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High court permits usage of water cess levied on NHPC


March 31st, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 31 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir High Court, in an "important order" Saturday, permitted the state government to utilise for welfare schemes the money collected from National Hydro-electric ... Read more...

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Mamata expresses concern over flood-hit areas


September 23rd, 2011 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 22 (IANS) Describing the situation in parts of West Bengal as alarming following heavy release of water from the Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) dam and the incessant ... Read more...

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Crops damaged in two Jharkhand districts


September 12th, 2011 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Sep 12 (IANS) Standing crops on around 20,000 acres of land were damaged due to floods in two Jharkhand districts, an official said Monday.Around 8 lakh cusec of water ... Read more...

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Yamuna crosses danger mark


August 17th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The swollen Yamuna river Wednesday crossed the danger mark after water was released upstream from Haryana's Hathini Kund dam. Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said ... Read more...

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Punjab cautions against possibility of floods


August 17th, 2011 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) The Punjab government Tuesday cautioned against the possibility of floods in some districts following the Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) releasing excess water from the reservoir ... Read more...

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Three killed as monsoon begins havoc in Nepal


July 1st, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 1 (IANS) Only 17 days into monsoon, Nepal Friday felt the adverse side of bountiful rains with landslides killing at least three people and inundation beginning in dozens ... Read more...

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Nepal on vigil as rains lash ‘Bihar’s sorrow’ Kosi


June 30th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 30 (IANS) As torrential monsoon rains swelled Saptakosi, the river known as neighbouring Indian state Bihar's sorrow, Nepal's government rushed a high-level team to the southern plains adjoining ... Read more...

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Delhi’s parched areas to get water by Wednesday (Lead)


February 15th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) A day after taps went dry in parts of the capital, the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) Tuesday said that water supply will resume only by Wednesday morning ... Read more...

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Delhi’s parched areas to receive water by Wednesday


February 15th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) A day after taps went dry in parts of the capital, the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) Tuesday said that water supply will resume only by Wednesday morning ... Read more...

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Yamuna river crosses 207 m mark in Delhi


September 23rd, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 23 (ANI): The Yamuna rose over two meters above the danger level and crossed the 207 m mark in Delhi for the first time since 1978 on Thursday.Authorities said ... Read more...

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Yamuna continues rising, Dikshit says no need to worry


September 10th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Fears of a flood in the national capital loomed large Friday with the Yamuna flowing above the danger mark and expected to rise further, but Delhi Chief ... Read more...

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Villages submerged in Punjab as Satluj overflows


September 8th, 2010 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 8 (IANS) At least 15 villages in Anandpur Sahib sub-division in Ropar district of Punjab were submerged and large swathes of land inundated as the overflowing waters of Satluj river ... Read more...

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‘Release of excess water not to cause floods in Punjab’


August 22nd, 2010 - 11:37 pm ICT by ANI
Chandigarh/Karnal, Aug 22 (ANI): Chairman of Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) A B Aggarwal has assured that despite release of excess water from Bhakra Nagal Dam there is no need for public ... Read more...

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Flood alert issued in UP villages after water discharged into Yamuna


August 20th, 2010 - 10:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 20 (ANI): The concerned authorities in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar District have issued fresh flood alert in over a dozen villages after excessive water was discharged from Haryana's Tajewala barrage ... Read more...

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India, Bangladesh hold talks on river water


March 18th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) More than two months after Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina came here on a landmark visit, India and Bangladesh Thursday held talks to thrash out an ... Read more...

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India to dredge river in Bangladesh


January 6th, 2010 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 6 (IANS) Beginning next month, India will dredge Ichhamati river in Bangladesh and the south Asian neighbours will for the first time cooperate to protect the banks of the ... Read more...

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Rs.138 cr water supply plant for Gurgaon


November 5th, 2009 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 5 (IANS) The Haryana government Thursday announced sanctioning of a Rs.138-crore (Rs.1.38 billion) project to improve drinking water supply in Gurgaon. A public health department spokesman said a second water treatment ... Read more...

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Bhilai Steel Plant faces severe water crisis


October 6th, 2009 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Oct 6 (IANS) Bhilai Steel Plant, the flagship unit of the state-owned Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL), is facing a severe water crisis that could hit its production, an official ... Read more...

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Water level increases in rivers and dams of Orissa


July 15th, 2009 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Bhubneshwar, July 15 (ANI): The water level in almost all rivers and dams in Orissa has been increasing, thanks to the relentless rain since the last four days.Major rivers of the state ... 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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Floods create havoc in eastern India


June 19th, 2008 - 7:53 pm ICT by ANI
Bhubaneswar, June 19 (ANI): Heavy rains in eastern India have caused extensive flooding in parts of West Bengal and Orissa disrupting normal life and loss to life and property.Experts say that ... Read more...

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