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Why don't parks usetreated water, bbmp? 25.4.2019
Rainwater harvesting plants for individual homes, mandatory STPs and compost plants in apartment complexes - BBMP excels at telling people what to do. Rarely does it follow its own advice, though. The city"s parks are drying up, a normal occurence this time of year but BBMP has done little to find a permanent solution. Instead of following its own rules and setting up rainwater harvesting or sewage treatment plants, BBMP buys water from private tankers to water its parks! And it"s a drain on taxpayer money. Has BBMP actually managed to find a solution that is worse than the problem, asks Aknisree Karthik Fortunately for Bengaluru, it has not entirely lost its Garden City reputation thanks to the many parks that still dot it. Besides the famous Cubbon Park and Lalbagh that provide huge lung spaces in a city that is fast turning into a concrete jungle, most localities have their own parks, where people can enjoy their walks and breathe in some fresh air. But on the other hand, while the city is ...
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PHE water plant found poisoned, narrow escape for 3000 villagers in Cachar 24.4.2019 The Assam Tribune
PHE water plant found poisoned, narrow escape for 3000 villagers in Cachar
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Human influence responsible for the extinction of one million species 24.4.2019
Washington: Up to one million species face extinction due to human influence, according to a draft UN report obtained by AFP that painstakingly catalogues how humanity has undermined the natural resources upon which its very survival depends. The accelerating loss of clean air, drinkable water, CO2-absorbing forests, pollinating insects, protein-rich fish and storm-blocking mangroves – to name but a few of the dwindling services rendered by Nature, poses no less of a threat than climate change, says the report, set to be unveiled May 6. Indeed, biodiversity loss and global warming are closely linked, according to the 44-page Summary for Policy Makers, which distills a 1,800-page UN assessment of scientific literature on the state of Nature. Delegates from 130 nations meeting in Paris from April 29 will vet the executive summary line-by-line. Wording may change, but figures lifted from the underlying report cannot be altered. "We need to recognise that climate change and loss of Nature are ...
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Children's book puts focus on manual scavenging 24.4.2019
Chennai: Ahead of World Book Day, on Monday, there was no dearth of energy in the auditorium of the Goethe Institut Max Mueller Bhavan in Chennai. School goers were brimming with willpower to put an end to a social menace as they threw some pertinent questions at author C.G. Salamander and co-author cum illustrator Samidha Gunjal at the launch of their book Puu, a book bringing into public discourse, the practice of manual scavenging and caste-based discrimination. Manual scavenging and the threats, hazards and stigma attached to it need complete eradication. The creators envisioned putting across the complex topic through a children"s book. Salamander and Samidha had an experiment to execute: the illustrations are such that what meets the eye and the message they want you to conceive are in stark contrast. Visuals are believed to make internalization easy, but this book has a twist. The duo give an instance. The word Puu in English denotes excreta and in Tamil, flowers. In the book, a picture of ...
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Dorbar, KSU organise cleaning drive to save Wah Umiew 23.4.2019 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: As part of Earth Day Celebrations, the KSU Smit Circle in collaboration with the Dorbar Shnong Smit organised a cleaning drive of Wah Umiew. The Wah Umiew is the lifeline of Smit and the adjoining villages and the move has been appreciated since the river flows into Mawphlang dam and in turn the dam […]
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Clean Wah Umiew drive launched on Earth Day 22.4.2019 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: As part of Earth Day celebrations, the KSU Smit Circle in collaboration with the Dorbar Shnong Smit organised a cleaning drive of Wah Umiew. The Wah Umiew is the lifeline of Smit and the adjoining villages and the move has been appreciated since the river flows into Mawphlang dam that supplies water to the […]
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Algae cure for water acidity in JH on anvil 21.4.2019 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: Algae treatment is being contemplated to improve the water quality in East Jaintia Hills afflicted by acid mine drainage. A report was submitted to the NGT-appointed Katoki panel by the Chief Executive Officer of Triniti Impacts International, Chennai, on the screening and feasibility of treatment of water samples from Lad Rymbai, Sutnga and Moowakhu, […]
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Reliance says not violating US sanctions on Venezuela, bought oil with knowledge of US authorities 21.4.2019 PTI: All news
Reliance says not violating US sanctions on Venezuela, bought oil with knowledge of US authorities
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A film with backdrop of palm leaf manuscript 20.4.2019

Kallathanam, directed by Dhandapani, a short filmmaker who is making his debut in the silver screen, is a film revolving around a treasure hunt. The clues to get the fortune are inscribed on palm leaf manuscripts. Debutant Yugan plays the lead hero and Swapna from Malayalam and Nagina are the female leads. A bunch of Koothu-p-pattarai talents have also been roped in.

