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Selection to Smart City project; win-win situation for Belagavits 4.8.2015 Hubli - City - The Times of India
It’s a win-win situation for Belagavi city all over. The city which on the mode of speedy development with coming up of the Suvarna Vidhana Soudha (SVS) three years ago, all set for big leap, with the state government recommended the name of city for ‘Smart City’ project to the central government.
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Land for dhobi ghat project yet to be identified 4.8.2015 TOI: Thiruvananthapuram
A modernized dhobhi ghat planned as part of integrated pollution management programme of Karamana and Killi river is yet to be materialized as the authorities failed to find a proper place to arrange the ...
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Grateful Afghans thank India as Salma dam nears completion 4.8.2015 New Kerala: World News
Kabul, Aug 4 : People in Afghanistan's western province of Herat were on Tuesday full of praise for India for its key role in the reconstruction of the nation, especially construction of the Salma dam which is nearing completion and whose reservoirs have started filling up with the much-needed water.
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MNREGA brings no cheer to poor here 4.8.2015 Hindu: Home
Benefits don’t flow fast and many rules are violated, says farmers’ leaders
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Grateful Afghans thank India as Salma dam nears completion - Business Standard 4.8.2015 dam - Google News
Grateful Afghans thank India as Salma dam nears completion Business Standard People in Afghanistan's western province of Herat were on Tuesday full of praise for India for its key role in the reconstruction of the nation, especially construction of the Salma dam which is nearing completion and whose reservoirs have started ...
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'We woke up in a desert' – the water crisis taking hold across Egypt 4.8.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
UN says the country will face ‘absolute water scarcity’ by 2025, but for some villages the catastrophe has already arrived – as the Middle East faces severe heatwave. Mada Masr reports On a blazing hot summer day, rumours that the water truck is finally arriving spread like wildfire through the village of Ezbit al-Taweel. In minutes, some 100 men, women and children pour onto the town’s main road, each with as many containers as they can carry. Trying to escape the punishing sun, Osama Sayed and his seven-year-old son, Ahmed, take shelter beneath a bush. “It’s like we’ve travelled back in time, having to wait with jars for the water carrier,” says Sayed. Severe water cuts have repeatedly forced him and the 5,000 other farmers living in this small Nile Delta village to wait hours, sometimes even days, for drinking water, amid a severe heatwave in the Middle ...
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Over 450 projects being considered of environmental clearance: Government 4.8.2015 ET: Policy
Javadekar said that more than 140 projects are under consideration for environmental clearance in various industrial categories.
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West Bengal: Mamata declares 12 districts flood-hit as death toll mounts to 83, demands Central funds 4.8.2015 DNA: Recent Columns
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday declared 12 districts in West Bengal as flood-hit and demanded adequate funds from the Centre for post-flood work, even as the death toll in it mounted to 83. The chief minister held the Damodar Valley Corporation responsible for 'abnormal' release of water from their barrages, claiming this resulted in the present situation causing a huge loss of property and loss of lives, a charge denied by the DVC. After reviewing the flood situation at a high-level meeting with senior officials and holding a video conference with the district magistrates of all the affected districts, Banerjee told reporters that she had already requested the DVC authority to stop further release of water. Banerjee said she has sought appointment with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during her visit in Delhi on August 11 and 12 to discuss the situation and place her demands for flood damages from the National Disaster Relief Fund. "I also want to raise the issue of release of water by the DVC," ...
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Nod for modernising all 14 fish farms in Punjab 4.8.2015 ET: Agriculture
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal gave nod for modernising all the 14 fish farms across the state with an outlay of Rs 25 crore.
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English Rendering of Prime Minister’s ‘Mann ki Baat’ address on All India Radio 4.8.2015 Govt of india: PIB
English Rendering of Prime Minister’s ‘Mann ki Baat’ address on All India Radio
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ICAR Summer School to be held in Tamil Nadu Agricultural University 4.8.2015 ET: Education
The 21-day Indian Research Council of Agricultural Research Summer School will begin in Tamil Nadu Agricultural University
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Facing Islamic State threat, Iraq digitizes national library 4.8.2015 Hindu: International
The dimly-lit, dust-caked stacks of the Baghdad National Library hide a treasure of the ages- crinkled, yellowing papers holding the true stories of sultans and kings; imperialists and socialists;...
