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Hyderabad Airport installs waste recycling machines 21.11.2017 news
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA), Hyderabad has become the first airport in the country to commence installing waste recycling machines as a pilot project. The machines have been installed to crush plastic PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottles, steel/aluminium cans and plastic bags in an eco-friendly way, said GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd. (GHIAL), which operates the airport. Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad has become the first airport in the country to commence installing waste recycling machines as a pilot project Wild West Media has provided two machines which were installed at strategic locations within the airport. This project has been taken up under the airport's signature #PassengerisPrime programme with the motive to inspire people to contribute towards environmental sustenance. Passengers will get an option to either make a donation or claim a discount coupon in return for submitting their empty plastic water bottles/bags/metal cans into the crushing ...
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Nine per cent Nepalis still lack toilet 21.11.2017 Central Chronicle
Kathmandu, A total of 2.6 million Nepalis, nine percent of the country’s total population, still... more »
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Minister's peeing clip: Congress says appoint him Swachh Bharat ambassador 21.11.2017 news
A day after the video of Maharashtra Water Conservation Minister Ram Shinde peeing by the roadside surfaced, the Congress today took a dig demanding that he be appointed as the "brand ambassador" of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan for the state. The clip purportedly shows Shinde urinating by the roadside on the Solapur-Barshi road when he was travelling in his car. Shinde had said that he was unwell after spending nearly a month touring the state for the government's flagship Jalyukta Shivar scheme and had to relieve himself in the open as he couldn't find a toilet while travelling. Taunting the minister, Congress spokesperson Sachin Sawant said Shinde proved on World Toilet Day yesterday that Maharashtra has become open defecation free. "...He should be appointed as the brand ambassador for Swacch Bharat mission of the state government," Sawant said in a statement issued here today. He accused the government of patting its back on "non-existing development". "Earlier, Urban Development department had shown a ...
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After missing deadline, BMC plans to open cycle track in Mulund in December 21.11.2017 mid-day.com
The ambitious project of having a 33 km-long cycling network for Mumbaikars is yet to take off completely as encroachments along the pipeline continues to cause a hurdle. After missing the Diwali deadline to start a part of the cycling track along the Tansa Pipeline in Mulund, the BMC is planning to ready the stretch by December 31. The new cycling path is expected to be around 1.5 km-long. The BMC has been clearing encroachments along the pipeline for the cycle track Also Read:  Mumbai: Idli Vendor Saws Off BMC Railing To Improve Business, Held In order to keep the area around the water pipelines encroachment free, the civic body had proposed a cycling track, which has been stuck owing to several encroachments. The project is estimated to cost around R300 crore. On a pilot basis, the civic body had announced that it would be opening a one-km-long stretch from Mulund boundary of the Tansa pipeline to Silverbell CHS by Diwali. However, work on the track has far from begun. When contacted, Additional ...
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A dry solution 21.11.2017 Hindu: Life & Style
On finding solutions for water-intensive toilets in dry areas
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Hyderabad intl airport installs recycling machines in pilot project 21.11.2017 BusinessLine - News
GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd., which operates the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, has installed two machines as a pilot project for crushing plastic PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bo...
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Coldest night in Srinagar, Leh frozen at minus 10.2 21.11.2017 The Tribune
Srinagar, November 21 Srinagar on Tuesday witnessed the coldest night of the season so far as the minimum temperature dropped to minus 1.7 degrees Celsius. “The coldest town in Jammu and Kashmir was, however, Leh where the minimum was minus 10.2,” an official of the Met Department said here. While Kargil town was at minus 6.6 degrees Celsius. In the city here, for the first time this season, people were seen struggling with frozen water taps in the morning. People lit small fires around exposed water taps to de-freeze them. The minimum temperature was minus 2.7 in Pahalgam, while Gulmarg recorded minus 5.6 as Tuesday’s minimum. In the Jammu region, the minimum temperature in Jammu city was 8.8, in Katra 9.6, Batote 5.4, Banihal 5.7 and Bhaderwah 2.1 degrees Celsius. Due to clear night sky, the weather office has forecast further drop in the night temperatures across the state till Thursday. ...
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Opposition takes digs, BJP left red-faced over Maharashtra minister incident of peeing in open 21.11.2017 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai: A day after the video of Maharashtra Water Conservation Minister Ram Shinde peeing by the roadside
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City greenery impresses Chittoor councillors 21.11.2017 The Tribune

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 20

A delegation of 34 councillors, along with Mayor K Hemalatha and Deputy Mayor Sri R Subramanyam, of Municipal Corporation, Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh, visited the city to understand the working of the civic body here.

“We are impressed by the greenery of the city and are looking forward to implementing it in our town. We are curious to see how the waste processing plant generates energy,” said councillor Kiran Kumar.

The delegation held a meeting with MC Additional Commissioner Saurabh Mishra and other senior officers and were briefed about corporation, roads, water supply, gardens and green belts, garbage processing plant, urban planning and architecture of the city.

The delegation visited the landfill site at Dadu Majra and various gardens of the city, including Rose Garden and Rock Garden etc.

