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'Why people of Rahul's constituency crying for basic amenities?' 21.4.2018 General News
Attacking the Congress president, UP BJP general secretary Pankaj Singh said today that Rahul Gandhi must answer as to why the people in the constituencies represented by him and his family members in Parliament were crying for basic amenities even after so many years of Independence. "The BJP government in the state under Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is working on the 'sankalp' (pledge) of ensuring availability of electricity and water supply and construction of better roads in the village. When they (Congress) were in power, they had never felt it appropriate to answer to anyone," Singh told PTI here. "After the BJP came to power, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has started the practice of telling the people of the country the work done in a year...We very well understand that we are answerable to the people, and we have to give answers to the people from time to time," he said. On the electoral understanding between the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party, which ...
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A Delhi stung 21.4.2018 DNA: Bangalore
A Delhi stung
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Odisha: Rural women go the extra mile for water 21.4.2018 General News
As the intense heat condition prevails across Odisha, rural areas in the state are facing an impending water crisis.The women of Mayurbhanj district are forced to travel to far off places to fetch buckets of water from other areas for drinking purposes.Locals told ANI that the area has been reeling under acute drinking water crisis for the last few days. While the wells in the localities have gone dry, the stand posts do not yield water.The water supply by the state's Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) is also highly erratic. The residents of the district have lodged complaints with the PHED office to improve the situation, but all in vain.Frustrated with the ongoing crisis, residents of Mayurbhanj district have detained junior engineers and supervisors of the PHED several times but to no avail.A PHED Executive Engineer (Mayurbhanj) admitted that there was a water crisis in the district.Explaining the problem, the engineer said, "The water supply was disrupted as old pipes ...
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Water supply: 'A pipe dream'? 21.4.2018 DNA: India
This information was provided by Union minister Kiren Rijiju in the Lok Sabha while replying to a question raised by members C Gopalakrishanan, K Parshuram and P Nagarajan on the water crisis along the border. Rijiju said that the BSF is manning 293 BOPs along the lndo-Pakistan border in western Rajasthan. “Out of this, water is available in 129 outposts only through pipelines,” said the minister in his reply. But in the remaining posts, tankers have been engaged to quench the thirst of the security personnel. The number of BOPs having drinking water pipeline is nearly 43% while the rest 57 posts are meeting their water requirements through tankers. The minister said that out of the 129 posts having piped water, there are 31 posts wherein works relating to drinking water supply were approved under the Annual Action Plan of Border Area Development Programme (BADP) during the year 2014. “Sufficient water supply is being made available to the remaining BOPs through water tankers,” said the minister. The ...
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Sabarmati weir could meet water need for 15 days 21.4.2018 DNA: India
Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) is all set to construct a weir near Indira bridge on the Sabarmati river. The weir, once completed, would be able to store up to 20,000 million litres per day (MLD) and cater to the city's water needs for 15 days, in case of a shortage. "On daily basis, the AMC gets water from different sources. Many times, breaches happen in the canals and around 200 MLD of water supply stops for a few days. To avoid such situations, we are building a new weir on the Sabarmati River," said Pravin Patel, Standing Committee Chairman, AMC. He added, "For the optimum usage of water, we are planning to construct the weir near the Indira bridge in Kotarpur. This water can be treated at the Kotarpur water works, so it would be cost effective as well. We have allotted Rs 10 crore for the same and the state government has given us permission for it." Change in design of Riverfront Phase II Pravin Patel said that the AMC is considering changes in the design of the second phase of Sabarmati ...
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Bisalpur dam level a cause for concern 21.4.2018 DNA: India
Drinking water supply in Jaipur hinges on Bisalpur dam completely. This has been the situation after Ramgarh dam dried up, prompting the government to initiate water connection from the former. But the alarming fact is that besides Bisalpur dam, there is no other source of drinking water for the city. And in the event of the Bisalpur dam drying up, the city would be left high and dry, literally. During monsoon last year, the Bisalpur dam was not completely filled up and currently, the water level in the dam is low. With the current level of water, the city’s water needs can last till October 2018. However, if the monsoon remains weak this year, the ripple effect (of water shortage) will take place in summer next year. Despite the high court order, the government could not make the Ramgarh dam operational even though 70% of the capital is in the Dark Zone. All the dams lying around the city of Jaipur are dry and the ground level of the city is rapidly falling. Bisalpur dam located in Tonk district is the ...
