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No new taxes in AMC's Rs6,550 cr draft budget 20.1.2018 DNA: Popular News
Ahmedabad civic chief Mukesh Kumar presented on Friday the draft budget worth Rs 6,500 crore for the 2018-19 fiscal. No increase in taxes has been introduced while the main focus has been on seamless traffic management. Briefing media persons on his draft budget, Kumar said the thrust would be on a clean and secure Ahmedabad. "There will be no rise in civic taxes this year. Our main aim is to provide better amenities such as good roads, drainage lines and drinking water supply; 46 per cent allocation will be made for this purpose from the total budget," Kumar said. "We are working on a new parking policy called on-street parking policy. It will have the pay and park facility. A multi-storeyed parking space has been proposed along the SG Highway," the commissioner noted. Jantri may return While the tax burden would remain unchanged, the Jantri-based tax relief has been recalled this year. Jantri is the government document that specifies the market price of land and buildings and the stamp duty is decided ...
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Neer-athon: A run to save our water bodies 20.1.2018
Bengaluru: There"s a lot that rural visits and outreach programmes can do for college students. Organising a 10-km run towards water conservation is a result of that, said Prof. Kiran Jeevan, Staff Co-ordinator of Wildlife Awareness and Conservation Club (WACC) and PRO at St Joseph"s College. The student members of WACC at the college have joined hands with concerned citizens and like-minded organisations of the city to organise a "Neer-athon" in the city on January 21.  The event upholds the necessity to educate the youth on efficient ways to conserve and use water, equip them to salvage depleting lakes and drying basins. Supporting the initiative is Dr Ayyappa Masagi, popularily known as "Water Gandhi" for his noteworthy contribution of constructing more than 700 lakes, told Deccan Chronicle, "Such an initiative taking form student brains itself shows how the younger generations have thought for the environment.  When young minds are brought together ...
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Make state open defecation-free: CM 20.1.2018 The Tribune

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 19

Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, while chairing a review meeting on the ongoing schemes, today directed the Water Supply and Sanitation Department to ensure that the state is open defecation-free (ODF) by March 31.

The state had already achieved the target in 13 districts, the Chief Minister said. The department needed to take steps to ensure clean drinking water for all, besides 24x7 water supply in 100 more villages annually.

Rural Development Minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa informed that online payment of water supply and sewerage bills would be launched on January 26.

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Dues not paid, PSPCL snaps 14 connections in Talwara 20.1.2018 The Tribune

Our Correspondent

Talwara (Hoshiarpur), Jan 19

In a bid to recover dues, the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has snapped 14 connections of public sector establishments in the Talwara region, including those related to officers, water supply schemes and Sewa Kendras.

On Friday, the PSPCL snapped nine connections, including that of Sewa Kendras and government departments. Similar action was taken against four such institutions last evening.

SDO Varun Chadda said out of the total 13 connections snapped in the last 24 hours, nine were of Sewa Kendras. Other connections snapped were included that of the Naib Tehsildar, Talwara office, and the patwar work station.

Prior to this, the connections of government dispensary in Datarpur, water supply scheme of Redu Patti, water supply of Labber, besides some Sewa Kendras were snapped last evening.

