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All roads lead to Ram: Yogi Adityanath's many projects to boost Ayodhya tourism 20.10.2017 India Today| STATES
The Ram temple can wait, but the UP government is pushing multiple projects to fast-track religious tourism in Ayodhya.
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Cleaning Ganga: Varanasi set to get new sewage treatment plants by March 20.10.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
These projects are at an advanced stage and will be commissioned before March 2018
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English FA leadership undermined by handling of racism case 20.10.2017 Football – The Indian Express
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ASTC exploring feasibility of turning garbage into fuel 20.10.2017 The Assam Tribune
ASTC exploring feasibility of turning garbage into fuel
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Mumbai Safety Audit: Several stations in need of desperate up-gradation 20.10.2017 news
... but managing to come out unscathed from the melee outside the station is a task in itself So, children, what have we learnt, from the numerous rounds of our suburban stations over the past two weeks? That they need better and more infrastructure, and fast. Borivli station offers wide bridges... And then, on the other end are stations that have got a bouquet of upgrades but, it seems, in vain; for example Andheri, Borivli, Kurla and Thane, besides a few others, which haven't seen any better crowd dispersal or management than their neglected counterparts. ... but incomplete work on a booking office, with debris around, is an eyesore and inconvenience Reason: the basics are still off — blockage off access points mostly due to hawkers and encroachments. The railways is now working with the state government and local bodies to tackle this. At a multidisciplinary coordination meeting held in Bandra last week, BMC and other agencies agreed to keep 150 metres outside railway stations free of hawkers. Andheri ...
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Special drive to clear garbage 20.10.2017 Hindu: News
Residents of interior roads are, however, not happy
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Shops at Kallikudi market to be modified 20.10.2017 Hindu: News
To meet requirements of traders who are opposed to shifting from Gandhi Market
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The art of public space: Namma Metro re-imagined 20.10.2017
In her 2013 book, On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes, Alexandra Horowitz describes as "a blessing" the ability to "admire the unlovely." Much of what restricts the act of seeing, she writes, is that we have expectations of what we will see, an expectation that constantly hinders us. "In a sense, expectation is the lost cousin of attention: both serve to reduce what we need to process of the world 'out there'." This is played out most obviously, perhaps, in transit spaces - bus stops, metro stations, skywalks. Time here is spent in limbo, marked only by train announcements. "How do we give people a breather here? Can we bring them back to the present?" asks Natasha Sharma, a member of Art in Transit, which has, since 2014, worked on bringing public art to the Namma Metro stations. These are the questions the team pondered as they put together the art work across Namma Metro stations. At Festival of Stories, which takes place this week, audiences can ...
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BBMP to Pourakarmikas: Don't let it 'crack' 20.10.2017
BENGALURU: In addition to their normal tasks, the city"s pourakarmikas will have an additional task after Diwali festivities. They will have to segregate unexploded firecrackers left on the streets after the celebrations. The BBMP has directed the pourakarmikas not to torch the garbage heap after sweeping, as it might have unexploded firecrackers and may cause injuries. A BBMP official said, "It was observed that many firecrackers, which fail to explode, are left on the streets. The Pourakarmikas have the tendency to sweep and gather them and set fire to it." For the past several years, there were repeated complaints about Pourakarmikas sustaining firecracker injuries while cleaning the streets. "They have also been strictly instructed to segregate the unexploded firecrackers from the waste before dumping it into the garbage trucks, as even an accidental spark could cause major fatalities," the official added. The BBMP has urged the owners of the firecracker stalls not to ...
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Unsegregated waste poses risk to Saligao treatment plant 20.10.2017 Goa News – The Navhind Times
JOSEPH PINTO | NT SALIGAO : Very few village panchayats are segregating waste before it is brought to the Saligao treatment plant. Nearly 70 per cent of the garbage brought to the plant is unsegregated. Most of the panchayats say that the plant operators now want the garbage to be segregated, which they claim is ...