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Canal breach: Floods here, water shortage there 21.11.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Hisar, November 20 With farmers busy in sowing and irrigating the germinated wheat crop in the region, lack of canal water supply at the tail-ends due to breaches has become a major cause for concern. A breach in the Juglan minor in Bahbalpur village of the district flooded some fields wherein farmers had sown the wheat crop a few days ago. Irrigation officials, with the help of farmers, managed to plug the breach by the evening. The farmers complained that poor maintenance and technical flaws in the minor had been resulting in frequent breaches, causing frequent losses to them. Azad Singh, whose newly sown crop was flooded, said the walls of the minor had become very weak. “Blockage due to broken tree branches cause water to overflow though we desilt the minor and clear the blockage. The canal requires repairs for smooth flow of water,” he said. Another farmer, Satish Kumar, said the breaches, besides inundating the fields, deprived those located at the tail-ends of water. Farmers ...
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Union flags concern over privatisation move 21.11.2017 Hindu: Kochi
DCI in strong position; not feasible to sell it, Centre told
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Video of minister peeing on roadside goes viral, NCP takes dig 21.11.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Mumbai, November 20 Despite the Maharashtra Government claiming to have completed a record number of toilets across the state, its minister had to relieve himself on the road after failing to find a place of public convenience. (Follow  The Tribune on Facebook ; and  Twitter @thetribunechd ) After videos of Water Conservation Minister Ram Shinde peeing on the road went viral over the weekend, the opposition parties claimed that the Swachcha Bharat Abhiyan under which toilets were being constructed across the state had failed. “The government's Swachcha Bharat Abhiyan has failed. They have only looted money collected by way of cess on petrol and diesel,” Nationalist Congress Party spokesman Nawab Malik said. Shinde, who was touring the interiors of Maharashtra, reportedly relieved himself on the Solapur-Barshi road. The minister was quoted as saying that he was ill from travelling across the state to monitor the Jal Yukta Shivar water conservation ...
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BJP red-faced as minister pees in open 21.11.2017 The Tribune
Mumbai: The ruling BJP was left red-faced after a video of a minister peeing in public went viral. A clip showed Water Conservation Minister Ram Shinde urinating in public on the Solapur-Barshi Road while on an official tour. Shinde said he was unwell and had to relieve himself in the open as there was no toilet in the vicinity. The NCP said the Minister’s act showed that the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan was a failure. IANS Lucknow may see artificial rains   Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh capital might witness artificial rains through cloud-seeding by IIT, Kanpur, to combat air pollution which has reached crisis level. A few days ago, the Uttar Pradesh government had asked Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, to explore the option of artificial rains. “IIT, Kanpur, got the project on artificial rains from the Uttar Pradesh Council of Science and Technology a few months ago. For this, the institute has got a grant of Rs 15 lakh,” Officiating Director of IIT Kanpur, Manindra Agrawal said. ...
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Mullaperiyar: T.N. moves SC against parking project 21.11.2017 Hindu: Home
NGT had given nod to Kerala to go ahead with its proposal
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Centre’s solar plans get $98-m boost from World Bank 20.11.2017 BusinessLine - Economy
India’s attempts at generating electricity from renewable sources have got a boost from the World Bank in the form of a $98-million loan agreement. The government signed the agreement with World Ban...
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Bombay High Court refuses to stay demolition drive along Tansa water pipeline 20.11.2017 news
The Bombay High Court on Monday refused to stay the demolition drive conducted by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) along the Tansa water pipeline that runs across Mumbai, saying any blanket order may be misused. A bench of Chief Justice Manjula Chellur and Justice M S Sonak was hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by Congress MLA Naseem Khan and representatives of the residents living in slum clusters along the water pipeline. Tansa water pipeline bursts. File pic/Datta Kumbhar The petitioners sought an interim stay on the demolition drive, which the Chief Justice refused saying the drive was being undertaken in compliance with a previous HC order and the aggrieved may approach the court on individual basis for relief. "I understand that this (the demolition drive) might be a problem for some families. However, I can't pass a blanket order and allow anyone to misuse the order," she said. "Those who feel that they are being wrongly targeted by the drive can approach the court for ...
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BJP red-faced as Maharashtra Minister pees in open 20.11.2017 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai: The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here was left red faced on Monday after a video of a
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Bombay High Court refuses to stay demolition drive along Tansa water pipeline 20.11.2017 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today refused to stay the demolition drive conducted by the Brihanmumbai
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Maharashtra BJP minister urinates in open, Oppn says Swachh Bharat has failed 20.11.2017
Mumbai: Maharashtra Minister Ram Shinde has landed himself in a controversy after a video clip purportedly showing him urinating on the roadside surfaced on social media. The incident occurred on a stretch of the Solapur-Barshi road when the water conservation minister was travelling in his car. When contacted, Shinde said that he urinated in the open as he was feeling ill after touring the state nearly a month for the government"s flagship Jalyukta Shivar scheme. "I have been travelling continuously for the last one month reviewing the Jalyukta Shivar scheme. Continuous travelling in high temperatures and dust made me ill. "I was suffering from fever and when I couldn"t find a toilet while travelling, I had to relieve myself in the open," he said. However, the opposition National Congress Party (NCP) said the minister not finding a toilet on a highway shows that Prime Minister Narendra Modi"s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan has failed. "It is now proved that the government ...
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COP 23: Three ways cities are leading the fight against climate change 20.11.2017 News
Cities across the world are increasingly incorporating living infrastructure, to deliver social, environmental and economic services to urban communities
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