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Last updated: Jul 22 2018 11:55 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Pakistan General Elections: From gutters and war zones, Pakistan's colourful election candidates 22.7.2018 DNA: Top News
There is the ecologist, the "semi-corrupt", the opportunist, and the indestructible. Alongside Pakistan's mainstream politicians a battery of flamboyant candidates are contesting nationwide elections on July 25. Here are five who each embody the myriad challenges facing the country. Ayaz Memon Motiwala, the ecologist - To make his point, Ayaz Memon Motiwala campaigns from the gutters. Running as an independent in Pakistan's largest city of Karachi, Motiwala prefers to get his anti-corruption, pro-environment message out as he lies in pools of sewage -- all while draped in Pakistan's green and white flag. "If they do not cover the gutters then this is my right to sit inside the gutter and protest," Motiwala tells AFP. Motiwala has chosen the water tap as his election symbol. Water is a highly charged issue, with experts saying Pakistan faces "absolute scarcity" -- less than 500 cubic metres available per person nationwide -- by 2025. "Vote for me -- but even if you don't -- please remember that clean ...
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Residents of Noida and Greater Noida demand audit on high-rises building 22.7.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
Following the collapse of two 6-storeyed buildings in Shahberi area, the residents of high rises in Noida and Greater Noida are demanding the structure audit from the state government. The residents want the authorities to audit the quality of construction material used in the buildings, the strengths of the building columns, beams, pillars, iron bars and plaster, sewage discharge systems, water pipeline system, electrical cabin and wiring system, lifts and podiums. The residents have sent a letter to the district magistrate of Gautam Budh Nagar requesting the structure audit of their buildings. They also made a request through IGRS for the audit of the societies. Noida and Greater Noida have more than two hundred high rise societies. According to the residents, they fear that the builders have not used the high-quality material in the buildings as there have been incidents in the past in which plaster of the wall or ceilings has fallen. "On June 27, a concrete chunk fell off from the ceiling of our ...
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Water infrastructure: Smart meters to manage an essential commodity 11.7.2018 Sify Finance
"Composite Water Management Index" report released by the NITI Aayog recently highlights the issues confronting water management in India. A multi-pronged approach to tackle these problems is warranted. In a world where technology and infrastructure create synergies, smart water meters are one component of the strategy that can help us mitigate the water crisis.
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PHED rectifies ‘mistake’ after a reality check 9.7.2018 DNA: Money
After being rebuked by the Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Arun Chaturvedi, the Public Health and Engineering Department (PHED) has now started an attempt to work on its mistake. A new estimate of laying drinking water pipeline for Venkateswara Colony, Sodala has been prepared. PHED will lay pipeline in the whole area of the colony at a cost of Rs 16 lakhs. PHED had laid the pipeline in “U” shape, which services only 25 per cent of the colony’s houses, due to the influence of the RAS officer and special assistant and minister of state Rajkumar Rinwa. The pipeline had been laid outside RAS officer’s house. DNA covered the news in its edition dated June 7 and revealed that PHED has laid a pipeline in the wrong direction to give benefit to the RAS officer. After it was published, local MLA and Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Arun Chaturvedi called the PHED’s engineers and ordered to lay the pipeline in the entire colony. After the minister’s order, PHED Engineers has prepared a new ...
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CM Chouhan to list Indore Municipal Corporation’s Bond in Mumbai Stock Exchange 6.7.2018 Central Chronicle » Bhopal
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, The Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will list bonds of Indore Municipal Corporation in Mumbai Stock Exchange by sounding bell at 9.00 a.m. on July 5. The Indore Municipal Corporation has issued bonds of Rs. 170 crore on June 28 recently to ensure economic participation of citizens in urban development activities. In this […]
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ABB India signs MoU with IIT Roorkee for Smart Cities mission pilot project 5.7.2018 Zee News : India National
The ABB (India) Limited has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR) to technical cooperation for the construction of an operational smart electricity distribution network and management system in the campus. The move is aimed to serve as a pilot project for the Smart Cities mission of the Narendra Modi government.
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UAE all set to tow icebergs from Antarctica to meet demand for water 2.7.2018 Zee News : Science and Technology
UAE is also aiming to be the first and only desert country in the world to be on the glacial tourism map.
