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Arvind Kejriwal directs officials to geo-tag plants under massive plantatio... 18.8.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Arvind Kejriwal directs officials to geo-tag plants under massive plantatio...
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Maharashtra government to take action against open slaughter of animals 16.8.2018 DNA: Money
Maharashtra government has decided to take strict action against open slaughtering of goats and sheep and has also issued guidelines to slaughterhouses on the same. It has made mandatory for the slaughterhouses to obtain permissions from the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB). The urban development department has also issued notifications in this regard. It says that the waste produces generated in slaughterhouses should be disposed off properly as per the MPCB guidelines. This will be applicable for those slaughterhouses who cutting more than ten animals per day. According to the state urban development department, illegal slaughtering activities has led to water and environmental pollution. "As per the MPCB Act 1981, it is mandatory for slaughterhouses to seek permissions from MPCB. Besides they also need to have the Effluent Treatment Plant (EPT) to treat the water generated in the slaughter process. However, in the recent audit conducted by the state government, it was revealed that most of ...
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Pottery Town slaughter house hopes for improvements, as BBMP wakes up 14.8.2018 Citizen Matters
Long after all the licenses expired, BBMP is trying to spruce it up with facelifts that will improve the sanitation conditions in this abattoir. Will the abattoir reach acceptable KSPCB standards?
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16 feared dead in helicopter 'hard landing' in Tajikistan 13.8.2018 DNA: Mumbai
Up to 16 people, including 13 climbers and 3 helicopter crew, were unaccounted for after a "hard landing" in the mountains of Tajikistan, the Central Asian country's emergency committee said today. The accident took place yesterday at 1130 GMT, the committee said. Two helicopters have been sent on a rescue and recovery mission to the crash site, it added. The emergency committee said the climbers were returning from an expedition up the Ismoili Somoni mountain, once known as Peak Communism and the highest mountain in the former Soviet Union. The statement did not identify the climbers or the crew. The accident comes two weeks after four western cyclists were killed in an attack initially reported as a hit-and-run road accident, striking a blow to the country's emerging tourism sector. The Islamic State group said it carried out the attack -- ramming the tourists with a car and attacking them with knives -- but the authoritarian government refused to acknowledge the group's claim.   Article ...
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Bengaluru Buzz: Froth-damage control at Bellandur lakel; Graphite Junction shows high level of pollution 13.8.2018 Citizen Matters
BDA and BBMP take steps to control Bellandur lake’s froth The planned sluice gate began its final run on August 8 in Bellandur lake to block froth from entering the city’s waterways, and irrigation tanks
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Raising road levels during repair, resurfacing: who is at fault? 12.8.2018 The Assam Tribune
Raising road levels during repair, resurfacing: who is at fault?
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IndianOil's Q1 consolidated net profit up 51% to Rs 7175 crore 12.8.2018 Sify Finance
State-run Indian Oil Corporation (IndianOil) on Saturday posted a consolidated net profit of Rs 7,175.59 crore, up 51 per cent year-on-year, for the quarter ended June 30, 2018.
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Formalin in your fish? Sorry, FSSAI can’t do anything! 11.8.2018 Citizen Matters
FSSAI, constituted under the food safety law in India, is responsible for formulating and enforcing safety standards for our food. The Act, however, governs only manufacturers and processed food, even as we find increasing contamination in primary and raw produce. What could be the way out?
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Order on drain cleaning 8.8.2018 The Assam Tribune
Order on drain cleaning
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Utilise textile mills land for small biz, Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry tells AMC 7.8.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
Making suggestions on upgrading various infrastructure in the city, the Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) said land lying unused in old textile mills should be turned to mini industrial estates for small businesses. A team of experts has spoken to city Mayor Bijal Patel during his visit to GCCI. "Of about 76 mills that used to operate in the city, 70 are closed and their land is lying unutilised. The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) should revive these spaces into vibrant industrial zones by converting them into mini industrial estates," GCCI president Jaimin Vasa told DNA. Vasa these spaces should have multistorey industrial estates in order to reduce the capital cost of investors so that even small-scale entrepreneurs can afford them, or else the cost of land would exceed other costs, making the project unviable. GCCI also asked the AMC to improve the road, water supply, and sewage infrastructure in industrial estates of Naroda, Vatva, Odhav, Narol, and Kathwada. "In some areas, even ...
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Chennai buzz: Crackdown on plastic, scanner on illegal high-rises and all-women Metro stations 6.8.2018 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Have you been keeping track of the latest developments in Chennai? The new expressway that will connect Bengaluru to the city? Or Corridor 4 of Chennai Metro? Here's a quick round-up of some key headlines from your city.
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IOC to invest Rs 1.75 lakh crore for expansion: Chairman Singh 5.8.2018 DNA: Bangalore
IOC to invest Rs 1.75 lakh crore for expansion: Chairman Singh
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NE gas grid, piped gas projects likely together 5.8.2018 The Assam Tribune
NE gas grid, piped gas projects likely together
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Bengaluru Buzz: Of air pollution, white-topped roads and illegal hoardings 4.8.2018 Citizen Matters
Did you read about the removal of illegal hoardings and resumption of white topping of roads? Here is our weekly round up, if you missed that and other key news from around the city!
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Once rainwater dries up, dust takes over to suffocate people 2.8.2018 The Assam Tribune
Once rainwater dries up, dust takes over to suffocate people
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SGBG call to shun plastic items 2.8.2018 The Assam Tribune
SGBG call to shun plastic items
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Foam in Bengaluru’s treated water throws plan to use it in agriculture into jeopardy 1.8.2018 Citizen Matters
Plan of using treated water in agriculture is a new idea. The foam and froth have put a temporary stop to the project. What needs to be done to make the project a viable option where treated water can be used?
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California Wildfire: Four people missing in deadly raging blaze, 16 rescued 1.8.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
Assisted by calmer winds at their backs, firefighters in northern California on Tuesday tightened their grip on a deadly blaze raging for more than a week around the city of Redding, as 16 people listed as missing turned up safe. Four others reported missing in the sprawling fire zone, 160 miles (260 km) north of the state capital Sacramento, remained unaccounted for, said Redding police Sergeant Todd Cogle, who has overseen efforts to find them. The Carr Fire has claimed six confirmed fatalities since gale-force winds whipped the blaze into a flaming cyclone that jumped a river and roared with little warning into Redding and adjacent communities in the scenic Shasta-Trinity region on Thursday night. Whole neighborhoods were laid to waste as residents fled for their lives, many with only their pets and few belongings. Among the dead were two firefighters, as well as two young children who perished with their great-grandmother as they huddled under a wet blanket while their house went up in smoke. Also ...
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Water-logging, traffic jams torment citizens yet again 31.7.2018 The Assam Tribune
Water-logging, traffic jams torment citizens yet again
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Work on 200 mohalla clinics to start this week in National Capital 31.7.2018 DNA: Opinion
The Delhi government will initiate the work on 200 sites in the national Capital for setting up of mohalla clinics. The department of health will handover these sites to the Public Works Department (PWD) this week. The decision was taken in a meeting chaired by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday. According to the officials, off the 580 sites in total, the departments have found 480 as feasible for the construction of mohalla clinics. Various land owning agencies like Delhi Jal Board (DJB), Delhi Development Authority (DDA) etc had given a no objection certificate (NOC) on these 580 sites. "The CM was satisfied with the re-inspection report and he has directed the officials to speed up the work now. By this week, the sites will be handed over to the PWD and even the pending inspection work will also be completed," said a senior official from the department of health. During the inspection, the officials could not locate 26 sites and hence they are yet to be inspected. The decision to ...
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