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Politicians, experts and people unite to take stock of Bengaluru's dying lakes 29.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
ACTIVE PARTICIPATION Citizens Take Ownership Of City's Waterbodies Amid Renewed Conservation Efforts By Govt, Civic Bodies
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Kodambakkam stinks as sewage stagnates 29.4.2017 TOI: Chennai
Alagar Perumal Kovil Street residents in Vadapalani are living in fear of a disease outbreak due to sewage stagnation over the past one week.The street has been prone to stagnation owing to a block in the pipeline.
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Chennai: Metro water holds sewage work for week 29.4.2017
CHENNAI: Following the death of a 32-year-old manual scavenger at a manhole in Mogappair, Chennai Metro Water called off the non-emergency sewage related works for a week. The labourer, who entered the manhole to rescue a fellow worker, who had fallen into the manhole accidentally when the latter opened it to verify the flow level, said a press release from Metro Water Board. Metro water has conducted a meeting of all contractors engaged in sewer-related works in the Board's Head office, stressing on the need for safety and the penal provisions available in the agreement. The Assistant Engineer in charge of the location has been placed under suspension and the Area Engineer has been transferred. The contractor was instructed to immediately pay the applicable compensation to the deceased labourer's family failing which the Chennai Metro Water Board will pay and recover from the contractor. A safety-training programme will be conducted for all contract employees engaged in sewage contract works at Metro ...
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Karnataka government lacks political will to protect lakes 29.4.2017
Bengaluru: Various citizens' groups carried out an inspection of Bellandur, Varthur and Rampura lakes and lamented that state government lacked the political will to safeguard the city's water bodies and called for collective action to save them. Due to the rampant corruption, the officials at lower and  middle level are doing nothing to prevent the rampant encroachment of these lakes, said Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Founder Trustee, Namma Bengaluru Foundation and Rajya Sabha member.  It is tragic that the city which houses ISRO and the IT industry and has so many good well-meaning people must be saddled with a reputation of living in a state that houses the most corrupt government in the country, he added.  Lok Sabha MP P.C. Mohan said, "This was a beautiful lake and we want it to be as it was. All agencies and the state government are passing the buck between themselves. Elected representatives like myself and Rajeev Chandrasekhar want to stress to the government to put all lakes under one agency. We have ...
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Effluent treatment plants might prove insufficient, say experts 29.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Two new committees set up on Kukkarahalli Lake 29.4.2017 Hindu: Home
A decision has been taken not to take up further development work at the lake
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Sewage-laden lorries raise a stink 29.4.2017 Hindu: Chennai
They have been dumping untreated water into stormwater drains for the past few years
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How Bidar beat back the drought 28.4.2017 Hindu: Op-Ed
As Karnataka reels from drought, an academic is helping restore indigenous systems that were Bidar’s water lifeline 600 years ago. Lalitha Sridhar reports
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NCRPB has sanctioned 25 projects for Haryana: Venkaiah Naidu 28.4.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Bombay High Court pulls up Maharashtra Minister in hutment demolition case 28.4.2017 India Today| Must Read
The BMC has told the Bombay High Court that Maharashtra Minister Prakash Mehta prevented the civic body from carrying out the order for demolition of illegal encroachment in the central suburb of Mumbai.
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Thirteenth Main Road stays sandy 28.4.2017 Hindu: Home
Despite the completion of a Metrowater work, the stretch is still waiting for a coat of bitumen
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Mumbai: Cops hunt down thief who made them swim through sewage 28.4.2017 mumbai
Hanif Sheikh Embarrassed at being unable to prevent a robbery under their noses, the Tardeo police were left humiliated after they waded neck-deep in sewage but still failed to catch a petty thief. They finally caught him after two months. In February, the Tardeo police were left red-faced after a burglar looted Rs 40,000 from two shops in their jurisdiction. Although the amount was not large, the cops were made to look like fools because the shops were a stone’s throw from the police station. The cops zeroed in on three suspects -- Hanif Sheikh (32), his brother-in-law Saddam Sheikh (25), and associate Asaiyya Sheikh (27). They managed to nab Asaiyya first, but catching Hanif was harder. Further investigation revealed that the resident of Indira Nagar, Bandra (E) had over 100 housebreaking offences lodged against him. The first time cops went to arrest him, Hanif Sheikh had already got wind of their arrival. Before they could even knock on his door, he managed to escape. Illustrations/Uday Mohite "He ...
