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At two-day meet, tribals vow to unite 16.1.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
Issues of tribals in Chhatisgarh and Jharkhand dominated two-day tribal conclave in Rajpipla in south Gujarat that ended on Monday. Tribal leaders say the community was being harassed and forced to vacate their villages in the guise of development. However, now the tribals are getting united and are willing to fight against the atrocities. Over four lakh tribals from across the country, as well as from Nepal, Indonesia, Australia, Norway and even a representative of United Nations had participated in 25th edition of Adivasi Ekta Parishad that began on Sunday. The deliberations were mainly on issues affecting tribals, including Jal (water), Zameen (land) and Jungle (forest). However, Jharkhand and Chhatisgarh remained at the centre of discussion as the problems there are the most severe. “There tribals are forced out of their villages. They are harassed. No one is paying heed to their hardships,” said Amarsinh Choudhary, former Member of Parliament from Mandvi , (old) constituency. Even in Gujarat, ...
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No Narmada water for irrigation this summer, 10 lakh farmers to be hit 13.1.2018 DNA: Top News
The Gujarat government has advised farmers against any cultivation during the summer season if they are dependent on the Narmada river for irrigation. The Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Limited (SSNNL) issued a circular on Friday alerting farmers not to take up crop cultivation. The state government made the decision after the water level in the Narmada reservoir remained below average during the past monsoon season. Later in the evening, SSNNL also issued a press communiqué in this regard. "In the past monsoon season, the catchment area of the Narmada river received the lowest rainfall in the past 15 years. The Sardar Sarovar reservoir received 45 per cent less water this year as the catchment area of the Narmada received 50 per cent less than its total capacity of 28MAF. Hence, the Narmada water will not be available for irrigation after March 15 this year. Farmers are requested not to take up cultivation in the summer season, unless they have other sources of water available," the press communiqué ...
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Low Narmada Dam water level forces Gujarat to curtail rabi season sowing 12.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
With last monsoon's scanty rainfall in Madhya Pradesh reducing the Narmada dam reservoir's water storage to its lowest in 15 years, the Gujarat government asked the state's farmers to skip the summer sowing, which starts around March.
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Gujarat Election 2017: Kartikeya Sharma reports from Sardar Sarovar Project... 9.1.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Gujarat Election 2017: Kartikeya Sharma reports from Sardar Sarovar Project...
Interview: Odisha and Chhattisgarh Treating Mahanadi Like a Commodity, Not a Natural Resource 9.1.2018 The Wire

An interview with water activist Ranjan Panda about the inter-state water dispute and how coal-fired power plants are the real trigger of the conflict.

The post Interview: Odisha and Chhattisgarh Treating Mahanadi Like a Commodity, Not a Natural Resource appeared first on The Wire.

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MP CM's son Kartikey makes political entry 8.1.2018 General News
Kartikey Singh Chouhan, son of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, has launched his career in state politics.Addressing a rally here, where bypolls are due, Kartikey has hit out at Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia and said, "An MP has asked my father to run away. This is politics at its lowest. People are watching all of this and will reply appropriately.""My father has no enmity with anyone. He doesn't want to fight anyone. He only wants to fight poverty," he added.The Sunday's public gathering at Shivpuri was Kartikey's first outside Budhni, the Vidhan Sabha constituency of his father.The bypoll in Kolaras constituency was necessitated after the death of Congress MLA Ram Singh Yadav in October.The constituency is important for both the BJP and Congress.The Election Commission is, however, yet to announce a date for the byelection.
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Govt receives 3 million fake 'beti bachao, beti padhao' forms; cancels all 25.12.2017 Business Standard: Front Page Headlines
While most forms came from Uttar Pradesh, the other states on the list are Haryana, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Delhi
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An award for a physicist 20.12.2017 Hindu: Op-Ed
Modern India has little place for real on-ground work
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No garland till Shivraj's ouster from power: Scindia 19.12.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia on Tuesday vowed not to wear any flower garland till the Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led government in Madhya Pradesh is ousted from power.
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2017: A tough year gone for BJP, more challenges ahead 19.12.2017 Central Chronicle
Agencies, Bhopal A violent peasants’ agitation that led to the killing of six agriculturists in... more »
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Withdraw draconian FRDI bill, demands Mamata 16.12.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Describing the proposed Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance (FRDI) Bill, 2017 as the "biggest assault" on financial security of the poor and the middle classes, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has asked the Central government to withdraw the legislation.
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Land most sought asset of Salem Steel Plant: Palaniswami 16.12.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K.Palaniswami has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to advise Union Steel Ministry and the Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) not to privatise the Salem Steel Plant, saying its land is the most valuable and sought after asset.
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SAIL supplies 70% steel for Mizoram's biggest power project 16.12.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Steel Authority of India (SAIL) said it has supplied around 70 per cent steel for Mizorams biggest power project -- Tuirial Hydro Electric Power project -- which was dedicated to the nation on Saturday by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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Congress dares Modi to order impartial probe into note-ban 'scam' 10.12.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The Congress on Sunday dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to order an impartial probe into the note-ban decision that the opposition party dubbed the "biggest scam ever and the largest money-laundering scheme".
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Modi: Those opposing the Bullet Train can travel by bullock cart 3.12.2017 BusinessLine - News
BJP has given a communally peaceful Gujarat
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Jaitley fooling people on loan waiver to capitalists: Congress 30.11.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Countering Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's claim that the government has not waived off bank loans of big capitalists, Congress on Thursday charged him with "fooling people" as the regime had only sought to benefit "a select group of cronies" by waiving off their dues.
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SAIL-ASP awarded for indigenization, supply of import substitute steel plates 29.11.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Alloy Steels Plant (ASP) of the Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL) today received the "BEST PERFORMANCE VENDOR - 2017" award from Ordnance Factory, Medak (OF-M) for indigenization, development and supply of import substitute steel plates.
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BJP has legacy of Gandhi the Mahatma, Congress has that of royalty: Narendra Modi in Gujarat 29.11.2017 Zee News : States
PM Narendra Modi attacked Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for calling GST 'Gabbar Singh Tax' and said those who looted the country could only think of dacoits.
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Walls of apathy 24.11.2017 BusinessLine - BL Ink
In the absence of proper resettlement and rehabilitation measures, thousands continue to live dangerously close to the rising backwaters of the Sardar Sarovar Dam
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Group of ministers meets on anti-triple talaq law' 23.11.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The group of ministers entrusted with thrashing out modalities of the anti-triple talaq legislation met on Thursday for the first time to discuss the proposed legislation, government sources said.
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