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HP seeks Rs 4,751 cr for rainwater harvesting projects 25.5.2018 General News
Himachal Pradesh has sought central funding of Rs 4,751 crore for setting up rainwater harvesting structures, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said on Friday.
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Pakistan warns of dangerous situation over water issues 25.5.2018 General News
Pakistan warned on Friday that water issues with India can lead to a dangerous situation and that Islamabad wants a peaceful resolution of such problems as per the spirit of the 1960 Indus Waters Treaty (IWT).
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India Cements clocks 4Q standalone net at Rs 35.27 Cr 25.5.2018 General News
India Cements Ltd today clocked a marginal increase in the standalone net profits at Rs 35.27 crore for the fourth quarter ending March 31, 2018. It had reported standalone net profits of Rs 34.28 crore in the same period last year, company Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, N Srinivasan said here. Standalone net profits for the full year ending March 31, 2018 slipped to Rs 100.62 crore from Rs 173.35 crore registered in the corresponding period last year, he said. "The performance of the company was lower than that of the previous year, mainly on account of increase in cost of production caused by various factors like teething troubles arising out of GST roll out and ban on sand mining in several states. Our net plant realisation was marginally lower", he told reporters. With a lower net plant realisation and increase in variable costs, the EBIDTA was at Rs 722 crore for the financial year ending March 31, 2018 compared to Rs 869 crore recorded in previous year, a ...
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Tuticorin protests: Harsh Vardhan says will look into demands of agitators 25.5.2018 General News
Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan today said he will look into the demands of the protestors seeking the closure of Vedanta's Sterlite Copper unit in Tamil Nadu's Tuticorin and asserted that "all this happened" during the previous government's tenure. "I just returned in the morning and I read about it (Tuticorin) in the newspapers. We will certainly look into what is happening. All this happened during the tenure of the last government. I do not want to make an issue out of it," Vardhan said when asked about the issue. The protest over Vedanta's Sterlite Copper unit took a violent turn on Tuesday when stones were pelted by agitators and police vehicles were toppled after they were prevented from marching towards the plant. At least 13 people have been killed in police firing during the protests, evoking criticism from various political sections. The Tuticorin district has been witnessing several protests by locals and others against the plant and its proposed expansion. Protesters ..
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IDBI Bank shares drop over 3 pc as Q4 net loss widens 25.5.2018 General News
Shares of IDBI Bank today fell by over 3 per cent after the company reported widened net loss at Rs 5,662.76 crore in the quarter ending March 2018. The scrip went down by 3.13 per cent to settle at Rs 65.10 on BSE. During the day, it lost 4.98 per cent to Rs 63.85. On NSE, shares of the company dropped 3.12 per cent to close at Rs 65. On the equity volume front, 51.92 lakh shares of the company were traded on the BSE and over two crore shares changed hands on NSE during the day. State-owned IDBI Bank today reported widened net loss at Rs 5,662.76 crore in the quarter ending March 2018 due to higher provisioning for non-performing assets (NPAs). The bank had reported a net loss of Rs 3,199.77 crore in the corresponding January-March quarter of 2016-17. The bank's income during January-March 2018 was Rs 7,913.82 crore, marginally up from Rs 7,703.19 crore in the year-ago period, it said in a regulatory filing. IDBI Bank's gross NPA soared to 27.95 per cent of its loans at March ...
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“Give up single use of Plastic, adopt a Green Good deed every day”: Dr. Harsh Vardhan 25.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Expressing confidence that a perceptible and measurable difference in the country will be brought about on plastic pollution and other environmental issues in the run-up to World Environment Day 2018, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan today appealed to the people to give up single use of plastic.
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Inclusive and exclusive 25.5.2018 Hindu: Chennai
Women-residents should be enabled to hold a good number of posts in general committees and empowered to form special groups to address specific issues
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Gadkari asks DJB to speed up projects aimed at Yamuna pollution abatement 25.5.2018 General News
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has instructed Delhi Jal Board (DJB) officials to speed up projects of the Yamuna Action Plan (YAP)-III, according to an official statement. The meeting, which was held yesterday, was attended by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and senior DJB officials. The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) under YAP-III has approved eight packages at an estimated cost of Rs 1,656 crores to construct sewage treatment-related projects in Okhla, Kondli and Rithala, among others. During the meeting, Gadkari expressed dissatisfaction on the "very slow" progress of these projects, the statement said. He said that all formalities such as sight survey, tender process, topographical survey and land acquisition should be completed before issuing contract and work order. Gadkari said the Centre is ready to give all its support, but the DJB will have to speed up the process. On their part, Kejriwal and senior DJB officials said that significant progress had been made in ...
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Not a drop to drink: NGO offers water to thirsty animals 25.5.2018 General News
With the mercury soaring to 46 degrees Celsius and water hard to find, an NGO has stepped in to quench the thirst of animals in two villages of Bundi district by replenishing ponds and other reserves with tank water. Summers in Bundi, about 235 km from the state capital of Jaipur, are marked by a scorching sun and temperatures touching 46 degrees Celsius and sometimes even beyond that. For the last week, water tankers are being sent daily to Chainpuriya and Devdungri villages in the area to fill up empty reserves and tanks meant for animals in and around the two villages, said Sanjeev Sankhala, head of the Help Suffering Lives Society (HSLS). HSLS decided to intervene after newspapers reported that cattle and other animals were dying of thirst in these areas, Sankhala said. He added that the service will continue till the monsoon rains arrive and there is sufficient water available. The NGO has also kept teams of veterinarians on standby so they can rush to the aid of sick animals ...
