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Delhi High Court summons chief secretary over water contamination (Cached) 16.4.2014 New Kerala: India News
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Delhi High Court summons chief secretary over water contamination (Cached) 16.4.2014 DNA: Mumbai
The Delhi High Court Wednesday summoned the city chief secretary over not submitting a report on contaminated water supplied to residents and not cleaning the polluted Najafgarh drain that was affecting the health of people due to toxic gases emitted from it and which later merges into the Yamuna river. A division bench of Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice Jayant Nath expressed displeasure on the conduct of the Delhi government and Delhi Jal Board for not filing a status report on the issues sought by it months before. "We had granted time for filing status report. Now we seek personal presence of the chief secretary. He will be present in court April 23," the bench said. The bench also said "Delhi people have no civic sense and throw garbage at any place". The court was hearing a suo motu cognizance on a letter sent to it by the residents welfare association (RWA) of South Extension Part I complaining that 90 percent of the water was contaminated. The letter also informed the court about the dismal ...
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Whose city is it anyway? The harsh truth about urbanisation 16.4.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
The catastrophic failure to manage the growth of cities in many low and middle-income countries will haunt us We have, it seems, no difficulty in dealing with the idea of cities, historically or in day-to-day life across the world. Cities are often iconic and in many ways define national identity. On the whole, we like them. We have much more difficulty coming to terms with urbanisation the process by which cities grow and change. China has just announced its very first " urbanisation policy ", while India is aggressively pursuing the idea of "smart cities". Neither takes full account of the reality faced by the overwhelming majority of citizens caught in this turmoil of urban growth. As a result, such grand strategies risk perpetuating the social exclusion, inequity and precariousness of urban ...
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Record number of British beaches receive highest water quality rating 15.4.2014 Guardian: Environment

Good Beach Guide rates three-quarters of 734 beaches around the UK coast as 'excellent' following hot, dry summer of 2013

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Watchdog cracks whip on polluting service stations (Cached) 12.4.2014 Hindustan Times: India
The huge numbers of cars that run in Delhi cause a lot of air and noise pollution However it is their maintenance that is leading to extremely harmful water and soil ...
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Let's move to Downe, Biggin Hill and the London Downs, Kent and Surrey 11.4.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Charles Darwin relocated his family to this rural idyll on the edge of the capital Continue reading...
Rio vows clean-up of Olympic sailing venue (Cached) 11.4.2014 New Kerala: World News
Rio de Janeiro, April 11 : Rio de Janeiro officials have announced plans for a mass clean-up of Guanabara Bay ahead of an Olympic sailing test event in August.
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US ship awaits mission to neutralise Syria's chemical weapons 10.4.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Syria has promised that most of its 1,300-ton stockpile will be delivered by 13 April, when a meticulous plan will swing into action Interactive guide: how the weapons will be destroyed In the middle of the MV Cape Ray's cavernous car deck stand two large white tents. With their interior lights casting eerie shadows of the constant activity within, they look like twin crime scenes. But the commanders, crew and scientists on board the US ship hope they will prove to be just the opposite a site where future crimes can be prevented. The tents house two highly unusual contraptions, custom-built to neutralise the most dangerous of Syria's extensive stockpile of chemical weapons. Each looks like a mass of pipes, tubes and valves leading to and from a cylindrical container about the size of minibus, all contained in an L-shaped steel ...
Thambidurai faces challenge from DMK, Congress (Cached) 9.4.2014 New Kerala: Tamil Nadu
By G B Vanamali Karur, Tamil Nadu, Apr 9 : Sitting member M Thambidurai of AIADMK faces a stiff challenge from friend-turned-foe and DMK nominee M Chinnasamy and his niece P Jothimani (Congress) in the Karur Lok Sabha constituency in the April 24 polls.
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Who will spare a thought for the environment? (Cached) 9.4.2014 India Together - Environment

With the manifestos of all major national parties finally released, Himanshu Thakkar presents a comparative reading with a lens on environment and natural resource management.

