Water

  • RLD chief Ajit Singh's supporters threaten to cut off water supply to Delhi Yesterday

    New Delhi: In a show of muscle power by RLD chief and former union minister Ajit Singh, his supporters on Thursday threatened to stop water supply to Delhi. Following this, a protest led by Ajit Singh and his supporters turned violent at Gang Nahar near Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh. Protestors pelted...
  • After 11 days of massive flood, J&K Civil Secretariat reopens 2 days ago

    Srinagar: After remaining closed for 11 days due to massive floods, Jammu and Kashmir's Civil Secretariat reopened on Thursday. However, less than 10 per cent employees reported for work at the scheduled opening time at 9:30 AM, the official in-charge of security at the Secretariat...
  • World's first water-based nuclear battery developed 3 days ago

    New York: Researchers at the University of Missouri have created a long-lasting and more efficient nuclear battery that could be used as a source of reliable energy in automobiles and space flight. The battery uses a radioactive isotope called strontium-90 that boosts electro-chemical energy in a water-based solution. A nano-structured titanium dioxide...
  • Telangana send 50 water-purifiers to flood-hit Kashmir 5 days ago

    Hyderabad: The Telangana government is sending 50 water purifier machines costing Rs 2.5 crore to flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said people in the flood-hit state were facing severe shortage of drinking water and in order to help them purify the available water for drinking purposes, the...
  • Well water in Goa beach villages has worms: Public Works Department Minister 1 week ago

    Panaji: Well water in tourism-oriented coastal Goan villages is so bad that it is infested with worms, Public Works Department Minister Sudin Dhavalikar said on Friday. "In Calangute, if you put your hand in the water, germs cling on to your hands," said Dhavalikar, whose ministry is responsible for collection, treatment...
  • Goa to replace 1000 km-long pipeline to curb non-revenue water 1 week ago

    Panaji: Goa government has announced augmentation of its water supply capacity and also replacement of an age old pipeline crisis-crossing 1000-kilometre stretch in the state to reduce the quantum of non-revenue water. State Public Works Department Ministe told reporters here that the central government has given in principle go ahead for...
  • ETV reporter Rifat Abdullah saves 300 lives while reporting on Jammu floods September 12, 2014

    More than one lakh two thousand people have been rescued in the flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir. Concerns mount over potential spread of water-borne diseases. ETV's reporter Rifat Abdullah saves 300 lives while reporting in the flood ravaged valley. ...
  • Modi has promised all help to prevent diseases: J&K CM Omar September 12, 2014

    Srinagar: Heavy rainfall and flooding in Jammu and Kashmir have led to a spurt in water-borne diseases. Expressing concern over the situation, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday listed the steps that his government is taking to combat the diseases. "The threat of disease is a genuine one. It is very...
  • Fishermen murder: SC allows one Italian marine to travel to his country for 4 months September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday granted permission to one of the Italian marines facing murder trial in India, to travel back to Italy. The marine has been allowed to travel to Italy for four months on health grounds. Massimiliano Latorre, one of two Italian marines being held over...
  • Water clouds found outside our solar system September 10, 2014

    Washington: A team of scientists has discovered the first evidence of water clouds on an object outside our own solar system. At the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile, Jacqueline Faherty from Carnegie Mellon University and her team detected the coldest brown dwarf ever characterised. Brown dwarves fall between stars and planets. They...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Godavari water level rising but no danger at present September 7, 2014

    Rajahmundry: District authorities said the water level of Godavari river had reached 7.5 feet at Dowleswaram barrage in East Godavari district, but as of now it posed no threat to surrounding areas. However, the administration is monitoring the situation. The water level may rise further as the catchment areas are...
  • Delhi: Water shortages lead to 'tanker mafia' September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Every summer, when Minoo Phakey's water runs out, she does what most people do in her middle-class neighborhood: She calls the mafia. Within an hour, a man in a tanker arrives, carrying a load of dubious water drawn illegally from the city's groundwater. With India's capital gripped by its...
  • Mathematical model coming up to forewarn of floods, landslides September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: A year after the devastating deluge in Uttarakhand, Central Water Commission (CWC) is developing mathematical models to "quickly" assess the extent of damage landslides may cause in the Himalayan states of the country. These models would come in handy to forewarn residents of localities which fall in the vicinity...
  • India-Australia sign civil nuclear agreement, agree on bilateral maritime exercise September 5, 2014

    New Delhi: India and Australia on Friday signed the long-awaited civil nuclear agreement that will allow Australia to export uranium to India as well as three other agreements, including on water resources and in sports during Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott visit to India. The four agreements were inked as Prime...
  • Watch: The next time you take the Ice Bucket Challenge in India, watch this video to understand the struggles of those who walk miles to fetch water September 4, 2014

