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Chandigarh may brim with water woes (Cached) 17.4.2014 TOI: Chandigarh Times
Summer is yet to peak, but taps have started to run dry, a precursor to the water woes likely to grip the ...
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Desalination plant for thirsty Beijing 16.4.2014 Deccan Herald - Analysis
A coastal desalination plant planned for east of Beijing could provide a large portion of the drinking water for the parched Chinese capital by 2019, the state news media quoted officials as saying on Tuesday. The reports indicated that the government and state enterprises were investing heavily in desalination projects to alleviate a dire water shortage in northern China. The reports, citing officials who spoke over the weekend and on Monday, said that the proposed plant, to be located in the city of Tangshan in Hebei Province, had already been approved by a provincial development agency. The plan is to complete construction of the plant by 2019 and for it to supply one million tons of fresh water each day, which could account for one-third of the water consumption of Beijing, a city of more than 22 million people, officials said. A headline on an article published by Global Times, a populist state-run newspaper, said, "Seawater to supply Beijing in 2019." The plant would be the core of one of the ...
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Question Corner: Sea water 16.4.2014 Hindu: Science


Why is sea water salty unlike river water?MITHUN GANESH K.ChennaiThe oceans have been around a very long time, so some of the salts were ad...
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Goa's shrinking mussel shellfish gets a fresh lease of life 16.4.2014 deccanherald.com
Goas mussel shellfish, a regular part of the states cuisine, has got a fresh lease of life after the Indian Council for Agricultural Research embarked on a project to arrest the rapid decline of the species. Mussel is the common name used for members of several families of clams from saltwater and freshwater habitats. In the wake of the poor availability of mussel last year, a team of ICAR scientists started working with the local community to revive the mussel and other two indigenous fish varieties, that have been rapidly depleting, despite them fetching handsome returns in the market. "There was no mussel spat available last year," Manju Lakshmi N, scientist with the Fishing Resources Management Division of ICAR, said. Factors like pollution, climate change and sand mining has resulted in the dwindling number of mussel, found in the states estuarine waters, she said. According to her, the shifting of monsoon patterns from its traditional calendar also contributed to it. As part of the mariculture ...
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Goa's Shrinking Mussel Shellfish Gets a Fresh Lease of Life 16.4.2014 newindianexpress.com
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Woes of asylum seekers from Pakistan 16.4.2014 Hindu: Delhi
The Tricolour flutters atop a settlement of 20-odd jhuggis on the Delhi Jal Board ground off Outer Ring Road near Burari by-pass. What is unique about the settlement is that it mushroomed last year...
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‘I have not seen a party candidate even once’ 16.4.2014 Hindu: National
Voter apathy may be common among the urban middle class across India. But the apathy of politicians is what is glaring in the tribal haadis of the Nagarahole National Park. Scattered over di...
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18-month-old Falls into Borewell, Rescue Ops on 16.4.2014 newindianexpress.com
In the third such incident in the State since April 7, an 18-month-old boy on Tuesday fell into a 175-foot deep borewell in Kedampalayam, about 50 km from Tiruvannamalai town.
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Borewells need stringent regulations 16.4.2014 Hindu: News
Over the last 10 days, Tamil Nadu has recorded at least three instances of children falling into pits dug for borewells. One child tragically died in Villupuram, while a second child was rescued i...
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Another boy falls into open borewell in TN (Cached) 15.4.2014 Zee News : States
A day after a boy was rescued from an abandoned borewell pit in Tirunelveli, another three-year-old boy fell into an unused deep borewell at Kidampalayam village, about 50 km from here on Tuesday.
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Man’s rotten body found in sewer (Cached) 15.4.2014 Asian Age: Mumbai
The body of an unidentified man was found in a highly decomposed state in a sewer at Worli on Monday morning following which the Worli police has initiated investigations. The police is also awaiting the post-mortem report which will specify the cause of death and thereby help the police in understanding the circumstances surrounding the murder. The man, aged around 40, was found in the nullah in the Love Grove Waste Water Treatment Plant near Atria Mall at around 11 am, by a passerby who informed the police control room. The police rushed to the spot with an ambulance in tow and shifted the body to a government hospital. While the body was highly decomposed, injury marks or stab wounds were not visible on the body, thereby reducing the possibility of the case being a murder. “We cannot say whether it was a murder or a suicide with authority until the hospital informs us of the cause of death. We have also communicated to other police stations to see if a missing persons report matching the description ...
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Record number of British beaches receive highest water quality rating 15.4.2014 Guardian: Environment

