Contaminated Water

  • CJ Mushtaq highlights lack of safe drinking water supply in Srinagar March 24, 2014

    CJ Mushtaq Khan highlights the condition of unhygienic drinking water supply in the heart of Srinagar city in Jammu and Kashmir. The area called Telbal is a short distance from CM Omar Abdullah's residence, Says CJ. In the absence of clean driking water supply, the residents are forced to fetch...
  • Taj city residents complain of contaminated water supply February 3, 2014

    The Taj city has been battling a water crisis with supply hit since the last 10 days and whatever quantity trickling in into homes highly contaminated, say people. Officials on Monday however said the situation was set to improve in the next two days. Complaining that the water supplied from the...
  • 2 children die, 4 others fall sick after drinking contaminated water December 18, 2013

    Two children died and four others of the family fell sick after allegedly consuming contaminated water in Piprauli Badgaon village in Ballia, official sources said on Wednesday. Hamid (8) and his brother Tauqir (4 months) died after allegedly drinking contaminated water on Tuesday, Chief Medical officer Dr Mansoor Ahmad said. The other...
  • Japan: More tank leaks found at Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuke Plant, say officials September 2, 2013

    Japan's top nuclear regulator has raised safety concerns about hastily built storage tanks and their foundations amid reports of new leaks of radiation-contaminated water. Nuclear Regulation Authority Chairman Shunichi Tanaka said on Monday that a small leak and signs of possible leaks have been spotted at several other Fukushima Dai-ichi storage...
  • New high-radiation spots found at quake-hit Fukushima plant August 23, 2013

    The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said on Thursday new spots of high radiation had been found near storage tanks holding highly contaminated water, raising fear of fresh leaks as the disaster goes from bad to worse. The announcement comes after Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) said this week...
  • 36 students fall ill after drinking water in govt school August 14, 2013

    As many as 36 students were taken ill on Wednesday after drinking contaminated water from a hand pump in the premises of a government school at Phakrabad village in Kaimur district, official sources said. The victims, students of a primary government school, were taken to the Sadar hospital where their condition...
  • Nitish Kumar asks CID to probe water poisoning cases in Bihar schools August 5, 2013

    The Bihar government has assigned the criminal investigation department the probe into the large number of instances of poisoning of water in schools in the state, police officials said on Monday. Reports of children taking ill after drinking water from hand-pumps were received from at least 50 schools in different parts...
  • 34 students taken ill after drinking contaminated water in a school August 4, 2013

    School children falling sick after drinking contaminated water from hand pumps continued for the third consecutive day on Saturday with at least 34 more students taken ill in different parts of Bihar. At least 24 children complained of vomiting and stomach ache after drinking water from a hand pump in...
  • 34 students taken ill after drinking contaminated water in a school August 4, 2013

    School children falling sick after drinking contaminated water from hand pumps continued for the third consecutive day on Saturday with at least 34 more students taken ill in different parts of Bihar. At least 24 children complained of vomiting and stomach ache after drinking water from a hand pump in...
  • 500 villagers fall sick after drinking contaminated water July 28, 2013

    As many as 500 people were on Saturday taken ill in Kotwali dehat area after consuming water supplied from a tank which was allegedly not cleaned since eight years. Locals of Panchnahi village were taken ill after consuming water from the tank which had not been cleaned from the last eight...
  • 500 villagers taken ill after drinking contaminated water July 28, 2013

    As many as 500 people were on Saturday taken ill in Kotwali dehat area after consuming water supplied from a tank which was allegedly not cleaned since eight years. Locals of Panchnahi village were taken ill after consuming water from the tank which had not been cleaned from the last...
  • Bhopal gas tragedy: Toxic waste not disposed for 30 years September 28, 2012

    Bhopal: Solid toxic waste has been lying at the site of the gas tragedy in Bhopal, the union carbide factory, for over 30 years. A new study of groundwater in and around Bhopal reveals a high level of contamination. Activists are demanding that the state government takes action. A solar evaporation...
  • 25 states drinking unsafe water: Ministry data May 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Are we drinking poisoned water? According to data submitted in Parliament, groundwater across 25 states is contaminated with chemicals beyond permissible limits, and this may cause severe health complications. Dangerous levels of fluorides, nitrates and heavy metals like lead have been found in pockets of 158 districts across 25...
  • Mathura's clean water warrior January 16, 2008

    One man starts a campaign to get the holy city pure, clean drinking water....
  • Are you drinking water with ammonia concentration? November 16, 2007

    Water supply to many parts of the national capital had been suspended for hours after ammonia content touched dangerous levels. For the last two days, parts of Delhi were facing an acute water shortage. And it was not because there wasn't enough water in the Yamuna. The Delhi Jal Board had...
  • India 360: Consumer the king? June 21, 2007

    New Delhi: A CNN-IBN and Consumer Voice special investigation has revealed that the water supplied by municipalities in metros is unfit for human consumption. However, there is little that the consumers can do because there is no law that guarantees the right to clean drinking water. There are only guidelines...