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Boat tragedy probe blames all and sundry 4.12.2019 Deccan Chronicle: Op Ed
The Sri Vasista Punnami Royal boat carrying 69 passengers and a crew of eight capsized on Sept-ember 15 near Katchaluru village.
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Pegasus spyware issue likely to be taken up in Rajya Sabha next week 23.11.2019 Deccan Chronicle: Op Ed
During the first week of the session, Rajya Sabha has reported productivity of 90.50 per cent.
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BJP, AAP clash in Rajya Sabha over water quality in Delhi 22.11.2019 India News | Latest News Headlines & Live Updates from India - Times of India
BJP and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) members clashed in Rajya Sabha on Friday over the quality of water being piped to households in the national capital, prompting an angry response from chairman M Venkaiah Naidu who asked members to maintain decorum. Trouble started when BJP's Vijay Goel was called to make his Zero Hour submission on the quality of water in Delhi.
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BPCL: Kochi Refinery fate hangs in balance 22.11.2019 Deccan Chronicle: Op Ed
Will Rs 16.5K-crore import substitution project move to pvt hands?
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TRS, YSRC: Friends at home, to fight in Parl 17.11.2019 deccanchronicle.com
Parties to safeguard their states' interests.
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Complete Jal Jeevan Mission by 2024, Centre tells Southern states 12.11.2019
Hyderabad: Union water resources minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Monday asked southern states to complete the Centre"s Jal Jeevan Mission works by 2024. In reply, the states told him that the Centre has to provide funds. The mission aims to provide tap water to all households in the country. The minister said the Centre was consulting Nabard (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development) and other financial institutions to fund the scheme. The minister said the people"s participation was important. Mr Singh was speaking at a review meeting of officials of southern states on Monday in the city. Telangana state Chief Secretary S.K. Joshi told the minister that the Centre has to provide funds for Jal Jeevan Mission to the states on the basis of population. Mr Singh also met Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao at Pragathi Bhavan on Monday. A CMO press release of the meeting said that the Union minister said that the Centre was examining the the possibility of implementing a Mission ...
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M Venkaiah Naidu bats for cost-effective desalination initiatives 4.11.2019
Chennai: Warning that a water war may break out across the globe, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu emphasised the significance of saving water. Addressing the silver jubilee celebrations of the country's premier National Institute of Ocean Technology in Chennai on Sunday, Mr Naidu said there is a need to give a thrust to research activities and innovation in the areas of ocean energy, marine biology and biotechnology for the nation to become a leader in these sectors and NIOT can be a forerunner for achieving the milestone. He said some people predict there may be water wars across the globe in the future.      "We must try to utilise available sea water and for that you (NIOT) need to do more and more research. You already found some solutions, but it has to be cost-effective because converting saline water to potable water, sweet water is a very good thing that will solve the problem to maximum possible extent but the question is at what cost and that is the issue," he ...
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Vice President bats for cost-effective desalination initiatives 3.11.2019 India News | Latest News Headlines & Live Updates from India - Times of India
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Delhi govt declares Nov 2 as public holiday on Chhath Puja 1.11.2019 DNA
Chhath Puja is celebrated on the sixth day of the Kartik month of the Hindu calendar which also happens to be the fourth day after Diwali.
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Government's pollution control measures have led to more 'good air days' in Delhi: Prakash Javadekar 27.10.2019 India News | Latest News Headlines & Live Updates from India - Times of India
"Goods days have increased and bad days have reduced in Delhi's pollution status," said Javadekar, who attended the 29th BASIC (Brazil, South Africa, India and China) ministers' meeting here on Saturday. "The air quality improved after various measures were initiated by the government in the National Capital Region (NCR) since 2014," the minister told Indian media persons on Saturday.
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Happy Girl! Kim Sharma flaunts her bikini bod in latest photo 21.10.2019 DNA
Kim Sharma took to her Instagram page and shared her latest photo wearing a bikini.
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'Jagan Mohan Reddy acting like a psycho,' says Chandrababu Naidu 12.10.2019
Visakhapatnam: TDP chief and former chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu reviewed the party position in the district during his two-day visit to Visakhapatnam and stated that the TDP during its term made Andhra Pradesh number one state in infrastructure development. "I have come to Visakhapatnam for the first time after the elections. Party will always stand with those who struggle for it. During the TDP regime, we worked hard and kept the welfare of the public in mind. We made Andhra Pradesh number one in infrastructure development. We interlinked rivers in the state so that all reservoirs would be filled," said Naidu during a press meeting on Friday. "We are gearing up for local body elections. We will constitute committees soon. We will provide one-third reservation for women and youth. We collected land for Amaravati capital through land pooling that saved a lot of money. But present government spoiled everything," he added. Naidu further stated that during the TDP regime the party ...
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KCR gives long list of demands to PM Modi 5.10.2019
Hyderabad: Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao discussed the economic slowdown and its effect on development with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during their hour-long meeting, sources said. Mr. Rao met Modi and discussed various issues, including the political situation. Sources in the chief minister"s office (CMO) said Mr. Rao briefed  Modi about the talks initiated by the state government with AP Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy with regard to the inter-linking of Krishna and Godavari rivers to share the waters to benefit both states. Earlier, Mr Rao met BJP president and union home minister Mr. Amit Shah for about 40 minutes. He also called on defence minister Rajnath Singh and discussed the relocation of certain institutions from the cantonment area. The CMO, in a statement, disclosed that Mr. Rao had submitted memoranda on 22 issues to the PM during the meeting and requested him to consider them and take appropriate action. He brought up the issue of paying the fifth installment of ...
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Ian Chappell reveals one major effect of nature on cricket 30.9.2019 DNA
Chappell also believes that the increase in temperature will possibly add to the health dangers for players.
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Andhra: River Krishna in spate again, dam gates opened 28.9.2019

