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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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Palamuru project K Chandrasekhar Rao's next target 30.8.2019
Hyderabad: After completing the Kaleshwaram lift irrigation scheme in a record three years, Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has now decided to take up the Palamuru-Ranga Reddy Lift Irrigation Scheme (PLIS) as a prestige issue and set a deadline of one year for its completion. He wants the PLIS to be ready before the start of the next Kharif season for the project. Mr Rao, along with his ministers, on Thursday conducted an aerial survey of the Karvena, Vattem and Narlapur reservoirs to inspect the ongoing works and reviewed the progress of works with the officials, engineers and agencies concerned. Mr Rao had laid the foundation stone for the Palamuru-Ranga Reddy lift irrigation project on June 11, 2015, making it the first major irrigation project to be taken up after the formation of TS. While inspecting the Karvena reservoir, he instructed engineers and contract agencies to take up construction on a war-footing basis and have works implemented on 24/7 basis given the significant role the Karvena ...
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Nitin Gadkari popularising earthen pots to create jobs faster 27.8.2019 India News | Latest News Headlines & Live Updates from India - Times of India
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After electricity, Kejriwal gifts water to Delhiites 27.8.2019
New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, on Tuesday, announced a waiver of all arrears of consumers towards Delhi Jal Board. A government agency, Delhi Jal Board is responsible for supply of potable water to the most of National Capital Territory. The waiver follows the announcement of state government bringing down electricity bills. The announcement of Delhi government comes months ahead of the assembly elections in Delhi. "Today we are announcing a scheme to waive arrears to clean up Delhi Jal Board"s books. Some of these arrears are due to consumers but some are also due to incorrect billing," ANI reported chief minister to have said this. He urged people to join the mainstream and get water metres installed at their homes. "Only those consumers who have installed meters before November 30 will get the benefit of this scheme," Kejriwal said. On August 1, Kejriwal made power completely free for residents who consume up to 200 units of power every month. He had ...
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'Climate change to hit 150 Himalayan fish species' 27.8.2019 India News | Latest News Headlines & Live Updates from India - Times of India
An internal study of the Wildlife Institute of India reveals climate change will adversely affect around 150 native fish species of the Himalayan states, including Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh. Scientists say “continuous stalking of natural habitat by human being” is a major factor that is adding upon the miseries of the Himalayan fishes.
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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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