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Earnings misses, rising debts: Indian Railways turnaround hits buffers 28.4.2017 Most Popular
Funding via market borrowing rose to about 22% last year from an average of 8% between 2010-15
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Survey finds E. coli in 92% ice samples from roadside eateries 28.4.2017 DNA: Opinion
In ice samples collected by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), 96 per cent of the samples collected across the city have been declared as contaminated, with 75 per cent samples detected with E. coli (sewage mixed with water), the bacteria which causes illnesses like diarrhoea and typhiod. The civic body has urged citizens to avoid consuming unpackaged drinks at roadside stalls and fast food centres, specially iced drinks. The samples were collected between April 1 and April 25 from all 24 wards in the city. M-East ward- (Chembur-Govandi) tops the list with maximum amount of contaminated ice and water. On March 16, DNA had reported that the ice samples from all hawkers in Chembur East were detected with E. coli. A civic official said eateries in Mumbai get their ice from ice factories in Navi Mumbai. "The BMC water is pure. However, hawkers bring ice from outside BMC jurisdiction. Also, they do not maintain the standards of hygiene, because of which water gets contaminated," the official ...
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Bengaluru: Use Jakkur clean up model for Bellandur lake, says expert 28.4.2017
Bengaluru: While civic agencies have woken from their slumber after the National Green Tribunal’s order to clean up Bellandur lake, water expert and scientist from the Indian Institute of Science,  T V Ramachandra has some pointers that could help them revive both the Bellandur and Varthur lakes.  Suggesting that the authorities replicate the measures taken to clean up the Jakkur lake in the city, the scientist says Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) should be set up along with wetlands around the two lakes.  "Once the sewage is treated, it should be made to pass through algae ponds to remove its nutrients before it enters the lakes. Also, we  need to remove all blockades at their outlets and inlets, so that their  water does not stagnate, and their aeration is improved, " he adds. Underlining that encroachments  on the lake beds, the stormwater drains leading to them and their buffer zones should be removed to conserve them. Dr Ramachandra  suggests wet dredging to take away their deposited sediments, ...
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Bengaluru: Six Maasthigudi film crew charged 28.4.2017
Bengaluru: Five months after the tragic incident in the sets of Kannada movie 'Maasthigudi', where two artistes drowned in the Thippagondanahalli Lake during a  shoot, the Tavarekere police submitted the chargesheet to the Magadi JMFC Court on Wednesday. In the chargesheet, which runs to 400 pages, the police have framed charges against the film producer Sundar P Gowda as accused number one, director Nagashekhar as accused number two, followed by assistant director Siddu, stunt choreographer Ravi Verma, and Unit Manager S. Bharath as accused number 3, 4 & 5 respectively. The police have also booked Prakash Biradar, the pilot of the helicopter used in the shoot, as accused number six. It is learnt that the police have charged the accused mainly for flouting various conditions laid by the BWSSB while carrying out shooting at the T. G. Halli reservoir. Though the BWSSB authorities had clearly mentioned in the permission letter that no aerial shots could be done, the film team had brought in a helicopter for ...
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Minister gets 2 weeks to reply to claim he stalled slum razing 28.4.2017 TOI: Mumbai
The Bombay high court gave Maharashtra housing minister two weeks’ time on Thursday to respond to the BMC’s allegations that earlier this month he had come in the way of removal of slums near the main Tansa water pipeline at Vidyavihar.
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It’s official. STPs must for all apartments having 50 or more residential units 28.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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What Kerala does to its water resources 28.4.2017
KOZHIKODE: The state has wasted ten years without tapping the 30- TMC water allotted by the Cauvery tribunal from the river basins of Kabani (Wayanad), Bhavani ( Palakkad) and Pambar (Idukki), according to noted surface water scientist  E.J. James, former director of the Centre for Water Resources Development and Management (CWRDM). Sharing his views over the extreme drought faced by the state and raising doubts on the efficacy of the water conservation, sanitisation and management systems, Mr  James told DC that it was high time we came out of the lethargy. “We fought a prolonged legal battle in the Cauvery tribunal demanding a significant share of the water. As the expert witness of the state, I had to fly to New Delhi 33  times and we also spent huge sums. “At last, even after the tribunal sanctioned our demands, we failed to make use of even a drop of water for the last ten years,” he said. “We only cry for water. But we are unable to use it while Tamil Nadu and Karnataka utilised the water from ...
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Metrowater engineer suspended 28.4.2017 Hindu: Cities
Follows death of worker in manhole
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