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US Senate narrowly confirms Trump's new NASA chief 20.4.2018 The Tribune
Washington, April 20 The US Senate has narrowly confirmed President Donald Trump's pick to head the space agency NASA, over objections from Democrats who warned he lacked a technical background. Jim Bridenstine, a congressman from Oklahoma, US Navy veteran and former pilot, was confirmed on a 50-49 vote, and will become the 13th administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration seven months after Trump named him to lead the agency. Bridenstine, 42, has expressed an interest in returning humans back to the moon, spoken of closer ties between NASA and the commercial space industry, and has voiced skepticism about human-caused climate change. He was a strong supporter of Trump during the 2016 presidential race. Senate Democrat Bill Nelson, a former astronaut from Florida, was unenthusiastic in his welcome for Bridenstine. "The @NASA administrator should be a consummate space professional -- not a politician," Nelson tweeted. "He or she must also be a leader who has the ability to bring us ...
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US Senate narrowly confirms Bridenstine as NASA's new chief 20.4.2018 World News | Live Coverage And Latest Breaking International News From All Over The World
Jim Bridenstine, a congressman from Oklahoma, US Navy veteran and former pilot, was confirmed on a 50-49 vote.
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National Board of Wildlife defers clearance 20.4.2018 The Assam Tribune
National Board of Wildlife defers clearance
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Eco-sensitive regions could see flurry of construction activity as draft CRZ notification suggests 20.4.2018 Downtoearth
The new notification allows construction of hotels and beach resorts within 50 metres of the shorelines
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'Lutyens' Delhi is a parasite urban space' 20.4.2018 Metros | The Asian Age
She said that there was a need to have a discussion on the "form of urban governance" the city required.
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Lutyens’ Delhi is a ‘parasite’ urban space 20.4.2018 Hindu: Delhi
Rich draw maximum water: Narain
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'Draft CRZ Rules too builder-friendly' 20.4.2018 Metros | The Asian Age
Mumbai-based environmentalists have stated that this move may encourage builders to eye mangroves that are privately owned.
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Centre proposes to reduce CRZ from 100 to 50 metres 20.4.2018 Goa News – The Navhind Times
NT NETWORK   PANAJI The Union Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change (MoEF&CC) has notified the draft Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) 2018 re-categorized coastal regulation zone (CRZ) areas to boost tourism and development activities provided they conform to state-approved coastal zone management plans. The proposed guideline published on Wednesday is open for comments of ...
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Draft CRZ notification: Diluted norms benefitting builders, say environmentalists 20.4.2018 Mumbai – The Indian Express
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Ex-ministers discuss peace initiatives with Governor 20.4.2018 The Tribune
Jammu, April 17 Formers ministers, an ex-legislator and Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities met Governor NN Vohra at Raj Bhawan here on Tuesday. Jugal Kishore Sharma, former minister, discussed various issues relating to people’s welfare and the steps required to be taken for the restoration of peace and normalcy in the state. The Governor stressed the crucial importance of peace being urgently restored in the state and urged Jugal Kishore Sharma to sustain his initiatives in this regard. Manohar Lal Sharma, former minister, also called on the Governor and informed him about his views regarding certain important matters concerning the future growth and development of the state. The Governor urged him to continue his endeavours for promoting communal harmony. Ashok Kumar, former MLA, called on the Governor and requested him to intervene in various important matters of public interest. He demanded urgent release of funds for various infrastructural projects; uninterrupted electricity supply; safe ...
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Technical snag hits Radio Kashmir transmission 20.4.2018 The Tribune

Tribune News Service

Srinagar, April 18

The MW (medium wave) services of Radio Kashmir, Srinagar, went off air due to a technical fault at its transmission centre located at Narabal on the outskirts of the city on Wednesday morning.

However, the programmes continued uninterrupted on the FM and mobile app. The MW services got disrupted at 11.36 am. The technical staff was engaged in identifying the snag and immediate restoration of services. The restoration work would take some more time, sources said.

This is for the first time that the transmission services of MW have been disrupted for such a long duration. It was off air for five hours due to a technical fault in 2016. The transmission services were snapped for only one night in September 2014 floods.

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‘Lutyens’ Delhi draws more water, doesn’t deal with waste’ 20.4.2018 The Tribune

New Delhi, April 19

Centre for Science and Environment Director General Sunita Narain at an interactive session, 'Citification of Bharat: emerging nightmares or exciting opportunities' has alleged that the Lutyens' Delhi "draws more water" and throws its waste outside the prime land.

She also claimed that the richer the city is becoming, the "less liveable" it is turning into. There is a need to have a discussion on the "form of urban governance" the city required.

"I know the garbage figure and the pollution figure (for Delhi). The liveability index of the city is going down. The richer the city, the less liveable it is becoming, in terms of health indicators and liveability, which you would define as a quality of life in a city," she said. – TNS

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Notice to MD on KCCB ex-chairman’s plea 20.4.2018 The Tribune

Shimla, April 19

The HP High Court on Thursday issued notices to the Secretary (Co-operation); Registrar, HP State Cooperative Societies, RN Batta; and Managing Director of the Kangra Central Cooperative Bank (KCCB) PC Akela on the petition filed by the former chairman of the KCCB, Jagdish Chand Sephiya against the decision of the Registrar, Cooperative Society, whereby it had dissolved the Board of Directors on April 6.

A division bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Sanjay Karol and Justice Sandeep Sharma further directed the respondents to file their replies within two weeks.

On April 6 the Registrar, Co-operative Society, dissolved the Board of Directors (BOD) of the Kangra Central Cooperative Bank (KCCB), Dharamsala, on the basis of alleged irregularities in granting loans.

Following the dissolution of the board, Jagdish Sephiya will also cease to hold his post. In this petition. The court listed the matter for further hearing on May 10. — OC

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Thakur announces Rs 2.5 lakh aid for Rohru fire victims 20.4.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Shimla, April 19 A sum of Rs 2.50 lakh will be provided to each family for the construction of houses and adequate funds be released for the road to Kashaini village, said Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, who visited the village in Rohru to meet the affected families whose houses were gutted on Tuesday night. The victims would be provided timber. He directed the Irrigation and Public Health Department to take effective steps for the augmentation of drinking water supply to the village. He said the district administration had provided an immediate relief of Rs 10,000 each to the victims, besides making a provision for community kitchen. The state government would provide financial assistance for the marriage of a girl of the victim family whose marriage was scheduled in next few days. Thakur said the government would identify suitable place for the construction of houses at Kashaini, however, if fire affected families were willing to reconstruct their houses at the same place, then it ...
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Fisherfolk to tour Kaleshwaram project 20.4.2018 Hindu: Home
Talasani to take fisherfolk to visit the major project on April 23
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Dry spell accentuates migration from Prakasam 20.4.2018 Hindu: Home
About one lakh people shifted to cities in search of livelihood
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Tail feathers and tuxedos 19.4.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Penguins: black, white, and sometimes, a splash of colour! April 25 is the day to celebrate these waddling, cuddly creatures, and become aware of the human-made threats they face.
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Drastic plastic 19.4.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
April 22 is World Earth Day. This year, let’s join hands and encourage people to stop using plastic and clean up the mess.
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Apple loses sheen for Kanthallur ryots 19.4.2018 Hindu: National
Climate change and pest attacks have impacted yield
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KHNAM suggests ways to mitigate river pollution due to idol immersion 19.4.2018 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG:   The Khun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement (KHNAM) shot off a petition to the Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on the much-debated topic of pollution of River Wah Umkhrah and Umshyrpi. According to KHANM youth wing president Thomas Passsah, idols which are constructed by plaster of Paris, clay, cloths, small iron rods, bamboo and decorated […]
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