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Energy conservation campaign at ONGC Assam 21.1.2018 The Assam Tribune
Energy conservation campaign at ONGC Assam
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Taking the sting out of the bee 21.1.2018 Pune – The Indian Express
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Aandhi to Padmaavat: When Bollywood films got embroiled in controversy over historical facts 21.1.2018 Free Press Journal: Glam
Not just Padmaavat but many other renowned movies faced flak due to alleged false representation of historical
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Saplings planted on Singanallur tank bed damaged 21.1.2018 Hindu: Coimbatore
Corporation Commissioner asks official to look into the issue
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In New York, tourists left high and dry as Statue of Liberty shuts down 21.1.2018 DNA: Bangalore
In New York, tourists left high and dry as Statue of Liberty shuts down
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Wonderful terracotta temples of Bishnupur will leave you enchanted 21.1.2018 Free Press Journal: Travel
An enchanted Uday K Chakraborty experiences the wonderful terracotta temples of Bishnupur. Our decision
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Namaste Shalom is a media-bridge between India, Israel: Governor 21.1.2018 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai: A Jew leadership delegation met Maharashtra Governor Dr Vidyasagar Rao at the Raj Bhavan and
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French experts to take part in Smart City workshop 21.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Boulevard comprising the French and Tamil town to get a makeover
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CEPT University announces major overhaul 21.1.2018 DNA: India
In a major revamp of programmes, the 56-year-old CEPT University has decided to introduce an integrated master's programme that would allow students to complete undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in six years. The students will also get a yearlong period of internship in the fourth year. The university has also decided to restructure their present Master's in Architecture programme into three separate programmes focused on Architectural Design, Conservation, and History and Theory of Architecture.  Similarly, the Master's in Planning will be restructured into four streams including urban planning, urban transport, urban housing and urban infrastructure. A Srivathsan, academic director, CEPT, said, "As of now, a student takes five years to study under graduate programme so with the integration, in six years the student will be able to finish UG and PG along with one year of internship. Details are being worked out currently, we will be able to offer the integrated program from 2019." Apart from ...
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Govt mulls tougher norms to protect heritage sites 21.1.2018 DNA: India
To protect ancient monuments and archaeological sites in Maharashtra, the state government is planning to impose curbs on constructions in the periphery of these areas. Now, there are no firmly defined "controlled areas" or statutory buffer zones around the 370 state protected monuments in Maharashtra. These monuments include the Gateway of India, Banganga, Worli fort and August Kranti Maidan in Mumbai, forts like Rajgad and Sinhagad, temples and religious places, caves, graves, and pre-historic and chalcolithic sites like those at Ambad in Jalna. A senior state government official told DNA they were planning to amend the Maharashtra Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1960, to create statutory buffer zones around these areas which would be no-go areas for construction and development. Stronger legal provisions will prevent the historic and archaeological values of these monuments from being compromised and ensure their conservation, he added, stating it was not uncommon to see ...
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Study 'finds' extinct cheetahs in Telangana 21.1.2018 DNA: Opinion
If the Kaleshwaram irrigation project's Environment Impact Assessment report is to be believed, cheetahs, the wild cat species declared extinct in 1952, are well and alive in the country. In a glaring error, the EIA report of the Telangana government project, prepared by the Environment Protection Training and Research Institute (EPTRI), has stated that cheetahs are found in the report's study area in Telangana, along side leopards and marsh crocodiles. What's more, the environment ministry cleared the project based on the same erroneous report on December 22 last year. EIA reports are mandatory for large-scale projects to assess their impact on ecology and form a crucial component in helping the environment ministry's sectoral expert panels for project appraisal and to decide if they should or should not get an environmental clearance. In the EIA report prepared by EPTRI, the occurrence of cheetahs is mentioned under the section — 'Biodiversity and Wildlife Conservation and Management Plan'. The report ...
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Preparations for Republic Day in full swing 21.1.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service  Patiala, January 20 Preparations for the upcoming 68th Republic Day celebrations are in full swing at Polo Ground in the city. Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh will preside over the state-level function here, which will be held  at the Yadavindra Public School stadium on January 26.  The main attraction of the function would be march pasts by NCC scouts, guides and the Red Cross.  Students from various schools of the city will present a cultural programme. The Republic Day celebrations will also have a special taekwondo show by hearing and visually impaired students of the Patiala School for Deaf and Blind.  Punjab folk dances bhangra and giddha will also be presented by students of Mohindra College, Modi College and Khalsa College. The function will also have performances by singers Sohail Khan and Arsh Ali. The tableaux will show the rich cultural heritage and economic progress of the state. Around 1,400 to 1,500 students from different schools and colleges will be performing ...
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Indian art through the ages 21.1.2018 The Shillong Times
By Carrie Loewenthal Massey It is natural that Washington, DC with its many museums and monuments should offer visitors a comprehensive immersion into American history and culture. But it’s not just the American way of life visitors can discover. For instance, within the city’s Smithsonian museums, entries to which are always free, also lies an […]
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Capturing big urban cats 21.1.2018 Age On Sunday
Nayan Khanolkar's passion for wildlife photography and conservation has led him to many human-wildlife conflict zones, including Mumbai.
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Capturing big urban cats 21.1.2018
He is not only an award-winning wildlife photographer, but is equally dedicated to preserving the habitat of wildlife. Mumbai-based photographer and conversationalist Nayan Khanolkar started his career as a bird photographer. A research fellow with the Bombay Natural History Society and a biology teacher, he fell in love with photography at the age of 12 after reading The Man-eaters of Kumaon by Jim Corbett. "For the first time I realised that somebody has made a careful observation of nature and written it in a very interesting way. That"s when I decided to go for  trekking in western ghats and that kindled my interest in natural studies, and led to research in Bharatpur and photography," says Nayan. In the wild A photographer for over two decades, he got an opportunity to work on documenting big cats in 2011, when he saw images of a leopard being burnt alive by villagers near Corbett Tiger reserve and in 2013, around the Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Mumbai during conflicts ...
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City expert to join German publisher 21.1.2018 The Tribune

