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CM’s Independence Day Speech: Appeals quota lobby to maintain progressive image of Maharashtra 16.8.2018 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai: In an appeal to agitating communities for reservation quotas, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis
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Kalyan residents celebrate Independence Day through hunger strike 16.8.2018 DNA: Money
On Independence day Kalyan residents sat on a hunger strike to seek freedom from 15 issues which plague the city. Some of these issues include freedom from potholes, bad roads, proper water supply, etc. The 72nd Independence day was celebrated in a different manner by some of the Kalyan residents this year. On August 15 they sat on a hunger strike in front of the KDMC (Kalyan Dombivli Municipal corporation) to set Kalyan free from various problems. "For years the city has been facing problems like potholes, bad roads, poor water supply, lack of proper solid waste management, etc.," says activist Shrinivas Ghanekar from Kalyan. "We have raised the issue with the KDMC as well as the commissioner many times but in vain. Hence, we have organised this chain hunger strike to get our demands met," says he. Through this strike the residents want KDMC to do proper waste segregation, improve road conditions, have social audits of its various projects, rehabilitation of those affected by road widening the project, ...
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Mumbai: BMC gives clean chit to drinking water at Govandi school 15.8.2018 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has apparently given a clean chit to the drinking
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Watershed work hit due to politics: Maha CM 13.8.2018 PTI: All news
Watershed work hit due to politics: Maha CM
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Joint effort on to preserve river dolphins in Barpeta 12.8.2018 The Shillong Times
From Saurav Borah BARPETA: A joint effort to protect and conserve the endangered Ganges river dolphin (platanista gangetica) – locally called xihu – is gaining steam at Nakhanda here, believed to be the fourth home for the elusive species in Assam. River dolphins, which also happen to be the state aquatic animal of Assam, were […]
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Ullid, Kullit and Chinrge 12.8.2018 Panorama – The Navhind Times
Tensing Rodrigues   Water seems to have been the bane of trans-Sahyadri Konkan; it probably still is; the river disputes that plague the states in the region are a living testimony to it, the dispute over Mhadai waters being one of them. As Morrison puts it: “Water harvesting, as well as water conservation and the ...
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Ahmedabad: Sarkhej police inspector helps school restore power 12.8.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
Nearly 350 kids are igniting their minds in school, but in dark. These kids of Safal English Medium school in Juhapura have finally got some relief from the power cut. Thanks to the Sarkhej police inspector, who, on Saturday, came to their rescue and ensured that a new power link was set and classes resume from Monday. The students of the school, which has been running since the last three years on the first floor of Jambuwala Cooperative Bank on Sarkhej Road, were being forced to sit outside their classrooms. Also, there has been a fight between the trustee of the school, AR Pathan, and the landlord. The latter has also stopped water supply to the school since last 15 days and power since last 10 days. The examination will start on August 16 and the school authorities called the police inspector to intervene. “It is disheartening to see children studying in dark. I called the chairman of the premise but he did not come to the spot. They had locked the room from where the main electric supply comes. So, ...
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Tura DC moots RO water dispensers to replace plastic bottles 11.8.2018 The Shillong Times
TURA: West Garo Hills Deputy Commissioner, Ram Singh, who has been relentlessly pursuing the ban on water bottles towards achieving cleaner and greener environment, has called for installation of low cost RO Water Dispensers in all the strategic places of the town, particularly in the Tura Super Market and keeping of 20 litres water bottles […]
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Potable water scarcity hits Udalguri villages 11.8.2018 The Assam Tribune
Potable water scarcity hits Udalguri villages
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Bisalpur Dam records lowest water level in 6 yrs 11.8.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
Bisalpur dam in Deoli of Tonk district, which has become the lifeline of Rajasthan, has reached its minimum water level in the last ten years. The situation is that there has been a huge reduction in drinking water supply in hundreds of villages and several cities including Tonk, Ajmer, Jaipur. Within the last five months, 6 TMC water has been vapourized. Now, if there is no rain in the coming days, then the dam water will be able to serve the people of cities like Jaipur and Ajmer for only 3 months, till November. The total water level of the dam is 315.50 RL metres and 38.70 TMC water is filled in it. Now, the gauge of the dam is recorded as 309.19 RL metres. Only 8.61 TMC of water is remaining, which is 22.24% of the total water capacity. Assistant Engineer of Dam Project Manish Bansal said that till date, 4 TMC water has been given for irrigation and 10.35 TMC for drinking. On one hand, the water level of the dam is decreasing and on the other hand, the dam is constantly accumulating the waste, which ...
