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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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XEN and SDO suspended for Beas spill, letter saves bosses 26.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 25 The Punjab  Environment Department on Friday suspended Environment Engineer Kuldip Singh (equal to XEN) and Assistant Environment Engineer Amritpal Singh Chahal (equal to SDO) for failing in their supervisory duty that led to molasses from Chadha Sugar Industries in Kiri Afghana, Gurdaspur, spilling into the Beas, destroying acquatic life and polluting the river waters.   It seems the higher-ups — Chief Engineer and Superintending Engineer — have escaped blame and subsequently punitive action owing to an order issued by Punjab Pollution Control Board Chairman KS Pannu in March, putting an end to spot visits by the two. Environment Minister OP Soni said: “We have come to know about such an order. I have sought the relevant papers and will ensure no guilty official is spared. The action against the XEN and the SDO is justified, but I don’t see any reason for sparing the CE and the SE.”  Principal Secretary (Science, Technology and Environment) Roshan Sankaria said ...
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Bansagar project changed face of Vidhyas: CM 26.5.2018 Central Chronicle
Chronicle Reporter, Rewa, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the Bansagar project has changed the look of Vindhyas. Areas with no irrigation facility will also receive water supply through Naigarhi irrigation project. Now farmers of Vindhya will surpass farmers of Punjab and Haryana also in grain production. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was […]
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PM Modi to travel in open jeep on Delhi-Meerut expressway, inaugurate Rs 11,000 crore Eastern Peripheral Expressway 26.5.2018 India – The Indian Express
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Mumbai: BMC says Mumbaikars will ‘have to adjust’ with flooding at Hindmata junction 26.5.2018 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) administration delivered a knockout punch on Mumbaikars
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Twin satellites to track Earth's water have been successfully launched: NASA 26.5.2018 DNA: Evolutions
A twin spacecraft to monitor the changes in sea level rise, ice melt and drought on Earth was today successfully launched aboard a SpaceX rocket, along with five communication satellites, NASA said. The Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) is a joint mission by NASA and the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ). It lifted off on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, US, sharing their ride into space with five Iridium NEXT communications satellites.
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Beas pollution: Chadha sugar mill a serial offender 26.5.2018 Front Page – The Indian Express
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Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani lauds people's support for water drive 26.5.2018 DNA: India
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Friday lauded citizens for wholeheartedly supporting the ongoing Sujalam Sufalam Jal Sanchay Yojana, saying their role in the drive would make water scarcity a thing of the past in Gujarat. The CM was speaking after reviewing water conservation works in Bagthala village of Morbi district. "Lakhs of citizens are sweating it out in this heat to increase water storage capacity. This sweat will help in making Gujarat free of water shortage," Rupani said. He said that when the water conservation drive was launched on May 1, the number of JCBs involved in de-silting work was 527, which had now gone up to 4,500, number of tractor-dumpers from 2,000 to over 14,000, and different organisations involved from 525 to 2,600. "From 27,000, the number of workers engaged in water conservation related works has gone up to 3.25 lakh," he said. Rupani reiterated that in view of the popular support, the state government had decided to continue the water conservation drive for three ...
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Gujarat: Long before govt, slum dweller began Jal Sanchay 26.5.2018 DNA: India
Yes, it's clearer than the water. A woman, who lives at one of the corner slum houses near Shyamal crossroads, has proved that she is ahead of the sarkar when it comes to storing rainwater. She has been dwelling in the dark Rajivnagar shanty for the last 40 years, but saving the free water better than the government's plan propagated through Jal Sanchay programme (water harvesting). Zarina Ghori has been using rainwater since last two years. The family has installed a roof rainwater harvesting system, and their yearly water need is met by the rain. The family have saved time and money by the simple mechanism of installing a water pipe. They have built an underground tank beneath their room. The tank is seven-feet-deep and ten-feet-wide. They let the water flow from the roof on the first day of the rains. From the second day, they divert the water to the tank. "Before the underground water tank was installed, we used to spend Rs300 to meet our monthly water needs. Also, we used to queue up and go to near ...
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Mumbai: Ahead of monsoon 1,400 safety nets for manholes 26.5.2018 Mumbai – The Indian Express
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Mumbai Mayor: Contractors to be prosecuted if nullahs not cleaned on time 26.5.2018 Mumbai – The Indian Express
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No respite from water woes, 280 plaints received 26.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 25 Despite officials claiming that the repair work at the Kajauli waterworks has been completed, low water pressure was reported from many parts of the city. The Municipal Corporation received more than 280 complaints regarding this. As many as 109 water tankers were sent to different parts of the city. Those living in the southern sectors were the worst hit. Those living in colonies and villages also faced a shortage of water. Residents of Colony No. 4 have not been getting proper supply for over a week. Shashi Shankar Tiwari, a resident of the area, said the tubewell installed in the area had not been working to the full capacity. Residents of the Raipur Khurd, Kishangarh and Khudda Ali Sher have also been hit. They lacked proper water supply for the past 10 days. The residents said they were not being provided water despite paying bills regularly. Residents of Sectors 45 and 46 said the water supply did not reach on upper ...
