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In Rajasthan, no supply from ‘polluted’ canal 22.5.2018 The Tribune
Jaipur, May 21 Contaminated with dead fish and snakes, water from Punjab has entered Rajasthan through Indira Gandhi canal, prompting the authorities to stop drinking water supply from the canal as a precautionary measure. “The water in the canal is black and red. It emanates a foul smell. Dead fish and snakes have been spotted. Therefore, its supply to storage tanks has been stopped,” Vinod Jain, SE, Public Health, Sriganganagar, said. He said already stored potable water would now be supplied to the public till the issue was resolved in a couple of days. “As the canal water is highly polluted and stinking, we are not supplying it for drinking purposes. Samples are being collected for running tests.” The drinking water supply to Sriganganagar district is 50,000 kilo litres per day.  In Bikaner, too, the drinking water supply from the canal has been stopped for the time being. The SE of Hanumangarh said the water samples collected had been sent to the state pollution control board in Jaipur. On May 17, a ...
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Pak alleges India violating Indus Waters Treaty; protests to World Bank 22.5.2018 Latest News
Pakistan is also building a 969 MW Neelum-Jhelum hydroelectric project downstream
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World Bank listens to Pak’s grievances on Indus Waters Treaty 22.5.2018 India – The Indian Express
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Molasses spillage: Punjab considers making sugar mill foot bill for water released to neutralise leak 22.5.2018 India – The Indian Express
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Punjab: In Malwa, drinking water supply hit 22.5.2018 India – The Indian Express
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Punjab: Days after sealing of sugar mill, it’s business as usual for two distilleries on its premises 22.5.2018 India – The Indian Express
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On cards: Coir logs to clean drains flowing into Ganga 22.5.2018 India – The Indian Express
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Nullah destroying biodiversity, ecology 22.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 21 Indicating that the pollution levels in Buddha Nullah continue to be a threat to ecology, biodiversity and health of people, a Sri Lankan student, who carried out a research study at Desh Bhagat University, as part of his PhD, has found that toxicity of the nullah waters is a danger to its catchment area and beyond. The finding was part of a comparative study of pollution in Buddha Nullah here and the Kelani river in Sri Lanka. The study was carried out by Ravindra Gunavardana, a PhD student at Desh Bhagat University. Heavy metals beyond limit at Walligpur Kalan village The student found presence of heavy metals, including arsenic, mercury, cadmium, chromium, thallium and lead, in the nullah. In fact, the presence of arsenic was double the amount of maximum permissible limit at Walligpur Kalan. Even cadmium was much above the permissible limits. It is causing several problems, including destruction of biodiversity besides several health problems. Not just the heavy ...
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After intel input, MHA to review security at Kishanganga plant 22.5.2018 India – The Indian Express
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UBDC cries for attention 22.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 21 The Upper Bari Doab (UBD) canal, supplying water to the Amrit Sarovar (pool of nectar) at the Golden Temple, has been crying for attention. Former principal Kulwant Singh Ankhi said, “The UBD canal supplying water to the holy sarovar at the Golden Temple is badly polluted and needs to be cleaned on an urgent basis.” “It was Guru Ramdas (fourth Sikh guru), who made arrangements to replenish the water of Amrit Sarovar from Ravi river,” he said. Ankhi said that the condition of the UBD Canal has deteriorated with passage of time as the departments concerned have turned a blind eye towards its cleanliness. People usually throw garlands, polythene bags and other trash items into the UBD canal. Another resident Mohan Singh said, “No signboard has been installed to urge people to refrain from throwing trash into it.” SGPC chief secretary Dr Roop Singh said, “The SGPC has already installed a water filter plant at Sultanwind road, to clean the canal water before it is ...
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Drones with night-vision launched for surveillance against illegal mining on Sabarmati river-bed 21.5.2018 India – The Indian Express
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Tura Municipal Board warns against contamination of water bodies 21.5.2018 The Shillong Times
TURA: In view of the prevailing acute water crisis in different parts of the town due to various artificial and undesirable men-made activities, the Chief Executive Officer of Tura Municipal Board (TMB), has strictly prohibited contaminating of water bodies, streams and springs that flow through the different localities of the town by dumping garbage, draining […]
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Dead fish in Indira Gandhi canal: Authorities stop drinking water supply 21.5.2018 India – The Indian Express
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Dead fish in Indira Gandhi canal: Authorities stop drinking water supply 21.5.2018 The Tribune
Jaipur, May 21 Contaminated water with dead fish and snakes has entered into Rajasthan through the Indira Gandhi canal from Punjab, prompting the authorities to stop drinking water supply from the canal as a precautionary measure. “The water in the canal is black and red with foul smell and dead fish and snakes have been spotted in the water therefore its supply to water storage tanks has been stopped,” Vinod Jain, superintendent engineer (additional charge) of the Public Health and Engineering Department (PHED), Sriganganagar, said. He said that the department already has the storage of potable water which will be supplied to the public till the contaminated water issue is resolved in a couple of days. “As the canal water is highly polluted and stinking, we are not supplying it for drinking purpose as a precautionary measure since yesterday. Samples were collected yesterday and today,” he said. He said the drinking water supply to Sriganganagar district is 50,000 kilo litre per day. In Bikaner also, the ...
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Karnataka: Amit Shah says Cong-JD(S) formed unholy alliance against mandate 21.5.2018 Business Standard: Front Page Headlines
Will Kumaraswamy's swearing-in ceremony serve as another opportunity for cobbling together a unified Opposition against Modi and Modi? Catch latest updates on Karnataka Assembly election 2018
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Why zoonotic diseases are fast spreading to humans 21.5.2018 Downtoearth
Infectious diseases that were once confined to animals in forests are now attacking human beings, at a faster pace
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Forest official arrested 21.5.2018 The Assam Tribune
Forest official arrested
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4 bodies found stuffed in bags in Pakistan's Sindh province 21.5.2018 The Tribune

Karachi, May 21

Four unidentified bodies, stowed into bags, have been found entangled in the gates of Sukkur Barrage in Pakistan’s Sindh province.

The authorities found the bags with the bodies, including that of a woman, entangled in the gates of the dam on Saturday night.

Rescue officials said that all four bodies of three men and a woman bore marks of torture.

The bodies, which were tangled in Sukkur Barrage’s gates 31, 51, 54, and 59, were subsequently moved to Rohri Hospital for post-mortem.

“Apparently the bodies in the bags were thrown in the Indus River and could have floated and got entangled in the dam’s gates,” a rescue official of the Edhi centre said. PTI

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Rs 941 cr plan to clean Tapi river in Surat approved: Rupani 21.5.2018 PTI: All news
Rs 941 cr plan to clean Tapi river in Surat approved: Rupani
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Stop pollution before bringing Beas water to Jalandhar: Seechewal 21.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jalandhar, May 20 The recent report of water pollution reported from river Beas leading to the death of countless fishes and aquatic species in the river has raised serious concerns over the Asian Development Bank (ADB)-funded Beas canal water project that would provide potable water from the river to the city residents. According to environmentalist Balbir Singh Seechewal, with the rise of pollution in the Beas, it will be deadly to bring river water here in Jalandhar. “A few years ago, fishes were found dead in river Sutlej as well. The level of pollution was found so high there that even today, the aquatic life could not be revived. Things have begun to get worse now in river Beas. There is a dire need to make strenuous efforts to end water pollution in the Beas or else, the move will prove deadly for the Doaba residents as well,” said Seechewal. Slamming the state government, Seechewal said citing fund crisis it has failed to get the rivers clean from pollutants. “Does fund ...
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