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How water wars in Karnataka affect BJP's prospects 9.4.2018 Rediff: News
If the Cauvery water-sharing dispute between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu -- dating back to 1892 between the erstwhile Madras Presidency under the British Raj and the princely Mysore state -- has exploded again into a war, the discord between Karnataka and Goa over dividing the water of the Mahadayi river simmers under the surface.
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Karnataka water disputes with Tamil Nadu, Goa boil or simmer under surface 8.4.2018 Business Standard: Front Page Headlines
Dispute over distribution of water from the rivers flowing through Karnataka and its neighbours works up emotions to the same degree as a communal one might and sets off conflicts between communities
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Will move court if U'khand civic body polls are delayed: Avdhash Kaushal 6.4.2018 General News
Backing the Uttarakhand election commission's accusation that the state government was delaying the civic body polls, noted rights activist Avdhash Kaushal today threatened to move court against the chief minister and the chief secretary if elections were not held on time. Alleging that the delay in announcement of civic body poll schedule was part of an "evil design" hatched jointly by politicians and bureaucrats, Padmashree awardee Kaushal said his NGO, Rural Litigation and Entitlement Kendra (RLEK), would seek legal action if elections to civic bodies were. The five-year term of the municipal bodies in Uttarakhand ends on May 3 and polling should be held before that date as per provisions of the Indian Constitution. "According to the 74th Amendment Act (Article 243U), duration of the municipality has been fixed at five years from the date of its appointment. Elections to constitute a municipality are required to be conducted before the expiry of its term. If the municipality is ...
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Won't withdraw 'draconian' media guidelines: Goa Speaker 5.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Citing security reasons, Goa Speaker Pramod Sawant on Thursday refused to withdraw guidelines for entry of journalists to the assembly premises -- described as draconian by the Opposition and the media fraternity.
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Congress slams Goa Speaker over new guidelines for media 4.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
The Congress on Wednesday accused Goa Speaker Pramod Sawant of trying to put restrictions on freedom of expression by issuing new guidelines for entry of journalists in the assembly precincts, which has been described as harsh both by the media fraternity here as well as other opposition parties.
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Odisha sets target to provide toilets to all houses by Dec 2.4.2018 General News
Fifty-one per cent of houses in Odisha has toilets now, and the state government has set a target to provide the facility to the remaining 49 per cent by the end of the year, officials said here today. The households having toilet has increased to 51 per cent by end of March, 2018 from a mere 10.58 per cent in the October, 2014, Chief Secretary A P Padhi said. Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water Secretary D R Singh said the target has been to cover 100 per cent households by the end of December, 2018. "The rate of completion would be enhanced and more manpower would be engaged for meeting the target," he said. As of now, Deogarh district has been declared as open defecation free (ODF) district and Jharsuguda would be declared so within a fortnight, Singh said. The government is trying to declare four more districts ODF by the 1st quarter of 2018-19, Singh said adding that the four districts are Balasore, Gajpati, Sambalpur and Sonepur.
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As summer approaches, Goa farmers stare at parched farmlands despite presence of four rivers 25.3.2018 DNA: Mumbai
The farmers in Sattari taluka, located at the foot of the Sahyadri Hills, are staring at parched farmlands despite the presence of four rivers and several tributaries there. This taluka, once among the greenest patches of land in the state, has four rivers Mahadayi, Valvanti, Ragada and Velus besides several smaller tributaries that are up to the brim during monsoon but dry during summer. These tributaries include Mauxi, Khotodem Nala, Advoi, Dharkhand, Shelpkhurd, Dhavem, Mauloli, Honda, Shigne, Brahmakarmali, Charavane among others. With the shutting down of the mining industry there, many people are coming back to farming and lack of water for irrigation was playing spoilsport, farmers told PTI. "The mining industry has shut down in the area and people will like to go back to traditional farming since the government provides support. However, lack of water means they are left distressed," Abhay Nanodkar, a farmer from Valpoi town in Sattari said. He said that "bandaras" or reservoirs were in a ...
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Parched lands of Goa's Sattari leave farmers distressed 25.3.2018 General News
The farmers in Sattari taluka, located at the foot of the Sahyadri Hills, are staring at parched farmlands despite the presence of four rivers and several tributaries there. This taluka, once among the greenest patches of land in the state, has four rivers Mahadayi, Valvanti, Ragada and Velus besides several smaller tributaries that are up to the brim during monsoon but dry during summer. These tributaries includeMauxi, Khotodem Nala, Advoi, Dharkhand, Shelpkhurd, Dhavem, Mauloli, Honda, Shigne, Brahmakarmali, Charavane among others. With the shutting down of the mining industry there, many people are coming back to farming and lack of water for irrigation was playing spoilsport, farmers told PTI. "The mining industry has shut down in the area and people will like to go back to traditional farming since the government provides support. However, lack of water means they are left distressed," Abhay Nanodkar, a farmer from Valpoi town in Sattari said. He said that ...
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Goan-Portuguese school kids collaborate, pen book on water pollution 25.3.2018 General News
School students from Portugal and Goa, who have co-authored a multi-lingual, illustrated book of short stories on rivers and seas, have mirrored concerns about water pollution and scarcity across the European country and its former colony in India, while also featuring Goa's controversial offshore casinos that dot the Mandovi river off Panaji.
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Goa Minister says sorry for remarks on judges 24.3.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
He had commented on Mahadayi dispute
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Goa minister apologises for remark on Mhadei Tribunal judges 24.3.2018 General News
Goa's Water Resources Minister Vinod Palienkar on Saturday apologised for his comment that the retired judges on the Mhadei interstate Water Disputes Tribunal had a "soft corner" for the state.