Good Beach Guide rates three-quarters of 734 beaches around the UK coast as 'excellent' following hot, dry summer of 2013

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No Drinking Water Despite Manjeera Pipeline 15.4.2014 newindianexpress.com
Lack groundwater, employment opportunities and educational institutions are pressing problems that people of Vikarabad Assembly constituency have been facing over the years.
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Rescued Tirunelveli Boy Stable, No Fracture in the Fall, Say Docs 15.4.2014 The New Indian Express - Tamil Nadu - http://newindianexpress.com/states/tamil_nadu/
Robot Rescue Team in first successful operation safely pulls out 3-year-old boy struck at 20 feet in a borewell
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Top 10 daftest ways to become a world champion 15.4.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Forget arduous workouts and strict diets, there are plenty of daft games and competitions that anyone can enter. From worm charming to air guitar, here's our guide to becoming a world champion in 2014, without even breaking a sweat Continue reading...
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Man’s rotten body found in sewer (Cached) 15.4.2014 Asian Age: Mumbai
The body of an unidentified man was found in a highly decomposed state in a sewer at Worli on Monday morning following which the Worli police has initiated investigations. The police is also awaiting the post-mortem report which will specify the cause of death and thereby help the police in understanding the circumstances surrounding the murder. The man, aged around 40, was found in the nullah in the Love Grove Waste Water Treatment Plant near Atria Mall at around 11 am, by a passerby who informed the police control room. The police rushed to the spot with an ambulance in tow and shifted the body to a government hospital. While the body was highly decomposed, injury marks or stab wounds were not visible on the body, thereby reducing the possibility of the case being a murder. “We cannot say whether it was a murder or a suicide with authority until the hospital informs us of the cause of death. We have also communicated to other police stations to see if a missing persons report matching the description ...
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Choose car, not cycle: Mynampally Hanumantha Rao (Cached) 15.4.2014 TOI: Hyderabad Times
When Mynampally Hanumantha Rao sets out for his poll campaign, he ensures that his followers chant the ‘Jai Telangana’ slogan and wildly displays the ‘car’ election ...
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Summer diseases in kids on rise as mercury soars 15.4.2014 deccanherald.com
City hospitals report increase in fever, diarrhoea cases With the summer setting in, some city hospitals reported an increase in fever and diarrhoea-related cases among children. The majority of these patients are below the age of five, doctors said. "Children become more susceptible to infection with the rise in temperature. We have observed a rise in cases of cold and cough, fever and diarrhoea in the paediatric unit in the past one week. Children below the age of five constitute the major chunk of such patients," said Dr Anuja of Ram Manohar Lohiya (RML) Hospital. Of 22 cases recorded in the RMLOPD on Monday afternoon, 18 children had high fever. On Sunday, over 35 cases of fever and 18 cases of diarrhoea were recorded. This was being seen as a steady increase in such cases since last week. "Diarrhoea and other infection-related diseases are also mostly accompanied by fever," added Anuja. The other two problems that children are complaining of are 'fever with rash' and 'vomiting'. Lok Nayak Hospital ...
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Boy rescued from borewell in Sankarankovil 14.4.2014 Hindu: Tamil Nadu
Four-member team from Madurai helps in rescue efforts
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Waterproof layer protects turkey eggs from bacteria (Cached) 14.4.2014 New Kerala: World News
New York, April 14 : Shells of Australian brush turkeys are 1.5 times thinner than those of chickens, but that does not make them more vulnerable to attacks from microbes because of a natural waterproof layer, a study finds.
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