Water

  • Water ATMs in Rajasthan: A Rs 5 card swipe gives 20 litres of drinking water Yesterday

    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 2 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • Care to get doused with a bucket of ice cold water? You will be helping a charity August 8, 2014

    The idea is simple: Take a bucket of ice water, dump it over your head, record it and post the video on social media. It's cold, it's fun and it's contagious. But these ice bucket challenges and similar social media-powered stunts also are raising awareness and money for causes such as...
  • Thiruvananthapuram: We are unable to use the water, say local residents August 7, 2014

    CNN-IBN's Clean up India intiative vring to you the story of Thiruvananthapuram where plastic waste and garbage from residential areas are found in huge piles. The 5.5 acres of land at Erumakuzhi in the heart of Thiruvananthapuram city has been a major dumping spot for the past two and a...
  • Want to save water? Go vegetarian! Researchers believe eating less meat saves water resources August 5, 2014

    London: Researchers believe that eating less meat would protect water resources in dry areas around the world. Reducing the use of animal products can have a considerable impact on areas suffering scarce water resources, as meat production requires more water than other agricultural products, said the researchers. By reducing the animal product...
  • 6 children faint, 20 fall ill after drinking water at a government primary school August 4, 2014

    At least six children fainted and 20 fell ill on Monday after drinking water at a school in Bihar's Bhojpur district, an official said. All were out of danger after receiving medical treatment. The incident took place at a government-run primary school in Bangawan in the district, about 60 km from...
  • Water level increases in Kosi following blast in Nepal August 3, 2014

    Water level of Kosi River in Bihar increased on Sunday after the Nepalese Army carried out low-intensity blasts to remove the landslide debris from a river in Nepal to free the huge quantity of water accumulated there. "The Nepal Army has not been entirely successful in removing the landslide debris that...
  • Outages, water crisis upset Agra residents August 2, 2014

    It has been a long summer of discontent for residents of Agra with long power blackouts and inadequate water supply. People are wondering what the Narendra Modi government's priorities are. "The Modi government's top priority is bullet and high speed trains, and (Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister) Akhilesh Yadav has his eyes...
  • Water level of Ganga on the rise, authorities on high alert July 26, 2014

    The water level of river Ganga is constantly on the rise and is approaching the danger mark due to release of water from Narora dam and heavy rainfall in the hills. The rising water of the Ganga could affect 30 villages along the bank of the river, Additional District Magistrate (ADM)...
  • DrinkPure: A tiny water filter that attaches to any bottle and provides instant clean drinking water July 26, 2014

    London: Scientists have developed a light-weight tiny water filter that can be fitted on to virtually any plastic bottle to provide instant clean drinking water. "What makes our DrinkPure filter unique is that you can screw it on to virtually any plastic bottle. It doesn't require a pump or a reservoir,...
  • Late monsoon impacts storage position of major reservoirs July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Late arrival of monsoon has its impact on the storage position of major reservoirs which is less than what it was last year and also lower than the average storage of last 10 years. The Central Water Commission on Friday said that the water storage available in 85 important...
  • Mumbai hotels, commercial set ups to have 50 per cent water cut July 17, 2014

    Mumbai: Sparing residents from further water cuts, the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) has raised the water cut of hotels and commercial set ups in the city to 50 per cent from Thursday. "To provide relief to small consumers, we have decided to contain the water cuts of the residents...
  • Cauvery Tribunal asks Tamil Nadu to approach SC July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal on Tuesday expressed its inability to entertain Tamil Nadu's plea seeking clarification on the final award passed by it 2007 regarding allocation of quantum of water to the States and asked it to approach the Supreme Court for appropriate directions. An application was...
  • Incessant rain leads to water logging at Mumbai airport July 11, 2014

    Incessant rain for the past two days has led to water logging in several parts of Mumbai. Water logging was seen at Mumbai's newly constructed international airport. Water entered the baggage screening area of the airport in the morning. The rains have exposed the facilities at the newly constructed airport. ...
  • Heavy rains in Mumbai: Is the maximum city still not monsoon ready? July 11, 2014

    It is the same narrative yet again in India's maximum city. With two days of rainfall, Mumbai is witnessing waterlogged roads, clogged drains, traffic snarls and potholed roads. CNN-IBN takes call of people from Mumbai and takes their views of problems they are facing during monsoon. ...
  • Rain in Mumbai, maximum city's maximum annual problem July 11, 2014

    Mumbai: It is the same narrative yet again in India's maximum city. With two days of rainfall, Mumbai is witnessing waterlogged roads, clogged drains, traffic snarls and potholed roads. Given the way BMC has gone ahead with the Monsoon preparedness, this was a predictable outcome. With handful of staff available...
  • Snapshot: Waterlogged roads choke normal life in Mumbai July 11, 2014

    Mumbai: The same narrative yet again in India's maximum city. With just two days of rainfall, Mumbai is witnessing waterlogged roads, clogged drains, traffic snarls and potholed roads. ...
  • Mumbai waterlogged after 2 days of non-stop rain, lakes not yet full July 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Following incessant rain in Mumbai, chronic flooding spots like Hindmata, Mahim junction, Kurla west and Chembur have been waterlogged. The BMC disaster management, however, has maintained that the situation is under control. It has been raining incessantly since the last two days in Mumbai. The lakes though haven't filled up...
  • Jayalalithaa says Karunanidhi is 'jealous' of AIADMK's growing clout July 7, 2014

    Chennai: Coming down heavily on DMK president Karunanidhi for his "wrong" statements on river water issues, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday said the 90-year-old leader was "jealous" of her party's growing clout. "Karunanidhi is giving wrong statements (on river water issues including Mullaiperiyar) as he is unable to...