Drains

  • Clean up India: Homes flooded with drain water August 14, 2014

    In the run up to Independence day, CNN-IBN has begun a special initiative to clean up India. CNN-IBN brings to you the real picture of the streets of Hyderabad. Filthy roads and stinking locality is the harsh reality. Children are falling sick because there are a lot of mosquitoes. Roads...
  • Clean up India: Open drains and irregular garbage disposal makes life miserable August 13, 2014

    CNN-IBN's initiative 'Clean up India' aims to make India dirt free. CNN-IBN found out that open drains and irregular garbage disposal has made life miserable for residents staying in the national capital Delhi. People need to stop urinating in public. ...
  • Tonnes of food grain stored out in the open in Punjab July 17, 2014

    Chandigarh: If you have enough food grains, there is the problem of storing it. It is the same concern every year as tonnes of grains continue to be stored out in the open, rotting away. With the onset of monsoon, there's a fear that tonnes of grains will literally be...
  • 16-year-old missing boy's body found in open drain February 27, 2014

    Body of a 16-year-old boy who had gone missing from his home was found in an open drain close to his house near here, police said. Victim Danish's body was found at Nayee-ki-Thadi in Amber, but his father smells a foul play by his close relatives, the police said. Danish was suffering from...
  • SC is taking cleaning of Yamuna 'very seriously': CJI April 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir on Friday said the Supreme Court is taking "very seriously" the issue of cleaning Yamuna river. "This is something which courts, in particular the Supreme Court is taking very very seriously and, particularly the river Yamuna, we are taking it very seriously,"...
  • Thousands of litres of whisky flushed down drain March 2, 2013

    London: Nearly 18,000 of litres of scotch whisky worth half a million pounds have been flushed down the drain by accident by workers during night shift at a Chivas bottling plant in Scotland, forcing the company to order a probe. It is understood the mix-up happened at the Dumbarton plant of...
  • Rs 70 cr spent, but Mumbai struggles in rains September 4, 2012

    Mumbai: The Maximum City came to a halt on Monday evening as the torrential rains exposed the Brihan Mumbai Corporation's claims and the Mayor's challenge that the agencies were prepared for tackling Monsoon 2012. The BMC had spent over Rs 50 crore this year alone on desilting of drains and...
  • Hyderabad: Water Board faces heat from GHMC August 13, 2012

    Hyderabad: Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWS&SB) is facing the heat from the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) for their failure for not upgrading sewerage network in the Greater Hyderabad limits. Due to lack of sewerage network, nearly 75 percent of sewage that is generated in the city...
  • Wheat worth Rs 3.5 cr damaged in rain in Vadodara August 12, 2012

    Vadodara: Over 3,000 quintals of wheat worth over Rs 3.5 crore was damaged due to rains over the last two days as local officials had failed to make proper storage arrangements, BJP MP Balkrishna Shukla said on Sunday. "Food Corporation of India and Central Warehousing Corporation had kept 3,000 quintals of...
  • Odisha: Slum dwellers dig up, eat rotten grain August 12, 2012

    Cuttack: Absolute, ravaging hunger has driven slum dwellers in Odisha to dig up wasted food grain by the Food Corporation of India (FCI) and eat it for their survival. The 1,206 bags of PDS rice belonging to the FCI were supposed to feed empty stomachs. Instead, they lay rotting in...
  • Andhra: Open drain claims 5-year-old's life July 18, 2012

    Kadapa: A five-year-old boy died after falling in an uncovered drain in Kadapa on Tuesday, police said. The drain, which was in an incomplete condition, had been flooded due to recent rain. Pratap alias Pandu fell into the water channel in Santhinagar area while going to an anganwadi (government sponsored child-care...
  • Open drains remain death traps in Delhi, NCR July 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Five days after the death of a 3-year-old 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 3-year-old Sunny died after falling into an open drain outside his school,...
  • Cover all drains near schools: Ghaziabad DM July 16, 2012

    New Delhi: After the death of a four-year-old, the Ghaziabad District Magistrate has asked the municipal commissioner to make a report on the number of open drains in the city. CNN-IBN has learnt that the District Magistrate has ordered temporary closure of all drains near educational institutions. School authorities will have to...
  • Child drowns into open ditch in Haryana July 15, 2012

    Bhiwani: Close on the heels of death of nursery student Sunny after falling into an open drain, a seven-year-old boy on Sunday drowned into an open ditch here. The child drowned in water-filled ditch in Buwani Khera here, police said. Police are probing the matter. On July 12, four-year-old Sunny died after falling...
  • Boy drowns in a drain: 4th incident in a month July 13, 2012