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DMK MLA upset over late information 21.4.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Taking part in the inauguration of new facilities at Government Vellore Medical College Hospital (GVMCH) on Friday, DMK’s Member of Legislative Assemb
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Mission Bhagiratha trial run at Imampeta by May 5 21.4.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Water supply to every household by year end, says Minister
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Apple says hello to Daisy, a robot used to recycle 200 iPhone devises per hour 20.4.2018 DNA: Top News
Apple unveiled a robot called Daisy to take apart junked iPhone models and recover valuable materials that can be recycled ahead of Earth Day, the company said in a release. The company also announced that for every handset received at Apple stores and its website through the Apple GiveBack programme till April 30, it will make a donation to a non-profit organisation called Conservation International. “Conservation International uses science, policy and partnerships to protect the natural world people rely on for food, fresh water and livelihood. Founded in 1987, the organisation works in more than 30 countries on six continents to ensure a healthy, prosperous planet,” the website added in its report. With Apple GiveBack programme and Daisy support, the company aims to move closer to a day when it will make its products using "only recycled or renewable materials." Created through years of R&D, Daisy incorporates revolutionary technology based on Apple’s learnings from Liam, its first disassembly robot ...
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Missing democracy for the trees and hills 20.4.2018 Hindu: Rx
If you thought humans only exoticised and discriminated based on notions of racial purity among our own species, you aren’t paying attention to why we treat forestland the way we do.
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Sustainable technologies for city infrastructure 20.4.2018 Hindu: Rx
Waste-to-energy plants, RWH, and solar power can obviate the need for dependence on municipal services for waste collection, water supply boards and centralised power grids. By M.A. Siraj
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Fighting plastic menace 20.4.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Greens from the city do their bit to save the planet from plastic waste. Earth Day is on Sunday
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CMDA, lok adalat, CMWSSB meetings for residents 20.4.2018 Hindu: Chennai
Meet on expansion of CMA on April 23The Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA) is conducting a meeting to gauge public opinion on the expan
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Odisha dam poses water supply threat to NMDC plant in Chhattisgarh 20.4.2018 Latest News
Chhattisgarh govt flags concerns to Centre, as the proposed dam will lower water level in Sabri river; state will not be able to meet commitment of assured supply to NMDC plant
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India is paying a price for losing its grasslands (Environment Feature) 20.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Wiry shrubs and clumps of brown-green fill the semi-arid landscape of Kutch in western India. Many of these patches have, over the years, made way for "more productive" agricultural land. This greening of "wasteland" is, however, degrading a precious and largely ignored ecosystem -- the grasslands. And, as a result, some species of animals that depend on grasslands are being pushed to the brink of extinction.
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Apple to donate to mark Earth Day 20.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
In its mission to create a healthier planet through innovation, Apple on Friday announced a donation programme and debuted a disassembly robot "Daisy" as a part of its ongoing recycling effort.
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AMSU, MSF condemn inaction of Govt, vow to support Thoubal River Conservation Committee's stand 20.4.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
AMSU, MSF condemn inaction of Govt, vow to support Thoubal River Conservation Committee's stand
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Water supply: Haryana, Delhi Chief Secretaries summoned 20.4.2018 Hindu: Delhi
SC issues directions after Jal Board says it is not receiving enough water to supply to the Capital
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Govt will provide financial assistance to fire affected families: CM Thakur 20.4.2018 General News
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said the government would provide financial assistance for rehabilitation of fire affected families. He visited Kashaini village in Rohru Sub Division of Shimla district today to meet the affected families whose houses were destroyed in a fire which broke out on Tuesday night. Thakur said Rs 2.50 lakh would be provided to each family for re-construction of houses and adequate funds would be made available for construction of road to Kashaini village. He said the victims would be provided timber through TD, and if possible the Forest Corporation would provide more timber on subsidised rates. The chief minister directed the Irrigation and Public Health department to take effective and urgent steps for augmentation of drinking water supply scheme to the village. He said the district administration had provided Rs 10,000 each to the victims as immediate relief besides making provision of community kitchen. Thakur said financial assistance ...
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Drastic plastic 19.4.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
April 22 is World Earth Day. This year, let’s join hands and encourage people to stop using plastic and clean up the mess.
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