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Metro project: Cal HC gives permission to move tunnel-boring machine up to 5 metres 19.11.2019 PTI: All news
Metro project: Cal HC gives permission to move tunnel-boring machine up to 5 metres
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Sand mining mafia open fire at police 13.11.2019 The Asian Age | Home
The sand mafias, however, identified them when they zeroed in the area and opened indiscriminate fire on them.
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Let's stop polluted Uttarakhand from going the Delhi way 13.11.2019 The Asian Age | Home
The rising level of pollution is not limited to Delhi or NCR only, but is also engulfing the hill state of Uttarakhand.
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Cops attacked by sand mafia 13.11.2019

Bhopal: A group of sand mining mafia on Tuesday opened fire on a team of policemen and forest officers when the latter launched operation against them in river bank city of Morena in Madhya Pradesh.

According to Morena district additional superintendent of police Ashutosh Bogri, around 100 policemen and forest officers raided the bank of Chambal river in Morena following Intelligence inputs on illegal sand mining in the area by the sand mafias.

The policemen and forest officers chose to travel in dumpers to the spot to avoid attention of the sand mafias, thus denying them to escape.

The sand mafias, however, identified them when they zeroed in on the area and opened indiscriminate fire on them. The police also resorted to retaliatory fire leading to brief exchange of fire between them. No one was however injured in the incident.

