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People in Pondicherry are proud of their French heritage: Kiran Bedi defen... 16.7.2018 DNA: Bangalore
People in Pondicherry are proud of their French heritage: Kiran Bedi defen...
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Organic manure production scheme launched 16.7.2018 The Assam Tribune
Organic manure production scheme launched
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Peace convention held 16.7.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Peace convention held
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Peace convention meet for kana valley 16.7.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Peace convention meet for kana valley
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How best to tackle India's water crisis 13.7.2018 Rediff: Columns
The tragedy is not the inevitable drought or the inevitable flood. It is our inevitable lack of ability to push and get done what needs to be done, says Sunita Narain.
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Soapnut detergents cannot fully eliminate pollution in lakes – here’s why 13.7.2018 Citizen Matters
Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy announced in the state budget that soapnut-based detergent industry will be promoted in future, as it will help control pollution in lakes. Will this solution really help control lake pollution? »
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Rajasthan: Campaign to prevent seasonal diseases 11.7.2018 DNA: India
Around 35 lakh houses across the state were surveyed with the aim of prevention of seasonal diseases and other diseases like diabetes and hypertension during the campaign named ‘Mera Gaon-Swasth Gaon’ (My village-healthy village) under the ‘Nyay Aapke Dwar’ campaign. The campaign was conducted by the state’s Health and Family Welfare Department from May 1 to June 30 in which the health of people across the state was checked.   “The motive of the campaign was to cover 75% population of the state that live in rural areas. Our government is committed to ensure public health and I congratulate the team for successfully completing the campaign,” Kalicharan Saraf, health minister said.  “During the two-month long campaign, 2.83 lakh village health, sanitation and nutrition committee members were sensitized about the prevention of seasonal diseases,” Veenu Gupta, additional chief secretary, Health said. “Under the campaign, 9.64 lakh water tanks, 9.71 lakh coolers and 7.26 lakh water bodies were examined for ...
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Delhi to see 15-20% increase in water availability in 2 yrs: CM Kejriwal 10.7.2018 DNA: Top News
The Delhi government is rolling out several projects to increase water availability in the city by 15 to 20 per cent in the next two years and 50 per cent in five years, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said today. The chief minister, who inspected the Coronation Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) in North Delhi's Burari, said such projects would put an end to the city's water woes. "Rolling out several projects to increase water availability by 15-20% in next 2 yrs n 50% next 5 yrs. Hopefully, no water problem in Del after that," Kejriwal said on Twitter. "Till then, as projects start, water problem wud keep decreasing (No increase in water availability for several yrs before our govt)," he said. Talking to reporters here, the chief minister said the work of developing 200 lakes has been started for which consultants have been hired, adding that the reports in this regard would be out in eight months. He said the AAP government has prepared a blueprint through which water availability will be increased to the ...
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Monsoon rains intensify in Karnataka 9.7.2018 Sify Finance
Extremely heavy rainfall measuring up to 28 cm in certain parts returned to lash coastal and south Karnataka districts, disrupting normal life after a brief lull last week, the weather office said on Monday.
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Smart City plan and Malleshwaram Market redevelopment: What’s going on? 9.7.2018 Citizen Matters
Malleshwaram Market is high value real estate land. But developing it needs a lot of money. Will the Smart City Plan develop it as part of its project? »
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Hadauti can develop as monsoon tourism spot 7.7.2018 DNA: Opinion
Hadauti region of Rajasthan offers opportunities in abundance for monsoon tourism with Bundi located centrally, which turns into a hill station with its three sides surrounded by Aravalli hills wrapped with thick greenery along with innumerable waterfalls and brooks of crystal water. The state government and the tourism experts strongly feel the need to take effective measures to promote tourism during the monsoon season for three months to expand tourism chart in the region that witnesses maximum tourists’ footfall only for six months from October to March in a year.    During monsoon, Rameshwaram – a cave temple of Lord Shiva in gorge, Bardha Dam, Dhobra on hill top of Taragarh, Jaith Sagar lake and baolis (step-wells) in Bundi, are the major attractions.  The cities of the region turn into hill stations during monsoon and offers sites of nature’s beauty that is beyond one’s imagination. These spots should be furnished with safety and security measures while paving a safe way to these destinations for ...
