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Nath accuses Narmada Control Authority of ‘partisan attitude’

‘It had drifted away from its mandated task and failed to protect the interests of party States’ Alleging that the Narmada Control Authority was functioning in a “partisan” manner, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath has written to the Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat claiming it had drifted away from its mandated task […]

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Pollution control board slaps fine on civic body

For failure in waste management by Thrissur Corporation Kerala State Pollution Control Board (PCB) has slapped a fine of ₹4.5 crore on Thrissur Corporation for its total failure in effective waste management. Earlier, the board had issued a notice to the Corporation to implement an effective system for waste management in the city before April […]

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CM visits flood control project sites in the Netherlands

Seeks Dutch collaboration in the field of water and flood risk reduction management Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday visited the project site of the Room for the River programme in the Netherlands which allows for periodic inundation of land as a flood control strategy. Mr. Vijayan, who led a delegation of officials from Kerala, […]

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63 more temporary control rooms for rain complaints

Part of BBMP’s preparations for monsoon Pre-monsoon showers have already claimed three lives in and around the city. While citizens are worried about floods and tree falls once the monsoon arrives in Bengaluru in full force, the civic body said that it has put measures in place. An additional 63 temporary control room centres, apart […]

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LED signals to control tracks soon

The signals are developed at S&T Workshop at Podanur Indian Railways is one of the major consumer of electricity in the country with consumption ranging from powering electric locos to lighting of stations. Signals that are operated round the clock account much to the power consumption. While the Railways continue to use traditional signals made […]

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Delhi Confidential: Control Shift Delete?

Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) though, will have no representative on the dais when BSP chief Mayawati and SP president Akhilesh Yadav hold a joint press conference in Lucknow on Saturday and make a formal announcement of the alliance. Control Shift Delete? Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) was hopeful of getting space, and more than the odd […]

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A lesson in virus control

Simple infection-control practices such as isolating sick patients and decongesting common areas in hospitals could have dramatically cut down the toll in the Nipah outbreak this year in Kerala, suggests a paper published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases last month. Though confined to the State, the outbreak in May-June, which claimed 21 lives, drew […]

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TDP MLA in damage control mode

Pithapuram TDP MLA S.V.S.N. Varma, who reportedly forced a woman sanitary inspector to do manual scavenging on Saturday, went into damage control mode after the images of the official doing so went viral on the social media. During a visit to the town, the MLA received many complaints over poor sanitation. Holding the sanitary inspector […]

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NGT pulls up Pollution Control Board

The principal bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) in New Delhi on Wednesday pulled up the Kerala State Pollution Control Board for not filing an affidavit with specific information on the previous and present work undertaken to check pollution in the Periyar. Apart from asking the board to file another affidavit with all relevant […]