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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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Young ‘scientists’ at some serious work 26.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 25 The two-day District-level Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) award exhibition commenced at Ramgarhia Senior Secondary School (Boys) here on Friday.  As many as 55 students from Ludhiana and three students from Sangrur participated in the event. All 58 students, who participated in the event, were paid Rs 10,000 to prepare the models for the Inspire award. Swati Parihar came from Delhi as an observer and evaluator. Jyoti Soni was the state nodal officer (SNO). District Science Supervisor (DSS) Balwinder Kaur said: "Some models were really good and innovative. Students explained the models really well. Inspire is a platform, where students get a chance to showcase their scientific temperament. We will select 10 per cent of the total students for the state-level participation." Growing fish, plants in one integrated system  Anjali Rana (14) of Government Senior Secondary School (Girls), Gill, designed 'Aquaponic', which is contrary to ...
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Paddy sown early destroyed 26.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Muktsar, May 25 A few days after The Tribune published a report, ‘In Muktsar dist, paddy sowing on before date’, the Agriculture Department on Friday swung into action and destroyed paddy crop sown in advance in some fields. Department officials said the state government had this year set June 10 as the date to begin sowing of paddy. Baljinder Singh Brar, Chief Agriculture Officer, Muktsar, said, “In all, 32 villages affected by waterlogging of the 236 villages in the district have been given an exemption by the state government and the farmers there can sow paddy a month in advance from the set date. However, the water table is decreasing in other parts of the state. So, the farmers are stopped from advanced sowing.” Meanwhile, Karanjit Singh, project director, Agricultural Technology Management Agency, said, “The state government had delayed the sowing by five days from June 15 to June 20 this year to save the extra consumption of water. The state has 14 lakh tube well connections ...
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Pipes stolen, Rajouri school without water 26.5.2018 The Tribune
Shyam Sood Rajouri, May 25 The pipes which supplied water to Government High School, Thandikassi, under the Rajouri education zone, were damaged three months ago reportedly by a local, causing inconvenience to its 300 students and staff. The groundwater division of the Public Health Engineering Department had installed a hand pump exclusively for the school after the water supply pipes were damaged but that has also been rendered non-functional by another local, leaving the school without water. “The matter was taken up with the senior officials of the education department and the district administration several times but nothing has been done. The worst sufferers are the girl students,” said Mukhtar Dar, school headmaster. Executive engineer, Public Health Engineering Department, Nissar Khan said the matter had been brought to his notice and a ground report from the assistant executive engineer (AEE) concerned had established that locals had stolen the school’s water supply pipes while levelling the ...
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Minister for probe into construction of bus stand 26.5.2018 The Tribune

Chamba: Irrigation and Public Health (IPH) Minister Mahender Singh has written to the state Transport Minister to conduct an inquiry into the alleged irregularities in the construction of a new bus stand building in Chamba. The Chamba Janhit Sangathan had sent a resolution to the minister demanding an inquiry into the matter. OC

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CM launches water plaint helpline 26.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Shimla, May 25 Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Friday launched a toll-free water complaint helpline number 18001808009. He was presiding over a review meeting of the Irrigation and Public Health (IPH) Department here. The CM also sought funds worth Rs 4751 crore for rainwater harvesting project from the Centre. The Chief Minister said that rainwater harvesting structures would help prevent wastage of water. He said the department must ensure adequate water supply and take steps to check leakages from water pipelines. The CM said that tankers should be pressed into service for supply of water so that the tourists and locals were not inconvenienced. He said that a proposal worth Rs 798 crore for remodelling and augmentation of 1,421 water supply schemes in the state had been forwarded to the Centre. IPH Minister Mahender Singh Thakur said a special campaign had been launched to clean the water tanks and an adequate sum had been provided for the replacement of old water ...
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HC directive to Union govt on water shortage 26.5.2018 The Tribune
Vijay Arora Shimla, May 25 Expressing concern on the issue of water scarcity in the state, the HP High Court on Friday directed the Assistant Solicitor General of India to file an affidavit indicating the status of water augmentation schemes which are presently pending with the Union Government. The court further directed him to apprise the court of the schemes which are presently pending with NABARD. A Division Bench comprising the acting Chief Justice Sanjay Karol and Justice Ajay Mohan Goel further directed the Union Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation to take steps for providing funds required for the augmentation of the water schemes, proposals of which already stand sent by the state to the Union Ministry. The court passed this order after perusing the affidavit filed by the Engineer-in-Chief, IPH, informing the court about the schemes and the proposals that had already been submitted with the Union Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation regarding Remodelling/Renovation of Old Rural Water ...
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