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Dharmendra Pradhan urges ‘rowing’ of dialogue to settle Mahanadi storm 5.1.2018 DNA: India
The gradual calmness in the downstream flow of Mahanadi river in Odisha has kicked up a storm in the parliament. While Odisha continues to accuse neighbouring Chhatisgarh of cornering water far in excess of the equitable share by ‘illegal’ construction dams and weirs, central government is in no mood to ‘tribunalise’ the dispute. Water resources minister Nitin Gadkari, while responding to a series of supplementaries from BJD members in Lok Sabha, urged to settle the Mahanadi water sharing dispute with Chhattisgarh through dialogue. He said that records show that moving tribunal disputes are not resolved in 20 to 30 years. “While the Centre is bound by law to set up a tribunal to settle inter-state water disputes, it would be better if the state government approached the Centre for a dialogue. If the state government is not satisfied, it can meet the Prime Minister,” he said. Gadkari’s statement is in sync with BJP’s popular face from Odisha petroleum minister, Dharmendra Pradhan. He said that Prime ...
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North Gujarat Congress MLAs demand Narmada water 5.1.2018 DNA: Popular News
Nine Congress MLAs from North Gujarat region alleged that the BJP led Gujarat government kept vengeance against the people of the region as BJP could not win more seats from there. They put the allegation that BJP government was taking revenge from farmers and stopped supplying Narmada water for irrigation through canals. Some of these MLAs reached secretariat in Gandhinagar on Thursday and gave a memorandum to the chief secretary Dr JN Singh in his office. The undersignee of these memoranda are Radhanpur MLA Alpesh Thakor and other. The delegation of these MLAs reached under the leadership of Khedbrahma MLA Ashwin Kotwal. He said, "The BJP government is taking revenge from farmers of North Gujarat, especially Patan, Banaskantha and Sabarkantha as they voted for Congress in assembly polls. They have stopped water supply through Narmada irrigation canals on the pretext of repairing, but that can be done after the sowing season too. We demand that the government should start the water supply soon." Alpesh ...
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Akhilesh Yadav's dream project will now be Yogi's spiritual spot 5.1.2018 India News | Get Live Updates Of UP Polls, 2017 And Other Breaking News And Analysis On Politics And Current Affairs From India
The riverfront will be flanked with paintings depicting scenes from the Ramayana and Gita
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After 10 years, Asafwala bridge repaired 5.1.2018 The Tribune

Our Correspondent

Abohar, January 4

After a 10-year-long wait, the Asafwala bridge was finally renovated giving relief to hundreds of villagers.

The bridge on the Asafwala drain on the Abohar-Kandhwala Amarkot road had been damaged for the last 10 years. The issue was also raised before then Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, who visited flood-affected areas in 2014, but to no avail.

About a month ago, when SDM Poonam Singh inspected some of the damaged bridges, she was told that hundreds of vehicles passed through 32 damaged bridges in the Abohar subdivision. The officials of the Drainage, Irrigation, PWD and the Punjab Mandi Board had cited fund crunch. However, regular monitoring has now resulted in the renovation of the bridge. The residents said the renovation would help in preventing mishaps.

