Contamination

  • 300 taken ill after eating contaminated food at wedding ceremony 06-04-2014 03:02 PM

    At least 300 people, including children, were taken ill after consuming contaminated food during separate marriage ceremonies in two districts, police said on Sunday. At least 100 people, including 45 children, fell ill soon after eating the food served at a wedding ceremony on Saturday, they said. They were admitted...
  • CJ Mushtaq highlights lack of safe drinking water supply in Srinagar 24-03-2014 11:22 AM

    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 03-02-2014 07:10 PM

    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...
  • 2 children die, 4 others fall sick after drinking contaminated water 18-12-2013 01:19 PM

    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...
  • 2 months after Chhapra tragedy, mid-day meals served to children across 103 schools 17-09-2013 01:31 PM

    The mid-day meal was cooked for the first time in two months in a primary school in Bihar where 23 school children died after eating contaminated food, officials said on Tuesday. The meal was cooked on Monday in the school in Dharmasati Gandaman village in Saran district, a district official...
  • Japan: More tank leaks found at Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuke Plant, say officials 02-09-2013 04:35 PM

    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...
  • New high-radiation spots found at quake-hit Fukushima plant 23-08-2013 01:27 AM

    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...
  • 36 students fall ill after drinking water in govt school 14-08-2013 06:36 PM

    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...
  • Nitish Kumar asks CID to probe water poisoning cases in Bihar schools 05-08-2013 01:03 PM

    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...
  • 34 students taken ill after drinking contaminated water in a school 04-08-2013 08:33 AM

    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 04-08-2013 04:47 AM

    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 28-07-2013 07:22 AM

    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...
  • 500 villagers taken ill after drinking contaminated water 28-07-2013 12:21 AM

    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...
  • The Last Word: What does the nationwide mid day meal disaster reveal about India? 19-07-2013 11:20 PM

    The inquiry report into the mid day meal tragedy in Chhapra in Bihar has blamed the school principal for the incident. The report, prepared by the Saran Police Commissioner, alleges criminal negligence by the school principal. The report has been submitted to the Ministry of Human Resource. Twenty three children...
  • Bihar Minister says it's a clear case of poison in mid day meal 17-07-2013 10:19 AM

    Chhapra: As protests continued over the mid day meal deaths in Chhapra on Wednesday, Bihar Education Minister PK Sahi has claimed it is a case of direct poisoning. He claims that the food was poisoned and that a probe will find if the poisoning was deliberate or accidental. "It is...
  • Delhi: 2 dead, 50 fall ill after drinking contaminated water 26-06-2013 08:36 AM

    New Delhi: Two died and over 50 people fell ill on Tuesday due to suspected water contamination in an underground reservoir in a South Delhi colony. The residents of the NCERT colony have been admitted to private hospitals after they complained of severe stomach infection. The Central Public Works Department...
  • Six dead, 500 ill after drinking water in Ghaziabad 06-04-2013 05:38 AM

    Ghaziabad: Six people died and at least 500 people fell seriously ill after drinking contaminated ground water in the Loni area of Ghaziabad, officials said on Friday. Hospital and police officials said that residents of Prem Nagar in Ghaziabad complained of drowsiness and fell unconscious after drinking tap water on...
  • Germany steps up hunt for deadly E coli source 04-06-2011 01:57 AM

    Berlin: Racing to curb the spread of a killer food bug, Germany set up a task force on Friday to hunt down the source of a highly toxic strain of E coli that has killed 19 people and sounded alarms around the world. Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, locked in...
  • CJ: Man fights for justice against hospital 28-05-2011 10:15 PM

    CJ Narendra Kumar fights for justice against a Hospital in Jodhpur, where his wife was one of the women who died after child-birth. ...
  • Radiation in Japan seawater may be spreading 28-03-2011 10:41 AM

    Tokyo: Highly radioactive iodine seeping from Japan's damaged nuclear complex may be making its way into seawater farther north of the plant than previously thought, officials said on Monday, adding to radiation concerns as the crisis stretches into a third week. Mounting problems, including badly miscalculated radiation figures and no...
  • Japan: radiation contaminates food and milk 21-03-2011 07:48 AM

    The Japanese government has issued an advisory to a village near Fukushima Daiichi plant not to drink tap water, due to elevated levels of radioactive iodine. ...
  • Beware of contaminated fruits and vegetables 15-03-2011 06:23 PM

    Eating fresh vegetables and fruits may not always lead to good health as our food is being contaminated with rat poison and insecticides. ...
  • Infected IV drip kills one more in Jodhpur 14-03-2011 10:34 AM

    Jodhpur: One more woman has died after childbirth in Jodhpur taking the the count of maternal deaths in the district to 17 in less than a month. The women died after they were administered the contaminated IV fluid. They had developed serious post-delivery complications resulting in profuse bleeding allegedly due...
  • Jodhpur maternal deaths: Police arrest one 28-02-2011 12:00 AM

    Jodhpur: Making the first arrest in the maternal deaths case, police on Sunday took into custody an official of an Indore-based pharma company while Rajasthan government suspended a drug inspector and a store keeper of one of the two affected hospitals in Jodhpur. Facing mounting anger over the deaths of...
  • Jodhpur maternal deaths: Raj govt suspends two 27-02-2011 07:07 PM

    Jaipur: Rajasthan Government suspended a drug inspector and a store keeper of the state-run Umaid hospital in Jodhpur after 13 women died due to excessive bleeding during childbirth allegedly after being administered contaminated intravenous fluids. The state government also announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to the families...
  • Jodhpur: govt announces Rs 5 lakh compensation 27-02-2011 12:45 PM

    Jaipur: Rajasthan Government has announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to the families of the women who died after being allegedly administered contaminated intravenous fluids at two hospitals in Jodhpur. At an high-level meeting in Jaipur on Saturday night, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot also directed the Jodhpur Divisional...
  • Who is responsible for pregnant women's deaths? 25-02-2011 11:11 PM

    Jodhpur: Ten-day-old Mehak has just come home to a house that is mourning her mother's death. Her mother Ruksana died a week after giving birth to her without seeing her even once. Even the thirty bottles of blood that the family paid for, with great difficulty, couldn't save her. Ruksana...
  • Jodhpur cops seize bottles of toxic IV fluid 25-02-2011 12:48 PM

    Jodhpur: Police in this Rajasthan city swung into action after the death of at least 12 pregnant women from allegedly contaminated IV fluids and seized samples of the particular batch from several shops, officials said on Friday. Over the past 10 days, at least 12 pregnant women have died of...
  • Jodhpur: toxic drip kills 12 pregnant women 25-02-2011 11:58 AM

    Jaipur: In a shocking incident, twelve pregnant women have died at a government hospital in Jodhpur over the last ten days after being administered contaminated glucose. Four others are battling for their life. The government has sued the drug company. 22 year old Bhawna is battling for her life after...
  • Solar energy helps to keep milk safe 20-04-2010 07:44 PM

    A total of 300 litres of milk are daily collected, packed and later sold to the concerned consumers. ...