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Remark on Mahadayi water tribunal a 'mistake': Goa Minister 24.3.2018 General News
Goa Minister Vinod Palyekar today apologised for his remark that the Mahadayi Water Dispute Tribunal had a "soft corner" towards the tourist state which is locked in a bitter row with neighbouring Karnataka. The water resources minister said it was a "mistake" on his part to give such a statement and maintained he did not intend to show any disrespect to judiciary or judges. The tribunal is hearing an old dispute between Goa and Karnataka over sharing of water of the Mahadayi river (called Mandovi in the tiny coastal state). "I will never disrespect judiciary or Judges. If I have said something in the flow of speech then I am sorry. I uttered it by mistake," Palyekar told reporters here. "But whatever I said or I say is always in favour of Goa," maintained the minister, who belongs to the Goa Forward Party (GFP), an ally of the ruling BJP. Palyekar, speaking at an event organised to celebrate the World Water Day two days ago, had said "God will give us success in this ...
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Remark on Mahadayi water tribunal a 'mistake': Goa Minister 24.3.2018 deccanherald.com
Goa Minister Vinod Palyekar on Saturday apologised for his remark that the Mahadayi Water Dispute Tribunal had a "soft corner" towards the tourist state which is locked in a bitter row with neighbouring Karnataka. The water resources minister said it was a "mistake" on his part to give such a statement and maintained he did not intend to show any disrespect to judiciary or judges. The tribunal is hearing an old dispute between Goa and Karnataka over sharing of water of the Mahadayi river (called Mandovi in the tiny coastal state). "I will never disrespect judiciary or Judges. If I have said something in the flow of speech then I am sorry. I uttered it by mistake," Palyekar told reporters here. "But whatever I said or I say is always in favour of Goa," maintained the minister, who belongs to the Goa Forward Party (GFP), an ally of the ruling BJP. Palyekar, speaking at an event organised to celebrate the World Water Day two days ago, had said: "God will give us success in this case because even the judges ...
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Cabinet decides to withdraw 127 criminal cases 24.3.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
They include 60 filed against farmers
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Cabinet decides to withdraw 127 criminal cases 24.3.2018 Hindu: Rx
They include 60 filed against farmers
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127 criminal cases booked against farmers to be withdrawn 23.3.2018 Deccan Herald - News
To woo the farming community ahead of the Assembly polls, the state Cabinet on Friday decided to withdraw 127 criminal cases filed against farmers involved in various agitations, including those related to the Mahadayi and the Cauvery river water disputes. Briefing reporters, Law Minister T B Jayachandra said that cases against 97 farmers and 30 persons involved in other agitations, will be withdrawn. Taking into account the long-standing demand of veterinary doctors who had demanded salaries on a par with medical practitioners, the Cabinet has decided to grant a special allowance of 25% to these doctors. The Cabinet also gave its approval for the distribution of shoes and socks to 48.1 lakh students of government schools for the year 2018-19 at a cost of Rs 130 crore. It okayed the proposal to purchase 312 Mahindra Bolero jeeps by the police department at a cost Rs 20.5 crore. Jayachandra also said that approval had been given to lease the civil terminal at Bidar Airport to GMR Hyderabad International ...
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Mahadayi Tribunal judges have soft corner towards Goa:Minister 22.3.2018 General News
Goa Water Resources Minister Vinod Palyekar today said the judges of the Mahadayi Water Dispute Tribunal, hearing an old dispute between Goa and Karnataka over sharing of water, have a "soft corner towards Goa". The hearing on the issue is reportedly in the final stages. "I pray to God that we get justice in our fight towards stopping diversion of the Mahadayi river water by Karnataka. God will give us success in this case because even the judges on the tribunal know what the truth is and they have a soft corner towards Goa," said Palyekar, a leader of the Goa Forward Party (GFP), an ally of the ruling BJP in Goa. Palyekar was addressing an event to mark the International Water Day, organised here by his department. "Judges know that Goa and its ecology are entirely dependent on the Mahadayi river (which originates in Karnataka and meets the Arbian Sea in Goa)," he said. The minister said the next world war would be on the issue of water. "If you see, fights are going on
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Indian companies contest study claiming plastics in 90% of bottled water 16.3.2018 Business Standard: Front Page Headlines
The findings suggested that a person who drinks a litre of bottled water a day might be consuming tens of thousands of microplastic particles each year
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Development of Eight New National Waterways 12.3.2018 General News
The Government has commenced work on development of eight new National Waterways; their details and operational status is given below.
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Goa BJP pins hope on Amit Shah to resolve Mahadayi water row 4.3.2018 General News
The BJP in Goa today expressed confidence that party chief Amit Shah would be able to resolve the logjam between Karnataka and Goa over diversion of the Mahadayi River water. Karnataka and Goa, the riparian states of the Mahadayi (known as Mandovi in Goa), have been locked in a bitter battle over the sharing of water of the river, which originates in Belagavi in Karnataka. The matter is pending before the Mahadayi Water Dispute Tribunal. The Goa BJP unit president, Vinay Tendulkar, said he is hopeful that a solution to the issue would be worked out soon. "We have full faith that our party president Amit Shah will resolve the problem," Tendulkar told reporters here. "We also have faith in the inter-state water dispute tribunal too. We are waiting for the tribunal's order on the issue," he said. Shah, during his election campaign rally in Karnataka, had earlier given an assurance on resolving the Mahadayi water dispute issue, if the BJP comes to power in the state. Tendulkar said that ..
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