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Gangster Dilpreet’s father dies after scuffle with cousin 5.1.2018 The Tribune
Ropar, January 4 A resident of Dhahe village, near here, died allegedly in a scuffle with his neighbour yesterday. The deceased has been identified as Onkar Singh, father of notorious gangster Dilpreet Singh. Accused Harjit Singh is stated to be a relative of the deceased. Surinder Kaur, wife of the deceased told the police that Onkar Singh was a veterinary inspector at nearby Bajrur village and when he returned from his duty on Wednesday afternoon he had heated arguments with his cousin Harjit Singh living in the neighbourhood over irrigation of fields. Following this Harjit pushed him away and he fell down, she alleged. Surinder Kaur said Onkar Singh was taken to a hospital where he was declared dead by doctors. As soon as the police came to know about the incident in the evening, apprehending retaliation from Dilpreet they rounded up the accused and put up nakas at several places in the area. Dilpreet is wanted by the police in several murder and dacoity cases. Ropar SSP Raj Bachan Singh Sandhu said a ...
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Bhakra dam adjudged best-maintained project 5.1.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, January 4 The Bhakra dam has been adjudged the best-maintained project (functional for more than 50 years) at the national level by the Central Board of Irrigation and Power (CBIP). The dam is supplying around 16,000 million cubic metres of water and 6,500 million units of energy annually to the partner states for meeting irrigation, power and drinking water requirements for more than 54 years. Two power houses of the dam on the left and right banks of the Sutlej contribute 1,379 MW of power to the Northern Grid, besides playing the important role of supplying “black start power” in the event of a grid collapse. The award was received by DK Sharma, Chairman, Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB), from Dr Satya Pal Singh, Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation at a function held in New Delhi on January 3. Sharma was also conferred the Central Board of Irrigation and Power Special Recognition Award for Exceptional Leadership and ...
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Rs 98-crore sewerage project begins 5.1.2018 The Tribune
Surinder Bhardwaj Fatehgarh Sahib, January 4 The work of laying sewerage system in Fatehgarh Sahib and Sirhind started today as MLA Kuljeet Singh Nagra inaugurated 1,300-metre main sewerage pipeline from Sirhind city to the Municipal Council office.  He said the state government has sanctioned Rs 98 crore for laying 104-km sewerage pipelines in Sirhind and Fatehgarh Sahib, whereas the SAD government had diverted the funds sanctioned for this project to ‘Sangat Darshan’ programmes and the project was stalled, but now Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh had sanctioned the amount to complete the project in a year. He said three sewer treatment plants will also be installed and treated water will be used for the irrigation purpose. He said after lying the pipelines, all streets and roads would be recarpeted and the project for installing LED lights would also be initiated soon.  He directed the officials of the Sewerage Board to ensure quality and to complete the work in ...
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Gangster’s father dies in scuffle 5.1.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ropar, January 4 A resident of Dhahe village, near here, died allegedly in a scuffle with his neighbour yesterday. The deceased has been identified as Onkar Singh, father of notorious gangster Dilpreet Singh. Accused Harjit Singh is stated to be a relative of the deceased. Surinder Kaur, wife of the deceased told the police that Onkar Singh was a veterinary inspector at nearby Bajrur village and when he returned from his duty on Wednesday afternoon he had heated arguments with his cousin Harjit Singh living in the neighbourhood over irrigation of fields. Following this Harjit pushed him away and he fell down, she alleged. Surinder Kaur said Onkar Singh was taken to a hospital where he was declared dead by doctors. As soon as the police came to know about the incident in the evening, apprehending retaliation from Dilpreet they rounded up the accused and put up nakas at several places in the area. Dilpreet is wanted by the police in several murder and dacoity cases. Ropar SSP Raj ...
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Acute diarrhoea outbreak at Pulluvila 5.1.2018 Hindu: Thiruvananthapuram
35 report ill in two days, contamination of water suspected
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Karnataka seeks 3.5 tmcft of water from Telangana 5.1.2018 Hindu: National
This is to mitigate acute scarcity in Tungabhadra catchment area
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MC cuts water supply duration by 3 hours 5.1.2018 The Tribune
Ludhiana, January 4 Without ‘giving’ any prior notice, the Municipal Corporation (MC) has reduced water supply duration in several parts of the city. The MC has imposed up to three-hour cut in water supply a day in several areas. It was learnt that no official announcement has been made in this regard. A resident of the Kailash Chowk area said: “Duration of water supply in our area has been reduced by three hours a day. We were not given any prior information in this regard. If the MC had to reduce duration of water supply, it should have given prior information to us.” Sources in the MC said the duration of water supply had also been reduced in various other areas that fall in different zones of the MC. Sub-divisional Officer (SDO) Anshul Garcha admitted the duration of water supply had been reduced. “We are supplying water as per demand of public. If we supply water more than the requirement, water goes waste and also pipes burst. Now, water supply has been reduced by one hour each during morning, ...
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Karnataka seeks Telangana help in Tungabhadra 5.1.2018
Hyderabad: In a complete reversal of the general trend, Karnataka for the first time has asked the Telangana state government to forego its share of Tungabhadra waters to help it tide over the crisis it is facing. In return, Karnataka has promised to release 2 tmc ft of water from the Krishna river. Karnataka irrigation minister M.B. Patil flew down here on Thursday and discussed the requ-est with TS minister T. Harish Rao and senior officials of the irrigation department. Mr Harish Rao told him that the re-quest would be considered positively after expl-oring possibilities and talking to Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao. Mr Patil said the Karn-ataka government was finding it difficult to supply water from the Tung-abhadra dam to the command area due to severe scarcity. He requested the TS government permission to use its quota of 3.5 tmc ft of water from the Tungabhadra dam. The Karnataka government is prepared to release 2 tmc ft of Krishna water from the Narayanapur dam to the Jurala dam ...
