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Thane: Corporator skip Swachhta meet, workers turnout impressive 18.12.2017 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Bhayandar: It was an important workshop organised by the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC)
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Tumultuous Tenure 18.12.2017 Chandigarh – The Indian Express
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‘Fly ash is harming creek ecology’ 18.12.2017 Hindu: News
Estuarine ecosystem, water, fish and plants will suffer if degradation continues, says report
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Irregular cleaning of garbage troubles Wariyar Nagar residents 18.12.2017 Hindu: News
Wariyar Nagar, near Gandhimanagar, in Ward 41 of the Coimbatore Corporation has poor roads and faulty lights, but that has not been troubling the residents as much as the civic body’s failure to remo...
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Unkempt Ibrahim Park loosing lustre 18.12.2017 Hindu: News
Once known for its well-manicured lawns, it is now in a state of neglect
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Municipal corporations gear up for Swachh Survekshan 2018 18.12.2017 Hindu: Cities
Civic bodies going all out to improve ranking
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Tawi campaigners missing 18.12.2017 The Tribune
Whenever NGOs or politicians start a campaign or exercise and come up with a slogan to save the Tawi, it generates a lot of hype which they fail to sustain. They release directions and orders to save the river but no major changes can be seen. Garbage and waste has surfaced on the Tawi bed as the water level of the river has receded, but the campaigners for the river preservation are nowhere in sight. Vikram Sharma Sports activities get going After the Darbar shifted to the winter capital from Srinagar over a month ago, Jammu is abuzz with sports activities. The J&K Police, CRPF, Youth Services and Sports Department and the J&K State Sports Council are holding sports activities. While the CRPF organised a football tournament recently, Chief Minister’s women T-20 cricket tournament is underway here. The Press Club of Jammu also organised a two-day carom and chess championship for journalists. Amir Karim Tantray Holding on to traditions  The Kashmiri Pandit community is making every effort to keep its ...
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NGT orders on Amarnath yatra draw flak 18.12.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jammu, December 17 That the National Green Tribunal (NGT) had to withdraw its directive of declaring the Amarnath cave shrine a silent zone draws attention to the fact that its observations were not without flaws. The people in Jammu and elsewhere are outraged at what they term “interference” in the matter of faith by the NGT. Jammu’s political and religious groups are angry over this. So much so that National Conference’s provincial president Devender Singh Rana has minced no words in calling it an “intrusion into the faith of the Hindus”. He has urged Governor NN Vohra, who is the chairman of the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board, to take up the matter strongly with the NGT and get all hindrances in the pilgrims’ progress removed. The pilgrimage attracts three to four lakh people every year. They come from all parts of the country and brave forbidding Himalayan heights and vagaries of weather to climb up to the shrine. “Every year, I make a journey up to the shrine and there is ...
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Chikungunya cases on the rise in state 17.12.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The dangerous dengue may have disappeared post-rain, but another viral fever had taken its place in the state, and is spreading rapidly. The outbreak of Chikungunya is so alarming that the state has recorded nearly half of the total cases of the infection in the country. With the ceasing of rain and the sudden plunge in temperatures, Chikungunya has infected 30,600 people in the state in December, while the numbers were 20,000 the previous month. The virus has affected 60,200 people across the country. "Weve been seeing four to five cases a day. They come with severe forms of arthritis," said Dr Pankaj Singhai, senior consultant, internal medicine, Manipal Hospital, adding that there are also patients with muscle inflammation. Dr Singhai said an increase in Chikungunya cases post-rain has become a trend each year. He said rampant garbage dumping in the city provides the ideal breeding ground for the virus. "Vector-borne diseases have subsided in the state," said Dr Prakash Kumar, deputy director, ...
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No headway in Gauri murder, Rajnath slams Karnataka govt 17.12.2017 Deccan Herald - State
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has slammed the state government for failing to catch the killers of journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh and accused it of not maintaining the law and order in Karnataka, especially in Bengaluru. "Social activist Gauri Lankesh was killed. BJP workers Rudresh Goudar and Paresh Mesta were killed. What is the government doing here? No concrete action was taken to bring the culprits to book," he said at the BJPs Nava Karnataka Nirmana Parivarthana Yatra at Murugeshpalya, off Old Airport Road, on Sunday. Bengaluru is the IT capital of the country, but the Congress government has failed to ensure peoples safety, he added. "I promise a thorough probe into the murder of Gauri Lankesh if the BJP is voted to power," he said. The BJP leader also accused the Siddaramaiah government of "dividing society on caste and communal lines" and took objection to the celebration of Tipu Sultans birth anniversary. "Its an attempt to polarise society. Why is the government not celebrating the ...
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Assam man pedals floating cycle made from bamboo to clear Thames of plastic 17.12.2017 News
He cycled 150 miles from Lechlade, Gloucestershire to Tower Bridge near London for 9 days and collected two baskets full of litter.
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CAG likely to submit report on railway bio-toilets, Ganga rejuvenation in Parliament 17.12.2017 BusinessLine - News
The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) is likely to submit around 11-12 reports, including on railway bio-toilets, Ganga rejuvenation and Kudankulam nuke plant, in Parliament this session. “Aro...
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Why PM Modi is talking infrastructure and development in Meghalaya 17.12.2017 Opinion – The Indian Express
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CAG reports on Ganga, railway bio-toilet projects likely in Parliament 17.12.2017 India – The Indian Express
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CAG reports on Ganga, railway bio-toilet projects likely in Parliament 17.12.2017 Hindu: News
Besides, there will be around 4-5 compliance reports on the finance ministry, including on customs and excise, the official added.
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Meghalaya scams irk PM 17.12.2017 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: Targeting the Congress ahead of the Assembly polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has alleged that the Meghalaya Government does not work for the people but for “mining mafia” and deplored that recurring scams had plagued the state and its governance. Speaking at the party’s rally at Polo Grounds on Saturday, Modi, however, remained mum […]
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Garbage Bin Meals bags award 17.12.2017 The Assam Tribune
Garbage Bin Meals bags award
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Kozhikode in need of sewage plant 17.12.2017
KOZHIKODE: If the city fails to act in tune with several court orders and directions from State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) on setting up a Sewage and Septage Treatment Plant (STP), the water bodies in and around the city will continue to be polluted with septic tank waste, according to environmental and developmental activists. The septic tanks of the city when got filled have been pumped out into tankers, which has been later drained out to water bodies and isolated spots.  The drinking water sources and drinking water from Kerala Water Authority supply network have high coliform bacteria presence. It is to be recalled that the South Zone bench of the National Green Tribunal, Chennai had stayed the construction of the sewage treatment plant in 18.5 acres land at Kottooli. The state government had also withdrawn permission for the plant as the Wetland Protection Committee approa-ched High Court in 2013.  Later there were attempts to relocate the STP to the 2.6 acre land of Kerala Water ...
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NGT upset by Agara lake buffer zone violations 17.12.2017

