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15 of 26 India-Israel farm projects operational; rest to start next year 28.6.2017 Business Standard: Economy & Policy
Modi's visit to dwell on water conservation, Israel's expertise in desalination may also be tapped
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Levels of arsenic, lead in city drinking water very high: study 28.6.2017 The Assam Tribune
Levels of arsenic, lead in city drinking water very high: study
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Froth in lake: Residents say toxic, pollution board claims detergent 28.6.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Froth in lake: Residents say toxic, pollution board claims detergent
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Nestle to buy back $21 billion in its own stock by 2020 28.6.2017

New York: Nestle says it plans to spend about $21 billion to buy its own stock in the next three years as the food and beverage giant seeks to boost shareholder value.

The Swiss food and beverage giant also said Tuesday that that after a review of its wide-ranging business, it will mostly focus on high-growth areas, such as coffee, pet care, baby food and bottled water.

Nestle says it may adjust its portfolio of brands to fit in with its new strategy. Earlier this month, the company said it may sell its US candy business, which makes the Butterfinger and Crunch bars.

The moves come after news reports this week said that activist shareholder Third Point was pushing Nestle to sell its stake in French cosmetics company L'Oreal.

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Half of water samples fail test in Muktsar district 28.6.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Muktsar, June 27 The results of the water samples tested by the health authorities in Muktsar district show that the residents here are at a risk of contracting waterborne diseases. Of the total 45 water sample reports came so far this year, 23 have failed to clear the “potability” test. These samples were of underground water, canal water and reverse osmosis (RO) water being used in schools, other public and private places, including eateries in the district. Health Department officials said 15 water samples were lifted in January and five of them failed the test. Similarly, 10 water samples were taken in April and six of them failed the test. Further, 20 water samples were lifted in May and 12 of them failed the purity test. The report of 10 water samples lifted this month is awaited. Muktsar district has the perennial problem of waterlogging and the salinity level of underground water is much higher than the other neighbouring districts. At some places the TDS level of water is ...
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200 ill as diarrhoea strikes 28.6.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 27 As many as 200 persons have fallen prey to diarrhoea outbreak in ward numbers 9 and 10 of Phillaur. The outbreak has also claimed the life of resident Suresh Rani (50) in ward number 9. Rani died on Saturday due to vomiting and loose motions. People of several streets across both wards have been taken ill due to the outbreak. Among areas hit by the outbreak include Mohalla Malaha, Uchi Gheti, Mohalla Sheikhan, among others. While the outbreak was reportedly caused by sewerage water mixing with the clean water supply, the contamination caused due to this gave rise to the outbreak in the area. As many as 40 water connections were also cut in the area by teams of the sewerage board today, owing to concerns regarding the mixing of the contaminated water. While Member of Parliament, Jalandhar, Chaudhary Santokh Singh, visited the wards yesterday, it was after a magisterial inquiry was marked by him in the matter to the Deputy Commissiner that various departments sprung ...
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Devinagar citizens worry over toxic groundwater 28.6.2017
Hyderabad: Alleged gross negligence of the municipality is causing residents of Devinagar anxiety over the quality of water they are forced to consume. Residents claim that the Ramakrishnapuram Lake is contaminated and now with the rains, this contamination has seeped into the groundwater.   When the borewell motors are switched on, an inexplicable and terrible foul smell emanates from the water. While they await municipal action on this, residents are using bleaching powder to combat the foul smell and discoloration.  Says Devinagar resident T. Madhusudhan Rao, "I had alerted the GHMC last week about the foul smell of the groundwater. They checked the manholes near my house, suspecting them to be clogged and even checked for leakage of sewage drains, but there was nothing. The lake has polluted the groundwater", he said. For the last couple of weeks, the lake water has been frothing, evidently from some effluents released into it recently. Says area corporator K. Sridevi ...
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Experts find new strain of cholera that spreads faster 28.6.2017