“The hero who holds a degree in agriculture helps the farmers in his village in improving farming.  He is at loggerheads with the villain who is into illegal sand mining. What happens when the baddie comes to know of the palm leaf manuscripts, where the secret hideouts of a treasure of gold and diamonds buried in the hero’s house, forms the crux.  It is a commercial movie with a message as well.”

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Rahul Gandhi, Kumaraswamy are 'jokers', says BJP's Basavaraj Bommai 19.4.2019 The Asian Age | Home
Bommai further alleged that the Lingayat issue was used by the Congress party just like 'divide and rule policy' of the British.
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Flood kills 8 in Pak, six children missing 14.4.2019 The Shillong Times
Peshawar: At least eight persons, including two children, were killed in a flash flood in northwest Pakistan, officials said. The incident happened when a vehicle carrying them was heading to a wedding party and it drowned in Wana tehsil of South Waziristan District bordering Afghanistan on Saturday, according to district administration officials. Six children remain […]
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Modi promises separate Ministry for “Jal Shakti” 13.4.2019 Central Chronicle
Agencies, Ramanathapuram/Theni Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said there will be a separate ministry for “Jal Shakthi” after his government once again assumes office after this Lok Sabha polls. Addressing a public meeting here, he said after May 23, when the Modi government will once again assume office, there will be a separate Ministry […]
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NGT seeks report on illegal coal transportation 13.4.2019 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: The NGT panel headed by retired Judge BP Katoki has sought a report from the state government on the series of cases of trucks carrying coal in violation to the ban on coal mining. Source said the NGT panel was annoyed over several reported cases of transportation of coal in trucks. Some coal-laden trucks […]
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Cabbages & Kings: Why are India's airports so strict? 13.4.2019
Tying them round the necks Of stray dogs. A pretence That they are owned and not To be shot In the cull." From Pashta Ka Nashta by Bachchoo When I first left for Britain from Bombay (not yet rechristened) airport in the mid-1960s, my first trip abroad, a throng of family and friends gathered to see me off. They came right up to the departure gates after I had checked in my single suitcase, carried to the check-in desk by friends who wanted to make a gesture of friendship. There were no security checks at the time as the terror of maniacs blowing up planes hadn"t set in, so the dozen or so of the farewell party waved me through the gate behind which my passport was checked and I went my trepid way to the gate. That was then. The airport was not a great architectural treasure as are the airports of Mumbai and Bengaluru today, both of which I have arrived and left at in the last few weeks. Grand and imposing though they are, the procedures within are a bit of a puzzle. Two people in khaki ...
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Adani’s giant coal mine granted unlimited water licence 10.4.2019 Central Chronicle
Sydney, The Adani coal mine, which will be Australia’s biggest, has been granted unlimited access to groundwater by the Queensland government in a move farmers fear will drain huge amounts of water from the Great Artesian Basin. According to a copy of Adani’s water licence signed last Wednesday and obtained by Fairfax Media, the $16 billion […]
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Glaciers shrinking at alarming rates due to global warming 9.4.2019 The Asian Age | Home
The world's glaciers are shrinking five times faster now than they were in the 1960s.
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Adani wins groundwater management clearance for Aussie coal mine 9.4.2019 The Asian Age | Home
Adani Enterprises has taken a step closer to the construction of a controversial thermal coal mine in Australia.
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Pollution, water scarcity plague Byrnihat hamlets 9.4.2019 The Shillong Times
From Saurav Borah UPPER BAGAN: For several years now, residents of this Garo-inhabited village under Shillong parliamentary constituency have been breathing unhealthy air heavily polluted from industrial units on the other side of the Umtru river. This correspondent could gauge the deteriorating quality of air while approaching this hamlet from another Garo-inhabited village, Dehal Bagan, […]
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21-year-old Andhra boy threatens to commit suicide demanding political reforms 8.4.2019 The Asian Age | Home
The man identified as Vijay Raju was later rescued by police and taken into custody.
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NPP rolls out NE agenda with thrust on indigenous people 7.4.2019 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: The NPP has launched its social media campaign to enlighten the electorate across North East on its agenda with the theme-‘One Voice, One Northeast’. The party has prioritised rural economy, education, youth and employment, promotion of North East, education, environment and health as its key focus in the campaign – ‘Agenda for Northeast 2019’. […]
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