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NGT gives Karnataka 10 days to submit plan on reviving Bellandur lake 22.8.2017 Hindu: News
Expressing displeasure with the way the State government has handled the rejuvenation of Bellandur lake, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has given the authorities 10 days to provide a concrete actio...
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Cut water, power supply to errant flats near lake: Green tribunal 22.8.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The National Green Tribunal on Tuesday gave the Karnataka government 10 days to submit a detailed action plan to complete the cleaning up of Bellandur lake in Bengaluru. The tribunal also directed the authorities to disconnect water and electricity supply to apartments near the lake that had failed to instal sewage treatment plants. The principal bench, headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar, also sought a report on steps taken to desilt the lake, upgrade sewage treatment plants, and prevent untreated water from entering the lake. Monitor apartments Hearing petitions filed by Namma Bengaluru Foundation and Rajya Sabha member Kupendra Reddy, the tribunal also directed the government to monitor residential complexes to ensure they were disposing of solid waste properly. It directed the issue of notices to all 400 apartments near the lake in this regard. The bench instructed officials present at the hearing to work jointly and prepare the action plan. Mahendra Jain, additional chief secretary and head of the ...
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Uttarakhand NIT students on warpath over poor living conditions 22.8.2017 Education
About 1,000 students are on an indefinite strike at the NIT, Uttarakhand to protest against the cramped hostel rooms and toilets overflowing with sewage, and demanding that they be immediately shifted to some other place.
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Bellandur lake: NGT seeks action plan from Karnataka govt in 10 days 22.8.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The National Green Tribunal on Tuesday directed the Karnataka Government to submit a detail action plan within 10 days about steps taken to clean Bellandur lake in Bengaluru. The green bench headed by Swatanter Kumar said the action plan should mention about desilting of lake, setting up sewage treatment plants and effective solid waste management in the surrounding of lake. Expressing unhappiness over the submission made by state government on measures taken to save the water body, the bench said it wanted concrete action plan with time line on its cleaning. The bench posted the matter for hearing on September 8. Taking serious note about the fresh froth emanating from the lake, the Tribunal last week summoned the top officials from the state government to explain what action the government took on directions issued by it earlier. On February 20, the NGT had taken suo motu cognizance of media reports and photographs of the incident in which fire broke out in Bengaluru lake and issued notice to the ...
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Three stories prove Bengaluru’s water woes can be solved 22.8.2017 Citizen Matters
Three communities in Bengaluru are proving that sustainable water management in urban India is possible. They have eliminated borewells and tankers from the equation! ...
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Spanish police track down, shoot dead Barcelona attacker who killed 13 22.8.2017 Latest News
22-year-old Younes Abouyaaqoub was shot dead after he held up what looked like an explosives belt
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Collector to submit report to NGT on sewage treatment plant 22.8.2017 Hindu: Home
Efforts being made for consensus on a plan to protect wetlands
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Barcelona attack: Main suspect shot dead, police say 21.8.2017 Europe News Headlines, Latest Europe News and Live Updates - Times of India
Police said that he had appeared to be wearing an explosive belt in the "incident" in Subirats, a town near Barcelona. Some Spanish media said police had shot dead 22-year-old Younes Abouyaaqoub, on the run since Thursday when he drove at high speed into heavy crowds strolling along Barcelona's Las Ramblas avenue.
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BJP MP says Kondli sewage treatment plant has improved 20.8.2017 DNA: Money
Functioning of the Sewage Treatment Plant located in Kodli, which used to generate a bad odour and pollute the surrounding area, has been improved in the past six months, claims BJP MP Maheish Girri from the east Delhi Lok Sabha constituency, on Saturday. "The Sewage Treatment Plant, that started its operation in 2013, was generating a bad amount of odour and pollution for local residents due to lack of maintenance and faulty operations. As soon as the residents approached me, I took cognisance of the problem and held a number of meetings with Delhi Jal Board (DJB) officials over the issue," he said. "The situation of the Plant today has improved drastically. To a great extent, the bad odour has reduced and pollution has been controlled," he added. He also directed DJB officials to take urgent steps to remove sludge on a daily basis, plant more trees, and take required steps to quell the bad odour and stop pollution. "In the past six months, thousands of trees have been planted, which has controlled ...
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Upgraded Jammu Airport inaugurated 19.8.2017 New Kerala: India News
Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) , Aug.19 : The upgraded passenger terminal building of Jammu Airport, Jammu, was inaugurated by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti recently.
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Upgraded Jammu Airport inaugurated 19.8.2017 Zee News : States
The area of the terminal building is expanded from 6700 square meters to 14,500 square meters with an upgraded peak hour handling capacity of 720 passengers at a time, an increase from the existing 360 peak hour passengers.
