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13 new agricultural heritage landscapes designated by FAO 19.4.2018 Downtoearth
The new sites are in China, Japan, Egypt, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Portugal, Spain and Sri Lanka
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Agricultural heritage sites join ancient wisdom with modern adaptation 19.4.2018 Downtoearth
Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System sites can teach us how our ancestors found ways to craft viable landscapes even in very austere environments for centuries
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Bombay High Court bars MCA from using water from Pavana dam for maintaining Pune ground for IPL matches 19.4.2018 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai: In what can have a direct impact on eight IPL matches, which are slated to be played in Pune,
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Study to implement 24x7 drinking water supply project begins 19.4.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Civic body to replace distribution pipelines for over 1,000 km.
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Sealing: Task force to examine safety of buildings, Centre tells SC 19.4.2018 PTI: All news
Sealing: Task force to examine safety of buildings, Centre tells SC
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No August Kranti 19.4.2018 DNA: India
It will only be at the end of Summers that round the clock water supply is expected to be commissioned at four areas of the city. The project works have been completed in most of the areas, however, there is not enough water to meet the demand.It is thus by month of August that the 24X7 water supply is expected to commence, just in time before assembly elections. “Most of the project works are complete and testing have commenced in certain parts, yet, the supply remains short to meet the demand,” says a senior officer at Public Health and Engineering Department. According to the department officials the works for software development, metre replacement and repair of reservoir have been completed. Works for laying supply lines have also been completed in most areas. However, the department ‘officially’ deny of water scarcity to be a reason for the delay. “Except for Banipark area, work orders for rest of the covered area were to be completed by the month of August,” claims additional chief engineer, ...
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No toll booths, sand mining, contracts: TMC pledge for Panchayat candidates 19.4.2018 Front Page – The Indian Express
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Rural areas of Maharashtra open-defecation free, says government 19.4.2018 Front Page – The Indian Express
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Task force on illegal buildings will look at hospitals, schools too: Centre tells SC 19.4.2018 Delhi – The Indian Express
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France to help make city leader in livability, innovation: Envoy 19.4.2018 The Tribune
The French connection of the City Beautiful continues. From being designed by Le Corbusier to meeting the challenges of the Smart City Mission, Chandigarh is relying on technical support from France to emerge as a leader in livability, sustainability, equality and innovation. In an exclusive interview with The Tribune, a day before he arrives in Chandigarh on Wednesday, the Ambassador of France to India, Alexandre Ziegler, said the Smart City Mission had spurred Chandigarh to create a new vision for its urban future. Mobility and basic services would be the salient and cross-cutting aspects of this vision. Excerpts from the interview: The decision to help develop three smart cities in India — Chandigarh, Nagpur and Puducherry — was taken during the visit of the then President Francois Hollande in 2016. What parts of the agreements have moved beyond paper? French experts have been travelling regularly to Chandigarh, Delhi, Nagpur and Puducherry for providing technical assistance for the past three years. ...
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Malaria knocks at city’s door 19.4.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 17 With the onset of summer season, cases of malaria and diarrhoea have started surfacing in the densely populated areas of the city. While the city has witnessed its first malaria case in Mani Majra, there is a spurt in diarrhoea cases in Sanjay Labour colony. Rani was busy drying clothes at Sanjay Labour colony. When asked about the source of water, she indicated towards a pit. People have punctured the water pipe. Similar holes have been created in the government pipes supplying portable water in Colony No. 4. “This pipe is the only source of water for hundreds of residents living in the colony. We drink, take bath and wash our clothes here,” said Rani. Due to these punctures, sewerage water is getting mixed with portable water and leading to rise in diarrhoea cases. “A majority of the people in our area are down with diarrhoea. Visit the dispensary and you will find residents complaining of stomach ache and loss of appetite,” said Sunita, a resident of Sanjay ...
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MLA launches drive to help farmers 19.4.2018 The Tribune
Our Correspondent Hoshiarpur, April 18 As the Rabi season is on full swing, MLA Chabbewal, Dr Raj Kumar has taken an initiative to know and solve problems being faced by farmers. He has launched a drive ‘Mandi Vich Manji’ to help farmers and arhtiyas of his constituency. ‘Manji’, the traditional cot, is a symbol of relief after hard work and by ‘Mandi Vich Manji’ his motive is to provide farmers and other visitors, the comfort and relief at the mandi. Dr Raj visited Chabbewal mandi to take account of the arrangements and initiated the drive on Wednesday. He has spent a part of his salary to provide manjis, cold drinking water and first aid box at the mandi. One medical or para-medical staff will also be available during the daytime and an ambulance will be there for 24 hours. Dr Raj, with the help of concerned authorities, has also arranged for a fire brigade van to be stranded at Mahilpur to serve all three mandis of Chabbewal constituency, if needed. He has given a personal helpline No on which he can ...
