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  • Jitan Ram Manjhi expresses concern over depletion of water resources August 17, 2014

    Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Saturday expressed grave concern over growing water shortage and said unless there was 20 to 33 per cent forest coverage there could not be adequate rainfall. "Studies suggest that unless we have in between 20 to 33 per cent forest coverage adequate rainfall would...
  • Narendra Modi sticks to failed recipe in India's food inflation fight August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: It's been more than a month since Nirmala bought fresh tomatoes. A fourfold rise in prices since early June has made the essential ingredient in Indian curries and sauces a luxury she can no longer afford. "Buying tomatoes feels like buying jewellery," says the 29-year-old maid, who is struggling...
  • Kerala seeks Tamil Nadu help to tide over power shortage June 19, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram : With the state reeling under acute power shortage, Kerala Government has sought the help of Tamil Nadu to tide over the situation. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy in a letter to his Tamil Nadu counterpart Jayalalitha sought supply of the extra power the neighbouring state was producing out of...
  • BJP responsible for power shortage, says Hemant Soren June 17, 2014

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Tuesday alleged that BJP was responsible for the shortage of electricity as MoUs signed during its regime in the energy sector had failed to increase a single unit of power in the state. "If any party has been responsible for the (power) situation, it is...
  • From waste to energy: NDMC doing its bit towards easing power woes June 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The New Delhi Municipal Council is daily generating 16 MW of electricity from solid waste and supplying it to 8,000 households in the city as part of its effort to ease the acute power crisis that the national capital is grappling with. The civic body is generating power using...
  • Protest rallies for acute power shortage in Jharkhand June 11, 2014

    Former Deputy Chief Minister, Raghuvar Das, BJP MLA on Wednesday flayed JMM-led coalition governemnt's inaction to tackle the acute power crisis, forcing people to lead a miserable life amid intense heat wave. Das, who along with senior BJP leader Saryu Rai, took out a torch-light procession in Mango area Jamshedpur tonight protesting...
  • NTPC, Dabhol to supply additional gas to Delhi to meet demand June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi, reeling under high temperatures and an acute electricity shortage, will get additional gas supplies from NTPC and Dabhol to increase power generation and help meet demand in the national capital. While the Power Ministry has assured fuel supply from NTPC to generate power to the tune...
  • There should be rational load shedding to mend power crisis: Shakti Sinha June 10, 2014

    What needs to be done to prevent Delhi's power crisis from occurring again? CNN-IBN spoke to Delhi's former Principal Secretary, Power, Shakti Sinha, who said that there needs to be proper power distribution by rotational load shedding. ...
  • We have a shortage of 6 lakh teachers: Pallam Raju December 7, 2013

    There is a shortage of six lakh teachers in the country and initiatives are being taken to fill in the gap as the focus is to provide quality education, Union Human Resource Development Minister M M Pallam Raju said in Jamshedpur on Saturday. "We have made strides with regard to infrastructure development, teacher recruitment as...
  • Shortage of six lakh teachers in the country, says Pallam Raju December 7, 2013

    There is a shortage of six lakh teachers in the country and initiatives are being taken to fill the gap as the focus is to provide quality education, Union Human Resource Development Minister M M Pallam Raju on Saturday said. "We have made strides with regard to infrastructure development, teacher recruitment...
  • TN: Politics over power crisis, common man suffers December 3, 2013

    Chennai: Long power cuts on a daily basis have become common in Chennai and adjoining areas in Tamil Nadu. As the common man suffers, the issue now assuming the platform on which state parties are playing power politics. The powerful are turning Tamil Nadu's powerless situation into a power struggle....
  • TN CM Jayalalithaa writes to PM on power woes November 26, 2013

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has sent a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh seeking his intervention to solve the state's power problems. In her letter she said that Tamil Nadu has a demand-supply gap of 4,000 megawatt. She has also blamed central power generating units for the...
  • Cutting ribbons on completion of projects is a tradition: Sheila Dikshit to Modi October 1, 2013

    Retorting to Narendra Modi's barb calling her a ribbon-cutting Chief Minister, Sheila Dikshit on Monday said ribbons are cut when projects are finished and that the remarks by BJP's PM candidate had only exposed his ignorance about the city's administrative structure. "It is lack of knowledge on Modi's part. He should...
  • Drinking water shortage in China, over 3 million people affected August 18, 2013

    More than three million people are facing acute shortage of drinking water due to a persistent drought in southwest China which has affected more than 17 million people in 1,311 towns. There was a partial relief from the lingering drought in Guizhou Province due to rainfall in the past two days,...
  • Bombay HC seeks govt's reply on reports of teachers shortage August 13, 2013

    Taking suo motu cognisance of media reports about shortage of teachers across schools in Maharashtra, the Bombay High Court on Tuesday sought the state government's response in this regard. A division bench of Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice M S Sanklecha took notice of reports regarding 18,000 students studying in...
  • Scientists to cook world's first in-vitro beef burger August 3, 2013

