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Demand survey from Sept 1 19.8.2017 The Tribune
Chandigarh, August 18 The Punjab Department of Housing and Urban Development in conjunction with the Department of Local Government will carry out a demand survey from September 1 under the Punjab Shehri Awas Yojana (PSAY) to provide free housing to eligible houseless SC/BC urban families with an annual income less than Rs 3 lakh and subsidised housing/cheap home loans to eligible slum dwellers. Disclosing this here today, Additional Chief Secretary, Housing and Urban Development, Vini Mahajan said detailed eligibility conditions as per the PSAY guidelines would be mentioned in the demand survey form, which could be downloaded from www.puda.nic.in or could be obtained from the help desk counter of any civic body and sewa kendras in the state. The demand survey forms could be submitted at the respective civic body office from September 1 to 30. The applicants could upload their forms on the PMAY-MIS portal also, she said. Private firms — Oasis, Jayesh A Dalal and Savjani A&E Consultants — have already ...
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HC extends bail of 1984 riots convict 19.8.2017 The Tribune
New Delhi, August 18 The Delhi High Court today extended till August 24 the interim bail granted to a former Congress councillor, serving life term in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, to enable him to arrange funds for paying his lawyers. A Bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Anu Malhotra granted relief to Balwan Khokhar, who had sought extension of bail till October to finalise the sale of his properties. Initially, he was given interim bail on July 20, which was extended till August 8. His application for extension was moved as the interim bail was expiring today. Congress leader Sajjan Kumar had been acquitted in this case by the trial court, but Khokhar was convicted along with four others. Khokhar, retired naval officer Capt Bhagmal, Girdhari Lal and two others were held guilty in a case about the murder of five members of a family in Raj Nagar area of Delhi Cantonment on November 1, 1984, after the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. They had challenged their ...
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Don’t distort prayer: Takht to Namdharis 19.8.2017 The Tribune

Amritsar, August 18

Akal Takht has cautioned the Namdhari sect to refrain from violating the “rehat maryada” (religious tenets) by distorting the Sikh “aarti” (prayer) prescribed in Guru Granth Sahib.

This was the reaction of Akal Takht to a video clip which went viral on the social media showing a group of women followers performing “aarti” of Thakur Dalip Singh, head of the Namdhari sect.

Taking cognisance of it, Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh said it was against the principles of Sikhism, as described in Gurbani. — TNS

