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CISF nabs note press officer in MP with stolen currency in 19.1.2018 General News
A Bank Note Press officer in Madhya Pradesh's Dewas district was apprehended by the CISF today for allegedly trying to steal freshly-minted currency notes by concealing them in his shoes. The case was handed over to the police, which had seized crisp currency notes amounting to over Rs 90.59 lakh so far, following raids at the premises of the officer, Manohar Verma, Assistant Inspector General Hemendra Singh, who is also a spokesperson for the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), said here. Verma was working as the deputy control officer in the Note Verification section of the high-security press, he added. Singh said in the morning, fresh Rs 200 currency notes, totalling Rs 40,000, were recovered from Verma's shoes. "The security staff on duty saw Verma hiding something discreetly in an empty wooden box kept in the corridor. "He kept a watch on him through CCTV cameras and other means and then, intercepted him," he added. As per procedure, the clothes and shoes of ..
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Want to save trees? Check out these biodegradable pencils! 19.1.2018 Hindu: Youth
Edible food colours, fruit flavours and seeds. Here’s how Divya Shetty and Vishnu Vardhan of Coimbatore-based Plantcil are adding fresh flavour to the plant-a-pencil trend
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Narendra Modi the 'best doctor' to treat India's illnesses, says Union minister Arjun Ram Meghwal 19.1.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
Arjun Ram Meghwal said Narendra Modi may not have an MBBS degree but he certainly is the "best doctor" to treat the illnesses that plague the country.
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Pencils that sprout 19.1.2018 Hindu: Youth
Edible food colours, fruit flavours and seeds. Here’s how Divya Shetty and Vishnu Vardhan of Coimbatore-based Plantcil are adding fresh flavour to the plant-a-pencil trend
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‘Day Zero’: Reeling Under Drought, Cape Town to Run out of Water by April 19.1.2018 The Wire

In a portent of a Mad Max-like situation, South Africa's Cape Town has less than 90 days' worth of water left in its reservoirs.

The post ‘Day Zero’: Reeling Under Drought, Cape Town to Run out of Water by April appeared first on The Wire.

