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10 new heritage sites commence special sanitation action as the Swachh Iconic Places project under Swachh Bharat Mission completes a year. 21.11.2017 Govt of india: PIB
A two day National Consultation of Swachh Iconic Places (SIP), an initiative of Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation under Swachh Bharat Mission began today at New Delhi. Representatives
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NGT asks Faridabad builders to fork out bank guarantee, compensation 17.11.2017 DNA: India
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) ordered 10 builders in Faridabad district, Haryana, to fork out a bank guarantee of Rs 50 lakh each within three days for faulty and unauthorised sewage treatment plants (STPs) failing which their bank accounts would be attached. The Tribunal also prohibited them from withdrawing money from their bank accounts in the meanwhile and directed them to fix the STPs and get them inspected by the Haryana Pollution Control Board. The Tribunal also prohibited the builders from dumping sewage in the open. "Only after taking permission from the NGT would the accounts of the builders be de-freezed," said NGT chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar who was heading a four-member bench. The bench was hearing a plea by Faridabad resident Varun Sheokand which alleged that waste was being dumped in open. The builders asked to fork out bank guarantee are: Omaxe Heights and Summer Palms in Sector 86, SRS Residency and BPTP Villas in Sector 88, ERA Redwood Residency in Sector 78, SRS Royal Hills ...
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CM promises Rs 435 cr to Rajgarh 15.11.2017 DNA: Top News
On the occasion of Children’s Day, chief minister Vasundhara Raje has launched a unique scheme on water conservation in rural areas for the future generation. Under the initiative, sewerage treatment plants (STPs) will be set up to treat sewage water for agriculture purpose in the panchayats which are badly hit with water scarcity. “The treatment plants will be set up in clusters at panchayat level. The sewage water will be processed and used after treatment for agriculture purpose and waste remains to be prepared for compost. The scheme will be helpful to save water in rural Rajasthan,” said Raje while meeting rural folks in Ramgarh on Tuesday, under the ‘CM Jan Sanawad Programe’. As per Raje’s directions in each cluster five panchayats will be clubbed and they will fund the plants. An environmentalist was more visible in Raje on Tuesday when she came up with another directive on water conservation in the same meeting. She asked the officials to lift water stored in big holes at Tahla Mines area here ...
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GMC launches singing of National Anthem 7.11.2017 The Assam Tribune
GMC launches singing of National Anthem
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Chandel hosts 2nd hill dist headquarters’ Cabinet meet : Cabinet approves draft investment policy 5.11.2017 Manipur: E-Pao
Chandel hosts 2nd hill dist headquarters’ Cabinet meet : Cabinet approves draft investment policy
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Chandel hosts 2nd hill dist headquarters’ Cabinet meet : Cabinet approves... 5.11.2017 Kangla Online
Chandel hosts 2nd hill dist headquarters’ Cabinet meet : Cabinet approves...
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Why we are to blame for the flooding in our cities 4.11.2017 Rediff: News
'India, by virtue of its gigantic population and geography, stands at the very front line of this climate catastrophe.'
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Extremism has spread among Hindus: Kamal Haasan 2.11.2017 Rediff: News
This extremism is no victory or progress for those who call themselves Hindus. The motto 'Truth alone triumphs' being replaced by 'might is right' will make savages of us all.
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Gadkari Reviews Sewerage Infrastructure Projects 31.10.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Shri Nitin Gadkari took a review meeting in New Delhi yesterday of Sewerage Infrastructure Projects under Namami Gange Programme in the six States of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Delhi.
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Ditching Twitter activism, Kamal Haasan visits Ennore creek 29.10.2017 DNA: Money
For the first time, actor Kamal Haasan, who has announced his plan to enter politics, ditched his Twitter jibes, to meet local fishing communities at Ennore Creek on Saturday. This creek is Chennai's largest estuary and is encroached by industries, raising a serious flood threat to the city. Fisherfolk and residents of Kattukuppam and Sepakkam near Ennore were taken by surprise on early on Saturday, when the veteran actor visited their areas and enquired about the problems they are facing due to the encroachments and consequent dumping of effluents by power plants and oil refineries. Haasan, on Friday, warned of floods in Chennai in the monsoons if the state government failed to remove the encroachments from the creek. The veteran actor, accompanied by environmental activist Nityanand Jayaraman, members of Coastal Resource Centre (CEC) and fisherfolks, visited the affected creek and Kosasthalaiyar River dotted with industries, including three thermal power plants and the Kamarajar port. In the ...