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Giving smart schools a run for their money 20.1.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Karnal, January 19 In a bid to set up a student-friendly environment, the panchayat of Haibatpur village in Karnal has put in special efforts at its government primary school to give it a totally different picture. Smart classroom, computer education, library, brightly painted classroom and green park with swings are the result of efforts of the sarpanch, panches and residents of the village, who have been contributing their lot in shaping the school at a par with private schools. The panchayat has also set up a mini-compost plant for organic manure and installed water-recharging system for water conservation. The facility of filtered water is also available for students. The school has recorded an increase in the number of students from 30 in the last academic session to 45 at present. It has also secured the first prize in block-level Mukhyamantri School Sondriyakaran Yojana and is now in the race for the district-level prize. The panchayat members have planned to install a solar ...
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Water supply to illegal buildings sought 20.1.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Amritsar, January 19 Acting on the demanded of hotel owners in the walled city, the Department of Local Bodies has written to the Municipal Commissioner (MC) for the restoration of water and sewer connections to under-construction establishments. The water and sewerage connection was snapped after the intervention of the Punjab and Haryana High Court (HC). The Department of Local Bodies has written to the MC with reference to the recent amendments in the Amritsar Walled City (Recognition and Uses) Act 2016. The MC had demanded applications from hoteliers to get their establishments regularised under the Amritsar Walled City Act. As many as 214 persons had applied for it. Meanwhile, the MC has issued notices to 13 illegal ongoing constructions on the directions of the HC. MC Commissioner Sonali Giri said, “The applicants have been demanding restoration of water and sewerage connection with the reference to the recent amendments in the Amritsar walled City Act. We have written to ...
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Vaishno Devi : Floral offerings to be turned into incense 20.1.2018 The Tribune
Devinder Thakur Katra, January 19 Offering flowers at shrines is a religious ritual as they are considered a symbol of devotion and reverence. To respect their sanctity, flowers are mostly discarded in rivers, thus causing a devastating effect on the ecosystem of water bodies. Keeping this in mind, the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board has begun a start-up to recycle flowers offered at the shrine and turn them into incense sticks. Additional Chief Executive Officer, shrine board, Anshul Garg said the board was working on innovative clean technologies to save the environment by effective recycling and reuse of waste. In addition, it provides a source of income to unemployed women, Garg said. He said the board had decided to use flowers offered and used in decorating the shrine for preparing incense sticks. He said this would provide employment to women in nearby villages. He said the project at present was in its initial stage. “We are working over it,” he said. President, Hotel and Restaurant ...
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25-fold rise in water tariff; city may not feel the pinch 20.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Beer, cold drinks likely to get costlier; private townships to be charged five-fold
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63 officials found absent during check 20.1.2018 The Tribune
Mansa, January 19 Mansa Deputy Commissioner Dharam Pal Gupta today ordered checks to see punctuality among government servants deputed in different departments across the district. As many as 63 officials were found absent from duty without any written or verbal communication to the office head concerned. The check was conducted by four teams in all government departments. These teams were headed by Assistant Commissioner Om Parkash, grade-1 superintendent Ramesh Bassi, grade-II superintendent Jagsir Singh and superintendent (revenue) Sushil Kumar. The teams reached government offices from 9 am to 9.30 am and noted down the names and designation of all government servants who were found absent. The Deputy Commissioner ordered strict action against erring officials. The list of the officials found absent from their offices during the surprise check included 12 employees of the office of the executive engineer of Canal Department, Jawaharke, five each of the Water Supply and Sanitation Department and ...
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Concerted effort to harvest rainwater in Hyderabad 19.1.2018 Hindu: Home
1000 structures to be constructed, community resource persons to be roped in to create awareness
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Farmers demand at least three more wettings 19.1.2018 Hindu: Home
To save standing paddy crop in double-crop area
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Bellandur ablaze. Again 19.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Two fires see residents, army and emergency personnel on tenterhooks
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Modi best doctor to treat diseases that grips India: Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal 19.1.2018
Panjim: Union minister Arjun Ram Meghwal on Friday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi may not have an MBBS degree but he certainly is the "best doctor" to treat the illnesses that plague the country. The Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation made the remarks during the ongoing MRAI International Indian Metals Recycling Conference at Panjim in Goa. "There were some other countries too which got Independence from the British rule in 1947. India, however, did not see the growth rate as it should have and that was because of six major diseases. No doubt, there has been development, but not at the speed which was desired of it," he told the conference. Meghwal said cleanliness, corruption, poverty, communalism, casteism and terrorism are the six diseases, identified by the Prime Minister that gripped the country and are responsible for its slow pace of growth. "Modiji has resolved to ensure the desired pace of growth for India," Meghwal ...
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Want to save trees? Check out these biodegradable pencils! 19.1.2018 Hindu: Youth
Edible food colours, fruit flavours and seeds. Here’s how Divya Shetty and Vishnu Vardhan of Coimbatore-based Plantcil are adding fresh flavour to the plant-a-pencil trend
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PM Modi ‘best doctor’ to cure India of major ‘diseases’: Arjun Meghwal 19.1.2018 India – The Indian Express
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Pencils that sprout 19.1.2018 Hindu: Youth
Edible food colours, fruit flavours and seeds. Here’s how Divya Shetty and Vishnu Vardhan of Coimbatore-based Plantcil are adding fresh flavour to the plant-a-pencil trend
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Manpower shortage hits PHED functioning 19.1.2018 The Assam Tribune
Manpower shortage hits PHED functioning
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Dry spell in HP: Jaundice outbreak threat looms large in 19.1.2018 PTI: All news
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Reservoirs drying fast, state to start water cuts 19.1.2018 DNA: Popular News
The Gujarat government has decided to reduce water supply in cities, towns and villages soon, with the state staring at an imminent water crisis because of the fast-drying reservoirs of the Narmada dam. Of the 4.5 million acre feet (MAF) water allocated from the Narmada river for use in Gujarat, only 1 MAF remains as 3.5 MAF water has already been utilised for drinking, irrigation and industrial purposes. Sixty-six per cent of its population is totally dependent on the Narmada water, Except South Gujarat, the entire state has been depending on the Naramada water, instead of local sources, for the past few years. The state government called an emergency meeting of ministers concerned and senior bureaucrats on Thursday to discuss the issue and decided to soon start water rationing. A senior bureaucrat said, "We are going to direct city and local authorities to impose water cuts in their areas. Cities such as Ahmedabad and Vadodara, which have other sources of water, will be directed to switch to their ...
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Cabbies to go on strike today, govt vows to thwart it 19.1.2018 Goa News – The Navhind Times
NT NETWORK   PANAJI/MARGAO/VASCO The state government is all geared up to frustrate  the statewide strike called by taxi drivers  on Friday, invoking the Goa Essential Services Maintenance Act, 1988 to ensure that basic utilities like electricity, water supply, health and public transport are provided smoothly. Section 144 has also been  imposed in the state ...
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