Amritsar, January 20

City-based heritage conservationist Dr Balvinder Singh has been appointed as the reviewer of Journal of Religion and Health by Germany-based Springer Nature Journals, a research publishing house.

Dr Singh has received a confirmation letter from Springer Journal’s editorial office. Earlier, Dr Singh was appointed on board of editors of International Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture, USA ,for the second term. A well known name in the field of heritage conservation, Dr Singh had retired from Guru Ram Das School of Planning, GNDU, as its head.

Presently, he is also an advisor to International Heritage Cities Network, an initiative of UNESCO. Earlier, he was also appointed as member of the Heritage Advisory Committee of Shimla by the Himachal Pradesh Governor. — TNS

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Clicking creatures on verge of extinction 21.1.2018 Panorama – The Navhind Times
Neha Gupta Primates coping with habitat loss, big cats losing the battle to human settlements, elephants being hunted for ivory and birds being taken captive; acclaimed photographer Tim Flach has spent the last 2.5 years travelling across the globe to document the lives of threatened species. From forests to savannahs, polar seas to the great ...
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What happens now 21.1.2018 The Tribune
IN shutdowns, nonessential government employees are furloughed, or placed on temporary unpaid leave. Workers deemed essential, including those dealing with public safety and national security, keep working. During the last shutdown, in October 2013, more than 800,000 federal employees were furloughed. While there is no guarantee government workers will be paid for this leave, historically they have been paid retroactively in the case of a shutdown. Even if they are paid, the nation will experience “lost productivity” from almost a million people How will people be affected NATIONAL parks, museums and monuments are expected to shut down, as will the processing of passports and visas if the shutdown continues beyond a few days. Another indirect loss will be to contractors. Over $43bn has been awarded in contracts for the fiscal year 2018. None of this money will be paid as long as the shutdown continues. That will remove a fair amount of money from the pockets of private citizens throughout the country. ...
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No water for 15 days, people of six villages stage protest 21.1.2018 The Tribune
Our Correspondent Garhshankar , January 20 The supply of drinking water in six villages, including Malakowal, Gaddiwal, Ratanpur, Jhonowal, Kanewal, Ratanpur and Maharaj Bhuriwale Degree College, has been inconsistent for nearly a fortnight. Annoyed by it, people in these villages, longing for every drop of water, held a protest in Malkowal against the officers of the water supply department. The villagers said they are given water from Malakowal drinking water supply scheme and it has been stalled for 15 days due to the faulty pump. They alleged that the pump’s motor creates problems almost every month and lack of technical staff to run it has also been a major reason for it. Today, the women, children and people in these villages, gathered at Malakowal and raised sogans against the authorities concerned. They alleged that the department deliberately uses spurious material in its repairs so the motor burns, stalling drinking water supply in half a dozen villages. They alleged that the department does ...
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There’s No One Home 21.1.2018 Eye – The Indian Express
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