rivers and streams

Flood alert in Kashmir


September 10th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 10 (IANS) As the water level in all the major rivers and streams of the Kashmir Valley continued to rise after incessant rain in the last four ... Read more...

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33 people rescued from flash floods in Kashmir


September 9th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 9 (IANS) Thirty-three people caught in flash floods were rescued after a seven-hour operation in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district Sunday, an official said.Aamir Ali, incharge of the ... Read more...

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Himachal likely to get 50,000 weekend tourists


August 9th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla/Manali, Aug 9 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh is expected to get nearly 50,000 tourists during the three-day weekend starting with the Janmashtami holiday Friday, officials said Thursday.According to tourism department estimates, ... Read more...

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Rescue the dying Yamuna to save the Taj, appeal activists


March 25th, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, March 25 (IANS) Hundreds of activists, students and senior citizens walked along the banks of the bone-dry river Yamuna in Agra Sunday in a symbolic rally to highlight the ... Read more...

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Kingfisher is Britain’s most loved bird


January 1st, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 1 (IANS) The kingfisher has toppled the robin red breast as Britain's most loved bird.Kingfisher numbers are so low in the country that it has been officially given ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Valley, Ladakh in for another cold wave spell


December 21st, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 21 (IANS) After moderate snowfall in the mountains and light rain in the plains during the last two days, the Kashmir Valley and Ladakh are in for another ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Fresh snow brings relief in Kashmir


December 20th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 20 (IANS) The fortnight-long cold wave across the Kashmir Valley broke Tuesday as mountains received fresh snowfall, making locals heave a sigh of relief.The Sonamarg tourist resort received ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Hurricane Irene toll is 38; 5 mn in US still without power


August 30th, 2011 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 30 (IANS) More than five million homes and businesses are still without power with upstate New York and Vermont flooded in the aftermath of hurricane Irene that claimed ... Read more...

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It will be a wet Himachal this weekend


August 13th, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 13 (IANS) If you are heading to Himachal Pradesh this extended weekend, beware: the weatherman is predicting heavy rains.Nearly 100,000 tourists, mainly from north India, are expected to ... Read more...

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Beware of fatal fall in Himachal rivers


June 2nd, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla/Manali, June 2 (IANS) Next time you feel adventurous while staring at a waterfall and plan to jump into the rippling river, think again. A slew of accidents has led ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Kashmir’s trouts in troubled waters


April 16th, 2011 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 16 (IANS) There was a time in this beautiful state of mountains and valleys when horses were not allowed to cross the mountain streams for fear of trout ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

PETA’s ‘open offer’ to model who wants to bare all


April 1st, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) The People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Friday made an 'open offer' to model Poonam Pandey - who has expressed her intention to bare all ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Laser technology to help track E. coli


January 15th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): Scientists have turned to a simple, automated method of tracking E. coli, which could reduce the incidence of waterborne disease outbreaks.The technique uses a laser to detect and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Freshwater methane emission changes greenhouse gas equation


January 7th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): Greenhouse gas uptake by continents is less than previously thought because of methane emissions from freshwater areas, to newly released data by an international team of scientists.John Downing ... Read more...

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Global waterways fuelling growth of greenhouse gas nitrous oxide


December 21st, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): A new study has revealed that a potent greenhouse gas called nitrous oxide has increased by more than 20 percent over the last century - and human activities ... Read more...

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Nature and humans destroying aquatic food webs


October 16th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): A new research has suggested that humans and nature itself are making it tough for rivers to continue in their central role to support fish species.Globally, rivers and ... Read more...

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Himachal rivers may abate, ease Punjab, Haryana floods


September 10th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 10 (IANS) The flow in rivers and streams running downstream from Himachal Pradesh to neighbouring Punjab and Haryana is likely to abate as the rains are receding, the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Gastroenteritis outbreak spreads panic in Budgam


August 23rd, 2010 - 7:55 pm ICT by ANI
By Parvez ButtBudgam (Jammu and Kashmir), Aug 23 (ANI): Two people have died of gastroenteritis in Budgam district, and as a result, panic buttons have been pressed in the area due to ... Read more...

