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China still on track to hit growth target despite winter smog war - state planner 21.10.2017 Sify Finance
By Kevin Yao and Meng Meng
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Watch: Cockroach in Indira Canteen meal 21.10.2017 deccanherald.com
The Siddaramaiah government has ambitiously pushed the Indira Canteen, a chain of government-run canteens that provide food at subsidised costs, to cover a large area in Bengaluru and is planning to expand to other areas in Karnataka. The government also prides itself in the quality of food and hygiene of the kitchens as well. However, today, a bug has crept into the governments grand plan. In a video that surfaced today on the Facebook page Fight for Right, a man is seen recording a plate of food in an Indira canteen, which has a cockroach in it. The video, 1:38 minutes in length, shows a blurry, but recognisable image of the dreaded bugs, a cockroach and what appears to be a fly in a plate, with a Kannada caption, saying "Adding cockroaches to food, Indira Canteen is giving non-veg to people". According to sources, the canteen in question is in Kottigepalya, ward 73. The video can be seen ...
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China economy on track to hit 2017 growth target: state planner 21.10.2017 Hindu: Business
China was also on track to meet its target to find 13 million new urban jobs over the course of this year, Mr. He Lifeng said.
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Lincoln Institute marks 10th anniversary of Center for Urban Development and Land Policy in Beijing 21.10.2017 New Kerala: World News
BEIJING: The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy this weekend marks the 10th anniversary of the Peking University-Lincoln Institute Center for Urban Development and Land Policy in Beijing, a dynamic hub of research and dialogue providing practical applications to housing, tax policy, urbanization, and environmental sustainability in China.
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Use technology to prevent crimes, Siddaramaiah advises cops 21.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said on Saturday that the government was committed to the welfare of policemen and their families. Siddaramaiah was speaking at the police commemoration day celebrations at KSRP grounds at Koramangala here. "The government is committed to the welfare of policemen and their families as cops are constantly on duty, before and after untoward incidents. In the last two years, the government has redressed pay disparity grievance of the policemen, besides providing housing facilities to them. The government has provided canteen facility and promoted a large number of lower rung staff," he said. The chief minister said that a permanent venue would be allotted to organise the police commemoration day celebrations from next year. "The government has also decided to construct a stadium for sporting activities for the policemen," he said. Siddaramaiah paid homage to 370 policemen and soldiers who laid down their lives while on duty. As many as 12 policemen from the state had sacrificed ...
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David Scott ‘heritage walk’ today 21.10.2017 The Assam Tribune
David Scott ‘heritage walk’ today
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‘Very poor’ AQI, Gurugram still breathes easy 21.10.2017 Hindu: Delhi
Residents feel SC ban on crackers’ sale helped bring down pollution and noise levels this year; want more such measures
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LIFE for incomplete houses 21.10.2017 Hindu: News
Housing scheme will complete work on houses taken up under earlier schemes
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Zoo could do with a ‘pied piper’ 21.10.2017 Hindu: News
Rats are multiplying and barn owls have been given the job of killing them
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City wakes up to smoggy skies after Deepavali 21.10.2017 Hindu: News
Air pollution triggered by fireworks enters red zone
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An adventure tourism hub in the making 21.10.2017 Hindu: News
Facilities to be developed at Tatipudi reservoir at a cost of ₹ 4.3 crore
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Urban residential pockets go noiseless this Deepavali 21.10.2017 Hindu: Hyderabad
Some urban residential pockets in the city remained silent as they adopted noiseless Deepavali celebrations on Thursday, thanks to State government’s call to make the festival of lights pollution-free...
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Mumbai: Pollution reaches alarmingly high levels after Diwali, Malad records worst air quality 21.10.2017 India Today| Must Read
Mumbai's air quality slipped from "poor" to "very poor" category a day after locals burst crackers on Diwali. A few locations like Malad recorded an Air Quality Index (AQI) of 436 and fell in "severe" category.
