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Reliance vs PSUs: Battle for pipelines to supply jet fuel in Mumbai hots up 15.7.2018 The Asian Age | Home
Reliance, which produces a fourth of India's aviation turbine fuel, wants access to the pipelines.
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Poor civic conditions dog Chandmari area 15.7.2018 The Assam Tribune
Poor civic conditions dog Chandmari area
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SUCI (C) protest over poor road conditions 13.7.2018 The Assam Tribune
SUCI (C) protest over poor road conditions
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You are superman, but do nothing? SC raps L-G Anil Baijal on Delhi garbage 12.7.2018 The Asian Age | Home
SC expressed strong displeasure over L-G office failing in duty to dispose off garbage and not taking effective steps to handle it.
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Mumbai rains: 37,000 million litres of water wasted! BMC to treat sewage water for non-potable purposes 12.7.2018 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai: In order to protect the marine life and stopping the sea from getting dirtier due to sewage water
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Mumbai Rains: Four days of rains disrupts normal life, passengers rescued from stranded Mumbai bound trains 11.7.2018 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai: It took just four days of non-stop rain in Mumbai to put Navy on the standby. And for a good
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'Scared Games' of Mumbai monsoon: Why rain washes away maximum city every year 11.7.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
The rain in Mumbai continues and with it, thousands of problems. The easiest thing to do is to blame the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for their high-handedness and under-preparedness in handling monsoons every year. Sure, the BMC is the governing body of the city, and it is its responsibility, along with other bodies such as the MMRDA, and Western and Central Railway to ensure that the drainage system is in order, potholes are fixed, and bridges are sturdy enough to not collapse or develop cracks. Yet, in the past fortnight, the city has witnessed bridge collapses, roads caving in and at least 35 deaths due to the heavy spell of rains. The big question is why does Mumbai flood like this every year? A report by Indian Environment Portal highlighted how the Bandra-Worli Sea Link and the construction of Bandra-Kurla Complex (which is ironically a smart city) play a role in this. Bandra-Kurla Complex or BKC was built over mangroves, which are the natural barrier that prevents flooding in the ...
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‘Be prepared to prevent waterlogging’ 11.7.2018 The Tribune
New Delhi, July 10 PWD Minister Satyendar Jain today directed all city agencies and departments responsible for cleaning and desilting drains to ensure prevention of waterlogging on roads during the monsoon. Jain directed that public complaints should be addressed on priority and call centres kept functional at all times. The directions came during a meeting, attended by the officials of the PWD, Delhi Jal Board, Delhi Traffic Police, Delhi Cantonment Board, Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructural Development Corporation, three municipal corporations and the NDMC. The PWD informed agencies concerned that the department has already setup a fully-functional unified control room (with a toll free number 1800-11-0093) which will function 24 hours to deal with complaints related to waterlogging. “The PWD will refer these complaints to agencies and departments concerned and they are to be redressed on a priority basis. Waterlogging complaints can also be e-mailed at monsoondelhi2018@gmail.com,” read a ...
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Two PWD officers suspended for dereliction of duty 11.7.2018 The Tribune
New Delhi, July 10 Two engineers of the Public Works Department have been suspended for dereliction of duty after an inspection by CM Arvind Kejriwal of some drains in Ambedkar Nagar area here pointed at discrepancies in the status reports of desilting of drains. Kejriwal, who was accompanied by PWD Minister Satyendar Jain, found yesterday that the status reports on desilting of drains were misleading and officers had misinformed the government. “It is also informed that two officers have been suspended for dereliction of duty,” read statement. “Two engineers have been suspended for dereliction of duty and giving false reports on desilting of drains,” Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said. The government said thousands of crores of rupees are spent every year for desilting the drains before the monsoon. However, it is an open secret that most of this desilting exercise by the civic agencies is just an exercise on papers. It is a multi-crore scam spreading all civic agencies, claimed the Delhi government in a ...
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‘Water supply to rise by 50% in 5 yrs’ 11.7.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service New Delhi, July 10 To make up for the shortfall of water in the city — conservatively estimated to be 200 million gallons daily (MGD) — the Delhi government has initiated a slew of projects that will enable it to augment the availability of water in the capital by 15-20 per cent in the coming two years and by at least 50 per cent over the next five years. The AAP government has come up with a blueprint incorporating lessons from the Singapore model (NE Water plant). The announcements came from Chief Minister (CM) Arvind Kejriwal during a field visit of under-construction Coronation Pillar STP here today. “The Coronation and Rithala STPs together will step up the water production by 15-20 per cent and as projects start, water woes would gradually decrease,” said Kejriwal. Under the phase one, the Coronation STP with a capacity of 70 MGD will become operational by next June, he said adding that laying of pipelines for it is in progress. “Singapore has a system in which water from STPs ...
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Delhi's water supply to be augmented by 15-20% in 2 years: Kejriwal 10.7.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service New Delhi, July 10 To make up for the shortfall of water in the city - conservatively estimated to be 200 million gallons daily (MGD) - the Delhi government has initiated a slew of projects that will enable it to augment the availability of water in the capital by 15-20 per cent in the coming two years and by at least 50 per cent over the next five years. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government has come up with a blueprint incorporating lessons from the Singapore model (NEWater plant) under which treated waste water will be released from sewage treatment plants (STP) into Yamuna canal allowing the water to further purify through natural process during its travel to STP where it is made potable. The announcements came from Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal during a field visit of under-construction Coronation Pillar sewage treatment plant here today. "The Coronation and Rithala STPs together will step up the city's water production by 15-20 per cent and as projects start Delhi's water woes ...
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Mumbai Rains: 38 people died in first month of monsoon 10.7.2018 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai: Just one month into the monsoon, Mumbai has already witnessed 38 deaths and 56 injuries. Last
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5 injured in Ghazipur wall collapse 10.7.2018 The Tribune

