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Rohingya children refugees face ‘hell on earth’, says UNICEF 20.10.2017 World – The Indian Express
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Planning to gift dry fruits this festive season? Here's what you should know 19.10.2017 thehansindia3909
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Happy birthday Sunny Deol: Films which were way beyond his ‘dhaai kilo ka haath’ 19.10.2017 Bollywood – The Indian Express
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What schools have to do with health 19.10.2017 Columns – The Indian Express
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Bengaluru: First came the deluge, now comes the disease 17.10.2017
With the rains showing no signs of letting up, there has been an outbreak of vector-borne and water-borne diseases across the city. There have been 4,990 cases of dengue and 116 cases of chikungunya since January in Bengaluru alone. Experts blame it on the lack of awareness among people and the general apathy of the BBMP when it comes to keeping the city clean. The problem needs to be dealt with on a war footing. Joyeeta Chakravorty and Chandrashekar G report. First the deluge and then the disease. Having received a record rainfall, the highest in 115 years this monsoon, which has left its roads and homes flooded and even washed away a few people , Bengaluru is now witnessing the inevitable outbreak of disease. With rain water refusing to run off in some localities with their blocked drains and large potholes, there is a bigger than usual influx of mosquitoes and a spike in vector-borne diseases like dengue and chikungunya. People are also coming down with gastroenteritis, typhoid and jaundice, leaving ...
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Adequate hydration, rest and cleanliness make all the difference 17.10.2017
With Bengaluru receiving the heaviest rainfall it has ever seen over the last few weeks, it is important that people become aware of the water-borne diseases that may arise during this wet season. After all, prevention is always better than cure.  Besides water-borne diseases like typhoid, cholera and gastroenteritis, vector-borne diseases such as dengue and malaria are also predominant during this season due to the stagnant water and overflowing drains, which are an ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes. People with weaker immune systems are more susceptible to these diseases and should consult a doctor in case of symptoms such as nausea, abdominal pain, dysentery, diarrhoea and fever. Adequate hydration, intake of medicines in case of high temperature, adequate rest and if needed, antibiotics as prescribed by the doctor are the recommended treatment for water-borne diseases. In such times, it is important that the civic authorities take quick action to bring the situation under control as that can ...
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Water supply set to be normal from today: Delhi Jal Board 17.10.2017 Delhi – The Indian Express
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Schools, colleges take to rainwater harvesting 17.10.2017 Hindu: News
HMWSSB expects commercial establishments to follow suit
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Don't evict Guttikoyas from hamlets, Telangana told 17.10.2017
Hyderabad: The Hyderabad High Court directed the state forest department not to evict Guttikoya tribals in the Thadvai forests of Jayashankar-Bhupalpally district. A division bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganathan and Justice M. Ganga Rao was dealing with a PIL by the Civil Liberties Committee (CLC) challenging the alleged illegal demolition of houses, a school and removal of a borewell apart from damaging the crops belonging to the tribals. The CLC, represented by its joint secretary Dr Gunti Ravinder, told the court that about 200 forest personnel on September 16 and razed all 36 houses and a school in Jalagalancha using two JCBs, tractors and bulldozers. Mr V. Raghunath, counsel for the petitioner, said the tribals were living in the village for 18 years and had Aadhaar, ration and voter identity cards. He said that when the residents, including women, protested the highhandedness of the forest personnel, they were bound to tress and flogged. Several villagers sustained injuries, he ...
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Agri policy to be tabled in House session 17.10.2017 The Tribune
The state government will table the comprehensive agricultural policy in the next Assembly session. Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh met representatives of farmer unions in this context here today. Henceforth, claims of farmer suicide-affected families will be settled by the DCs concerned by the 5th of every month. The state will also pay medical bills of activists hospitalised during the recent farmer protest in Patiala. The Chief Minister directed providing pending tubewell connections on priority basis. Meters were being installed at some pumps on the directions of the Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission purely to assess the quantum of usage to enable payment of subsidy to the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited and Punjab State Transmission Corporation Limited, he clarified. Amarinder assured farmers that issues relating to farm-debt waiver, stubble-burning, interest imposed by arhtiyas and excess loans given by banks would be resolved. The Chief Minister urged the farmers to avoid ...