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Parrikar ‘trying to bluff people’ on Mhadei row: Karnataka minister 5.1.2018 National News – The Navhind Times
HYDERABAD: Karnataka Water Resources Minister M B Patil on Thursday  charged Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar with “trying to bluff people” on the issue of sharing of the Mhadei river water between the two states. He said Karnataka is seeking release of 7.56 TMC of water from the river. “We are clear, we are asking ...
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Work on 10th check dam across Kosasthalaiyar after Pongal 5.1.2018 The Hindu - Tamil Nadu
5 villages set to benefit; project to be completed in 9 months
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Govt. to make farming profitable: Pocharam 5.1.2018 Hindu: Hyderabad
Seed villages concept wins accolades
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Panchayat polls to be held on non-party basis: Minister 5.1.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Srinagar, January 4 Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Law and Justice Abdul Haq has said the panchayat elections next month would be held on a non-party basis and all arrangements were being made to ensure a smooth process. The minister said the basic purpose of holding the panchayat elections was to bring democracy on the doorstep of the people and empower them by giving them authority to take decisions with regard to the development of their villages. Haq said the panchayat institutions would act as mini parliaments in rural areas where people would decide which development works were to be taken up. He said the institutions would play a vibrant role in the effective execution of developmental programmes by availing the full benefit of the flagships schemes of the Central and state governments. He said the government was committed to empowering the Panchayat Raj institutions. He said after the elections, more funds would flow to the institutions for execution of ...
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Vohra briefed on cultural activities 5.1.2018 The Tribune
Jammu, January 4 Balwant Thakur, Regional Director, Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), J&K and Director, Natrang, called on Governor NN Vohra at Raj Bhawan here today. Thakur apprised the Governor of the activities undertaken by the ICCR’s regional branch during the past year and the programmes planned to be organised in 2018. He also informed the Governor about the dramatic performances staged by the Natrang group with particular focus on the preservation and promotion of traditional art forms of the Jammu region. Complimenting Thakur for his continuing contribution towards strengthening theatre activities in the state, the Governor pointed to the usefulness of enlarging the performance of street plays which disseminate powerful social messages and highlight the problems of the common masses. Meanwhile, M Raju, Secretary, PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Department, accompanied by Ashok Gandotra, Chief Engineer, PHE, also called on the Governor at Raj Bhawan. The Governor discussed with them ...
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‘Abandoned’ 2.5 yrs ago, govt claims lake project work on 5.1.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jammu, January 4 The state government has been caught on the wrong foot after it claimed in the legislature that work on the artificial lake in Jammu was in progress and it was targeted to be completed by March-end this year. On the ground, however, things are different. There is no machinery or construction material at the project site, belying the government claim. The work on the project was abandoned about 2.5 ago. It has jumped several deadlines and the chances of its completion within the fresh deadline look bleak. “The Irrigation and Flood Control (I&FC) Department has undertaken construction of design and construction of auto-mechanically operated barrage across the Tawi under which creation of artificial lake was one of the components of the project. Further, work on the construction of design and construction of barrage is targeted to be completed by March-end and the work is in progress,” Tassaduq Hussain Mufti, Tourism Minister, said in a written reply to a query of BJP ...
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Engineers demand action against contractual staff 5.1.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Bathinda, January 4 Members of the Water Supply and Sanitation Department, engineer cadre, today opened a front against the employees of the department working on a contract basis with the department. Engineers met Bathinda Deputy Commissioner Diprava Lakra here today and submitted a memorandum of demands, addressed to the Senior Superintendent of Police, against the contractual employees. Accusing the contractual employees of using “unparliamentary language” against the sub-divisional, assistant and junior engineers of the department during their protest held in the city recently, the engineers demanded that action be taken against the contractual employees. Elaborating on their grievance, the engineers alleged that during the protest staged by the contractual employees on January 2 in front of the sub-divisional office, the protesters used derogatory words while referring to engineers Kewal Garg, Harinder Singh and Gagandeep Goel and also threatened them. The engineers said the ...
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'Haphazard layouts choked roads' 4.1.2018 Deccan Herald - City

The biggest blunder committed by town planners was to permit haphazard housing colonies in the city, G Jasmail Singh, secretary, Institution of Engineers, said on Thursday.

At a discussion with citizens and urban planners, he said the road width was not kept in mind while forming these colonies. This is the main reason for the congestion on the roads.

"Electricity and water supply problems are just a ripple effect," he added.

Urban planner A S Kodandapani said the BDA was going vertical, but the master plan doesnt address the issues of road width and the Floor Area Ratio (FAR).

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