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Basic amenities a missing link in city’s tourism tale 23.10.2017 The Tribune
Nobody can deny the fact that a lack of basic facilities, coupled with the unavailability of drinking water at places of tourist interest, is a big scar on the face of the city. The responsibility of providing and maintaining basic facilities lies with the UT Administration and the Municipal Corporation. The civic body should gird up its loins and install air purifiers at every toilet, along with ensuring the supply of tertiary water. Underground rainwater tanks should be constructed in the parks. Clean drinking water at subsidised rates should be provided to tourists. Harish Kapur, Chandigarh Provide basic amenities at regular intervals It is true that basic facilities such as toilets and clean drinking water are missing even at the world famous tourist spots in the City Beautiful. The Rock Garden, Rose Garden and Sukhna Lake have only one toilet each. The one at the Rose Garden always remains locked and people can be seen urinating in the open. Shame! There should be toilets and clean drinking water ...
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Though it poured, water tanks in the State have a less-than-bountiful look 23.10.2017 Hindu: National
So far, just 282 tanks — or nearly 8% of all the tanks in Karnataka — have been filled to the brim
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India tops world in pollution deaths in 2015 20.10.2017 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
Pollution killed 25 lakh Indians — the highest in the world — in 2015, of whom more than 18 lakh lives were snuffed out by foul air alone, a global panel of public health experts have said in their latest report.Most of these deaths were caused by heart disease, stroke, lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, triggered by pollution.Air pollution apart, water pollution killed nearly 6.46 lakh Indians.Other forms of pollution, including passive smoking and exposure to lead, resulted in the death of another 1.68 lakh people, according to the report published in the journal Lanc
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Six murders in 48 hours 20.10.2017 Hindu: Madurai
Madurai witnessed six murders in 48 hours since Tuesday evening, many of which could be partly attributed to drunken brawls during Deepavali celebration, police sources said.P. Marimuthu (33), an aut...
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Encroachments shrink Hoodi, Sadaramangala lakes to death 19.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Plaster of Paris Ganesha idols and heaps of garbage dumped in Sadaramangala Lake, KR Puram, have remain uncleared, painting a sorry picture of the waterbody. Hoodi Lake, which is situated nearby, is also in shambles. The two lakes have shrunk drastically over the years. Hoodi lake, at one point in time, spanned 15.10 acres. The catchment area of these lakes was encroached upon by builders even as officials looked the other way. About 1.29 acres of Hoodi lake has been encroached upon by the government itself to build roads and burial grounds. Seema Garg, CEO, Karnataka Lake Conservation and Development Authority, said officials involved in the encroachment do not take the permission of the Authority before going ahead with the projects. She said now that it has been brought to their notice, they will take action. Operators of private water tankers used to draw water from the lake illegally and supply it to the city. But this has been stopped now, said Balachandran P, a resident. Sadaramangala Lake, which ...
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CM extends Diwali greetings 19.10.2017 The Tribune
Chandigarh Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today extended his heartiest greetings to the people of the state on the eve of Diwali. He urged them to light a clay oil lamp with the spirit of ‘Haryana ek-Haryanvi ek’ on the festival of lights. The CM in his message conveyed his best wishes for the all-round prosperity and bright future of people and urged them to celebrate Diwali without causing pollution. People should follow the path shown by Lord Ram and enjoy peace, progress and prosperity in life. TNS AMBALA Rally for green diwali Nearly 500 students participated in a rally on Monday to motivate people to celebrate cracker-free diwali. The rally was organised by the Education Department. Students were administered pledge to celebrate clean and green Diwali. TNS HISAR 3-yr-old drowns A three-year old child drowned in a water tank near his house in Patel Nagar locality of the town on Monday. The victim, Madhav, was playing in the street when he accidently fell into the tank, which was later covered by ...
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Green Footprint 18.10.2017 Lifestyle – The Indian Express
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Back to the BUND 17.10.2017 Hindu: Life & Style
Hyderabad’s favourite destination evokes mixed feelings among its visitors
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Human intervention reverses fluorosis 17.10.2017 Hindu: News
A village slowly recovers from the ill-effects of high fluoride content in water
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Talasani directs officials to expedite distribution of fish seeds 17.10.2017 thehansindia3900
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Farmers demand Handri Neeva water to village tanks 17.10.2017 thehansindia3899
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Resolution opposing land acquisition passed 17.10.2017 Hindu: Mangalore
Dakshina Kannada Zilla Panchayat council on Monday passed a resolution opposing acquiring land for laying the natural gas pipeline of the GAIL (India) Ltd. in Kairangala, Phajir and Kurnadu villages ...
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Can we look forward to clean lakes in Coimbatore? 16.10.2017 Hindu: Home
If the Smart City initiative of restoring eight lakes is successful, it can transform the environment of Coimbatore. The clean up will start with Selvachinthamani, Periyakulam and Vaalankulam
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Can we look forward to clean lakes? 16.10.2017 Hindu: Life & Style
If the Smart City initiative of restoring eight lakes is successful, it can transform the environment of Coimbatore. The clean up will start with Selvachinthamani, Periyakulam and Vaalankulam
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Kurnool: Too much water raises concern 16.10.2017
Kurnool: The copious rains brought respite to the drought-hit Rayalaseema region. But the abundant water that has flown on to the fields, from the tanks, canals and rivulets could not be harnessed to the fullest extent. This is the main refrain of farmers and agriculture labourers in Kadapa district. The YSR Congress party agriculture task force president M.V. Nagi Reddy said that there is an urgent need to take up minor irrigation tank repairs, check dam construction, clearing of tank feeders including drains and links, excavation of farm ponds, desilting of drains and canals. Development of cascades was widely believed to be able to bring good dividends to the farmers. It is pertinent to mention that Irrigation Minister Devineni Umamaheswara Rao has said that over 41,000 minor irrigation and panchayat raj tanks will be de-silted and developed to save every drop of rain water and recharge the groundwater in the next four months under "Neeru Chettu" programme launched on February 19. Chief ...
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Winged visitors call in early 15.10.2017 Hindu: Vijayawada
It signals early commencement of the annual breeding season in Kolleru
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Kurnool: Farmers rejoice after downpours 15.10.2017
KURNOOL: Heavy rains have brought about a new found enthusiasm among farmers of drought hit Rayalaseema districts. The Department of Water Resources is gung-ho about  water conservation efforts giving the desired results to some extent. Tanks which used to be mainstay of agriculture during the reign of previous rulers is again giving hope to the spirits of the farmers in the region. Tank irrigation got a  boost with bountiful showers in Anantapur, Kurnool and Kadapa. The copious amouts of rain that lashed the Rayalaseema districts in the last couple of days filled the tanks upto the brim in most of the mandals. Anjanappa, a farmer in Puttaparthi said that they were delighted to see the tank get full level of water. "I think we can have grow good crops next season irrespective of the seasonal rains," he said. "The recent downpour has a positive factor in Rayalaseema districts," said Bojja Dasarath Reddy, President of Saguneeti Sadhana Samithi. However, he added that the ...
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Lakes in Vellore filling up fast 14.10.2017 The Hindu - Tamil Nadu
A total of 113 water bodies have so far filled up in Vellore district.Of the 519 tanks maintained by the Public Works Department, 49 have filled up. In 16 tanks, the water level stands at 75% and in a...
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In Hyderabad, lakes are nothing but urban myths 14.10.2017 Hindu: News
Some are shrunken while a majority exist only in names
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Water, water everywhere 14.10.2017 Hindu: National
Anantapur, a rain shadow district, district receives copious rain after two decades
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