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Meet the CBSE Class XII topper: No tuitions and no fixed study hours 27.5.2018 Education – The Indian Express
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CBSE 12th result 2018: Topper Meghana Srivastava aims to pursue Psychology (Hons), wants to do community service 26.5.2018 Education – The Indian Express
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Passengers getting unsafe drinking water at bus stand 26.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Bathinda, May 25 Showing scant regard to the health of thousands of passengers visiting the city bus stand on a daily basis, the PRTC management has been serving them ground water for years. It is pertinent to mention here that Malwa region is known for the presence of uranium and other heavy metals in its ground water. Unaware of the source of water, passengers here have been drinking ground water for over decades now. Despite being well aware of the situation, the PRTC authorities did not bother to install Reverse Osmosis (RO) plant to provide safe water to passengers. According to sources, the PRTC has availed canal water connection, but due to the fact that the bus stand has the lone water tank, the canal water too gets stored in the same tank in which the ground water is stored. Officials of the PRTC city bus stand said they had time and again written letters to the higher authorities to release funds for the construction of another water storage tank so that they could store ...
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Water supply halted for past 5 days 26.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Faridkot, May 25 Due to spilling of sugar mill molasses in rivers, the drinking water supply has been halted in the town and nearby areas for the past five days. While the Water Supply and Sanitation Board (WSSB) authorities are already in the dock as they failed in checking the flow of polluted water in the already stored safe drinking water in its reservoir, the negligence by board employees has pushed residents to drinking water crisis. Now, before it resumes the drinking water supply, the WSSB is emptying its reservoirs of several crore liters of polluted water. In absence of scientific method to dispose of the polluted water to empty the reservoirs, the WSSB is letting it flow in the open. It is further percolating into groundwater near the WSSB’s reservoirs, thus polluting the underground water sources. Groundwater in this region is known for high fluoride contents, so it is not usable for the purpose for drinking. “With no water supply from the WSSB, we are facing many ...
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NEERI made way for Sterlite to pollute Tuticorin 25.5.2018 Downtoearth
The research organization’s efforts to ensure that pollution was not directly attributed to the copper smelting plant led to the SC not ordering the plant to be shut down earlier
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Molasses spill in Beas: PPCB says ensuring safety was mill’s added duty 25.5.2018 Chandigarh – The Indian Express
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Test water samples in Sutlej, Beas, Buddha Nullah: NGT 25.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Servi9ce New Delhi, May 24 The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) to conduct  tests to determine the quality of  water in the Beas, the Sutlej and the Buddha Nullah and submit a report within six weeks. Three AAP MLAs, including Leader of the Opposition in the Punjab Assembly Sukhpal Singh Khaira, had on Wednesday jointly petitioned the tribunal on the matter. The NGT asked for separate reports on the Beas, the Sutlej and  the nullah. The case will now come up for hearing on July 17. The NGT specifically mentioned that the samples be collected at sites cited in the petition.  According to the petitioners, the Buddha Nullah, that merges with the Sutlej at Balipur village in Ludhiana, contaminates the river water with Ludhiana’s industrial waste, medical waste and untreated sewerage. Tribunal’s Acting Chairman Justice Jawad Rahim declined the PPCB  plea to dismiss the  petition on the ...
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Inspect polluting units near village, NGT tells PCB 25.5.2018 The Tribune
New Delhi, May 24 The National Green Tribunal has directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to inspect and take samples from industries located in the vicinity of an Uttarakhand village so that the polluting units can be shut. A bench headed by Justice Raghuvendra S Rathore asked the CPCB to give the list of polluting industries after conducting an inspection within three weeks in the village in Udham Singh Nagar district to the State Infrastructure and Industrial Development Corporation of Uttarakhand Ltd (SIDCUL). “As we have been told that there are certain industries which are polluting, we direct the officers of the CPCB to first inspect such industries and take samples (water/air). On confirmation about they being polluting, give a list of such industry to SIDCUL. “Upon receipts of such list SIDCUL and Uttarakhand Pollution Control Board shall immediately stop the functioning of such industries. The CPCB shall inspect all the industries expeditiously and in any case within three weeks,” ...
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Punjab pollution board told to test samples of Beas, Sutlej waters 24.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service New Delhi, May 24 The National Green Tribunal on Thursday directed the Punjab Pollution Control Board and the Central Pollution Control Board to test samples of waters of the Beas and Sutlej rivers and the Budda Nullah and submit report on each of them to it within six weeks. AAP MLAs, including Leader of the Opposition in the Punjab Assembly Sukhpal Singh Khaira, had petitioned the tribunal on Wednesday alleging failure of the state government and its agencies to check discharge of pollutants like industrial and chemical wastes in the Beas and Sutlej endangering aquatic lives and human beings. It directed the two boards to constitute a joint committee for collecting and testing the samples. The plea of Punjab Pollution Control Board counsel for dismissal of the case on the grounds that the AAP was raking up the matter on political consideration, was turned down by the court. The next date of hearing has been listed for July ...
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NGT notice to Punjab, Centre on Beas spill 24.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service New Delhi, May 23 Even as the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) on Wednesday issued a notice to Chadha Sugar Mill for the molasses spill into the Beas, asking why action should not be initiated against it for alleged violations, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) in Delhi issued a notice to Punjab, the Centre and their agencies on a petition filed by Punjab’s AAP MLAs. Acting Chairperson of the NGT Justice Jawad Rahim issued notices to the Punjab Pollution Control Board, the Municipal Corporations of Ludhiana and Jalandhar and the Central Pollution Control Board besides the Punjab and Union Governments. Leader of the Opposition in the Punjab Assembly Sukhpal Singh Khaira accused Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh of “tacit support to owners of industries guilty of polluting Punjab’s rivers.” Khaira, Bathinda (Rural) and Mansa MLAs Rupinder Singh Ruby and Nazar Singh Manshahia, who moved the NGT,   were represented by AAP’s Dakha legislator HS Phoolka. The petitioners alleged that ...
