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Meghalaya eyes Korean tech for waste management 18.11.2019 The Assam Tribune
Meghalaya eyes Korean tech for waste management
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Honour Supreme Court directive on loan waivers: P Ayyakannu 15.11.2019
TIRUCHY: The "Desiya Then Indhiya Nathigal Inaippu Vivasayeegal Sangam" has appealed to the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami to take steps to honor the Supreme Court"s direction to waive outstanding crop loans of medium and marginal farmers. In a statement here on Thursday, Sangam's state president P. Ayyakannu said they have decided to meet the Chief Minister to submit a memorandum to him in this regard on November 18. He warned that if the Tamil Nadu government did not consider the Supreme court's ruling it will reflect on the ruling party's performance in the ensuing local bodies elections. He also pointed out that they planned to hold a demonstration at Mullaiperiyar in Kerala demanding to merge Kerala's Idukki district with Tamil Nadu besides solving the Mullaiperiyar river water and 58th canal dispute permanently in order to prevent the suicidal incidents of the farmers of Theni, Madurai, Dindigul, Ramanathapuram, Sivaganga, Tirunelveli and ...
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Sand mining mafia open fire at police 13.11.2019 The Asian Age | Home
The sand mafias, however, identified them when they zeroed in the area and opened indiscriminate fire on them.
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Cops attacked by sand mafia 13.11.2019

Bhopal: A group of sand mining mafia on Tuesday opened fire on a team of policemen and forest officers when the latter launched operation against them in river bank city of Morena in Madhya Pradesh.

According to Morena district additional superintendent of police Ashutosh Bogri, around 100 policemen and forest officers raided the bank of Chambal river in Morena following Intelligence inputs on illegal sand mining in the area by the sand mafias.

The policemen and forest officers chose to travel in dumpers to the spot to avoid attention of the sand mafias, thus denying them to escape.

The sand mafias, however, identified them when they zeroed in on the area and opened indiscriminate fire on them. The police also resorted to retaliatory fire leading to brief exchange of fire between them. No one was however injured in the incident.

