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Extension sought for sand mining deadline 31.1.2015 TOI: All Headlines
Extension sought for sand mining deadline
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Beavers are back – and we should welcome them with open arms 31.1.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
We drove beavers to extinction in Britain. Now they’re back, and thriving from Devon to Scotland. Every wetland should have some

It’s a warm summer evening. The sun is low, firing the tops of the birches around the loch to burning gold. There’s no wind, and gnats dance in three-dimensional mobiles in front of the hide we’re sitting in at the edge of the water. It’s a Monet scene. Brown trout nose lazily through a maze of lily leaves lying like large dinner plates on the surface of the water. Every few seconds they snatch at a fly; a pointillist flank curves and vanishes.

“There!” A ranger is pointing. Suddenly, everyone is peering intently through binoculars. “Where? I can’t see it.” A woman sounds desperate. “Look for the bow-wave. The long line – there! – under the overhanging branches, heading this way. Got it now?”

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Rubber check dams suggested to conserve Yamuna water 31.1.2015 All News-IANS Stories
Uttar Pradesh is looking to install rubber check dams in the Yamuna river close to the Taj Mahal to conserve water for the lean months.
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Water sharing row deepens 31.1.2015 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Water sharing row deepens
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Rubber check dams suggested to conserve Yamuna water 31.1.2015 deccanherald.com
Uttar Pradesh is looking to install rubber check dams in the Yamuna river close to the Taj Mahal to conserve water for the lean months. At a meeting Friday, Agra divisional commissioner Pradip Bhatnagar directed the Uttar Pradesh irrigation department to install rubber check dams close to the Taj Mahal and the Agra Water Works. During the meeting, attended by several government officials, he told the monitoring committee of the Taj Trapezium Zone that rubber dams would be able to store water and thus solve the problem of water shortage in the city. According to water experts, rubber dams are in use in many countries as they are cost effective, convenient and did not require permanent structures. The inflatable flexible membrane dams bolted into concrete foundations are useful to divert water, water retention for aquifer recharge, allowing fish and other aquatic life to escape. The directorate of water management in Bhubaneswar has developed the rubber dam technology, sources said. The rubber dams height ...
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Rubber check dams suggested to conserve Yamuna water 31.1.2015 New Kerala: India News
Read Full story of 'Rubber check dams suggested to conserve Yamuna water' at newkerala.com.
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Pilgrims granted permission to use river during festival 31.1.2015 Asian Age: Mumbai
The Bombay high court on Friday granted interim permission for authorities to allow people to go into the river flowing near Pandharpur during the two-day festival, Magh Ekadashi. The court however asked the authorities to create awareness and make sure that the river is not polluted. The court was hearing PIL filed by Campaign Against Manual Scavenging which alleged that the inhuman practice of collecting human excreta continued even today as there are very few toilets available in Pandharpur town, Solapur district which is visited by lakhs of pilgrims during the festival. After the judges showed anguish over the state government’s apathy towards manual scavengers in Pandharpur, the court was assured that the urban development department, civic body and the temple trust would construct hundreds of permanent, temporary and mobile toilets for pilgrims so that nobody is made to clean human waste. The division bench also stated that no such permission would be given in the future till the authorities ...
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Pilgrims granted permission to use river during festival 31.1.2015 Asian Age: Mumbai
The Bombay high court on Friday granted interim permission for authorities to allow people to go into the river flowing near Pandharpur during the two-day festival, Magh Ekadashi. The court however asked the authorities to create awareness and make sure that the river is not polluted. The court was hearing PIL filed by Campaign Against Manual Scavenging which alleged that the inhuman practice of collecting human excreta continued even today as there are very few toilets available in Pandharpur town, Solapur district which is visited by lakhs of pilgrims during the festival. After the judges showed anguish over the state government’s apathy towards manual scavengers in Pandharpur, the court was assured that the urban development department, civic body and the temple trust would construct hundreds of permanent, temporary and mobile toilets for pilgrims so that nobody is made to clean human waste. The division bench also stated that no such permission would be given in the future till the authorities ...
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Dilution of more green laws expected 31.1.2015 Asian Age: Mumbai
