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Karnataka state govt bans planting eucalyptus, acacia trees owing to impact on ground water level 17.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
Largescale planting of eucalyptus and acacia trees under the Social Forestry scheme to meet the firewood and timber demand not only squeezed the districts of its rich underground water table, but also made annual rainfall in the region a mirage of its former self. Even though the state government had directed the Karnataka Forest Department (KFD) not to create Eucalyptus plantations back in 2011 saying it would have a serious impact on the ground water levels, there was no proper documentation on the damage caused to the ecosystem.
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3 years of Modi govt: India everywhere is the PM's mantra 16.5.2017 Business Standard: Today
Armed with a political mandate, Modi took some foreign policy risks. Why doesn't he take more?
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Can Aadhaar be used to snoop on you? Experts say it very well can be 8.5.2017 Business Standard: Front Page Headlines
Privacy and security experts say that UID can be used as a tool for mass surveillance by the govt
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Transparency sought in execution of ADB projects 8.5.2017 Hindu: News
Concerned citizens of Mangaluru have demanded transparency in the execution of projects under the Karnataka Urban Development and Coastal Environment Management Plan (Kudcemp) funded by the Asian Deve...
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Citizens raise a red flag over delay in Kudcemp project 6.5.2017 Deccan Herald - District
Citizens have questioned the rationale behind the Karnataka Urban Development and Coastal Environmental Management Project (Kudcemp) in the city as preparations are under way to launch the second phase of works under the Asian Development Bank-funded scheme. Dakshina Kannada MPNalin Kumar Kateel had earlier alleged that works under the project were not implemented properly and vowed to make a complaint to the Lokayukta against the Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC) officer who was at the helm during the first phase of the project. On Saturday, the NGO, Citizens Forum for Mangalore Development, organised the 'Discussion meet on Mangaluru's experience with infrastructure projects-ADB50' at Roshni Nilaya. MRaghavan from the NGO,Task Force onADBFunded Loan Project, said: "Though the period of implementing the project is 20 years (2026), it's still dragging on with just nine years left.Going at this pace, it's notADB that is losing, but the MCC and the people of Mangaluru." Ward committee Speaking on the ...
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MoUs worth Rs 2 lakh crore signed at IITLS Summit 2017 5.5.2017 New Kerala: Business India
MoUs worth Rs 2 lakh crore signed at IITLS Summit 2017
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Pacts worth Rs 2 lakh crore inked at logistics summit, says Nitin Gadkari 5.5.2017 Business Standard: Economy & Policy
He said these pacts would pitch for a holistic approach to spur infrastructure growth in India
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MoUs Worth Rs 2 Lakh Crores Signed in the India Integrated Transport & Logistics Summit 5.5.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Thirty-four MoUs amounting to about Rs 2 lakh crores were signed in the three day India Integrated Transport and Logistics Summit that was concluded in New Delhi today. These MoUs were in the areas of port connectivity, Integrated Check Posts (ICP) in the states of Bihar, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Manipur, access to land port in Tripura,
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Bidar Regional Commissioner upset over delay in completing civic works 1.5.2017 Hindu: Home
Regional Commissioner Harsha Gupta has demanded a comprehensive report on the delay in completion of underground drainage and drinking water supply works in Bidar city. Mr. Gupta, who inspected the w...
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Absent teachers: Not as big a problem as we think 27.4.2017 Education
Hiralal, a 36-year old head teacher in a small government school in Basarpur, a village in Rajasthan, was absent 45 out of 200 working days (22.5 per cent), the school time prescribed by the Right to Education (RTE) Act. (The name of the teacher and the school have been changed to maintain confidentiality.)
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OMEGA initiative checks distress migration in Odisha 18.4.2017 All News-IANS Stories
It wasn't long ago that villages in western Odisha would wear a deserted look for much of the year due to distress migration of adults to other parts of the country in search of livelihood.
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Indian states need to strategise their development (Column: Active Voice) 18.4.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The Modi government has been pulling all stops to improve the ease of doing business rankings since it came into power in a bid to improve Indias image as a business-friendly economy and attract global investment.
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Happiness index also important: Pranab 14.4.2017 Hindu: National
At Ambedkar birth anniversary, President says GDP and Gross National Happiness go together
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For Indian Railways, Santa Claus never came all this while: Suresh Prabhu 9.4.2017 Latest News
He was referring to finance railway infra by raising resources outside Budget
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For railways, Santa Claus never came all this while: Prabhu 9.4.2017 TOI: India
"Santa Claus comes only when he wishes to. He will not come when you want him to come. The railways has been waiting for Santa Claus for too long," he said addressing a gathering after launching various infrastructure projects of the Konkan Railway simultaneously in Maharashtra and Karnataka.
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Loan waiver: Why shift to populism, Congress style? 9.4.2017 Times of India Opinion
Modi the economic developer has been upended by Modi the populist. The farm loan waiver and other measures announced in Uttar Pradesh last week amounted to an emphatic change in BJP policy direction. Given scarce...
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Work on 420 km of state highways to begin in June 7.4.2017 deccanherald.com
The Rs 5,300-crore project to develop 420 km of state highways with the help of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will start in June this year. ADB will fund Rs 2,250 crore for developing highways in different parts of the state. The rest of the money will be raised through toll. The project will be implemented in three packages for which global competitive bidding will be called. The companies executing the project will have to complete the roads in 24 months and have to maintain them for seven years. The roads could be tolled, said sources associated with the project. KSHIP-2: The state highway development project pertaining to Karnataka State Highway Improvement Project-2 (KSHIP-2) will be completed by 2018. Under this project, development of 1,192 km of roads has been taken up. The cost of the project is Rs 4,522 crore of which Rs 1,575 crore is being funded by the ADB. By October 2016, 510 km roads at an expenditure of Rs 953 crore has already been completed. Rest of the road work of 682 km is in ...
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Diverging state trajectories 3.4.2017 Latest News
With a per capita income of $4,800, Goa is comparable to upper middle income countries
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Takeaways for Bengaluru from New York City's waste management plans 31.3.2017 Citizen Matters

Bengaluru qualifies to be in the low-income category as per World Bank classification, with investments made more on collection and poor quality landfills.

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Eat a million bacteria a day for better health 30.3.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
Probiotics can improve our health when consumed in sufficient quantities
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