Reservoirs

  • Five drown in reservoir during sight-seeing in Hyderabad June 30, 2014

    Hyderabad: A sight-seeing trip turned tragic for a group of five persons, including two girls, when they drowned in Dindi reservoir in neighbouring Nalgonda district of Telangana on Monday, police said. The victims, all relatives, had come down to Dindi to attend the 12th day death rituals of a relative...
  • Rajasthan plans linking of rivers and water reservoirs in next 5 years May 30, 2014

    The Rajasthan government plans to link rivers and water reservoirs in the next five years. Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje said that her government had initiated the ambitious project which would help in the state's development. Raje said the pilot runs for Bunand river of Mahi Basin and Aahu river of Chambal...
  • Odisha boat tragedy toll reaches 28, probe ordered February 11, 2014

    The toll in Sunday's boat tragedy in Odisha rose to 28 Monday, with rescuers retrieving more bodies, officials said. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik ordered an inquiry into the tragedy and announced an ex-gratia grant of Rs 1.5 lakh to the kin of the dead. "Seventeen bodies were retrieved today (Monday). It...
  • Odisha: 12 drown, 10 missing as boat capsizes in Hirakud reservoir February 9, 2014

    Sambalpur(Odisha): At least 12 persons drowned and 10 others were missing after a boat carrying over 90 persons capsized on the Hirakud reservoir in Odisha's Sambalpur district, official sources said on Sunday. "Ten bodies have so far been fished out and the number of casualty may rise," Special Relief Commissioner (SRC)...
  • Launch services in Balimela reservoir stopped due to Maoist threat August 21, 2013

    Malkangiri: Launch services in Balimela reservoir in Odisha's Malkangiri district came to a halt on Wednesday due to threat from suspected Maoists, snapping the lone communication link for people in 151 villages of the cut off areas of Chitrakonda region. All the launches provided by Irrigation department for the villagers in cut...
  • 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...
  • Delhi: 40 people fall ill after consuming drinking water June 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Over 40 people fell ill on Tuesday after consuming drinking water supplied by Delhi Jal Board in a South Delhi locality. Education Minister Kiran Walia, after visiting the NCERT colony in Adhchini area, asked NCERT director to bear medical expenses of all affected persons admitted in a number...
  • Tamil Nadu: Heavy rain lashes Salem, Erode June 1, 2013

    Salem: Water level in the Mettur reservoir on Saturday stood at 18.54 feet against the full level of 120 feet. Inflow into the dam was 72 cusecs while outflow 600 cusecs. Salem and its surroundings experienced heavy downpour on Friday night while scattered heavy rain was reported in Erode district. ...
  • Tornado levels homes in Oklahoma City trailer park May 20, 2013

    Edmond: One of several tornadoes spawned by a powerful storm system rumbling through the Plains and Midwest has leveled several mobile homes in an area southeast of Oklahoma City. Reports of injuries in the mobile home park near Shawnee about 35 miles southeast of Oklahoma City couldn't immediately be confirmed. A storm...
  • Opposition up in arms against Modi govt on water crisis April 8, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Water scarcity in major regions of Gujarat is heating up the political arena in the state, with Opposition parties and NGOs up in arms against the Narendra Modi government's "inaction" and "mismanagement" of the crisis. Passing the buck, Gujarat has targeted the Centre for denying permission to raise the...
  • Separated At Birth: 'Kaante' vs 'Reservoir Dogs' March 15, 2013

    New Delhi: This time, we are featuring 'Reservoir Dogs' (1992) and 'Kaante' (2002) in our 'Separated At Birth' section. Though 'Kaante' was praised for its style but the idea was never original. 'Reservoir Dogs' brought Quentin Tarantino into the league of 'different' filmmakers while 'Kaante' did the same for Sanjay...
  • Hyderabad: Water woes to continue till next monsoon September 25, 2012

    Hyderabad: Despite showers in the last few weeks, the prospect of drinking water shortage still looms large over the twin cities. In fact, no less an official than the new managing director of the Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWS&SB) J Syamala Rao indicated that citizens should brace...
  • Rains up water level in Chennai reservoirs September 19, 2012