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Centre's silence over Mahanadi dispute 'sad': Patnaik 25.5.2018 General News
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said today that the Centre's silence over a row between Odisha and Chhattisgarh on sharing the waters of Mahanadi river is "sad" and accused the BJP of not paying attention to the state's needs. Patnaik's remarks came a day ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's scheduled visit to Cuttack on the banks of the Mahanadi river where he will also address a public meeting. "It is sad that the BJP-led government at the Centre is silent over the sensitive Mahanadi water dispute," Patnaik said, addressing the ruling BJD's valedictory programme of the 'Mahanadi Suraksha Abhiyan' here in Jagatsinghpur district. In an apparent show of strength ahead of the prime minister's visit, Patnaik criticised the BJP over its stand on the Mahanadi dispute at a massive gathering in the port town. Odisha has been opposing Chhattisgarh's construction on upstream Mahanadi, claiming the projects are disrupting the flow of water in the river. While stating that the ecosystem of ...
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Pipes takes up commuters’ space at a bus stop in Porur 25.5.2018 Hindu: Cities
At Sakthi Nagar stopover, senior citizens are at high risk for a fall
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Gadkari instructs officials to speed up Yamuna Action Plan Projects 25.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation Shri Nitin Gadkari instructed senior Delhi Jal Board (DJB) officials to speed up all the projects of YAP-III Projects while chairing a review meeting yesterday in New Delhi.
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Climate change may increase arable land: Study 25.5.2018 General News
Climate change could expand the agricultural feasibility of the global boreal region by 44 per cent by the end of the century, according to a study. However, the scientists warn that the same climate trends that would increase land suitable for crop growth in that area could significantly change the global climatic water balance - negatively impacting agriculture in the rest of the world. Scientists from the University of Leeds in the UK assessed the impact of climate change on land that could support agriculture in the boreal region, which includes large sections of Canada, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Russia and the US. They found that the upper edge of land suitable for crop growth could shift as far north as 1,200km from the current position with the most dramatic changes occurring in the inner-continental regions of North America and Eurasia. Currently only 32 per cent of the boreal region falls into 'growing degree days' - the climate parameter linked to crop growth - and rainfall ..
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Climate change and cricket: This is what Boards are doing to ensure we have full games 25.5.2018 DNA: Money
Earlier this month, a series of thunderstorms and dust storms left a lot of destruction in five north Indian states. A number of factors including unusually high temperatures in Rajasthan, western disturbances, and cyclonic circulation over Haryana, just to name a few were the main factors. While people have said that it was a freak accident, experts say that climate change will likely fuel more such storms. Climate change has had adverse effects on our lives, and in the process, has also affected the way we play sports. A report by Climate Coalition, a UK-based group that studied climate change, examined its impact on a range of sports. The report adds that recreational cricket is most at threat due to fixture disruption and damage to facilities. Citing Glamorgan Cricket Club in Cardiff, the report says that since 2000, they have lost more than 1300 hours of cricket – equivalent to 217 days or at least 20,000 overs. "Across the whole County Championship, at least 175 days - around 16,000 overs - have ...
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Prime Minister of Netherlands Inaugurates Indo-Dutch Ganga Forum at a Function in New Delhi 25.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Prime Minister of Netherlands Mr. Mark Rutte inaugurated the Indo-Dutch Ganga Forum to take forward the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India and the Ministry of Infrastructure & Environment of the Netherlands  in June last year.
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J'khand CM asks industrial units to avoid river pollution 25.5.2018 General News
Describing rivers as "places of worship", Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das has asked factories and industrial units to take measures to prevent water pollution. Addressing a public meeting yesterday on Damodar river bank, Das said industries are needed for economic development of Jharkhand but rivers are the lifeline of the state. He lauded his cabinet colleague Saryu Rai for helming the Damodar Bachao Andolan (Save Damodar movement) over the past 12 years and said the initiative would go a long way in protecting rivers. Damodar river has been described as Deonad in Hindu Vedas, the place of worship for Hindus, the CM said after attending evening prayers on its banks. "It's not the duty of the government alone but of each and every person to protect and clean rivers," Das said. Rai, who holds the food, civil supply and consumer affair portfolio in the state, said Damodar river has largely become pollution free due to his campaign but industrial wastes from Bokaro ...
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Did NDA govt help Vedanta's Tuticorin factory? 25.5.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
The environment ministry till May 2014 (still under UPA) ordered that cases like Vedanta's expansion plans need to consult people. But in December 2014, the NDA government reversed this position and in March 2015 the environment ministry extended Vedanta's environmental clearance till December 2018. This it did even while the question of the need for public hearing by projects in different kinds of industrial parks was being contested in the courts. This allowed the company to carry out construction.
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Chouhan lays foundation of Rs 677 lakh worth Naigarhi irrigation project 25.5.2018 Central Chronicle » Bhopal
Unorganized labourers scheme is country’s biggest social security scheme Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Bansagar project has changed the look of Vindhya. Areas with no irrigation facility will also receive water supply through Naigarhi irrigation project. Now farmers of Vindhya will surpass farmers of Punjab and Haryana also in grain […]
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Bird watching programme at Regional Museum 25.5.2018 Central Chronicle » Bhopal
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal Regional Museum of Natural History, Bhopal organized a Bird Watching programme on 24th May, 2018 at Bishankhedi village near Bhopal under the Summer Nature Study Programme. Dr. Sangeeta Rajgir and Shri Mohd. Khalique from Bhopal Birds were the resource person of the programme. Scientist-B & Coordinator of the programme Shri Manik Lal […]
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Sand mining temporarily suspended in Hailakandi 25.5.2018 The Assam Tribune
Sand mining temporarily suspended in Hailakandi
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