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Water will be clean in time for Rio Olympics, says Games chief 2.9.2015 Rediff: Sports
The water quality at the Olympic sailing venue in Rio de Janeiro is a serious issue but will be resolved by the time the Games begin next year, Rio Organising Committee president Carlos Nuzman said on Tuesday.
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Rio 2016 Olympics organisers to step up testing of polluted waters 1.9.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
• Pledge to improve safety measures in area where 1,400 athletes will compete
• No indication of when test for viruses will be ready in sewage-polluted waters

Olympic organisers have promised to introduce viral testing in the polluted waters in Rio de Janeiro where about 1,400 athletes will compete in next year’s Games.

The International Olympic Committee and Brazilian organisers have repeatedly insisted that only bacterial testing was required despite an independent five-month analysis by the Associated Press showing dangerously high levels of viruses from human sewage at all Rio Olympic water venues.

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Farmed fish could bring us cheaper food, but is it ethical? 1.9.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

US food company Cargill wants to use expertise from the farmed salmon sector to help it produce more efficient and sustainable fish and chicken

It is difficult to know which is moving faster: the debate around the ethics of farmed fish, or the growth in how much of it we are eating. By 2030, aquaculture is predicted to account for 60% of fish destined for our plates and it’s already more than half.

Its rapid growth has led some to predict its success in producing cheaper fish could rub off on the meat sector, giving us a more efficient, but not necessarily more ethical, form of protein.

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Five things Jayalalithaa needs to look into before the Global Investors’ Meet 1.9.2015 DNA: Top News
Chennai is busy gearing up for the Global Investors’ Meet on September 9 and 10 at the Chennai Trade Centre. The Industries and Guidance Bureau departments, along with officials of the Global Investors’ Meet (GIM) have chalked marketing and branding strategies for this mega event. The city roads are being spruced up, and cut-outs are already springing up across the city. Rooms in 33 hotels have been booked for many of the 1,000 international delegates from more than 20 countries expected this year. A Tamil Nadu GIM app has been launched, and nearly Rs 100 crore is being spent on this two-day event. While the state is busy trying to woo investors, there are still many issues that have been neglected. Chennai has many advantages that can be a boon to investors but there are some issues which are a bane to its citizens and possibly will be for investors too. Here are five things that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa must look into: Cleaning up the Cooum river Chennai has become synonymous with the ...
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China rebuilds its forgotten 'Auschwitz' to remember Japan's brutality 1.9.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

As Beijing prepares to hold a massive military parade to mark the end of the second world war, a derelict prison camp is restored to remind the world of Japan’s sins

Liu Linsheng placed bouquets of yellow and white chrysanthemums beside a sewage-choked creek and gazed over a wasteland where dozens of Chinese soldiers were bayonetted to death.

“This is a murder scene,” he said, pointing to a memorial stone he has erected at the heart of this northern mining hub about 500km south-west of Beijing.

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Bamboo bridge for Mankhurd slum students 31.8.2015 Mumbai News, News in Mumbai, Mumbai City News | Cities News - Times of India
Over 100 students from Sathe Nagar, Mankhurd, are all excited about going to school. After being forced to trudge through a 25-metre-long nullah for years to make it to their classes, they made a new beginning on Saturday: use a bridge to cross the ...
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Larsen & Toubro wins order for Rs 1,489 crore water supply project 31.8.2015 ET: Engineering
Larsen & Toubro said it has won a turnkey order for Rs 1,489 crore water supply project from Public Health Engineering Department, Ajmer.
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L&T wins Rs 1,500-crore turnkey water supply project 31.8.2015 DNA: Urban Tales
Larsen & Toubro today said it has won a turnkey order for Rs 1,489 crore water supply project from Public Health Engineering Department, Ajmer. "The Water & Effluent Treatment Strategic Business Group of L&T Construction has won turnkey orders worth Rs 1,489 crore in August 2015 in three packages, from Public Health Engineering Department, Ajmer, under the Rajasthan Rural Water Supply and Fluorosis Mitigation Project (Nagaur)," the company said in a statement. The projects, funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), are aimed at providing potable water to 986 villages and seven urban towns in Nagaur district and 111 villages and two towns of Bikaner district in Rajasthan. "The scope of the packages includes the construction of a 5,310 million litre raw water reservoir, a 250 million leaders per day water treatment plant, raw water and clear water pumping stations, mild steel and ductile iron pipelines, electro-mechanical and instrumentation and other allied works including operation and ...
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'Boil water notice' lifted in Chorley, Preston and South Ribble 31.8.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

A further 86,000 households no longer have to boil their tap water after cryptosporidium was detected at a water treatment works in Preston

Another 86,000 households in Lancashire have been told they no longer have to boil their water following the outbreak of a parasitic bug in the main supply.

