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Russia, China 'growing threats', must be ready for war: Jim Mattis 20.1.2018 World News | Live Coverage And Latest Breaking International News From All Over The World
Mattis's assessment came as he unveiled the Pentagon's vision for the future detailed in a document called the national defense strategy.
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China, Russia 'growing threats', US must be ready for war: Mattis 20.1.2018
Washington: Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday that America is facing "growing threats" from China and Russia, and warned that the US military's advantages have eroded in recent years. Mattis's assessment came as he unveiled the Pentagon's vision for the future detailed in a document called the national defense strategy.  "We face growing threats from revisionist powers as different as China and Russia, nations that seek to create a world consistent with their authoritarian models," Mattis said. "Our military is still strong, yet our competitive edge has eroded in every domain of warfare -- air, land, sea, space and cyberspace -- and is continually eroding," he added. President Donald Trump and his administration worry that the vast US military force is feeling the effects of years of budget shortfalls and atrophy, and needs a full reboot to restore it to an idealized strength. Part wish list, part blueprint for the coming years, the Pentagon's ...
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Threats from Russia, China 'growing'; US must be prepared for war: Mattis 20.1.2018 All International Stories
We face growing threats from revisionist powers as different as China and Russia: Defence Secretary Jim Mattison
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GST Rates Cut 20.1.2018 Central Chronicle » Editorial
Just on the eve of Central Budget presentation on February 1 the 25th meeting of... more »
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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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NGT admits petition on Subansiri expert panel 20.1.2018 The Assam Tribune
NGT admits petition on Subansiri expert panel
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Maharashtra: From February 1, bulk hike in water tariffs for domestic, agriculture & industries 20.1.2018 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai: The Maharashtra Water Resources Regulatory Authority (MWRRA) has hiked bulk water tariff rates
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Maharashtra govt hikes water tariff for agriculture, domestic and industrial sectors 20.1.2018 Mumbai – The Indian Express
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From next academic year, IISER Pune to start PhD programmes in six subjects for foreign students 20.1.2018 Education – The Indian Express
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US military's 'competitive edge' has eroded, facing 'gr... 20.1.2018 DNA: Bangalore
US military's 'competitive edge' has eroded, facing 'gr...
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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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Bengaluru: Solar powered irrigation pumpset project launched 20.1.2018
Bengaluru: The Surya Raitha, a pilot project, is a win-win for both the government and farmers. For the government, the power subsidy burden will decrease, while the farmers will get quality power, besides having an alternative source of income by selling excess solar power, said Energy Minister D.K. Shivakumar inaugurating the project at Harobele in Kanakapura taluk of Ramanagara district on Friday. Under the scheme, solar panels will be installed on farmers" land, which generate solar power to be used for irrigation pumpsets throughout the day without any power disruptions. The excess solar power generated can be diverted to the Bescom grid under the net metering concept and farmers will be paid as per the KERC-determined tariff. Shivakumar said, "It is an ambitious project and for the first time, such a project has been implemented in the country. Bescom has initiated the pilot project on F2 feeder for 310 IP sets. It is financed by a combination of farmer investment, state government ...
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Neer-athon: A run to save our water bodies 20.1.2018
Bengaluru: There"s a lot that rural visits and outreach programmes can do for college students. Organising a 10-km run towards water conservation is a result of that, said Prof. Kiran Jeevan, Staff Co-ordinator of Wildlife Awareness and Conservation Club (WACC) and PRO at St Joseph"s College. The student members of WACC at the college have joined hands with concerned citizens and like-minded organisations of the city to organise a "Neer-athon" in the city on January 21.  The event upholds the necessity to educate the youth on efficient ways to conserve and use water, equip them to salvage depleting lakes and drying basins. Supporting the initiative is Dr Ayyappa Masagi, popularily known as "Water Gandhi" for his noteworthy contribution of constructing more than 700 lakes, told Deccan Chronicle, "Such an initiative taking form student brains itself shows how the younger generations have thought for the environment.  When young minds are brought together ...
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Water charges to rise outside city 20.1.2018 Metros | The Asian Age
Beer, cold drinks may be dearer now.
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Geared up to take on challenges 20.1.2018 tribuneindia.com
Yadupati Singhania The Indian cement industry, which is the second largest producer of cement globally, has added 110 million tonnes by way of capacity in the past five years. FY 2017-18 was a relatively tough year for the industry, with growth coming in at a muted low single digit. The most obvious cause of this was the slowdown in the housing sector, which consumes about 65 per cent of India’s total cement production. FY 2017-18 was also the year of challenges as the ban on sand mining, and use of pet coke diminished market concentration of industry leaders. Cost vs demand The cost of cement is about 10-12 per cent (approx.) of the total construction cost, the cost of steel is about 15-20 per cent (approx.) of the total construction cost, and other materials account for 25-30 per cent of the total construction cost. Thus, increase in the cost of these will have enormous impact on the construction sector.  The recent mining restriction, the doubling of prices, along with further hike in input costs is ...
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Amarinder flags off 25 PRTC buses 20.1.2018 The Tribune