Andhra: River Krishna is in spate again following heavy rain in the upper catchment areas in Maharashtra and Karnataka.

Consequently, the crest gates of major dams that were already full to the brim in Andhra Pradesh had to be opened for the third time in the last couple of months to let out floodwater into the Bay of Bengal.

On Saturday, the Srisailam reservoir received an inflow of 2.73 lakh cusecs from upstream and 3.20 lakh cusecs was discharged downstream, maintaining a flood cushion of about 1.31 tmc ft.

The 2.91 lakh cusecs that flowed into Nagarjuna Sagar has been let out downstream into the Dr K L Rao Sagar where the outflow was 2.78 lakh cusecs.

The Prakasam Barrage in Vijayawada recorded an inflow of 2.58 lakh cusecs and an outflow of 2.23 lakh cusecs, according to the State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA).

The flood trend, according to the SDMA, was rising though there was no threat of submergence.

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New K'taka bypoll schedule: Venugopal says EC acting like 'yet another govt dept' 28.9.2019
New Delhi: Congress General Secretary K C Venugopal on Friday alleged that the Election Commission was acting like "yet another government department" and said the new schedule for the Karnataka bypolls have been made to "facilitate the purification" of disqualified legislators. According to a notification issued by the Election Commission on Friday, bypolls to 15 Karnataka Assembly seats, which the poll panel had decided to defer, will be held on December 5. Citing proceedings in the Supreme Court on Thursday regarding the pleas filed by 17 disqualified MLAs of the state challenging their disqualification, the EC said that after deliberations, it has decided that the nomination process will restart on November 11 as per the new schedule. Following the EC decision, Venugopal tweeted, "The Election Commission now acts like yet another government department. Postponing elections after starting the proceedings is quite unusual. The new schedule also seems to have been made to ...
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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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Crores will be saved with reverse tendering of projects bidded under TDP: AP minister 21.9.2019
Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh Irrigation Minister P Anil Kumar said on Saturday that thousands of crores of public money would be saved through the reverse tendering process of the projects bidded under TDP government. He said that the first reverse tendering process in the Polavaram project is over and it is 15 per cent less in amount than the contract. He also said that the contractor and the company have not been changed. "The first reverse tendering process has taken place in the Polavaram left tunnel which is of Rs 290 crore. We are happy to witness that the tender which has been floated for 4.77 per cent excess in 2018 has seen 15.6 per cent less after the reverse tendering with the same contractor and same company which bidded in 2018," he said. "With this single reverse tendering the government has got a profit of around Rs 58 crores. As every project will go into scrutiny I hope thousands of crores would be saved by the government," said Kumar. "Almost every work is reverse ...
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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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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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