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Water supply in Gurgaon to be disrupted tomorrow 24.5.2018 PTI: All news
Water supply in Gurgaon to be disrupted tomorrow
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Water quality still poor, say Muktsar residents 24.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Muktsar, May 21 Though the water quality improved slightly in canals on Monday, it is still contaminated, say local residents. In view of the prevailing situation, some private reverse osmosis (RO) water treatment plants started free supply of treated water to consumers. Suresh Garg, owner of an RO plant, said: “Considering the problems people are facing due to the prevailing crisis, we have decided to supply treated water for free.” Meanwhile, residents under the Naujawan Bharat Sabha on Monday staged a protest along the Rajasthan Feeder and Sirhind Feeder canals at Chak Gaandha Singhwala village here. They demanded that a case of attempt to murder be registered against the owners of the factories that disposed of the industrial waste into the Beas. Officials of the Water Supply and Sanitation Department claimed that there was no scarcity of potable water. “We had closed water inlets of all reservoirs, so the contaminated water could not enter anywhere. Still, we lifted about 50 ...
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Polluting mill may get off lightly 24.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 21 Gurdaspur-based Chadha Sugars and Industries may get off lightly for polluting the Beas, paying a fine of just up to Rs 1 crore, despite the enormous damage to the ecology.   The company, which “accidentally” released molasses into the river, leading to the death of hundreds of fish and rendering the water unfit for consumption (temporarily), is likely to get the benefit of doubt. A report by a three-member committee, headed by Punjab Pollution Control Board Chief Engineer GS Majithia, is expected to be submitted on Tuesday. Sources said the mill owners would be told to bear the cost incurred on releasing extra water from the Pong and Ranjit Sagar dams into the Beas to flush out the molasses-affected water.  So far, 1,000 cusecs of water has been released thrice at a cost of Rs 1 crore. A meeting on the “recovery of costs for damage control” called by CM Capt Amarinder Singh on Wednesday will also reassess the action plan on cleaning the state’s rivers. The report, ...
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Scientists: No major contamination in Beas 24.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 22 Putting an end to all speculations, scientists of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana, have concluded that no major contamination has been found in the Beas riverwater sample and that the heavy casualty of aquatic life was due to acidic pH and low dissolved oxygen. However, the post-mortem of fish could not be performed due to putrefied samples. Several water, sediment and fish samples were collected by the state fisheries officials on May 17 between 9 am and 2 pm, after reports of tonnes of fish mortality surfaced following the spillage of molasses in the river due to the alleged negligence of Chadha Sugar Industries, Kiri Afgana. The Central Equipment Laboratory College of Fisheries, GADVASU, submitted its report to Amritsar Deputy Commissioner KS Sangha on Tuesday. It has indicated that the samples collected by scientists at 7 pm the same day, revealed low dissolved oxygenand high biological oxygen. There was low pH ...
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NGT takes cognisance of Punjab AAP MLAs’ complaint on river water pollution 24.5.2018 Chandigarh – The Indian Express
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Sonakshi Sinha’s well-toned abs will give you some serious fitness goals 22.5.2018 Free Press Journal: Glam
Sonakshi Sinha was once overly criticized for her unconventional body. But taking all of it in her stride,
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Daisy Shah Race 3 dialogue troll: Jacqueline Fernandez pokes fun, Salman Khan shuts it up 22.5.2018 Free Press Journal: Glam
The highly anticipated trailer of Salman Khan’s upcoming film Race 3 was launched last week. Although
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Nullah destroying biodiversity, ecology 22.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 21 Indicating that the pollution levels in Buddha Nullah continue to be a threat to ecology, biodiversity and health of people, a Sri Lankan student, who carried out a research study at Desh Bhagat University, as part of his PhD, has found that toxicity of the nullah waters is a danger to its catchment area and beyond. The finding was part of a comparative study of pollution in Buddha Nullah here and the Kelani river in Sri Lanka. The study was carried out by Ravindra Gunavardana, a PhD student at Desh Bhagat University. Heavy metals beyond limit at Walligpur Kalan village The student found presence of heavy metals, including arsenic, mercury, cadmium, chromium, thallium and lead, in the nullah. In fact, the presence of arsenic was double the amount of maximum permissible limit at Walligpur Kalan. Even cadmium was much above the permissible limits. It is causing several problems, including destruction of biodiversity besides several health problems. Not just the heavy ...
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14 ‘very large’ water projects planned under Vision 2023 22.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
₹21,050 crore will be spent for the purpose, says Minister
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This hot throwback picture of Padma Lakshmi going nude for a photoshoot is breaking the Internet! 21.5.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
American actress, model and TV personality Padma Lakshmi is grabbing the eyeballs on social media. The actress turned author recently shared an old throwback picture of herself from her previous photoshoot in which she can be seen baring it all on a couch. The hot throwback picture is now breaking the Internet with her fans sharing it on a massive scale on social media. The supermodel surely does know how to make heads turn both on and off the screens.  In the picture, Padma Lakshmi can be seen clad in just a choker neckpiece, flaunting her hot bod and covering her assets with a metallic violet cushion, as she sits and poses on a couch. The sultry actress looks fierce and sexy at the same time in the picture.  Padma Lakshmi always manages to leave her fans stunned with her pictures on social media. Sometime back, she had shared a picture of herself in a bathtub, covering her modesty with slices of a pizza. In another short video, she can be seen taking a dip in her bathtub, before grabbing her ...
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