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Complete Jal Jeevan Mission by 2024, Centre tells Southern states 12.11.2019
Hyderabad: Union water resources minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Monday asked southern states to complete the Centre"s Jal Jeevan Mission works by 2024. In reply, the states told him that the Centre has to provide funds. The mission aims to provide tap water to all households in the country. The minister said the Centre was consulting Nabard (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development) and other financial institutions to fund the scheme. The minister said the people"s participation was important. Mr Singh was speaking at a review meeting of officials of southern states on Monday in the city. Telangana state Chief Secretary S.K. Joshi told the minister that the Centre has to provide funds for Jal Jeevan Mission to the states on the basis of population. Mr Singh also met Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao at Pragathi Bhavan on Monday. A CMO press release of the meeting said that the Union minister said that the Centre was examining the the possibility of implementing a Mission ...
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BHEL Bhopal’s Hydro Division successfully tests valve for hydro project 9.11.2019 Central Chronicle
Bhopal, BHEL Bhopal’s Hydro Division has successfully Hydro tested the first uniquely designed 170 tonne, 5.2 metre diameter Butterfly Valve for (4X111 Megawatt) Vishnugad Pipalkoti Hydroelectric project of THDC India Ltd., a joint venture of the Govt. of India & Govt. of UP. The test was carried out in presence of officials from THDC India […]
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SWGH DC bans dumping of waste in water bodies 7.11.2019 The Shillong Times
Order in line with NGT direction TURA: South West Garo Hills Deputy Commissioner Ramkumar S issued an order under section 144 CrPC prohibiting the dumping of waste materials into streams and rivers of the district with immediate effect. The order was issued in keeping with the direction of National Green Tribunal (NGT) for supervision of solid […]
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Dumping waste into rivers and streams in SWGH banned 6.11.2019 The Shillong Times
AMPATI: In order to prevent the public from dumping waste materials and polluting the rivers and streams in South West Garo Hills, the District Magistrate, Ramkumar S has  issued an order  recently under section 144 CrPC prohibiting the dumping of all waste materials into the streams and rivers of the district with immediate effect. The […]
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Bharalu sluice gate closed for Pushkar festival 6.11.2019 The Assam Tribune
Bharalu sluice gate closed for Pushkar festival
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Dumping in Vrishabhavathi: Land mafia threatens Bangalore University professor 5.11.2019
BENGALURU: Once a pristine river, Vrishabhavathi is now referred to as Kengri Mori (drain) as the onslaught of real estate mafia has reduced it to a small, polluted channel. Rampant dumping of debris into the water body, which flows through Bangalore University, and lack of action by BBMP authorities has turned it into a drain. "The real reason is the entry of untreated sewage from BDA layouts, private residences and Peenya Industrial Estate over the last 30 years. The SWD has been deliberately narrowed to allow construction. The norms of buffer zone are also being ignored completely," said Prof. T.J. Renuka Prasad from the Department of Geology, Bangalore University and coordinator of biodiversity park at the university. Prof. Prasad was threatened physically when he stopped the entry of tractors into the campus to dump debris. "Lorries and tractors are paid Rs 500-1,000 for each load and when I stopped them they said that the land was theirs. I have written to the BBMP to take action, ...
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Delhi govt declares Nov 2 as public holiday on Chhath Puja 1.11.2019 DNA
Chhath Puja is celebrated on the sixth day of the Kartik month of the Hindu calendar which also happens to be the fourth day after Diwali.
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Centre okays proposal to clean up rivers in Shillong 29.10.2019 The Assam Tribune
Centre okays proposal to clean up rivers in Shillong
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Action plan for Umkhrah, Umshyrpi 29.10.2019 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: Chairman of Meghalaya State Pollution Control Board CP Marak informed that Meghalaya State Rejuvenation Committee has prepared an action plan for the rejuvenation of the Wah Umkhrah and the Umshyrpi that was approved by the Central Pollution Control Board. The action plan has assigned responsibilities to various government departments and local urban bodies. As […]
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Winds of climate change blow across South Asia 29.10.2019
The India-Pakistan enmity is possibly the world"s most intractable and obdurate, with a mutual misreading of history made extremely volatile with the brandishing of nuclear weapons. Despite having two giant militaries at each others" throats, the more immediate existential challenges that India and Pakistan face are related to how climate change and misuse of common natural resources have combined to confront both together. It is not the militaries which will determine our fates, but the degree of cooperation the two nations can summon. Our problems are common and perhaps India and Pakistan will find the good sense to act together? Looking at the climate change challenges Pakistan and India face together, collective action — as unlikely as it seems — may just be what is needed to secure the lives and livelihoods of future generations. According to climate researchers at Germanwatch, Pakistan ranks eighth on the Global Climate Risk Index, with over 145 catastrophic events — ...
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Meghalaya Planning Board launches ‘Sla and Pla’ campaign to banish plastic   28.10.2019 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: Chairman of Meghalaya State Planning Board, Lambor Malngiang stressed on the importance of using the Pla (cloth) and the Sla (leaves) instead of plastics as they are environment friendly  and can also generate income and employment avenues. Malngiang was speaking at the launch of the project “Beat Plastic Pollution with Sla & Pla” at Laitumkhrah Parking lot, Shillong. The project is a mission ...
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AASU stir against CAB, big dam from Nov 28.10.2019 The Assam Tribune
AASU stir against CAB, big dam from Nov
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Contamination level in Amazon on the rise; threatens dolphins 25.10.2019
Brazil: Amazon River dolphins are showing alarming levels of contamination mainly because of illegal panning for gold, conservationists say. Researchers measured contamination levels in 46 of these large freshwater creatures known for long, bottle-like snouts in major basins of Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia and Peru. All of them had some degree of mercury contamination and in more than half the level was high, said Marcelo Oliveira of the Brazilian chapter of the World Wide Fund for Nature, one of several NGOs that carried out the study. It said illegal gold panning, in which mercury is used to separate the precious metal from other minerals, is a real threat, especially in the Orinoco River flowing through Colombia and Venezuela. But gold panning is not the only problem, said Oliveira. "Mercury exists naturally in the Amazon, but is spreading through the water because of deforestation and forest fires and slipping into the food chains of dolphins and fish," said Oliveira. High levels of mercury in ...
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Tungabhadra river in spate, inundates historic temples 25.10.2019
Anantapur: Flood in the Tungabhadra again inundated historic structures and temples in Hampi all the way till till Mantralayam in Kurnool district for the second time this season. The Tungabhadra reservoir has 97.74 tmc ft of water as against its capacity of 100.86 tmc ft. On Thursday, the inflows were recorded of 1,09,471 cusecs and officials released 1,18,486 cusecs into the river in anticipation of more water coming to the reservoir. Among the structures submerged were the Kodandarama Swamy temple near Chakratheertha at Hampi and the saint Purandaradasa mantap. Mr L. Mohan Krishna from Anantapur, a tourist, said the main access roads to the temples at Hampi were cut off. "We had to walk for five km more to reach Lord Hanuman temple for darshan," he said. There was no access to the Navabrin-davan, where the tombs of nine top saints are located. The five-century-old Brin-davan of Raghavendra Swa-my at Bichale in Raichur district was submerged. The water storage capacity of projects on the ...
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Anti-dam stir, indigenous people’s problems AASU’s main agenda 24.10.2019 The Assam Tribune
Anti-dam stir, indigenous people’s problems AASU’s main agenda
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Waters rising! Kishkinda next? 24.10.2019
Ballari: The five centuries-old  Purandaradasa Mantap at the world heritage site of Hampi was submerged as the Tungabhadra reservoir  in Hosapete, that has filled up nearly to the brim for the second time since August in the recent heavy rain, released large quantities of water on Wednesday. With the river in spate, the Kodandairama temple in Chakratheertha, which marks Lord Srirama"s visit to Kishkinda, is also expected to go under water in a day or two .  Local priest, Ashwathnarayana said the statues of Lord Srirama could be submerged and the access to the Lord Yantroddaraka Anjaney temple, consecrated by saint Vyasaraja five centuries ago, was likely to be cut off by the floods. Tungabhadra Board officials said  the water level in the reservoir went up  from just 16.72 tmc ft last Monday to 88.66 tmc ft on Sunday due to  floods upstream of it in the Western Ghats. "We have never seen such heavy inflows into the dam in such  a short period in the past. ...
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