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Government grants infrastructure status to shipyard industry 2.5.2016 TOI: India Business
The government has granted infrastructure status to the shipyard industry, a move that will help the sectoral players get long-term financing at cheaper rates. The move will benefit private shipyards of L&T, Reliance Defence and Engineering Shipyard and ABG Shipyard.
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Sanitation, Water Supply and other development projects in Varanasi to be speeded up 2.5.2016 Govt of india: PIB
Execution of various projects to ensure sanitation and water supply in Varanasi will be speeded up with all the stakeholder agencies taking necessary actions in a time bound manner.
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Yamuna action plan 2.5.2016 Govt of india: PIB
NGT has given directions to take up cleaning of Yamuna under Maily Se Nirmal Yamuna Revitalization Plan, 2017. Accordingly, DJB has submitted priority of projects amounting to Rs. 1,969 crore to be
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Tasmac shops and overflowing drains befoul cultural Mylapore 2.5.2016 TOI: Chennai
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Power, water supply being restored in Silchar 1.5.2016 The Assam Tribune
Power, water supply being restored in Silchar
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SDSA organises sanitization drive 30.4.2016 Manipur: E-Pao
SDSA organises sanitization drive
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Story of cities #33: how Santiago tackled its housing crisis with 'Operation Chalk' 29.4.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest
In 1965, Chile launched a bold new policy which became infamous for officials’ use of white chalk to mark out plots of land for Santiago’s poorest families. Half a century on, did it really help those in need – or simply deepen social divisions? Read more articles in the series here Castor Castro was 14 years old when his family moved to La Faena, a residential project in east Santiago, in 1967. “There was nothing here, just bare earth,” Castro recalls, sitting in the house his parents built back then. “Each family was given a plot, and they had to get on with it and build. There was no electricity supply and no plumbing – just land.” Despite this rudimentary introduction to La Faena, Castor and his family were, in many ways, lucky. They were beneficiaries of “ Operación Sitio ” (Operation Site), a bold housing policy rolled out by the Chilean state in the late ...
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Will the IPL verdict solve our drought problem? 29.4.2016 Rediff: Columns
'Why is a commercial venture being held responsible for a situation caused by mismanagement of the state?' asks N Suresh.
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No IPL matches in Maharashtra in May, says Supreme Court 27.4.2016 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected plea of the Mumbai Cricket Association and the Maharashtra Cricket Association against the Bombay high court's order to shift the Indian Premier League matches out of drought-hit Maharashtra.
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SC dismisses plea against Bombay HC order on IPL matches 27.4.2016 Times Now: Home

SC dismisses plea against Bombay HC order on IPL matchesThe Supreme Court on Wednesday (April 27) dismissed the plea Maharashtra and Mumbai Cricket Associations against the Bombay High Court order directing shifting of IPL matches outside the drought-hit state.


No IPL matches in Maha 27.4.2016 Times Now: Home

No IPL matches in MahaSC dismisses plea Maharashtra & MCA against Bombay HC order directing shifting of IPL matches outside the drought-hit state


'Anybody who does not agree with them is anti-national' 27.4.2016 Rediff: News
'The judge said that anybody who does not believe in the RSS ideology is not acceptable to you. You have terminated his contract because he thought differently.'
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NGT orders re-inspection in Coca Cola's plant in UP to check effluents discharge in water body 25.4.2016 DNA: Popular News
The National Green Tribunal has ordered re-inspection into the premises of beverages major Coca Cola's Hapur plant in Uttar Pradesh to investigate whether it was discharging effluents into a nearby pond. The green panel directed officials from Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board to inspect the Hapur plant after going through the report of a court commissioner which found "openings" and "leakages" at few spots in the boundary wall of the plant. "The Local Commissioner's report brings forth certain facts with respect to openings in the side wall particularly as regards the recently closed and plastered openings in the side wall and leakages at few spots. "This calls for further investigation to arrive at the necessary conclusions for resolution of present controversy. We, therefore, direct that team of officials accompanied by Additional Director of CPCB shall visit factory premises, collect soil samples from five locations...," a bench headed by Justice U D ...
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MPs to debate planning bill to protect UK homes from surface flooding 25.4.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page

Government faces a possible defeat over proposal to require all new houses to have sustainable drainage to prevent surface flooding and sewer overflows

Moves to protect more households from the threats of surface flooding and sewer overload will be debated in parliament on Monday, with the government facing possible defeat in a key vote.

Surface flooding is a growing problem, with at least 20,000 sewer overflows occurring in the UK a year. It is caused by the overloading of Britain’s antiquated sewer and drainage networks, and the concreting over of large swaths of land which leaves water with nowhere to be absorbed.

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Maharashtra mulls use of recycled water by industries 25.4.2016 Rediff: Business
Many industrial units are facing huge water shortage
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Indian Railways to set up automatic coach washing plants to save water 24.4.2016 DNA: Money
With the spectre of drought looming large over several parts of the country, Indian Railway has decided to set up automatic coach washing plants at 10 major depots to save water required for cleaning trains. ACWP will be equipped with an effluent treatment system and water softening plant for recycling water used for cleaning trains and platforms. There are 23 railway depots out of which we will set up modern washing plants with added facilities for treatment of water for reuse at 10 at an estimated cost of Rs 20 crore, said a senior Railway Ministry official involved in execution of green initiatives of the national transporter. According to the official, the National Green Tribunal has taken note of excessive extraction of ground water by railways for cleaning coaches and platforms. About 12,000 litres to 14,000 litres of water is being used for cleaning one rake consisting of 22-24 coaches. Automatic washing plant is eco-friendly and uses minimum quantity of water, soap and disinfectants. Further, ...
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Govt announces increase in penalty on industries polluting water bodies 23.4.2016 TOI: Cities
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Is Rio ready for the 2016 Olympics? Six key questions | James Riach 23.4.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page
Several pressing issues remain before the Games begin and, with just over 100 days to go, we look at the main concerns that represent the final hurdles for Brazil

Brazil’s congress voted last Sunday to impeach the president, Dilma Rousseff, on allegations that she manipulated government accounts before her re-election in 2014. Rousseff – who lost the vote against her by 367 to 137 – could be forced to step aside for 180 days, although she has denounced the impeachment to the United Nations and many Brazilian politicians have also been implicated in a corruption scandal involving the part-state-owned oil company Petrobras.

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MCA moves SC against shifting of IPL matches from Maharashtra 22.4.2016 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
The Mumbai Cricket Association has moved the Supreme Court against the Bombay high court order directing shifting of IPL matches outside Maharashtra.
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Are Chinese businesses responsible for helping China achieve its climate goals? 20.4.2016 Guardian: Environment
With only 10% of Chinese firms carrying out sustainability initiatives, the country’s business sector will need to step up its game if China is to meet its emissions target China’s offshore oil drilling firm and the country’s largest oil producer with $98.53bn in revenue in 2014, China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) inevitably disturbs marine life as it probes seabeds around the world for resources. Like other big oil firms, the company has caused its share of environmental disasters, including a 2011 oil spill that contaminated 840 sq km (324 sq miles) of Bohai Bay, off China’s northeastern shore. CNOOC got in trouble with government regulators for initially concealing the spill and has since been named in a lawsuit ...
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