Water

  • Water level of Ganga on the rise, authorities on high alert 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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...
  • Photos: Did it rain right inside the Mumbai Metro? Shocked commuters tweet photos and videos of rainwater inside a train July 3, 2014

    Surprised commuters on the Mumbai Metro rail scurried for cover as water poured from an air conditioning vent into a carriage. Soon, the photos of inside a train carriage with its floor flooded and rain water still pouring from the ceiling went viral on the Internet. The DNA newspaper quoted a...
  • Over 1,300 Maharashtra villages getting tanker water June 30, 2014

    Mumbai: As monsoon plays truant and scarcity looms large, as many as 1,359 villages and 3,317 wadis (hamlets) in Maharashtra are being supplied drinking water through tankers. A total of 1,464 water tankers, 1,249 of them privately-owned, have been pressed into service, officials said here. In Nashik division, there are...
  • Six bodies recovered from different water bodies in Kashmir June 30, 2014

    Srinagar: The bodies of six persons including a seven-year-old girl were fished out from different water bodies in the Kashmir Valley. Three of the deceased drowned while taking bath to beat the heat, and the other three were found dead mysteriously in the water bodies prompting police to start inquest...
  • Jinnah's sister asked to pay water bill 47 years after her death June 30, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistani authorities here have sent a water bill amounting Rs 2,63,774 to Fatima Jinnah, the sister of the country's founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah, 47 years after her death. The Karachi Water and Sewerage Board has sent the bill to Fatima Jinnah and she has been directed to pay the amount...
  • Water crisis in Gujarat: CM Anandi Patel calls high level meeting June 25, 2014

    Ahmedabad: To chalk out a comprehensive strategy to cope with water shortage due to a delayed monsoon, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel has called a high level meeting of all officials and ministers on Thursday. "To take stock of the availability of water resources and plan a strategy to cope with...
  • Jayalalithaa to launch Amma pharmacies in Tamil Nadu today June 26, 2014

    Chennai: After Amma canteens, water and salt, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa is all set to launch Amma pharmacies on Thursday. The state government plans to launch 10 such pharmacies across Chennai and 90 in the rest of the state. These medical shops will sell medicines at a subsided...
  • Government preparing plans to rejuvenate Ganga and other rivers, says Uma Bharti June 25, 2014

    The Government is in the process of preparing a compact plan to rejuvenate river Ganga and the same parameters will be implemented to clean-up other rivers in the country, Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti said on Wednesday. "River Ganga is a leader of other rivers like Narendra Modi is the...
  • 'Good. I need pure vegetarian air now': Indian appliance maker Prestige's ad campaign launching 'pure vegetarian water' hilariously backfires on Twitter June 25, 2014

    Do you pride yourself on being a pure vegetarian? You are not doing it right if you aren't drinking 'pure vegetarian water.' An Indian home appliance company's ad blitz introducing a water purifier that dispenses vegetarian water has predictably amused many on social media - all asking the same thing...
  • Government suspends 9 engineers for sub-standard work in irrigation project June 24, 2014

    Chhattisgarh Government has suspended five assistant engineers and four sub-engineers of Water Resources Department over irregularities in execution of an irrigation project in Bilaspur division, a top official said. The irregularities related to extension, renovation and modernisation of canals under Minimata Bango dam project. The officials were suspended after the Department's...
  • Aam Aadmi Party demands cancellation of inauguration of 'incomplete' water project June 23, 2014

    Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday demanded to cancel the proposed inauguration of incomplete Mango Water Project on June 30 till the project was complete. In a memorandum submitted to East Singhbhum district Deputy Commissioner, AAM party alleged that Jamshedpur Utility and Services Company (Jusco), a subsidiary company of Tata Steel...
  • Mumbai: MCGM disconnects electronic meters, water, gas supply to Campa Cola flats June 23, 2014

    Mumbai: After a three-day standoff, the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai officials have disconnected power and gas supply at some of the illegal flats in the Campa Cola society in Mumbai. The MCGM's Deputy Municipal Commissioner has said that 55 electronic meters in the compound have been disconnected. Water connection...
  • Mumbai: BMC disconnects power supply to Campa Cola Society June 23, 2014

    Mumbai: As scheduled, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation officials reached the Campa Cola Society on Monday morning and as promised, the residents let them enter the complex after a stand off of over three days. The BMC officials disconnected power supply to the illegal flats as part of the eviction process. They...
  • Kejriwal attacks BJP over power cuts in Delhi June 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday took on BJP over the water and power problems being faced by the national capital, saying the party had "nexus" with discoms and so it was not solving the issue. "It seems BJP, just like the previous Congress government, has a...
  • Jharkhand: 10 students trapped after release of water from Tenughat Dam rescued June 21, 2014

    Bokaro: All 10 students who were trapped in water released by the Tenughat Dam in Jharkhand have been rescued. On Friday, 10 school students were trapped in water flow from the Tenughat Dam. The students were caught unaware when the dam released its waters. "When we got to know about the...
  • Follow Gujarat's water management model: Centre to states June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The NDA government has asked states to emulate the Gujarat water management model to address the problem of water scarcity. The Centre has forwarded a compact disc received from Gujarat government's Water and Sanitation Management Organisation on the subject "The state-wide water supply grid" to the states to...
  • L-G forms a group of experts to tackle water problem June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: With Delhi facing acute water shortage, Lt Governor Najeeb Jung on Thursday formed an advisory group of experts that will work out an action plan and guide the government in tackling the issue. The five-member advisory group of experts, to be chaired by Babubhai Navalawala -- a water expert...
  • DDA to use soil bio-technology to meet water shortage June 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi Development Authority has decided to use an innovative 'soil bio-technology', developed by IIT-Bombay, to meet the water requirement in Dwarka area. "The project proposes using soil bio-technology treatment of bioremediated water, sourced from Palam drain. The technology will allow the remediated water from the drain, high in...
  • Nationwide plantation drive on Tuesday to remember Uttarakhand June 16, 2014

    A nationwide plantation drive would be organised on Tuesday to mark the first anniversary of the Uttarakhand tragedy, Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Monday announced. She told reporters in New Delhi that the drive will be held in Gangotri, Haridwar, Kanpur, Allahabad, Varanasi, Patna, Nabadwip and Ganga Sagar (both in...
  • Government launches Rs 1,603 cr World Bank-backed clean water project in 10 districts June 14, 2014

    The government of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday launched a Rs 1,603 crore World Bank-backed project aimed at providing clean water to over 25 lakh people. The World Bank is supporting the project with an International Development Association (IDA) credit of Rs 801.5 crore. IDA is the World Bank's concessionary lending arm,...