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Ariyalur barrage to benefit Thanjai also: Thamarai S Rajendran 9.11.2019
Ariyalur: The proposed barrage across the river Kollidam at Thuthoor village in Ariyalur district will help not only the people of that district but also people of adjoining Thanjavur district, according to Tamil Nadu government"s chief whip Thamarai S. Rajendran. Mr. Rajendran told newsmen at Thuthoor, after inspecting the site for the proposed barrage along with Dr K. Satyagopal, chairman and managing director Tamil Nadu Water Resources Conservation and Rivers Restoration Corporation, Ariyalur collector Ms.T. Rathna and others, said the proposed barrage will connect Thuthoor in Ariyalur district and Vazkkai in Thanjavur district and people of the two districts could thus save travel time. He said the proposed barrage will also help to irrigate about 10,000 acres of dry and wet lands besides improving the ground water potential which resulted in the water level in the borewells and other wells will be raised. He said the government has sanctioned Rs 23 lakh for land survey and conducting soil test ...
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Delhi choking: Bengaluru need not learn the hard way 7.11.2019
Think air pollution is Delhi's problem? Don't hold your breath! Bengaluru's air pollution levels are drifting steadily towards the danger mark too. Vehicles are the largest contributors to emissions and the volume of traffic rises every year. Bengaluru has other problems too - solid waste management is abysmal, groundwater is contaminated and the few lakes that remain are filled with toxic waste and sewage. Public policy is focussed on accommodating cars, which is not sustainable, as more roads and flyovers are added to the melee. We need a new approach to urban planning, one that focusses on a robust public transport system, buses and a more pedestrian oriented, cycle-friendly approach., reports Aksheev Thakur With the air quality index (AQI) worsening in the national capital region and the towns of Uttar Pradesh, there is now growing concern if Bengaluru is following suit.  With the number of vehicles in the city crossing 75 lakhs,  the urban infrastructure has squeezed the ...
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Health crisis in Delhi, is Bengaluru heading the same way? 7.11.2019
"Don"t you feel ashamed that flights are being diverted and citizens are not safe even in their homes?" The Supreme Court came down heavily on the state governments for their inability to curb stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana as air quality levels in Delhi hit dangerous lows. "It is better not to be in Delhi," the apex court had said on Friday, expressing despair over air pollution and traffic congestion. Delhi, it said, "has become like gas chamber." 9,100 people died in the this "gas chamber" last year in Delhi. The AQI continues to worsen, breaching the 999 mark in several areas. After countless warnings, social media campaigns and heartfelt appeals, the Delhi government has failed the people, who wake up now to a thick blanket of smog. Crackers burned during the Diwali festivities only added to their woes. "Agro-ecological crisis" The green revolution was an unqualified success, giving India much-needed food security. It led to ...
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Dumping in Vrishabhavathi: Land mafia threatens Bangalore University professor 5.11.2019
BENGALURU: Once a pristine river, Vrishabhavathi is now referred to as Kengri Mori (drain) as the onslaught of real estate mafia has reduced it to a small, polluted channel. Rampant dumping of debris into the water body, which flows through Bangalore University, and lack of action by BBMP authorities has turned it into a drain. "The real reason is the entry of untreated sewage from BDA layouts, private residences and Peenya Industrial Estate over the last 30 years. The SWD has been deliberately narrowed to allow construction. The norms of buffer zone are also being ignored completely," said Prof. T.J. Renuka Prasad from the Department of Geology, Bangalore University and coordinator of biodiversity park at the university. Prof. Prasad was threatened physically when he stopped the entry of tractors into the campus to dump debris. "Lorries and tractors are paid Rs 500-1,000 for each load and when I stopped them they said that the land was theirs. I have written to the BBMP to take action, ...
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NGT directs Jal Board, DPCC to submit report on illegal extraction of groundwater 2.11.2019 PTI: All news
NGT directs Jal Board, DPCC to submit report on illegal extraction of groundwater
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Winds of climate change blow across South Asia 29.10.2019
The India-Pakistan enmity is possibly the world"s most intractable and obdurate, with a mutual misreading of history made extremely volatile with the brandishing of nuclear weapons. Despite having two giant militaries at each others" throats, the more immediate existential challenges that India and Pakistan face are related to how climate change and misuse of common natural resources have combined to confront both together. It is not the militaries which will determine our fates, but the degree of cooperation the two nations can summon. Our problems are common and perhaps India and Pakistan will find the good sense to act together? Looking at the climate change challenges Pakistan and India face together, collective action — as unlikely as it seems — may just be what is needed to secure the lives and livelihoods of future generations. According to climate researchers at Germanwatch, Pakistan ranks eighth on the Global Climate Risk Index, with over 145 catastrophic events — ...
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SC notice to Centre, others on plea for ban on dumping of fly ash in water bodies of MP's Singrauli 26.10.2019 PTI: All news
SC notice to Centre, others on plea for ban on dumping of fly ash in water bodies of MP's Singrauli
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BWSSB calls for integrated authority to treat water 25.10.2019
BENGALURU: BWSSB chairman Tushar Girinath on Thursday said a unified and an integrated authority is the need of the hour to ensure sustainable and equitable distribution of water in the city. Participating in a panel discussion organized by Citizen Matters, in collaboration with Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy, he said "since Bellandur and Varthur lakes are major indicators of city"s sewage health covering around 40% of our geography of the city all our energy is concentrated on ensuring that both these lakes are properly rejuvenated."  In the process, BWSSB is planning to pump around 150mlt of sewage to the newly constructed STP at K&C valley. With respect to appropriate drain connection system, Tushar highlighted, "The bigger challenge is the people"s apathy towards drains and manholes. Manholes and drains are considered as dumping yards. It is in response to this negligence that BWSSB has initiated the rehabilitation move where major lines carrying drains are being ...
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CBI to quiz Prajapati in UP mining scam probe 23.10.2019 The Asian Age | Home
Sources said the case pertained to the alleged irregularities in the allocation of sand mining leases in Saharanpur.
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Workshop on smart and sustainable cities 17.10.2019 The Assam Tribune
Workshop on smart and sustainable cities
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Dewatered lakes will cause water shortage 15.10.2019
Hyderabad: The government"s attempt to dewater city lakes could affect replenishment of aquifers and leave the city short of groundwater in the summer. The lakes are being dewatered for Mission Kakatiya. Experts like Dr B.V. Subba Rao said lakes are the best for continuous replenishment of the aquifers. Since water was not allowed into the lakes, the city could face a difficult summer. "The government and its civic bodies have been bleeding the city dry by dewatering the lakes. The city cannot collect more rainwater that has run off from the roads," Dr Rao told Deccan Chronicle. He added that the city was facing a problem of severe inundation problem because the nalas that feed into the lakes have been blocked. The lakes are being starved at a time when a report from the Niti Aayog, a government think tank, has noted that Hyderabad is among the cities that would run out of groundwater by 2020. The current rate of exploitation in the Hyderabad district is over 300 per cent. An official ...
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Hyderabad: Man convicted for illegal sand-mining 11.10.2019
Hyderabad: A 28-year-old farmer, arrested on the charges of illegal sand transportation, was convicted by a court in Ibrahimpatnam on Thursday. The farmer was directed to undergo two years  rigorous imprisonment and pay Rs 1,000 towards fine for illegally transporting two tonnes of sand. On July 26, 2017, a case was registered by Yacharam police against one K. Madhusudhan Reddy of Battugudem village in Nalgonda district based on a complaint from a revenue official that the former was caught transporting sand illeally from Manthangowrelli village. Reddy was stopped on the outskirts of the village when he was heading from Bhanu thanda in a lorry and about two tonnes of sand were seized. Later, during police investigation, it was found that Reddy was collecting sand from illegally from a canal and selling it to the public. The Rachakonda police said that a case was registered against Madhusudhan Reddy under sections 379 of IPC, section 3 of the PDPP Act and section 21 (I) of the MMDAR Act, and the case ...
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'First conserve, then consume': Mumbai man sets up novel way to save water 9.10.2019 The Asian Age | Home
He explained that the process can keep a check on the various problem that an urban and coastal city like Mumbai faces.
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Expert moots radical changes in system to get rid of flash floods 9.10.2019 The Assam Tribune
Expert moots radical changes in system to get rid of flash floods
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NASA’s Curiosity Rover finds evidence of an ancient lake on Mars 8.10.2019 Technology – The Indian Express
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NGT slaps Rs 9.16 cr fine over illegal sand mining in Rampur 8.10.2019 PTI: All news
NGT slaps Rs 9.16 cr fine over illegal sand mining in Rampur
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