Ponds

  • 16-year-old drains a pond after accidentally dropping his smartphone in the water August 3, 2014

    London: A desperate German teen tried to drain a pond, harbouring thousands of fish, with two hoses and a pump after he accidentally dropped his smartphone in the water. The 16-year-old was enjoying a fishing trip with friends when he accidentally lost the device over the side of the boat. After the...
  • Rural development: Rs 155 cr grant for construction of ponds, tanks July 22, 2014

    Rajasthan government on Monday announced a grant of Rs 155.50 crore to farmers for construction of ponds and tanks for better water management. Rajasthan Agriculture Minister Prabhu Lal Saini made several other announcements in the Legislative Assembly including allocation of Rs 2.14 crore for the promotion of organic farming in the...
  • Four children drown in a pond in Chandauli June 21, 2014

    Four children, including two girls, drowned in a village pond in Chandauli. Kundan, Jagriti, Shubham and Renu, all aged between 8-14 years, slipped into the pond while playing near it and drowned in Banaulikhurd village on Friday, police said. The bodies have been fished out, they said. Chandauli is about 365 km...
  • Kerala: Man on a mission to save dying pond gets fresh water fish farmer award January 6, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram : A man in Thiruvananthapuram is on a mission to clean up the Chengottukonam pond in which has become the 'favourite' spot for many to dump waste material. Justin Raj begins each day spending an hour on the banks of the pond inspecting the water. He has to watch...
  • 19-year-old drowns after he jumped into pond to retrieve a ball January 4, 2014

    A young man drowned while attempting to retrieve a ball from a pond in village Jagdishpur Bhaluwan in Gorakhpur, police said on Saturday. 19-year-old Prince, was playing cricket along with his friends when their ball fell into the pond on Friday, police said. In an attempt to retrieve the ball, he jumped  into the pond without realising...
  • MP: EC rejects Congress's bizarre request to 'hide' lotus ponds October 30, 2013

    Bhopal: The Congress in Madhya Pradesh has made an unusual request to the Election Commission asking it to hide lotus ponds in the state so that voters are not unfairly drawn to the BJP. The Election Commission in MP has rejected this request saying it was impractical and unfeasible. In a...
  • Jaganmohan Reddy continues fast despite deteriorating health October 9, 2013

    YSR Congress party YS Jaganmohan Reddy's indefinite fast against the Centre's decision to divide Andhra Pradesh entered fifth day on Wednesday even as his condition continued to deteriorate. Jagan, as the MP from Kadapa is popularly known, is suffering from dehydration and is having fever, doctors who examined him said. With the...
  • Navneet Kaur Dhillon sets sight on Bollywood April 29, 2013

    Mumbai: Ponds Femina Miss India Navneet Kaur Dhillon, who will represent India at the Miss World pageant this year, has already set her eyes on Bollywood. "Right now Miss World is my aim, which is very important to me. But definitely, Bollywood is my next destination," said Navneet upon being asked...
  • Why sound seducers work in TV commercials? January 31, 2013

    New Delhi: "Words are all I have to steal your heart away," went the lyrics of a romantic ditty that, even today, gets zillions of women, go weak in the knees. Gifted writers are fully cognizant about the world in which words dwell; recognize the fact these precious creatures have...
  • 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...
  • Man kills his daughters by throwing them into temple pond September 28, 2012

    Thrissur: A father killed his two minor girls, aged seven and two, by throwing them into a temple pond at nearby Mangattukara on Thursday, police said. The man, after throwing them in, shouted out loudly that he had killed his children and was proceeding to the temple town of Guruvayoor. He was...
  • Chennai: 'Pond' turns death trap for villagers August 1, 2012

    Chennai: A huge pit left behind by private sand mining contractors at Kannapalayam village under Poonamallee panchayat limits near Avadi some years ago, has turned into a death trap for the villagers. Four persons, including two children, have drowned in the pit-turned-pond since last year. According to P Nagalingam, a resident...
  • Man discovers how algae can clean car's emission July 24, 2012

    New Delhi: An Indian scientist has patented a technology that cleans your car's emissions using pond scum. In time, it could also generate the fuel to run your car. When Dinabandhu Sahoo came to Delhi three decades ago, all he had was a dream to make it big. Dr Dinabandhu...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show: Fight Back December 10, 2011

    CJs expose corruption in rural Bihar; a 75-year old CJ battles to save Varanasi's ponds and CJ videos and pictures ...
  • CJ battles to save Varanasi's Ponds December 10, 2011

    75 year-old CJ Surendra Gaur has been trying to save Varanasi's dying ponds for the past 10 years ...
  • Hyderabad: CBI evaluates Jagan Reddy's property October 20, 2011

    Hyderabad: Sources say that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) reached Kadapa MP Jagan Mohan Reddy's Hyderabad residence on Thursday to evaluate his properties. The CBI team at Jagan's Lotus Pond house in Hyderabad are in the process of evaluating the cost of the house. The raids are held under supervision of...
  • Gladrags threatens to sue Ms India Earth Harshita April 9, 2008

    Mumbai: Newly-crowned Pantaloons Miss India Earth Harshita Saxena has run into a legal trouble. At a press conference convened in Mumbai on Tuesday, President of Gladrags beauty paegents Maureen Wadia claimed that Harshita is a model from her company and under contract with them. Maureen also said Harshita could not participate...
  • Bollywood on Femina Miss India's 'to do' list April 8, 2008

    Mumbai: It was the first time that the three winners of the annual Femina Miss India beauty pageant faced the press, but the girls sure had their lines well rehearsed. Miss India World, Parvathy Omanakuttan says, "The feeling is yet to sink in that we have won the crowns. But, we...
  • Theft lands dad neck-deep in trouble June 20, 2007

    Multan (Pakistan) A rural Pakistan tribal council ordered a man to stand neck-deep in a freezing pond for 10 minutes to "prove" his son innocent of a robbery charge, but he failed and paid a fine, an official said on Friday. Khuda Bakhsh, his arms and legs bound with rope, was...
  • Bomb scare in Varanasi June 16, 2007

    New Delhi: A bomb scare following the recovery of two iron devices from near a pond created panic in the Kandwa area in Varanasi on Sunday. Labourers working near the Karmadeshwar Mahadev pond in the Kandwa locality on the outskirts of Varanasi spotted a jar containing devices lying near the pond,...