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Oppose Megedatu project, PMK tells Tamil Nadu government 18.8.2017
Chennai: PMK founder S. Ramadoss on Thursday strongly opposed the consent of Tamil Nadu government"s counsel in the Supreme Court to allow Karnataka to build a dam across the Cauvery in Megedatu and described the move as "a betrayal". He said the state government should make it clear that it would oppose the project, during the next hearing in the Supreme Court. He also lashed out at Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami"s announcement in Cuddalore that his government would set up a desalination project to solve the drinking water crisis. He charged that indiscriminate sand mining and lack of checkdams were the major reason for the water scarcity and added that desalination project would remain only on paper. During the hearing of Cauvery dispute in the Supreme Court, Karnataka had stated that water could be released to Tamil Nadu only if Megedatu dam is built and the judges too had concurred with the view. The counsel for Tamil Nadu had replied that there would be no objection to ...
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Hyderabad: Patancheru victims yet to get compensation 18.8.2017
Hyderabad: Though the victims of industrial pollution in Patancheru have been demanding compensation since 30 years, it has not materialised due to the lackadaisical attitude of the concerned officials.  The Supreme Court and the High Court had found that the 36 km river bed of Nakkawagu is polluted with chromium and arsenic, and had ordered a free and continuous water supply to all the affected villages.  The courts also ordered compensation to all the people whose land lay up to 500 metres of the riverbed. The residents alleged that they are yet to get the compensation as corrupt officials are changing the records.  On  July 31, the collector of Sangareddy district had submitted a report to the Pollution Control Board (PCB), and stated that water supply to six villages Kajipally, Inole, Byanthole, Artula and Chidruppa is being carried out via tankers and lorries.   "In the last 35 years, the number of industrial units have increased from 60 to over 400, and is spread ...
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AO Smith mulls expansion in India 18.8.2017 The Tribune

Chandigarh: AO Smith Corporation is bullish on Indian water purifier segment and plans to increase its footprint. The company aims to garner a major share in the Rs 1,500-crore RO (Reverse Osmosis) water purifier segment. Parag Kulkarni, MD, AO Smith India, who was in the city on Thursday, said, “We have received good response for our water heaters. Buoyed by the response and in line with our commitment with the exceptional product offerings, we have launched RO water purifier and plan to launch nationally. Currently, we are present in 23 locations,” he said. TNS

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Sewage keeps 3K plants blooming at Otteri park 17.8.2017 TOI: Chennai
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The health spin-off of PAP extension 17.8.2017 Hindu: National
Groundwater the prime reason for dental fluorosis in 33 Palakkad villages
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Bengaluru lakes are frothing and a household item may be the cause 17.8.2017 Downtoearth
Scientists say excessive phosphorus from detergent, which enters the lakes along with sewage, is creating the foam
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PAP extension to mitigate fluoride threat 17.8.2017 Hindu: National
Dependence on groundwater leading to dental fluorosis in 33 Palakkad border villages
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Priyanka Chopra trolled yet again, this time for not wearing a saree on Independence Day 17.8.2017 Entertainment – The Indian Express
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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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Relief for farmers as all set for correction of land records 17.8.2017 Hindu: Andhra Pradesh
Even for the correction of a simple spelling mistake in a land record, a poor farmer will have to make rounds to the local revenue offices several times and yet end up with no permanent solution in si...
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Chennai: Two-month rain has gone down the drain 17.8.2017
Chennai: From now on, Greater Chennai that comprises suburbs located in Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur districts will have to rely only on artificial ways to meet its drinking water needs. The capital city has lost its eco balance in water conservation. The surplus rains since June has completely gone waste without serving drinking water shortage. Further the recharging groundwater is no match to the Chennai"s population influx, said a senior municipal administration official. The two desalination plants have been the saviour for water starved Chennai and now the state is focused on establishing the third desalination plant. A re-tender has been floated again with August 31 as the last date for submission of forms. The project will be on design build and maintenance base at Nemmeli, East Coast Road. The 150 MLD project will be supported through a loan from kfw, Germany, the official said. Justifying the need for desalination plant the officer further explained that the inflow of all the four major ...
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Plea in NGT on rise of encephalitis in Gorakhpur 17.8.2017 Hindu: Cities
Close on the heels of the death of several children in a Gorakhpur hospital, a plea was mentioned before a Bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar, with allegations of contaminated gro...
