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Govt plans to turn waste into energy 18.8.2019 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said that the state government is working on a plan to turn waste into energy even as the marten located on the outskirts of the city continues to emit smoke. Addressing a gathering after inaugurating the seven-kilometer-long Shillong-Mawlai bypass, Sangma said that marten is a big concern for the state […]
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Rail link only after anti-influx steps: CM 18.8.2019 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Saturday said the state government would go ahead with railways in the state only after addressing concerns of the civil society. Different NGOs have been opposing railways in the state as they fear it would facilitate large scale influx and want the state government to first take measures to […]
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Work or will tell people 'dhulai karo': Nitin Gadkari warns officials 18.8.2019 The Asian Age | Home
Asking entrepreneurs who attended convention to expand their businesses, Gadkari spoke about businessmen being harassed by govt officials.
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Xi's toughest year as China preps for its 70th anniversary: Analysts 18.8.2019 The Asian Age | Home
As People's Republic of China approaches its 70th anniversary on October 1st, Xi finds himself battling threats on multiple fronts.
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Xi's toughest year as China preps for its 70th anniversary: Analysts 18.8.2019
Beijing: It was meant to be an unabashed celebration of the triumph of Communism in China, and of President Xi Jinping's authority as the country's undisputed leader for years to come. But as the People's Republic of China approaches its 70th anniversary on October 1st, Xi finds himself battling threats on multiple fronts. From a biting US trade war to relentless protests in Hong Kong challenging his rule and international condemnation over Beijing's treatment of Uighur minorities in Xinjiang, Xi is having a very bad year, analysts say. Furthermore, the crises have left him with limited room to act and simultaneously shore up support at home. "Xi Jinping has had the toughest year since he came to power", said Eleanor Olcott, China policy analyst at research firm TS Lombard. "Not only is he facing unrest on China's peripheries in Hong Kong and Xinjiang but the trade war is weighing on an already slowing domestic economy." Few expected things to turn out this way. In ...
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Meghalaya CM inaugurates Shillong-Mawlai bypass 18.8.2019 The Assam Tribune
Meghalaya CM inaugurates Shillong-Mawlai bypass
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Man stops car in the middle of a highway to catch Pokemon 18.8.2019

A driver parked on a highway in the US was reportedly found with eight smartphones, all playing Pokemon Go.

The Washington State Patrol saw the driver parked on the eastbound Highway 518 in Burien near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport earlier this week, the Seattle Times reported. The driver fixed the eight smartphones into a blue foam.
The driver was apparently waiting on the side of the road to catch a Rayquaza that is hard to find in the augmented reality game.

