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Flood water has started receding in North Bengal: Irrigation Minister Rajib Banerjee 18.8.2017 India – The Indian Express
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K Chandrasekhar Rao gears up for fight against GST 18.8.2017
Hyderabad: Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has stepped up efforts to garner the support of other states in his fight against imposition of GST on projects of public importance such as roads, flyovers, irrigation projects, drinking water projects etc. The next round of the GST Council meeting will be held in Hyderabad on September 9 and the CM wants to use this opportunity to hold consultations with finance ministers of all states who are part of the GST Council.  To this end, he will be hosting a dinner for state finance ministers at Pragathi Bhavan, and seeking their support to bring pressure on the Centre to lower the GST to five per cent.  The CM had threatened to file a case in the Supreme Court against the Centre if the tax was not lowered.  The GST Council had originally fixed 18 per cent GST on work contracts, which was reduced to 12 per cent last month after TS and some other states raised a hue and cry. But the TS government was not satisfied with this cut and wants a further ...
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Dry spell persists, farmers worried 18.8.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Bathinda/Ferozepur, Aug 17 The prolonged dry spell in the state is a cause for concern for farmers. And there seems to be no respite in sight, for the forecast indicates “increased rain deficiency” till August-end. Experts say rain deficiency is not only going to increase the cost of production, but will also put pressure on the already over-stressed water table. “There can be occasional thunderstorms coupled with slight rainfall, but there seems no possibility of incessant rainfall in the near future,” Surinder Pal Singh, Director, Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Chandigarh, told The Tribune. The state has witnessed a rainfall deficiency 15 per cent between June 1 and August 17. Against the average expected rainfall of 336.2 mm during this period, the state has received 284.8 mm this season — a shortfall of 15.2 per cent compared with the corresponding period last year. Farm experts say that humid weather minus rains is likely to increase pest attacks on paddy. “In Jalandhar ...
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‘Public-private participation need to rejuvenate Najafgarh drain’ 18.8.2017 Hindu: Home
Water is of great concern to future generations and the government and private companies should come together to rejuvenate the Najafgarh basin, said Union Minister of State for Urban Development Rao ...
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Gharial recruits: learn hunting to face for wild battles 18.8.2017 TOI: Chandigarh Times
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Tata Projects, eFresh tie up for ‘smart’ pumpset starters 17.8.2017 HBL: Home
Farmers can operate pumps via mobiles
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Maharashtra ryots to get funds, support 17.8.2017 BusinessLine - National
The 2030 Water Resources Group (2030WRG), a consortium of public and private sector entities under the International Finance Corporation (IFC) will be raising up to $10 million to help about four lakh...
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Nepal launches operation to bring back rhinos swept away in floods 17.8.2017 international
Indian one-horned rhinoceroses wade through flood waters in a submerged area Nepal has launched an operation to bring back four endangered one-horned rhinos that were swept away to various places in the country and to India during the recent floods. Chitwan National Park (CNP) authorities have started rescuing four one-horned rhinos that were swept away by the Rapti river flood recently. According to the park officials, one of the five rhinos swept away by the flood was found dead in Gandak Canal while four others have been located in Nawalparasi and along the Indian border. "The flood carried away three rhinos to Nawalparasi while the remaining two were spotted in India's Balmiki Nagar and Bagaha," said Narendra Aryal, assistant conservation officer of the CNP. "Authorities have located a two-year-old baby rhino at Bagaha, 42-km southeast of Balmiki Nagar in India," Aryal said. Talks with the authorities from Indian sides are being held to fetch the dislocated rhinos from Indian territories, he ...
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Bring water to distressed areas: Minister 17.8.2017 Hindu: Kerala
Special attention for Thiruvananthpuram, Kollam, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kasaragod
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Space flights, nuclear power and a missile shield 17.8.2017 FrontLine: Cover Story
India’s achievements in space, marked by missions to the moon and Mars; its nuclear power programme; and the range of missiles in its armoury were made possible by the visionary zeal of scientists such as Vikram Sarabhai and Homi J. Bhabha and the commitment of the political leadership to building a scientific temper. By T.S. SUBRAMANIAN
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Flood relief by Assam Association, Mumbai 17.8.2017 The Assam Tribune
Flood relief by Assam Association, Mumbai
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101 models of sustainable living 17.8.2017 Hindu: Cities
Houses under Niravu Residents’ Association at Vengeri to showcase their eco-friendly practices
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10 deaths in last two days in UP, toll now 33: Disaster management department 17.8.2017 India – The Indian Express
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We put her on a banana raft and pushed… thank God she is still alive, says Assam flood victim 17.8.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Complete SRSP second stage by June: Harish Rao 17.8.2017 Hindu: Cities
Tupakulagudem project will stabilise 6 lakh acres
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PCB to conduct hearing on EIA on Kaleshwaram 17.8.2017 Hindu: Cities
Package 19 to benefit 38 villages
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BJP accuses Rana Gurjit of ignoring work as Irrigation and Power minister 17.8.2017 India – The Indian Express
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‘Modi should intervene and resolve Mahadayi issue soon’ 17.8.2017 Hindu: Home
Irrigation facility should be given emphasis over Digital India: Former SC judge
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Linking rivers to tanks and ponds more essential: Water activist 17.8.2017 Hindu: Home
‘It is more feasible and cost-affective than linking rivers’
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A simple cure to save drought-hit trees 17.8.2017 Hindu: Home
Commissioner of Revenue Administration Satyagopal develops innovative technique to rejuvenate roots
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