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Toxic units to be shut 23.7.2014 Telegraph: Calcutta
The National Green Tribunal's eastern zonal court on Tuesday ordered closure of several industries on the city's northern fringe if found operating without environmental permission or violating pollution norms.
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Tribunal eye on Meghalaya pollution 23.7.2014 The Telegraph : North East
Shillong, July 22: Meghalaya has come under the scanner of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) again, just months after the tribunal had banned "rat-hole" coal mining in the state.
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Water, super-sewers and the filth threatening the River Thames 22.7.2014 Guardian: Environment
The Thames may be cleaner than it was in Victorian times, but it is still laden with sewage. As London celebrates 150 years of its sewer system, it seems that improving it is as politically fraught as it was in the days of the Great Stink Continue reading...
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PM Narendra Modi asks scientists to present the human face of India's nuclear capabilities 21.7.2014 DNA: India
According to an official press release, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asked the atomic energy establishment to present the human face of India’s capabilities in nuclear science to the world and extolled its success achieved despite years of international technology denial. He asked the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) to make special efforts to expand its research and extend on a national scale applications of atomic science in areas like healthcare, waste management, water treatment, agriculture and food preservation. The Prime Minister expressed these views during a visit to DAE in Mumbai where he was briefed by RK Sinha, Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy, and other top officials and scientists at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre on India's atomic energy programme. He was also told about DAE's extensive research and development and education programmes and its contributions in varied areas such as healthcare, especially cancer treatment, food security, solid waste management and water ...
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Expenditure on Cleaning of Ganga 21.7.2014 Govt of india: PIB
Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF) have informed that Ganga Action Plan (GAP) Phase-I was launched as a centrally funded scheme in 1985 and later GAP Phase-II was initiated in 1993 with the objective of improving the water quality of river Ganga.
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Cleaning of River Ganga and Yamuna 21.7.2014 Govt of india: PIB
Water and Sanitation are the State subjects, and the major sources of pollution in rivers fall under the responsibilities of local and state authorities.
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Examination of Units Discharging Effluents in Ganga 21.7.2014 Govt of india: PIB
Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF) have informed that National Green Tribunal (NGT) in Application No.299 of 2013 in matter of Krishan Kant Singh & Anr. V.s National Ganga River Basin Authority & Ors. have ordered for examination of 956 units in Uttar Pradesh,
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ONGC Begins Cement Plugging Operation at Bombay High Rig 21.7.2014 NDTV
The process of "cement plugging" the leak of high pressure inflammable gas began on Sunday, a day after it was reported at an oil rig of state-owned ONGC at Bombay High off the Mumbai coast, even as ...
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Waste treatment capacity down by 40 Yamuna getting more sewage than ever 20.7.2014 Hindustan Times: India
The functional capacity of Delhis sewage treatment plants STPs has come down by 40 because of blocked trunk sewers and large parts of the city being outside the sewerage ...
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Water problems lead to riots deaths in South Africa 19.7.2014 Hindustan Times: World
Three babies who died from drinking tap water contaminated by sewage have become a tragic symbol of South Africas struggle to cope with a flood of people into cities designed under apartheid to cater to the tiny white ...
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Rajasthan government to address issue of contaminated water in Indira Gandhi canal 19.7.2014 DNA: Urban Tales
Rajasthan government on Saturday said it would make all efforts to address the issue of contaminated water released by other states into Indira Gandhi (IG) canal.  Parliamentary Affairs Minister Rajendra Rathore said that sewage water was being released from Jalandhar into the canal, which supplies drinking water to six districts in Rajasthan. He informed the Assembly that the state government had taken up the matter with the Punjab government in the past and would write to them again. BJP MLA Amra Ram had raised this issue during Zero Hour and said that the contaminated water was being released in Beas river which was coming to Rajasthan through the canal. It was necessary to stop the flow of contaminated water which pose threat of diseases like cancer, he added. Ram also demanded the government to make efforts to ensure that at least one representative from the state is appointed as a member in the Bhakhra Beas Management Board. Rathore admitted that it was a serious issue and ensured that the ...
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Solid waste plant ready for service 19.7.2014 Manipur: E-Pao
Solid waste plant ready for service
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No new taxes in Jaitleys Rs 36776crore budget for Delhi 18.7.2014 Hindustan Times: India
Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Friday presented Delhis budget for the current fiscal with a total outlay of Rs 36776 crore proposing a new specialty hospital and 100 ambulances for accident victims while keeping tax rates ...
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No new tax in Delhi Budget, Rs 260 crore for power subsidy 18.7.2014 TOI: Delhi Times
Proposing no new taxes in the Budget for Delhi, Union finance minister Arun Jaitley on Friday announced subsidy of Rs 0.80 to Rs 1.20 per unit to small power consumers as also a slew of measures like low floor buses, sanitation and multi-speciality hospital in ...
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India’s poor sanitation linked to malnutrition 18.7.2014 India News, Latest News in India, Live News India, India Breaking News - Times of India
India's long economic boom has done little to reduce the vast number of children who are malnourished and stunted, leaving them with mental and physical deficits that will haunt them their entire ...
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Six awful jobs to do in a heatwave 17.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
If you're stuck in a stuffy office, you might wish you were working outside but some jobs are much worse than others in the heat

With a heatwave predicted in some parts of the UK, if you're stuck in a stuffy office with rubbish air-conditioning, sealed windows and a distinct smell of sweat in the air, you're probably wishing you were somewhere (anywhere?) else. But be careful what you wish for. Some jobs are much worse than others in the heat; so, to help you look on the bright side of another scorcher of a day, we've rounded up six of the worst.

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Can Modi clean the Ganges Indias biggest sewage line 17.7.2014 Hindustan Times: India
A river believed to cleanse sins is used here as a giant sewage line for the largely untreated excrement of five million residents and a disposal facility for millions of litres of chemicallaced industrial ...
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12 cleanest cities of the world 17.7.2014 Rediff: Business
While culling the list, a quality of life surveys was taken into account along with factors such as water availability, waste removal, sewage systems, air pollution and traffic density.
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150 Polluted Stretches Along Rivers in the Country: Government 16.7.2014 NDTV National
The government has identified 150 polluted stretches along various rivers in the country, the Lok Sabha was told on Wednesday.
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Living death under blockade Gazans see no point in ceasefire 16.7.2014 Hindustan Times: World
Asked if a quick ceasefire with Israel might at least be welcome for saving lives Abu Hashem simply scoffed The 50year old father of two strolled in the shade of a street in Gaza city unfazed by the periodic thud of ...
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