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Film tourism to boost Kurnool economy 3.2.2017
Kurnool: Kurnool district, with its numerous valleys, water bodies, rivers, ca-ves, flora and fauna besides expansive plains, ridges and bridges continues to attract film producers. The marquee Kondareddy Burz and the Banganapalli Nawab Bungalow where Arundhati film was shot continue to be favourite spots for film and TV serial shooting. “Not too expensive locales remain the main reason for us to shoot here”, said Myneni Subhash Chowdari, production in-charge of a film crew that recently shot for a film in the district at Owk  or Avuku, a historically famous spot that claims to be originator of Zamindari.  Avuku State was founded in 1463AD. The Owk tank here has been turned into a reservoir raising its bund to 220 feet height covering more than 1,000 acres. It is main source of irrigation for Rayalseema region and provides drinking water to nearby villages and towns. Its long street has a Vishnu temple constructed by Nandyala Chinna Krishnama Raju in 17th century. There is also a temple for deity Mallama ...
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A clean bonanza 2.2.2017 Downtoearth
A water-starved village in southern Odisha revives its waterbodies to achieve total sanitation, puts an end to migration
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No place for boating in Hyderabad 1.2.2017
Hyderabad: Rapid spread of hyacinth, water shortage and lack of maintenance has put an end to boating facilities at Mir Alam tank, Durgam Cheruvu, Safilguda mini Tank Bund and Public Gardens. The only water body in the city where one can enjoy boating Tank Bund. Boating at Indira Park and Vengal Rao Park are taken care by the park officials, said Mr Manohar Rao, general manager of the tourism department. He said boating was stopped at Mir Alam tank because of water hyacinth. “It’s the responsibility of GHMC to clean it up. After they clean it, the services will resume.” He said the boat rides at Public Gardens were halted because of shortage of water. “At Durgam cheruvu the waters is being diverted so we had to stop boating,” he said. Mr Akram, an activist, said, “If the boating is resumed, people in the Old City can picnic in their area rather than driving all the way to Hussainsagar. The government is not taking action against the lake encroachers and they are also not focusing on the development of ...
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Punjab polls 2017: Populist policies led to economic slowdown, joblessness 31.1.2017 Top Stories
The state will vote on February 4, 2017, to choose a new government
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Mosquito from rural areas invades Hyderabad 31.1.2017
Hyderabad: Armijeris subalbatus, a species of mosquito usually found in rural areas, is multiplying in the city. The entomology department of the GHMC estimates that the species now constitutes 15 per cent of the city's mosquito population. These mosquitoes are bigger, light brown in colour, live in bushes and in corners in houses and are active at night. They have been found to transmit filariasis in Punjab and Puducherry. Armijeris, also known as coquillett, breeds in septic tanks and the egg develops into a mosquito within eight to 10 days. The mosquitoes live for around 30 days and produce 1,000 eggs in their life span. Osmania University assistant professor in zoology C. Srinivasulu said the species was found to be disease carriers in Southeast Asia. “It was found to transmit Japanese Encephalitis, filariasis and even malaria. The origin of the mosquitoes is in the forest; it breeds in small pools of water that turn foul. As villages encroached into the forests, the species adapted to villages and ...
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Residents demand closure of ‘chemical unit’ 30.1.2017 Hindu: News
Ramanathapuram: A section of the residents of Krishnapuram thronged the Collectorate here on Monday, carrying bottles containing polluted water and demanding closure of a ‘chemical unit’, functioning ...
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Chennai feeling the heat from water woes 30.1.2017
Chennai: Summer has set in early for the suburban residents who are already witnessing dwindling water supply. Even though localities under corporation limits have not faced the heat, South Chennai residents are forced to depend on private water tankers. There is also an administrative dearth, as the special officers who took over the local and rural bodies are not approachable, lament residents. While residents in Alandur zone receive water once in two days, public from Pallavaram, Pammal and Anakaputhur get the supply, only once in 15 days. Palavanthangal awaits JNNURM scheme The Alandur zone, which was a beneficiary of Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) experience no scarcity, except for a few left over areas. Under the scheme, Rs 67 crore was granted to the locality to replace the faulty pipes, said the zonal officer, admitting that works have to be completed in few streets in Palavanthangal. Social activist, V Ramarao said, “Though the locality is benefited with metro water, ...