Hyderabad: Forty-five strains of "vibrio" cholera were isolated from 10 different places in India and their genetic modules compared to the Haitian strain, which was responsible for the outbreak of cholera in 2010 in Haiti.   The latter showed that the disease was virulent and severe. Cholera strikes in the rainy season as human and animal waste mixes with the water and finds its way into drinking water. There are sporadic cases of cholera which are reported in the city every year. The patient requires rehydration as the body loses out completely on water. The patient can have more than 50 stools and severe diarrhea. If timely medical help is not provided, it can even be fatal. The new strain does not lead to sporadic cases, but attacks groups of people, which is why it is stated to be virulent. The samples were taken from sewage treatment plants in Hyderabad and 16 strains were isolated, showing that that there was a gene mutation. The new strain of vibrio cholera showed that it had ...
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Kaul Singh inaugurates drinking water scheme 28.6.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Mandi, June 27 Health Minister Kaul Singh Thakur said Rs 501.48 lakh would be spent on drinking water schemes in his constituency at Drang in the district during the current financial year. The minister today inaugurated a drinking water scheme at Neri village under Gram Panchayat Tandu at a cost of Rs 44 lakh. He also inaugurated the Bijni-Nari road and the Bhatog-Hyun link road. Addressing a public meeting in Neri village, the minister stated that with the completion of this scheme, about 500 inhabitants of Neri, Upper and lower Maigal villages would get drinking water facilities. He added that 18 drinking water schemes were under progress, which will provide drinking water facility to the habitants of 19 villages. He said that 261 hand pumps were functional in the area out of which 97 had been provided during the Congress regime. A target of installing 20 new hand pumps this year has been achieved. The construction work of Katindi lifting drinking water scheme was in the final ...
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Three of five water samples fail test 28.6.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, June 27 Three out of five water samples taken from Giaspura area, where diarrhoea cases were detected, have failed the test. Two samples passed the test, while in three, the presence of E Coli was detected. E Coli is a type of fecal coliform bacteria commonly found in the intestines of animals and humans. The presence of E Coli in water is an indication of sewage or animal waste contamination in drinking water. Meanwhile, 10 stool samples were also collected but these tested negative for cholera. District Epidemiologist Dr Ramesh said three out of five water samples have failed the test and have been found contaminated. “Presence of E Coli has been confirmed in the tests,” he said. Today 35 new patients were detected and admitted to the hospital. Some were discharged after getting the first aid, while 24 were admitted to the hospital. District Epidemiologist Dr Ramesh said today 1,261 houses were visited by the health teams and 1,314 chlorine tablets and 207 ORS packets ...
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Unused borewells pose grave threat to people 28.6.2017 Hindu: Home
Over 50,000 defunct wells remain uncapped in Prakasam
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Residents complain about water quality in the city 28.6.2017 Hindu: Tiruchirapalli
54 diarrhoea cases reported; Commissioner asks officials to check quality
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L&T Construction wins orders worth Rs 2,552 crore 27.6.2017 Business Standard: Companies & Industry
India-based multinational L&T on Tuesday said its construction arm has bagged orders worth Rs 2,552 crore across various business segments.
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Northeast still under flood fury 27.6.2017 Hindu: News
With the flood situation in Assam and Mizoram still grim, officials in other northeastern States are on red alert since water levels in major rivers may increase any time with the rains. As Assam is ...
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Rise in cases of diarrhoea, dehydration in Delhi hospitals 27.6.2017 Delhi – The Indian Express
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Rise in cases of diarrhoea, dehydration in Delhi hospitals 27.6.2017 DNA: Health
Hospitals like Safdarjung, Sir Ganga Ram, Ram Manohar Lohia and Lok Nayak Hospital have reported almost 25-30 per cent increase in patients in the out-patients departments (OPDs).
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India’s wells are running dry, fast 27.6.2017 Downtoearth
Hit by weak monsoons, India faces unprecedented water shortages
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All basic facilities should be available in rural areas 27.6.2017 Central Chronicle » Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal : Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that cent per cent redressal of problems... more »
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Hyderabad lake goes Bellandur way, toxic foam can gush into taps | Hyderabad News - Times of India 27.6.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Hyderabad lake goes Bellandur way, toxic foam can gush into taps | Hyderabad News - Times of India
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Abandoned borewell poses threat to residents 27.6.2017 Hindu: News
A borewell near Ketti sunk by the town panchayat to supply water to the residents nearby is posing a threat to people, as it has not been closed properly after the work on it was abandoned. Locals liv...
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