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BSNL launches Bharat Fibre in Tura 18.8.2019 The Shillong Times
TURA:  The country’s main public sector telecom corporation – Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) – finally launched its much awaited Fibre to the Home (FTTH) commercial broadband service under the brand name Bharat Fibre for the benefit thousands of customers in Tura and West Garo Hills on the BSNL premises near Childrens’ Park (DC Park) […]
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First responders on bikes to ease traffic in city 18.8.2019 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: The Shillong Traffic Police have started introducing first responders, who function on the lines of flying squads, to regulate traffic and immediately respond to road accidents. Chief Minister Conrad Sangma flagged off the 14 first responders on Saturday. SP (Traffic) Bikram D Marak said that the 14 first responders have been deputed to different […]
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Restrictions on movement of people in Kashmir Valley eased 18.8.2019 PTI: All news
Restrictions on movement of people in Kashmir Valley eased
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Tamil Nadu tops in organ donation for 4th time 18.8.2019
PUDUKKOTTAI: Tamil Nadu stood first among other states in the country fourth time in succession and received the Union Government's award for organ donation. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself appreciated this achievement of Tamil Nadu, said State Health Minister Dr C. Vijayabaskar. Inaugurating a marathon to create awareness on organ donation here on Saturday, he also pointed out that more than 12,000 persons participated in the marathon and secured a place in the Asian Book of Records. The state has so far received 7,573 organs from 1,298 donors, he said. Pudukkottai collector Ms. B Umamaheswari and other officials participated. The Cethar Hospital Tiruchy and a local trust jointly organised a body organ donation camp at Pudukkottai on Saturday. Among others, Pudukkottai Rotract Association president, M. Mohammed Ibrahim, Road Safety Awareness Association president Maruti K. Mohanraj and others participated and explained that organ donation was a noble cause and need of the ...
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Kozhikode: Agencies clear flood waste 18.8.2019
Kozhikode: The rain and the floods have left behind huge quantities of waste in many areas posing a threat to the environment and people's health. According to experts, mixed waste would accumulate in the flooded areas. This has to be collected and segregated after drying. The non-recyclable waste can be used for landfill by approved agencies. The rest can be supplied to the plants where waste is the raw material, including modern ones which transform it into fuel. Last year, the Clean Kerala Company and the Kerala Enviro Infrastructure limited (KEIL), Kochi, had disposed of the flood waste. KEIL scientifically disposes of the non-recyclable waste. "There are a few plants outside the state where they make alternative fuel after burning the waste at a specific temperature and use them instead of coal. Electronic waste and glass materials cannot be used there.  After collecting the waste from each place, we supply the materials to such plants," said Jabir Karat, Chief Executive Officer ...
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Hyderabad: Busy elephants have low fertility 18.8.2019
Hyderabad: Amiable as they seem, the tar road, constant standing, crowds of people and the noise of vehicles during processions, religious ceremonies and tourism are stressing out elephants so much that it is affecting their reproduction and even survival. This was realised when scientists at the CCMB tested 870 dung samples of 37 captive elephants. The samples showed that the fertility of elephants was compromised. Besides, the stress was leading to higher violence among the stressed animals. The study published in the journal Animals found that there have been 274 cases of manslaughter of captive elephants between 1989 and 2003 in India. Dr G. Umapathy, principal scientist, Laboratory for the Conservation of Endangered Species (La-Cones) at CCMB, said, "We have found that the animals are rented out daily and do not get proper rest. The food provided to them is not of good quality." He said that in the past the elephants that were used in public events were give sufficient rest. "Now ...
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Wake up now, fight climate change: RV Deshpande 18.8.2019
Bengaluru: Former revenue minister, R.V. Deshpande, who initiated several measures to mitigate the havoc caused by floods and landslides in Kodagu last year, says political parties should jointly address challenges such as climate change, deforestation and encroachment of water bodies. He told Deccan Chronicle: "Our state has experienced either floods or drought, or at times both, for 14 years. We had normal rainfall for only four years in the last 19 years. This clearly tells us where we are headed. We destroyed the environment, and if we do not take proactive measures, we will have no future."   Geological Survey of India (GSI) commissioned a study on landslides in Kodagu at the behest of Mr Deshpande. "Following submission of the report (BY GSI), I tried to sensitise different agencies on precautionary measures and long term steps to be taken. We bought lifesaving jackets and other materials and stored them with the district administration of areas which experienced heavy rains. ...
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More to tigers than numbers 18.8.2019
The latest report on tiger population is music to ears for conservationists in Kerala. Officially, the country has doubled its tiger population in just over a decade — from a precarious 1,411 in 2006 to 2,967 in 2018. India now has more than 75 per cent of the globe"s tigers trotting in the wild. The feel-good is justified as the national animal is faring well in most of the tiger range states despite several odds. In Kerala, the population of big cats increased from 136 in 2014 to 190 in 2018. Appreciably, the Management Effectiveness Evaluation, a global methodology to assess the functional efficiency of conservation efforts, has rated Periyar Tiger Reserve as the best managed in India along with Pench Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh. Further, with an excellent performance from Parambikulam (7th among the 50 odd tiger reserves in India), Kerala cumulatively stood high on overall conservation efforts among states. Will it lead to more and more conflicts with people? The numerical estimation ...
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Manipur launches scheme to revamp school infra 18.8.2019 The Shillong Times
Imphal: Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Saturday launched a scheme to improve infrastructure of government schools in the state. Launching the ‘School Fagadaba’ (Make education bettter) scheme, Singh said the objective was to ensure better infrastructure, quality education and overall improvement of government schools. He said biometric devices would be installed in schools […]
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Forces deploy 1 million to guard every inch of Kashmir valley 18.8.2019
Srinagar: Close to 9.5 lakh personnel from the Army, paramilitary and special forces besides Indian Air Force are guarding every inch of Kashmir Valley amid heightened tensions bet-ween India and Pakistan post the scrapping of Article 370 for Jammu and Kashmir. While majority of forces were stationed in the Valley, the Centre, over the last month has deployed over 1.75 lakh additional personnel — which is unprecedented in the history of Jammu and Kashmir. Besides a massive troop build-up, all forces put together have flown in at least 100 doctors to cater to medical emergencies among soldiers and have stocked up on medicines and rations to last them for three to four months. Several dozen vehicles have been rented out by the Jammu and Kashmir police to ferry soldiers. Army vehicles have been deployed to facilitate travel in interior areas of the Valley, particularly in the hotspots of South Kashmir. Shops are shut and locals confined to the four walls of their houses. On the streets, it is a sea of ...
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K. Chandrasekhar Rao sets 90-day limit for Yadadri temple 18.8.2019
Hyderabad: Expressing displeasure at the delay in restoration and renovation works at the Yadadri temple, Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Saturday directed the authorities to get the Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple ready within three months. Mr Rao walked around the premises for about two-and-a-half hours along with officials and then held a marathon review meeting with officials, architects and sculptors for about five hours at Yadadri. He pointed out that work was behind schedule everywhere except in the temple. The officials should have informed if they needed funds. He said `692 crore has been spent on the temple, infrastructure and other amenities. He said donors were ready to donate about Rs 400 crore for the construction of 250 cottages to accommodate pilgrims and asked authorities finalise the designs and begin construction.   Mr Rao had earlier said he would perform the Mahasudarshana Yagam, which requires about 100 acres, at Yadadri. On Saturday, he visited the open spaces ...
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Mawlai bypass begins efforts to reduce traffic congestion: Conrad 17.8.2019 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: The wait is finally over as Meghalaya Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma on Saturday inaugurated Shillong-Mawlai bypass which is expected to reduce traffic jam along the Mawiong- Shillong stretch by at least 30 percent. The road was sanctioned at Rs 20 crores but later the revised estimates for the project was sanctioned at Rs 27.87 crores. Speaking on the occasion, Conrad said ...
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Small plane makes emergency highway landing in Croatia 17.8.2019

Zagreb: A small plane has made an emergency landing on a main highway in Croatia, surprising drivers but causing no injuries.

Croatian emergency services say the incident happened Saturday on the highway connecting the capital Zagreb with the northern Adriatic port of Rijeka.

It is one of the main roads in the country and is usually crowded during the tourist season and on weekends.

Local firefighters from the nearby region of Vrbovsko cited a "technical malfunction" on the plane as the reason for the landing. They added the incident caused no casualties, only damage.

Croatian media carried videos from the scene showing a single-engine Cessna plane parked at the side lane on the highway. News portal 24sata says a woman and her flight instructor were on the plane.

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