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CM vows to pursue state’s case for special incentives 19.8.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, August 18 Opposing the Centre’s decision to extend special incentives to hill states, Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh said today that he would pursue Punjab’s demand for extending similar incentives to the border areas and the Kandi belt. Speaking at the Punjab Kala Bhawan here after inaugurating an exhibition of the Photo Journalists Welfare Association, the Chief Minister said Kandi and border areas should be treated on a par with the hill states in terms of these incentives. On the probe into the sand mining auctions, the CM said no committee had been formed to examine Justice JS Narang’s report. “I’ve marked the report to the Chief Secretary, who may have involved other officials for studying its findings,” he said. Earlier, the Chief Minister after observing a two-minute silence in memory of award-winning photojournalist S Paul, announced a Running Trophy for the Best Photographer of the Year, to be presented in December every year. The three-day exhibition ...
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Capt’s nod to groundwater authority 19.8.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, August 18 Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Friday initiated the process of implementation of the Centre’s Incentivisation Scheme for Bridging Irrigation Gap (ISBIG). He gave in-principle approval to the establishment of a groundwater authority to tackle the state’s groundwater crisis. Chairing a high-level meeting to review the groundwater situation and discuss the implementation of the central scheme, the CM gave his concurrence to the state’s share of 40 per cent, amounting to Rs 3,448 crore against the total project cost of Rs 8,658 crore for Punjab. The scheme -- aimed at bridging the gap between Irrigation Potential Created (IPC) and Irrigation Potential Utilised (IPU) in India's completed water resources projects -- will provide better irrigation facilities to 1,249.257 lakh hectares of 12 canal commands falling in 21 districts of Punjab and benefitting nearly three lakh farming families. Punjab has the highest water exploitation rate and the maximum ...
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Marginal improvement in groundwater situation 19.8.2017 The Hindu - Tamil Nadu
Dependence on Metrowater tankers goes down after the recent rain
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24-hour power to farmers is fitting reply, says KTR 18.8.2017 Hindu: News
Farmers got a raw deal in unified Andhra Pradesh, he says
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Sustainable farming, the only way out 18.8.2017 HBL: Opinion
Climate smart agriculture as well as proper management of soil and water need priority attention
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Project Replenish: water tips from a gated community 18.8.2017 Hindu: Home
There recent spells of rain underline the importance of having rainwater harvesting systems in place much before the North-East Monsoon sets in. There may be something to be learnt from the water-management strategy of a residents’ association in South Chennai
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Audit carried out on Chitlapakkam lake 18.8.2017 Hindu: Home
Suggestions include segregation of waste collected from the waterbody and composting
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How a city can tackle floods 18.8.2017 Hindu: Home
Cleaning lakes and drains, adopting rainwater harvesting, adhering to building bylaws are a must. By S. Vishwanath
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Chennai tops state in rainfall, level of groundwater up 18.8.2017 TOI: Chennai
For perhaps the first time this month, Chennai on Thursday received the highest rainfall among the 32 districts in the state.
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Dolomite contaminated water inundation puts tea in Himalayan foothills under crisis 18.8.2017 ET: Agriculture
Flow of water, highly contaminated with dolomite from illegal mines in Bhutan, through rivers in Dooars region had always remained a concern for the local tea dependent economy.
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De-casting: Criminal case filed on villager 18.8.2017
Vijayawada: The rift between the revenue officials and Pamarru MLA has widened, in connection with the sand mining in patta lands in Pamidimukkala mandal.  On Wednesday night, MLA Uppuleti Kalpana has reportedly summoned the tahsildar and told him to distribute the 255 acres of "no man"s" patta lands to the poor suggested by her. To this, the tahsildar has categorically said he can"t act against the law. Meanwhile, Pamidimukkala tahsildar C. Victor Babu held a survey, with the help of assistant geologist (Mines), and found violations in the de-casting of sand in "no man"s" patta lands of Lankapalli village.  "We have provided the details of violations to the Pamidimukkala SI in the form of a complaint and an FIR has been filed against an individual in the village," tahsildar Victor Babu told this paper. When contacted, MLA Uppuleti Kalpana said the land has to be distributed to 52 claimants of the land, as per the Adangal. She also urged the ...
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Oppose Megedatu project, PMK tells Tamil Nadu government 18.8.2017
Chennai: PMK founder S. Ramadoss on Thursday strongly opposed the consent of Tamil Nadu government"s counsel in the Supreme Court to allow Karnataka to build a dam across the Cauvery in Megedatu and described the move as "a betrayal". He said the state government should make it clear that it would oppose the project, during the next hearing in the Supreme Court. He also lashed out at Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami"s announcement in Cuddalore that his government would set up a desalination project to solve the drinking water crisis. He charged that indiscriminate sand mining and lack of checkdams were the major reason for the water scarcity and added that desalination project would remain only on paper. During the hearing of Cauvery dispute in the Supreme Court, Karnataka had stated that water could be released to Tamil Nadu only if Megedatu dam is built and the judges too had concurred with the view. The counsel for Tamil Nadu had replied that there would be no objection to ...
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Uttar Pradesh Cabinet meeting: PWD allowed to raise funds from HUDCO 18.8.2017 Lucknow – The Indian Express
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Prioritise canal water project, says Mayor 18.8.2017 The Tribune
Amritsar, August 17 With Chief Minister Capt Amrinder Singh announcing the World Bank-aided project to provide canal-based drinking water supply in the city, Mayor Bakshi Ram Arora, who had supervised the same proposal during the SAD-BJP regime, today said the plan should be materialised at the earliest. According to the government’s plan, the surface water scheme will replace the existing groundwater supply, thus addressing a serious concern of the region which is facing groundwater depletion and cases of vector-borne diseases. “Earlier, we had sent a detailed report of the project to the World Bank and the state government, but the government dropped the plan without intimating us,” the mayor said. On July 10, 2012, the then Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal had chaired a meeting to discuss the scheme under which the canal-based water supply was to be introduced in the city. Mayor Bakshi Ram had advocated the usage of Upper Bari Doab Canal (UBDC), generally known Sultanwind Canal, instead of Beas ...
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Dry spell persists, farmers worried 18.8.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Bathinda/Ferozepur, Aug 17 The prolonged dry spell in the state is a cause for concern for farmers. And there seems to be no respite in sight, for the forecast indicates “increased rain deficiency” till August-end. Experts say rain deficiency is not only going to increase the cost of production, but will also put pressure on the already over-stressed water table. “There can be occasional thunderstorms coupled with slight rainfall, but there seems no possibility of incessant rainfall in the near future,” Surinder Pal Singh, Director, Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Chandigarh, told The Tribune. The state has witnessed a rainfall deficiency 15 per cent between June 1 and August 17. Against the average expected rainfall of 336.2 mm during this period, the state has received 284.8 mm this season — a shortfall of 15.2 per cent compared with the corresponding period last year. Farm experts say that humid weather minus rains is likely to increase pest attacks on paddy. “In Jalandhar ...
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Heavy flow into Mettur dam as rain lashes K’taka 18.8.2017 Coimbatore - City - The Times of India
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The health spin-off of PAP extension 17.8.2017 Hindu: National
Groundwater the prime reason for dental fluorosis in 33 Palakkad villages
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