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Polling to Shahkot bypoll tomorrow 27.5.2018 General News
Polling to the Shahkot bypoll, for which the three major political parties-Congress, Akali Dal and AAP have went all out, will take place tomorrow. The Shahkot bypoll was necessitated following the demise of Akali MLA Ajit Singh Kohar in February this year. Ruling party Congress has fielded Hardev Singh Laddi while Akali Dal has given ticket to Kohar's son Naib Singh Kohar. Aam Aadmi Party has nominated Rattan Singh Kakkar Kalan for the bypoll. As many as 1,72,676 voters will decide the fate of 12 candidates who are in the fray. The Election Commission has deployed a total of 1,022 personnel of security forces including six companies of the Border Security Force in Shahkot. "All the necessary arrangements have been made to hold free and fair Shahkot bypoll," an official spokesman of the election office said today. The voting will start at 7 am and will go on till 6 pm. Holiday has been declared for the electors of Shahkot Assembly constituency on May 28. The counting of votes will ...
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'Industries irreparably damaging Sundarbans, fish down by half' 27.5.2018 Sify Finance
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'Industries irreparably damaging Sundarbans, fish down by half' 27.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Rampant industrialisation on the Bangladesh side of the Sundarbans is causing irreparable damage, with oil levels in waterbodies rising six-fold and the temperature by over four degrees, pushing wildlife to the edge and reducing the fish population by half, new research has found.
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Andhra CM asks aqua farmers to prioritise environment protection 27.5.2018 General News
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday met aqua farmers and exporters in Amravati and asked them to give priority to the environment protection.Naidu also asked the aqua farmers to focus on regulating the diseases to the aqua product in an eco-friendly manner while adding that "the use of antibiotics without discrimination is not good for the ecology.""Aqua farmers should focus on regulating the diseases to the aqua product in an eco-friendly manner, and reduce input expenditure. Aquaculture without registration is not correct. All those should be careful and register immediately, otherwise they have to face a ban from the center," said Naidu.He further said that the state government has been encouraging aqua sector in coastal region and horticulture in Rayalaseema region."We have reduced power tariffs for aqua farmers. They can get a good price for their produce when they cooperate with those who come forward to set up the processing units. Aqua farmers and ...
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Create awareness among public on protecting rivers: Rajendra 27.5.2018 General News
Preventing the release of sewerage into rivers and protecting their course are some of the measures needed to rejuvenate them, renowned water conservationist Rajendra Singh has said. "For the rejuvenation of river, first, the land of the river (should be) only for river (not allowing any encroachments on riverside). Second, the environment flow needed to the river (should be protected)," he told PTI here. The environment vis-a-vis the river should be protected, said Singh, a recipient of Ramon Magsaysay award. The sewerage water, containing industrial effluents at some places, should not be released into the river, he said. "Three, the sewer not meeting the river (not allowing sewerage to be released into the river)," he added. The industrial effluents being released into the rivers, especially in case of the Ganges, is said to be one of the major reasons for the pollution of river water. Singh, however, said there is no one common solution to rejuvenate the rivers in the .
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Yavatmal embraces 'farm pool' scheme with enthusiasm 27.5.2018 General News
The construction of over 6,000 'farm pools' by cultivators to meet the irrigation demand in Maharashtra's drought-prone Yavatmal has set an example for other districts. With the digging of these pools, around 6,000 hectares of land will get "protected irrigation", raising hopes of a better rabi crop, an official said. A farm pool or pond is dug out to harvest rainwater and store it for future use. Since the inception of the state government's ambitious 'farm pool on demand' scheme two years back, the farmers in this district, located in the Vidarbha region, have constructed 6,200 farm pools, the official said. Agriculture is the principal occupation in Yavatmal, which had earlier been in news over a spate of farmer suicides. The district is spread over an area of13,51,966 hectares, of which 9,60,500 hectares is under crop production. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said the rainfall in the state has decreased in the past few years, thus adversely affecting ..
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Sterlite protest: Section 144 lifted in Thoothukudi 27.5.2018 General News
Section 144 has been lifted in Thoothukudi district of Tamil Nadu where 13 people were killed during a violent protest against the construction of copper unit by the Sterlite mining industries.Earlier, to ward off any further violence Section 144, which prohibits assembly of more than four people in an area, was imposed in the district.On Saturday, Thoothukudi District Collector said that normalcy has been restored in the district and no act of violence has been reported from past 24 hours."Normalcy has been restored in the city and the district. We have not noticed any unusual incident in the city in last 24 hrs. However, we have come across some incidents in the rural areas and we are reviewing the situations," Sandeep Nanduri told ANI.The people here are up in arms against the construction of a copper plant, claiming that it was polluting groundwater and was hazardous for the environment.
