river flow

Rivers could provide energy for half billion people

April 19th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 19 (IANS) A new genre of power plants, using only a tenth of the global river flow into the oceans, could meet the energy needs of a half ... Read more...

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NTPC Himachal hydro plant to be commissioned next year

February 27th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 27 (IANS) State-owned National Thermal Power Corp's mega hydropower project in Himachal Pradesh is likely to be commissioned next year. The plant would generate 3,054 million units annually ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Taj sparkles as Yamuna flows full

August 22nd, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 22 (IANS) Hundreds thronged the Yamuna ghats to pray and perform 'aarti' as the river flowed full behind the Taj Mahal, providing a fascinating view to tourists. "The ... Read more...

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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...

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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...

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US facilitating Pak-Afghan talks on bilateral water treaty

April 20th, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 20(ANI): The United States is facilitating initial talks between Pakistan and Afghanistan on a bilateral water treaty as part of its efforts for trilateral water cooperation, according to informed sources.US-led ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Will there be another Kosi disaster?

November 29th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
By M.B VermaDarbhanga (Bihar), Nov.29 (ANI): The River Kosi in north Bihar has always been defiant and unpredictable. Having its origin in neighbouring Nepal, its downstream flow is through the flat plains ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Yamuna floods ghats in Mathura

September 24th, 2010 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Vrindavan, Sep 24 (IANS) The swollen Yamuna has submerged several ghats along its banks here in Vrindavan. Cheer ghat, Brambhri ghat, Govind ghat and, for the first time, Kalidah ghat are in a ... Read more...

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Years of river mismanagement behind massive Pak flooding

August 17th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.17 (ANI): Years of river mismanagement have made the massive floods in Pakistan, which have inundated a fifth of the country and rendered millions of people homeless, worse, experts have ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Cholera epidemics in Bangladesh linked to Bengal Delta River discharge

November 5th, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): In Bangladesh, cholera epidemics occur twice a year - in the spring and again in the fall. But the mechanisms behind these unique dual outbreaks are not fully ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bihar asks Nepal to secure Kosi embankments

July 10th, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 10 (IANS) Fearing a repeat of last year's devastating floods, the Bihar government has requested Nepal to deploy armed security forces on embankments of the Kosi river to ensure that ... Read more...

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Pak to get minute-to-minute info on river flow from India

June 18th, 2009 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, June 18 (ANI): In an effort to minimize damage caused by floods in the country, Pakistan has made arrangements with India to receive minute-to-minute detailed information about river flows in the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Nathpa Jhakri project remains closed for seventh day

June 17th, 2008 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 17 (IANS) The 1,500 MW Nathpa Jhakri Hydropower Project in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh remained closed for the seventh day Tuesday because of the high silt level. The silt ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Humans behind diminishing water flow in the West

February 1st, 2008 - 1:12 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): A collaborative study has found the reason behind the diminishing water flow in the Western United States humans.Since the Rocky Mountains have warmed by 2 degrees Fahrenheit, the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |