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Spread out the green carpet 27.5.2017 tribuneindia.com
Amarjeet Singh Batth Lawn is the most charismatic and basic component of any garden landscape and brings out the true character of garden design. Grass is an excellent ground cover, which keeps the house cool and house owners happy throughout the year. A good lawn shows a gardener’s concern for his gardening. A well-kept lawn — regularly mowed and free of weed and dead spots — surpasses the elegance of any plantation and can even make native plants look exotic, while a poorly maintained lawn is an eyesore and capable of overshadowing the beauty of its rich plantations. However, laying grass may look like an easy job, but it’s not. Where to lay grass Grass, in general, occupies a central location in a home garden design, but should also be used to drive the visitor through the garden.  As far as the location of the lawn is concerned, all grasses flourish in full sunlight. Therefore, avoid shady corners in the garden. Dichondra, however, is a variety preferred for a shady location. Shape of your lawn An ...
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Of seat belts and airbags 27.5.2017 tribuneindia.com
H. Kishie Singh Seat belts are an ingenious invention that has saved millions of lives around the world. No two opinions about that. The debate is about airbags and that is thanks to my friend Major A.P., who opened up a Pandora’s Box.  Question: Do airbags work if the seat belt is not fastened? Answer:  Yes they work! But… It is the ‘but’ that is the Pandora’s Box.  Wherever these airbags are housed, SRS is printed on the cover. SRS stands for supplementary restraining system, meaning that it is not a standalone life saving device. So, the manufacturer has warned you and washed his hands of all responsibility in case you do something foolish like driving around in a car equipped with airbags and seat belts unfastened. In that case, it would be rarest of the rare case where the airbag could kill rather than save a life. The airbag is controlled by multiple sensors like impact sensor, pressure sensor, brake pressure sensor and more. A small child’s weight may not activate the pressure sensor making the ...
MC issues challan to Sanitation Dept 27.5.2017 The Tribune

Tribune News Service

Patiala, May 26

The Patiala Municipal Corporation issues challans to the Water Supply and Sanitation Department, Nabha Road, and Superintendent Engineer, Irrigation Department, Bara Qua, for violating the Punjab Municipal Corporation Act. A team of the district Health Department, including epidemiologist Dr Gurmanjeet Kaur and inspector Dharminder Singh, during their “dry day” drives found dengue and malaria larvae in the water coolers of these departments.

Though the Patiala Deputy Commissioner has issued instructions that all water coolers in the government departments should be cleaned weekly, the team found larvae in the coolers, following which they have issued the challans. The team said to prevent breeding of mosquitoes, such activities would be continued in government and private departments and also residential areas.

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Telangana got scant summer rainfall 27.5.2017
HYDERABAD: Telangana state has received scanty rainfall at a total of – 53 per cent during the pre-monsoon season from March to May, the weather bureau here has stated. The pre-monsoon season is about to end, with some districts even showing a deficiency of over 85 per cent. However, Hyderabad, however faced only a 17% deficiency in rainfall  in this period.   It stood last in the list of districts. According to statistics, the summer showers in all the TS districts, except Hyderabad, have shown a major departure from its normal mean rainfall limit of the areas during the season. Karimnagar with -85 %, Nizamabad with -72 % and Warangal with -69 % experienced the highest rainfall deficiency. Hyderabad could cover up this because of the thunderstorm in April and May. Officials at the weather bureau attribute the scanty pre-monsoon rainfall to climate change. “The summer was warmer in the state this year with an increase in temperature by 1°C above normal. So, all these factors thwarted a favourable ...
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New central rule on cattle trade, maintenance irks farmers 27.5.2017 TOI: Chennai
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Nagam Janardhan Reddy alleges Rupees 2,400 crore graft in Palamur Rangareddy Lift Irrigation Scheme 27.5.2017 thehansindia3900
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Konapur turns model village for water conservation 27.5.2017 thehansindia3900
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Nagam Janardhan Reddy alleges graft in Palamuru lift Irrigation scheme 27.5.2017
Hyderabad: The BJP leader and former minister, Nagam Janardhan Reddy, has written to Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao alleging large scale corruption in the Palamuru-Rangareddy Lift Irrigation Scheme (PRLIS), running into several thousand crores, and has demanded a probe into the matter.  He released some documents that supported earlier allegations he had made that pumps had been purchased at inflated prices and changes had been made in the designs and structure of the project to suit contractors who had swindled large amounts of funds as a result. He also alleged that politicians took kickbacks in the scheme.  He said he has written to the Chief Minister because the latter has challenged anyone to prove that there is corruption in his government.  He said that based on his complaint to the Vigilance Commi-ssioner, a special report was sent to the government but no action has resulted thus far.  He said that the  cost of the pump and  motor which were technically sanctioned were increased heavily in ...
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State gets highest allocation of ₹1,448 crore from the Centre 27.5.2017 Hindu: Tiruchirapalli
Revenue Minister reviews drought relief, drinking water supply and other works
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British Columbia varsity prof talks about climate change 27.5.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 26 The Department of Soil and Water Engineering, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), in collaboration with the Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers (Punjab chapter), organised a seminar on ‘Improving sustainability at the food-energy water nexus in changing world’ here today. Dr Mark Johnson, Associate Professor, University of British Columbia, and Canada Research Chair, Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, Vancouver, delivered a talk during the event. Johnson was accompanied by Christopher Gibbins, Consulate General of Canada. Scientists from the Departments of Soil and Water Engineering, Agronomy, Soil Science and Civil Engineering, PAU, attended the talk. Dr Jaskarn Mahal, Dean, College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, PAU, was the chief guest. Johnson gave a broad view of the research work on different aspects of climate change, sustainable water management solutions and urban hydrology being conducted in the University of ...
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GHMC to spend ₹400 cr for water bodies restoration 27.5.2017 Hindu: Hyderabad
Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has decided to take up restoration of 20 water bodies across the twin cities at an estimated cost of ₹ 401.98 crore and the proposal has been sent to the...
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Supply from Harike barrage slashed 27.5.2017 The Tribune

Raj Sadosh

Abohar, May 26

As water washed away 2,000 sand bags that had been stacked on the damaged portion of the Ferozepur feeder canal at RD 115 mark, the supply from Harike barrage had to be slashed to facilitate repair today. About 70-ft length of the sidewall had to be repaired, cement concrete mixture would now be used instead of bricks, officials said.

Rajasthan Irrigation Department Superintending Engineer Arun Sidana, Executive Engineer Pradeep Rustogi, Gang Canal project chairman Shameer Singh, Gang Canal Bachao Samiti convener Ranjit Singh Raju and Kisan Sangharsh Samiti spokesman Subhash Sehgal along with some progressive farmers from different segments of Sriganganagar reached the site to review the developments.

With receipts at the Khakha headworks of the Gang Canal nosediving to 400 cusecs on Friday evening, almost all subcanals went dry whereas water was urgently needed to irrigate cotton and guar fields.

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It’s Trump vs rest on trade, climate at G7 27.5.2017 The Tribune
TAORMINA, Italy, May 26  Leaders from the world’s major industrialised nations began talks on Friday at a G7 summit in Sicily which is expected to expose deep divisions with US President Donald Trump over trade and climate change. The two-day summit, at a cliff-top hotel overlooking the Mediterranean, began a day after Trump blasted NATO allies for spending too little on defence and described Germany’s trade surplus as “very bad” at a meeting with EU officials in Brussels. After receiving warm receptions in Saudi Arabia and Israel, Trump’s confrontational stance with long-standing partners in Europe cast a cloud over the meeting in Taormina, where leaders are due to discuss terrorism, Syria, North Korea and the global economy. “No doubt, this will be the most challenging G7 summit in years,” Donald Tusk, a former Polish prime minister who chairs summits of European Union leaders, said before the meeting. White House economic adviser Gary Cohn predicted “robust” discussions on trade and climate. Trump was ...
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Why silent: AAP to Capt 27.5.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 26 The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today gave an ultimatum to Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh to sack Power Minister Rana Gurjit Singh by Monday, failing so all party MLAs would protest against the government. The Tribune reported on Thursday how sand mining contracts of at least four sites were bagged by employees of the minister’s company during the recent e-auction. Leader of Opposition HS Phoolka said the Chief Minister must act against the minister. “If the Chief Minister fails to remove Rana Gurjit, all AAP MLAs will march from the Punjab Vidhan Sabha to the Chief Minister’s house on Tuesday.” Phoolka reminded Capt Amarinder that he was vocal against the previous government on illegal mining. “Why are you silent when it comes to your minister’s role in bagging mining contracts in the name of his servants?” Lok Insaaf Party president Simarjit Singh Bains supported AAP’s protest ...
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Khaira: Need a day to prove charges against minister 27.5.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jalandhar, May 26 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Sukhpal Khaira said today he would need just 24 hours to bring out the truth behind the shady mining contracts bagged by four employees of Power Minister Rana Gurjit Singh’s company. He claimed to have details of bank accounts, from where money was routed before being deposited for e-bidding of sand mining sites. “I wish that I be given the charge of the State Vigilance Bureau for a day. Within a day, I can bring out the facts and implicate all those involved in the ‘benami’ contracts, money laundering and corrupt practices,” he told the media here today. The Bholath MLA, who was with the Congress earlier but did not go well with Rana Gurjit, alleged, “The minister is lying that Amit Bahadur is not his cook and that of Capt Randhawa, who managed his poll campaign. By saying that the four persons, who bagged mining sites, were his former employees points to minister’s admission.” Khaira said AAP workers would gherao the residence of CM Capt ...
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‘Covert bid by Sangh forces to ban cattle slaughter’ 27.5.2017 Hindu: National
Both the ruling LDF and Opposition UDF in Kerala oppose the new rules
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Energy efficient pumpsets must for new power connections 27.5.2017 Hindu: National
State government’s order applies to public and private sectors
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A battle royal over grassland 27.5.2017 Hindu: National
ESG had filed a public interest litigation plea challenging the construction of facilities of DRDO, ISRO and BARC
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New rules for cattle sale irk farmers 27.5.2017 Hindu: National
‘Ban targeting slaughter will promote corruption, undermine livelihoods’
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G7 seeks crackdown on online extremist content 27.5.2017
The G7 nations on Friday demanded action from internet providers and social media firms against extremist content online, vowing to step up their fight against terrorism after the Manchester attack. The meeting comes days after several children were among 22 people killed in a concert bomb attack in Manchester, northwest England. G7 leaders failed to make progress on narrowing major differences between the US and its partners on climate change, hosts Italy said. With President Donald Trump still reviewing the US position, “the question of the Paris climate accord is still hanging,” Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni told a news conference. The stalemate on climate change was mirrored by divisions between the US and the other six G7 countries over trade and migration at the annual summit, described by officials as the toughest in years. The meeting is to conclude on Saturday with a final statement which Italian officials have indicated will be a fifth of the originally planned length — if it can be agreed at ...
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