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Controlling urban growth, increasing forested land may prevent floods


August 20th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): A new study has suggested that a check on urban growth and increasing forested land are the most effective ways to decrease future water runoff and flooding.Bryan Pijanowski ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

I glow like Sonam thanks to the Dead Sea


August 10th, 2010 - 7:01 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, Aug.10 (ANI): No seriously I do. At least, I was supposed to. On a study tour to Israel, a group of Indian journalists were taken to the Dead Sea, which ... Read more...

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Heavy rains, floods affect life in parts of Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal


July 24th, 2010 - 10:56 pm ICT by ANI
Faizabad (U.P.) / Siliguri (West Bengal), July 24 (ANI): Incessant rainfall and flood water have badly affected general life in different parts of the country. Heavy rains in Uttar Pradesh's Faizabad District ... Read more...

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Heinrich Himmler was duped into believing sand could be turned into gold


July 20th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 20(ANI): A book has claimed that Heinrich Himmler, chief of the SS - a major Nazi organization under Adolf Hitler- had set up a secret unit in the Dachau concentration ... Read more...

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Flood alert in Kashmir Valley


May 29th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 29 (IANS) Incessant rains in the Kashmir Valley have raised the water level in the Jhelum river to the danger mark, prompting the authorities to sound a flood alert. The ... Read more...

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Rivers swell in Kashmir Valley after rains


May 28th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 28 (IANS) Incessant rains have left the Kashmir Valley's rivers and streams swollen, prompting authorities to issue a flood alert for Friday. "There will be rain and thundershowers across the valley ... Read more...

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Srinagar-Leh highway closed after snowfall


May 28th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 28 (IANS) The Srinagar-Leh highway was closed Saturday following heavy rains and fresh snowfall in the Zojilla Pass area of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said. The 475-km long highway connects the ... Read more...

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Arunachal students group demands Ramesh’s resignation


May 11th, 2010 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Itanagar, May 10 (IANS) The All Arunachal Pradesh Student Union (AAPSU) Monday demanded the resignation of Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh for advocating Chinese expertise to implement hydrological projects in Arunachal Pradesh. ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Floods threaten Kashmir Valley after incessant rains


May 6th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 6 (IANS) Low lying areas in the Kashmir Valley faced the prospect of floods Thursday with water levels in all major rivers and streams rising alarmingly following two days of ... Read more...

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PepsiCo builds check dams to facilitate farming in Maharashtra


November 16th, 2009 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Aurangabad, Nov 16 (ANI): PepsiCo India, the country's leading food and beverage company, on Sunday announced plaus for the construction of 13 check dams and 100 recharge ponds at Wahegaon village in ... Read more...

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Common pills, plastics making male fish lay eggs


October 11th, 2009 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 11 (ANI): Plastics, pesticides and even common prescription drugs are releasing synthetic and natural hormones into rivers and streams, which is leading to unintended consequences on wildlife, causing some male ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Poor monsoon lowered hydro electricity generation in HP


August 29th, 2009 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Kullu (HP), Aug. 29 (ANI): Scanty rains have resulted in low hydro electricity generation in Himachal Pradesh this year.Lack of snowfall is being attributed as another big reason that affected the flow ... Read more...

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Orissa flood toll rises to 41


July 23rd, 2009 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 23 (IANS) The death tally in Orissa's flash floods, due to nearly two weeks of incessant rains, went up to 41 Thursday even as the officials said the water level ... Read more...

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Heavy rains take toll of 11 in Madhya Pradesh


July 23rd, 2009 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, July 23 (IANS) At least 11 people have died in the heavy rains lashing Madhya Pradesh for the third consecutive day Thursday, officials here said. Some roads have been blocked temporarily ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Holiday declared in schools as more rains to hit Orissa (Second lead)


July 20th, 2009 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 20 (IANS) Flood battered Orissa Monday declared holidays for two days starting Tuesday in all schools in Orissa's Balasore district anticipating massive rains in the region due to a depression ... Read more...

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Orissa flash floods toll 36, hundreds rescued


July 20th, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 20 (IANS) The flash floods that were triggered by heavy monsoon rains continued to play havoc in Orissa with the death toll climbing to 36 on Monday and officials rescuing ... Read more...

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Artificial sweeteners detected in German waste water


June 18th, 2009 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): Scientists, using a new analytical method, have been able to demonstrate the presence of several artificial sweeteners in waste water in Germany.The method, which simultaneously extracts and ... Read more...

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