RIVER

  • 3.5 lakh litre oil spills into Shela river, threatens Sunderbans ecology December 12, 2014

    Dhaka: The Sunderbans in Bangladesh continues to reel from a major oil spill after an oil tanker sank in the Shela river on Tuesday. Bangladesh on Thursday retrieved an oil-leaking sunken tanker, two days after it capsized in a river at the Sunderbans, as the oil overnight spread in 34,000...
  • Kathy Griffin named new host of 'Fashion Police' December 2, 2014

    New York: Kathy Griffin will be terrorizing the fashion crowd as the new host of 'Fashion Police,' replacing the late Joan Rivers when it returns to E! in January. The comic-commentary series, which had aired weekly, will now present 17 special episodes throughout 2015 that focus on high-profile red carpet and...
  • Pink Floyd, David Bowie help UK vinyl sales cross million mark November 30, 2014

    London: This year, vinyl sales in the UK have passed the one million mark for the first time since 1996, thanks to veterans Pink Floyd and David Bowie. Albums by the two have helped boost sales of the format, which achieved the one million milestone last weekend. Currently Bowie's new best...
  • Gujarat gets Rs 444.44 crore to conserve Sabarmati river November 28, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The Central government has approved a grant of Rs 444.44 crore for the second phase of Sabarmati River Conservation Project. As per the approval, 70 per cent of the cost (Rs 311.72 crore) would be borne by the Centre, while the remaining 30 per cent (Rs 132.72 crore) would be...
  • Flood-hit Kashmiris battle cold, hunger; vent their ire on Omar Abdullah government November 20, 2014

    Srinagar: Anger, frustration and helplessness - these are writ large on the faces of those who suffered massively during the 2014 Kashmir floods. Many victims not only lost their belongings but some also saw their houses come down like a pack of cards as an angry Jhelum broke its banks...
  • Devendra Fadnavis wants business-friendly policies to boost economy November 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Asserting his willingness to make changes in the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) policy, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has said the only way to boost the state's economy is by easing the business culture. Maharashtra's growth rate has plummeted to its lowest level in the past four years, he...
  • River cruise on Gujarat's Sabarmati soon November 17, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Adding to the exotic charm of Sabarmati waterfront-- Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet project-- civic authorities have decided to launch a cruise or a floating restaurant facility. The project, however, faced a delay of more years as authorities looked for a firm which could prepare a 'river-cruise' like Goa but...
  • Ganga cleaning: Yours is a story of complete failure, frustration, disaster, SC tells state pollution control boards October 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has hauled up the Central government and state pollution control boards on the progress of the Clean Ganga project. The apex court has slammed them for not taking action against polluting industries on the banks of the River Ganga. The court told the pollution control boards,...
  • 'Converting waterways into commerce way is now a priority for the government' October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The reform-minded Narendra Modi government is considering riverside ports at major cities and industrial clusters on the Ganga to boost its 'Make in India' initiative. Converting waterways into commerce way is now a priority for the government, a senior official told IANS. For this, a detailed Request for Qualification (RFQ)...
  • Joan Rivers died of complication during medical procedure October 17, 2014

    (Reuters) - Comedian Joan Rivers, who passed away last month at the age of 81, died of a complication during a medical procedure, the New York Chief Medical Examiner's Office said on Thursday. Rivers was having an examination of the back of the throat and vocal cords at a New York...
  • India, China sign deal on clean water technologies October 15, 2014

    New Delhi: India on Wednesday signed a deal with Canada on clean water technologies, with a focus on Prime Minister's Clean Rivers Mission. An MoU was signed in this regard between the two countries in the presence of Union Minister of State of Science and Technology Jitendra Singh, Canadian Minister...
  • Kelly Osbourne wants to adopt Joan Rivers' dogs October 13, 2014

    Los Angeles: Singer Kelly Osbourne is keen to adopt her late "Fashion Police" co-host Joan Rivers' four pet dogs. Joan's had a Havanese, a Japanese Chin, a Jack Russell terrier and a border collie. "They were so close and really bonded over their love of dogs. Kelly feels caring for them would...
  • Bangalore: 9-yr-old girl slips into drain, search on October 7, 2014

    Bangalore: In a tragic incident, a nine-year old girl slipped and fell into an overflowing storm water drain at Bangalore's Bannerghatta area on Monday night. The incident happened when the girl was going with her aunt to her house after visiting a relative, police said as it launched rescue operations. Fire...
  • Pink Floyd's new album 'The Endless River' out in November; first album in 20 years September 23, 2014

    New York: Pink Floyd's new album will arrive on Nov. 10. A Monday news release gives fresh details about "The Endless River," the British rock n' roll group's first new material in 20 years. The 18song double album features band members David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright, who died in 2008....
  • Gujarat a guiding force for water conservation, says Uma Bharti September 22, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Union Minister for Water Resources and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti on Monday praised Gujarat government for the work done by it in keeping rivers clean and announced launch of a nationwide water management programme next year. "I appreciate the work done here in keeping the...
  • Biography of late comedian Joan Rivers to be published in 2016 September 18, 2014