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Water crisis in West Delhi's Trilok Puri; residents suffer 1.7.2018 DNA: Mumbai
The residents of Trilok Puri in West Delhi have been facing water crisis for the last two months, but the issue has not been solved despite several complaints. The water supplied to the area is contaminated and unfit for human consumption. Talking with DNA, MLA, Raju Dhingan said that the problem has aggravated as the water pipeline has got attached with the sever line. He said, "We could not do anything about the issue so far as we did not have sufficient funds, but now that we have applied for more money, the issue should be resolved soon." The residents have been complaining of the serious threat that the contaminated water poses to their health. According to them, the water is neither fit to be used for drinking nor for other purposes. "We are facing so many problems because of this. We complained so many times to the authorities but they do not care and have been ignoring our problems. The water quality is unhygienic and unfit for any usage. We spend at least Rs 150 rupees every day on water. We ...
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City water supply construction works running behind schedule 29.6.2018 The Assam Tribune
City water supply construction works running behind schedule
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India’s colonial legacy almost caused Bangalore to run out of water 27.6.2018 Citizen Matters
Grand technological schemes, inspired by erstwhile colonial policy, have led to the systematic neglect of natural water sources and traditional water wisdom. The impact on Bengaluru's water future is there for all to see, »
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Awaiting PWD nod, a drinking water project is in limbo 26.6.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
A pump house has been planned for five added wards of Tiruchi Corporation in Kattur and Tiruverumbur areas
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‘Civic body will have overall control in water distribution’ 25.6.2018 Hindu: News
City residents urged not to get panic or fall prey to rumours
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Greater Noida residents to receive Ganga water soon 24.6.2018 DNA: Money
Residents of Greater Noida can hope to see their indefinite hope for Ganga water ending soon. This part of Gautam Buddh Nagar is expected to get Ganga water by the end of 2018. A 210 MLD capacity water plant is almost ready which will start supplying Ganga water in the next 4 months. People staying in Greater Noida have been facing harrowing time due to bad quality water in their area.  The water that they receive is hard and saline. To ensure a better quality of drinking water, the Greater Noida Authority had started the Ganga water project. The project is now on the verge of its completion. According to the officials, Ganga water project is almost 75 per cent complete. "Work is going on at the primary refinement plant in Gangnahar which is almost 75 per cent complete. The remaining work is expected to be completed soon. "For the supply of Ganga water project, overhead tanks and water pump houses have already been made," said an official. Ganga water will be supplied according to priorities at the ...
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When the hills go thirsty 24.6.2018 DNA: Top News
It is summertime and Shimla is a busy place. There are travellers to be checked-in, woollens to be sold at discounted 'summer' prices and tourists waiting to be shown around the mountain vistas. But, there is one thing whose mention is enough for everyone to pause and reflect on — water or the lack of it. There is an unconcealed unanimity across government offices, hotels and homes in the hill town, commercial establishments on the famous Mall Road and villages on the outskirts that the water crisis this summer is the worst that Shimla has ever faced. While the scarcity has always reared its head each summer, locals and experts admit that the acute crisis, which lasted over three weeks between May 20 and June 12, is unprecedented. "We did not have water for 15 days at a stretch. It was an ordeal for all of us in the neighbourhood. It was especially hard on all the women as taps ran dry even at the public toilets. We had to send our kids to relatives' homes in other cities," said Soma Jaiswal, 77, a ...
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Residents want Arcot Road re-laid 22.6.2018 Hindu: Cities
Residents seek relaying of the road at the earliest
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Dug-up roads worsen traffic woes in Thripunithura 21.6.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Pedestrians forced to walk along the middle of the road; stretch between Statue Junction and Kizhakkekota not restored
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State scores poorly in water management: Niti Aayog report 21.6.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Slips to fifth slot on Composite Water Management Index; poor planning, policy omissions to blame
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Daily water supply launched in Karimnagar 20.6.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Proposes to launch 24X7 supply soon under Smart City programme
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BWSSB files case against telco for damaging water pipeline 20.6.2018 Hindu: Fitness
The company had dug up a stretch of ECC Main Road in Whitefield to lay cables
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Man shot dead by neighbour after brawl over water connection 16.6.2018 Hindu: Rx
Main accused injured; will be arrested after he recovers
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