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On the clock 22.11.2017 Hindu: Leisure
Tidal floods, rising sea levels and other climate disasters have triggered alarm bells in places susceptible to rising seas. Get to these destinations before global warming does
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'Naga wrestling is for the purification of man' 22.11.2017 All News-IANS Stories
If the Western world resorted to duels when two "honorable" men found their egos slighted, similar dispute-resolution can be found in one of India's own warrior tribes -- though the preference is for closer combat. They sorted out differences with a wrestling match.
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On finding solutions for water-intensive toilets in dry areas 22.11.2017 Hindu: Home
I had been in the hills a few weeks ago, wandering around with a notebook. One afternoon, I went to a little restaurant on a highway and drank coffee milky enough to sate a calf. Honestly, I would hav...
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Some of the deadliest submarine accidents 22.11.2017 Hindu: Home
The Argentine submarine ARA San Juan went missing in the South Atlantic last week with 44 crew members aboard. Here’s a look at the deadliest submarine disasters.April 10, 1963: USS Thresher sinks wh...
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Declare ERCP a national project: Vasundhara Raje 22.11.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
Chief minister Vasundhara Raje on Tuesday called on Union minister for Water Resources, Nitin Gadkari in New Delhi and requested him to expedite pending irrigation, river projects and release funds. Rajasthan for a long time has been raising demand to declare Eastern Rajasthan Canal Project (ERCP) a national project so the Centre can share 60 percent of the its cost estimated at Rs 37,000 crores. Raje raised the very demand again before Gadkari. Raje told him that Centre should assist the project which has been planned to meet water demands of 40 per cent population of state. The project has been envisaged to provide water to two lakh hectares land spread in 13 districts, she said. Gadkari once again assured her to consider the request. The minister apprised Raje that his ministry has approved Rs14 crores for restorations of 36 water resources project. “The first installment of the fund will be released soon for restoration and repairing of 36 projects,” said Gadkari, quotes a statement released by Raje ...
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Delhi's 'very poor' air quality likely to worsen 22.11.2017 DNA: Top News
Delhi's air quality once again fell to the 'very poor' category for the third day with authorities getting all set for the coming days. The Air Quality Index (AQI), as maintained by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), was 326 on a scale of 500. Experts warned the situation may worsen in the coming days. As a preventive measure, Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain — in a letter to the chief of the Delhi Pollution Control Committee DPCC) — said the ambient air quality has improved comparatively but things will soon deteriorate. "However, various meteorological forecasts and reports indicate that this phase is temporary and ambient air quality may once again worsen in the coming weeks," Hussain wrote. He also issued a slew of directions, including road side spraying of water, mechanical sweeping and preventing the burning of waste in the open to combat rising pollution levels. He said the municipal bodies should avoid manual sweeping and in case alternatives are not available then the water ...
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Rettai Vaickal set to get fresh lease of life 22.11.2017 Hindu: Cities
Massive desilting drive launched
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Naidu announces sops for fishermen 22.11.2017 Hindu: Cities
Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has said the budget for Fisheries Department will be enhanced to ₹187 crore, and houses will be allotted for all fishermen in the State.Participating in World Fishe...
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Aquaculture benefits should reach fishers, farmers: Naidu 22.11.2017 Hindu: Home
Vice-President inaugurates Indian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum
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Trial run of Purushottapatnam Lift Scheme stage II begins 22.11.2017 Hindu: Visakhapatnam
Water likely to be pumped into Yeleru reservoir in three days
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The champion of green: Juhi Chawla talks about the possible ban on bottled water in hotels 21.11.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
First it was the ban on plastic bags less than 50 microns after the 2005 deluge that had actress and entrepreneur Juhi Chawla thrilled. Now, she says that the news has got better with the Maharashtra government reportedly planning to impose a ban on packaged water bottles in Mantralaya, other government offices, hotels, and finally restaurants by March 2018. “Every time you throw plastic away, it sits down in the ocean and goes down into the landfill. It’s sad what we are doing to the environment,” the actress says emphatically, welcoming the news. GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT On her part, whenever Juhi goes for meetings, events, or stays at a hotel, she asks for boiled, filtered water in jars or stored in glass bottles. “When we were growing up, restaurants and hotels always served from jars or glass bottles and we drank that. Only in the last few years has the trend of plastic bottles started. People have been blinded and uninformed about how harmful they are. Now that it has become an environmental issue, ...
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Bhopal gas leak survivors launch unique campaign 21.11.2017 Hindu: National
Send images of children pleading for medical care to Modi
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Malkajgiri area to be free of water woes soon 21.11.2017 Hindu: Hyderabad
World Bank-aided water supply scheme nearing completion
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Delhi's air quality remains 'very poor' 21.11.2017 Latest News
Delhi Environment Minister has issued a slew of directions, including roadside spraying of water, mechanical sweeping and preventing burning of waste in the open to combat the rising pollution
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Industrial activity drying up Pakistan’s Katas Raj temple pond 21.11.2017 BusinessLine - Variety
Cement factories nearby have been drawing a large amount of water through a number of borewells, severely reducing the sub-soil water level
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Russia denies nuclear accident after radioactive pollution 21.11.2017 Business Standard: News Now
The source of the pollution was probably an accident somewhere between the Volga River and the Ural Mountains
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SC refuses TN's plea for immediate release of 30 tmc of Cauvery water 21.11.2017 Hindu: Tamil Nadu
However, the court asked senior advocate Fali Nariman, counsel for Karnataka, to enquire with the State as to the ground situation.
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A dry solution 21.11.2017 Hindu: Life & Style
On finding solutions for water-intensive toilets in dry areas
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Builders penalised for sewage discharge 21.11.2017 Hindu: News
NGT attaches accounts, imposes fine
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Over 8,000 building plans pending with local bodies 21.11.2017 Hindu: Tamil Nadu
Corporation cites challenges in implementation of regularisation scheme
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