Bengaluru: The National Green Tribunal (NGT), New Delhi on Saturday served notices to the BBMP and Bescom for violating its May 2016 order on lake buffer zones after the counsel for Namma Bengaluru Foundation (NBF) told the bench that new constructions are coming up around the lake and approval for these constructions were issued by the BBMP and Bescom. The NGT posted the matter for next hearing on Jan 4, 2018.

As per the guidelines issued by the NGT, no construction should be undertaken in the buffer zone, which is 75 metres from the lake boundary. However, the wetlands of the Agara-Bellandur have been encroached by powerful builders, the counsel argued.

The NBF supported by Forward Foundation had filed the application before the NGT, alleging encroachment in the eco-sensitive zone between Agara and Bellandur Lake, after which the tribunal in May 2016 had ordered the illegal structures in the wetlands be demolished. 

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Civic body likely to move green panel against JITF 17.12.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Bathinda, December 16 The Municipal Corporation Bathinda (MCB) is likely to move the National Green Tribunal (NGT) against JITF Urban Waste Management Limited after it warned the civic body of suspending door-to-door garbage collection in the city and 19 municipal councils from January 1.  The civic body is planning to stop tipping fee payment to the firm.  MCB officials claim that they have written to the company, seeking 2-3 months to find an alternative. They said if the firm did not reply in 2-3 days, they would have to file an appeal against it in the NGT. The MCB claims that if the company did not roll back its decision, it will affect the city's ranking in the Swachta Survey-2018 beginning January 4. MCB Commissioner Sanyam Aggarwal has presented his views to the Local Bodies Department Chief Secretary and sought a strict action against the firm. He also sought the state government's intervention to resolve the issue. In 2011, the MCB had signed a 25-year service pact with the ...
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