Borewell

  • 1,155 illegal borewells sealed till August 31: Delhi government to NGT September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi government on Thursday told the National Green tribunal that it has sealed 1,155 illegal borewells, out of 6,305 industrial units surveyed till August 31 in Bawana and Narela Industrial area. The Tribunal had on July 18 directed committees comprising Delhi Jal Board, Central Ground Water Authority, government of...
  • Delhi: NGT sets September 30 deadline for units to apply for borewells September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal on Thursday directed all unauthorised borewell units operating without its consent in Bawana and Narela industrial areas here to apply according to norms by September 30. A bench, headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar, directed that any unit which is operating illegally and without submitting the...
  • Karnataka: Efforts on to rescue 6yearold boy trapped in borewell in Bagalkot August 4, 2014

    Bagalkot (Karnataka): Intense efforts were underway on Monday to pull out a sixyearold boy trapped in an abandoned borewell at a farm in nearby Sulikeri village. Teams from National Disaster Relief Force, nearby Hutti gold mines and fire brigade were engaged in the operation to rescue Thimmanna Hatti, reportedly stuck at...
  • 8yearold boy dies after falling into a 100feet borewell July 7, 2014

    An eightyearold boy died after he fell into a 100feet deep borewell at Kadula village, about 50 km away from Shajapur, police said. "The boy, identified as Krishnapal, was playing along with his friend in an open field on Sunday when he accidentally fell into the deserted borewell and got trapped,"...
  • Karnataka: 4yearold girl falls into borewell, dies after 50 hours June 20, 2014

    Bijapur: In a tragic end to the nearly 50hourlong rescue operation, a fouryearold girl who fell into an open borewell at Nagathana village, near Bijapur, was found dead late Thursday night. The roundtheclock operation launched on Tuesday evening ended with the rescue teams finding the body of Akshata Hanumanth Patil at...
  • Karnataka: 4yearold falls into a borewell, rescue efforts on June 19, 2014

    Bijapur: A fouryearold girl fell into a borewell on Wednesday in Bijapur in Karnataka. The NDRF has been engaged in a rescue operation since Wednesday night to safely get the girl out. However, a rescue worker said that a rock lodged in the borewell is hampering their efforts and it...
  • Madurai: Indigenous borewell robot saves 3-year old April 17, 2014

    It was "borewell robot", an indigenous device developed by a Madurai-based social worker, that saved a 3-year old boy who fell into an abandoned borewell in a village in Tirunelveli in southern Tamil Nadu. For M Manigandan, who along with his team is involved in operations to save children who accidentally...
  • Three persons suffocate to death in a borewell April 16, 2014

    Three persons were on Tuesday suffocated to death due to suspected poisonous gas emitted from a borewell where they roped down to repair a motor in Sheeshwara village in Bharatpur district of Rajasthan, police said. Ramesh, Preetam, and Bhagwat, all in the age of 35 years, died due to gas emitted...
  • Rajasthan: Boy falls in borewell, rescue work on from past 20 hours January 7, 2014

    Churu: The rescue operation of a twoandahalfyearold boy, who fellinto a 200feet deep borewell in Rajasthan's Churu district is on from past 20 hours. However, the rescue team has failed to make any progress as the child has not shown any signs of movement. A parallel tunnel of up to 40...
  • 2yearold falls into 200feet deep borewell, Army called in for rescue January 7, 2014

    A twoandahalfyearold boy fellinto a 200feet deep borewell in Rajasthan's Churu districtfollowing which Army personnel were pressed into service torescue the trapped child. The boy, Radheshyam, fell into the borewell on Monday eveningwhile he was trying to cross over the open shaft which wascovered with a sack, the police said on...
  • Nineyearold boy's body pulled out of borewell August 10, 2013

    The body of a nineyearold boy, who fell into a 200feet borewell in Rajasthan's Karauli district on Wednesday, was pulled out on Saturday. Chotu could not be saved despite efforts and the team of rescuers managed to pull the body out of the borewell through a special hook, Superintendent of...
  • Rajasthan: 9yearold boy who fell into the 200feet borewell dies August 10, 2013

    Jaipur: A nineyear old boy who fell into the 200feet borewell on Wednesday in Rajasthan died on Saturday. The incident occurred when the boy was flying a kite near his house in Charda Kala village near Hindon City in Karauli district, some 200 km from Jaipur, during which he fell...
  • Rajasthan: Army to rescue boy trapped in borewell August 9, 2013

    Jaipur: The Army has taken over the rescue operation of a nineyearold boy trapped in a 200feet borewell in Karauli district. The boy has been stuck in the borewell for the past two days and the police fear that he may have died already. "A team from the Army comprising engineers was...
  • Rains in Karauli hit rescue of 9yearold boy stuck in a borewell August 9, 2013

    As authorities tried to save 9yearold boy on Thursday who had fallen into a 200feet borewell while flying a kite near his house a day before, rains in Karauli hit the rescue operations severely. Even before the Army could step in, the boy was reported dead. The incident occured when the...
  • Rains hamper rescue operation of 9yearold boy stuck in borewell August 8, 2013

    Incessant rains have hampered the rescue operation of a nineyearold boy who fell into a 200feet borewell on Wednesday afternoon while flying a kite near his house in Rajasthan. Police said the boy, named Chhotu, was flying a kite in Charda Kala village near Hindon city in Karauli district, some 200...
  • 9yearold boy who fell into a 200feet borewell dies August 8, 2013

