WATER

  • Setting right water quality in India 1 week ago

    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...
  • Dengue outbreak in Bihar, 156 cases detected November 7, 2014

    Patna: A dengue outbreak has gripped Bihar with 156 cases detected in different parts of the state, a health department official said. The state capital has registered the lion's share of the detected cases, with 131 patients admitted in various government hospitals like Patna Medical College Hospital, Nalanda Medical College...
  • Water Resource Minister Uma Bharti defends expenditure on Ganga meet November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Water Resource Minister Uma Bharti defended the expenditure of nearly Rs 44 lakh on a Clean Ganga meeting here, saying the money went to a government agency for organising the event and had not gone waste. "We will organise more such programmes. We ensure government money goes back...
  • Centre to constitute 25 special teams to expedite PM Modi's project of cleaning Ganga November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Expediting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet project of cleansing the Ganga, the Centre will be constituting 25 special teams to check the source of pollution of the holy river so that further action could be taken accordingly. The teams to be drawn from different wings of the Ministry of...
  • Noida: NGO raises alarm about rising Cancer cases in villages near industrial area November 1, 2014

    Greater Noida: An NGO has raised alarm about the abnormally high number of Cancer cases in five villages near the Chhapraula Industrial Area in Greater Noida. The NGO claims that around 125 cases of Cancer have been reported from these villages in the last five years, whereas official figures tell a...
  • 'Converting waterways into commerce way is now a priority for the government' October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The reform-minded Narendra Modi government is considering riverside ports at major cities and industrial clusters on the Ganga to boost its 'Make in India' initiative. Converting waterways into commerce way is now a priority for the government, a senior official told IANS. For this, a detailed Request for Qualification (RFQ)...
  • More rain expected on Tamil Nadu by next 24-48 hours: Met October 24, 2014

    Chennai: The Met office here has forecast more rains in South Tamil Nadu, Puducherry during the next 24 to 48 hours as the North East monsoon has been active over the last few days. "Isolated heavy to very heavy rain may occur over the South Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Lakshadweep. Isolated...
  • Telangana: TRS, TDP workers clash over sharing of water, electricity October 22, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telangana Rashtra Samiti and Telugu Desam Party workers clashed in Nalgonda district on Wednesday as the row over sharing of water and electricity between Telangana and Andhra Pradesh took a violent turn. Tension prevailed in Nalgonda district as police arrested top leaders of opposition TDP during a shutdown called by...
  • Four days after Cyclone Hudhud, many in Visakhapatnam still struggle without power, food, water October 16, 2014

    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 October 14, 2014

    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 October 13, 2014

    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...