WATER

  • Delhi zoo makes special arrangements for animals to beat the summer heat 13 hours 27 minutes ago

    New Delhi: With temperature soaring, the Delhi zoo authorities have put in place a series of special arrangements like installation of water sprinklers and desert coolers to help its animals stay cool. According to zoo curator Riyaz Khan, the summer plans usually include change in diet, security arrangements and altering...
  • India sends 'Rail Neer' water to earthquake-hit Nepal 14 hours 8 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Indian Railways, which produces its own packaged drinking water to serve its passengers, dispatched some 100,000 bottles of 'Rail Neer' to quake-hit Nepal on Saturday night through a special Indian Air Force aircraft that also carried other relief operations. "Arrangements being made for further dispatch of 100,000 bottles per...
  • One woman dead, 23 injured in stampede over water in Rajasthan Yesterday

    Barmer: One woman has died while 23 others have been injured during stampede in Sani village on Indo-Pakistan border in Rajasthan. The stampede was triggered after people gathered to get water from a tanker. The village has not received any water from the past two weeks. Fourteen children are also among those...
  • Beed: No water avaiable for farmers to irrigate fields Yesterday

    Sadly, it has taken the suicide of a farmer in the heart of the national capital to bring the focus back on the agrarian crisis in the country. Today we travel to Beed where a farmer ,earlier this week , hanged himself to death in his field. Farmers in...
  • Karnataka government faces dilemma as key water project requiring land acquisition hangs in balance 1 week ago

    Bengaluru: Even as Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi gathers his forces together against the Land Acquisition Ordinance, the Congress government in Karnataka is in a dilemma. The Siddaramaiah government wanted to do away with the enormously time-consuming social impact assessment for a Rs 12,000-crore water project, but has been unable...
  • Normal life hit by Karnataka bandh over Cauvery issue April 18, 2015

    Bengaluru: Normal life in the country's IT capital and several parts of Karnataka was crippled on Saturday as a 12-hour statewide bandh called by pro-Kannada outfits to protest Tamil Nadu's opposition to Mekedatu drinking water project across the river Cauvery, began. Bus, auto and taxi services were badly hit in...
  • TERI chief Pachauri moves court seeking permission to travel abroad April 17, 2015

    New Delhi: The Energy and Resources Institute chief RK Pachauri has moved court seeking permission to travel abroad. He has sought permission to attend a The Global Water Summit in Greece from April 26 to 29. Pachuari, who is out on bail, claimed that he had confirmed his attendance at...
  • Confirmed! Russell Crowe's 'The Water Diviner' to be released in Indian before US April 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Oscar-winning Hollywood actor Russell Crowe's directorial debut 'The Water Diviner', which was set to hit Indian screens on April 24, will now release a week ahead of its US release on April 17. Crowe will enthrall the audience with his performance not just as an actor, but as a...
  • Lack of piped water leading to high instances of diarrhoea: World Bank April 8, 2015

    Namkhana (WB): Inadequate piped water supply is one of the main reasons for high instances of diarrhoea in Sunderbans, home to the world's largest mangrove forest, according to Word Bank, which called for immediate concrete steps to tackle the problem. "Only 32 per cent of households in the (entire) Sunderbans are...
  • Activist Rajendra Singh wins Stockholm Water Prize 2015 March 21, 2015

    Stockholm: Rajendra Singh, an eminent environment activist, has been conferred the prestigious Stockholm Water Prize this year for his innovative water restoration efforts and extraordinary courage to empower communities in Indian villages. Singh, who is widely popular as the 'Water Man', was named the 2015 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate for improving...
  • NDMC areas to get water, power subsidy from today March 21, 2015

    New Delhi: The areas under the jurisdiction of New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) will be able to get water and electricity at subsidised rates from Saturday. The resolution for the same was passed by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who was sworn-in as NDMC member on Friday. "Kejriwal passed a proposal to...
  • Delhi, Haryana CMs to meet next month to discuss water issues March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: In a bid to resolve the existing water issues with neighbouring Haryana, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will travel to Chandigarh and meet his counterpart Manohar lal Khattar in April. "I informed Haryana CM Khattarji that I want to come Chandigarh and would like to have lunch with him....
  • BJP, Congress accuse AAP of going back on poll promise as water tariff hiked in Delhi March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: A month after taking charge of Delhi, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) announced a 10 per cent hike in water tariff for households that consume more than 20,000 litres per month facing the ire of the Opposition. The BJP and Congress have accused the Arvind Kejriwal-led party of...
  • Congress, BJP attack AAP over water tariff hike March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The AAP government's decision to hike water tariff by 10 per cent in Delhi on Thursday came under attack from both BJP and Congress who accused the Arvind Kejriwal-led party of going back on its electoral promises. While BJP state president Satish Upadhyay tersely observed that "conditions" to AAP's...
  • AAP government hikes water tariff by 10 per cent March 19, 2015

