Water

  • Jal Sewa, Agra's free water service, completes 30 years in quenching thirst 14-04-2014 12:48 PM

    An initiative run by volunteers to provide free and cold drinking water to all completes 30 years of service in the Taj city. Each summer, a group of thirst quenchers who have branded themselves together in the Sri Nath ji Nishulk Jal Sewa, armed with buckets and trolleys set up...
  • Govt engineer nabbed for accepting bribe in Bihar 26-03-2014 09:08 PM

    The Economic Offences Unit (EOU) of the Bihar Police, on Wednesday, caught an official of the Minor Water Resources Department red-handed while accepting a bribe. Minor Water Resources superintending engineer Sudarshan Singh, who was posted at Muzaffarpur tubewell circle, was arrested while accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000, EOU IG...
  • Madras HC upholds EC decision to hide AIADMK symbol on buses 25-03-2014 11:13 AM

    Chennai: The Madras High court has upheld the Election Commission's decision to conceal the two leaves symbol on mini buses plying across the state capital. The decision came after a petition was filed by DMK treasurer MK Stalin demanding that the two leaves symbol on mini buses and pictures of...
  • CJ Mushtaq highlights lack of safe drinking water supply in Srinagar 24-03-2014 11:22 AM

    CJ Mushtaq Khan highlights the condition of unhygienic drinking water supply in the heart of Srinagar city in Jammu and Kashmir. The area called Telbal is a short distance from CM Omar Abdullah's residence, Says CJ. In the absence of clean driking water supply, the residents are forced to fetch...
  • An ATM in Mumbai sells water for Re 1 per litre 23-03-2014 06:02 PM

    Residents of the city can now buy water from an ATM, that too at an affordable price of Rs 1 per litre. In a first-of-its-kind for Mumbaikars, non-profit group Vandana Foundation has started 'AQUATM', a water vending machine. "The ATM can vend up to 1,000 litres per day. The water...
  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan wants new models to get private partners for water supply 23-03-2014 01:19 PM

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that new and innovative models shall be developed to attract private partners in water supply distribution and maintenance across the state. "Rain water harvesting and recharge of groundwater sources shall be implemented, and be made mandatory for all agencies in MP,"...
  • Gul Panag shows solidarity towards residents suffering from water shortage; stays away from Holi 17-03-2014 01:26 PM

    Chandigarh: Bollywood actor Gul Panag, the AAP's Lok Sabha candidate in Chandigarh, stayed away from Holi celebration Monday to promote water conservation. "In solidarity with the residents of Chandigarh who are suffering from acute water shortage, I will not be playing Holi," Gul tweeted. "Celebrate a vibrant, safe and environmentally...
  • Book excerpt: 'Tuki's Grand Salon Chase' 14-03-2014 12:09 PM

    Parul Sharma, the author of 'Tuki's Grand Salon Chase', grew up in the small towns of Uttar Pradesh. This was fortunate because it ensured that she ran into some rather quirky characters pretty early on in life. Once done with schooling, she made the rather dubious choice of studying Economics,...
  • This election season, play Holi with Rahul colour, NaMo water gun 11-03-2014 09:07 AM

    New Delhi: This election season, even the festivals have a political colour to them. Just a week before the festival of colours Holi, the people of Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh are looking forward to playing this festival with their favourite leader. Those in the business of selling colours during Holi...
  • World's first 'Miracle Machine' can convert water to wine at home under $10 per month 07-03-2014 10:32 AM

    A company has brought out a product that uses the concept of the world's oldest miracle to convert water into wine at home. The makers of the 'Miracle Machine' claim it is the world's first affordable accelerated winemaking device for the home and has been designed as a table top...
  • Government announces compensation to calamity-hit shopkeepers 28-02-2014 08:14 PM

    Uttarakhand government today decided to compensate shopkeepers who lost their goods in last year's calamity and give concession to over five lakh consumers in water tax. It also decided to introduce a food security scheme of its own and fill vacancies in the education department. The decisions were taken at...
  • Assembly passes Water Management and Regulatory Commission Bill 26-02-2014 08:46 AM

    Uttar Pradesh Assembly on Tuesday passed by voice vote the UP Water Management and Regulatory Commission Bill, 2014, which will pave the way for the setting up of a body which would suggest ways and means for judicious utilisation of water. A commission along the same lines had been constituted...
  • National Green Tribunal seeks report on measures taken to maintain ground water level 20-02-2014 07:36 PM

    The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday ordered civil officials of Uttar Pradesh to establish what measures have been taken to maintain biodiversity and ground water level in the state. The NGT said the Public Works Department secretary should hold a meeting with officials of the Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam, Ghaziabad...
  • Water supply in Agra may be suspended, warn civic authorities 20-02-2014 06:19 PM

    Civic authorities in Agra have warned that water supply in the city could be suspended in view of Yamuna river's already high pollution reaching levels much beyond treatment. Both Agra Mayor Indrajeet Arya and MP Ram Shankar Katheria on Thursday threatened to sit on a 'dharna' to highlight the poor...
  • Lt Governor asks DJB to ensure implementation of AAP's water scheme 19-02-2014 11:07 PM

