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Border village in need of developmental projects 19.9.2019 The Shillong Times
Memorandum submitted to CM JOWAI: Psiar village under Block I area of the Meghalaya- Assam border in West Jaintia Hills district submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister Conrad Sangma for taking up developmental projects in the area. The village which has been facing difficulties due to the long pending border dispute handed over the memorandum […]
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VP urges U’khand students to make plastic-free environment a mass campaign 18.9.2019 Central Chronicle
New Delhi, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday interacted here with High School students and teachers from Uttarakhand who are on a study tour of India, and asked them to make water conservation and plastic-free environment a mass campaign. During the interaction, Mr Naidu said,’I applaud Vinod Kandari, MLA from Deoprayag, Uttarakhand, for organising and […]
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Rain triggers natural calamities in West Sikkim, rescue ops on 18.9.2019 The Assam Tribune
Rain triggers natural calamities in West Sikkim, rescue ops on
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L&T Construction secures contracts for various businesses 16.9.2019 Central Chronicle
Mumbai, Engineering Major, Larsen & Toubro (L&T) said that its construction arm of has secured orders from prestigious clients across various Indian states for its varied businesses. The Water and Effluent Treatment business has secured an Engineering, Procurement & Construction order from the West Bengal Public Health Engineering Department, funded by Asian Development Bank (ADB) […]
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Excess Rains 16.9.2019 Central Chronicle
The rains have relented in the country but the Madhya Pradesh is exception. Here the very heavy rains are still battering its western side. All the rivers are in high spate, bridges are submerged. All the dams are overflowing and all the gates opened. That is over flooding the rivers. The north western districts of […]
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State’s tourism map to include lesser known archaeological sites 16.9.2019 The Assam Tribune
State’s tourism map to include lesser known archaeological sites
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MSPCB paints grim picture of river water quality 16.9.2019 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: The Meghalaya State Pollution Control Board (MSPCB) has found that organic and bacteria were the main pollutants in the Umkhrah and Umshyrpi rivers mainly due to direct discharge of waste water in an untreated form from the residential and commercial centres. In its annual report 2016-2017, which was tabled in the state Assembly on […]
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Two water supply schemes launched 15.9.2019 The Assam Tribune
Two water supply schemes launched
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PHE revenue doubles in SWGH 13.9.2019 The Shillong Times
TURA: In an achievement of sorts for PHE department in South West Garo Hills, the department has managed to double its revenue collection from individual household connections during the quarter ending June 2019.  While the total Rural water Tax collection by the department in the quarter ending March 2019 was Rs.55,551, it had doubled up to […]
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Eco-friendly solution to treat oil industry effluent 13.9.2019 The Assam Tribune
Eco-friendly solution to treat oil industry effluent
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18 pc hike in state devp budget 13.9.2019 The Shillong Times
Centre sanctions Rs 1760 crore for 2018-19 SHILLONG: Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Thursday informed the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly that the development budget for 2019-20 is Rs 8433.94 crore which is an increase of 18 per cent over the development budget of Rs 7118 crore for 2018-19.Replying to a pending motion moved by PT Sawkmie […]
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How to walk the sustainability talk 13.9.2019 DNA
Brands like Zara and Puma, premium ones like Gucci and Bottega Veneta, and home-grown brands like ITC are busy profiling their eco-conscious avatar
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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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Bye Bye! See you again in 2020 13.9.2019
Hyderabad: The 11-day-long Ganesha Chaturthi ended in Thursday as lakhs of devotees immersed idols of the elephant-headed deity at various designated spots across the twin cities amidst fanfare and tight security. The annual ritual has now become a massive event in Greater Hyderabad where an estimated 84,000 idols in different sizes have been immersed in various water bodies in the city and on its outskirts. The GHMC, Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority, Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply & Sewerage Board, Hyderabad and Cyberabad police, Fire Brigade and State Reserve Police Force worked in tandem to ensure a peaceful "nimajjanam" (immersion). For better co-ordination, an integrated command control comprising police, electricity department, HMDA, GHMC, HMWSSB and others was set up near NTR Gardens. Around 2400 foot soldiers ensured garbage was picked up; 2,500 metric tonnes of additional garbage was lifted from the city. For the first time, the authorities had banned beating of ...
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Public grievance redressal session in Bongaigaon 12.9.2019 The Assam Tribune
Public grievance redressal session in Bongaigaon
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Bengaluru: Sensitise students on water conservation, schools told 12.9.2019
Bengaluru: Following the declaration of 2019 as the Year of Water by the state government, the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) has directed all 78,000 government run primary and high schools across the State to spread awareness among students and parents about water conservation. The Commissioner of Public Instruction has issued circular to all the heads of 34 educational districts to educate students about the significance of rainwater harvesting, recycling and judicious use of water as part of Jalamrutha project implemented by Government of Karnataka for rejuvenation of lakes, ponds and water bodies, sources in DPI told Deccan Chronicle. Karnataka, which has the second largest drought prone area after Rajasthan in the country, has taken up Jalamrutha project, a community-driven movement focusing on drought proofing measures, water literacy, rejuvenation of water bodies, creation of new water bodies and development of watersheds and afforestation activities.      As part of ...
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Barren to Fertile 11.9.2019 Central Chronicle
Prime Minister Mr.Narendra Modi told the United Nations Body to combat at desertification session that in the coming 11 years till 2030 India would convert the 2.6 crores hectares of barren land into fertile land. Besides deforestation the plastic is another cause of damaging the fertility of land and making it barren. The UN Body’s […]
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Pious re-enact Muharram sacrifice in Mumbai 11.9.2019 DNA
To mark the events of that day, walls are painted that describe the event of marytrdom of Imam Hussain and his six month old son
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GHMC asks Rs 1,350 crore, govt. gives Rs 25 crore 11.9.2019
Hyderabad: Monday"s state Budget was keenly watched for the allocations to the infrastructure projects in the city which need a total of Rs 30,000 crore. In the near term, the city needs about Rs 10,000 crore for ongoing projects like the Strategic Road Development Plan (SRDP), the Musi Riverfront Development and Beautification project, the 2BHK housing project for the urban poor, nala widening and others. The lion's share of the projects are being executed by the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation. In the event, the government allocated Rs 3,284.03 crore for the municipal administration and urban development for the entire state. The civic body had sent proposals worth Rs 1,350 crore but the government allocated a mere Rs 25.23 crore. This will be barely sufficient to pay the bureaucrats, property tax, professional tax and motor vehicles tax. The Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority sent a requirement of Rs 1,300 crore, including Rs 3,38.52 crore for the Outer Ring Road and Rs 400 ...
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Three animal species declared extinct in India 10.9.2019
Climate change has wreaked havoc on the planet and in turn, is affecting the fauna that lives in it. Human actions, plastic overuse, deforestation and subsequent desertification is degrading the earth faster than we expected. Researchers from the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification reported that three majestic animal species are now extinct in India. Improper agricultural practices and desertification has led to this great loss. The Indian Cheetah, pink-headed duck and Great Indian Bustard could be found in various parts of India. But they have now been officially declared as extinct in the country. 150 other species are expected to follow suit in the near future as they have been categorised as critically endangered. "We have a database of more than 5.6 million specimens, collected from all over India and also from the neighbouring countries before independence," said Kailash Chandra, Director of the Zoological Survey of India. "They give a lot of information about how ...
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