    New Delhi: A four-year-old 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...
  • News 360: Boy dies after falling in open drain in Ghaziabad July 12, 2012

    A four-year-old boy died after falling into an open drain while playing outside his school in Vasundhara area. ...
  • Ghaziabad: Open drain claims 4-year-old's life July 12, 2012

    New Delhi: In another shocker from the National Capital Region, four-year-old boy Sunny has died after he fell into an open drain in the Vasundhara area of Ghaziabad. Although the boy was taken out in a few hours time, he died after suffocating inside the drain. Due to rains, the water...
  • Are our borewells and open drains death traps? June 25, 2012

    Norms are blatantly flouted, and the borewells and open drains are becoming constant death traps for children. ...
  • Players 'drained' ahead of semi-final: Del Bosque June 25, 2012

    Spain manager Vicente del Bosque has stated that some of his players are “drained” following their run to the Euro 2012 semi-finals. The admission comes on the same day as one of La Roja physios lamenting the extra two days of rest afforded to, their opponents on Wednesday, Portugal. A schedule...
  • Kerala losing its woman brain power May 27, 2012

    Kochi: Kerala may be facing a unique kind of brain drain - one of the educated, feminine ilk. As per the finding of the recently-concluded Kerala Migration Survey 2011 by the Centre for Development Studies, for every 100 women in the state, a significantly high 33 relocate to other cities. Out...
  • Grain won't be left to rot, assures Thomas May 25, 2012

    Food Minister KV Thomas has ordered a probe into rotting wheat having been distributed in the Public Distribution System in Palwal, Haryana. On May 22, CNN-IBN's story showed how 80,000 sacks of wheat lay rotting and almost abandoned in Ghugera, Haryana. The report also said that rotting wheat had been distributed...
  • This week's CJ Videos and Pictures December 10, 2011

    Here are some of the videos and pictures you shared with us, including a special song on the Mullaperiyar issue ...
  • Foodgrain left to decay in Haryana August 9, 2011

    New Delhi: Thousands of tonnes of foodgrain is in a shocking state of decay in Haryana, while the rest is vulnerable to damage. It has been left to rot in the mandis of Haryana, just 60 kilometers away from New Delhi. Foodgrain has been kept in a shocking state of...
  • Govt saves rent on storage, leaves grain to rot June 30, 2011

    Ludhiana: Tens of thousands of bags of rice have gone up in smoke and continue to smolder and burn in Khamano near Ludhiana. Spread over two kilometers all the grain has been lying in the open for the last five years. A similar story was there in Fatehgarh Sahib, where wheat...
  • Finally, rotting grain forces Centre to act June 30, 2011

    New Delhi: The Centre is creating additional storage space for foodgrain after a series of CNN-IBN reports showed rotting foodgrain at several godowns across India. Almost 64 lakh tonnes of wheat in Punjab and 1.5 million tonnes of sugar in Maharashtra are rotting as they lie in the open. Foodgran are...
  • Despite bumper harvest, grain drain continues June 30, 2011

    Ludhiana: Tens of thousands of bags of rice have gone up in smoke and continue to smolder and burn in Khamano near Ludhiana. Spread over two kilometers the bags of grain has been lying in the open for the last five years. A similar story in Fatehgarh Sahib - where wheat...
  • Wheat rots in open in Muktsar and Ferozepur June 24, 2011

    Chandigarh: Even as the country is grappling with the problem of big grain drain, another instance of gross wastage of the wheat in Punjab has come to light. Due to lack of storage facilities and lack of clearance of earlier stock, fresh wheat is being piled up by the roadside, getting...
  • Surplus sugar lies wasted in Maharashtra June 18, 2011

    Mumbai: After wheat and paddy, the big grain drain now includes sugar which has been left out in the open at the risk of getting spoiled because Maharashtra has had a bumper harvest this year and has run out of storage space. Seventy thousand quintals of sugar has been stored...
  • Grain drain: MP govt blames Centre over storage June 14, 2011

    Bhopal: After Bhopal where grain was left to rot in the open, it's now Harda district in Madhya Pradesh where more than one lakh tonnes of wheat got damaged in pre-monsoon showers. There is still time to avert further damage, but the state government is instead passing the buck on the...
  • Grain drain: Rice left to rot in Bihar June 10, 2011

    Saharsa: With the big grain drain continuing, 32,000 quintals of rice, that was meant to be distributed to below poverty line families, was left to rot in the open in Saharsa in Bihar. But this time round it was not lack of storage, but it was negligence. The foodgrain was...