Reservoirs

  • Odisha boat tragedy toll reaches 28, probe ordered 11-02-2014 12:04 AM

    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)....
  • Odisha: 12 drown, 10 missing as boat capsizes in Hirakud reservoir 09-02-2014 09:42 PM

    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...
  • Launch services in Balimela reservoir stopped due to Maoist threat 21-08-2013 09:18 PM

    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...
  • 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...
  • Delhi: 40 people fall ill after consuming drinking water 26-06-2013 03:33 AM

    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 01-06-2013 01:55 PM

    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 20-05-2013 07:03 AM

    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....
  • Opposition up in arms against Modi govt on water crisis 08-04-2013 02:48 PM

    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...
  • Chennai reservoirs 90% full: PWD 29-11-2011 08:33 AM

    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 Chennais drinking water requirementsfor the next nine months. Highly-placed sources in the department told City Express that the Poondi, Cholavaram,...
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  • 18 kids dead in Kochi boat mishap 20-02-2007 08:33 PM

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