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Financial irregularities cast shadow on four water supply projects 10.8.2018 The Assam Tribune
Financial irregularities cast shadow on four water supply projects
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Mumbai: BMC to cut off water, power to bulk waste defaulters after October 2 9.8.2018 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai: The solid waste management (SWM) department officials of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation
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No end in sight of Guwahatians’ drinking water woes 8.8.2018 The Assam Tribune
No end in sight of Guwahatians’ drinking water woes
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Sonowal reviews progress of Swachh Bharat Mission-Gramin 7.8.2018 The Assam Tribune
Sonowal reviews progress of Swachh Bharat Mission-Gramin
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Utilise textile mills land for small biz, Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry tells AMC 7.8.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
Making suggestions on upgrading various infrastructure in the city, the Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) said land lying unused in old textile mills should be turned to mini industrial estates for small businesses. A team of experts has spoken to city Mayor Bijal Patel during his visit to GCCI. "Of about 76 mills that used to operate in the city, 70 are closed and their land is lying unutilised. The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) should revive these spaces into vibrant industrial zones by converting them into mini industrial estates," GCCI president Jaimin Vasa told DNA. Vasa these spaces should have multistorey industrial estates in order to reduce the capital cost of investors so that even small-scale entrepreneurs can afford them, or else the cost of land would exceed other costs, making the project unviable. GCCI also asked the AMC to improve the road, water supply, and sewage infrastructure in industrial estates of Naroda, Vatva, Odhav, Narol, and Kathwada. "In some areas, even ...
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Union Minister Gadkari says waste recycling offers Rs 5L cr opportunity; urges Niti Aayog to form policy 6.8.2018 DNA: Money
Urging Niti Aayog to formulate a policy for waste recycling, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday said converting waste into wealth offers a more than Rs 5 lakh crore opportunity in the country. Gadkari said the policy can create huge employment potential and can bolster the country's economic growth. "Economy of this waste recycling is of more than Rs 5 lakh crore. It has huge potential...NITI Aayog can formulate a waste recycling policy. This policy will see economic transformation of the country and create huge employment potential," Gadkari said addressing an international conference on 'Sustainable Growth through Material Recycling' at Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra here. The Road Transport, Highways, Shipping, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Minister said efforts should be made to convert waste into wealth. He said there are 12 thermal power plants along the sides of the Ganga river and the power ministry has issued an order making it mandatory for plants within 50 km distance ...
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The Story That Kalinadi Wrote 5.8.2018 Panorama – The Navhind Times
Tensing Rodrigues Today, we read the story of our ancestors as recounted by Kalinadi river at Karwar. Caratini and his colleagues pulled out a vertical core of river sediments, about 5 metre long, from a depth of 22 metres at the mouth of the river. The different layers of the core were dated based on ...
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Airport Authority of India gives back to community by recycling paper 4.8.2018 Free Press Journal: Business
Airports Authority of India (AAI) believes in the philosophy which aims at ‘giving back to the community
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Call for safe drinking water for all by 2030 3.8.2018 The Assam Tribune
Call for safe drinking water for all by 2030
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Natl Games projects on track despite ‘bottlenecks’ 3.8.2018 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: The state government is in the process of finalising the sites where facilities for the National Games 2022 will be built. Speaking to media persons after holding a meeting with line departments for the Games, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said the government “has fast tracked everything” and made a lot of headway into the […]
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