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NGT slaps fines on Fortis, Max and other hospitals for waste management 18.8.2017 News
The National Green Tribunal today slapped fines on several government and private hospitals over their failure to manage their bio-medical waste. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar imposed a penalty of Rs 2 lakh on Shalimar Bagh-based Fortis Hospital and Rs 1.5 lakh each on Max Super Speciality Hospital and Dharamshila Hospital & Research Centre. Hedgewar Arogya Sansthan, Jag Pravesh Chandra Hospital , Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya , Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital , Swami Dayanand Hospital and Safdarjung Hospital were slapped with a fine of Rs 75,000 each. The green panel also directed medical superintendents of government hospitals to take strict action against the officials responsible for violation of environmental laws. On the last date of hearing, the NGT had imposed a fine of Rs 3 lakh each on Hotel Leela Venture Ltd, Fraser Suites, Royal Plaza and Mahagun Hotels Pvt Ltd, Rs 2 lakh each on Chhatarpur-based Radiance Motel and Golden Petal Hotel and
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Jammu airport's upgraded passenger terminal building inaugurated to enhance connectivity 18.8.2017 New Kerala: India News
Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) , August 18 : With a view to improve services for visitors in Jammu and Kashmir, an upgraded passenger terminal building of Jammu Airport was inaugurated by Union Minister for Civil Aviation P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju and Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday.
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Only 300 houses inundated in floods, claims George 18.8.2017 Hindu: Home
Responding to criticism over the handling of recent floods, Bengaluru Development Minister K.J. George claimed the city was in a better position than “even global cities” such as New York. “The rains ...
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Project Replenish: water tips from a gated community 18.8.2017 Hindu: Home
There recent spells of rain underline the importance of having rainwater harvesting systems in place much before the North-East Monsoon sets in. There may be something to be learnt from the water-management strategy of a residents’ association in South Chennai
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7 more 5-star hotels get penalised 18.8.2017 DNA: Money
A day after it penalised five-star hotels such as the Taj Palace and Taj Vivanta in Delhi, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday imposed environment compensation on seven more plush hotels for violations of Solid Waste Management Rules (SWM), 2016. A three-member bench headed by NGT Chairperson Swatanter Kumar imposed the compensation as it continued hearing on the Almitra Patel matter on countrywide implementation of SWM Rules. The penalties were imposed after the NGT reviewed an expert body's recommendations, which had inspected the waste management scenario by bulk generators such as hotels, hospitals, colleges and railway stations. The Tribunal imposed compensation of Rs 3 lakh each on Mahagun Hotel, Leela Venture Ltd., Fraser Suites and Royal Plaza. Park Inn Hotel was imposed a compensation of Rs 2.5 lakh, and the Radiance Motel and Golden Petal Hotel were imposed Rs 2 lakh each. The bench pulled up Radiance Motel after it pleaded that it was not generating much waste. The hotel was asked to ...
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Major waste generators in city fined 18.8.2017 Hindu: Home
For not complying with solid waste management rules
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As froth spills out of Bellandur lake, effluents keep flowing in 18.8.2017 Hindu: Cities
Nearly four months after the National Green Tribunal (NGT) issued a stern warning to the State government to get its act together or face action, things don’t seem to have improved in the city’s froth...
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Change approach to fix road-flooding, say experts 17.8.2017 deccanherald.com
Stumped by Monday nights torrential downpour that trapped thousands in flooded roads and layouts, Bengalureans are scared of a repeat disaster. Old, quickfix solutions will not save the city from another catastrophic crisis, warn urban environment architects. They have now offered an alternative agenda, a total overhaul of the citys flood management system. Moving away from what they call Business As Usual models, environment architect Mohan Rao and civic evangelist V Ravichander have suggested alternatives to tackle flooding of road networks, inundation and pollution of lakes and more. Flooding of roads Re-linking fragmented storm water drains (SWDs) and clearing them have been the standard response by BBMP to tackle road-flooding so far. But this has not worked because longer duration rainfall generates very high intensity of water, much beyond the designed capacity of SWDs. The alternative: Adaptive designs for traffic islands and medians to perform functions of swales apart from increasing the ...
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Activists demand action to prevent Mysuru from going the B'luru way 17.8.2017 deccanherald.com
Even before Independence, Mysuru was hailed for being a planned city. It had a well-designed underground drainage system and was believed to be a 'royal city' because it was known for being well-maintained and clean. Of late however, the city is going the Bengaluru way as the officials concerned have failed to plan infrastructure according to the expansion of the city. They have also failed to maintain the existing systems in good condition. Of late, there has been discussion on the encroachment of canals that once pumped water to Kukkarahalli Lake which is situated in the heart of the city. Many lakes, which once dotted the city landscape, such as the Doddakere, Subarayana Kere, Jakkarayana Kere, etc have given way to so called development. A canal, that is also called Rajakaluve, which originates at the Vishwamanava Park, near the JSS Vidyapeetha, passes through the Doddakere Grounds and along the Ooty Road before reaching the Sewage Farm in Vidyaranyapuram. It flows to the brim when it rains and ...
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