    London: A corner of west London will see culinary and scientific history made on Monday when scientists cook and serve up the world's first lab-grown beef burger. The in-vitro burger, cultured from cattle stem cells, the first example of what its creator says could provide an answer to global food...
  • Reason behind vegetable price rise crop shortage or profiteering? July 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The rising prices of vegetables across parts of the country have become a huge concern among the consumers. Early monsoons have affected the crops resulting in lesser produce, but the consumers are also flummoxed by the marked difference between wholesale and retail prices. In the national capital, even...
  • India faces shortage of TB drugs, says MSF June 25, 2013

    Mumbai: According to the reports by Medecins San Frontiers (MSF), India has been facing an acute shortage of life-saving Tuberculosis drugs for children and those with multi-drug resistant TB. The Health Ministry has seemed to be in complete denial of it. Under the National TB Programme, the Centre is responsible for...
  • HP: Choppers sent to rescue tourists stranded due to fuel shortage June 20, 2013

    Shimla: In an embarrassing turn for Operation Rahat in Himachal Pradesh, rescue helicopters deployed in Kinnaur to airlift stranded tourists are themselves stranded due to lack of fuel. Three days after the rains wreaked havoc in Himachal Pradesh, air sorties haven't started. The two helicopters that were sent by the...
  • UP: As North India burns under the heat, power cuts add to woes May 31, 2013

    Kanpur: As north India burns under the heat wave, citizens in Uttar Pradesh are finding it tougher to battle the heat with constant power cuts. Uttar Pradesh is facing power outage of upto 12 hours a day. People say the power cuts are causing water shortage too and that domestic...
  • Bangalore faces an acute water shortage with the KRS Dam drying up May 28, 2013

    Bangalore: Bangalore is facing one of its worst water crisis ever. The city's primary source, the KRS Dam, has water supply for just two more weeks. But ironically those living near the dam have been waterless for days now. It's been a tough summer for Sudha Bose. The taps at home...
  • 'Goa hospital faces water shortage because of stolen taps' May 22, 2013

    Panaji: The Goa Medical College (GMC), the state's top health facility, regularly faces water shortage because people steal taps installed in the hospital premises, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Tuesday. The water shortage is putting patients and their kin to hardships, especially during the scorching summer season. "The reason why...
  • Bangalore has water only for the next 15 to 18 days, warn officials May 20, 2013

    Bangalore: Bangalore is fearing an acute water shortage in days to come. Municipal officials have warned that the city has water only for the next 15 to 18 days. Already residents like Hiral Dhilla, from Rajajinagar are forced to buy water from tankers nearly six times a month. This mother...
  • Galaxy S4 may face supply shortage, confirms Samsung April 25, 2013

    San Francisco: Supply issues have snarled the US rollout of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's latest flagship smartphone, which will go on sale at carriers Sprint and T-Mobile later than expected, the wireless service providers said on Wednesday. Samsung attributed the disruption to unexpectedly strong demand for the Galaxy S4, the South...
  • Citizen Journalist Show: Resident exposes water scarcity in Bangalore April 20, 2013

    Sunithi Jayakumar becomes a Citizen Journalist to expose how 30% borewells have run dry in Bangalore and residents are being forced to spend money to buy water tankers to meet the shortage. ...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Acute power crisis hits weavers April 19, 2013

    Hyderabad: The acute power shortage in Andhra Pradesh is hitting the largest worker sectors in the state's coastal region. Balla Agastya is a skilled weaver. His loom and his art have been inherited down generations. Weaving is the livelihood of thousands in coastal Andhra and Rayalseema. Their Gadwal sarees, their...
  • In Modi's vibrant Gujarat, 4,000 villages face acute water crisis April 18, 2013

    Nearly 4,000 villages in Sami in north Gujarat face a drought-like situation with no water to drink. People are being forced to dig pits and consume unsafe water. ...
  • Manpower crunch: Indian Army short of 9,590 officers April 17, 2013

    New Delhi: The Indian Army is short of 9,590 officers. Sources told CNN-IBN on Wednesday that the current intake of officers at various academies will ensure that the deficit will be cut by two per cent every year. Intake of officer cadets at the National Defence Academy rose from 1,800 to...
  • Water shortage plagues Gujarat even before peak summer sets in April 13, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Through this summer, CNN-IBN will focus on the acute water shortage that is gripping large parts of the country. In areas like North Gujarat, where those who were promised water from the Narmada canals are still waiting for relief. Even as Chief Minister Narendra Modi talks of his Gujarat model...
  • Maharashtra: No water shortage at IPL venues, says NCP April 1, 2013

    Mumbai: While Maharashtra Bharatiya Janata Party leader Vinod Tawde has objected to the use of water for stadiums during the Indian premier League, the Nationalist Congress Party has backed the matches. NCP backed the IPL saying that Mumbai and Pune, where the matches will be held, face no water shortage. "We...