New Delhi, July 9

Five persons, including two minors, have sustained injuries after a wall collapsed at Ghazipur, east Delhi and were rushed to the hospital, a police official said today. The incident happened at 11.18 am in Murga Mandi. — TNS

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Kejriwal directs suspension of negligent officials 10.7.2018 The Tribune
New Delhi, July 9 CM Arvind Kejriwal on Monday directed suspension of the “erring” officials after discrepancies were found over desilting of drains in official reports submitted by the PWD and the actual situation on the ground in the city. No laxity will be tolerated on such important issues concerning public health, Kejriwal warned officials. Kejriwal, who this evening was on a site inspection of the desilting of drains at three locations in Ambedkar Nagar, found that despite official paper reports of drains having been 100 per cent desilted they were seen to be “choked”. “Even the locals at the spot complained to the CM that no desiliting work had been carried out,” said an official. During the inspections at MB Road, Khanpur (Pipal Chowk), Valmiki Mandir Marg and Rajaram Marg near the BRT Road, Kejriwal was accompanied by the Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, PWD Minister Satyendar Jain and senior officials of the PWD and district administration. The area’s MLA Ajay Dutt also accompanied the team during the ...
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Kejriwal directs suspension of negligent officials over choked drains in Ambedkar Nagar 9.7.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service New Delhi, July 9 Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday directed suspension of the “erring” officials after discrepancies were found over de-silting of drains in official reports submitted by the Public Works Department (PWD) and the actual situation on the ground in the city. No laxity will be tolerated on such important issues concerning public health, Kejriwal warned officials. Kejriwal, who this evening was at the site inspection of the de-silting of drains at three locations in Ambedkar Nagar, found that despite official paper reports of drains having been 100 per cent de-silted they were seen to be “choked”. “Even the locals at the spot complained to the chief minister that no de-silting work had been carried out,” said an official. Following which the chief minister directed suspension of the responsible officials and warned that no laxity will be tolerated on such important issues concerning the public health, he added. During the inspections at Old MB Road Khanpur (Pipal ...
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Gadkari urges Hardeep Puri to expedite SWM projects in towns along Ganges 9.7.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service New Delhi, July 9 Union Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Minister Nitin Gadkari held a meeting with Union Minister of State for Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri on Monday and urged him to expedite Solid Waste Management (SWM) projects in towns along the Ganges. During the meeting Gadkari said while the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG)  is executing over 250 projects for liquid waste management through STPs, and also  projects for development of ghats and crematoria in the five states along Ganga, the river will not be totally clean unless the problem of managing solid waste is addressed expeditiously. As many as 97 towns have been identified along River Ganga, spread over the five states of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal.  During the discussions with Puri,  Gadkari suggested putting the related DPR making  on fast track. He pitched for exploration regarding re-use of the waste material  for example using plastic waste for ...
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After Andheri bridge collapse, BMC, Railways shut down four vulnerable ROBs in Mumbai 9.7.2018 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai: Incessant rain, structural collapses, closure of road over bridges and chocked drains are surely
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Economist Amartya Sen: Quantum jump is in wrong direction 9.7.2018 Free Press Journal: Business
New Delhi: Eminent economist Amartya Sen has said that despite being the fastest-growing economy, the
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Will sanction funds for roads, drains in unauthorised colonies within 15 days: Kejriwal 8.7.2018 PTI: All news
Will sanction funds for roads, drains in unauthorised colonies within 15 days: Kejriwal
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‘Centre, LG interpreting SC verdict in ‘queer’ manner’ 8.7.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service New Delhi, July 7 Amid the tussle over transfer and postings of officers, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal suggested the Centre and the LG should go to the Supreme Court to clear any "confusion" over its July 4 verdict. The Centre and the LG are interpreting the top court's judgment in a "queer" manner, he told reporters. Meanwhile, Kejriwal reiterated the Services Department is under the city government. The LG and the Ministry of Home Affairs are misinterpreting the Supreme Court judgment. He stated this while his visit to an unauthorised colony where he inspected the development work in the Kirari Assembly area. In Kirari the Chief Minister listened to problems of common man and gave his decision on the spot. People live in hellish conditions in unauthorised colonies. To give them dignity and better life, funds will be sanctioned for roads and drains in next 15 days for all unauthorised colonies in Delhi. Work will start on a war footing and daily progress will be monitored, ...
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