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Rain puts focus on desilting again 23.5.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
Sunday's showers may have brought brief respite from the scorching heat, but they had an averse effect on Delhi's civic infrastructure.
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Land Bill: Congress govt in Karnataka disagrees with Congress party 23.5.2017 Front Page – The Indian Express
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NHAI: Won’t invite bids till land acquired 23.5.2017 TOI: Home
The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) will not invite any bids for road projects until it has completed the process of land acquisition and shifting of utilities, and obtained in-principle forest clearance.
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Bengaluru: Rain victim's body still missing 23.5.2017
Bengaluru: Search operations to fish out the body of Shanthakumar, who was washed away in floods during Saturday's squall, has yielded no result. Over 380 men from the National Disaster Relief Force, Madras Engineering Group and BBMP are searching over 30 km stretch of the drain in Summanahalli, Mysuru Road, Bangalore University, Kambipura, Hampapura and Kumbalagudu areas since Monday morning. Three boats and 20 earthmovers have also been pressed into service.   Operation intensified near Kambipura After Mr M. Sajid, an area resident, gave a clue about the presence of a body, the operation was intensified at Kambipura. He told a local television channel that he saw a body floating in the stormwater drain near Kambipura on Sunday morning, but kept mum as he didn't know who to contact. But the body had not been found till late Monday night. Workers said the froth in the Vrishabhavathi Valley has been affecting the search operation. “Stormwater drains should have 'check mesh' at regular intervals and near ...
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Hyderabad clearly not ready for monsoon 23.5.2017
Hyderabad: Is the city prepared for the monsoon? It's the question that we ask every year and every year the answer is the same: No. The weathermen have predicted that the monsoon will be like last year, which means heavy to very heavy rains on certain days for short durations; the deluge and subsequent flooding on September 21, 2016, had shown how unprepared the city was. Some 20 dilapidated buildings have been issued notices but not demolished yet. Some parts of the 370-km of drains have not been de-silted, and certain old sewerage lines are on the verge of giving up. No major road repairs have been done, only potholes filled. Encroachments on nalas have not been removed and no new storm water drains have been constructed. The city has barely moved an inch in the last one year. When this newspaper asked residents to comment on the GHMC’s monsoon preparedness, many said their complaints had not been attended to. Mr A, Janardhan Rao of Moulali said that on May 9. when a thunderstorm hit the city, ...
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Bengaluru to launch pilot on pod transport 23.5.2017 Hindu: News
The city will soon see a pilot project on the ambitious pod transport method, which is being aggressively pushed by the State government. According to City Development Minister K.J. George, the decisi...
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Stop witch-hunt, focus on solutions: BJP to AAP govt 23.5.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service New Delhi, May 22 The BJP today attacked the AAP government and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal claiming the government has done little to address the water woes in the areas inhabited by residents belonging to the economically weaker section. Referring to data received from the Delhi Jal Board (DJB), the Leader of Opposition Vijendra Gupta pointed at a huge gap in demand and supply of the potable water in the city with 2,42,484 complaints pertaining to 'no supply of water' recorded in the city. Also, the fact that 1,44,451 complaints of water contamination have been recorded by the DJB speaks volumes about the AAP government’s claims of having 9 laboratories for monitoring quality of raw water and potable water production at treatment plants, Gupta added. The BJP leader alleged the AAP government is unnecessarily indulging in “witch-hunt” on inflated water bills and not taking up the real causes of the problem. “If the department has round-the-clock quality testing of potable water ...
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Stop witch-hunting: LoP to Kejriwal 23.5.2017 Hindu: Delhi
Vijender Gupta asks CM to look at reason for water shortage
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Rain pain: Clogged drains, waterlogged roads 22.5.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
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GAIL Q4 profit dips 69 per cent on Dabhol investment write-down 22.5.2017
New Delhi: State-owned gas utility GAIL India Ltd today reported 69 per cent drop in fourth quarter net profit as it wrote down the value of its investment in Dabhol power plant. Net profit for the January-March quarter of the last fiscal was Rs 260.16 crore, or Rs 1.54 per share, as against Rs 832.13 crore, or Rs 4.92 a share, net earnings in the same period a year before. "We took an impairment of investment in Ratnagari Gas and Power Pvt Ltd (the company that runs Dabhol power plant) for Rs 783 crore," GAIL Chairman and Managing Director B C Tripathi told reporters here. The decline in net profit would have been higher but for Rs 489 crore it got from listing of its joint venture Mahanagar Gas Ltd by way of sale of shares through an IPO. "The quarterly profit without the impact of the above impairment is Rs 1,043 crore, which is higher by 25 per cent on year-on-year basis," he said. Turnover was up 16 per cent at Rs 13,644 crore. For the full fiscal 2016-17, net profit was up 57 per cent at Rs 3,503 ...