    New Delhi:The AAP government in Delhi on Thursday hiked the water tariff by 10 per cent about a month after it announced a free-water scheme for people in the national capital. Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisoida, who chaired the 121st Board Meeting of Delhi Jal Board, gave his nod to...
  • Proposal to revamp Brahmaputra Board under consideration: Government to Rajya Sabha March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: A proposal for revamping and rechristening of the Brahmaputra Board into North-East and Brahmaputra River Rejuvenation Authority is under active consideration of the Ministry of Water Resources, Government told Rajya Sabha on Monday. In his written reply, Minister of State for Water Resources Sanwar Lal Jat said the bill...
  • 10 crore toilets to be constructed by 2019: Government March 15, 2015

    Vadodara: The Centre has set a target of construction of 10 crore toilets in the country by 2019 as a part of the government's ambitious 'Swachh Bharat Mission', Union Minister Ram Kripal Yadav said on Sunday. "Nearly 40 lakh individual household toilets have been constructed so far as part of the...
  • Snowfall, rains lash North India, temperatures dip below normal, several areas waterlogged March 2, 2015

    North India is witnessing heavy rainfall with major cities and towns water logged. Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand have witnessed rain and snowfall in most areas. Rain and thundershowers also occurred at most places in Delhi, Haryana, Chandigarh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. With severe rains, the entire...
  • Free water for Delhi from Sunday March 1, 2015

    From Sunday, Delhi households with water meters will not have to pay if they use 20,000 litres, or less, of water every month. ...
  • Road mishap in Bengaluru, water tanker mows down 2 people February 26, 2015

    Bengaluru: Two people have been killed in Bengaluru when a water tanker ploughed through a group of pedestrians. The incident occurred when the brakes of the water tanker failed. Visuals showed the tanker speeding menacingly as the pedestrians were crossing the road at a zebra crossing, knocking down a man pushing...
  • Water found in astronaut's helmet after spacewalk February 26, 2015

    Miami: A US astronaut found water pooling in his helmet right after completing a six-plus hour spacewalk on Wednesday, raising new concerns about flaws with NASA's spacesuits. The water inside Terry Virts' helmet was "kind of pooling on the front side of his helmet above the eye level," European Space Agency...
  • Delhi government slashes power tariff, gives 20,000 litres water free per house February 25, 2015

    In ten days Arvind Kejriwal has kept two of his big promises. The price of electricity has been reduced by half for upto 400 units and free water is being given till 20,000 litres. Deputy CM Manish Sisodia made the announcement on Wednesday. ...
  • Arvind Kejriwal keeps poll promises, slashes power tariff, gives 20,000 litres water free per house February 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's government on Wednesday slashed power tariff by 50 per cent for consumption up to 400 units per month and launched a free water scheme in line with election promises made by the Aam Aadmi Party. The government also announced free 20,000 litres of water...
  • Rail Budget likely to have a slew of green initiatives February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Use of solar energy in a big way, launching of waste-to-energy project and proliferation of CNG in train operations are some of the green initiatives likely to be announced in the Rail Budget this time. Besides an elaborate exercise of water conservation including setting up of water recycling plants...
  • Bangladesh rescues 30 from capsized ferry after trawler collision February 22, 2015

    Dhaka: Bangladeshi rescuers on Sunday pulled 30 ferry passengers from the river Padma after the vessel capsized 70 km (44 miles) north of the capital with more than 100 people aboard, police said. Low-lying Bangladesh, with extensive inland waterways and slack safety standards, suffers regular ferry disasters, with deaths sometimes running...
  • Water woes in CM Arvind Kejriwal's constituency February 21, 2015

    The constituency of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been dry for nearly eight years. There is a colony with no tap water in the heart of New Delhi. ...
  • Low water, power tariff very soon, free Wi-Fi likely by year-end: CM Kejriwal February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said his government will very soon make an announcement on reducing water and electricity tariff while free Wi-Fi may be activated by year-end. "People are expecting a lot on water, power and Wi-Fi. We have prepared a blue print on water and...
  • Delhi: Good news very soon on power tariff cut, free water, says CM Kejriwal February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: After a week in office, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said his government was going to cut power tariff and launch a free water scheme "very soon" in line with election promises made by Aam Aadmi Party. Kejriwal said his government has already finalised a "blue-print"...