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Uttar Pradesh: No eggs, non-vegetarian food and alcohol at Vrindavan and Barsana, says CM Adityanath 27.10.2017 DNA: Popular News
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday declared Vrindavan and Barsana towns in Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh as new pilgrimage spots in the state and in the process, also banned consumption of alcohol, eggs and non-vegetarian food there. The birth place of Lord Krishna’s childhood friend Radha, Barsana is famous for its ‘Lathmaar Holi’ and temples depicting childhood memories of both Lord Krishna and Radha. Vrindavan, 11 km away from Mathura, is famous for having over 5,000 temples. The minister for religiosu endowment Lakshmi Narain Chowdhary said that the Central government has already sanctioned Rs 350 crore for setting up a sewage treatment and laying a sewage line in the two temple towns. “After urban local bodies polls, work on making a rope-way would begin in Barsana,” said he. He said that the state government is committed to develop and beautify all religious spots in Uttar Pradesh to make them as favourite tourist destinations. "Plans are afoot to renovate old temples in ...
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Indoor Chhath, thanks to water pollution 27.10.2017 DNA: Popular News
On Thursday evening, Nitish Parashar, 28, stood near a large vessel full of water he had kept on the terrace of his home and prayed to the setting sun. "It's the penultimate day of the four-day Chhath festival. The Yamuna is so polluted, you cannot even go there," says the marketing executive in South Delhi's Lado Sarai. Chhath is also about cleanliness and caring for rivers ponds, lakes and canals where the prayers are offered. But with rapid urbanisation and rising pollution, families are forced to complete the rituals at artificial water bodies. And the festival is no more limited to Bihar, Jharkhand and eastern Uttar Pradesh. About 40 lakh people from this region called Poorvanchal live in Delhi alone. Similar stories are heard from other cities as well. Nalin Pandey and his family also offered the arghya on their building premises in Mumbai's Nerul. For the last two years, they have been avoiding a nearby lake due to filth and overcrowding. "On our premises, there is a water fountain, placed in a ...
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L&T finds new orders flowing in; Stock up 2.5%, looks headed for new high 26.10.2017 Sify Finance
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14 images from this year's Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest 24.10.2017 Rediff: News
Here are some of the best images of winners and finalists.
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NGT tells Delhi govt and Jal board to explain why they shouldn't face contempt over Yamuna cleaning project 23.10.2017 DNA: Top News
The Delhi government and the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) on Monday came under fire for delaying compliance of orders on the Yamuna cleaning project of the National Green Tribunal, which asked them to show cause why contempt proceedings should not be initiated against them. In a chamber meeting held at the NGT premises, a bench headed by Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar rapped the authorities saying that except for shifting blame, the stakeholders, including the city government, had no reasons to offer in support of their "inaction and non-cooperation" for completing the project. It also asked them to explain why the amount earmarked by the Delhi government and the DJB for Yamuna rejuvenation should not be attached for violation of the NGT orders. The Phase-I of the clean Yamuna project aims to lower the pollution levels in the Najafgarh and Delhi Gate drains, while Phase-II deals with Shahdara, Barapullah and other drains. The green panel said it was a matter of great regret that the judgement of the ...
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Solar power must for big buildings 22.10.2017 DNA: Top News
The sunny state of Rajasthan tends to tilt the clear skies in its favour, charging urban development with solar power.The unified building bylaws implemented in the state make harnessing solar power an essential component for large mansions and public spaces.The bylaws have also attempted to address the issue of water scarcity by making water recycling mandatory at all development projects.The bylaws applicable across the state also grant five per cent additional construction area for ‘green buildings.’ Now, hospitals, hotels, hostels, lodges, community centres and even residential buildings proposed on plots of more than 500 square metres will be required to make provision for solar infrastructure to light up public spaces and corridors. “Such measures have been adopted in several countries, we too need to move in the direction. It might come as an additional expense but is much needed,” says Divya Pandya, promoter of a private architect firm. The developer’s too have welcomed the decision as necessary ...
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Pollution killed 2.5 million people in India in 2015: study 21.10.2017 The Assam Tribune
Pollution killed 2.5 million people in India in 2015: study
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Pollution killed 2.5mn in India: Lancet study 20.10.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
India has had most number of pollution-related deaths in the world in 2015, even more than the sub-Saharan countries, reveals the latest report published in the medical journal The Lancet. According to the report, 2.51 million premature deaths were reported in the country due to diseases linked to air, water and other forms of pollution. India accounted for about 28 per cent of an estimated 9 million pollution-linked deaths worldwide in 2015, the study found. It also topped the list of deaths linked to polluted air (1.81 million) and water (0.64 million). China, with 1.8 million pollution-linked deaths in 2015, followed India on The Lancet list. Most of these deaths were due to non-communicable diseases caused by pollution, such as heart disease, stroke, lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health's study. The pollution risk factors examined by the Commission were air pollution: household air pollution, and ambient fine particulate ...
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After cleaner ghats, Ganga at Varanasi to be pollution-free too 20.10.2017 Govt of india: PIB
All who have been enjoying cleaner ghats at Varanasi would also soon bask in the pollution-free waters of the Ganges flowing by the spiritual city.
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Swiss flushing away millions in gold and silver every year 17.10.2017 Sify Finance
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