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Death toll due to Typhoon Hagibis in Japan rises to 47 14.10.2019 DNA
According to Kyodo News, 15 people are also believed to be missing
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Centre to soon come out with an updated National Water Policy: Minister 28.9.2019 India News | Latest News Headlines & Live Updates from India - Times of India
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PM Modi receives international award for 'Swachh Bharat' Abhiyan 25.9.2019 Deccan Chronicle: Op Ed
PMO said Modi lauded countrymen for contributing to success of cleanliness mission, saying he shared honour with them.
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Protect the Western Ghats to tackle floods 23.9.2019
Floods are now an annual nightmare in many parts of southern and western India. Valleys in the states of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala that weren"t considered flood-prone until recently are at risk. During floods and landslides in August 2019, two villages were completely destroyed killing several people, while a year earlier Kerala saw its worst floods in a century. These floods appear to be getting more severe. Climate change is causing stronger and more erratic rainfall with recurrent floods in low-lying areas while population growth is putting more people in risky areas. And another problem comes from deforestation in the mountain range where much of the water first fell: the Western Ghats. The Western Ghats run for 1,600km in parallel with India"s west coast, from Gujarat right down to Tamil Nadu at the tip of the subcontinent. It is – or was – a picturesque landscape of serene valleys, steep gorges and virgin forests. Yet recurring floods and landslides in the mountains, ...
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How to walk the sustainability talk 13.9.2019 DNA
Brands like Zara and Puma, premium ones like Gucci and Bottega Veneta, and home-grown brands like ITC are busy profiling their eco-conscious avatar
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Bisleri International seeks clarity on single-use plastic definition 13.9.2019 DNA
Packaged water maker says PET bottles are 100% recyclable, meet stringent laws by BIS and FSSAI
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Pious re-enact Muharram sacrifice in Mumbai 11.9.2019 DNA
To mark the events of that day, walls are painted that describe the event of marytrdom of Imam Hussain and his six month old son
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By 2050, Mumbai will see more plastic floating than fish: Report 9.9.2019 DNA
The research suggests that the accumulation of plastics in the sea will not only affect marine life but will also have dangerous consequences for the environment
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Need an alternative for packaged water: Paswan 2.9.2019 India News | Latest News Headlines & Live Updates from India - Times of India
Emphasising the fact that a campaign to shun single use plastic (SUP) will have a huge impact on packaged water bottles, Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan has urged govt departments to find alternatives. All ministries and departments have been asked to ban the use of SUPs. The environment ministry has been tasked to ban the entry of SUP in Himalayan region and other eco-fragile zones.
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Threat works, 50% of VIP squatters quit bungalows 22.8.2019 India News | Latest News Headlines & Live Updates from India - Times of India
Sources said the number of overstaying ex-MPs has now reduced to only 109. Officials said most of the former law makers have vacated their accommodations on their own. “But the one week ultimatum from the House Committee and PM’s mention of system being put in place for expeditious hand over of these accommodations to new MPs had the maximum impact. We are hopeful of more than 90% compliance in the next few days,” an official said.
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Tiger no. up 33% in 4 years, India has 75% of global population 30.7.2019 India News | Latest News Headlines & Live Updates from India - Times of India
India has recorded its highest ever rise, at 33%, in the numbers of big cats: from 2,226 in 2014 to 2,967 in 2018. India is now home to 75% of the global tiger population. The healthy jump in numbers means India has achieved its target of doubling the tiger count four years ahead of 2022. The goal was set nine years ago, in 2006 with a count of 1,411 tigers.
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Water conservation fee likely on residential complexes, industry 25.7.2019 India News | Latest News Headlines & Live Updates from India - Times of India
Union environment ministry has endorsed suggestions on levying 'water conservation fee' on industries and infrastructure projects, including residential and commercial complexes, and brought agriculture sector for the first time into ambit of regulations for groundwater use in the country. The ministry submitted the report on the NGT's direction.
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For water plan, govt goes for 3D mapping of all villages 23.7.2019 India News | Latest News Headlines & Live Updates from India - Times of India
The Centre is carrying out 3D aquifer mapping of every village which will help it take specific water conservation measures at micro level across the country, said Union Jal Shakti minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat. The deficit so identified will help the government to carry out its recharge plan where the treated grey water (all wastewater generated in households, except from toilets) can also be used.
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Navghar-Chirner corridor: Panel suggest Term of reference 21.7.2019 DNA
This corridor would also be useful for the development of upcoming Navi Mumbai International Airport, JNPT Port, Mumbai Trans Harbour Link.
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Pakistan completes 80 per cent work on Kartarpur Corridor: engineer 5.7.2019 DNA
The engineer expressed hope to finish the remaining work before the assigned period of time, The Express Tribune reported
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Yogi Adityanath promises piped water to every rural home in UP 4.7.2019
Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Wednesday held out the possibility of piped water for every rural home in the state within two years while warning concerned officials of serious consequences - including jail - if they fail to do their job. Addressing district magistrates through a video conference, he referred to complaints received during a review of the Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam, the state body which deals with water supply and sewerage. He said FIRs should be lodged against those who don't do their work properly and they should be "sent to jail," according to a press release. The Enforcement Directorate could also seize their property, he added. The chief minister also expressed displeasure over the "slow pace'' of work on the Namami Gange project, a central government mission to clean and rejuvenate the Ganga. The video conference followed his meeting with Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat. Adityanath said the state government has ...
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Mumbai: Wait for pumping stations continues 3.7.2019 DNA
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, in his briefing, after visiting the disaster control room and on the floor of the assembly said that Mumbai flooded due to the two pumping stations at Mogra and Mahul, which are yet to be constructed.
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Bullet train to affect 54,000 mangroves, Maharashtra denies flood risk 24.6.2019
Mumbai: As many as 54,000 mangroves spread over 13.36 hectares will be affected because of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high speed rail corridor, commonly called the bullet train project, state transport minister Diwakar Raote said Monday. He was replying to a question raised by Shiv Sena legislator Maneesha Kayande in the state Legislative Council. "There will be no chopping of trees and there will be no threat of flooding to some parts of Navi Mumbai. The pillars (of the project) will be high and hence will not damage the environment much," he added. Raote said the state government has proposed to plant five plants for each one that will be cut for the multi-billion dollar project. "As per my information, farmers are keen on handing over their land for appropriate remuneration," Raote informed in his written reply. The project, expected to cost over Rs. 1 lakh crore, is funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Replying to another question raised by Congress MLC Sharad ...
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Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project to affect 54k mangroves on 13 hectare 24.6.2019 DNA
Raote said the state government has proposed to plant five plants for each one that will be cut for the multi- billion dollar project.
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Nine core issues affect lions in Gir: Hemang Shah 21.6.2019 DNA
Earlier, the court had directed the stakeholders in the case to identify out issues that affect the conservation of lions and possible solutions.
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