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Mangaluru City Corporation giving free water to big fish? 19.11.2017
Mangaluru: Though Mayor Kavitha Sanil had declared two months ago that strict action would be taken against water bill defaulters, there seems to be no change in terms of recovery of dues. The Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC) has agreed that the dues amounted to Rs 12.65 crore. This is just the amount of the defaulters whose bills are more than Rs 10,000. If the dues of the defaulters whose bills are less than Rs 10,000 are taken into consideration, the amount will certainly go up. In September, the Mayor had declared that water supply to the houses of defaulters would be disconnected. But the officials could collect only `3.20 crore in the last three months. Ms Sanil told reporters that the total dues amounted to Rs 12,64,36,759. "This is from the bills which are more than `10,000. If we consider the bills which are less than Rs 10,000, the amount will be much higher. This Rs 12.64 crore pending is from owners of 4,301 water connections," she said. Mangaluru city has 87,773 water ...
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UGD project to be implemented in Kuniamuthur 19.11.2017 Hindu: Coimbatore
TWAD Board says it will take three years to complete the work
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Effluent treatment plant commissioned at Salem Co-operative Sugar Mills 19.11.2017 Hindu: Coimbatore
A modern two-tier reverse osmosis distillery effluent treatment plant set up at a cost of ₹8.50 crore was commissioned at the Salem Cooperative Sugar Mills in Mohanur near here on Saturday.This is the...
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Ken, Betwa river linking will hurt fishing economy in the region: Dr Anish Andheria, president of the Wildlife Conservation Trust. 19.11.2017 Mumbai – The Indian Express
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Telangana: Stench, power issues see public toilets remain unused 19.11.2017
Hyderabad: Public toilets are turning out to be a waste of space because of the poor maintenance, say citizens of Telangana. Although the number of public toilets has increased in the city, their use has been limited.  Srinivas Rao, the deputy commissioner of Khairatabad, admitted, "We have five toilets in our circle, however, it is disappointing that they are not being used. We are renovating the toilets as they have not been maintained for long. We plan to hire a superintendent who can ensure that the surrounding areas are kept clean and that there is 24/7 power connection and water supply." Most citizens complain about the unbearable stench, erratic water and power supply. Meenakshi Sinha, a techie from Secunderabad, says, "Most public toilets do not have even lights switched on at night which is why people think that they are not functioning. The same goes for water. There needs to be round the clock maintenance for these washrooms which is the only way more people will start ...
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Project report on rejuvenation of Banganga by Dec 19.11.2017 The Tribune

Jammu: The Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB) has initiated an exercise to prepare a detailed project report (DPR) for rejuvenation of Banganga and its riverfront development. The DPR is being prepared on the directions of Governor NN Vohra, who is also the chairman of the board. AECOM, which has been appointed as the consultants of the DPR, will furnish the complete report to the board by December-end. The DPR covers development of bathing ghats, riverfront development, ground water re-charging, Banganga watershed development, taking up various landscaping, afforestation and in situ soil conservation measures. tns

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Councillors fume, term it wastage of money 19.11.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Bathinda, November 18 Councillors are irked over the Municipal Corporation (MC) for “wasting” money on dustbins, tree guards and proposals like green garbage plant whereas several development projects are hanging fire due to shortage of funds. Raj Kumar, councillor, Ward No. 27, said the condition of sewerage, drains and roads was poor. “When we ask the MC for action, it claims to have no money. However, funds are being wasted on buying tree guards and dustbins,” he said. Darshan Kumar, councillor, Ward No. 20, said he had been raising the issue as people in his area were not getting proper water supply. Even the condition of roads is poor. He said the MC had halted development works in the city and was spending on garbage bins, due to which they had to face public ire. Another councillor from Ward No. 40, Shinder Kaur said the Sukhpeer main road was in a shambles for long. The MC doesn’t have funds for recarpeting it, but they spend unnecessarily on other things, she said. Sanjay ...
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Khaps demand relief for stubble management 19.11.2017 The Tribune
Chandigarh, November 18 Khap panchayats have sought compensation of Rs 2000 to Rs 2500 per acre for stubble management. They have also urged farmers to take steps for conservation of water and environment by judicious use of natural resources and planting more trees. Various khap representatives, who met in Jind district today, also urged farmers to grow alternative crops instead of wheat and paddy alone. Tek Ram Kandela, national convener of khap panchayats and head of the Kandela Khap, said, “Environment pollution by burning of paddy straw is a big issue and needs to be addressed. Farmers do not want to burn stubble, but they do not have any alternative.” He said that the khap panchayats had written to the Prime Minister for separate budget for compensating farmers. “The government also needs to divert farmers from the routine wheat-paddy crop cycle by providing subsidy on horticulture plants like guava, mangoes, papaya, lemons and berry, etc. This will not only provide solution to the problem of ...
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Force multiplier: Littoral mission 18.11.2017 Hindu: News
A potent strike force, Indian Navy also takes up humanitarian assistance and disaster relief work
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Simple water test may help prevent bone disease in India 18.11.2017 The Tribune
London A simple colour-changing test to rapidly detect fluoride in drinking water may help prevent skeletal fluorosis, a crippling bone disease, in developing countries such as India, scientists said. While low amounts of fluoride are beneficial for healthy teeth, high levels of fluoride can weaken bones, leading to skeletal fluorosis, said researchers at the University of Bath in the UK. This disease causes crippling deformities of the spine and joints, especially in children whose skeletons are still forming, they said. When water passes over certain minerals, it can dissolve fluoride, which results in elevated levels of fluoride in drinking water sources in parts of India, East Africa, China and North America. Levels of fluoride in drinking water are routinely monitored and controlled at treatment works in developed countries. However, in areas where there is no piped water system or treatment works, people rely on drawing untreated water from wells, which can often be contaminated with higher than ...
