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Lokayukta pulls up agencies over lakes 18.1.2018 Hindu: Cities
Sets 3-month deadline to remove encroachments
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Panel to be formed to review progress of IIT research parks: 18.1.2018 General News
The HRD Ministry has decided to form a panel to review the progress of research parks at IITs across the country, Union minister Prakash Javadekar said today. The government has funded research parks at Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay, Gandhinagar, Kharagpur, Hyderabad, Kanpur, Guwahati and Delhi and the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore. While the research park at IIT Madras is fully operational since 2010, the other are at different stages of completion. Javadekar said that it is important that socially relevant research is carried out by the premier institutes across the country. The HRD minister made the announcement about the panel's formation during his visit to IIT Madras Research Park where he inaugurated new facilities. "Once I am back in Delhi, I will review the progress of all IIT research parks. A committee will be formed for the purpose. We need to find out whether socially relevant research is being done. I want that the IIT Madras Research
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Panel To Be Formed To Review Progress Of IIT Research Parks: Javadekar 18.1.2018 NDTV News - Latest
The HRD Ministry has decided to form a panel to review the progress of research parks at IITs across the country, Union minister Prakash Javadekar said today.
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Huge protest against unscientific implementation of Mathrupoorna scheme 18.1.2018 Deccan Herald - State
Anganwadi workers and helpers associations united to take out a march on Tuesday against the alleged unscientific implementation of the Mathrupoorna Yojana. The state governments scheme to provide hot, cooked meals to pregnant women and lactating mothers, which was kicked off with much cheer has been facing the ire of Anganwadi workers who have to execute it. The protesters, who gathered together from all over the state, marched from city railway station to Freedom Park. The workers and helpers say that the scheme has been implemented without seeking their opinion and without conducting study or discussions. They want the government to return to the previous system where grains and food materials or dry ration were supplied to the beneficiaries of the scheme. The scheme is being implemented since October 2 but workers say that many women who are eligible for the scheme are not availing it. According to the workers, the penetration of the scheme has not been more than 60% because pregnant and lactating ...
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Backdoors 2018 set to debut in Mumbai 18.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Music festival Backdoors 2018, which puts a spotlight on indie artistes, will be held in Mumbai for the first time on February 14.
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There is so much to explore in the world of tubers 18.1.2018 Hindu: Home
An NGO working with women seed savers in Sirsi is quietly pushing the cause of tubers, for all the right reasons
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Bengaluru’s love affair with a great green bean 18.1.2018 homepage
Bengaluru loves to celebrate farm products, including a millets marathon and a peanut fair. But the wildest culinary experiments are at a bean festival
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Looking at trees through three mediums 18.1.2018 Hindu: Thiruvananthapuram
A designer, a painter and a photographer come together to pay homage to the arboreal
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Strong Q3 results boost MindTree shares 18.1.2018 HBL: Home
MindTree Ltd rose as much as 10 per cent to Rs 687, its highest since May 3, 2016. The company on Wednesday said its December quarter consolidated net profit jumped 37 per cent to Rs 141 crore. The B...
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News in Numbers: Marathwada dam project to cost Rs10,000 crore 18.1.2018 economy_politics
In other news, 43 out of 100 elderly people in India are victims of psychological problems that arise out of loneliness , says Agewell Foundation
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Proximity to IT hubs makes Bengaluru's Banaswadi a residential hotspot 18.1.2018 Business Standard: Today
Proximity to IT/ITes parks like Embassy Manyata IT Park has caused investors to look keenly at Banaswadi to cater to the housing requirements of the employees
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Round-the-clock armed security at Ranganathittu 18.1.2018 Hindu: Karnataka
Vigil stepped up following incidents of illegal fishing
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Bulletin Board 17.1.2018 Deccan Herald - Supplements
ICSE scholarship Trio World School has announced the ICSE scholarship programme for the academic year 2018-2019. The test will be held on January 20. For more details, call 080 4061 1222. MSc course UKs University of Southampton invites applications for its MSc in Business Strategy and Innovation Management programme. Though the last date to apply is June 30, early applications by January 31 are advisable. For more details, visit www.bit.ly/2DpYNxC. Photography contest FCDI invites professionals, amateurs and students with the love for photography and architecture to participate in a contest that captures the spirit of India with the built environment through the lens. The last date to submit is January 25. For more details, email anika.dhawan@fcdi.co.in or call 9899437755. Astronomy course A specialised course in Astrobiology and Astrochemistry will be conducted at M P Birla Institute of Fundamental Research, Bengaluru on Sundays between February 4 and March 4. For more details, call 080-2238 5956, ...
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Prowling wild animals spread panic among guests at jungle lodge 17.1.2018 Deccan Herald - City
A tiger and an elephant prowled near jungle lodges in recent times, spreading panic among their guests who pay anywhere between Rs 4,000 and 20,000 per night and safari. Recently, the staff at Bannerghatta Nature Camp had a tough time chasing a tusker that had strayed into the camp. "The staff chased the pachyderm into the wild, but it returned the next day. The camp officials pressed two captive elephants residing in Bannerghatta Biological Park - Gouri and Lakshmi - into service. The tusker returned to the wild when the two female elephants arrived," said Jawed Mumtaz, Deputy Conservator of Forests at Bannerghatta National Park. The situation has been less favourable at the Kabini JLR camp, where managers have been urging the Forest Department to capture the wild tiger lurking near its grounds. The department, however, does not seem to be in any great hurry. "People pay so much to see a tiger, which is in great demand," noted a Nagarahole Tiger Reserve official. "They shout at the drivers and forest ...
