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Watch: Video of Kerala fisherman helping women, children climb on his back... 19.8.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Watch: Video of Kerala fisherman helping women, children climb on his back...
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi grants Rs 500 crore flood relief to Kerala 19.8.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
After conducting an aerial survey of flood-hit Kerala, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday immediately announced flood relief of Rs 500 crore for the state. Heavy rains have lashed Kerala for nearly nine days and over 380 people have died so far. Over 3.14 lakh people have been moved to relief camps. A new red alert was issued on Saturday for all the 14 districts in Kerala, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said. There are growing fears that the number of deaths could escalate rapidly with countless people still marooned, desperate for food, drinking water and medicines. "In Kerala, I took stock of the situation arising in the wake of the devastating floods across the state. Joined a review meeting and undertook an aerial survey to assess the damage caused by flooding. The nation stands firmly with Kerala in this hour," PM Modi tweeted. In another tweet, the Prime Minister thanked UAE for offering to help the flood-ravaged state. Vijayan on Saturday said that attempts are being made on a war-footing ...
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In Pics: Rain fury devastates Kerala, Cochin International Aiport completel... 16.8.2018 DNA: Bangalore
In Pics: Rain fury devastates Kerala, Cochin International Aiport completel...
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Flood fury in 'God's Own Country': 47 dead in Kerala, P... 15.8.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Flood fury in 'God's Own Country': 47 dead in Kerala, P...
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Most of Ganga water in UP-Bengal stretch unfit for drinking, bathing, says... 14.8.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Most of Ganga water in UP-Bengal stretch unfit for drinking, bathing, says...
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In UP's Meerut, Dalits threaten to embrace Islam after being denied entry into local temple 1.8.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
Days after Hamirpur temple purification incident , a large number of Dalits in Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut district have threatened to embrace Islam after being denied entry into a Hindu temple to offer prayers. The incident was reported from Panchgaon Patti village in Meerut. A few Dalit women, belonging to Valmiki Samaj, had gone to a 50-year-old temple to offer prayers on Sunday but they were denied entry by the priest on the ground that Dalits were not allowed to pray in the temple. “Women were told that they are Dalits not Hindus and will not be allowed to offer prayers at a Hindu temple. They may go to their own Valmiki temples,” alleged Deepak Valmiki.  Another villager Satish Valmiki said that the order to deny entry to Dalits in the temple was enforced when a new priest joined a few months ago. “We were going to the temple earlier but now the new priest does not allow us to offer prayers there,” alleged Valmiki. When a Dalits in the village tried to reason out with the priest, he abused and ...
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UP temple purified with Gangajal after visit of Dalit woman BJP MLA 30.7.2018 DNA: India
In a shocking incident, a temple in Hamirpur district of Uttar Pradesh was purified with ‘Gangajal’ and statues of deities were sent to Prayag for purification with Sangam holy water after a Dalit BJP woman MLA entered the temple. The Dalit BJP woman MLA from Raath, Manisha Anuragi had visited Muskara Khurd village in her assembly constituency on July 12 to attend a function. On the insistence of party workers, she visited the famous Dhrum Rishi temple in the village to offer prayers, not knowing that woman entry into the temple is banned. The temple is believed to be of Mahabharat era and entry to women devotees is banned for centuries. People believe that even if a woman touches the boundary wall of the temple, the area faces natural calamities like famine etc. “Due to an old belief, entry of women is banned inside the temple. They are allowed to pay obeisance from outside only without touching even its boundary walls,” pointed a visibly upset villager. During her visit inside the temple, the Dalit BJP ...
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Dholera: Weather conditions to push solar power price higher 21.7.2018 DNA: Top News
Challenging weather conditions in Dholera, where 5,000 MW solar power projects with an investment of Rs25,000 crore are planned, are expected to increase the cost of power, two senior officials who are connected with the projects, said. Raj Gopal, principal secretary of state energy and petrochemicals department, said that the terrain in Dholera is challenging, with high salinity level, and corrosive air. Moreover, the CRZ area, where the solar park would come up, is inundated for three months every year. "Because of these conditions, we will need to use better quality materials." "The cost of civil works will be higher, and the cost of power will also be more," Raj Gopal told reporters on the sidelines of CII's Solar Conclave 2018. Jai Prakash Shivahare, CEO of Dholera Special Investment Region Development Authority, said that even after accounting for 50% higher cost of civil works, the power price, to be discovered through competitive bidding, is expected to be below Rs3 per unit. "We are offering ...
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Desh ki mitti: How IIT Jodhpur is treating contaminated water by using Raja... 19.7.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Desh ki mitti: How IIT Jodhpur is treating contaminated water by using Raja...