The state is likely to make amendments in Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) Act, the Nagpur Improvement Trust (NIT) Act and the Environment Act, according to highly-placed sources in the industries department. The amendments are expected to be tabled for consideration in the budget session of the state legislature. The state had earlier scrapped the RRZ policy, which will help a project by Swiss firm Schindler. The next lot of amendments are likely to help clear mega projects of companies like Aditya Birla’s Ultratech Cement and Lenzing Modi Fiber Ltd. The state government recently took the decision to scrap River Regulation Zone (RRZ) policy, which had led to a deadlock in Maharashtra’s industrial growth since its introduction in the year 2000. “We have a clear vision for Maharashtra to regain the number one position in industrial growth. Hence, we changed the RRZ policy,” said CM Devendra Fadnavis. According to policy, no units are allowed within a distance of two kms from a river. “The law ...
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A.P. has no case, says Telangana 31.1.2015 Hindu: Andhra Pradesh
TS says AP has no case; reduces release to Sagar right canal
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Water sharing row deepens 31.1.2015 Hindu: Andhra Pradesh
A.P. says only a tribunal, not board, is empowered to allocate water
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Naveen on Stone Laying Spree 31.1.2015 The New Indian Express - Odisha - http://newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/
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Dilution of more green laws expected 31.1.2015 Asian Age: Mumbai
The state is likely to make amendments in Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) Act, the Nagpur Improvement Trust (NIT) Act and the Environment Act, according to highly-placed sources in the industries department. The amendments are expected to be tabled for consideration in the budget session of the state legislature. The state had earlier scrapped the RRZ policy, which will help a project by Swiss firm Schindler. The next lot of amendments are likely to help clear mega projects of companies like Aditya Birla’s Ultratech Cement and Lenzing Modi Fiber Ltd. The state government recently took the decision to scrap River Regulation Zone (RRZ) policy, which had led to a deadlock in Maharashtra’s industrial growth since its introduction in the year 2000. “We have a clear vision for Maharashtra to regain the number one position in industrial growth. Hence, we changed the RRZ policy,” said CM Devendra Fadnavis. According to policy, no units are allowed within a distance of two kms from a river. “The law ...
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Green glare on Tarapith hotels 31.1.2015 Kolkata News, Kolkata City News | Cities News - Times of India
National Green Tribunal’s Kolkata bench on Friday asked for closure of 235 hotels at Tarapith for polluting the Dwarka ...
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Protected status for Hindon and Yamuna floodplains 31.1.2015 Noida - City - The Times of India
The UP irrigation department has announced protected status for floodplain areas along all rivers in the state, following an NGT order.
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Remove debris from Pavana river, Ajit Pawar tells PCMC 31.1.2015 Pune News, Pune City News | Cities News - Times of India
Former deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar on Friday asked the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation administration to remove debris from the Pavana river. The move comes a day after TOI highlighted the large-scale dumping of debris in the riverbed in Sangvi, Dapodi and Pimple ...
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Sunken towns of the Volga revive memories of Stalinist-era Russia 30.1.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
For former residents, items from the flooded settlement of Mologa draw contradictory views of the Soviet past Continue reading...
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How to eradicate grey squirrels without firing a shot 30.1.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

In Ireland, greys squirrels are being pushed into the sea and the reds are swarming back across the land – all thanks to pine martens

Is there anything more stupid than the government’s plan to kill grey squirrels?

I ask not because I believe – as Animal Aid does – that grey squirrels are harmless. Far from it: they have eliminated red squirrels from most of Britain since their introduction by Victorian landowners, and are now doing the same thing in parts of the continent. By destroying young trees, they also make the establishment of new woodland almost impossible in many places. As someone who believes there should be many more trees in this country, I see that as a problem. A big one.

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Oasis of enchanting beauty 30.1.2015 Hindu: Travel
Papikondalu (Papi Hills) takes travellers through a canopy of greens covered by tropical and deciduous rain forests
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HC directs govt to explain steps to curb sand mining in Chambal 30.1.2015 TOI: All Headlines
HC directs govt to explain steps to curb sand mining in Chambal
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