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Have your say 24.4.2018 The Tribune
Is a civic issue bothering you? Are you agitated over the lack of concern? Is there something heartening that you feel needs to be highlighted? Or a picture which in your opinion ought to be seen by many, and not just you? CHANDIGARH TRIBUNE invites its readers to have their say. Please email at: haveyoursay@tribunemail.com Solve water woes With the advancing summer, city residents have started facing a shortage of water despite the fact that the MC has been claiming to provide round-the-clock water supply this season. In many parts of the city, residents claimed that they were not getting regular water supply as per schedule and pressure was also low. Those residing on upper floors are the worst hit as water supply remains low. The problem is acute in many sectors. The MC must make efforts to solve the issue as people are feeling harassed. In summers, demand for water is more. The MC should ensure uninterrupted supply to residents. I also request people to check wastage of water. Vidya Sagar Garg, ...
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Human rights panel may sit in southern districts too 24.4.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 23 The Haryana Human Rights Commission (HHRC) contemplates to hold its sitting in Gurugram besides Chandigarh so that complainants from southern districts of Haryana like Gurugram, Nuh, Faridabad, Palwal, Rewari, Mahendergarh, Jhajjar and Charkhi Dadri do not have to travel long distances. Former Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court Satish Kumar Mittal who assumed office of HHRC Chairman on Monday along with newly appointed Member (Judicial) Justice KC Puri (retired), said that the commission would soon request the government to provide suitable building for this purpose in Gurugram. Talking about his priorities during an exclusive interview with The Tribune, Mittal said protection and conservation of rights accruing among individuals through the Constitution or Statutes or through the international treaties was the basic function of any human rights commission. “Our endeavours will be to stop any violation of human rights of individuals. Besides acting on ...
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SC directs Delhi, Haryana, Centre to resolve Yamuna water dispute 23.4.2018 The Tribune
New Delhi, April 23 The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Chief Secretaries of Delhi and Haryana and the Secretary of the Ministry of Water Resources to hold a meeting immediately to discuss and sort out the issues relating to the supply of Yamuna river water to the National Capital. The apex court said this after Chief Secretaries of Delhi and Haryana, who were both present in the court during the hearing, raised some issues regarding the minutes of the meeting held earlier between them. While Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash told a Bench comprising Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta that they had not agreed on certain aspects at the last meeting, the Chief Secretary of Haryana said the minutes of the last meeting were “correctly recorded”. “What should be done now? Do we need to have CCTV cameras installed to see what they have said (in the meeting)? All of them are senior officers,” the Bench observed. However, Additional Solicitor General A N S Nadkarni, appearing for the Centre, said that ...
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Save Punjab from turning into desert! 23.4.2018 Downtoearth
Paddy farming and free electricity being provided to grow it is leading the state on a path to nowhere
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‘Sukhna Lake is dead, its capacity to discharge and recharge is over’ 23.4.2018 Chandigarh – The Indian Express
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Dholera SIR will be like Venice, bigger than Singapore: Vijay Rupani 23.4.2018 India – The Indian Express
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Religious persons on Narmada conservation committee: Panel member offers to quit over ‘controversial figures’ 23.4.2018 India – The Indian Express
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Study by IIT-Bombay, NGO Sanjay Gandhi park to gauge its contribution to Mumbai’s ecosystem 23.4.2018 Mumbai – The Indian Express
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MP Santokh Chaudhary, MLAs ride motorcycle without helmet 23.4.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jalandhar, April 22 In gross violation of traffic rules, Jalandhar Member of Parliament (MP) Santokh Chaudhary and other Congress MLAs did not wear helmets in a motorcycle rally here on Sunday. The rally was taken out to create awareness about female foeticide and water conservation in the city. The rally “Dheeyan Bachao, paani bachao” was organised by the Congress Party. MP Chaudhary, accompanied by Congress MLA Rajinder Beri and Sushil Rinku, too reached the spot to flag off the rally. However, on seeing media, all senior leaders sat on the motorcycles and began to drive around the city. They, perhaps, forgot to wear helmets. Following in their footsteps, over dozens of youths too did not wear helmets and began to click selfies on motorcycles. Some youths even did triple riding and some were found to have done stunts while riding the mobikes. When asked, Chaudhary Santokh said he only rode the motorcycle in a symbolic way. “I just rode the mobike in a symbolic way. As I did not ...
