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Last updated: May 23 2017 03:54 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Telangana: Probe into mass fish death ordered 23.5.2017
Hyderabad: A day after mass fish deaths were reported from Shamirpet Lake, the Collector of Medchal, Mr M.V. Reddy, asked the fisheries department to launch an enquiry into the issue, suspecting heat wave to be the cause. The enquiry, headed by District Fisheries Officer E. Balliah found that bacterial infection due to heat wave conditions killed the fishes in around a week. The official figures slate that the loss would be 10,000 fishes or 10 tonnes, but locals claim the numbers are much higher. Meanwhile, those living around the lake were irked by the rotting smell and the fear of spread of diseases. They confirmed that no cleaning has taken place and that the fishes were been put aside. The Joint Director of Fisheries Department, Ratod Shankar clarified, “The cause of death of the fish in the Shamirpet Lake may be due to high temperature and low oxygen level of water in the tank.” He also issued a number of guidelines for fishermen groups to follow to prevent such problems like harvesting fishes ...
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Summer woes: 26 kids drown in one month in Warangal 23.5.2017
WARANGAL: The scorching heat this summer has left people looking for ways to cool off and save themselves from heat stroke. The temperature in Warangal is surging upwards with the mercury level touching 47 degrees Celsius. In villages, the humble coolers are providing only a small respite from the heat. As a result, many people prefer to stay outdoors under leafy trees or go for a swim in the village tanks. Being summer vacation, the school and college students who go to their native villages are making plans to go to the village tank and beat the heat. Going for a swim with friends could be fun during the peak summer weather, but many such trips have turned fatal, leaving the parents in deep sorrow. The children are going to the water tanks without informing their parents and without proper guidance. As a result, many children have met a watery grave. In the past one month, 26 deaths due to drowning were reported from Warangal Urban, Warangal Rural, Jangaon, Mahbubabad and Jayashankar Bhupalapalli ...
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This dying river in Karnataka is now coming back to life 22.5.2017 Downtoearth
A seven-year-long river rejuvenation project aims at bringing back River Kumudavathi by recharging groundwater
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Power cuts across state leave consumers fuming 22.5.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Adopt, help 'Golden Telangana' 22.5.2017
Hyderabad: Telangana Transport Minister P. Mahender Reddy, during his Georgia trip, requested NRIs to adopt villages, water tanks and even bus shelters in their village to achieve the goal of ‘Golden Telangana.’ Speaking at ‘Meet & Greet’ organised on Sunday at Cuming Sky Land Business Centre by Telugu associations like ATA and NAA in connection with Telangana Formation Day, the minister said that the newly formed Telangana State was developing rapidly under the leadership of Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao. “In a bid to reach the goal of Golden Telangana, the state needs the support of NRIs. After bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, both the Telugu states have stepped up their drive for development. Telangana has become a paradise for investors. The government has taken up the Mission Kakatiya project to develop lakes and tanks in order to restore agriculture in villages. NRIs should take part in such programmes by adopting lakes and tanks. Mission Bhagiratha programme is leading to fill tears of ...
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IPL final: Places of fun and food in Hyderabad for cricket fans 21.5.2017 TOI: All Headlines
IPL final: Places of fun and food in Hyderabad for cricket fans
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Villagers dredge tank 21.5.2017 Hindu: News
The drought condition prevailing across the State has created adequate awareness among the people of the need to conserve and maintain waterbodies.Residents of Narangiyanpatti near Sembattur in the di...
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Three water bodies in Alandur to be restored 21.5.2017
Chennai: After being asked by their party high command to protect and preserve water bodies, opposition DMK MLAs in Chennai and Kancheepuram are now vying with each other in showing their ‘sudden’ concern to protect water bodies that have lost their carrying capacity. After DMK leader M.K. Stalin kickstarted desilting works at his Kolathur constituency, it is the turn of Alandur MLA T. M. Anbarasan. “Three water bodies in the Alandur zone will soon get a fresh lease of life.  Moovarasanpet pond, Thandalam and Gerugambakkam temple tanks will soon be a source of fr-esh water,” said T.M. Anbarasan. “The renovation works have commenced and a new walkers path will come up along the stretch of Gangai Amman Kovil temple tank in Moovarasampert that extends for 2 acres. Similarly Thandalam water body sprawling over 2.5 acre and the neighboring Gerugambakkam temple tank will also be restored,” the MLA said. A sum of Rs 57 lakh from the area development fund has been allotted for the rejuvenation of the ponds. It ...
