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NITI Aayog proposes Yamuna Authority to combine river cleaning efforts 26.4.2018 General News
NITI Aayog is proposing to set up a Yamuna river authority with a view to coordinating the work being done by various government departments for cleaning the river, its vice chairman Rajiv Kumar said today. Kumar further said in case steps are not taken to revive the river, Delhi may face Cape Town like situation. Cape Town, a coastal city in South Africa is facing a severe water shortage in the region since 2015. "I don't know how many of us are aware that the huge threat that we are facing in this city because of what is happening to Yamuna river and also what is happening to our ground water situation. "There could be a situation and I am not exaggerating ,that we could be in the next 15 years and so and completely bereft of water.We may face Capetown like situation. We will try and set up Yamuna River Authority which will combine work of different departments," Kumar said at an event here. Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation minister Nitin Gadkari was ...
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Sterlite protest: Villagers versus Anil Agarwal 26.4.2018 Rediff: Business
Villagers have been protesting against the Sterlite factory since February 12, with an effigy of Vedanta Chairman Anil Agarwal as the backdrop.
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PWD restarts quarrying in Tiruchi, Karur 26.4.2018 Hindu: News
The department opens government sand depots
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Water Scarcity 25.4.2018 Central Chronicle » Editorial
Every day the water situation in scarcity is aggrevating without any measures or relief in... more »
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Nitish says Bihar's inclusive growth motto inspired by 1857 25.4.2018 General News
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said that the inclusive growth motto of the state was inspired by 1857 hero Veer Kuer Singh who had a vision to assign responsibilites to people according to their abilities irrespective of caste, religion and gender. Kumar said he drew inspiration from life of Kuer Singh, the ruler of Jagdishpur estate and one of the heroes of the Revolt of 1957, who "had the vision to assign responsibilities to people according to their abilities more than a century ago, irrespective of religion, caste and gender". The CM was speaking here at a seminar organized on the eve of the legendary 1857 warrior's 160th death anniversary. Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi and Industry minister Jai Kumar Singh was present with him among others. "The life and journey of Veer Kuer Singh had not remained confined to Bihar. He had left his imprint on a major part of the country. The role played by Bihar in the first war of Independence also led to it ...
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Maha: 'Medium intensity' drought in 8 tehsils of 3 districts 25.4.2018 General News
The Maharashtra government today announced 'medium intensity' drought in eight out of 398 tehsils in the state following water shortage and crop losses in these areas, spread across three districts of Yavatmal, Washim and Jalgaon. It also declared various relief measures for farmers in these areas. A government resolution (GR) declaring a medium intensity drought in these tehsils was issued today after a review of the crop situation, damage caused by unseasonal rains, ground water level depletion and losses suffered by farmers due to other reasons, said an official from the revenue department. Ralegaon, Digras, Ghatanji, Kelapur and Yavatmal tehsils in Yavatmal district, Washim tehsil in Washim district and Muktainagar and Bodwad in Jalgaon district figure in the list. The official said the water conservation drive undertaken by the government has led to increase in the ground water levels across the state. It has resulted in declaration of water shortage during summer
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Construction prohibited in unauthorised colonies: SC 25.4.2018 Hindu: Rx
Court questions authorities’ move to regularise such areas
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Tipper lorry seized 25.4.2018 Hindu: Rx
Vehicle intercepted at Kirumampakkam
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Letter to BS: Use water prudently, utilise every drop 25.4.2018 Business Standard: Today
Inhabitants of Western Rajasthan were well trained in water management and they knew that this was their lifeline
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Satyabrata Sahoo files his report on monazite content in beach sand 25.4.2018 Hindu: News
Judges directs counsel for mining firms to go through the report before making their submissions
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Recycled water an untapped resource 25.4.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Anna University study says grey water can supply 30% of Chennai’s requirements by 2030
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Paddy transplantation from Jun 20 in Punjab 24.4.2018 General News
The Punjab government today announced that paddy transplantation will begin in the state from June 20 instead of June 15 last year. A notification has been issued in this regard by the Agriculture Department in order to preserve water and check the fast depleting ground water table, an official spokesperson said. Punjab was witnessing 2.5 feet depletion in ground water tableannually due to which this decision had been taken on the advise of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana and Punjab Pollution Control Board. The spokesperson further said that as per the notification, now the sowing of paddy nursery would start from May 20, compared to May 15 last year. He pointed out that this notification had been issued under provisions of Punjab Preservation of Sub-Soil Waters Act-2009. Earlier in 2014, the government had fixed June 15 as the date to start paddy transplantation in the state. Meanwhile, Punjab Pollution Control Board Chairman K S Pannu termed this decision a positive ..
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SC prohibits further constructions in unauthorised colonies in Delhi 24.4.2018 General News
The Supreme Court today prohibited any further construction not in confirmity with the building bye laws in 1,797 unauthorised colonies in Delhi and questioned the authorities' intent in regularising such colonies having illegal constructions. The apex court, while observing that there cannot be any area in Delhi where there was no "rule of law", directed the Centre to immedietly set up a special task force (STF) to oversee enforcement of laws regarding unauthorised constructions, and asked it to remove encroachments from public roads, public streets and the areas meant for pedestrians. A bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta, while refusing to vacate the stay at this stage on the proposed amendments in the Delhi Master Plan-2021, also sought details and figures on the status of groundwater level in the national capital since 2000 onwards. "We direct that there should not be any further construction in any unauthorised colonies and public land...," the bench said. Senior ..
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‘Alert police about illegal sand quarrying’ 24.4.2018 Hindu: National
Karimnagar CP appeals to residents following concerns over groundwater depletion
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Cong. wants sand quarries closed in TS 24.4.2018 Hindu: National
Sand policy causing a damage of ₹10,000 cr, says Sridhar Babu
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Focus will be on education and health, says Bhaskar Prasad 24.4.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Bhaskar Prasad wants to focus on better facilities for sanitation workers and street sweepers. »
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Mismatch of assignments in State PHE dept 24.4.2018 The Assam Tribune
Mismatch of assignments in State PHE dept
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The risks in fracking 23.4.2018 Hindu: Rx
The government should impose a moratorium on fracking as the negative consequences outweigh the benefits
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South Korean Company offers to launch sustainable groundwater project 23.4.2018 Hindu: Madurai
Ramanathapuram Hae Chun Company Limited, a South Korea-based water exploration company, has offered to launch ‘sustainable drinking ground water res
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Election Commission of India issues Notification in respect of extension of hours of Poll in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly Election 23.4.2018 General News
Whereas, the Commission has, under Section 56 of the said Act notified hours of poll from 7.00 am to 5.00 pm as the hours of poll during which the poll shall be taken in all the assembly constituencies of the state; and
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