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Blue waves on Chennai beaches: Natural wonder or danger signal? 21.8.2019 DNA
We may need to be worried that we witnessed a thing that was beautiful.
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India rejects Pak's claim of using water as 'weapon of war' amid Kashmir turmoil 20.8.2019
New Delhi/Islamabad: Accusing India of waging "fifth-generation warfare", Pakistan said on Monday that New Delhi had failed to inform it about the release of water from a dam that could cause flooding across the border. India, however, rejected the claim saying that under the terms of a water treaty between the two nations it had informed Pakistan about the release of excess water late on Monday when it crossed a certain threshold. Relations between the neighbours, already hostile, have been further strained after India revoked the special status of the Jammu and Kashmir region. Pakistan reacted with fury, cutting transport and trade links and expelling India's ambassador in retaliation. Islamabad said the unexpected release of water into the River Sutlej that flows from India to Pakistan was part of an attempt by New Delhi to flout the longstanding treaty between the countries. "They try to isolate diplomatically, they try to strangulate economically, they're trying to strangulate ...
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Ignoring Centre’s advice, Andhra issues multi-crore tenders for Polavaram project 18.8.2019
New Delhi: The Jagan Mohan Reddy ruled Andhra Pradesh government has issued notifications for Rs 4,900 crore worth of tenders for projects linked to the multi-crore Polavaram irrigation scheme, despite a letter from the centre advising against it and expressing concern over increased costs and delays to the project. The notifications have been issued for a hydel project worth Rs. 3,100 crore and a headworks project worth Rs. 1,800 crore, reported NDTV. Costing close to Rs 58,000 crores, the Polavaram irrigation scheme is a mega project on the Godavari River and is one of the most expensive ever undertaken by any state alone. This project"s costs will be borne by the centre, because of the national status given to it as part of the AP Reorganisation Act. Last week after an emergency meeting of the Union Water Resources Ministry in Hyderabad, RK Jain, CEO of the Polavaram Project Authority wrote to the Special Chief Secretary in the Andhra irrigation department, directing the government to stay ...
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EC wants legal backing to seek Aadhaar numbers to clean up voters list 18.8.2019
New Delhi: The Election Commission has asked the government to give it statutory backing to collect Aadhaar numbers of new applicants and existing voters to check multiple entries in electoral rolls. In a letter to the Law Ministry, the commission has proposed that provisions of the Representation of the People Act be amended to allow the EC to seek Aadhaar numbers of those applying to be voters and those who are already part of voters list. According to the EC proposal sent earlier this month, the electoral law should be amended to empower electoral registration officer to seek Aadhaar numbers of the existing voters as well as of those applying to the voters'' list. In August 2015, a Supreme Court order on Aadhaar card has put brakes on the Election Commission's project to link Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) (Aadhaar) numbers with voters' electoral data to check multiple entries in electoral rolls. The poll panel was then collecting Aadhaar numbers as part of its ...
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Jal shakti Ministry lays roadmap to revive springs across country 13.8.2019 DNA
Nearly 200 million people depend on spring water which is 15% of the population
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Flight operations at Cochin International Airport to resume 12 pm tomorrow 10.8.2019
Cochin: Cochin International Airport in Kerala will resume flight operations from Sunday noon, which were stalled since Friday due to heavy rains in the state, airport officials said on Saturday.  "Airport is ready. Flight operations will resume at 12 noon tomorrow. That is ahead of deadline. Airlines are instructed to facilitate services accordingly," a Cochin International Airport Limited Spokesperson told reporters here Saturday. The operations were suspended as there was a rise in water levels in Periyar river and a canal adjacent to the airport, reported news agency PTI. "Ferry operation was successfully carried out. Six out of eight stranded aircraft departed, while the remaining two will fly to their destinations tomorrow as scheduled services," he said. Heavy rains have been battering Kerala for the past few days and claiming 42 lives, bringing back the memories of the worst floods in August last year. "As the apron area is waterlogged due to the flood, all aircraft ...
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Video: Maharashtra minister receives flak over selfie videos during flood survey 9.8.2019 Deccan Chronicle: Op Ed
In one of the clips, an unknown person accompanying Mahajan is seen taking selfie video as they rode through water in parts of Kolhapur.
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Maharashtra: Soon, seaplanes will give wings to Ramtek, Pench tourism 7.8.2019 DNA
In 2017, PM Modi had travelled from Sabarmati river in Ahmedabad to Dharoi Dam by a seaplane
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Karnataka CM Yediyurappa conducts aerial survey of flood-hit region 5.8.2019
Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Monday conducted aerial inspection of flood-hit districts of North Karnataka, where several villages were inundated following increased outflow from reservoirs across the Krishna and its tributaries in Maharashtra. He flew by a special plane from the HAL airport here to Toranagal airstrip in Ballari, from where proceeded to Bagalkote, Raichur, Vijayapura and Yadgiri to get a first-hand assessment of the situation, official sources told PTI. The Krishna, Malaprabha, Markandeya rivers and a few other rivulets are in spate submerging thousands of hectares of land in Belagavi, Bagalkote, Raichur, Vijayapura and Yadgir. Huge amount of water had been released from the Koyna and four other dams in Maharashra which were reportedly full to the brim. As a result, the Almatti dam on Krishna river in Karnataka and three to four barrages on its upper regions were completely filled and excess water was released, the director of the Karnataka State Natural Disaster ...
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Rain batters states on west coast, fresh low-pressure area forming over Bay of Bengal 3.8.2019 India News | Latest News Headlines & Live Updates from India - Times of India
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NGT directs Centre to submit report on plea to make water wastage a penal offence 29.7.2019 India News | Latest News Headlines & Live Updates from India - Times of India
NGT has sought an action taken report from the Centre about saving water on a plea for making its wastage a penal offence, and noted that 33 percent people in India do that just by keeping the taps running even when not in use, especially during activities such as brushing and bathing.
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Maharashtra: Heavy rains over 4 days filling up major dams in Nashik 28.7.2019 DNA
He said residents along the banks of Godavari river have been alerted that water from Gangapur Dam could be released any time now into the river
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Green nod to Tata Chemical Rs 1,042 crore soda ash expansion project 28.7.2019 DNA
India has the advantage of abundance of raw materials i.e. limestone and salt and growing domestic demand that favours the establishment of soda ash plants
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Mumbai: After Tansa lake, Modak Sagar starts overflowing due to heavy rains 27.7.2019 DNA
Modak Sagar is the second largest of the lakes supplying water to Mumbai.
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Gujarat Congress accuses state of being anti-farmer over Water Bill 27.7.2019 DNA
Congress MLA Shailesh Parmar reminded the government that the farmers would not have to steal water from canals if the state had ensured irrigation facilities for them
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Govt committed to combat climate change at highest level: Environment ministry 26.7.2019 India News | Latest News Headlines & Live Updates from India - Times of India
Responding to a query in the Lok Sabha on India's preparedness to tackle climate change, minister of state for environment Babul Supriyo said several schemes have been initiated by the government to fight the global issue, including the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC).
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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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Bihar flood victims get to eat rice filled with insects 18.7.2019 DNA
The DM has instructed all government personnel or doctors present in the community kitchen centre to first eat the food themselves and then serve the flood victims
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