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Farmers call for Shiralakoppa bandh today 29.1.2017 Hindu: National
To pressurise the State government to earmark funds in the 2017-18 Budget for the Kumudvathi lift irrigation project, the farmers have called for a Shiralakoppa bandh on January 30. They say that the...
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Bringing back a biodiversity hotspot to life 29.1.2017 Hindu: Cities
Youth in large numbers converge at Manohara Ameenpur, a programme organised to celebrate the rich biodiversity of the lake on the outskirts of Hyderabad
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Time to Change Course 29.1.2017 Lifestyle – The Indian Express
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Of lakes and birds 28.1.2017 Hindu: Travel
The Asian Waterfowl Census conducted by Coimbatore Nature Society records 127 bird species and a total bird count of 7079, across the 22 wetlands in the city
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IPH Dept told to construct water tank 28.1.2017 The Tribune
SUNDERNAGAR: The Consumer Forum, Mandi, while deciding a complaint filed by a consumers’ association has directed the Secretary, Irrigation and Public Health Department, Government of Himachal Pradesh, Executive Engineer, IPH Division, Mandi, SDO, IPH Subdivision, Mandi, and JE, IPH section, (Nasloh) Mandi, to construct a water storage tank for residents of Bijani village near Mandi town.
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Revenue Minister asks ZP officials to take up dredging of tanks 28.1.2017 Hindu: Home
Dredging and strengthening the bunds of 1,400 tanks is under way under the MGNREGA
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Rough sailing in the backwaters 27.1.2017 BusinessLine - BL Ink
Houseboats are vital to the ‘god’s own country’ brand. But aggressive tourism is taking a toll on the ecosystem
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Narayanapuram lake to breathe again by February end 27.1.2017 TOI: Chennai
CareEarth researcher S Vasantha Raja said the Pallavaram-Thorappakkam radial road had cut right across the lake, which was originally spread over 64 acres.
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Khammam to top others in irrigation and agriculture sector 27.1.2017
Khammam: Republic Day celebrations were held amidst great fanfare. Thousands of students, dressed in colourful  clothes, participated in the programmes showcasing patriotism. District collector Lokesh Kumar said the government was putting in all efforts to ensure all-round development of the district and be first among others. Khammam stands first in the irrigation and agriculture sectors, he said. Efforts are on to bridge the urban-rural divide by providing facilities in all habitations in the villages on par with those in the cities. The Mission Bhagiratha scheme will provide safe drinking water to all the people in district, he said. The district will witness a blue revolution as about 1.23 crore seed fish are being grown in 163 water tanks in the district. The fish will be exported to other areas in the country. The reorganisation of the districts was done only for the convenience of adminsitration, he said and added that people will experience it soon. Over 59 state employees, including teachers, ...
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Nizamabad to be open-defaecation-free by March-end 27.1.2017
NIZAMABAD: District collector Yogita Rana said that Nizamabad would be declared open-defaecation-free (ODF) by the end of March. Nearly 70 of 393 villages have already been declared ODF in two phases, she said,  adding that another 166 would be ODF by the end of January, in the third phase. The Collector hoisted the National Flag at the Police Parade Grounds on the occasion of Republic Day on Thursday. Speaking at the occasion, she said that developmental programmes and welfare schemes had been taken up in the district and that due to sufficient rainfall, projects and water tanks are full. She said that water supply and underground drainage works have been taken up by Armoor municipality and the Nizamabad Municipal Corporation at an estimated cost of Rs 156 crore. She also said that Mission Bhagiratha, Mission Kakatiya and the Haritha Haram programmes had been conducted successfully in the district. She explained the implementation of these programmes and their results and assured people that the ...
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Telangana's Republic Day gift to minorities: Reservations & special IT zone 27.1.2017 TOI: Hyderabad Times
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Complaints cell for rural people comes up 27.1.2017 Hindu: Home
People may contact the centre through toll free number 18004254181 for remedy
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Republic Day celebrations marred by serial blasts in Assam, no casualty 26.1.2017 Business Standard: Front Page Headlines
There was no report of any casualty or damage to property in the low intensity blasts
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