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Sadhus agree to checks on Ganga puja practices 27.9.2014 TOI: India
The idea is to provide proper facilities for such practices so that they do not pollute the ...
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Land protest hits Amit's dream water project 27.9.2014 Telegraph: Bengal
Calcutta, Sept. 26: Finance minister Amit Mitra's dream project to supply clean drinking water to the people of his constituency, Khardah, ran into rough weather today after farmers prevented work on an upcoming treatment plant alleging that they were not receiving compensation according to the contract.
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US city considers testing sewage to gather data on residents' marijuana use 27.9.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Spokane, Washington wants to test the water to get a more accurate picture of marijuana usage now the drug has been legalised

City leaders in Spokane, Washington want to know just how much pot residents are smoking, now that its legal there. And sewage might hold the answer.

The primary author of Washington states recreational marijuana law, attorney Alison Holcomb, made this suggestion to the citys marijuana policy subcommittee at a meeting Tuesday morning. About 50 city leaders and residents make up the group, which attempts to grapple with what legalization means for the city of about 210,000.

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Spokane sewage could be tested for marijuana level 25.9.2014 Sify News
The author of Washington's recreational marijuana law has suggested that Spokane test its sewage for traces of the cannabis chemical THC, to get a more accurate picture of pot use by residents.
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Establishment of the Clean Ganga Fund 24.9.2014 Govt of india: PIB
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for establishment of the Clean Ganga Fund (CGF).
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MoD to Launch “Clean Cantonments” Drive from Tomorrow 24.9.2014 Govt of india: PIB
Responding to the Prime Minister’s clarion call to the people of India to realize Mahatma Gandhi’s dream of “Swachh Bharat” (Clean India) by 2nd October 2019 Ministry of Defence has decided to undertake an intensive national cleanliness campaign w.e.f 25th September 2014.
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UK warns that climate change could trigger violent conflict in India 24.9.2014 India News, Latest News in India, Live News India, India Breaking News - Times of India
A British report has warned that climate change could trigger violent conflict in India – similar to the Arab Spring where climate change, drought, water mismanagement and food prices contributed to the outbreak of civil ...
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Cleaning Ganga will take 18 yrs Centre tells SC 23.9.2014 Hindustan Times: India
The Centre has identified 118 towns located in five Ganga river basin states to achieve total sanitation targets including waste water treatment and solid waste management as a part of its 18yearold plan to rejuvenate the holy ...
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Rivers in Pune most polluted in Maharashtra 21.9.2014 Pune News, Pune City News | Cities News - Times of India
Rivers flowing in Pune district have now earned the dubious distinction of being the most polluted in the ...
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Only a sewerage overhaul can save Delhi 21.9.2014 Hindustan Times: India
Delhis first sewerage Master Plan says groundwater contamination may lead to diseases of epidemic proportions if waste water not managed ...
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Rotting carcasses pose major epidemic scare in J&K 20.9.2014 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
As the rescue operations in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir are tapering off and the victims are being attended to in scores of relief camps, most of which have been set up by the locals, fear of an epidemic still looms in the affected areas.
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BUIDCo, PMC to prepare Ganga ghats for Chhath 19.9.2014 TOI: Patna
Unlike previous years, Patna district administration has assigned the work of preparing and beautifying the Ganga ghats for Chhath Puja to Bihar Urban Infrastructure Development Corporation (BUIDCo) and Patna Municipal Corporation ...
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Bill Gates to support sanitation projects in India 19.9.2014 Rediff: Business
Gates stressed on promoting quality and user friendly toilets to ensure their proper use.
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Centre joins hands with Gates for universal sanitation 19.9.2014 India News, Latest News in India, Live News India, India Breaking News - Times of India
With the objective of addressing sanitation related health concerns, the urban development ministry and the Bill & Milinda Gates Foundation have agreed on a partnership to promote user friendly toilets to ensure universal sanitation in the ...
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Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu and Shri Bill Gates discuss partnership in sanitation project 19.9.2014 Govt of india: PIB
Ministry of Urban Development and Bill and Milinda Gates Foundation have in principle, agreed on a partnership to promote user friendly toilets to ensure universal sanitation in India with the objective of addressing sanitation related health concerns.
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Saudi Arabia promises $500 million for Gaza rebuilding 18.9.2014 DNA: Money
Saudi Arabia has pledged $500 million to help rebuild Gaza, Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Al-Hamdallah said on Thursday, with the full cost of post-war reconstruction expected to be around $4 billion over three years. Saudi Arabia's commitment comes ahead of a conference in Cairo on Oct. 12 when Palestinian leaders hope other donors, including Turkey, Qatar, the European Union and United States, will step forward with promises of support. "Saudi Arabia has initiated donations by pledging $500 million," Hamdallah told reporters in Gaza, speaking via video conference from the West Bank. He said he hoped further pledges would cover the full cost of reconstruction in time. An estimated 18,000 homes were destroyed during the seven-week war, while a further 40,000 were extensively damaged. Major infrastructure such as roads, bridges and water treatment plants were heavily damaged, while Gaza's only power station will need almost entirely rebuilding. Dozens of factories on the outskirts of residential areas ...
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Aftermath of J&K floods: Residents struggle to get back to normalcy 17.9.2014 CNN-IBN Top Stories
Some of the major challenges that the rescue teams and the residents are facing are heavy waterlogging, sewage spilling on to the streets and chemical waste.
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After Kashmir floods, construction on river beds under scanner 17.9.2014 India News, Latest News in India, Live News India, India Breaking News - Times of India
Union environment and forests minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday referred to the idea of “river regulation board” while expressing his views on causes behind the current disaster in Jammu & ...
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Landmark fracking study finds no water pollution 17.9.2014 Sify News
The final report from a landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, found no evidence that chemicals or brine water from the gas drilling process moved upward to contaminate
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Farmer outfits to rally in Punjab against drug menace 16.9.2014 DNA: Top News
Farmer outfits in Punjab, including Bharti Kisan Union (BKU-Ekta) and BKU (Ugrahan) will hold a rally in Moga on Wednesday to spread awareness on the drug problem in the state. Disclosing this here today, BKU (Ugrahan) General Secretary Sukhdev Singh said the idea behind holding the rally is to press Punjab police to catch "big fishes" involved in the drug trade in the state. He alleged that certain big drug peddlers are openly working in the state at the behest of politicians. The rally would also urge the state government to take action against big industrial units who have failed to install water treatment plants in their units and polluting the river waters. Expressing concern over the law and order situation in the state and crime against women, he said that the rally would press upon the state government to catch such anti-social ...
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