    The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, apart from raising money for a severe form of motor neuron disease, has also snowballed into a viral social trend with people dousing themselves with ice cold water on and nominating friends to the dare. Thousands of people have taken the challenge across the world...
  • Committed to clean Ganga: Centre to SC September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Narendra Modi government on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that it is committed to clean Ganga, which was its pre-poll promise, and steps would be taken to prevent any pollution going into the holy river. In a affidavit filed in the apex court, the Centre said a consortium...
  • Centre asks states to stress on improving water conservation September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: To mitigate drought-like situation and water scarcity, the Centre on Tuesday directed states that 50 per cent of all works taken up at district level under MNREGA should be for improving water conservation. The decision was taken by Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari in response to widespread criticism...
  • Water ATMs in Rajasthan: A Rs 5 card swipe gives 20 litres of drinking water September 2, 2014

    Barmer: A Scottish energy major and modern technology have combined to bring about a revolution in two districts of Rajasthan that were infamous due to the scarcity of potable water. Thanks to water ATMs, many otherwise arid villages here have 24x7 access to the commodity at the swipe of a...
  • Centre will clear prosposed water projects in Thane: Gadkari August 30, 2014

    Thane: Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has told a delegation from Thane that the Centre would sanction the proposed water transport projects in Kalyan, Bhiwandi, Thane, Mumbai and Navi Mumbai to be undertaken by the Maharashtra Maritime Board and the Bombay Port Trust. According to a release issued by Thane unit...
  • Clean water advocate Matt Damon takes the ASL ice bucket challenge with toilet water; nominates George Clooney, Bono, Tom Brady August 28, 2014

    This might gross most of us out, but noted actor Matt Damon did exactly that for his ice bucket challenge. An advocate of water conservation, he said his video was meant to send a message. Damon is also the co-founder of Water.org, an organisation that is dedicated in providing aid...
  • Karachi, Pakistan's largest city thirsts for a water supply August 24, 2014

    Karachi: On the outskirts of the slums of Pakistan's biggest city, protesters burning tires and throwing stones have what sounds like a simple demand: They want water at least once a week. But that's anything but in Karachi, where people go days without getting water from city trucks, sometimes forcing them...
  • The Citizen Journalist show August 25, 2014

    This week, the Citizen Journalist show highlights short films which give big message like 'Save Water' and 'Clean Up India' and your pictures and videos. ...
  • Will give directions on September 10 to curb water logging: Delhi High Court August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday said that it will issue detailed directions to curb water-logging in the national capital after perusing judicial records and reports filed by various civic agencies on the issue. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice RS...
  • Monsoon leads to spurt in water-borne diseases in Mumbai August 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Though the monsoon brings cheers by filling up parched lakes and dams and boosting up farming, it also leads to a spurt in water-borne diseases, say experts. Dr Sanjiv Badhwar, ENT specialist at Mumbai's Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital says, "In rainy season, we find increased number of patients with upper...
  • 50 per cent water logging in lower areas of Kaziranga National park August 17, 2014

    Kaziranga: Incessant rains have caused a flood like situation in many parts of Assam. There is 50 per cent water logging in lower areas of the Kaziranga National park. The forest minister has issued time cards and speed limit is set at 40 km per hour to prevent animals from...
  • Open-defecation: Centre for linking water, sanitation departments August 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre has made a suggestion to the states to merge their Water and Sanitation departments with an aim to give a push to the Swacch Bharat Abhiyan, which seeks to make the country free of open defecation by 2019. The advice from the Centre to the states comes...
  • 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...
  • Normal life hit after heavy rains, flood-like situation in Patna August 14, 2014

    A flood-like situation prevailed in Bihar capital Patna on Thursday after it was lashed by very heavy rains over the last 24 hours. Most of the major roads, arterial routes, streets, lanes and bylanes in the city of over 20 lakh people were submerged under knee to waist-deep swirling waters which...
  • Clean up India: Homes flooded with drain water August 14, 2014

    In the run up to Independence day, CNN-IBN has begun a special initiative to clean up India. CNN-IBN brings to you the real picture of the streets of Hyderabad. Filthy roads and stinking locality is the harsh reality. Children are falling sick because there are a lot of mosquitoes. Roads...
  • Railways' fourth packaged water facility to be launched today August 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Indian Railways' fourth state-of-the-art packaged drinking water facility, set up at Ambernath in Thane district, will get operational from Wednesday. Railways manufactures and supplies packaged drinking water to its passengers under the brand name 'Rail Neer' through its subsidiary Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda...