cusecs

Karnataka asks PM to rescind Cauvery water decision


September 21st, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 21 (IANS) Two days after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asked Karnataka to release 9,000 cusecs of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu daily, the state government Friday petitioned him ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Karnataka walks out of PM’s meeting on Cauvery waters


September 19th, 2012 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bangalore, Sep 19 (IANS) Karnataka Wednesday walked out of a meeting where Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asked the state to release 9,000 cusecs of Cauvery water daily till Oct ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Karnataka for new formula for Cauvery water sharing


September 11th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 11 (IANS) Karnataka Tuesday said it would seek from the Cauvery River Authority headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh a new formula to share the river's water ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Heavy rains increase water in Himachal’s Pong dam


August 25th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 25 (IANS) Heavy rainfall in Himachal Pradesh has further increased the water level in the Pong dam, which meets the irrigation requirements of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan, dam ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Water rises in Himachal’s Pong dam


August 21st, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 21 (IANS) The water level in Himachal Pradesh's Pong dam, which meets the irrigation requirements of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan, rose again due to continuous moderate to heavy ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Cultivated area in Odisha declining, says NGO


March 31st, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 31 (IANS) Increase in allocation of water to industries in Odisha has hit agriculture with the total cultivated area declining, a group working on water-related issues in the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Pakistanis to witness increased power outages


March 10th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 10 (IANS) People across Pakistan are likely to witness increased electricity outages as the country's Tarbela and Mangla water reservoirs have touched dead level, affecting hydel power generation, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

A Bangladeshi invite for Mamata: Will she go?


February 20th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) An India-Bangladesh trade body Monday said it will invite Mamata Banerjee to a business fair in Dhaka as chief guest - a move that comes ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Mathai meets Mamata, says talks positive


February 18th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) Indian Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai Saturday met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to find a solution to contentious issues like the Teesta water sharing ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Delhi gears up for Chhath Puja


October 31st, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) With just one day to go for the Chhath Puja, the Delhi government and the capital's civic agencies have expedited the cleaning up of the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

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...

Posted in Uncategorized |

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...

Posted in Uncategorized |

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...

Posted in Environment |

Floods displace thousands in Orissa


September 10th, 2011 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 9 (IANS) Floods triggered by a huge discharge of water from the Hirakud dam have displaced about 3,800 people and damaged at least 8,000 houses in 14 of ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Teesta accord was without stakeholders’ consent: LF


September 7th, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 7 (IANS) The Left Front Wednesday accused the central government of attempting to go ahead with the Teesta river water sharing accord with Bangladesh without consulting ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

PM’s Dhaka trip: Teesta pact unlikely


September 6th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 6 (IANS) India and Bangladesh are unlikely to sign a pact on sharing the Teesta river waters during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit that began Tuesday, a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Teesta water agreement hits choppy waters


September 5th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) There will be no agreement on the sharing of the Teesta river waters without the consultation of the West Bengal government, Foreign Secretary Ranjan ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Miffed Mamata not to accompany PM to Dhaka


September 4th, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 4 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, whose Trinamool Congress is the second largest constituent of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA), Sunday cancelled her trip to ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

‘Floods maroon Pakistani villages as India releases Sutlej water’


August 21st, 2011 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 21 (IANS) Dozens of Pakistani villages have been submerged after India released the water from the Sutlej river, a media report said Sunday.The Federal Flood Commission said 57,000 ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Dam discharge floods low-lying areas in Punjab


August 21st, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 21 (IANS) Increased discharge of water from dams on the Beas and Sutlej rivers has led to some flooding in low-lying areas in Punjab, an official spokesman said ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Yamuna above danger mark in Agra


August 21st, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Agra/Mathura, Aug 21 (IANS) The Yamuna river here in Uttar Pradesh crossed the danger mark early Sunday, officials said."We are fully prepared and are closely monitoring the situation," said Municipal ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Bengal flood toll now 47


August 20th, 2011 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 20 (IANS) The death count in West Bengal floods soared to 47 Saturday with 11 more deaths reported since Friday evening, while several major rivers continued to flow ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Yamuna recedes but stays above danger mark


August 19th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The Yamuna river Friday continued to flow above the danger mark at Delhi, though the inflow of water from Haryana and the level of the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Yamuna continues to flow above danger level in Delhi


August 18th, 2011 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Yamuna river continued to flow above the danger mark in Delhi Thursday after water release from Haryana's Hathini Kund dam, even as the authorities ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Yamuna level rising in Delhi


August 17th, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Water level of the Yamuna river here reached close to the danger mark Wednesday morning and the authorities evacuated the low-lying areas following water release ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Yamuna level likely to cross danger mark


August 16th, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Low lying areas in east Delhi have been evacuated in anticipation of Yamuna river crossing the danger mark following water release from Haryana's Hathini Kund ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Haryana releases water into Yamuna river, no flood threat


August 16th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) Over 600,000 cusecs of water has been released by Haryana into the Yamuna river from the Hathnikund barrage in Yamunanagar district, officials said Tuesday, adding that ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Himachal dam spills over amid reduced rainfall


August 15th, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 15 (IANS) The inflow of water into Himachal Pradesh's Pong dam, critical to the irrigation requirements of three states, came down amid reduced rainfall in its catchment areas, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Bengal flood toll 14


August 13th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) The toll in the Bengal floods triggered by heavy rains has risen to 14, with more than 1.4 million people affected, officials said Saturday."Seventy one blocks ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Three dead, Bengal rivers breach danger mark


August 10th, 2011 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 10 (IANS) Three people died and several rain-swollen rivers were flowing above the danger mark Wednesday in large parts of West Bengal.With the level rising in its reservoirs, ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

West Bengal on high alert as rivers breach embankments


August 9th, 2011 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 9 (IANS) The West Bengal government Tuesday issued high alert with rising rivers breaching embankments in South 24-Parganas and North 24-Parganas districts.In the wake of torrential rains, the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Himachal rivers in spate, alert sounded


July 26th, 2011 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 26 (IANS) Rivers in Himachal Pradesh are in spate following continuous moderate to heavy rainfall across the state and people living near the banks have been warned, officials ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Hydropower projects remain shut, north India hit


July 26th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 26 (IANS) Major hydropower plants in Himachal Pradesh remained shut for a second day Tuesday due to high silt in the Sutlej, causing power shortages in the country's ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Monsoon rains kill 17 more in Nepal


July 15th, 2011 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 15 (IANS) At least 17 people were killed in Nepal as monsoon rains lashed villages, triggering landslides and causing rivers to flood their surroundings.In the worst incident, 10 ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Fear of floods back in Bihar


July 1st, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 1 (IANS) After two consecutive years of drought, the fear of floods is back in Bihar with incessant rains and heavy water discharge into the Kosi river from ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

« Previous Entries

Subscribe