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Congress protest over incomplete parking lot 28.7.2015 Asian Age: Delhi
Accusing the BJP-led MCD of funds misappropriation, the Delhi Congress on Monday held a protest against the civic agency over the delays in construction of a multi-level parking at Subhash Nagar. The party also attacked the AAP-led state government of “misusing” the taxpayers’ money for its “propaganda” against the corporations. DPCC chief Ajay Maken, who led the protest demonstrations, alleged that the contract for the construction of the multi-level parking at Block 10 in Subhash Nagar area, scheduled be completed in 15 months, was given to a private company for `30.50 crore on Dec 30, 2009, but even after five years, work on the parking lot has not been finished. “As a result, due to water accumulation at the construction site, the buildings near the under construction parking lot are under serious threat of damage.” Mr Maken said that there were many such multi-level parking lots in the city, where construction work has been stopped, resulting in “tremendous” problems to the people. He alleged that ...
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Congress protest over incomplete parking lot 28.7.2015 Asian Age: Delhi
Accusing the BJP-led MCD of funds misappropriation, the Delhi Congress on Monday held a protest against the civic agency over the delays in construction of a multi-level parking at Subhash Nagar. The party also attacked the AAP-led state government of “misusing” the taxpayers’ money for its “propaganda” against the corporations. DPCC chief Ajay Maken, who led the protest demonstrations, alleged that the contract for the construction of the multi-level parking at Block 10 in Subhash Nagar area, scheduled be completed in 15 months, was given to a private company for `30.50 crore on Dec 30, 2009, but even after five years, work on the parking lot has not been finished. “As a result, due to water accumulation at the construction site, the buildings near the under construction parking lot are under serious threat of damage.” Mr Maken said that there were many such multi-level parking lots in the city, where construction work has been stopped, resulting in “tremendous” problems to the people. He alleged that ...
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What is water worth? 24.7.2015 Forbes India

  Nature is often uncooperative to commodification Read more

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Crude oil, natural gas output short of targets 22.7.2015 Hindu: Business
Crude oil production during June was at 3,101 thousand tonnes, outperforming the target for the month by 3 per cent, but falling short of the production achieved in June last year by 0.7 per cent....
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Changing landscapes 22.7.2015 FrontLine: Home
In Kerala, rampant river sand mining is killing the perennial rivers; in Karnataka, the groundwater level has fallen steeply in many areas; in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, a good law meant to regulate sand mining is gathering dust.
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Drinking water from thin air in parched Jalna 20.7.2015 TOI: All Headlines
Drinking water from thin air in parched Jalna
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New Jersey eyed takeover of Atlantic City's assets 18.7.2015 News
Atlantic City's emergency manager, Kevin Lavin, appointed in January by Christie, contemplated privatising city assets
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MDMK cadres ‘beg’ for money to desilt Srivaikuntam dam 17.7.2015 The Hindu: Today's Paper
MDMK cadres ‘beg’ for money to desilt Srivaikuntam dam
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MDMK cadres ‘beg’ for money to desilt Srivaikuntam dam 17.7.2015 Hindu: Home
Say, State government not interested in farmers’ welfare
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Duo booked for revealing company secrets to rival 13.7.2015 Asian Age: Mumbai
The Malwani police is investigating a case of data theft wherein a former employee of a private company allegedly sold all the confidential data he had in his possession to a rival company, allegedly causing his company losses of around Rs 75 lakh to Rs 1 crore. According to complainant Navin Lutra (56), the accused Santosh Kale has been working for four years in his company supplying mineral water. Kale worked in the logistics department and had all the clients’ information . Kale is a resident of Malwani from where Mr Lutra runs his company. A few days before the FIR was registered Kale left the job abruptly over flimsy grounds. Mr. Lutra asked Kale to return the mobile phone given to him by the company. The mobile phone contained records of all the clients. At first, Kale refused to give him the phone, making excuses but finally when Mr Lutra got the phone he checked the e-mails and found out that Kale had sent all the confidential data to one Mushtak Shaikh. Shaikh was also an employee in the ...