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Melting ice affecting marine life around Greenland, global ocean currents: Study 16.10.2017 Technology – The Indian Express
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Clams, worms release as much greenhouse gas as 20,000 cows: Research 16.10.2017 Technology – The Indian Express
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Melting ice making Greenland sea less saline 16.10.2017 Life | The Asian Age
Melting ice is causing coastal waters in Greenland to become less saline, which may in turn affect marine life.
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Melting ice making Greenland sea less saline, affecting marine life 16.10.2017
Melting ice is causing coastal waters in Greenland to become less saline, which may in turn affect marine life as well as the global ocean currents that keep Europe warm, a study warns. For the first time, scientists from Aarhus University in Denmark have unveiled the long-term impact of the melting of the Greenland ice sheet. Impact on fjords The observed increase in freshwater content will affect the conditions in all Greenland fjords, researchers pointed out. Over the years, the dramatic meltdown of ice in the Arctic Ocean has received great attention and is easy to observe through satellite images. Also, glaciers have been observed to melt and retreat and the researchers know that today"s meltdown of the Greenland ice sheet has more than doubled compared with the period 1983-2003. How the increased influx of fresh water will affect the marine environment is, however, largely unknown. Clear tale Now, unique annual measurements made within the framework of the "Greenland Ecosystem ...
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Clams, worms release as much greenhouse gas as 20,000 cows 16.10.2017 Life | The Asian Age
A detailed analysis showed that around 10 per cent of total methane emissions from the Baltic Sea may be due to clams and worms.
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Baltic sea clams, worms releases as much greenhouse gas as 20,000 cows: Study 16.10.2017
Ocean clams and worms release a huge amount of harmful greenhouse gas into the atmosphere, almost as much as 20,000 dairy cows, a study has found. Researchers from Cardiff University in the UK and Stockholm University in Sweden, have shown that the ocean critters are producing large amounts of the strongest greenhouse gases-methane and nitrous oxides - from the bacteria in their guts. Methane gas is making its way into the water and then finally out into the atmosphere, contributing to global warming - methane has 28 times greater warming potential than carbon dioxide. A detailed analysis showed that around 10 per cent of total methane emissions from the Baltic Sea may be due to clams and worms. The researchers estimate that this is equivalent to as much methane given off as 20,000 dairy cows. This is as much as 10 per cent of the entire Welsh dairy cow population and one per cent of the entire UK dairy cow population. The findings, which have been published in the journal Scientific Reports, point to a ...
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Water supply likely to be disrupted: Delhi Jal Board 16.10.2017 Delhi – The Indian Express
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Kumbra witnesses rise in typhoid, dengue cases 16.10.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Mohali, October 15 With having poor sanitation conditions, wild growth and water accumulation all around, Kumbhra has been witnessing a rise in cases of malaria, viral fever and dengue of late. If goes by the words of private doctors practicing at the village, a sudden rise in number of patients of viral fever, malaria, typhoid and even dengue were being noticed in and around the village. As per Dr Pawan Jain of the area, over 50 patients turn up daily on an average to him for check-up. “Every day I found around eight to 10 patients suffering from typhoid. Cases of viral fever, malaria and even dengue are also on the rise in the area,” Dr Jain said. Dr Sangeeta, a private practitioner in the area, said the number of such patients was rising in the area. “I got a number of patients, suffering from these diseases everyday from Kumbra, Sector 68, Sector 69 and nearby areas,” she said. Dr Jain, who is also a former municipal commissioner, said the area had become a breeding ground for ...
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Water supply to remain hit for 2 days in parts of city 16.10.2017 dailypioneer
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Melting ice making Greenland sea less saline 15.10.2017 Hindu: S & T
This may affect marine life and ocean currents that keep Europe warm: study
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