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Early Earth's oxygen levels rose, fell several times, claims new study 11.7.2018 DNA: Opinion
Earth's oxygen levels rose and fell more than once hundreds of millions of years before the planet-wide success of the Great Oxidation Event about 2.4 billion years ago, a study has found. The finding, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, may have implications in the search for life beyond Earth. Coming years will bring powerful new ground- and space-based telescopes able to analyse the atmospheres of distant planets, the researchers said. The work could help keep astronomers from unduly ruling out "false negatives," or inhabited planets that may not at first appear to be so due to undetectable oxygen levels, they said. "The production and destruction of oxygen in the ocean and atmosphere over time was a war with no evidence of a clear winner, until the Great Oxidation Event," said Matt Koehler, a doctoral student at the University of Washington in the US. The Great Oxidation Event was the biologically induced appearance of oxygen in the Earth's atmosphere around 2.45 ...
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Shedhi canal repairs still on, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation to supply bore well water 11.7.2018 DNA: India
Starting this summer, the city stopped receiving a 200 MLD water supply from Shedhi canal. There was reportedly a breach in the canal, and due to the ongoing repair work, water supply can only be resumed by June end. To compensate for this water shortage, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) continued acquiring water from bore wells. For one more month, the AMC will have to resort to groundwater for supplies. For this, the civic body is going to fetch water for 12 hours continuously. "Supply from the Shedhi canal has been delayed further by a month. So we have to depend on water from bore wells for that month. Shedhi canal is the main source of water for the Raska water treatment plant. From Raska treatment plant, AMC gets 250 MLD water," said a senior civic body official. "Constant use of groundwater has pushed the water level down from 15 feet to 18 feet. Due to delay in the onset of monsoons, the situation is likely to get worse if we continue extracting groundwater," said a civic official. In ...
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PM Narendra Modi reviews progress of 26 islands to boost India's maritime economy 1.7.2018 DNA: Money
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday reviewed the progress made on 'holistic development' of 26 islands to boost India's maritime economy even while preserving the natural ecosystem. Modi government's Maritime Agenda 2020 involves developing country's vast coastline of 7,500 km and also developing islands besides expanding port capacity to 3,130 MT. The PM reviewed progress at a meeting of NITI Aayog, where a presentation was made on the elements of holistic development, including key infrastructure projects, digital connectivity, green energy, desalination plants, waste management, promotion of fisheries, and tourism-based projects. A statement issued by the PMO said he reviewed the work done in Andaman & Nicobar Islands and emphasised the need for developing an integrated tourism-centric ecosystem, in the areas identified for tourism development. The PM called for expeditious pursuit of energy self-sufficiency in the islands, which could be based on solar energy. He also asked the officials ...
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Coastal villagers fume over aquaculture 27.6.2018 Hindu: National
Increased salinity plagues 10 mandals, says official
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Urban Cooperative Banks miffed at RBI's regulation proposals 27.6.2018 DNA: India
Recent proposals by the national banking watchdog, Reserve Bank of India, to increase its regulatory powers over the Urban Cooperative Banks (UCB) will be at the cost of "cooperative spirit" and "violate the Cooperatives Act", suggest local bankers. While the new regulations envisage putting UCBs almost at par with Public Sector Banks (PSBs), bankers are of the opinion that it is uncalled for, as UCBs have far lower bad loans than the PSBs. The draft proposals by RBI call for the formation of Board of Management (BoM), in addition to the existing Board of Directors (BoD), in a bid to separate executive and supervisory functions. However, as the BOM is accountable directly to RBI, players say it creates a conflict of power. "BOD is answerable to the general body, which is supreme. So unless BoM is answerable to BoD, there would be a conflict in management," said a senior source in one of the leading UCB in the state. "The provision that BoM shall be responsible to BoD is consistent with the spirit of ...
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Early polls due to inefficiency, asks TJS chief 27.6.2018 Hindu: Cities
To launch agitation against mistakes in pattadar passbooks
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Tainted by uranium: On groundwater contamination 26.6.2018 Hindu: Home
The groundwater contamination across India must be probed, and safe sources identified
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Should we take horse to water or water to horse? 25.6.2018 DNA: Top News
I am typing this in company of a langur troupe in a state of exuberance that only the first rain can bring, and hence enjoying intermittent shower from the bamboo canopy above me. While the panic about water that builds up during hot summer seems to have subsided in our wiser cousins, my Facebook wall has just popped a video by great Sadhguru telling me that we are heading for a water crisis. For some strange reason, whenever the water Gurus of this planet do their maths, it starts with a premise that 97 % of water on this blue-green planet being salty, it is good for fish only. So, left with 3 % and most of it frozen in polar ice caps, they conclude that we will rather have world war III and self-destruct than solve the problem of water using a technology that we already have. As they presume that the cost of desalination will ensure that we rather die than do it, I would not like to apply my understating of the economics of demand-supply to their wisdom either. So, instead of worrying about a distant ...
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Plastic banned in GWMC office 24.6.2018 Hindu: Rx
To encourage sustainable environmental practices
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A pilot project that makes waste water reusable 24.6.2018 Hindu: Chennai
Anna varsity-L&T initiative aims to makes sewage treatment less power intensive
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Declare districts open defecation-free by Oct. 2, says Minister 23.6.2018 Hindu: Fitness
The State government has directed officials of north Karnataka districts to utilise funds under the Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan for declaring all districts
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