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Duo booked for revealing company secrets to rival 13.7.2015 Asian Age: Mumbai
The Malwani police is investigating a case of data theft wherein a former employee of a private company allegedly sold all the confidential data he had in his possession to a rival company, allegedly causing his company losses of around Rs 75 lakh to Rs 1 crore. According to complainant Navin Lutra (56), the accused Santosh Kale has been working for four years in his company supplying mineral water. Kale worked in the logistics department and had all the clients’ information . Kale is a resident of Malwani from where Mr Lutra runs his company. A few days before the FIR was registered Kale left the job abruptly over flimsy grounds. Mr. Lutra asked Kale to return the mobile phone given to him by the company. The mobile phone contained records of all the clients. At first, Kale refused to give him the phone, making excuses but finally when Mr Lutra got the phone he checked the e-mails and found out that Kale had sent all the confidential data to one Mushtak Shaikh. Shaikh was also an employee in the ...
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Private Firm Dumps Waste on River Bank; Tractor Seized 10.7.2015 newindianexpress.com
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Locals fight for a clean Noyyal 10.7.2015 Coimbatore - City - The Times of India
A day after residents of Ravuthur saw almost one tonne of waste being dumped into the Noyyal River from a tractor, they managed to trace the source of the waste to a private company.
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Private company caught dumping waste into Coimbatore's Noyyal, forced to clear it by residents 9.7.2015 TOI: All Headlines
Private company caught dumping waste into Coimbatore's Noyyal, forced to clear it by residents
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Government defaulting on water bills 8.7.2015 Asian Age: Mumbai
State offices owe BMC Rs 61 crore While private consumers continue to be the biggest defaulters in the city, government agencies are also not lagging far behind when it comes to non-payment of water bills. Both the railway agencies — Central and Western — along with other agencies like Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (Mhada), Mumbai Port Trust, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority and BEST are among the highest water bill defaulters for the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). According to the fresh list announced by the civic body, there are 1,86,959 consumers, including government offices and private consumers, who have not paid bills worth Rs 1170.14 crore till date. The private consumers, which include commercial offices, hotels, private companies, and residential complexes, top the defaulters’ list with up to 60 per cent of arrears pending with them. Out of total outstanding bill of Rs 1,170 crore, they amount a whopping Rs 700 crore. Western Railways and Central ...
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Government defaulting on water bills 8.7.2015 Asian Age: Mumbai
State offices owe BMC Rs 61 crore While private consumers continue to be the biggest defaulters in the city, government agencies are also not lagging far behind when it comes to non-payment of water bills. Both the railway agencies — Central and Western — along with other agencies like Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (Mhada), Mumbai Port Trust, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority and BEST are among the highest water bill defaulters for the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). According to the fresh list announced by the civic body, there are 1,86,959 consumers, including government offices and private consumers, who have not paid bills worth Rs 1170.14 crore till date. The private consumers, which include commercial offices, hotels, private companies, and residential complexes, top the defaulters’ list with up to 60 per cent of arrears pending with them. Out of total outstanding bill of Rs 1,170 crore, they amount a whopping Rs 700 crore. Western Railways and Central ...
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Heat & bandh cripple Assam 8.7.2015 The Telegraph : North East
A 12-hour bandh called by six organisations demanding Scheduled Tribe status paralysed normal life in a number of places across Assam.
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Government defaulting on water bills 8.7.2015 Asian Age: Mumbai
State offices owe BMC Rs 61 crore While private consumers continue to be the biggest defaulters in the city, government agencies are also not lagging far behind when it comes to non-payment of water bills. Both the railway agencies — Central and Western — along with other agencies like Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (Mhada), Mumbai Port Trust, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority and BEST are among the highest water bill defaulters for the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). According to the fresh list announced by the civic body, there are 1,86,959 consumers, including government offices and private consumers, who have not paid bills worth Rs 1170.14 crore till date. The private consumers, which include commercial offices, hotels, private companies, and residential complexes, top the defaulters’ list with up to 60 per cent of arrears pending with them. Out of total outstanding bill of Rs 1,170 crore, they amount a whopping Rs 700 crore. Western Railways and Central ...
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Private companies to handle garbage soon 7.7.2015 TOI: All Headlines
Private companies to handle garbage soon
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Titanium connection 6.7.2015 FrontLine: Home
It is the ore ilmenite, and not thorium, that the “mining mafia” is after in the beach sands of Odisha, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Titanium, a strategic metal in demand in the nuclear power sector and the aerospace industry, is extracted from it. By T.S. SUBRAMANIAN
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