Related: Lancashire water warning lifted for 80,000 homes

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East Delhi to soon get 8,000 flats in its two smart cities 31.8.2015 Delhi News, Delhi City News - Cities News - Times of India
The east side of the city is all set to get smart. Starting early next year, two new infrastructure projects offering 8,000 flats are coming up in Karkardooma and ...
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Plea seeking power/water connection to water purification plants- Karnataka HC asks state to respond 29.8.2015 TOI: Bangalore Times
The Karnataka high court has directed the state government to file its objections by September 9 in response to a petition filed by SMAART India private ...
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Panchayat to run water treatment plant in Munger 29.8.2015 TOI: Patna
Khaira village in Munger district suffers from the highest fluoride content in water in the region. A study conducted between October 2012 and April 2013 revealed that water from 213 of the 272 handpumps in the village had fluoride content beyond the permissible ...
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Maharashtra looks to bring sustainable water, irrigation practices 29.8.2015 ET: Agriculture
Maharashtra government is considering to introduce sustainable water and irrigation practices by exploring the feasibility of reusing treated sewage water for peri-urban agriculture.
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Ed Helms on Vacation: 'There's no room for dignity in a movie like this' 28.8.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

In new film Vacation, the star of the Hangover movies and US version of The Office plays another normal man unhinged by events. Ed Helms talks southern manners, prosthetic penises – and what he hated about doing the Daily Show

There is an atmosphere of embarkation and hangover at the Beverly Hills Hilton as the three-day junket for Vacation winds down. Suitcases are being hefted, cameras stowed and taxis are arriving outside in the hellish humidity. I’m Ed Helms’s last appointment of the day. He really should be in a much worse mood than he is.

So, I ask him, how many people have asked you about your worst-ever summer vacation? Eight? 18? “Try 80!” he laughs.

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Long way to go before Bareilly becomes ‘smart’ 28.8.2015 TOI: Cities
Long way to go before Bareilly becomes ‘smart’
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Without a paddle: Camerons go surfing in water polluted with diluted sewage 28.8.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
South West Water confirms sewage was pumped into sea off Polzeath beach in Cornwall, where PM and his wife have holidayed every year since 2010 David Cameron, chillaxing with his wife Samantha in Cornwall, presumably thought he was safe from a shower of excrement – at least until PMQs begins again in September. But the unlucky PM chose the wrong moment to bodyboard with his wife Samantha, as the surf was riven with diluted sewage. South West Water confirmed to the Times that sewage was pumped into the sea on Sunday morning and on Wednesday afternoon off Polzeath beach, where the Camerons have holidayed every year since 2010. The couple were photographed bodyboarding for about an hour on Monday and ...
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Pune makes it to list of smart cities without PCMC 28.8.2015 DNA: Opinion
Pune was declared as a smart city nominee by the Union Government on Thursday without the inclusion of Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation, a leading daily reported.  While the state government had justified the clubbing of Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) and Pune Municipal Coprporation (PMC) for the smart city project as a way of serving the similar issues faced by both areas, the Union government has not taken that as reason enough. Several development projects like 24X7 water supply, wi-fi service, sewage treatment plants and expansion of the Bus Rapid Transport System corridors, that are part of the smart city project will not be achieved at PCMC. The NCP which governs the region is miffed by this exclusion and has said that this is a political game played by BJP, the daily reported. Although, PCMC has been growing steadily with several industries being set up at Chakan and Talegaon, there were other development projects that they had wanted to work on, such as 24x7 water supply for ...
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Rain leaves Kalyani Nagar, Mitra Mandal Colony waterlogged 27.8.2015 Patna News, News from Patna, Bihar| Latest Patna News - Times of India Patna and Bihar News
Several parts of Kalyani Nagar and Mitra Mandal Colony in Anisabad area in the state capital were inundated on Wednesday after rain. The choked drains and decrepit sewage system have no answer to the overflowing water in several areas falling under Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) and Phulwari Nagar ...
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Governance overhaul key to making Smart City project work, say experts 27.8.2015 ET: Infrastructure
Experts see need to transform governance structure at city level for a sustainable transformation and offer services essential for urban living.
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Why adding areas is bad for residents 27.8.2015 Chennai News, Tamil News, Chennai City News, Tamil Nadu News | TOI City News
Why adding areas is bad for residents
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