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Sterlite protests: Section 144 lifted; normalcy restored, says administration 27.5.2018 India News | Get Live Updates Of UP Polls, 2017 And Other Breaking News And Analysis On Politics And Current Affairs From India
The District Collector said that normalcy has been restored in the district and no act of violence has been reported from past 24 hours.
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Subjects, citizens and maharajas 27.5.2018 Hindu: Home
Thoothukudi tells us that we are still a deeply divided political unit, with varying access to basic democratic rights
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No anticipatory bail for man accused of sand mining 27.5.2018 Hindu: Home
The Bombay High Court has rejected the anticipatory bail of a man accused of sand mining in Dive creek.Following a tip-off on December 29 last year,
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Are water ATMs the way forward? 26.5.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Hundreds of ATMs have sprung up across the country promising safe and affordable water. But is this the way ahead? We find out
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Environment minister to look into Tuticorin Sterlite plant issues 26.5.2018 The Hindu - Tamil Nadu
A report from the district collector and Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board has been sought by the ministry
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Twin satellites to track Earth's water have been successfully launched: NASA 26.5.2018 DNA: Evolutions
A twin spacecraft to monitor the changes in sea level rise, ice melt and drought on Earth was today successfully launched aboard a SpaceX rocket, along with five communication satellites, NASA said. The Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) is a joint mission by NASA and the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ). It lifted off on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, US, sharing their ride into space with five Iridium NEXT communications satellites.
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Punjab: Land of rivers struggles to check toxins 26.5.2018 India News | Get Live Updates Of UP Polls, 2017 And Other Breaking News And Analysis On Politics And Current Affairs From India
The situation becomes more alarming as Punjab is also among the states with presence of fluoride, arsenic nitrates and iron in groundwater.
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Passengers getting unsafe drinking water at bus stand 26.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Bathinda, May 25 Showing scant regard to the health of thousands of passengers visiting the city bus stand on a daily basis, the PRTC management has been serving them ground water for years. It is pertinent to mention here that Malwa region is known for the presence of uranium and other heavy metals in its ground water. Unaware of the source of water, passengers here have been drinking ground water for over decades now. Despite being well aware of the situation, the PRTC authorities did not bother to install Reverse Osmosis (RO) plant to provide safe water to passengers. According to sources, the PRTC has availed canal water connection, but due to the fact that the bus stand has the lone water tank, the canal water too gets stored in the same tank in which the ground water is stored. Officials of the PRTC city bus stand said they had time and again written letters to the higher authorities to release funds for the construction of another water storage tank so that they could store ...
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Water supply halted for past 5 days 26.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Faridkot, May 25 Due to spilling of sugar mill molasses in rivers, the drinking water supply has been halted in the town and nearby areas for the past five days. While the Water Supply and Sanitation Board (WSSB) authorities are already in the dock as they failed in checking the flow of polluted water in the already stored safe drinking water in its reservoir, the negligence by board employees has pushed residents to drinking water crisis. Now, before it resumes the drinking water supply, the WSSB is emptying its reservoirs of several crore liters of polluted water. In absence of scientific method to dispose of the polluted water to empty the reservoirs, the WSSB is letting it flow in the open. It is further percolating into groundwater near the WSSB’s reservoirs, thus polluting the underground water sources. Groundwater in this region is known for high fluoride contents, so it is not usable for the purpose for drinking. “With no water supply from the WSSB, we are facing many ...
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Paddy sown early destroyed 26.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Muktsar, May 25 A few days after The Tribune published a report, ‘In Muktsar dist, paddy sowing on before date’, the Agriculture Department on Friday swung into action and destroyed paddy crop sown in advance in some fields. Department officials said the state government had this year set June 10 as the date to begin sowing of paddy. Baljinder Singh Brar, Chief Agriculture Officer, Muktsar, said, “In all, 32 villages affected by waterlogging of the 236 villages in the district have been given an exemption by the state government and the farmers there can sow paddy a month in advance from the set date. However, the water table is decreasing in other parts of the state. So, the farmers are stopped from advanced sowing.” Meanwhile, Karanjit Singh, project director, Agricultural Technology Management Agency, said, “The state government had delayed the sowing by five days from June 15 to June 20 this year to save the extra consumption of water. The state has 14 lakh tube well connections ...
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Pipes stolen, Rajouri school without water 26.5.2018 The Tribune
Shyam Sood Rajouri, May 25 The pipes which supplied water to Government High School, Thandikassi, under the Rajouri education zone, were damaged three months ago reportedly by a local, causing inconvenience to its 300 students and staff. The groundwater division of the Public Health Engineering Department had installed a hand pump exclusively for the school after the water supply pipes were damaged but that has also been rendered non-functional by another local, leaving the school without water. “The matter was taken up with the senior officials of the education department and the district administration several times but nothing has been done. The worst sufferers are the girl students,” said Mukhtar Dar, school headmaster. Executive engineer, Public Health Engineering Department, Nissar Khan said the matter had been brought to his notice and a ground report from the assistant executive engineer (AEE) concerned had established that locals had stolen the school’s water supply pipes while levelling the ...
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Sterlite row: Environment minister Harsh Vardhan to look into the matter 26.5.2018 Latest News
The ministry has also sought a report from the district collector and Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board
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NEERI made way for Sterlite to pollute Tuticorin 25.5.2018 Downtoearth
The research organization’s efforts to ensure that pollution was not directly attributed to the copper smelting plant led to the SC not ordering the plant to be shut down earlier
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Sand mining temporarily suspended in Hailakandi 25.5.2018 The Assam Tribune
Sand mining temporarily suspended in Hailakandi
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Delhi HC disapproves of AAP govt's free water scheme 25.5.2018 Metros | The Asian Age
Nothing should be given free, says Delhi HC.
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Why give free water to the rich, Delhi High Court on government scheme 25.5.2018 Delhi – The Indian Express
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Jagan promises to regulateaqua activity in Kolleru 25.5.2018 Hindu: News
Dalits of Kagupadu allege harassment by TDP leaders
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HC expresses reservation over AAP govt’s free water policy 25.5.2018 Hindu: News
‘Nothing should be given free, except where people need it’
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Tamil Nadu taking steps to close Sterlite factory: CM 25.5.2018 The Navhind Times
CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami said on Thursday that his government was taking all steps to close the Sterlite factory at Thoothukudi after 13 people were killed in protests against it. Palaniswami told the media that the AIADMK government was taking the legal route to ensure that the Sterlite Copper Smelter plant was ...
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Madras HC orders closure of Sterlite copper smelter; power supply cut 24.5.2018 Downtoearth
Protests against the expansion of the smelter have been going on for three months
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