WATER

  • Four days after Cyclone Hudhud, many in Visakhapatnam still struggle without power, food, water 5 days ago

    Visakhapatnam: It has been four days since cyclone Hudhud hit the Odisha and Andhra Pradesh coastline and though the worst is over, the damage and destruction has been massive, especially in and around Visakhapatnam. Villages around the city are still without power and people are struggling for food and water. Thirty-five-year-old...
  • Cyclone Hudhud: Chaos in Vizag, locals loot essential supplies, water costs Rs 250 per litre, milk Rs 100 6 days ago

    Visakhapatnam: As Visakhapatnam tries to limp back to normalcy after the destruction caused by Cyclone Hudhud, there is a mad scramble for food, water and fuel in the affected areas. The situation is tense with people stopping trucks, mobbing relief officers and looting supplies. The police have been resorting to...
  • Haryana's Budaak village lacks drinking water, decides to boycott elections 1 week ago

    Budaak: At a time when Haryana is witnessing a multi-cornered battle, voters of Budaak village in Hisar have decided to boycott the elections for the 90-member Assembly. The decision was taken by villagers in view of lack of drinking water facilities for the last 16 years. The villagers have not allowed...
  • India's air pollution policies more successful than water pollution ones: Study October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: India's air pollution policies are more successful than the water pollution ones because of the country's Supreme Court's effective intervention to address matters polluting the atmosphere, according to a new study. The study, published in the October issue of the American Economic Review, says that high levels of...
  • Goa government appoints agency to study Mahadeyi river water October 2, 2014

    Panaji: Cementing its claim on Mahadeyi river water, Goa government has approved the appointment of an agency to conduct studies for protecting the state's interest before Mahadeyi Water Disputes Tribunal. The work has been awarded to DHI (India) Water and Environment Private Limited for Rs 1.34 crore. The agency will...
  • UNGA Summit: PM Modi raises concerns about sanitation, power and safe drinking water September 27, 2014

    Speaking at the UNGA Summit, Prime Minister on Saturday said, "Today, 2.5 billion people are out of reach of basic sanitation, 1.3 billion people are in Powerless, 1.1 billion people are not getting drinking water." ...
  • After Amma Canteen, Amma Pharmacy, Tamil Nadu government launches Amma Cement September 26, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief minister Jayalalithaa has announced a new scheme called Amma Cement. The cement will be sold at a concessional rate of Rs 190 per bag and a maximum of 750 bags can be bought under this scheme. The Tamil Nadu government will procure 2 lakh metric tonnes of...
  • Nagaland: Challenges to water, sanitation to magnify, says CM Zeliang September 25, 2014

    Kohima: Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang on Wednesday said that challenges related to water and sanitation will magnify in the future due to an ever growing urban population, needing to share already insufficient and poorly managed resources. Launching the National Sanitation Awareness Campaign for Nagaland, Zeliang said most of the urban...
  • Water vapour found in distant planet's atmosphere September 25, 2014

    Washington: Marking a new milestone in the search for water on distant planets, astronomers have found water vapour in the atmosphere of the exoplanet HAT P-11b, that is about four times the radius of Earth. Astronomers look for water on exoplanets because it is a precondition for life though the...
  • Rural Water Supply schemes suffered due to unregulated extraction of ground water: CAG September 23, 2014

    Puducherry: CAG on Tuesday slammed implementation of Rural Water Supply schemes implemented by the Puducherry government to provide safe and clean drinking water to rural population, saying it suffered due to unregulated extraction of ground water and non-adoption of supply norms. The report for the year...
  • RLD chief Ajit Singh's supporters threaten to cut off water supply to Delhi September 18, 2014

    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 September 18, 2014

    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 incharge of security at the Secretariat...
  • World's first waterbased nuclear battery developed September 17, 2014

    New York: Researchers at the University of Missouri have created a longlasting 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 strontium90 that boosts electrochemical energy in a waterbased solution. A nanostructured titanium dioxide...
  • Telangana send 50 waterpurifiers to floodhit Kashmir September 14, 2014

    Hyderabad: The Telangana government is sending 50 water purifier machines costing Rs 2.5 crore to floodhit Jammu and Kashmir. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said people in the floodhit 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 September 13, 2014

    Panaji: Well water in tourismoriented 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 kmlong pipeline to curb nonrevenue water September 13, 2014

    Panaji: Goa government has announced augmentation of its water supply capacity and also replacement of an age old pipeline crisiscrossing 1000kilometre stretch in the state to reduce the quantum of nonrevenue 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 floodhit Jammu and Kashmir. Concerns mount over potential spread of waterborne 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 waterborne 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 middleclass 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...
  • IndiaAustralia sign civil nuclear agreement, agree on bilateral maritime exercise September 5, 2014

    New Delhi: India and Australia on Friday signed the longawaited 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 prepoll 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 droughtlike 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 August 30, 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 cofounder of Water.org, an organisation that is dedicated in providing aid...