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Diploma engineers continue stir 17.8.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Bathinda, August 16 Members of the Bathinda unit of the Diploma Engineers Association, Punjab, continued to stage protest against the state government in favour of their demands. Protesting against the Water supply and Sanitation Department for not heeding their demands, they threatened to intensify their stir. Addressing the protesters, leaders of the union said the diploma holder engineers had been staging protest for the past several days but officials had adopted a nonchalant attitude towards their demands. They added that they would continue their protests till August 18. Demanding DPC meetings to be held for discussing the promotion cases of junior engineers to sub-division engineers, cancellation of transfers of engineers to far flung areas and relieving the engineers of duties in the education, Powercomm and other departments, which are not related to their job profile among other issues. Raising issues pertaining to outsourcing of work of chlorination under schemes of the ...
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Gorakhpur hospital deaths: Plea in NGT on rise in encephalitis 16.8.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Photo: Priyanka Chopra is getting a gym-bod for Quantico season 3 16.8.2017 Entertainment – The Indian Express
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Making a difference 16.8.2017
IPS officer Prakash Reddy, SP, Nalgonda district is an epitome of selflessness and has adopted Gundlapally, one of the worst fluoride affected villages in the district. "When I took charge in June last year, I felt the need to address a few major social problems, so I adopted the village," he says.  Since the district is affected by fluorosis, the 2010 batch IPS officer first installed RO water plants to provide safe drinking water. "With the help of a US-based NGO and corporates, we established around 19 RO water plants. We identified around 35 people who were affected by fluorosis and started giving them corrective treatment," says the officer, who also started "Punarvasi", a corpus fund, which provides money for the treatment of fluorosis-affected patients.  "Every month, all the police personnel contribute to this fund from their salary. We have identified 15 patients and have been giving them 1000 rupees each as pension to meet their food and ...
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MRPL’s portal for start-ups 15.8.2017 HBL: Home
Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd (MRPL) has launched a ‘Startup India’ web portal to support promising start-ups. A company press release said here on Tuesday that H Kumar, Managing Direc...
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Air pollution can alter metabolism and cause a spike in stress hormones 15.8.2017
Breathing dirty air causes stress hormones to spike, new research suggests, which could help explain why long-term exposure to pollution is associated with heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and a shorter life span. Dr. Haidong Kan of Fudan University in Shanghai, China, and colleagues looked specifically at the health effects of particulate matter (PM), small particles less than 2.5 millimeters in diameter, from industrial sources, that can be inhaled and become lodged in the lungs. While PM levels have gone down in North America in recent years, they are on the rise worldwide. "This research adds new evidence on how exposure to PM could affect our bodies, which may (ultimately) lead to higher cardiovascular risk," Dr. Kan told Reuters Health in an email interview. "Our result may indicate that particulate matter could affect the human body in more ways than we currently know. Thus, it is increasingly necessary for people to understand the importance of reducing their PM ...
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Bruno Mars donates a huge sum to Flint water crisis 14.8.2017
Singer Bruno Mars has pledged to donate $1 million from a concert in Michigan to aid those affected by the Flint water crisis. According to JustJared.com, the Grammy-winning singer made this announcement during his 24K Magic World Tour show in Auburn Hills, Michigan.  "I"m very thankful to the Michigan audience for joining me in supporting this cause," Bruno said during the show.  The Flint water crisis began in 2014 when the source of the city"s water supply was switched to the Flint River. Due to insufficient water treatment, it was later found to contain dangerous levels of lead.  A state of emergency was declared in January 2016 and residents were urged to drink bottled water instead. Replacement of lead pipes is not expected to be completed until 2020. He also urged the people to come forward and help. "Ongoing challenges remain years later for Flint residents, and it"s important that we don"t forget our brothers and sisters affected by this ...
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AP government borrows Nellore model to clean up revenue records 13.8.2017
Nellore: Entries across several revenue records (diglot, fair adangal, manual 1B, webland and adangal etc) are inconsistent, causing problems to pattadars when they want to sell the land or avail loans and other benefits such as securing seed and fertiliser. Usually corrections are made in the records after the pattadar makes an application and meets the "demands" of revenue officials. Now, the department itself has launched an exercise to correct the errors in its records, probably for the first time in the state. This ambitious initiative of Nellore collector R Muthyala Raju assisted by joint collector A. Md. Imtiaz for purification and updation of records to improve the image of the revenue department has caught the attention of state-level revenue authorities and the initiative is going to be implemented all over the state now. The initiative christened PURE for Purification and Updation of Revenue Entries launched a month back has exposed 10 lakh erroneous entries. The process will ...
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