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KRRS demands removal of Patil, Tangadagi from Cabinet 4.8.2015 Hindu: Karnataka
‘Duo ignored farmers’ problems in lower reaches of TLBC’
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Flood situation in West Bengal improving: Minister 4.8.2015 Oneindia.in: News
Kolkata, Aug 4:  The dismal flood situation in West Bengal, which has claimed over 70 lives, has improved but the release of water from barrages continues to be an issue, Irrigation Minister Rajib Banerjee said on Tuesday."The situation is improving. The
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Flood situation in Bengal improving: Rajib Banerjee 4.8.2015 Top Stories
Floods in the state has claimed over 70 lives. At least 3.6 lakh people have been sheltered in 2,213 relief camps
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In Pics: Over 180 dead, 10mn affected as floods wreak havoc in 5 states 4.8.2015 Hindustan Times: Top Stories
More than 180 people have lost their lives and nearly 10 million affected by floods in West Bengal Gujarat Rajasthan Manipur and ...
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'Filled with smog in 70s, LA fought pollution successfully' 4.8.2015 deccanherald.com
Los Angeles has been successful in its fight against air pollution, US President Barack Obama has said, citing the citys smog-filled air in late 70s when he went there as a graduate student. On the eve of his 55th birthday, the US President shared his personal experience of air pollution in Los Angeles to make the point that it is important to continue the fight against pollution. "Tomorrow is my birthday, so Im starting to reflect on age. And in thinking about what we were doing here today, I was reminded about landing in Los Angeles to attend a college as a freshman, as an 18-year-old," Obama said at a White House event where he announced war against coal-fired air pollution. "It was late August. I was moving from Hawaii. And I got to the campus, and I decided - I had a lot of pent-up energy and I wanted to go take a run. And after about five minutes, suddenly I had this weird feeling, I couldnt breathe," he noted. "The reason was, back in 1979, Los Angeles still was so full of smog that there were ...
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CBI registers two corruption cases against Yadav Singh 4.8.2015 deccanherald.com
CBI has registered two separate cases against the then Chief Engineer NOIDA, Greater NOIDA and Yamuna Expressway, Yadav Singh and his family members for alleged corruption and amassing assets disproportionate to the known sources of income. The agency today carried out searches at 14 locations including at his residence and offices of Noida. CBI sources said the first case has been registered under criminal conspiracy and provisions of Prevention of Corruption Act against Singh, his wife Kusum Lata, daughter Garima Bhushan and son Sunny Yadav besides one more person Rajender Minocha for amassing disproportionate assets. CBI sources said it is alleged that during searches by Income Tax department in November, 2014, several incriminating documents and the Income Tax Returns were allegedly recovered from several premises of Singh. "The scrutiny of ITRs and other connecting records have allegedly revealed that during the period 2009-2014, the total likely savings of the family of then Chief Engineer was ...
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BMC appoints NEERI to monitor pollution at dumping ground 4.8.2015 Asian Age: Mumbai
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has appointed the National Environment Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) to monitor pollution levels at the Kanjurmarg dumping ground. The State Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA) in 2014 gave its environmental approval to the BMC to start the Kanjurmarg dumping ground by using bioreactor technology, which treats the solid waste with the help of scientific methods. The permission was given on certain terms and conditions to ensure that the environment is not damaged due to the project. According to the civic officials, the NEERI’s scope of work includes checking green house and poisonous gas levels, controlling the foul smell, checking noise and soil pollution, periodical checking of the leachate treatment centre and to suggest measures to prevent damage to mangroves due to leachate and also inspecting the waste water treatment facility and storm water drains at the Kanjurmarg dumping ground. “The BMC does not have the modern technology and ...
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APCC chief blames States for ongoing farm crisis 4.8.2015 Hindu: Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee chief N. Raghuveera Reddy blamed the state governments of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana for the ongoing agricultural crisis, and the fast depleting water levels in...
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