    Nineyearold boy who fell into a 200feet borewell while flying a kite near his house died on Thursday. The boy was flying a kite near his house in Charda Kala village near Hindon City in Karauli district, some 200 km from Jaipur, when he fell into the borewell about 3 pm...
  • Efforts on to rescue 9yearold boy who fell in a 200feet borewell August 8, 2013

    A rescue operation has been launched in Rajasthan to save a nineyearold boy who fell into a 200feet borewell while flying a kite near his house, officials said on Thursday.Chhotu has been stuck inside the borewell for the past 20 hours, they added. According to a senior police officer, the boy...
  • Haryana: 4yearold girl rescued from borewell May 30, 2013

    Palwal: A fouryearold girl who had fallen into a borewell in Balai village of Palwal in Haryana on Wednesday night was finally taken out after an eighthour long rescue effort by Army personnel. The incident occurred in Palwal district of Haryana where Tanu's family had come to her maternal grandmother's...
  • 4yearold girl falls into borewell in Haryana May 29, 2013

    Palwal: A fouryearold girl on Wednesday fell into a 200ft deep borewell while playing, police said. The child had come to her maternal uncle's home at Amarpur village along with her mother, they said. The district administration and police personnel have reached the spot and efforts are on to rescue the girl. ...
  • TN: Girl pulled out from borewell after 14 hours, declared dead April 28, 2013

    Karur: A sevenyear old girl, who fell into a newly dug deep borewell in a farm land in the district, was on Saturday night pulled out after over 14hour long intense rescue efforts but doctors declared her dead at a hospital. Muthulakshmi, who fell into the improperly closed 900feet borewell...
  • TN: 7year old pulled out from borewell after 14 hours April 28, 2013

    Karur: A sevenyear old girl who fell into a deep borewell in a farm land in the district, was on Saturday night pulled out, ending the about 14hour long intense rescue efforts, police said. Muthulakshmi, who fell into the improperly closed 900feet borewell at Suryapalli village, about 50 km from...
  • TN: 7year old girl falls into borewell; rescue efforts on April 27, 2013

    Tiruchirappalli: A sevenyearold girl on Saturday fell into a deep borewell at a village in neighbouring Karur district, about 120 km from Tiruchirappalli, and intense efforts to rescue her continued, police said. Muthulakshmi, whose parents are farm labourers from Dindigul district, was playing in the farm land at Suryapalli when...
  • Maharashtra: Village fights drought through water policies March 21, 2013

    Mumbai: The drought in Maharashtra is more a result of the states colossally corrupt and flawed water policy rather than simply monsoon failure, as experts say. But one village in Hiware Bazaar is showing just how a common-sense water policy goes a long way in mitigating acute water scarcity. Drought-hit farmers...
  • Tamil actor Ganja Karuppu now turns a producer March 16, 2013

    Well known Tamil actor Ganja Karuppu has decided to produce a project that he will act in, titled 'Velmurugan Borewell'. The actor has currently roped in Gopi for directing his film, produced under the banner Tharun Kaanth Film Factory. The full length comedy caper has Mahesh of 'Angadi Theru' fame and...
  • Andhra: 5yearold boy who fell into borewell dies December 8, 2012

    Karimnagar: A fiveyearold boy, who fell into a borewell, died in Pallemkunta village under Malhar Police limits, nearly 75 km from Karimnagar on Friday afternoon. Fiveyearold K Ajith, the only son of Raju and Saramma, fell into a borewell in a field in Pallemkunta, Gadavarikhani Deputy Superintendent of Police G Udaykumar...
  • Open drains remain death traps in Delhi, NCR July 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Five days after the death of a 3yearold due to an open drain in Ghaziabad, the authorities have learnt no lessons. Several such death traps in different parts of the National Capital Region still exist. Days after 3yearold Sunny died after falling into an open drain outside his school,...
  • Boy drowns in a drain: 4th incident in a month July 13, 2012

    New Delhi: A fouryearold boy drowned after falling into a drain in Ghaziabad on Thursday. What's more shocking is that this is the fourth such incident in the national capital region in less than a month. The victim's father has filed an FIR. First it was Mahi, then Sumit and...
  • Minor boy falls into borewell in Ahmednagar, rescued July 9, 2012

    Ahmednagar (Maha): A threeyearold boy fell into a borewell in Kanadgaon village in the district on Monday afternoon but was rescued within four hours with the help of a parallel tunnel, police said. The incident took place when Manoj Anshabapu Ghorpade, who was playing near the open borewell on his family...
  • House owner arrested in Mahi death case July 8, 2012

    Gurgaon: Police have arrested the owner of the house in which the parents of fouryearold Mahi, who died after falling into an open borewell last month, were staying as tenants. Rohtash Tayal, nabbed on Saturday by the Gurgaon police, is the third person to be arrested in the case. Police had...
  • Gurgaon: Boy dies after falling into open sewer July 6, 2012

    Gurgaon: Close on the heels of the death of fouryearold girl Mahi who fell into a borewell, a fiveyearold boy on Thursday night fell to his death in an open sewerage line near Industrial Model Township in Gurgaon. According to Sub Divisional Magistrate Satender Duhan, Sumit accidentally fell in the open...