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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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DNA Jaipur 10th Anniversary: No more typifying Rajasthan, we have changed 23.6.2018 DNA: Opinion
Adecade is not even a drop in the ocean of history and heritage; cultures and communities; sights and sounds that make up our state. Change is inevitable in an increasingly connected world. Our Rajasthan, too has been undergoing a metamorphosis. The ghunghat is being replaced. Manju Devi, a porter in Jaipur station has broken into a very male bastion. So has Meera Bai Meena who repairs handpumps in hamlets nestled in the hills of Udaipur. The travails and triumphs of Rupa Yadav, a child bride who is now pursuing her MBBS, exemplifies the change in mindsets. I see a difference in every sector. It was the women of the state who campaigned to make the state free of open defecation. Village Wildlife Watchers, unread in most part and volunteers at that, use Whatsapp to monitor wild animals in their charge. Today, Rajasthan has institutions of National repute – IIT, IIM, AIIMS, National Law School. Youth from Rajasthan are acquiring skills that make them employable. Just running after a degree has become a ...
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DNA Jaipur 10th Anniversary: The amazing journey from kaala paani to black gold 23.6.2018 DNA: Opinion
At the outset, I would like to congratulate Team DNA for completing a glorious decade in the state of Rajasthan. In this time, DNA has exemplified journalistic values such as courage, integrity and fairness in its reporting and I wish you all the success in the future. The last 10 years have been significant for both the state of Rajasthan and for us at Vedanta Cairn. We started operations in the state in 2009 and are approaching our 10th anniversary next year in 2019. Rajasthan, especially the region of Barmer, has undergone a sea change in the last decade and Vedanta Cairn has contributed in a big way to the growth of the oil and gas industry in state. Vedanta Cairn today contributes almost 27 per cent of India’s crude oil production and a large part of it comes from our operations in the Barmer region of Rajasthan. The harsh climate and geography of Barmer made it difficult for people to make a living. Scarcity of water and frequent droughts meant that it was difficult to grow crops and this ...
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Forget Disha Patani's sexy avatar and watch her kick, fly and punch in this latest fitness video! 23.6.2018 DNA: Top News
After impressing the audience with her mesmerizing beauty and spectacular dancing skills, Disha Patani now stuns the audience with her jaw-dropping action avatar in the latest fitness video.The actress took to her social media pages to share a work out video where she can be seen kicking, boxing and doing headstands among other things.  One of the fittest actresses in Bollywood, Disha Patani has wooed the audience with her washboard abs and hot bod time and again. Giving a glimpse into her hardcore workout routine, Disha shared a video on her Instagram account proving to be a motivation for her followers. With her daring and kickass moves, the tough girl clearly proves she is not a damsel-in-distress and needs no knight in shining armor to save her in tough situations. Disha Patani is amongst one of the most rapidly growingly celebrities on Instagram and enjoys the fanbase of millions. Watch the video right here:   A post shared by disha patani (paatni) (@dishapatani) on Jun 22, 2018 at 12:55am PDT After ...
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Fluoride-hit Rajupalem thirsts for a few pots of safe drinking water 22.6.2018 Hindu: National
One or two persons from every family suffer from fluorosis and are bedridden
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