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25-fold rise in water tariff; city may not feel the pinch 20.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Beer, cold drinks likely to get costlier; private townships to be charged five-fold
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Concerted effort to harvest rainwater in Hyderabad 19.1.2018 Hindu: Home
1000 structures to be constructed, community resource persons to be roped in to create awareness
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Bank Note Press official held for stealing, Rs 90 lakh recovered 19.1.2018 General News
An official of a Dewas-based Bank Note Press (BNP) was today caught pilfering newly-printed currency notes.Currency notes worth more than Rs 90 lakh, which he reportedly stole over a period of time, were recovered from his office and residence.The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel deployed at the corridor of Note Verification Section (NVF) of the BNP noticed Deputy Control Officer of NVF Manohar Verma, hiding some item discreetly in one of the empty wooden boxes lying in the corridor. On suspicion, they kept him under observation and informed the matter to the officers of CISF Unit.The CISF officers rushed to the spot to enquire the matter.The said official of the BNP was physically searched, during search and two bundles of currency notes in the denomination of Rs 200 were recovered concealed inside his shoes.Thereafter, a thorough search at his office was also carried out by the CISF in presence of senior officers of BNP.During the search, notes worth Rs 26,09,300 ..
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Pb CM for steps to ensure open defecation free state by Mar 31 19.1.2018 General News
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh directed the water supply and sanitation department today to ensure accomplishment of the government's goal to make rural parts Open Defecation Free (ODF) by March 31 this year. He ordered the department to take steps to ensure clean drinking water for all, besides 24x7 water supply in 100 more villages annually, officials said. With 13 districts having already achieved the goal, the government was on way to positively achieve the target of declaring rural Punjab ODF by March 31, Amarinder Singh said here while chairing a meeting to review the ongoing schemes and. He lauded the fact that Punjab had facilitated more than 85 per cent of the total beneficiaries to opt for the Bath- cum-Toilet under the Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) scheme, an official release said here. Reviewing the progress of the Surface Water Supply Scheme, being undertaken at a cost of Rs 232.11 crore in 85 villages of Moga, he instructed the department to ...
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Farmers demand at least three more wettings 19.1.2018 Hindu: Home
To save standing paddy crop in double-crop area
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Bellandur ablaze. Again 19.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Two fires see residents, army and emergency personnel on tenterhooks
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MP note printing press official held for stealing 19.1.2018 General News
The CISF on Friday held an official of the Bank Note Press (BNP) in Madhya Pradesh's Dewas city for pilfering currency notes, an official said.
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CISF nabs note press officer in MP with stolen currency in 19.1.2018 General News
A Bank Note Press officer in Madhya Pradesh's Dewas district was apprehended by the CISF today for allegedly trying to steal freshly-minted currency notes by concealing them in his shoes. The case was handed over to the police, which had seized crisp currency notes amounting to over Rs 90.59 lakh so far, following raids at the premises of the officer, Manohar Verma, Assistant Inspector General Hemendra Singh, who is also a spokesperson for the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), said here. Verma was working as the deputy control officer in the Note Verification section of the high-security press, he added. Singh said in the morning, fresh Rs 200 currency notes, totalling Rs 40,000, were recovered from Verma's shoes. "The security staff on duty saw Verma hiding something discreetly in an empty wooden box kept in the corridor. "He kept a watch on him through CCTV cameras and other means and then, intercepted him," he added. As per procedure, the clothes and shoes of ..
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Want to save trees? Check out these biodegradable pencils! 19.1.2018 Hindu: Youth
Edible food colours, fruit flavours and seeds. Here’s how Divya Shetty and Vishnu Vardhan of Coimbatore-based Plantcil are adding fresh flavour to the plant-a-pencil trend
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Narendra Modi the 'best doctor' to treat India's illnesses, says Union minister Arjun Ram Meghwal 19.1.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
Arjun Ram Meghwal said Narendra Modi may not have an MBBS degree but he certainly is the "best doctor" to treat the illnesses that plague the country.
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Pencils that sprout 19.1.2018 Hindu: Youth
Edible food colours, fruit flavours and seeds. Here’s how Divya Shetty and Vishnu Vardhan of Coimbatore-based Plantcil are adding fresh flavour to the plant-a-pencil trend
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‘Day Zero’: Reeling Under Drought, Cape Town to Run out of Water by April 19.1.2018 The Wire

In a portent of a Mad Max-like situation, South Africa's Cape Town has less than 90 days' worth of water left in its reservoirs.

