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Madras HC orders closure of Sterlite copper smelter; power supply cut 24.5.2018 Downtoearth
Protests against the expansion of the smelter have been going on for three months
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Thoothukudi anti-Sterlite stir: Plea in Delhi HC seeks NHRC probe; updates 24.5.2018 Business Standard: Front Page Headlines
Death toll in the Sterlite protest police firing has climbed to 13, while no fresh protest has been reported overnight as a large contingent of police has been deployed in Tamil Nadu's coastal areas
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Anti-Sterlite stir: Why Tuticorin flare-up is different from other protests 24.5.2018 Business Standard: News Now
Residents have been agitating for months that the plant has been polluting the groundwater, the level of which has been depleting, affecting farming and the environment
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Anti-Sterlite protest: Why Tuticorin is different from other agitations 23.5.2018 Latest News
But a mass agitation led by an environment-related issue that has gone out of hand is not something that can be easily recalled
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NASA: Twin satellites to track Earth’s water launched 23.5.2018 Technology – The Indian Express
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Twin spacecraft to track Earth’s water cycle successfully launched 23.5.2018 Free Press Journal: World
Washington: a twin spacecraft to track the global water cycle has been successfully launched aboard the
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Two sportscar-sized satellites in orbit to measure Earth’s water 23.5.2018 The Tribune
Washington, May 23 A SpaceX rocket on Wednesday blasted off a duo of sports car-sized satellites built by the US and Germany to reveal changes in sea level rise, ice melt and drought on Earth. “Three, two, one, liftoff!” said a SpaceX commentator as the Falcon 9 rocket launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 12:47 pm Pacific time (1947 GMT). The USD 521 million payload, called the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-on (GRACE-FO), was successfully deployed into its planned orbit some 500 kilometers above the Earth about 10 minutes after liftoff. The mission picks up from GRACE, a satellite pair that launched in 2002 and tracked, among other things, precisely how much ice was lost each year in Greenland and Antarctica until 2017. Groundwater, oceans, lakes, rivers and ice sheets will be monitored by the twin satellites, a joint mission between the US space agency and German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ). The pair will fly 220 kilometers apart, or about the distance from ...
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Shahkot bypoll: Congress stars yet to hit campaign trail 23.5.2018 Chandigarh – The Indian Express
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Anti-Sterlite protest in Tamil Nadu turns violent, at least eight killed in police firing 22.5.2018 Downtoearth
At least 30 others were injured when police opened fire to quell the protest
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Punjab: In Malwa, drinking water supply hit 22.5.2018 India – The Indian Express
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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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Entire Rayalaseema region will get Krishna water soon, says Naidu 22.5.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Handri Neeva Sujala Sravanti canal to be extended up to Madakasira
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A 'successful' spring rejuvenation scheme lacks data to back the claim 21.5.2018 Downtoearth
An upcoming study raises concern over lack of data to back claims that spring rejuvenation has improved water availability in Sikkim
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Delhi High Court terms police probe into unidentified woman’s death as fishy 21.5.2018 India – The Indian Express
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Drones with night-vision launched for surveillance against illegal mining on Sabarmati river-bed 21.5.2018 India – The Indian Express
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Hailakandi DC orders probe into sand business 21.5.2018 The Assam Tribune
Hailakandi DC orders probe into sand business
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Forest official arrested 21.5.2018 The Assam Tribune
Forest official arrested
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Beas incident leaves residents worried over canal water supply project 21.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 20 Local Government Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has announced that the supply of potable water through canal is under process, but residents are worried about the water quality as tonnes of fish have been found dead in Beas recently due to “poisonous” chemical getting mixed in the water body. Experts have been advocating for introducing canal-based drinking water supply after getting an alarming feedback about bad quality of water in the city. The government will provide the treated water under the project. According to the government’s plan, the surface water scheme will replace the existing groundwater supply, thus addressing a serious concern related to the depletion of groundwater and increase in cases of vector-borne diseases. Sidhu on Saturday said in-principle approval had been accorded to the canal-based water supply project costing Rs 3,500 crore for Amritsar, Ludhiana and Patiala to check the rapid decline and deterioration of groundwater. As per the plan, the ...
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Aurangabad DM's escort vehicle attacked by sand mafia 20.5.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
The escort vehicle of a top Aurangabad district official was attacked by sand mafia in the district today, police said. Superintendent of Police Satya Prakash said the sand mafia attacked the escort vehicle of District Magistrate Rahul Ranjan Mahiwal near Tejpura village under Daudnagar police station area of the district. Acting on a tip-off that illegal sand mining was going on from Sone river in and around Tejpura village, Mahiwal went to the spot and directed the police to seize three sand laden tractors from the directive, the SP said. When the cops went to seize the three tractors, sand mafia henchmen attacked the policemen in which three constables received minor injuries, the SP said adding they were treated at a nearby hospital. One of the attackers has been arrested in this regard. Article ...
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Sewage channel, a bane of Samanatham 20.5.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Chemical units, welding shops discharge waste into drain
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