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Suez Environnement bags 3 contracts worth 61 million euros (Cached) 8.4.2014 ET: Infrastructure
The two proposed plants are in Chikkabanavara and in Kadugodi and are part of a bilateral funding agreement between the JICA and the Government of India.
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'Making electoral entry from Mathura was my destiny' (Cached) 7.4.2014 Times Now: Home

'Making electoral entry from Mathura was my destiny'In the Lok Sabha polls fray from Mathura on BJP ticket, yesteryears' heart-throb Hema Malini said on Monday she was destined to make electoral entry from the land of Lord Krishna which she opted over Noida and Ghaziabad. However, she said she is not nervous as she was before release of her debut movie "Sapnon Ka Saudagar". Noting that the party gave her three options, Mathura, Noida and Ghaziabad, the veteran actress said she chose Mathura because she always wanted to do something for this place.


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BJP manifesto: Strong growth, zero tolerance on terror, Ram Temple (Cached) 7.4.2014 CNN-IBN Top Stories
The BJP in its manifesto also says that barring multi-brand retail, it is open to Foreign Direct Investment in all other sectors.
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Naval ship fire (Cached) 7.4.2014 Telegraph: Nation
Mumbai, April 6: A minor fire was reported this afternoon on board ocean-going tug INS Matanga, which was undergoing refit at the naval dockyard. No casualties were reported.
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Fire on INS Matanga in Mumbai dock, no casualties (Cached) 6.4.2014 NDTV National
A minor fire broke out on Sunday on INS Matanga, an ocean-going tug while it was undergoing repairs in the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai on Sunday but was soon extinguished, an official said. There were ...
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Want to improve conditions for women in my constituency: Congress candidate Sandeep Dikshit (Cached) 2.4.2014 DNA: Opinion
Sandeep Dikhsit, 49, is a Congress MP from East Delhi constituency from where he will be seeking re-election for the 16th Lok Sabha. He has also worked as deputy chief whip and chief whip. Before he joined politics, he headed a social development group. He hails from a political family. His mother Sheila Dikshit was the former chief minister of Delhi, and his grandfather Uma Shankar Dikshit was a freedom fighter closely associated with Jawaharlal Nehru. (Watch the video here ). You have been an MP for 10 odd years from East Delhi constituency. What are the achievements that you are proud of? Ten years ago, East Delhi was considered the back of beyond of Delhi. We were suffering on many fronts. One was infrastructure. There were traffic jams, and our roads were not adequate to take both our traffic and the traffic coming in from UP, because it’s easy to access Uttar Pradesh and nearby areas from here. We got a lot of help from the Delhi government and the government of India. Our Pushta Road has become ...
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Former friends against each other in Cuddalore 2.4.2014 India News, Latest News in India, Live News India, India Breaking News - Times of India
It has a history dating back to the time of the Cholas, and was the scene of epic battles between the British and French. But Cuddalore is now on the list of 250 backward districts in the ...
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Emergency crews face toxic challenge in Washington state mudslide (Cached) 1.4.2014 TOI: The United States
Recovery teams struggling through thick mud up to their armpits and heavy downpours at the site of a devastating landslide in Washington state are facing yet another challenge - an unseen and potentially dangerous stew of toxic ...
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Washington mudslide recovery teams face toxic sludge danger 31.3.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Sewage, propane and solvents lie beneath surface of mud
Official death toll 21 but as many as 32 could be dead

Recovery teams already labouring through thick mud and heavy downpours at the site of last week's landslide in Washington state are facing yet another challenge an unseen and potentially more dangerous toxic sludge of contaminants.

Sewage, propane, household solvents and other chemicals all lie beneath the surface of the gray mud and rubble that covered a square mile of a small, rural community and left dozens dead and missing northeast of Seattle.

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Manual scavenging: SC order a relief but may not end practice 30.3.2014 India News, Latest News in India, Live News India, India Breaking News - Times of India
Manual scavenging: SC order a relief but may not end practice
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