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Modi 'best doctor' to cure India of major 'diseases': Meghwal 19.1.2018 General News
Union minister Arjun Ram Meghwal today said Prime Minister Narendra Modi may not have an MBBS degree but he certainly is the "best doctor" to treat the illnesses that plague the country. The Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation made the remarks during the ongoing MRAI International Indian Metals Recycling Conference here. "There were some other countries too which got Independence from the British rule in 1947. India, however, did not see the growth rate as it should have and that was because of six major diseases. "No doubt, there has been development, but not at the speed which was desired of it," he told the conference. Meghwal said cleanliness, corruption, poverty, communalism, casteism and terrorism are the six diseases, identified by the prime minister, that gripped the country and are responsible for its slow pace of growth. "Modi ji has resolved to ensure the desired pace of growth for India," Meghwal said, adding that ..
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Manpower shortage hits PHED functioning 19.1.2018 The Assam Tribune
Manpower shortage hits PHED functioning
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Reservoirs drying fast, state to start water cuts 19.1.2018 DNA: Popular News
The Gujarat government has decided to reduce water supply in cities, towns and villages soon, with the state staring at an imminent water crisis because of the fast-drying reservoirs of the Narmada dam. Of the 4.5 million acre feet (MAF) water allocated from the Narmada river for use in Gujarat, only 1 MAF remains as 3.5 MAF water has already been utilised for drinking, irrigation and industrial purposes. Sixty-six per cent of its population is totally dependent on the Narmada water, Except South Gujarat, the entire state has been depending on the Naramada water, instead of local sources, for the past few years. The state government called an emergency meeting of ministers concerned and senior bureaucrats on Thursday to discuss the issue and decided to soon start water rationing. A senior bureaucrat said, "We are going to direct city and local authorities to impose water cuts in their areas. Cities such as Ahmedabad and Vadodara, which have other sources of water, will be directed to switch to their ...
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e-Pragati CORE a great way to review progress: AP CM 19.1.2018 General News
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu while launching the e-Pragati CORE platform opined that it would enable efficient review of achievements and shortfalls of the government.Naidu, while addressing the gathering at the Collectors Conference here on Thursday said the platform, which is a common portal for all citizen services online, aims to be a single source of truth and one portal to monitor everything, from insights to action."This is a great way of reviewing our shortfalls and achievements. This meeting gives us a clear idea of strategies regarding communication, and convergence," he said.Talking about the progress of the state, Naidu mentioned that the state has been growing steadily over the years, achieving growth rates of 8.5 percent in FY 2014-15; 10.95 percent in FY 2015-16, and 11.6 percent in FY 2016-17. Furthermore, in the first half of the current financial year, the registered growth rate is 11.37 percent, he said.Highlighting the necessity of improving ...
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Gadkari, Kejriwal review Delhi's sewage treatment plants on Yamuna 19.1.2018 General News
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal held a meeting to review the sewage treatment plants (STPs) on Yamuna River and discussed measures to make the water body free from pollutants."Along with Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, reviewed STPs of Delhi on the Yamuna, a tributary of Ganga supported by the Clean Ganga NMCG under the Namami Gange program," Gadkari tweeted."Had an excellent meeting with Gadkari Ji. Together, we have to work towards cleaning the Yamuna," added Kejriwal.Earlier in the month, water supply in most parts of the national capital was disrupted due to increased pollution in the Yamuna."Due to the increase in pollution, many areas, including North Delhi, Central Delhi, part of West Delhi, part of South Delhi, Delhi Cantt areas and NDMC areas, will remain affected and water supply will be available at low pressure," the Delhi Jal Board had said.Residents of Delhi faced a similar problem on first two days of the New Year due to a spike in industrial ..
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Dry spell in HP: Jaundice outbreak threat looms large in 19.1.2018 General News
Jaundice outbreak threat looms large in the state capital as water sources are dryingup due to the prolonged dry spell in the state and patients have already started reaching hospitals. Dry weather with no snow or rains in the past six weeks is causing worry among authorities here and the Shimla Municipal Corporation has advised people to boil water before use. The corporation has launched a drive to clean static water storage tanks as a precaution and samples are being drawn regularly to ensure that contaminated water is not supplied to people, a spokesman of the civic body said. Last year, jaundice had claimed 32 lives here after sewage entered the main water supply scheme.
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Chinchpada residents seek probe into death 19.1.2018 Hindu: Cities
Woman fell off bike on waterlogged road
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Mission Bhagiratha work raises only dust 18.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Use of machines in narrow lanes leaving behind big craters
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