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PM Modi to inaugurate two expressways in Delhi NCR today. Know all about Delhi-Meerut Expressway & Eastern Peripheral Expressway 27.5.2018 Zee News : India National
While one is the 14 lane, access controlled, package –I of the Delhi-Meerut Expressway, the second project that will be inaugurated today is the 135-km-long Eastern Peripheral Expressway stretching from Kundli on NH 1 to Palwal on NH 2. 
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Two Kingfishers rescued 27.5.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Two Kingfishers rescued
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Good yield brings cheer to tribal farmers 27.5.2018 Hindu: Gadgets
The farm produce from Kolli Hills enjoy good demand round the year
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Inauguration of Eastern Peripheral Expressway: Here`s PM Narendra Modi`s schedule 27.5.2018 Zee News : India National
PM Narendra Modi will on Sunday inaugurate the Kundli-Ghaziabad-Palwal (KGP) Expressway, which is also known as the Eastern Peripheral Expressway (EPE).
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Subjects, citizens and maharajas 27.5.2018 Hindu: Home
Thoothukudi tells us that we are still a deeply divided political unit, with varying access to basic democratic rights
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How copper came a cropper 27.5.2018 Hindu: Home
An industrial unit becomes the focal point of agitations in Thoothukudi against pollution. The May 22 agitation and firing on anti-Sterlite protesters will go down in Tamil Nadu’s history as one of the most violent incidents of people-government interface
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No anticipatory bail for man accused of sand mining 27.5.2018 Hindu: Home
The Bombay High Court has rejected the anticipatory bail of a man accused of sand mining in Dive creek.Following a tip-off on December 29 last year,
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PM Modi to inaugurate Rs 110-bn Eastern Peripheral Expressway today 26.5.2018 Business Standard: News Now
There are 8 solar power plants on this expressway having a capacity of 4000-kilo watt (4 MW)
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Vembanad fish count records 117 species 26.5.2018 Hindu: National
Teams surveyed northern part of Vembanad Lake also this year
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Power tariff to aqua sector cut by half for one year 26.5.2018 Hindu: National
It is a priority sector: Naidu
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PM to inaugurate Eastern Peripheral Expressway tomorrow 26.5.2018 General News
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday will inaugurate the Kundli-Ghaziabad-Palwal (KGP) expressway, also known as Eastern Peripheral Expressway (EPE).The inaugural ceremony will be held at the District Sports stadium of Baghpat in Uttar Pradesh.The 135-km expressway is India's first smart and green highway and is built at a cost of Rs. 11,000 crore.The EPE is also the country's first highway to be lit by solar power and at every 500 metres, the arrangement of rainwater harvesting has been done on both sides of the expressway.Replicas of 36 monuments of the country have been established at the gallery on both the side.Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said the expressway will bring down the pollution level in the national capital by 27 percent."If people from Himachal Pradesh want to visit Uttar Pradesh or someone from Rajasthan wants to visit Himachal Pradesh, they can now straight go to that place. They do not need to enter Delhi," Gadkari said.
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'Normalcy restored in Thoothukudi' 26.5.2018 General News
Normalcy has been restored in Thoothukudi District of Tamil Nadu, where 13 people were killed following a violent anti-Sterlite protest.Sandeep Nanduri, Thoothukudi District Collector told ANI that from past 24 hours no act of violence has been reported."Normalcy has been restored in the city and the district. We have not noticed any unusual incident in the city in last 24 hrs. However, we have come across some incidents in the rural areas and we are reviewing the situations," Nanduri told ANI.The people of Thoothukudi have been protesting against Sterlite industries for months. The protesters were demanding a ban on the Sterlite Industries alleging that it was polluting groundwater and was hazardous for the environment.The protests took a violent turn on May 22 when police opened fire on the protesters, which killed 13 people and left at least 102 injured.
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BJD misleading people in Odisha by sparking Mahanadi row: PM 26.5.2018 General News
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today hit out at the ruling BJD government in Odisha, accusing it of misleading people by sparking a row over the Mahanadi river water. "Odisha government is misleading people... a glaring example is Mahanadi river water row raked up by it," Modi said at a public meeting at the Bali Jatra ground on the banks of the river here. The state government, which has "failed" to discharge its responsibilities, had itself admitted on the floor of the state Assembly that more than half of the Mahanadi river water was flowing into the Bay of Bengal and going waste, he said. When the Centre tried to resolve the issue through discussion, the Odisha government did not cooperate and went on the back foot, the prime minister alleged. He accused the state government of having "miserably failed" in implementing various irrigation projects. Apart from Mahanadi, the BJD government has also failed to properly utilise the water resources of around five other major rivers, .
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