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Ex-CWC official gets four-year jail term in graft case


August 17th, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A special court has awarded a four-year jail term to a senior official of the Central Water Commission (CWC) in a funds misappropriation case.The Central ... Read more...

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Seven UP rivers in spate


August 8th, 2012 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 8 (IANS) Seven rivers in Uttar Pradesh are in spate as rains continued in most parts of the state.The Burrhi Rapti river in Kakrahi, Sharda river in Palia ... Read more...

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Apex court asks Kerala to allow Mullaperiyar dam upkeep (Lead)


July 23rd, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Supreme court Monday directed the Kerala government to permit Tamil Nadu to undertake maintenance and cleaning work at the Mullaperiyar dam.The five-judge bench of ... Read more...

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PM recognises Assam soil erosion as natural disaster


July 3rd, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said Assam's erosion problem will be included in the list of the country's natural disasters, a move that will enable ... Read more...

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PM asked to tell Kerala to halt irrigation scheme


June 21st, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 21 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Thursday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to tell the Kerala government not to proceed with its Attapadi Irrigation Scheme.The ... Read more...

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Strengthen disaster warning mechanism: Home secretary


May 28th, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Union Home Secretary R.K. Singh Monday called for cutting down the delays in early warning for disasters to ensure prompt action at the grassroots to ... Read more...

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No recognition for Agra lifeguard who saved 50 lives (With Image)


May 23rd, 2012 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, May 23 (IANS) River lifeguard Satish Chandra is like Mitch Buchannon, the popular character from American TV show "Baywatch" who saved people from drowning in the sea. However, Chandra ... Read more...

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Give Mullaperiyar report to Kerala, Tamil Nadu: Apex court


May 4th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday directed that the report of an expert committee that studied the safety of 119-year-old Mullaperiyar Dam in Kerala be shared with ... Read more...

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Bihar’s hydel project gets Central Water Commission’s nod


April 26th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 26 (IANS) Power-starved Bihar's 126 MW capacity Dagmara hydro power project in Supaul district has got clearance from the Central Water Commission (CWC), and the state government is ... Read more...

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Allow compensation for erosion, Gogoi asks PM


April 20th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 20 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Friday appealed to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to include erosion in the list of calamities admissible for assistance so that ... Read more...

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Much-awaited work begins on Durgawati project in Bihar


April 18th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 18 (IANS) After more than three decades, much-awaited work on the Durgawati reservoir project on the Sone river began Wednesday in Bihar's Rohtas district, officials said."Finally, work on ... Read more...

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Farakka barrage to get new sluice gates: Bansal


March 3rd, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 3 (IANS) Stating that the existing sluice gates of the Farakka Barrage were too old to function, Union Water Resources Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal Saturday said they ... Read more...

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Supreme Court nod on river interlinking (Second Lead)


February 28th, 2012 - 1:23 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday gave the green signal for implementing the ambitious project to interlink India's rivers, saying it was in national interest. The court ... Read more...

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Mullaperiyar panel gets two-month extension (Lead)


February 27th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday gave two more months to an expert committee headed by former chief justice of India A.S. Anand to submit its report ... Read more...

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Delhi’s high-rises vulnerable to Himalayan quake (Jan 26 is anniversary of the 2001 Bhuj earthquake)


January 25th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 25 (IANS) Tall buildings in Delhi will come crashing down if a strong earthquake occurs in the northwest region of the Himalayas, warns a research seismologist who had ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa urges Kerala to abide by Supreme Court order


December 1st, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 1 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Thursday requested her Kerala counterpart Oommen Chandy to ensure that his government abides by the apex court order allowing the ... Read more...

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Government considering special tribunal on water disputes


October 31st, 2011 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Minister for Water Resources Pawan Kumar Bansal said here Monday that the government was considering suggestions for setting up a "standing tribunal" to deal with ... Read more...

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Governor asks Orissa to probe dam ‘mismanagement’


October 5th, 2011 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Oct 5 (IANS) Orissa Governor Murlidhar Chandrakant Bhandare has asked the state government to investigate the alleged mismanagement of Hirakud dam which, according to the opposition, triggered massive floods ... Read more...