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Extricated from an unusual arrangement 18.11.2017 Hindu: Open Page
When the domestic help ‘mortgaged’ his employer and his wife
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BMC to distribute recycled sewage water in Mumbai 18.11.2017 news
Mumbai is likely to get 1,700 MLD of treated water every day for non-potable use in few years time. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is developing a parallel network to distribute recycled sewage water, and has appointed consultants to draw the plan. The other good news for the civic body is that after revised discharged norms were notified by the MoEF for the construction of sewage treatment plants, there will be a dip in the project cost by almost 20%. File picture of a sewage plant in the city, for representational purposes only A sigh of relief Under the Mumbai Sewerage Disposal Project (MSDP) – 2, the civic body has plans to construct and upgrade seven waste water treatment facilities or sewerage treatment plants (STP) at Colaba, Worli, Dharavi, Bandra, Bhandup, Ghatkopar and Malad to treat sewage to the level where the water can be reused. While MSDP-2 estimated at Rs12,000 crore was supposed to be completed 10 years back, except for the plant at Colaba, the other treatment plants are ...
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Tadepalli struggles with water problem 18.11.2017
Guntur: Tadepalli, the entry point of the new capital city of Amaravati, which has a population of 54,362 people, is having a drinking water problem despite being situated on the banks of the Krishna river. The influx of people to the place increased after the announcement of the new capital but the water supply was not increased accordingly. The locals are upset that earlier they would get a plentiful supply of water but now they were forced to purchase drinking water. The locals lament that Guntur city, situated at a distance of 34 km, Tenali situated at a distance of 29 km and Mangalagiri, situated at a distance of 9 km, are getting water directly from the Krishna river but the Tadepalli people cannot quench their thirst. The Tadepalli municipality supplies protected water from the Krishna river and borewells to 3,851 household connections, 513 public taps and usable water in slums through 196 hand bores. Locals L. Sivakrishna and others said the water pumping station on the banks of the ...
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Vizag-Chennai Industrial Corridor off to slow start despite clearances 17.11.2017 Business Standard: Economy & Policy
BS ReporterHyderabad, 17 November: The much anticipated Vizag-Chennai Industrial Corridor Development Programme (VCICDP), that promises to create industrial infrastructure along the coast line with a potential to attract Rs 1 lakh crore investments, has got off to a slow start.Andhra Pradesh government has accorded the administrative sanction for the $ 483 (Rs 3187 crore) million project yesterday after Asian Development Bank(ADB) in February, 2017 had signed the loan agreement to provide $ 375 million towards the implementation of the project. Vizag-Chennai industrial corridor was conceived by the Centre as a part of East Coast Industrial Corridor starting from West Bengal to Kerala down south to build the economic hubs across the eastern sea coast of India. The project was proposed to be taken up by the respective states with external funding and own resources. In 2014, the UPA government had included this project as part of a development package for the truncated AP at the time .
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Groundwater depletion may be contributing to carbon mess: Study 17.11.2017 BusinessLine - Science
Water conservation may have some hitherto unknown benefits. It can chip in with its bit in the global fight against increasing carbon emissions.A new study, accepted for publication in the American ...
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Toxic Algae: Once a nuisance, now a severe nationwide threat 17.11.2017
Competing in a bass fishing tournament two years ago, Todd Steele cast his rod from his 21-foot motorboat - unaware that he was being poisoned. A thick, green scum coated western Lake Erie. And Steele, a semipro angler, was sickened by it. Driving home to Port Huron, Michigan, he felt light-headed, nauseous. By the next morning, he was too dizzy to stand, his overheated body covered with painful hives. Hospital tests blamed toxic algae, a rising threat to US waters. "It attacked my immune system and shut down my body's ability to sweat," Steele said. "If I wasn't a healthy 51-year-old and had some type of medical condition, it could have killed me." He recovered, but Lake Erie hasn't. Nor have other waterways choked with algae that are sickening people, killing animals and hammering the economy. The scourge is escalating from occasional nuisance to severe, widespread hazard, overwhelming government efforts to curb a leading cause: fertilizer runoff from farms. Pungent, ...
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Mumbai: Anjali Tendulkar flats in Virar under cloud over power supply issue 17.11.2017 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai: In a setback to the former Indian captain Sachin Tendulkar, his wife Anjali Tendulkar is facing
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Loktak witnessing drastic fall in arrival of migratory birds 17.11.2017 The Assam Tribune
Loktak witnessing drastic fall in arrival of migratory birds
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Keystone pipeline leaks 210,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota 17.11.2017 World – The Indian Express
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Telangana: 2 farmers forced to fix transformer, die 17.11.2017
Hyderabad: Negligence of the electricity department officials in repairing a faulty transformer forced two farmers to attempt the task themselves, resulting in fatal consequences in Sangareddy district on Thursday. A case of death due to negligence has been registered against assistant engineer Ramulu and lineman Gangaram of the electricity department. The victims were identified as Velu Ravinder Reddy, 35, and Marelly Srisailam, 37, both residents of Chikmaddur village in Hathnoora mandal. Ravinder owned one- and-a-half-acres of land and Srisailam owned two acres of land in their village. But due to shortage of water supply, crops dried up in both the fields. The transformer from where they get electricity supply to their fields was under repair for more than a week. The farmers took the issue to the notice of the officials concerned but there was no response. On Thursday  morning, when Ravinder contacted lineman Gangaram, he was told that he would repair the transformer and will also ...
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