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KSPCB admits there are no guidelines to check STPs 17.1.2018 Deccan Herald - City
At last, the truth on maintaining private Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) has emerged, nowhere more significantly than from the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB). Having varyingly dodged, denied and refused to acknowledge its role in monitoring the STPs it sanctions, KSPCB has accepted that there are no guidelines in existence to operate and monitor them. Admitting to DH that the Board has so far not framed any guidelines, Chairman Lakshman also said it did not think about framing one since its role was largely limited to checking the quality of the treated water to determine if it met the prescribed standards. "Were going to change that now," he said, agreeing that KSPCB has to own up the responsibility to monitor the private STPs it sanctions for installation at apartments, commercial units and educational institutions. "Im planning to call all the stakeholders - BDA, BBMP, BWSSB, PWD - and even the central authority by the month end to frame the guidelines to operate and maintain private ...
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Building bridges with men and machines, the MEG way 17.1.2018 Deccan Herald - News
Ferrying a 24-ton truck on floats 250 metres across the citys Ulsoor lake, the agile Madras Sappers on Wednesday proved just why their watermanship skills are in ship shape. As those floats morphed into bridges and carried men and machines with finesse, the Sappers were flexing their military muscles, a legend perfected over 237 years. In minutes, the Sappers - Thambis of the Madras Engineer Group (MEG) â€" had aligned three floats, assembled an aluminium alloy platform to ferry the truck close to the Pasina Ganj island, 132 metres away. The media watching in awe, another 10 men hopped onto a two-boat assortment that carried a Gypsy four-wheeler with ease. It was destination Buffalo island, negotiated with haste. The dramatic demonstration of the four-week watermanship training offered media persons a glimpse of what the Sappers go through for six gruelling months. Over the next four hours, the Thambis would display their entire skill sets, mastery of which had propelled their predecessors to ...
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Head to the flower show at Lalbagh from this Friday 17.1.2018 Deccan Herald - News
Lalbagh is gearing up for its Republic Day flower show, which will begin on Friday. The 10-day event will see 85 varieties of seasonal flowers, potted plants, Thai art, vegetable carvings and paintings, among others. The flower festival will be based on the theme of Life of Bhagwan Bahubali. There will be floral tributes to Bahubali along with foreign flowers from Sikkim and Darjeeling and floral pyramids. The event will also have flower art by agencies like BEML, BDA, BBMP and other private companies. Lalbagh will also have photo galleries, and a replica of Bahubali made of millets, among others. "This is not a commercial venture. People are dedicating their art to the state and to the country, and this is probably the first of its kind," said Prabhash Chandra Ray, commissioner, horticulture department, and chairman of the Mysore Horticultural Society, Lalbagh. He added that Friday will also see the inauguration of the 100-year-old Lalbagh library and water fountain, which is part of the water purifying ...
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RMP 2031: masterly inability to think beyond land-use 17.1.2018 Deccan Herald - Analysis
Recent events in two of Indias premier cities, Mumbai and Bengaluru, raise some disturbing questions about the way our cities are planned and managed. On December 28, a major fire at a rooftop bar in Mumbais Kamala Mills killed 14 people. A few days later, another fire at Maimoon Manzil left four dead and nine injured. This was soon followed by another fire at Cinevista studio, which caused severe damage to property. In Bengaluru, on January 6, three people choked to death when they were engaged in cleaning a sewage treatment plant; a day later, five people were killed in a fire at Kailash bar in the Kalasipalya area. These are only a few examples of tragedies occurring in cities across the country. Why do such things happen repeatedly? Whenever an incident takes place, people are assured by the authorities that necessary action would be taken to punish the guilty and to prevent its recurrence. And there ends the matter, till the next tragedy. The problem lies much deeper. We dont seem to learn lessons ...
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International coffee fest opens in Bengaluru 17.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
The seventh edition of the International Coffee Festival began here on Wednesday after a four-year gap.
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UK delegation in India to promote Scotch whisky, food items 17.1.2018 General News
A British delegation of 13 food and beverages companies has embarked on a major trade mission to India to showcase some of Britain's popular exports such as Scotch whisky. The mission, which arrived in Mumbai today, is designed to grow and develop the local markets awareness of British whisky, gin, craft beer, meat, fish, gourmet food and drink, health food and dairy at a time when the UK feels the Indian market's appetite for these products is expanding. The delegation is led by the UK governments Department for International Trade. "We are excited to build upon the existing connection that India and the UK share for quality food and drink. As gourmet brands continue to grow and succeed in India, we are confident that there is room for some of the best UK products to be a part of that expanding appetite," said Crispin Simon, British Deputy High Commissioner for Western India and Director General, Department for International Trade, India and South Asia. "By bringing UK
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