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'Naga wrestling is for the purification of man' 22.11.2017 All News-IANS Stories
If the Western world resorted to duels when two "honorable" men found their egos slighted, similar dispute-resolution can be found in one of India's own warrior tribes -- though the preference is for closer combat. They sorted out differences with a wrestling match.
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Some of the deadliest submarine accidents 22.11.2017 Hindu: Home
The Argentine submarine ARA San Juan went missing in the South Atlantic last week with 44 crew members aboard. Here’s a look at the deadliest submarine disasters.April 10, 1963: USS Thresher sinks wh...
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Delhi's 'very poor' air quality likely to worsen 22.11.2017 DNA: Top News
Delhi's air quality once again fell to the 'very poor' category for the third day with authorities getting all set for the coming days. The Air Quality Index (AQI), as maintained by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), was 326 on a scale of 500. Experts warned the situation may worsen in the coming days. As a preventive measure, Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain — in a letter to the chief of the Delhi Pollution Control Committee DPCC) — said the ambient air quality has improved comparatively but things will soon deteriorate. "However, various meteorological forecasts and reports indicate that this phase is temporary and ambient air quality may once again worsen in the coming weeks," Hussain wrote. He also issued a slew of directions, including road side spraying of water, mechanical sweeping and preventing the burning of waste in the open to combat rising pollution levels. He said the municipal bodies should avoid manual sweeping and in case alternatives are not available then the water ...
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Delhi's air quality remains 'very poor' 21.11.2017 Latest News
Delhi Environment Minister has issued a slew of directions, including roadside spraying of water, mechanical sweeping and preventing burning of waste in the open to combat the rising pollution
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Sustainable Waste Management is the Need of the Hour: Puri 21.11.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Sustainable waste management is the need of the hour, which involves managing waste in an environmentally sound, socially satisfactory and techno-economically viable manner. The waste management hierarchy demands firstly
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After brief respite, city air quality deteriorates again 21.11.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
After a brief respite for Delhiites over the weekend, the air quality once again turned 'very poor' on Monday as more vehicles hit the streets on the first working day of the week. Experts, however, hoped that the situation will improve in the coming days as entry of pollutants from external sources has been stopped. With an alarming score of 326, the Central Pollution Control Board's (CPCB) National Air Quality Index slotted Delhi in the 'very poor' zone. While it was 292 on Sunday, the count was 298 on Saturday. An AQI value between 301-400 is classified as 'very poor'. Prolonged exposure to such air can cause respiratory illnesses, according to the CPCB . "The drizzle received in areas surrounding Delhi helped wash out the accumulated particulate. Hence, the city was able to breathe in the season's best quality air over the last two days. However, the impact of rain is slowly fading, and the temperature has plummeted as well. Also, moisture has marginally increased. "The current air quality is a play ...
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Runners enjoy cleanest air in over a month 20.11.2017 Hindu: Cities
Steady wind in the morning helps keep AQI at 292 as thousands take part in Delhi Half Marathon
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Not a single lake tested can be used for drinking water or bathing 19.11.2017 Hindu: Home
This is the first of a two-part series that looks at the draft report presented by Environmental Management & Policy Research Institute (EMPRI). For the first time ever, almost every water body in the city has been studied rather comprehensively. And the news is not good
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Ease of business? GM research firms look abroad as tighter norms threaten at home 19.11.2017 All News-IANS Stories
While India has climbed 30 rungs in the World Bank's ease-of-doing-business ladder and Moody's has raised the country's credit rating because of its reform push, for the agri-biotechnology industry the degree of difficulty has increased to such an extent that even home-bred companies are either relocating or expanding their research presence abroad.
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Effluent treatment plant commissioned at Salem Co-operative Sugar Mills 19.11.2017 Hindu: Coimbatore
A modern two-tier reverse osmosis distillery effluent treatment plant set up at a cost of ₹8.50 crore was commissioned at the Salem Cooperative Sugar Mills in Mohanur near here on Saturday.This is the...
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Delhi's air quality deteriorates, becomes 'very poor' 18.11.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Hours after slight improvement in the air quality of Delhi-NCR, the national capital again started inhaling toxins as the quality of air deteriorated from "poor" in the morning to "very poor" in the evening on Saturday.
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The superbugs of Hyderabad 18.11.2017 Hindu: Op-Ed
Effluent from pharmaceutical companies contain high concentrations of antibiotics that are turning the city’s lakes and sewers into breeding grounds of drug-resistant superbugs. Priyanka Pulla reports on a terrifying threat that could hasten the end of the antibiotic era
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Reorganisation of districts a bold reform, says CM 18.11.2017 Hindu: News
Reforms to be taken up at panchayat and mandal level
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NGT lifts ban on construction, entry of trucks in Delhi-NCR 17.11.2017 Hindu: Delhi
Asks Delhi govt to submit action plan on curbing air pollution, within two weeks
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NGT lifts ban on construction in Delhi-NCR, entry of trucks 17.11.2017 Zee News : States
The NGT stated on November 11 that it would not exempt women and two-wheelers from the odd-even vehicle rationing plan to tackle pollution.
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The great escape 17.11.2017 Hindu: Youth
It’s time to introspect if you want a home in the city. There’s an alternative life, says Sonal Sachdev
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Climate change adaptation in Brahmaputra river basin discussed 17.11.2017 The Assam Tribune
Climate change adaptation in Brahmaputra river basin discussed
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Only God can save us, say officials as BJP, AAP, Cong spar over Delhi smog 17.11.2017 Business Standard: Front Page Headlines
An estimated $600 mn is needed to provide farmers with alternatives, but the BJP of PM Narendra Modi and Opposition parties in power in New Delhi and nearby Punjab are squabbling over who will pay
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'Woefully inadequate': After NGT, Delhi High Court criticises pollution control measures 16.11.2017 Zee News : States
The Delhi High Court on Thursday termed as "woefully inadequate" the efforts made by the Centre as well as the authorities in the national capital to mitigate the poor air quality here.
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Delhi pollution: How does govt intend to spend green cess money, asks HC 16.11.2017 News
The DPCC also informed the court that quadrupling of parking fare in Delhi had been done away with
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