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Hit by water supply, residents protest 22.4.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Bathinda, April 21 Though the water supply to various part of the city has resumed, residents of mini secretary road area said they were not getting water. On Saturday, they protested against the Water Supply Department by taking empty buckets in their hands . The protesters raised slogans against the administration and department concerned. Residents Meenakshi Jindal, Bina Jindal, Surinder Kaur, Nisha Sharma, Simranjit Sharma, Gurdayal Kaur and others said they had not been getting water in their houses for the past 20 years due to Sirhind canal closure, leading to scarcity of water. The protesters said when they talked to the officials concern, they shrug off their responsibility by stating that the Sirhind canal was closed. They said now water had been released into the canal, but the water supply to their houses was yet to be restored. Residents of Partap Nagar, Gopal Nagar, Jogi Nagar and various other areas in the trans-railway area also facing the same problem. The Water ...
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'If the concept doesn't have merit, it won't work': Aamir Khan 22.4.2018 DNA: Money
Bollywood star Aamir Khan, who has been actively advocating for water conservation in Maharashtra, believes that if a cause is not genuine, presence of celebrities cannot motivate people to join any initiative. The 53-year-old star said success of a campaign depends on its acceptability by the society. "I feel the idea has to have merit. The concept is designed by Satyajit Bhatkal (director of 'Satyamev Jayate') who is the CEO of Paani Foundation. The concept was tried three years ago when we started in three talukas. If the concept doesn't have merit, then no matter how many celebrities push it, it won't work," he said in an interview. "So, the fact that it has worked, indicates it has merit. And certainly there are celebrities like me or from Marathi cinema, who have been actively pushing it, working with people," he added. While Akshay Kumar has promoted sanitation and menstrual hygiene through his films, Aamir believes apart from making movies on such social issues, it is also necessary to work on ...
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First RO Community Water Plant launched in Bhopal 21.4.2018 Central Chronicle
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal Diageo India, Swami VivekanandShiksha Samiti (SVSS), anon-profit organization working towards upliftment of... more »
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‘Why people of Rahul’s constituency crying for basic amenities?’ 21.4.2018 India – The Indian Express
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A Delhi stung 21.4.2018 DNA: Bangalore
A Delhi stung
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Water supply: 'A pipe dream'? 21.4.2018 DNA: India
This information was provided by Union minister Kiren Rijiju in the Lok Sabha while replying to a question raised by members C Gopalakrishanan, K Parshuram and P Nagarajan on the water crisis along the border. Rijiju said that the BSF is manning 293 BOPs along the lndo-Pakistan border in western Rajasthan. “Out of this, water is available in 129 outposts only through pipelines,” said the minister in his reply. But in the remaining posts, tankers have been engaged to quench the thirst of the security personnel. The number of BOPs having drinking water pipeline is nearly 43% while the rest 57 posts are meeting their water requirements through tankers. The minister said that out of the 129 posts having piped water, there are 31 posts wherein works relating to drinking water supply were approved under the Annual Action Plan of Border Area Development Programme (BADP) during the year 2014. “Sufficient water supply is being made available to the remaining BOPs through water tankers,” said the minister. The ...
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Sabarmati weir could meet water need for 15 days 21.4.2018 DNA: India
Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) is all set to construct a weir near Indira bridge on the Sabarmati river. The weir, once completed, would be able to store up to 20,000 million litres per day (MLD) and cater to the city's water needs for 15 days, in case of a shortage. "On daily basis, the AMC gets water from different sources. Many times, breaches happen in the canals and around 200 MLD of water supply stops for a few days. To avoid such situations, we are building a new weir on the Sabarmati River," said Pravin Patel, Standing Committee Chairman, AMC. He added, "For the optimum usage of water, we are planning to construct the weir near the Indira bridge in Kotarpur. This water can be treated at the Kotarpur water works, so it would be cost effective as well. We have allotted Rs 10 crore for the same and the state government has given us permission for it." Change in design of Riverfront Phase II Pravin Patel said that the AMC is considering changes in the design of the second phase of Sabarmati ...
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Bisalpur dam level a cause for concern 21.4.2018 DNA: India
Drinking water supply in Jaipur hinges on Bisalpur dam completely. This has been the situation after Ramgarh dam dried up, prompting the government to initiate water connection from the former. But the alarming fact is that besides Bisalpur dam, there is no other source of drinking water for the city. And in the event of the Bisalpur dam drying up, the city would be left high and dry, literally. During monsoon last year, the Bisalpur dam was not completely filled up and currently, the water level in the dam is low. With the current level of water, the city’s water needs can last till October 2018. However, if the monsoon remains weak this year, the ripple effect (of water shortage) will take place in summer next year. Despite the high court order, the government could not make the Ramgarh dam operational even though 70% of the capital is in the Dark Zone. All the dams lying around the city of Jaipur are dry and the ground level of the city is rapidly falling. Bisalpur dam located in Tonk district is the ...