    Chennai: Over the past couple of weeks, the intermittent showers in and around the city limits have contributed to a significant rise in the water levels in the reservoirs that supply drinking water to residents. The city gets its water supply from reservoirs and lakes at Poondi, Sholavaram, Chembarambakkam and...
  • Rains increase water levels in reservoirs feeding Chennai September 5, 2012

    Chennai: Heavy showers in the city and surrounding areas over the last two - three days have increased the water levels in the lakes and reservoirs that provide drinking water to Chennai. The city gets its water supply from reservoirs and lakes at Poondi, Sholavaram, Chembarambakkam and Senkundram. Compared to...
  • AP: PIL seeks stoppage of water to Krishna delta July 13, 2012

    Hyderabad: A public interest petition has been filed in the High Court with a request for direction to the state government not to release water from the Nagarjuna Sagar reservoir to the Krishna delta if the the minimum draw down level (MDDL) at the dam falls below 525 feet. The...
  • Mumbai: BMC announces 10 per cent water cut July 1, 2012

    Mumbai: The city has been witnessing rain showers for a few days, but the six reservoirs that supply drinking water to the city aren't sufficiently filled. The water level in three lakes is depleting rapidly, and is just a metre away from reaching the lowest drawable level. This has prompted...
  • Bhakra water level dips, North faces power crisis June 29, 2012

    Bhakra Dam: North India is facing the possibility of a huge power crisis. The reservoir at the Bhakra Nangal Dam is approaching critical low levels. If the monsoons do not arrive soon, irrigation as well as power generation would be hit in Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan. The Bhakra Beas management...
  • Real Hero from Ladakh to construct reservoirs March 27, 2012

    Ladakh: It is just the beginning of harsh winters in Ladakh. Come December and mercury dips to a chilling -15 degrees here. But for 78-year-old Chewang Norphel, temperature is just a number as he literally skips to the top of a very rocky mountain near the Numb village. The former civil...
  • Godmother of Hollywood comes to rev up Bollywood March 23, 2012

    Mumbai: If unofficial sobriquets could be turned official, Michelle Satter would be called the Godmother of creative cinema. After mentoring some of the greatest minds of cinema like Quentin Tarantino and Darren Aronofsky, she has now set her eyes on India. After 31 years of existence and an extended presence in...
  • Chennai reservoirs 90% full: PWD November 29, 2011

    CHENNAI: Reservoirs in Chennai are almost full due to heavy rains across the state. Sources in the Public Works Department (PWD) said that the water would be sufficient to meet Chennai’s drinking water requirements for the next nine months. Highly-placed sources  in the department told City Express that the Poondi, Cholavaram,...
  • Goa minister beats up guards, makes them kneel August 13, 2009

    Panaji: A Goa cabinet minister allegedly beat up security guards and made them kneel down for 10 minutes as punishment on Wednesday for not letting his nephew near a water reservoir classified as a vital installation, officials disclosed on Thursday. In a written complaint filed on Thursday to the Chief Engineer...
  • Water crisis in Howrah as municipal body stops supply September 8, 2007

    New Delhi: The Howrah Municipal Authorities stopped water supply to residents on Friday night after a decomposed body was found in a tank at the Paddo-pukur pumping station. This pumping station supplies 40 million gallons of water everyday to millions of Howrah residents. Some reports say the body was in the tank...
  • Parched B'lore dreads summer June 18, 2007

    Bangalore: Bangalore is inching towards another long and thirsty summer. If the current water shortage is any indication, then Bangaloreans should start saving up on this precious resource. The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) has already cut down on water supply to various areas and it could just...
  • 18 kids dead in Kochi boat mishap June 19, 2007

    New Delhi: Eighteen schoolchildren and four teachers are feared dead and 15 others missing when a boat carrying 37 students capsized in the Periyar river near Thattekadu Bird Sanctuary in Kerala's Ernakulam district on Tuesday evening. Kerala DGP Raman Srivastava told CNN-IBN that 22 bodies have been recovered so far. According...