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 19

Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh flagged off a fleet of 25 new buses of the Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) here today. The PRTC bus strength has increased to 1,075.

Underlining the government’s commitment to strengthening infrastructure, Capt Amarinder said the PRTC reported an operating profit of Rs 9.21 crore between April and December 2017.

In response to a question on Rana Gurjit’s resignation from the Cabinet, Capt Amarinder said the resignation was voluntary. The Commission of Inquiry set up to probe the sand mining auctions had done its job and there was no need to confuse these two issues, he added.

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High Court disposes of PIL against Rana Gurjit 20.1.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, January 19 The Punjab and Haryana High Court today disposed of as “infructuous” a PIL for taking power portfolio from Rana Gurjit Singh after the Bench was told that he has already resigned. In his affidavit placed before the Bench of Justice Ajay Kumar Mittal and Justice Anupinder Singh Grewal, Rana stated that he had resigned as Power and Irrigation Minister and had divested himself of all shares in Rana Sugars Ltd. The affidavit came during the resumed hearing of the PIL filed by advocate Hari Chand Arora. Elaborating, Rana said he sold all his shares in Rana Sugars Limited on May 18, 2017, and intimation was also sent to the stock exchange. He stated, “In view of the code of conduct for ministers prescribed by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, the deponent has divested himself of all shares in Rana Sugars Limited…. In any case, the deponent has resigned as the Power and Irrigation Minister, Government of Punjab, and the resignation of the ...
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Unauthorised construction of flats exposed 20.1.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, January 19 In yet another example of gross violations of building bylaws, unauthorised flats are being constructed at Ishar Nagar here. A complaint has also been made to the Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO), Local Bodies Department, in this regard. A resident of Ishar Nagar, Kuldeep Singh Khaira, has alleged that the flats are being constructed on a large chunk of agricultural land in the area. He has claimed that no permission could be given by the Ludhiana MC as the land is adjoining only a single passage which is an old water channel and is owned by the Department of Irrigation, Punjab. “It is not possible that anybody can take up unauthorised construction of flats or carve out any unauthorised colony without active connivance of MC officials as the LMC has a big network of zone-wise building branch officials who keep a vigil on every nook and corner of mohallas in the city,” he has stated in the complaint. He has also demanded action against the MC officials under whose ...
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Dy collector directs to stop hill cutting in Mayem, Chimbel villages 20.1.2018 Goa News – The Navhind Times
NT NETWORK   PANAJI The deputy collector (DRO) incharge of the flying squad team, North Goa district, has directed the concerned persons to immediately stop the work of hill cutting which is carried out in the property bearing survey number 293/0 and 295/1 and also dumping of mud in survey number 303/0 of Mayem village ...
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Water supply to illegal buildings sought 20.1.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Amritsar, January 19 Acting on the demanded of hotel owners in the walled city, the Department of Local Bodies has written to the Municipal Commissioner (MC) for the restoration of water and sewer connections to under-construction establishments. The water and sewerage connection was snapped after the intervention of the Punjab and Haryana High Court (HC). The Department of Local Bodies has written to the MC with reference to the recent amendments in the Amritsar Walled City (Recognition and Uses) Act 2016. The MC had demanded applications from hoteliers to get their establishments regularised under the Amritsar Walled City Act. As many as 214 persons had applied for it. Meanwhile, the MC has issued notices to 13 illegal ongoing constructions on the directions of the HC. MC Commissioner Sonali Giri said, “The applicants have been demanding restoration of water and sewerage connection with the reference to the recent amendments in the Amritsar walled City Act. We have written to ...
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