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Tribunals alone can’t save our dying rivers: experts 22.4.2018 Downtoearth
Even as the dispute between Odisha and Chhattisgarh over Mahanadi river water has snowballed into a political fight, civil society organisations and water experts from across the country have come together to build an Inter-State Cooperation Framework
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Maharashtra government plans to push digitalisation across 40,500 villages 22.4.2018 India – The Indian Express
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To eliminate plastics, we need grassroots movement 22.4.2018 Downtoearth
We will have to change our attitude and act responsible
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Earth Day 2018 LIVE Updates: Emphasis on ending plastic pollution, PM Modi reaffirms commitment to mitigate climate change 22.4.2018 World – The Indian Express
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T. Nagar can hope for 24x7 water supply, better sewage collection 22.4.2018 Hindu: News
Topographical survey, door-to-door consumer audit being conducted
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The Ficus in the Tea: The fight for the lonely atti maram (fig tree) 22.4.2018 Eye – The Indian Express
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CM Vijay Rupani to kick off 2 more projects in Dholera Special Investment Region 22.4.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
The ambitious Dholera Special Investment Region (SIR) project, which is envisaged to become a global manufacturing and trading hub, is starting to take shape. Five infrastructure related projects are already going on in the SIR, while work on two more projects would be formally commenced from tomorrow. Officials said that work on roads and services, water treatment plant, sewage treatment plant, administrative building, river bunding, and setting up of electricity transmission is already in progress, and is targeted to be completed by September next year. The cost of these projects is around Rs2,500 crore, said Jai Prakash Shivahare, CEO of Dholera SIR Regional Development Authority. On Sunday, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani will perform the ground breaking ceremony of a 20 Million Litre per Day (MLD) Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) and a 23-km water pipeline between Pipli and Dholera. The cost of the CETP project is Rs160 crore, and that of the pipeline project Rs2 9 crore. “Work on these two ...
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Villagers irked over loopholes in pipeline-laying work at Kumbhra 22.4.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Mohali, April 21 While the drinking water pipeline of village Kumbhra is being changed by the Mohali Municipal Corporation (MC), the residents of the village are upset over the carelessness in the ongoing work there. The residents complain that joints of water connection of several houses can be seen placed in open drains, full of filthy water. “Whenever there will be any leakage in the joint, chances of contamination can spread. This is sheer carelessness on part of the contractor,” said Balwinder Singh Kumbhra, a resident of the village. Another resident, Gurnam Kaur, also former Block Samiti member, alleged that when the matter was brought to the notice of the contractor, he did not pay attention to it. The residents alleged that the village had been facing problem of water contamination for past several years due to the same problem (lying of drinking water pipeline in drains). The residents had also staged protests in this regard several times. “We have already suffered a lot as ...
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Regional meet on environmental issues at university today 22.4.2018 The Tribune
Chandigarh, April 21 A regional conference on environment will be held at Panjab University here on Sunday. It is being organised by the Global Platform for Environment (GPE), an NGO, comprising a team of advocates and environmentalists. Addressing a press conference, Justice Swatanter Kumar, former chairman, National Green Tribunal (NGT), said: “With an objective to mull over and find a solution to critical issues related to conservation of water, combating air pollution and managing solid waste, various NGOs, along with pollution control boards, state governments and stakeholders, will come together for the first time in the tricity. International representatives of UNEP and the IUCN will also take part.” Reeta Kohli, senior advocate, Serving in Organisations for Legal Initiatives (SIOLI); Neelima Kamrah, Registrar, KIIT Group of Colleges; and Sunita Sibal, a social activist; are part of the team. “The time has come when we ought to realise hard realities. All these advancements in the field of science ...
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Now, pay fine for wastage of water 22.4.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Amritsar, April 21 Keeping in view the water crisis in various parts of the country, the Municipal Corporation (MC) has planned to impose fine for water wastage. MC Commissioner Sonali Giri has issued a notification, stating that if a household is found wasting water for the first time, he or she will have to pay Rs 1,000. If the same household repeats the offence, it will have to pay Rs 2,000. According to the MC, the water connection of habitual offenders (third offence) will be snapped and they will have to pay Rs 5,000 to get the reconnection. She said the country had been facing a serious crisis of water due to which people have been migrating to other states. “At the same time, people here are apparently not concerned over the crisis as they can be seen washing cars and floor using water pipes. A car can be washed with a bucket of water. We have to use water with care. Otherwise we will face the same crisis in our city,” she stated. The water supply and sewerage wing has ...
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Hit by water supply, residents protest 22.4.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Bathinda, April 21 Though the water supply to various part of the city has resumed, residents of mini secretary road area said they were not getting water. On Saturday, they protested against the Water Supply Department by taking empty buckets in their hands . The protesters raised slogans against the administration and department concerned. Residents Meenakshi Jindal, Bina Jindal, Surinder Kaur, Nisha Sharma, Simranjit Sharma, Gurdayal Kaur and others said they had not been getting water in their houses for the past 20 years due to Sirhind canal closure, leading to scarcity of water. The protesters said when they talked to the officials concern, they shrug off their responsibility by stating that the Sirhind canal was closed. They said now water had been released into the canal, but the water supply to their houses was yet to be restored. Residents of Partap Nagar, Gopal Nagar, Jogi Nagar and various other areas in the trans-railway area also facing the same problem. The Water ...
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