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Flood situation grim in Bihar


September 27th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 27 (IANS) The flood situation in Bihar remained grim Tuesday with the Lakhandei river breaching its embankment at three places, affecting thousands, officials said.Lakhandei, swelled by the ... Read more...

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Flood situation worsens in Bihar


September 26th, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 26 (IANS) The flood situation in Bihar worsened Monday with hundreds of villages inundated and thousands marooned after heavy donwpour pushed up the levels of the Ganges and ... Read more...

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Heavy rains spark fresh flood fears in Bihar


September 25th, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 25 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has asked all district authorities to be on high alert after heavy rains across the state Sunday sparked fears of flood ... Read more...

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Flood alert in nine districts in Bihar


September 11th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 11 (IANS) The Bihar government has sounded a flood alert in nine districts following a rise in the levels of the Ganges and Sone rivers, officials said Sunday.A ... Read more...

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‘Compensation can’t bring my mother back’


September 8th, 2011 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Shalini Aggarwal is engulfed with sorrow and cynicism as she awaits the body of her mother Nalini, in her 60s, who was killed at the ... Read more...

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Nine lakh displaced in Assam flood havoc


August 24th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 24 (IANS) Flash floods triggered by heavy rains continue to wreak havoc in Assam, with an estimated 900,000 people displaced and nine dead so far, officials said Wednesday.A ... Read more...

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1.5 million affected in Bihar floods


August 22nd, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 22 (IANS) Floods in Bihar have affected nearly 1.5 million people in 12 districts, with thousands struggling to survive under open skies, according to Special Secretary Sunil Kumar ... Read more...

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Amarinder trashes water panel’s report on Haryana canal


August 22nd, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 22 (IANS) Former Punjab chief minister and state Congress president Amarinder Singh Monday rejected the Central Water Commission's (CWC) preliminary report to the Supreme Court that the controversial ... Read more...

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Floods render thousands homeless in Bihar


August 21st, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 21 (IANS) Hundreds of thousands of people have been affected by floods in Bihar, with many forced to flee their homes and struggling to survival under the open ... Read more...

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Flood waters enter over 1,000 Bihar villages


August 20th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 20 (IANS) Flood waters have entered over 1,000 villages in Bihar, forcing people to abandon their homes, even as rising water levels of most rivers posed a threat ... Read more...

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Disaster control teams deployed in flood-hit Bihar


August 19th, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 19 (IANS) Five teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been deployed in five flood-hit districts of Bihar for rescue and relief operations, officials said Friday.The ... Read more...

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Orissa, Chhattisgarh questioned on dam panel’s report


July 20th, 2011 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday asked Orissa and Chhattisgarh to file their response to a report by a committee which said that the construction of ... Read more...

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Flood alert in Assam, 75,000 displaced


July 19th, 2011 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 19 (IANS) The Assam government Tuesday sounded an alert as 75,000 people were displaced following heavy overnight rains that triggered flash floods, breaching roads and embankments at several ... Read more...

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Bihar floods worsen, over 100 villages inundated


July 4th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 4 (IANS) Hundreds of thousands of people in Bihar are living in fear after heavy rains caused several rivers to swell and flood over 100 villages, officials said ... Read more...

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Nearly 100 Bihar villages flooded, rivers rising


July 2nd, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 2 (IANS) Hundreds of people in Bihar have been forced to abandon their homes as flood waters entered nearly 100 villages and rising levels of most rivers threatened ... Read more...

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5 river interlinking projects get priority


April 12th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 12 (IANS) The central government is currently giving priority to five river interlinking projects, including the Godavari-Krishna and Dawan-Ganga-Pinjal schemes, a senior official said Tuesday."There are a total ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves National Water Mission charter (Lead)


April 6th, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) In an effort to conserve water and ensure its optimum utilisation in the country, the union cabinet Wednesday approved a comprehensive charter for the ... Read more...

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