WATER

  • Road mishap in Bengaluru, water tanker mows down 2 people 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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"...
  • Kejriwal to distribute 20,000 litres of free water but Delhi's water woes more complex February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Jal Board has been asked by Aam Aadmi Party government to work on distributing up to 20,000 litres of free water each month to every home with a meter. CNN-IBN scans AAP's detailed action plan to deal with water problems. Delhi is largely dependent on Haryana for...
  • Delhi: AAP government invites proposals for reducing electricity tariffs February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Taking the first move to fulfill his poll promises, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday directed the finance and power departments to send proposals for reduction of electricity tariffs by half till the audits are completed by the Comptroller and Auditor General. The Chief Minister has...
  • Technology for dams should not kill rivers: Uma Bharati February 11, 2015

    Shillong: Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharati on Wednesday said that her ministry is not opposing construction of dams on rivers in the north east except that the technology should be safe and should not "kill" the river. "We are not opposing any dam. I have told Central Water Commission,...
  • Debate, dissent, discussion, dharna four pillars of democracy: Kejriwal February 11, 2015

    In his first interview after Aam Aadmi Party's historic win in the Delhi Assembly election, party chief Arvind Kejriwal spoke on a slew of issues. He said if he was given examples of four countries where employment has increased and farmers have benefitted out of FDI in retail, he would...
  • Delhi Assembly elections: Comparative view of AAP, Congress manifestos; BJP's vision document February 3, 2015

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Congress have released their manifestos for Delhi Assembly elections while the BJP came out with its vision document instead of a manifesto. The BJP's vision document was released on Tuesday, just four days before elections while the Congress released its second manifesto...
  • Delhi elections: Why is Kejriwal misleading voters on water, power rates, asks BJP February 1, 2015

    New Delhi: The BJP on Sunday posed five more questions to Aam Aadmi Party (AAM) chief Arvind Kejriwal. The party asked: "Why is Kejriwal brazenly misleading voters about water rates, when in fact they are exactly same as last year? Why is Kejriwal misleading voters about electricity rates, by comparing domestic...
  • Setting right water quality in India January 22, 2015

    Recent media reports (The Hindu, December 28, 2014) of death and diseases by the consumption of alleged 'contaminated and poisonous' water of rivers such as the Kali, the Krishna, and the Hindon in UP and the subsequent inquiry order by the Prime Minister's office into the incident, present a...
  • Delhi Electricity, water remain top priority for voters January 9, 2015

    With electricity & water tariff rising continuously on one hand & the supply being erratic during peak summers & winters. Sensing the mood of the people all political parties have made water and power their poll plank. ...
  • Karnataka: Five killed as overhead water tank collapses in Raichur January 3, 2015

    Raichur(Karnataka): Five people were killed and at least two others injured when a newly constructed overhead water tank under Gram Panchayat programme collapsed on them at nearby Yapaladinni village on Saturday, police said. The incident occurred when the victims, most of them pilgrims taking part in...
  • Open defecation-free country became national slogan in 2014 January 1, 2015

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government undertook a significant step in 2014 to make the country free from open defecation under an ambitious plan of around Rs 2 lakh crore. The year also saw the government deciding to implement the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project for Low Income States (RWSSP-LIS)...
  • Hip-hop band Nerd reunites for 'The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water' theme song December 28, 2014

    Los Angeles: Hip-hop band NERD comprising of Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo and Shay Haley are finally back with new music. The trio has made a contribution to the soundtrack of the upcoming 'The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water', recording a new song called 'Squeeze Me', reported Ace Showbiz. Set for an...
  • Earth meteorite indicates water reservoir on Mars December 19, 2014

    Washington: NASA and an international team of planetary scientists have found evidence in meteorites on Earth that indicates Mars has a distinct and global reservoir of water or ice near its surface. Though controversy still surrounds the origin, abundance and history of water on Mars, this discovery helps resolve the question...
  • Watershed conservation can reduce pollution in India: Study December 10, 2014

    Kolkata: Indian cities like Mumbai, Gurgaon, Rajkot and several others that suffer from water pollution, have the potential to reduce pollution at the source by 10 per cent through practices like watershed conservation and river bank restoration, a new study says. The recently released "Urban Water Blueprint" study by The Nature...
  • Palm Springs International Film Festival: Reese Witherspoon to be conferred Chairman's Award at for 'Wild' December 6, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actress Reese Witherspoon is to receive the Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) Chairman's Award. The 38-yea-old actress is being recognised for her role as Cheryl Strayed in 'Wild' an adaptation of Strayed's memoir about hiking 1,100 miles up the Pacific Crest Trail following the death of her mother,...
  • India airlifts water to resolve national crisis in Maldives December 5, 2014

    Male/New Delhi: With the Maldives facing a national crisis after a fire in its capital's lone water treatment plant, India on Friday sent nearly 200 tonnes of water by air and dispatched a naval vessel carrying a large consignment of water and RO facility to the island nation. The enormous effort...
  • Medha Patkar, activists detained trying to enter water ministry December 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Activist Medha Patkar and several of her supporters from the Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) were detained by the police when they tried to enter the Water Resources ministry to meet Minister Uma Bharati. The protesters had reached the national capital as part of their Narmada Sangharsh Yatra from Badwani,...
  • Rishikesh: Women leaders to work for better hygiene November 30, 2014

    Rishikesh: Women leaders from different religions, countries and groups came together on the banks of the Ganga on Sunday to commit themselves to better water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) practices. The Women for WASH Summit at Parmarth Niketan was part of the first global mega event organised by the Global Interfaith...
  • New York snowstorm: Officials warn residents not to wait too long to evacuate November 24, 2014

    Residents of New York are preparing for more bad weather.Last week, the area saw over 7 feet of snow. Officials warned residents not to wait too long to evacuate. They are worried people could be trapped in their homes as flood waters surge. ...
  • From Srirangapatna, a data lesson for India's cities November 11, 2014

    How many public taps are currently in the city and where do new taps need to be installed? Where do new public toilets need to be created? Which houses do not have daily garbage collection? These are questions that confront city officials all over the world every day. The solution...