    New Delhi: Lt Governor Najeeb Jung on Thursday directed Delhi Jal Board (DJB) to ensure effective implementation of the water scheme launched by the previous AAP Government and also ensure that there is no water crisis in the city. "DJB was asked to plan for its (scheme's) effective implementations in...
  • 42 industrial units owe Rs 600 crore in water cess 14-02-2014 10:41 AM

    As many as 42 industrial units in Chhattisgarh owe over Rs 600 crore to the state government as water tax, with Chhattisgarh State Electricity Board (CSEB) leading the pack with a dues of Rs 432.87 crore. Water Resources Minister Brijmohan Agrawal informed the assembly on Thursday while replying to a...
  • 42 industrial units in Chhattisgarh owe Rs 600 crore as water tax 14-02-2014 12:27 AM

    As many as 42 industrial units in Chhattisgarh owe over Rs 600 crore to the state government as water tax, with Chhattisgarh State Electricity Board (CSEB) leading the pack with a dues of Rs 432.87 crore. Water Resources Minister Brijmohan Agrawal informed the assembly on Thursday while replying to a...
  • NASA finds clues to possible water flows on Mars 11-02-2014 11:44 AM

    US space agency NASA said Monday its Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and Odyssey orbiter have sent back clues that liquid water may still exist today on the Red Planet. The spacecraft spotted "dark, finger-like markings" that advance down some Martian slopes when temperatures rise, as well as corresponding seasonal changes in...
  • UP threatens to cut water supply to Delhi over water pollution 10-02-2014 01:51 PM

    New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Irrigation Minister Shivpal Singh Yadav has threatened to cut the Ganga water supply to Delhi, claiming that the dirty and polluted drains from the national capital are polluting the Yamuna. Shivpal Singh Yadav said that Yamuna joins Ganga and its polluted water is creating problems in...
  • Taj city residents complain of contaminated water supply 03-02-2014 07:10 PM

    The Taj city has been battling a water crisis with supply hit since the last 10 days and whatever quantity trickling in into homes highly contaminated, say people. Officials on Monday however said the situation was set to improve in the next two days. Complaining that the water supplied from...
  • AAP MLA Dinesh Mohaniya slapped by woman over water supply problem 02-02-2014 09:45 PM

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party MLA Dinesh Mohaniya was slapped by a woman in Delhi on Sunday over water supply problem. The incident took place when Dinesh, MLA from Sangam Vihar, went to meet the people of the area. The MLA and people got into verbal altercation after which a...
  • CJ Madhevraj highlights the polluted condition of a lake in Bangalore 02-02-2014 12:43 PM

    CJ Madhevraj reports on the polluted state of a fresh water lake in Bangalore. The condition of Varthur Lake is deteriorating all thanks to the unfiltered sewage that flows into it. ...
  • Faulty water meters will be inspected: Kejriwal 30-01-2014 06:26 PM

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said all faulty water meters in the national capital will be tested by a third party. "We are getting a lot of complaints from people that their (water) meters are running fast. We have ordered third party testing and have hired two agencies...
  • Tamil Nadu: 38 fishermen arrested by Lankan Navy 30-01-2014 12:13 PM

    Rameswaram: Thirty-eight Tamil Nadu fishermen were on Thursday arrested by Sri Lankan navy for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary line, three days after fishermen representatives of India and Sri Lanka met to discuss the vexed fishing issue. The fishermen along with their five boats have been taken by the...
  • Mumbai: Bal Thackeray, Sachin Tendulkar among water bill defaulters 29-01-2014 06:31 PM

    Late Shiv Sena patriarch Bal Thackeray, cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and SP leader Abu Azmi are among the two lakh water bill defaulters in Mumbai. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), which recently made public the list of defaulters on its website, has named several biggies including former Maharashtra Chief Minister...
  • Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal holds review meeting as AAP completes one month 28-01-2014 12:06 AM

    New Delhi: As the AAP government completed one month in office on Monday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal held a review meeting of all the ministers and sought reports on the work carried out by them in the given period. The one month of Delhi government led by Kejriwal has not...
  • Watch: Man pranks the world 'walking' on water, and now everyone wants to know how he did it 22-01-2014 01:59 PM

    A man pretends to be engrossed in his mobile phone and walks right into the middle of a lake. The reaction of bystanders is priceless. The video of the prank has gone viral. ...
  • INS Sindhurakshak likely to be moved out of water in 4 months 21-01-2014 07:41 PM

    More than six months after its submarine sank in the Mumbai harbour, the Navy on Tuesday said it was close to finalise a contract to salvage the vessel which was expected to be moved out of water in another four months. The sinking of the vessel has also resulted in...
  • Kerala: Man on a mission to save dying pond gets fresh water fish farmer award 06-01-2014 10:05 AM

    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...
  • Kejriwal's free water, cheap power for Delhi makes expert see red 01-01-2014 11:51 PM

    New Delhi: Even as Delhi's new Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal continues to impress the general populace by fulfiling his major poll promises of cheaper electricity and water, many are left wondering about the real figures and the subsidy that would burn a hole in the government coffers. When the Kejriwal...