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Modi 'best doctor' to cure India of major 'diseases': Meghwal 19.1.2018 General News
Union minister Arjun Ram Meghwal today said Prime Minister Narendra Modi may not have an MBBS degree but he certainly is the "best doctor" to treat the illnesses that plague the country. The Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation made the remarks during the ongoing MRAI International Indian Metals Recycling Conference here. "There were some other countries too which got Independence from the British rule in 1947. India, however, did not see the growth rate as it should have and that was because of six major diseases. "No doubt, there has been development, but not at the speed which was desired of it," he told the conference. Meghwal said cleanliness, corruption, poverty, communalism, casteism and terrorism are the six diseases, identified by the prime minister, that gripped the country and are responsible for its slow pace of growth. "Modi ji has resolved to ensure the desired pace of growth for India," Meghwal said, adding that ..
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Manpower shortage hits PHED functioning 19.1.2018 The Assam Tribune
Manpower shortage hits PHED functioning
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Reservoirs drying fast, state to start water cuts 19.1.2018 DNA: Popular News
The Gujarat government has decided to reduce water supply in cities, towns and villages soon, with the state staring at an imminent water crisis because of the fast-drying reservoirs of the Narmada dam. Of the 4.5 million acre feet (MAF) water allocated from the Narmada river for use in Gujarat, only 1 MAF remains as 3.5 MAF water has already been utilised for drinking, irrigation and industrial purposes. Sixty-six per cent of its population is totally dependent on the Narmada water, Except South Gujarat, the entire state has been depending on the Naramada water, instead of local sources, for the past few years. The state government called an emergency meeting of ministers concerned and senior bureaucrats on Thursday to discuss the issue and decided to soon start water rationing. A senior bureaucrat said, "We are going to direct city and local authorities to impose water cuts in their areas. Cities such as Ahmedabad and Vadodara, which have other sources of water, will be directed to switch to their ...
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e-Pragati CORE a great way to review progress: AP CM 19.1.2018 General News
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu while launching the e-Pragati CORE platform opined that it would enable efficient review of achievements and shortfalls of the government.Naidu, while addressing the gathering at the Collectors Conference here on Thursday said the platform, which is a common portal for all citizen services online, aims to be a single source of truth and one portal to monitor everything, from insights to action."This is a great way of reviewing our shortfalls and achievements. This meeting gives us a clear idea of strategies regarding communication, and convergence," he said.Talking about the progress of the state, Naidu mentioned that the state has been growing steadily over the years, achieving growth rates of 8.5 percent in FY 2014-15; 10.95 percent in FY 2015-16, and 11.6 percent in FY 2016-17. Furthermore, in the first half of the current financial year, the registered growth rate is 11.37 percent, he said.Highlighting the necessity of improving ...
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Gadkari, Kejriwal review Delhi's sewage treatment plants on Yamuna 19.1.2018 General News
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal held a meeting to review the sewage treatment plants (STPs) on Yamuna River and discussed measures to make the water body free from pollutants."Along with Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, reviewed STPs of Delhi on the Yamuna, a tributary of Ganga supported by the Clean Ganga NMCG under the Namami Gange program," Gadkari tweeted."Had an excellent meeting with Gadkari Ji. Together, we have to work towards cleaning the Yamuna," added Kejriwal.Earlier in the month, water supply in most parts of the national capital was disrupted due to increased pollution in the Yamuna."Due to the increase in pollution, many areas, including North Delhi, Central Delhi, part of West Delhi, part of South Delhi, Delhi Cantt areas and NDMC areas, will remain affected and water supply will be available at low pressure," the Delhi Jal Board had said.Residents of Delhi faced a similar problem on first two days of the New Year due to a spike in industrial ..
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Dry spell in HP: Jaundice outbreak threat looms large in 19.1.2018 General News
Jaundice outbreak threat looms large in the state capital as water sources are dryingup due to the prolonged dry spell in the state and patients have already started reaching hospitals. Dry weather with no snow or rains in the past six weeks is causing worry among authorities here and the Shimla Municipal Corporation has advised people to boil water before use. The corporation has launched a drive to clean static water storage tanks as a precaution and samples are being drawn regularly to ensure that contaminated water is not supplied to people, a spokesman of the civic body said. Last year, jaundice had claimed 32 lives here after sewage entered the main water supply scheme.
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Chinchpada residents seek probe into death 19.1.2018 Hindu: Cities
Woman fell off bike on waterlogged road
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Mission Bhagiratha work raises only dust 18.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Use of machines in narrow lanes leaving behind big craters
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Karimnagar has highest number of MI schemes 18.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Fifth MI census records 3.37% increase in the number of structures
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Egypt raises 'extreme concern' about Nile dam with Ethiopia 18.1.2018 General News
Egypt's president today expressed his "extreme concern" to Ethiopia's visiting prime minister over the lack of progress in talks on the impact of a massive upstream dam that Egypt fears could cut into its vital share of the Nile. President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has warned that Egypt's share of the Nile, which provides nearly all its freshwater, is a red line. But he has also sought to reassure Ethiopia and Sudan that Egypt has no intention of going to war. El-Sissi was grim-faced during most of a news conference he jointly addressed with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn after the two held talks in Cairo. El-Sissi said he appreciated Ethiopia's repeated assurances that the dam, which is about 60 percent complete, would not have a negative impact on Egypt, but he said studies must still be completed and that all sides should abide by their findings. Egypt is a mostly desert country that depends on the Nile for almost all of its water needs. Its 95 million people grow ..
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Panel to be formed to review progress of IIT research parks: 18.1.2018 General News
The HRD Ministry has decided to form a panel to review the progress of research parks at IITs across the country, Union minister Prakash Javadekar said today. The government has funded research parks at Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay, Gandhinagar, Kharagpur, Hyderabad, Kanpur, Guwahati and Delhi and the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore. While the research park at IIT Madras is fully operational since 2010, the other are at different stages of completion. Javadekar said that it is important that socially relevant research is carried out by the premier institutes across the country. The HRD minister made the announcement about the panel's formation during his visit to IIT Madras Research Park where he inaugurated new facilities. "Once I am back in Delhi, I will review the progress of all IIT research parks. A committee will be formed for the purpose. We need to find out whether socially relevant research is being done. I want that the IIT Madras Research
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Low-cost mechanism invented to determine water contamination 18.1.2018 DNA: Evolutions
The mechanism is paper-based
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In Gujarat, Narendra Modi vies to double farmer income by 2022; Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel will help India achieve its vision 18.1.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
Prime Minister Narendra Modi toured his home state Gujarat with Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday, as he sought to further develop India-Israel relations in fields of innovation and agriculture.
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Dy EC reviews poll preparations in Nagaland 18.1.2018 The Assam Tribune
Dy EC reviews poll preparations in Nagaland
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Govt officials busy passing the buck 18.1.2018 DNA: Opinion
Even as one of the most dense tracts of mangroves at Yari Road is being systematically destroyed despite regular complaints by environmentalists as well as local residents, government authourities seem to be busy passing the buck. Much hue and cry was raised by local residents under the umbrella of Yari Road Bachao in November 2015 after which Environment Minister Ramdas Kadam along with Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray visited the spot following which the BMC Collector’s office began carrying out demolitions of encroachments. Thackeray and Kadam, along with several officials in tow, visited the site a second time to inspect ongoing demolition and were even promised by officials that this land would be cleared. “No one has bothered since. The encroachments began mushrooming few months after the visit and, in two years, more damage has been done than before. Politicians have stopped answering our calls,” said a local resident. Article ...
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