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Water for Gahunje stadium for IPL: HC asks state not to decide on MCA agreement 19.4.2018 India – The Indian Express
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Untreated sewage takes toll on river waters 19.4.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Patiala, April 18 The state has failed miserably to protect and maintain the quality of its river waters with untreated sewage finding its way into the water bodies. Ludhiana continues to be the major defaulter. The paucity of funds is a major impediment in setting up sewage treatment plants (STPs) and their effective working. As a result, most civic bodies continue to discharge untreated waste directly into the rivers. At present, 87 STPs are operational in 67 cities of the state and only 15 meet the water quality norms after treatment primarily due to limited funds to run these STPs. As per records obtained from the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB), a majority of the 87 STPs are not functioning due to the shortage of funds with the Local Bodies Department, while many are unable to meet the set norms due to poor upkeep. It is further revealed that 99 cities are yet to set up an STP. The major cities that are polluting water channels include Jalandhar, Amritsar, Zirakpur, Mohali ...
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Politicians believe that when and where the water flows, the votes will follow 19.4.2018 Hindu: Home
Sitting MLAs and their political rivals are vying with each other to provide drinking water in their constituencies
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‘STF to examine buildings’ safety’ 19.4.2018 Hindu: Home
To also oversee enforcement of laws to deal with encroachments in the Capital
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Impose fine on those spitting, defecating in public places: Lekhi 19.4.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service New Delhi, April 18 The authorities concerned should impose penalty on people spitting, defecating and littering public places in the city, said BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi while inaugurating a workshop, Capacity Building on Star Rating of Garbage Free Cities. She emphasised on use of traditional utensils than that of plastic. Plastic plates, cups, glasses and other things not only chock the drains, but also cause cancer. The municipal bodies do not work in planned manner. They just collect garbage and dump it to the landfill sites which is a total waste of energy. It can be used for generating bio-gas by setting up bio-methanisation plants nearby eateries, hotels and restaurants. Tree leaves can also be used for generating gas, said Lekhi addressing the participants at workshop organised jointly by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and the New Delhi Municipal Council. Construction waste should be scientifically disposed of to prevent air as well as water pollution, she ...
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High Court seeks status report on forest encroachments in Kotkhai area 19.4.2018 The Tribune
Legal Correspondent Shimla, April 18 Expressing concern over the raising apple orchards by encroaching upon government land in the Kotkhai area of Shimla, the High Court on Wednesday directed the Tehsildar to file fresh status report informing the court about the factual position of encroachments made on the forest land. While passing this direction, a division bench comprising acting Chief Justice Sanjay Karol and Justice Tarlok Singh Chauhan listed the matter for further hearing on May 2. The court passed this order on a petition taken up suo moto by the court as a Public Interest Litigation on a letter written to the Chief Justice by a resident of Chaithala village in Kotkhai tehsil, Shimla district.It was alleged in the letter that around 40 residents of Chaithala, Nagpuri Chaithala, Karewag Chaithala and Sevag Chaitala villages in Shimla district have raised apple orchards on around 500 bighas of government land. They have felled Deodar trees on the government land and raised orchards. Some of them ...
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180-MW hydropower project coming up in Holi 19.4.2018 The Tribune
Our Correspondent Bharmour, April 18 The GMR Group is constructing the 180-MW Bajoli Holi hydro power project on the Ravi river. Project Director SP Bansal said: “The GMR Varalakshmi Foundation, which is a corporate social responsibility arm of the GMR Group, is at present working in 33 villages of five panchayats of Holi.” Bansal said the GMRVF had facilitated 408 medical camps and benefitted 4,459 persons this year, besides two health centres at Deol and Gharounda provided primary health facilities, first-aid and counseling to 1,535 persons. He said 182 outreach health camps provided free medicines and counseling to high-altitude areas, benefitting 1,619 persons. “X-ray and ECG facilities have been provided to the Holi Community Health Centre and 1,173 patients have benefited so far,” Bansal said. Recently, four school toilets were renovated and it benefitted 483 children. Seventeen are being enrolled in degree courses. Bansal said 105 students of Sutkar, Kuleth and Holi government primary schools had ...
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Now get meals on order during train journey 18.4.2018 The Shillong Times
GUWAHATI: To provide facilities of meals of their choice during train journey, 13 (thirteen) service providers have been engaged by IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) in eight station of N.F. Railway. These eight stations are Katihar, Kishanganj, New Jalpaiguri, New Bongaigaon, Guwahati, Lumding, Dimapur and New Tinsukia. The system is known as E-catering. […]
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