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Challans issued to Curchorem fruit vendors over plastic bag usage 20.10.2017 Goa News – The Navhind Times
CURCHOREM: Curchorem police, on Thursday, issued challans to around 22 fruit vendors under section 7(IV) of Goa Non Biodegradable Garbage Control Act 1996. Curchorem PI Ravindra Dessai informed that till date some 417 shopkeepers and vendors have been issued challans, and added that the end to the use of plastic bags is not in sight ...
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Garbage disposal: non segregation puts spoke in Santa Cruz VP’s wheel  20.10.2017 Goa News – The Navhind Times
SANTA CRUZ: Sarpanch of Santa Cruz Mariano Araujo said that the panchayat has started door-to-door garbage collection on October 2, and “we (panchayat) have also opened a garbage collection centre, but without the co-operation of the people we won’t be able to achieve success in our mission.” The sarpanch informed that “we (panchayat) have started ...
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Study under way to assessthreat from plastic waste 20.10.2017 Hindu: Home
Government to formulate action plan soon to counter menace
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Fresh lease of life for Andhakarathodu 20.10.2017 Hindu: Kochi
Canal linking Muvattupuzha river to Champakkara canal turns a dumping yard
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Garbage contractor booked for abusing pourakarmikas 20.10.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
3 others also booked; it all started when pourakarmikas demanded their full salaries
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Encroachments shrink Hoodi, Sadaramangala lakes to death 19.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Plaster of Paris Ganesha idols and heaps of garbage dumped in Sadaramangala Lake, KR Puram, have remain uncleared, painting a sorry picture of the waterbody. Hoodi Lake, which is situated nearby, is also in shambles. The two lakes have shrunk drastically over the years. Hoodi lake, at one point in time, spanned 15.10 acres. The catchment area of these lakes was encroached upon by builders even as officials looked the other way. About 1.29 acres of Hoodi lake has been encroached upon by the government itself to build roads and burial grounds. Seema Garg, CEO, Karnataka Lake Conservation and Development Authority, said officials involved in the encroachment do not take the permission of the Authority before going ahead with the projects. She said now that it has been brought to their notice, they will take action. Operators of private water tankers used to draw water from the lake illegally and supply it to the city. But this has been stopped now, said Balachandran P, a resident. Sadaramangala Lake, which ...
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George meets SWM expert panel 19.10.2017 deccanherald.com
In order to draft a sustainable waste management strategy for the city, the expert committee on solid waste management (SWM) has placed a few requests before Bengaluru Development and Town Planning Minister K J George and Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad. George and Manjunath Prasad held a meeting with the expert committee members here on Thursday. Among the many requests, the expert committee has asked the civic body to have a dedicated cell for SWM within BBMP to deal with the issues pertaining to solid waste. The existing cell, has not being been effectively institutionalised the SWM experts opined. Besides this, the experts raised the issue of a direct payment system of salaries to pourakarmikas. "The list of pourakarmikas who come under this system should include only sweepers and not helpers or supervisors," reads the suggestion. The list also suggests introduction of mechanical sweeping machines monitored by third party supervisors. In reply, BBMP ...
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Garbage contractor assaults, flashes at women seeking dues 19.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Three women pourakarmikas were assaulted with iron rods and 37 others sexually harassed by a garbage contractor last week, it has now come to light. Their crime? Demanding their salaries. The workers had complained to the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahangara Palike (BBMP) that Nagesh Kumar, KR Puram garbage contractor, had not paid them their dues. When Nagesh Kumar came to know of the complaint on October 12, he threatened the workers and abused them in lewd language. "You salary is in my pants, come and take it!" he said, and flashed at the women, according to Maithri, a representative of the BBMP Guttige Pourakarmika Sangha. When the women narrated their ordeal, office-bearers of the association convinced them to lodge a complaint with the social welfare department and the police. When Nagesh Kumar got to know about the complaint, he took some men along and attacked three of the women workers with an iron rod on Thursday. He is now absconding, police said. Initially, the police refused to register a case ...
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‘Prevent destruction of Krishna floodplains’ 19.10.2017 Hindu: Andhra Pradesh
River crusader Vikram Soni asks NGT to act decisively before it is too late
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Ram statue, Ramayana museum and more in Yogi Adityanath’s Ayodhya blueprint 19.10.2017 India – The Indian Express
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