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Draft water policy seeks national law on inter-state rivers


February 1st, 2012 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Recognising that states have the right to frame suitable policies and laws on water, the draft National Water Policy, 2012 however lays emphasis on the ... Read more...

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1,000 chicks chirp as storks visit Delhi zoo


December 7th, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) A steady stream of chirping fills the air in the city's zoo these days, where two of the three ponds have been taken over by ... Read more...

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Good rainfall allays fear of drought in Bihar


August 10th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 10 (IANS) After two consecutive years of drought, thousands of farmers in Bihar are happy. Heavy rains have ended the fear of another drought year.As Bihar recorded a ... Read more...

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Canal water allocation not in judicial domain: Apex court


July 25th, 2011 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday said the decision on releasing water from rivers' canals is in the domain of the government and the judiciary has no ... Read more...

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Water management systems reflect existing socio-economic structures: Ansari


April 13th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 13 (ANI): Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari today said that water management systems have traditionally reflected existing socio-economic structures and governance mechanisms.Addressing at "India Water Forum-2011" and the "International ... Read more...

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Delhi seeks Japanese agency’s help to end water crisis


April 6th, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) Wednesday informed the Delhi High Court that it will be taking Japan International Cooperation Agency's (JICA) help for preparing the ... Read more...

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Bharatpur back in business - with birds


October 19th, 2010 - 11:03 am ICT by IANS
Bharatpur (Rajasthan), Oct 19 (IANS) The chirping of birds can be heard again in the world famous Keoladeo National Park in Rajasthan. Painted storks, cormorants and grey herons are all back to ... Read more...

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Bharatpur bird sanctuary to get water - finally


August 28th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
By Anil Sharma Jaipur, Aug 28 (IANS) The famous Bharatpur bird sanctuary, which has been losing its winged visitors due to an acute shortage of water, is set to get a new lease ... Read more...

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People protest industries being given Mahanadi’s water


July 16th, 2010 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 16 (IANS) More then two thousands residents, and social and political activists Friday staged a protest in Orissa's Cuttack city against the use of water from Mahanadi river by ... Read more...

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Nevada Wild Horses Death Creates Headlines


July 16th, 2010 - 8:43 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri July 16, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The news of a dozen wild horses that have died following a U.S. Bureau of Land Management directed roundup has created sensation in Nevada. A number ... Read more...

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Punjab Congress demands adequate water for paddy farmers


June 9th, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 9 (IANS) Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) Wednesday asked the Akali Dali-led government to arrange adequate water and power supply for paddy growers in the state. "Earlier the wheat production declined ... Read more...

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School infections spreading diarrhoea among kids: Unicef


April 6th, 2010 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) At least 40 percent of diarrhoea cases among schoolchildren across developing countries, including India, result from transmission in schools rather than home, the UN Children's Fund (Unicef) ... Read more...

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Radio Pakistan ‘peeved’ at Punjab farmers innovative skills


February 1st, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
Bathinda, Feb.1 (ANI): Punjab farms are some of the best irrigated areas in India, but if you listen to the Punjabi Durbar programme of Radio Pakistan the fields in Punjab are ... Read more...

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Water, sanitation, grave concerns in southern India’s floods: Oxfam


October 7th, 2009 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) Responding to the unprecedented flood calamity in the southern states of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, Oxfam India Wednesday said there are high chances of epidemics breaking out ... Read more...

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Haryana says sorry for not giving adequate water to Delhi


July 14th, 2009 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday dropped contempt-of-court proceedings against two top Haryana government officials after the state apologised to it for its failure to honour a May 2000 ... Read more...

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Haryana accuses Delhi of water wastage


July 13th, 2009 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 13 (IANS) In a war of words over water, Haryana Monday accused Delhi of being "wasteful" and "extravagant" in using water. It also accused Delhi of delaying - apparently "deliberately" - ... Read more...

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Climate change may cause civilization to collapse


July 13th, 2009 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 13 (ANI): The biggest single report to look at the future of the planet has said that due to climate change, "billions of people will be condemned to poverty and ... Read more...

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Shared effort needed to prevent spread of infectious diseases


June 17th, 2009 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): Everyone should share responsibility for preventing the spread of diseases like swine flu, SARS, avian influenza, diarrhoeal and skin diseases, and even the common cold, according to a ... Read more...

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Somali gunmen demand $4 mn to free aid workers


April 22nd, 2009 - 9:09 am ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, April 22 (Xinhua) The Somali gunmen holding two foreign aid workers hostage in southern Somalia have demanded a ransom of $4 million for releasing the captives. "We are the people holding the ... Read more...

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Pinki’s Oscar to bring drinking water, power to her village


February 23rd, 2009 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Mirzapur (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 23 (IANS) As "Smile Pinki", a short film about a cleft lip girl - Pinki Sonkar from Uttar Pradesh's Rampur Dabai village - won an Oscar, her undeveloped ... Read more...

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Cholera kills over 2,200 in Zimbabwe


January 17th, 2009 - 8:02 am ICT by IANS
Geneva/Harare, Jan 17 (DPA) Zimbabwe's cholera epidemic has continued its rapid spread, with the toll reaching 2,225 Friday, the UN said in Geneva.According to the organisation, 42,675 people have been infected with ... Read more...

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Beijing has adequate water for Olympics


July 13th, 2008 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, July 13 (Xinhua) Beijing has more than enough water to meet demand over the Olympics, despite suffering years of drought, a senior official of the Beijing Water Bureau has said. "Beijing ... Read more...

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Vedanta’s Orissa projects are on schedule: Agarwal


April 26th, 2008 - 11:11 pm ICT by admin
Bhubaneswar, April 26 (IANS) NRI industrialist and chairman of Britain's Vedanta Resources Anil Agarwal Saturday said all projects of the group in Orissa were on schedule. "All projects in Orissa are on ... Read more...

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Chinas diversion of major river to provide water for Beijing Olympics


February 29th, 2008 - 2:09 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 29 (ANI): China is diverting more than 150 million cubic meters (39.6 billion gallons) of water from the Yellow River through a network of canals to refill a lake near ... Read more...

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