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India is paying a price for losing its grasslands (Environment Feature) 20.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Wiry shrubs and clumps of brown-green fill the semi-arid landscape of Kutch in western India. Many of these patches have, over the years, made way for "more productive" agricultural land. This greening of "wasteland" is, however, degrading a precious and largely ignored ecosystem -- the grasslands. And, as a result, some species of animals that depend on grasslands are being pushed to the brink of extinction.
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Apple to donate to mark Earth Day 20.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
In its mission to create a healthier planet through innovation, Apple on Friday announced a donation programme and debuted a disassembly robot "Daisy" as a part of its ongoing recycling effort.
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Water supply: Haryana, Delhi Chief Secretaries summoned 20.4.2018 Hindu: Delhi
SC issues directions after Jal Board says it is not receiving enough water to supply to the Capital
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Drastic plastic 19.4.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
April 22 is World Earth Day. This year, let’s join hands and encourage people to stop using plastic and clean up the mess.
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Six farmers try to commit `suicide' in Maharashtra's Parbhan... 19.4.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Six farmers try to commit `suicide' in Maharashtra's Parbhan...
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SAVE to conserve mosque ponds 19.4.2018 Hindu: Cities
Following efforts to rope in schools for the conservation of waterbodies in the district, the Student Army for Vivid Environment (SAVE) is now plannin
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Water supply: SC summons Delhi, Haryana Chief Secretaries 19.4.2018 General News
The Supreme Court on Thursday sought the presence of the Chief Secretaries of Delhi and Haryana on April 23, after it was told by the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) that it has not been receiving sufficient water from Haryana.
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Four Maharashtra villagers attempt suicide in revenue office 19.4.2018 General News
Four villagers attempted to commit suicide on Thursday by consuming pesticides in a local revenue office in Maharashtra's Parbhani district, an official said. All are now out of danger.
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NCR water crisis: SC summons Chief Secretaries of Delhi, Haryana on Monday 19.4.2018 Business Standard: News Now
The apex court was hearing a plea filed by the DJB alleging that Haryana had reduced by one-third the supply of Yamuna water to the national capital, leading to a grave water crisis
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Corporation to repair only potholed roads 19.4.2018 Hindu: Health
The work to patch up damaged roads could go on for atleast the next two to three years
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Study to implement 24x7 drinking water supply project begins 19.4.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Civic body to replace distribution pipelines for over 1,000 km.
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No August Kranti 19.4.2018 DNA: India
It will only be at the end of Summers that round the clock water supply is expected to be commissioned at four areas of the city. The project works have been completed in most of the areas, however, there is not enough water to meet the demand.It is thus by month of August that the 24X7 water supply is expected to commence, just in time before assembly elections. “Most of the project works are complete and testing have commenced in certain parts, yet, the supply remains short to meet the demand,” says a senior officer at Public Health and Engineering Department. According to the department officials the works for software development, metre replacement and repair of reservoir have been completed. Works for laying supply lines have also been completed in most areas. However, the department ‘officially’ deny of water scarcity to be a reason for the delay. “Except for Banipark area, work orders for rest of the covered area were to be completed by the month of August,” claims additional chief engineer, ...
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Politicians believe that when and where the water flows, the votes will follow 19.4.2018 Hindu: Home
Sitting MLAs and their political rivals are vying with each other to provide drinking water in their constituencies
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Central team faces the heat in drought-hit Prakasam 19.4.2018 Hindu: Home
Villagers block the convoy to highlight drinking water crisis
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MP fumes at ‘fake progress’ in Nalgonda 19.4.2018 Hindu: Home
DISHA meeting shows 10% progress in Mission Bhagiratha scheme
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24x7 drinking water supply move in city shelved, again 19.4.2018 Hindu: Home
Resistance from the public on water meters one reason
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Malkajgiri homes to get smart water meters by year-end 18.4.2018 Hindu: Cities
Tamper-proof measures expected to improve revenues, says MHWS&SB chief
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Water conservation awareness tour begins 18.4.2018 Hindu: Kochi
Activists say encroachments, pollution killing most of the water bodies in the district
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Lack of office space takes toll on Minorities Commission 18.4.2018 Hindu: Home
Four months after its reconstitution, the Telangana State Minorities Commission (TSMC) awaits a full-fledged working space.The eight-member minorities
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IPL 2018: Bombay HC bars MCA from using water from Pavana dam for CSK matches in Pune 18.4.2018 DNA: Popular News
The Bombay High Court on Wednesday barred the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) from using water from Pavana dam for maintaining the Pune cricket stadium for Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 till further orders. Earlier, the Bombay HC had issued a notice to MCA and had sought a reply on how will they arrange water for maintaining the ground for IPL matches in Pune, according to an ANI report. The development came after the remaining IPL matches of Chennai Super Kings were shifted from the state to the Maharashtra Cricket Association's International Stadium in Pune in the wake of the ongoing protest against the Centre's negligence for the formation of Cauvery Management Board (CMB).   Issuing the notice, the Bombay High Court asked the MCA to explain how they would arrange water for preparing and maintaining ground in Pune to conduct matches of IPL shifted from Chennai to Pune. The notice was issued in a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by the NGO Loksatta Movement in 2016. In the same petition, ...
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