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Class Action Settlement For F-201 Instant Hot Water Filters 11.11.2017 New Kerala: World News
Class Action Settlement For F-201 Instant Hot Water Filters
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Centre deplores UN Rapporteur's comments on Mahatma Gandhi, sanitation programmes in India 11.11.2017 New Kerala: India News
Centre deplores UN Rapporteur's comments on Mahatma Gandhi, sanitation programmes in India
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UNSR's statement insensitive towards Mahatma Gandhi: Centre 11.11.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
India has deplored the United Nations Special Rapporteur (UNSR) Leo Heller's comments that Mahatma Gandhi's glasses – the campaign's symbol of Swachh Bharat – should be replaced with the 'human rights lens'. In a strongly worded statement, the government here said that Heller, who is UNSR on human rights, safe drinking water and sanitation, has demonstrated lack of understanding. "The world knows that Mahatma was the foremost proponent of human rights, including for sanitation, his unique and special focus. Gandhiji's glasses, the unique logo of the Swachh Bharat Mission, epitomise core human rights principles," the statement added. Heller, whose two-week visit to India ended on Friday, said the implementation of the campaign to make India open defecation-free should not be "human rights free". He claimed that authorities used "aggressive and abusive practices" to deliver on targets to build toilets. The government said such sweeping judgements were either factually incorrect, based on incomplete ...
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Pomfret farming begins at jail 11.11.2017 Hindu: Thiruvananthapuram
2,000 fishlings released into artificial pond on Poojappura sub-jail premises
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Cholera alert after one case confirmed 11.11.2017 Hindu: Thiruvananthapuram
People told to maintain hygiene
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Water quality poor in Ramnagaram: report 10.11.2017 deccanherald.com
More than 90% of drinking water samples collected from houses in a cluster of villages in Ramnagaram district near Bengaluru are unfit for human consumption, according to a new study. When researchers tested the source of water, they found that in 80% of cases the water sources were also contaminated. Moreover, the poor quality remains unchanged throughout the year, suggesting contamination of the groundwater. The samples were screened for Escherichia coli (E.coil) bacteria that can trigger diarrhoea. Its presence also indicates faecal and sewage contamination. Water was collected from eight villages in Byramangala panchayat area of Ramnagaram district. The samples were tested for microbial contamination as well as chemical impurities. Only 7% of household drinking water samples complied with the WHO permissible limits, said the study published in the November 10 issue of the journal Current Science. The three-member team that conducted the study comprised researchers from Trans-Disciplinary University, ...
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Government deplores UN Rapporteur’s comments on Mahatma Gandhi; 10.11.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Government of India has deplored the serious insensitivity towards the Father of our Nation shown by Mr Leo Heller, the United Nations Special Rapporteur (UNSR) on human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation.
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120 lakh litres of water a day for Sabarimala 9.11.2017 Hindu: Kerala
Erumeli water supply scheme to be commissioned soon
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Australia keen on exchange of info, ideas with Rajasthan 9.11.2017 DNA: Top News
South Australia’s minister of trade and industry Martin Hamilton-Smith believes that Rajasthan is a doorway to India for exchange of information and ideas, in the same ways as the former is a doorway to Australia. “We don’t aim to set up economic zones in our sister state. Our approach is different. Our approach is to help with water, arts, and otherwise, where we can with education. It is to be helpful, to cooperate, to exchange information and idea, rather than setting up for economic zones,” Smith told DNA. “Like any other relationship, you get out of what you’ve put into it. We’ve put a lot into our relationship, and I think Rajasthan has too. But where we go from here, is up to the two states. When we want to build a relationship, we both have to contribute,” he added. He then explained that various MoUs have been signed with the Government of Rajasthan to continue the relationship. “We are building relationship on water and cooperation on water excellence and water science. We’ve opened a joint ...
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Why continuous rain failed to raise groundwater level in Bengaluru 9.11.2017 Hindu: Home
City got near record rain this year, but water table hasn’t risen
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LifeStraw's Safe Water Fund Provides Puerto Ricans With Access To Safe Water Filters And Purifiers 8.11.2017 New Kerala: World News
LifeStraw's Safe Water Fund Provides Puerto Ricans With Access To Safe Water Filters And Purifiers
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The quest for groundwater in post-colonial India 8.11.2017 Hindu: Home
The story of how the exploration of aquifers under the earth's surface in India became an agricultural endeavour rather than geological.
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Ongoing exercise on land records to end confusion over categories: CM in Assembly 7.11.2017 Hindu: Home
Govt. to start issuance of new pattadar passbooks with 26 security features from Jan. 26
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GMC launches singing of National Anthem 7.11.2017 The Assam Tribune
GMC launches singing of National Anthem
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Health camps help people fight diseases 7.11.2017 Hindu: Home
More than 80,000 residents from six districts — Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram, Nagapattinam, Cuddalore and Tiruvarur — have benefited from the 601 special health camps set up to prevent communicab...
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Diversity is key to farming success 6.11.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Shivu Siddalingaswamy, a resident of Antarasante hobli in Heggadadevanakote (HD Kote) taluk of Mysuru district, has been engaged in farming for the last 12 years now. Shivu returned to his village and took up farming after graduation. His father, who had suffered loss in tobacco and cotton cultivation, discouraged him initially. "Since there was nothing to lose further, I decided to experiment in the land," Shivu says. After reboring, the old borewell yielded 2.5 inches of water. He started with ginger and later cultivated cardamom and turmeric. By then, he had realised that with multiple crops, the loss from one crop gets balanced with the profit from some other crop. This motivated him to diversify the crops further and start vegetable cultivation. Along with vegetables he also planted banana. Crop rotation has not only helped him get a steady income, but also enriched the soil. "We can avoid losses if we plan our crops in phases," Shivu says. Now one can see a variety of vegetables, turmeric, coconut, ...
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Maker of Mavallipura landfill figures in 43-year-old 'lake grab' 6.11.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The man credited with giving Bengaluru the infamous landfill concept is now accused of a lake grab scam that unfolded over 43 years. The Karnataka Lake Conservation and Development Authority (KLCDA) has directed the authorities to initiate action against S B Hanumantharayappa, a class-1 contractor, for allegedly encroaching on 5.13 acres of Nanjundapura Lake near Yelahanka, four decades after his family first laid claim to the water body, documents show. The lake is located in survey number 64/1 of Jarakabande Kaval village, Yelahanka hobli in Bengaluru North taluk. The KLCDA authorities, after an inspection, found that Hanumantharayappa had dug a borewell to pump the lake water out. On October 25, KLCDA chief executive officer Seema Garg directed the Vadderahalli panchayat to "fence the lake, clear the encroachment and take action". The lake is not far from the Mavallipura landfill, where Hanumantharayappa allowed the BBMP to dump the citys waste on a piece of land he claimed he owned. It was in ...
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School of rock 6.11.2017 Hindu: Arts
Award-winning geologist C Singaraja explains how what’s happening beneath our feet impacts our lives and health
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School of rock 6.11.2017 Hindu: News
Award-winning geologist C Singaraja explains how what’s happening beneath our feet impacts our lives and health
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Canadian delegation visits tribal hamlets in Chittoor 6.11.2017 Hindu: Home
Inspects ongoing welfare activities initiated by CCFC in villages
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