violate fundamental rights under Article 21 of the Constitution of India, which mentions the right to live in a pollution-free environment." The HC observed this while restraining any public functions or rallies other than those approved to be held at the Girgaum Chowpatty. A division bench of Justice Abhay Oka and Justice PN Deshmukh said: "There are very few open spaces in this city for a common man to breathe fresh air. Moreover, it (Chowpatty) is a major tourist attraction. Article 51 (A) (G) makes it every citizen's duty to protect the beach. It cannot be damaged by holding functions and rallies." The state government held the 'Make In India Week', a two-day event, at the Chowpatty, in 2016, after being granted an ad-interim relief by the Supreme Court. A major fire had broken out during the event. As per the committee, three functions are permitted annually at the ...
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City to get one more desalination plant, at Perur 22.6.2018 Hindu: Chennai
In a few years, Chennai will have one more desalination plant dotting its shoreline to cater to its growing water needs. Chennai Metrowater has starte
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HC says no to extending deadline for regularising constructions on ECR 22.6.2018 Hindu: Chennai
Chennai Corporation says it has so far issued notices to 798 building owners
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Water conservation our priority: Minister 22.6.2018 The Tribune

Our correspondent

Hamirpur, June 21

“Providing sufficient water to people is the priority of our government,” said Mahender Singh, Irrigation and Public Health Minister, here Thursday.

He was addressing representatives of panchyati raj institutions in a function ‘Jal hai to Kal hai’. He said the water problem in Shimla had sent a message across the world that conservation of water could no more be ignored and people must stand together to conserve water. Though the water crisis in Shimla was handled, but the government had mooted a plan so that the problem may not arise in coming years.

He said the Centre had approved a plan submitted by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and he had been successful in getting Rs 800 crore for the augmentation of all old water supply schemes.

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Water crisis: Civic body, IPH Dept under HC lens 22.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Shimla, June 21 The role of the Shimla Municipal Corporation (SMC) and the Irrigation and Public Health (IPH) Department has come under the High Court scanner days after the city faced its worst water crisis in the history. Over a dozen hotels in Craignano, Mashobra, Charabara, Kufri and Dhalli have "direct water connections through one-to-six-inch diameter pipes from the main supply lines of Guma and Giri rivulets", reveals an investigation by the Himachal Pradesh Legal Services Authority (HPLSA) under the directions of the High Court. Though the IPH and SMC authorities say they are yet to frame guidelines for giving water connections to consumers, an IPH engineer said: "Generally, water is supplied through a half-inch diameter pipe from the service line or branch line, which has controlling keys. Direct connections are illegal and supplying water through huge pipes is in complete violation of norms." The investigating teams, comprising legal experts and inspectors of the tourism ...
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‘Focus on self-reliance to benefit medium, small units’ 22.6.2018 Hindu: Health
Contracts worth ₹57,000 crore awarded to domestic vendors, says ENC chief
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Musi to be developed in two phases 22.6.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Officials asked to formulate action plan for removal of encroachments
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Yoga Day celebrated in city 22.6.2018 Hindu: News
Minister A.C. Moideen inaugurates State-level celebrations
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Yoga is a rich Indian legacy: CM 22.6.2018 Hindu: News
It keeps one’s body fit and gives mental peace, he says
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World Yoga Day: From Kareena Kapoor Khan to Alia Bhatt - 5 actresses who swear by yoga for that hot bod! 21.6.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
Yoga is not just for the body, it is for the mind as well and Bollywood actors have sworn by yoga forever because it makes them fit but lets them stay calm, composed and peaceful as well. This world yoga day, June 21, 2018, we discuss a few B-Town celebs who don’t just do yoga but promote it and believe in it whole heartedly. Here are 5 actresses who remind you that doing the ‘downward dog’ is great for you: 1. Kareena Kapoor Khan: Kareena has a body to die for there is no denying that at all. While the actress does hits the gym, she vouches whole heartedly for Yoga and tries not to miss a single day of doing her 108 Surya Namaskars each day. With a schedule as busy as hers and a body to maintain, we understand why she loves it so much. 2. Alia Bhatt: Alia who is currently riding high on Raazi’s success has acted in a variety of roles in such a short time. The actress whose acting skills are outstanding, does Yoga to ensure her mental and physical health is in great shape too. The actress loves Asthanga ...
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Cauvery basin farmers to get water for paddy, sugarcane 21.6.2018 Hindu: National
Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy said on Thursday that he has instructed the Irrigation Department to release water to the canals of the Cauvery basin
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World’s hungry population on the rise again, says UN report 21.6.2018 Hindu: National
Conflicts, climate change are main hurdles in meeting development goals
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AAP MLA assaulted by Punjab sand mafia 21.6.2018 Hindu: National
CM Amarinder Singh seeks detailed report on the incident
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Erravalli women stall project work 21.6.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Vemulaghat villagers boycott award inquiry
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