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Cleaner Diwali, Delhi air quality still turns severe 20.10.2017 DNA: Top News
The Supreme Court's ban on sale of firecrackers in the National Capital Region (NCR) to lessen health risks this year had some impact as Delhi had its cleanest Diwali in three years, but pollution levels still peaked to dangerous levels on Thursday night and on Friday morning. Air pollution in Delhi hit several times the healthy limit on Friday. A thick, toxic haze engulfed Delhi that ranks among the world's most polluted cities the next morning. People clearly managed to procure crackers both from inside and outside NCR or used old stocks. PM 2.5, particulate matter, less than 2.5 micrometers in diameter, which can be inhaled and become lodged in the lungs and blood cells, soared dangerously. Its level, in micrograms per cubic meters, was recorded at 574. As per Indian standards, PM 2.5 levels must not be above 60. However, this was much better in comparison to last year's post-Diwali smog when the air quality index (AQI) recorded PM 2.5 level as 999, beyond which no readings are available The ...
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Faster building plan OK for sites in BDA, BMICAPA layouts 20.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Soon, getting a building plan approval from Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) for properties in BDA-approved layouts will be easier, with the newly revamped online system of Building Plan Approval and Management System (BPAMS). Hitherto, one had to visit the BBMP office and follow a manual procedure to get an approved building plan. Although one can upload the plan online for approval, one still has to visit the office to receive the approval from the officials since there is no online gateway. "All these issues are being resolved in the new plan," said H N Raghu, additional director, town planning, BBMP. The software is being upgraded with the help of Softeck Engineers Pvt Ltd. Under the upgraded BPAMS, the civic body has categorised the plan approval system on the basis of risk-based classification: very low risk, low risk, moderate risk and high risk. So far, there were only three categories, namely low risk, moderate risk and high risk. The addition of another category of very low risk has ...
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Following Deepavali, thick haze covers Delhi 20.10.2017 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
The air pollution levels in Delhi breached the emergency standard on Deepavali night, as people residing in the national capital region woke up to a layer of haze.From the “very poor” category of air during the day, pollution built up rapidly during the night, hitting the emergency mark.According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the air quality index (AQI) for Delhi stands at 403 (category: severe) on Friday.The satellite towns of Noida (402) and Ghaziabad (412), too, fall in the severe category, while the air quality in Gurgaon (397) was very poor. Data from Faridabad was no
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US-backed militias declare 'total liberation' of Raqqa, Tillerson says 'critical milestone against ISIS' 20.10.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
The liberation of Raqqa by the Syrian Democratic Forces with the support from the US-led international coalition is a "critical milestone" in the global fight against the ISIS which is a "brutal terrorist organisation", US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said today. US-backed militias has declared the "total liberation" of the Syrian city of Raqqa, which for more than three years was the de facto capital of Islamic State (ISIS) terror group. The US lead the 73-member Global Coalition that supported this effort, which has seen ISIS's so-called caliphate crumble across Iraq and Syria. "Our work is far from over but the liberation of Raqqa is a critical milestone in the global fight against ISIS, and underscores the success of the ongoing international and Syrian effort to defeat these terrorists," Tillerson said as he congratulated people of Syria and the Syrian Democratic Forces including the Syrian Arab Coalition. "ISIS's loss of Raqqa does not mean our fight against ISIS is over," he said. Tillerson ...
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Cleaning Ganga: Varanasi set to get new sewage treatment plants by March 20.10.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
These projects are at an advanced stage and will be commissioned before March 2018
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India among worst hit as pollution gets deadlier than wars, AIDS 20.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
An estimated nine million people died worldwide in 2015 due to diseases caused by pollution -- the biggest cause globally of all premature deaths -- more than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined and even more disastrous than all violence, with India and China contributing to 5.4 million of the pollution-related mortalities, a study has found.
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Diwali 2017 pics: Air pollution chokes Delhiites, dense fog clouds vision 20.10.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
Air quality usually worsens in New Delhi ahead of Diwali, the festival of lights
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