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Violation of plastic ban: HC seeks details 21.5.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
A Division Bench of the Kerala High Court on Monday directed the State government and the State Pollution Control Board to file in two weeks a statem
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Plastic pollution needs to be curbed: UN Environment head (IANS Interview) 21.5.2018 General News
Plastic pollution is one of the biggest environmental threats and countries need better waste management to cope with the sheer quantity of plastic rubbish that is fouling the waters and environment, says United Nations Environment head Erik Solheim.
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'Prisonlike,' 'Sexually Hostile' Place, Say George Washington University Students 19.5.2018 NDTV News - Latest
Five students are suing George Washington University, alleging that a man who worked at an institute at the school raped female student-employees and bragged in the workplace about sexual encounters.
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Ministers inspect Imphal River banks 18.5.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Ministers inspect Imphal River banks
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Ministerial team inspects illegal River banks encroachers 18.5.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Ministerial team inspects illegal River banks encroachers
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‘Tweak draft Forest Act to raise their productivity’ 18.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu seeks aid to improve basic civic services
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TN priest arrested for using cobras, elephant for puja 17.5.2018 General News
A priest, who used cobras for a special puja on the 80th birthday of his father, was arrested for violation of wildlife laws, a forest official said today. Sundaresan, the 45-year old priest, also brought in an elephant unauthorisedly for prayers seeking longevity for his father. The arrest was made after a video clip of the priest chanting shlokas and offering flower petals to cobras in the presence of a snake charmer went viral in social media. "Using cobras for any purpose, be it ritual or otherwise is in violation of the Wild Life Protection Act," a top district forest official told PTI. Asked if the reptiles were harmed or harassed, he said using cobras for puja amounted to harassing and teasing them. "A permit and authorisation is mandatory to move an elephant from one place to another, and in this case permission was not taken," he said. The forest official said the cobras were procured by the priest through "brokers". The priest, he said, confessed to have ...
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Shiv Sena speaks up against opening of salt pan lands for housing 17.5.2018 DNA: Opinion
Shiv Sena and the BJP are at loggerheads yet again, this time over the ambitious plan of opening up Mumbai's salt pan lands to create affordable housing. Shiv Sena leader and Environment Minister Ramdas Kadam has come out openly against housing on salt pan lands. Kadam, while speaking to media persons on Wednesday, said that Shiv Sena would not allow the salt pans to be used for construction purposes under any circumstances. Stating that the party would stage protests against this move, he went ton to say how opening of salt pans for the housing sector will put stress on the ecology of the city. He also questioned why the government did not undertake housing projects for public on a large scale when the urban land ceiling regulation act was in force. He reminded that until the state repealed its land ceiling law of 2007, individuals in urban areas could own more than 500 sq m residential land only if they permitted public housing in 5 per cent of the excess land. Such land, which developers should have ...
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Anything but green 16.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
The draft National Forest Policy is an attempt to get around the Supreme Court’s judgment on forest conservation
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Portugal braces for wildfire season after 106 died last year 15.5.2018 General News
Almost 6,300 firefighters are on standby in Portugal as the country gears up for the annual wildfire season amid controversy over whether enough has been done to prevent a repeat of last year's unprecedented 106 deaths. The government says that as from today, 13 water-dropping helicopters are available, with other aircraft already contracted for the critical period from June 1. Authorities have enacted a series of measures since last year's deadly blazes, including a national and mandatory forest cleaning programme. A severe drought last year left forests tinder-dry. Experts have blamed the large-scale wildfires on woodland that is often neglected. Rural areas of Portugal are commonly populated by elderly people who sometimes are unable to clear forest debris. Critics say the government has been slow to act.
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‘If govt closes its eyes and follows judgments passed, the Yamuna will be clean’ 15.5.2018 Hindu: Cities
Former NGT chairperson says government, litigant and regulator should discharge their responsibilities in order to effectively tackle severe pollution
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Compare our 48 months work to that of 48 years of Congress: Nitin Gadkari l... 14.5.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Compare our 48 months work to that of 48 years of Congress: Nitin Gadkari l...
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We have achieved a lot in past four years, Narendra Modi will be elected PM in 2019: Nitin Gadkari 14.5.2018 Zee News : India National
Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has said that on the infrastructure front, the speed of road construction has gone up from just 2 kilometres a day to 28 kilometres.
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Don’t get into tusk trouble, says SC 14.5.2018 Hindu: Health
Court settles the law in 20-year-old case that ivory is 'government property'
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The dark depths of sand mining 13.5.2018 Hindu: National
Despite restrictions and court order, mining of river sand in Tamil Nadu thrives illegally, thanks to the nexus between the establishment and the sand mafia
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Secularism at risk as RTI Act weakens, says Aruna Roy 12.5.2018 Hindu: News
‘Information Commissioners are not being appointed’
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The dark depths of sand mining 12.5.2018 Hindu: News
Despite restrictions and court order, mining of river sand in Tamil Nadu thrives illegally, thanks to the nexus between the establishment and the sand mafia
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Call for NE journalists to unite 12.5.2018 General News
The Northeast India Federation of Journalists (NIFJ) today called upon the scribes of the region to unite in order to overcome the challenges faced by the media fraternity of the region. Journalists in the region are facing threats from extremist groups, forest and drug mafia, intolerant politicians, bureaucrats and business community organisations, the NIFJ said in a statement. "Journalists of this region are not getting a decent salary and perks. The newspaper managements have not implemented mandatory Wageboard Awards. The plight of the journalists of electronic media is worse. They are not covered under the Working Journalists Act," it said. The NIFJ urged the management of media houses to abide by the mandatory provisions of the labour laws such as issuance of appointment letters, provident fund, gratuity, leaves and due promotion to the scribes. "Since journalists of Northeast are working in hostile environment risking their lives, insurance and compensation ...
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WB to get security personnel from Assam, AP, Odisha and Sikkim 11.5.2018 General News
Around 1,500 security personnel from four neighbouring states like Assam, Odisha, Sikkim and Andhra Pradesh will be arriving to West Bengal for the panchayat elections scheduled on Monday, a senior official said today. While ten companies (each company comprising of 80 personnel) of forces will be arriving from Andhra Pradesh while the North-Eastern state of Sikkim will be sending four companies, the official at the state secretariat told PTI. Besides, two companies each from Odisha and Assam will start arriving to West Bengal from tomorrow, the official added. In addition to around 46,000 personnel of the state police and 12,000 of the Kolkata police, the state government would use close to 2,000 security personnel from the departments of excise, prison and forest in manning the booths during voting for three-tier panchayat bodies on May 14, he said. Another source at the secretariat said that the forces will start route marches from tomorrow. Police personnel besides,
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MHADA to be planning body for future govt housing schemes in 11.5.2018 General News
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today said that the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) would be the planning authority for all future government housing schemes in Mumbai and its surrounding metropolitan region. Fadnavis, who chaired a meeting here to review the progress of various schemes for affordable housing, also directed that the Slum Rehabilitation Authority be given a dedicated police team. Fadnavis ordered the constitution of a committee comprising the Urban and Revenue secretaries to review pending proposals as well as to check quality control. Officials said that creation of new housing stock, new provisions in SRA, Development Control Regulations, MHADA redevelopment, the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana and housing on Public Private Partnership mode was discussed at the meeting. Officials said that rehabilitation of 29,225 tenements would be completed by March 2019 under the SRA. Fadnavis directed that environment clearances be brought ...
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