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India builds solar plants atop canals to save land, water

India builds solar plants atop canals to save land, water

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Vadodara: As India moves to ramp up investment in solar power, it is exploring innovative places to install solar plants, including across the top of canals. Last weekend, UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon inaugurated a new “canal-top” solar energy plant in Vadodara district in India’s western state of Gujarat. “I saw... 

Nirma plant must be relocated: MoEF

Nirma plant must be relocated: MoEF

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The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) on Tuesday informed the Supreme Court that a cement plant of Nirma Industries in Bhavnagar district of Gujarat is located in an ecologically sensitive wetland area situated next to the natural habitat of Asiatic lions. The ministry said that the plant has to be re-located immediately.... 

Ratan Tata’s next vision – Cars Running On Water

Ratan Tata’s next vision – Cars Running On Water

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In tune with the Past President Abdul Kalam’s call for dream, the President of Tata Motors, Ratan Tata is on the verge of realizing cars running on water. To make cars running on water Ratan Tata invested $15 million for initiating researches, said a scientist involved in the venture. According to the Chairman of the Scientific... 

Water supply to be back in Central and North Delhi

Water supply to be back in Central and North Delhi

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Water supply to North and Central Delhi is likely to be restored by Thursday. The supply plunged on Tuesday after two water treatment plants were shut down due to detection of an excess amount of ammonia in the water. An increase in pollutants in the Yamuna forced Chandrawal and Wazirabad water treatment plants to work at about... 

At 90, Shimla’s skating rink set for nationals

At 90, Shimla’s skating rink set for nationals

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Shimla – Ninety years old and still going strong – Asia’s only natural ice skating rink is all set to host skaters from across the country for the national skating championship next week. ‘The Ice Skating Association of India has decided to host a three-day national championship in Shimla from Jan 3,’... 

Dikshit inaugurates gallery focusing on water conservation

Dikshit inaugurates gallery focusing on water conservation

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New Delhi: A first-of-its-kind ”Water and Wastewater Gallery” aimed at spreading awareness about water conservation was today inaugurated by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit at the National Science Centre here. The state-of-the-art gallery, an initiative of the Delhi Jal Board (DJB), showcases 34 exciting displays such... 

Migratory birds fail to weather rain, fall in numbers

Migratory birds fail to weather rain, fall in numbers

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PUNE: A wet November, changing crop patterns, pesticides and habitat loss have kept at least 80 per cent of migrating birds away from the wetlands of Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and Rajasthan this year. Usually, December is when birds from colder regions can be spotted at several places across the country. However,... 

Workshop begins on climate change impacts at PU

Workshop begins on climate change impacts at PU

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CHANDIGARH: The Panjab University (PU) Vice-Chancellor Prof. R.C. Sobti said here today that the PU is set to become a role model in checking environmental degradation through complete pollution control. The campus, he said, was already free from smoke and unbiodegradable waste. He elaborated the measures taken by Panjab University... 

A taste of POLAND

A taste of POLAND

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While on co-star Akshay Kumar’s competitive cooking game show MasterChef, ‘red’>Aishwarya Rai Bachchan talked about her love of cooking and her favourite savoury cold Polish soup. “Remember, you are alone in the kitchen, and no one can see you!” Julia Child said on her ’1960s TV show after a potato pancake... 

Delhi building collapse: 64 dead, 80 injured, many feared trapped

Delhi building collapse: 64 dead, 80 injured, many feared trapped

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New Delhi: Sixty-four people died and at least 80 others were injured as a five-storey residential building collapsed in Lalita Park in east Delhi’s Laxmi Nagar area on Monday evening. More than 30 people are believed to be still trapped under the rubble. (Watch: Focus on getting people out alive, says fire chief) According... 

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