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With summer, water woes return 21.4.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 20 With the advent of summer, city residents have started facing a shortage of water despite the fact that the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation has been claiming of providing round-the-clock water supply this season. In many parts of the city, residents complained of low water pressure and also of not getting supply as per schedule. The problem started five to seven days ago. At some places, the water supply is stopped at 7.45 am or 8.30 am. Even in the evening, water is supplied from 5.45 pm to 6 pm. Those living on upper floors of houses are not getting proper water supply. Whereas, in October last year, the MC had declared to provide water from 3 am to 9 am and 5.30 pm to 9 pm. “We live on the ground floor but face low water pressure. The water supply does not reach even the first floor. In the morning, water is supplied from 5 am to 8. 30 am,” Dr GC Bansal, a retired professor and a resident of Sector 18. Rakesh Kanojia, a resident of Sector 22, said, “The ...
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11 items on agenda to be tabled today 21.4.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Bathinda, April 19 A total of 11 agenda items worth Rs 3.25 crore will be discussed at the General House meetings of the Municipal Corporation of Bathinda on Friday. Surprisingly, giving the go-by to developmental works, the agenda items focus on office work, including extending the term of sanitation workers, who have been working on contract, by six months. The extension may cost the civic body Rs 43.65 lakh. Despite being opposed by Congress as well as SAD-BJP councillors at the last House meeting, the issue of spending money on development in a colony being planned by a private builder has also been included on the list. The agenda of development works in a private builder’s project had raised many eyebrows and a demand to constitute a sub-committee to look into the matter was raised as the MC is facing a fund crunch. Councillors had also objected to the alacrity with which the civic body is willing to take up developmental works in a private colony. The MC may have put several ...
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Scarcity to end soon as water released into canal 21.4.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Bathinda, April 19 The water shortage woes, which had hit the city due to Sirhind canal closure, may end soon as water has been released into the canal. It also started flowing into the Bathinda section of the canal on Thursday evening. The shortage of water, however, may prevail in some areas of the city for at least two more days as it will take a few days to supply adequate water to all households and other establishments. Meanwhile, residents of several areas are still reeling under a shortage of water. Residents of Nita Street near Mehna Chowk on Thursday staged a protest against officials of the civic body. Protesters Rajni, Santosh, Prem Lata and other ladies of the area said despite bringing the problem to the notice of the authorities concerned, they had not tried to make any alternate arrangement to address their issues. Malkit Kaur and Rani Kaur, residents of Gurukul Road area near Jogi Nagar, also expressed unhappiness over water shortage. They said for the past 10 days, ...
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Apple says hello to Daisy, a robot used to recycle 200 iPhone devises per hour 20.4.2018 DNA: Top News
Apple unveiled a robot called Daisy to take apart junked iPhone models and recover valuable materials that can be recycled ahead of Earth Day, the company said in a release. The company also announced that for every handset received at Apple stores and its website through the Apple GiveBack programme till April 30, it will make a donation to a non-profit organisation called Conservation International. “Conservation International uses science, policy and partnerships to protect the natural world people rely on for food, fresh water and livelihood. Founded in 1987, the organisation works in more than 30 countries on six continents to ensure a healthy, prosperous planet,” the website added in its report. With Apple GiveBack programme and Daisy support, the company aims to move closer to a day when it will make its products using "only recycled or renewable materials." Created through years of R&D, Daisy incorporates revolutionary technology based on Apple’s learnings from Liam, its first disassembly robot ...
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Odisha dam poses water supply threat to NMDC plant in Chhattisgarh 20.4.2018 Latest News
Chhattisgarh govt flags concerns to Centre, as the proposed dam will lower water level in Sabri river; state will not be able to meet commitment of assured supply to NMDC plant
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Apple to donate to mark Earth Day 20.4.2018 Free Press Journal: Technology
San Francisco: In its mission to create a healthier planet through innovation, Apple on Friday announced
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Plastics ban calls for deliberation, not draconian measures 20.4.2018 Downtoearth
While a plastic-free society may sound good, issues like lack of alternatives to banned products and potential threats to livelihoods of millions need to be factored in while framing policies
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Eco-sensitive regions could see flurry of construction activity as draft CRZ notification suggests 20.4.2018 Downtoearth
The new notification allows construction of hotels and beach resorts within 50 metres of the shorelines
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Maharashtra: Four farmers from Parbhani district attempt to commit suicide 20.4.2018 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai: Disappointed with the district administration, which had ignored the demand of villagers to probe
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Maharashtra: As brand new toilets stay shut, ODF status for Nandurbar only on paper 20.4.2018 Front Page – The Indian Express
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Yamuna water: SC summons chief secretaries of Delhi, Haryana 20.4.2018 PTI: All news
Yamuna water: SC summons chief secretaries of Delhi, Haryana
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Praja foundation report: Complaints on civic issues rise by 49% 20.4.2018 Mumbai – The Indian Express
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