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Question mark over Ugadi jatara 20.5.2017 Hindu: Home
‘We do not know what will happen once the Navy takes over this forest’
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Search on for missing national hero, brother 20.5.2017 Hindu: National
Police suspect they’ve been abducted
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National bravery hero kidnapped in Maharashtra 20.5.2017 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Jalgaon (Maharashtra): A national bravery hero from Maharashtra, who was honoured by Prime Minister Narendra
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Sendurabad Cantonment among largest of 60 Cantonments in India 20.5.2017
Hyderabad: The Secunderabad Cantonment Board has been in the news ever since the Telangana Government submitted a proposal to the Centre, seeking the parade ground land for the construction of a new Secretariat. Occupying 9,167 acres of land, the Secunderabad Cantonment is one of the largest of the 60 cantonments in the country. Former Civil Servant Narendra Luther has authored a book titled Lashkar, which includes a detailed account of the history of Secunderabad. In his book, he mentions that the Secunderabad Cantonment was the first to provide a home for the army in the South. Before the defeat and death of Tipu Sultan in 1799, the army remained on the move and lived in tents. In 1801, only three-years after the establishment of the Cantonment, Mountstuart Elphinstone and Edward Strachey, two civil servants of the East India Company, visited it during a trip to Hyderabad. In his diary, Strachey wrote that the Cantonment occupied an area of roughly two miles, that the huts of the troops formed a ...
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NABARD to fund dredging of tanks 19.5.2017 Hindu: Tiruchirapalli
The plan has been mooted in the wake of the ‘kudimaramathu’ scheme
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Volunteers improve Peerkankaranai lake 19.5.2017 Hindu: Chennai
De-weeding exercise is under way; de-silting and deepening of the waterbody will be undertaken soon
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Karnataka: Superstition kills, villagers empty tank for rain 19.5.2017
Ballari: Despite the severity of  the drought, a good quantity of water was stored in a  500-year old tank built by the Palegars of Gudekote in Ramadurga village,  Kudligi taluk , while other tanks nearby had long gone dry. A source of water to the people of neighbouring villages as well, its storage had increased following the heavy rains of last week.  But Tuesday morning the villagers of Ramadurga did the unthinkable. Although thirsting for water, they opened the sluices of the tank and let out all its water, emptying it completely. The irrational move was reportedly prompted by a “divine message” received by a village elder that once the tank was emptied the village would get rain. The old man spoke of his “divine message”' to some fellow villagers Monday night and within no time, talk of it spread across the village. And Tuesday morning, without any further discussion, the  tank was emptied. But ask former president of the Ramadurga Tank Water Utilising Farmers’ Union, Surya Papanna and he says he ...
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Bisi Bengaluru: Felix-ated on the diner front! 19.5.2017
Foodies are spoilt for choice with the innumerable hubs opening weekly. Yet, those who know their food realise the options are few and far between and end up going to the same places instead of risking disappointment elsewhere. That is where this new spanking and spacious unpretentious restaurant fits in. Rishad Nathani, managing director, Breadbox Hospitality, who’s brainchild, Café Felix, opened in the city this week comes from that place we revere — comfy, easy, friendly, simple but quality grub. The restauranteur and evidently sensible man left his job at Indigo Deli and ventured out on his own with Mumbai’s famed the Clearing House, which chef Nitin Kulkarni helms wonderfully. This American diner-meets-café of sumptuous bites now claims an expansive space in 1 M.G. Road, with the most spectacular view of Ulsoor Lake we’ve seen in a long time, and a terrace overlooking a green vista below. Felix, or ‘lucky one’ in Latin, has Shreya Shanbhag helming creative direction. The all-day restaurant, café, ...
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Cut power, water to toxic units: National Green Tribunal 19.5.2017
Bengaluru: The principal bench of the National Green Tribunal,  Delhi, on Thursday directed the Joint Investigation Team of the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board, BDA and BWSSB to order all industries around the frothing Bellandur lake to install Effluent Treatment Plants (ETPs) and  disconnect their electricity and water supply if they do not comply within the deadline given. Also ordering the polluting industries those are flouting the rules to be sealed, the NGT insisted that the electricity and water supply of apartments and residential complexes around Bellandur lake too should be similarly cut off if they didn't  install Sewage Treatment Plants (STP) in the reasonable time given to them. It also directed the board and the state government to collect samples from the existing STPs around the lake and have them inspected by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) to assess the quality of water and the treatment plant. Adjourning the case to July 13, the NGT advised the state government  not to ...
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NGT to pollution board: Slapping notices not enough, shut industries 19.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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CM reviews drought relief measures 19.5.2017 Hindu: National
Asks officials to expedite settlement of crop insurance claims
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Bellandur Lake rejuvenation: NGT slams state for not shutting polluting industries 18.5.2017 India Today| Must Read
The National Green Tribunal has slammed Bengaluru government for not shutting down polluting industries around Bellandur Lake.
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