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21 Indian cities will run out of groundwater by 2020 6.7.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
At the bottom of the water index for 2016-17 are Odisha, Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh (UP), and Haryana, which are major producers of paddy, wheat, along with a host of horticulture crops.
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A <em>Dilliwalli</em> in Switzerland 6.7.2018 Rediff: Columns
'The Swiss show their love of cows by letting them graze in meadows, plump and healthy, instead of by killing minorities.'
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Why our lakes are forever teeming with the deadly water hyacinth 5.7.2018 Citizen Matters, Chennai
The uncontrolled flourishing of water hyacinth in Chennai’s lakes and ponds speaks volumes about the health of these water bodies. What causes this infestation and what has the Corporation done to check it? »
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Indonesia: Captain of sinking ferry sails onto reef; 31 dead 4.7.2018 DNA: Popular News
The captain of a sinking Indonesian ferry managed to steer his ship onto a reef to enable the evacuation of more than 100 passengers, but 31 people drowned as the vessel foundered in stormy seas, officials said on Wednesday. The latest ferry disaster in Indonesia, which happened on Tuesday near Sulawesi island, came two weeks after an overcrowded ferry sank on Lake Toba in Sumatra, one of the world's deepest volcanic lakes, with the death of more than 200 people. The national search and rescue agency said the boat that ran into trouble near Sulawesi had been carrying 164 passengers and crew. Three passengers were missing but 130 had been rescued, a transport ministry official said. The ferry was also carrying 48 vehicles when it began taking on the water in bad weather. "The captain ran it onto a reef so it wouldn't sink and to make the evacuation of passengers easier," Agus H. Purnomo, the director general of sea transportation, said in a statement. "The captain and the owner of the ship were the last ...
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Indonesia ferry accident death toll plumps to 24: Official 4.7.2018 Zee News : World
At least 24 people, including children, died today after a ferry ran aground off the coast of Indonesia, officials said, as rescuers raced to save scores of other passengers still missing or stranded aboard the vessel in rough seas.
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Mumbai rains, live updates: Train traffic resumes on Harbour, Western lines 3.7.2018 Zee News : India National
Incessant rains have once again made Mumbai's civic amenities vulnerable with locals grappling to negotiate their way around the city.
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Gujarat: BJP waits for good rains to celebrate Jal Poojan this year 1.7.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
After the BJP-ruled Gujarat government ran a month-long Jal Sanchay (water conservation) drive in May, now the saffron party is eagerly waiting for good rains as they have planned Jal Poojan programme across the state. The party leaders have decided to hold a festival of Jal Poojan in which they would offer puja to the rain god at the ponds, rivers, tanks, and reservoirs which were deepened or designated by the state government during the drive. The party's state unit has instructed the leaders and workers that they would hold such festivals in their areas after the reservoir is filled with rainwater at its full capacity and that would have to be done in the manner so that people in villages should reckon the ceremony with the positive outcome of the state government's efforts of Jal Sanchay Abhiyan. A senior leader in the party said on condition of anonymity, "This Jal Poojan programme will be done in the presence of people in villages and that will include religious ritual and mass banquet so that ...
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Formalin treated fishes: Fishery Dept on high alert 30.6.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Formalin treated fishes: Fishery Dept on high alert
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Rain Water Tanks 29.6.2018 Central Chronicle
The Madhya Pradesh is also facing the grave problem of lack of underground water. The Chief Minister this year some months back announced a rural scheme to collect and accumulate rain water throughout the state in all the village as a lasting solution of water scarcity. He declared that under MANREGA works a water tank […]
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