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NGT orders civic authorities to stop sewage water flow into rainwater drains in Vasundhara colony 22.5.2017 Delhi – The Indian Express
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Rain deaths have become an accepted reality in Bengaluru 22.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
Shanth Kumar (35) was part of a five-member team that was taking out silt from a Rajakaluve in Mahalakshmi Layout, opposite Iskcon, and only wanted to avoid getting drenched when he decided to stay inside the earthmover when the skies opened up on Saturday night.
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Mumbai to get its first-ever vacuum toilet 22.5.2017 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai: For the first time in the city, the sewage from a low-lying slum toilet will not be directed
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46% turn up for bypoll, hope for better amenities 22.5.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
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Potholes puncture roads near Karwan 22.5.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Potholes puncture roads near Karwan
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Parched: Delhi doesn’t have enough water for its ever-growing needs 22.5.2017 Delhi – The Indian Express
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SPEAK UP: As Delhiites face water woes, DNA looks at Heritage sources of the elixir 22.5.2017 DNA: Opinion
As the temperature rises, water shortage in many parts of the city becomes a major problem for the residents. Every year, people face water shortage and even get into a scuffle with the Haryana government which is bound to share water after a 1996 Supreme Court order. Delhi receives 60 per cent of the water shared by the Delhi Jal board from Haryana. Despite the shortage, many heritage water bodies in Delhi that stand a chance for revival, remain neglected and have either dried up or contain stagnant water which are grounds for mosquito breeding. There exist over 25 Baolis in Delhi and eight lakes/water bodies, which if revived would resolve almost the entire water shortage problem in the city. An attempt was made to revive the Gandhak ki Baoli and Rajo'n ki Baoli, the water was recharged, but it required more cleaning as it was not potable. The water lies stagnant now. The Neela Hauz Lake, which was the source of drinking water for the locality near the Sanjay Van and Vasant Kunj area, and was once the ...
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Tonnes of plastic waste in Hyderabad choking cows to death 22.5.2017
Hyderabad: The city generates 4,500 metric tonnes of waste every day, of which 2,500 tonnes comprises plastic in the form of bottles and bags. According to the Plastic Waste Management and Handling Rules 2011, the municipal authorities are required to set up plastic waste management system but this has remained only on paper.  Most of this plastic clogs drains and creates a problem in sewage management. After last week’s sudden downpour, GHMC commissioner Dr B. Janardhan Reddy said the drains were choked by plastic bags, resulting in rainwater stagnating on the roads. In India, 60 cities produce 15,342 tonnes of plastic waste per day of which more than 6,000 tonnes remain uncollected and littered according to the data collected by Central Pollution Control Board.  During the monsoon, the plastic travels through the drains into water bodies which meets the river and then the sea. Stray domestic animals like cows are seen chewing food from the plastics and often ingest the bags themselves. This results in ...
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Panel formed to deal with waterlogging 22.5.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service New Delhi, May 21 Lt Governor Anil Baijal has set up a high-level committee to supervise desilting of drains and cover open manholes in the national Capital to ensure residents are not harried due to waterlogging problems during this coming monsoon. The committee, to be headed by the Public Works Department (PWD) Secretary, comprises various agencies, including the Public Works Department, the three municipal corporations, Delhi Cantt, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation , and the New Delhi Municipal Council , among others. An official said agencies concerned have been asked to submit their detailed plans on the removal of silt from drains and roads by May 26, and also report on the list of drains they have completed desilting so far. It is understood that the committee has worked out a plan to desilt by June 15 all 163 major drains in the city where with monsoon they are found overflowing resulting in causing mess and diseases. The committee is supposed to coordinate the desilting work ...
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Rain brings respite, triggers monsoon woes 22.5.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 21 The Sunday morning brought in sweet surprise in form of heavy rainfall as people woke up to grey skies and respite from another hot and humid day. The sudden showers not only made for some happy smiles but also brought the temperature down. With the predicted rains for the weekend, the city got into its monsoon mood and enjoyed getting soaked. While most people chose to enjoy the rain, there were some who had to brave it out on the road as traffic jams, clogged streets and drains brought back the monsoon menace. But most enjoyed these fresh showers as it meant a break from the harsh summer sun. “It is definitely a welcome surprise. The temperature were too high and difficult to bear. We hope the rains continue for a day or two more so that we can enjoy good weather,” said Rajeev Sharma, who was seen enjoying some water activities at Company Bagh with his family. Packed were the coffee shops and dhabas in the city with people enjoying the rain over piping hot cups of ...
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