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Resurrecting heritage tanks 22.5.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Recently, Doddakondagola village of Hassan taluk witnessed a unique collective effort to resurrect heritage water tanks in the village. Hundreds of volunteers joined hands with Bhoomi Foundation that had conceived the activity. In the beginning, the foundation discussed the reasons for the acute water problem in the area with the villagers. During the discussions, the need to desilt water sources was stressed, and subsequently, a date was fixed for the work. Later, news was spread through various platforms and hundreds of people from self-help groups, scouts and guides association, government offices, etc gathered to desilt the historical Arishina Kalyani and Teertha Kalyani. While water springs came alive in both the kalyanis, from Teertha Kalyani, ancient idols of Lord Channakeshava and Lord Krishna were retrieved. It was decided to cart the silt to the neighbouring farms. Acknowledging the team's work, Assistant Commissioner H L Nagaraj announced financial support to the foundation's work. "We have ...
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'Heat index' finds poorest areas most vulnerable to heat waves 22.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
People living in underdeveloped parts of central India are most vulnerable to the health impacts of heat waves, a Heat Vulnerability Index (HVI) for India has found.
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IPL final: Places of fun and food in Hyderabad for cricket fans 21.5.2017 TOI: All Headlines
IPL final: Places of fun and food in Hyderabad for cricket fans
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Agra residents protest lack of safe drinking water 21.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The city of the Taj continues to face a severe drinking water crisis, 24 years after a grim water tragedy claimed 21 lives and sent over 250 persons to hospital. Activists say the Yamuna now has been reduced to a sewage canal.
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Villagers dredge tank 21.5.2017 Hindu: News
The drought condition prevailing across the State has created adequate awareness among the people of the need to conserve and maintain waterbodies.Residents of Narangiyanpatti near Sembattur in the di...
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Question mark over Ugadi jatara 20.5.2017 Hindu: Home
‘We do not know what will happen once the Navy takes over this forest’
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Search on for missing national hero, brother 20.5.2017 Hindu: National
Police suspect they’ve been abducted
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Manhunt on for national hero abducted in Maharashtra 20.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Police have launched a manhunt for a national bravery hero from Maharashtra -- honoured by Prime Minister Narendra Modi -- who has been kidnapped along with his sibling from their home here, police said on Saturday.
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14 injured in grenade attack in Pakistan 20.5.2017 deccanherald.com
Unidentified assailants today threw grenades at four houses and a school in a series of attacks in Pakistans northwestern region, injuring 14 people, including five women and a child.

The series of hand grenade attacks occurred in Shabqadar tehsil of Charsadda district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and bordering Mohmand agency, police said.

Four houses and a school were attacked by unidentified people. Five women and a child injured in attack on a house in mosul village of Mohmand Agency. The injured also included the security guard of a primary school in Shabqadar tehsil.

No group has claimed responsibilityfor the attacks.
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National bravery hero kidnapped in Maharashtra 20.5.2017 Zee News : States
Nilesh Bhil, 12, received the National Bravery Award in January 2016 for saving a village boy from drowning in a water tank the previous year.  
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National bravery hero kidnapped in Maharashtra 20.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
A national bravery hero from Maharashtra, who was honoured by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year, was kidnapped along with his sibling from their home here, police said on Saturday.
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After NGT rap, KSPCB shuts down 4 units near Bellandur lake 19.5.2017 Deccan Herald - News
After being pulled up by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) for not shutting down polluting industries near Bellandur lake, the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) on Friday closed four polluting units. Board chairperson Lakshman and his team visited around eight industries which were earlier issued closure notices. He told DH: "Four industries shut down voluntarily while others were asked to close. We had given closure notices to 76 industries a week ago and threatened to cut power and water supply if they did not close their units. Most of them have stopped operations on their own." The team also visited apartments and gave strict instructions in keeping with the NGT directive to install sewage treatment plants (STP) or face action. KSPCB identified around 157 apartments around the lake which were letting out sewage into Bellandur lake. Apartments to get 3 months Lakshman said apartments would be given three months time to install STPs and the board will inspect them from Monday to monitor ...
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76 industries shut for polluting Bengaluru lake 19.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) on Friday shut down 76 industries for polluting the Bellandur lake here.
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NABARD to fund dredging of tanks 19.5.2017 Hindu: Tiruchirapalli
The plan has been mooted in the wake of the ‘kudimaramathu’ scheme
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Volunteers improve Peerkankaranai lake 19.5.2017 Hindu: Chennai
De-weeding exercise is under way; de-silting and deepening of the waterbody will be undertaken soon
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NGT to pollution board: Slapping notices not enough, shut industries 19.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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CM reviews drought relief measures 19.5.2017 Hindu: National
Asks officials to expedite settlement of crop insurance claims
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KSPCB to start closing down industries today 18.5.2017 deccanherald.com
Stung by censure from the National Green Tribunal (NGT), the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) is set to close down 76 industries around Bellandur lake that were issued closure notices previously. "We will start closing down the industries on Friday with the help of police," KSPCB Chairman Lakshman said. "But if the industries are found to have installed effluent treatment plants (ETPs), are not discharging polluted water into the waterbody and have safety measures in place, we may revoke the closure notice." Lakshman said the closure notices were issued following an inspection by the KSPCB and the Central Pollution Control Board. "We hope the industries will close down voluntarily," he said. Previously, the board had considered closing down all the 488 industries located around the city's largest lake but narrowed down the list to the highly polluting units following another inspection. Meanwhile, the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA), which is responsible for the upkeep of the lake, ...
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Shut down 76 industries around Bellandur lake immediately: NGT 18.5.2017 deccanherald.com
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) ordered Karnataka on Thursday to immediately shut down 76 highly polluting industries in the vicinity of Bellandur lake in Bengaluru. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar made it clear to the state government that issuing closure notices to the polluting industries was not enough. The authorities concerned should close them down as per an earlier order of the bench. The bench is hearing the case pertaining to multiple fire accidents in Bellandur lake, which it had taken up on its own on February 20 on the basis of media reports and photographs. The tribunal grilled the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) on its assertion that 76 out of 97 industries had been closed down as per the NGT's April 19, 2017, order. The bench sought to know whether the industries were really closed down or were just issued closure notices. The KSPCB replied that only closure notices had been issued. The tribunal then reminded the KSPCB: "Under Section 33A of the ...
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Shut industries around Bellandur lake: NGT 18.5.2017 TOI: Cities
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