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  • Noida: NGO raises alarm about rising Cancer cases in villages near industrial area November 1, 2014

    Greater Noida: An NGO has raised alarm about the abnormally high number of Cancer cases in five villages near the Chhapraula Industrial Area in Greater Noida. The NGO claims that around 125 cases of Cancer have been reported from these villages in the last five years, whereas official figures tell a...
  • Arsenic contamination found in 30 districts of UP July 14, 2014

    Arsenic contamination, which can cause poisoning in humans, has been reportedly found in an alarming 30 districts of Uttar Pradesh. According to a technical report, 'arsenic toxicity in ground water of Uttar Pradesh', harmful concentration of arsenic in ground water, exceeding the Bureau of Indian Standards permissible limit of 0.01 mg/litre,...
  • 300 taken ill after eating contaminated food at wedding ceremony April 6, 2014

    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 to the...
  • 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...
  • 2 months after Chhapra tragedy, mid-day meals served to children across 103 schools September 17, 2013

    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 said. "A...
  • 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 handpumps 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...
  • The Last Word: What does the nationwide mid day meal disaster reveal about India? July 19, 2013

    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 died...
  • Bihar Minister says it's a clear case of poison in mid day meal July 17, 2013

    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 June 26, 2013

    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 April 6, 2013

    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...
  • 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...
  • Bangalore: Rains contaminate drinking water August 13, 2012

    Bangalore: Monsoon is awaited by Bangaloreans with fervour but rains also bring innumerable issues pertaining to water contamination. Time and again, readers of City Express have expressed their concern about the growing problem. We take a detailed look at a few localities in the city, which have fallen prey to...
  • Canned water wars on the rise in Bangalore July 18, 2012

    Bangalore: Following rising incidents of health hazard cases due to consumption of unclean water, the State Health department has issued a circular stating that water distributed through pipelines should be potable and the water sold in cans should be of ISI standards. On the other hand, the Karnataka State Purified...
  • 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...
  • Pakistan: Spurious heart medicine kills 108 in Lahore January 30, 2012

    Contaminated heart medicine handed out to Pakistan's poorest leaves hundreds severely ill. ...
  • Germany steps up hunt for deadly E coli source June 4, 2011

    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 a...
  • CJ: Man fights for justice against hospital May 28, 2011

    CJ Narendra Kumar fights for justice against a Hospital in Jodhpur, where his wife was one of the women who died after childbirth. ...
  • Radiation in Japan seawater may be spreading March 28, 2011

    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 place...
  • Japan: radiation contaminates food and milk March 21, 2011

    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 March 15, 2011

    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 March 14, 2011

    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 postdelivery complications resulting in profuse bleeding allegedly due to...