    New York: A biography of legendary comedian Joan Rivers, who died earlier this month, will be published in 2016, publisher Little, Brown and Company said on Wednesday. "Joan Rivers: A Life" will be penned by Vanity Fair and New York Times journalist Leslie Bennetts and will also be available as an...
  • India and China look to put knotty relations on new footing September 17, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The electricity board in this Indian city has been instructed to avoid any power cuts and officials have been told to have their shoes polished and their shirts tucked in, nothing has been left to chance for this week's visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping. India's new Prime Minister, Narendra...
  • Pakistan diverts rivers to save cities from floods September 13, 2014

    Islamabad: Military specialists blew up dikes in central Pakistan to divert swollen rivers and save cities from raging floods that have killed hundreds of people, authorities said on Saturday, as officials stepped up efforts in India's part of Kashmir to prevent the spread of waterborne diseases there. In Pakistan, the breaches...
  • Jhelum River: From revered to being feared September 13, 2014

    Srinagar: It has been revered as the lifeline of Kashmir Valley, but River Jehlum has in the last fortnight revealed its most horrific face, unseen by generations, as it ravaged a large part of Srinagar city. Experts feel that encroachment of water bodies, unplanned urban development and failure to put...
  • Inside Joan Rivers' funeral: Hugh Jackman sang, Bagpipers played 'New York, New York' September 9, 2014

    Howard Stern delivered the eulogy, Broadway singeractress Audra McDonald sang "Smile" and bagpipers played "New York, New York" at Joan Rivers' funeral Sunday, a starstudded sendoff that like the late comedian herself brought together the worlds of Hollywood, theater, fashion and media. At a funeral befitting a superstar, the...
  • Punjab accuses Chandigarh of polluting Ghaggar river September 9, 2014

    Chandigarh: The Punjab government on Monday accused the union territory of Chandigarh of polluting Ghaggar river in the state by discharging untreated municipal waste and industrial effluents into seasonal rivulets and drains, which ultimately merge into the river. Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal would take up the matter of heavy...
  • Border villages across the Ravi river have been cut off by flood waters September 7, 2014

    Gurdaspur: At least six border villages across the Ravi river remained cut off following flooding of the Basanter Nullah. The affected villages are Ghania ke Bet, Kassowal, Puranawal, Lallowal Gunia, Saharanpur and Mansore. The flood waters also breached an embankment on the Indian side after the flow of water increased sharply following...
  • Photo: The New Yorker has the perfect tribute in cartoon for comedy legend Joan Rivers September 6, 2014

    Joan Rivers, the sassy, sharptongued comedy legend who jokingly wrote about wanting an elaborate funeral, will be laid to rest in a private service on Sunday. The New York City Medical Examiner's Office said on Friday that after an initial examination, further tests were needed to determine the cause of...
  • Kashmir reeling under worst floods in six decades September 5, 2014

    Srinagar: Kashmir was on Wednesday battling the worst floods in nearly six decades with four more people killed in the deluge that left a trail of devastation across the Valley, damaging roads, over two dozen bridges and standing crops worth hundreds of crores of rupees. Due to heavy rains since Wednesday,...
  • 'I want Meryl Streep crying in five different accents': Joan Rivers wanted her funeral to be a huge showbiz affair with lights, camera, action September 5, 2014

    Comedian Joan Rivers died at 81 after suffering cardiac arrest during a medical procedure and the funeral for Rivers will be at Temple EmanuEl in Manhattan. But the comedian had already made her funeral wish when she was alive. She had dedicated an entire chapter of her...
  • J&K floods: Ground report from the Tawi River September 5, 2014

    At least 70 people have died in two days as floods sweep through several districts of Jammu and Kashmir. Many areas in Srinagar, Anantnag, Pulwama and Poonch districts are flooded. ...
  • Comedian and entertainer Joan Rivers dies at age 81 September 5, 2014

    Reuters: Joan Rivers, the pioneering comedian known for her acerbic wit, classic putdowns and for asking "Can we talk?," died on Thursday at the age of 81 in a New York hospital a week after her heart stopped during an outpatient medical procedure. Melissa Rivers, the comedian's only child, said her...
  • Centre promises to rejuvenate the Ganga in three years August 20, 2014

    With the Narendra Modi Government according top priority to cleaning River Ganga, the Centre has set a target of three years to rejuvenate the polluted holy river. Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Wednesday said that efforts are being made to rejuvenate the river in three years, for which steps...
  • Five members of a family drown in Banas river August 13, 2014

    Five members of a family drowned in the Banas river in Rajasthan's Tonk district, police said. "27year old Zuber and his wife Mariam (21) had along with other family members gone to the banks of the Banas river for a picnic on Tuesday evening. They went deep into the river and...
  • News 360: Medical emergency kept Sachin Tendulkar away from Parliament August 8, 2014

    After the uproar due to absence of Rajya Sabha MP Sachin Tendulkar in the Upper House, the former cricketer responded to the controversy on Friday in a press conference. Sachin said, "My absence in Delhi has been discussed too much. I do not mean to disrespect any institution, there was...