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UN, Coca-Cola water project to impact a million people


September 4th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Naples (Italy), Sep 4 (IANS) UN and Coca-Cola have announced here the expansion of their partnership on water sustainibility to 10 countries that will impact over a million people in ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Solar based drinking water system in Maoist-hit areas


August 24th, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The government plans to install 10,000 solar power based water systems to supply safe drinking water to the people in 78 Maoist-affected areas, the Lok ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

2,000 fall sick in Philippines relief centres


August 10th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Aug 10 (IANS) About 2,000 people have fallen ill at flood relief centres in the Philippines, an official said Friday.They have complained of infection, fever, skin diseases and diarrhoea, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

‘Pregnant women more vulnerable to Hepatitis E-induced liver failure’ (July 28 is World Hepatitis Day)


July 26th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) In one of the widest single-centre studies conducted by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here, it was found that water-borne Hepatitis E ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

19 years on, water woes continue to haunt Taj city


May 21st, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, May 21 (IANS) Nineteen years after many people died in a water tragedy that struck the Taj city, residents of Agra continue to battle water pollution in the Yamuna ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Paper strips will promptly detect harmful bugs in pools


May 1st, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 1 (IANS) Researchers have developed a rapid test using a simple paper strip that can detect E. coli in swimming pools within minutes.The new tool, developed by McMaster ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Wind turbine produces water out of thin air


May 1st, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 1 (IANS) Imagine wind turbines that conjure drinking water out of thin air and how they could help developing countries overcome their water scarcity. French engineering firm Eole ... Read more...

Posted in World |

30mn Indian school children have no access to toilets


April 25th, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Nearly 30 million school children in the country still have no access to toilets, even as schools have made significant progress in providing the facility ... Read more...

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Afghanistan seeks Indian help in water infrastructure


April 24th, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) With long years of conflict reducing the area under irrigation, Afghanistan is looking for assistance from India and other "friendly countries" in building its ... Read more...

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Hello, This Is Nature’s Call From A Garbage Heap!


April 7th, 2012 - 1:15 am ICT by admin
By Shobha Shukla- WORLD HEALTH DAY -(CNS): Safe drinking water and proper sanitation facilities are basic necessities of life and the likes of you and me perhaps have never ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

No access to toilets for half of Jammu and Kashmir households


March 28th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 28 (IANS) Almost half of Jammu and Kashmir's two million households don't have access to toilets and only 900,000 have water taps in their homes, revealed figures released ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

When it’s about drinking water, Maoists help government


March 11th, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Ranchi (Jharkhand), March 11 (IANS) Maoists might not welcome roads - fearing these would provide access to their hideouts - but extend full "cooperation" to the government machinery when it ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

A sheep farm vs Kashmir’s dwindling Hanguls (With Images)


February 28th, 2012 - 11:04 am ICT by IANS
Dachigam National Park (Jammu and Kashmir), Feb 28 (IANS) It is Kashmir's pride, but its numbers have been dwindling rapidly over the years and stands at just over 200. Besides ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Asia-Pacific unlikely to meet hunger, child mortality goals


February 17th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Asia-Pacific region has made big gains in reducing poverty, but is unlikely to meet the targets of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on eradicating ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Organic, baby foods high in arsenic content


February 17th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) All those who swear by organic food or prefer baby food formulas are in for a rude shock - they may be high in arsenic content, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Kashmir reverberates with prayers on Eid-e-Milad


February 5th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 5 (IANS) Despite rain and snow, thousands of Kashmiris Sunday celebrated the birthday of the founder of Islam, Prophet Muhammad, spending the night in mosques and shrines of ... Read more...

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Cancer chemical found in Chinese river


January 21st, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 21 (IANS) High levels of a cancer-causing heavy metal and arsenic have been discovered in a river and reservoir in southern China.Despite efforts to dilute the pollution, carcinogenic ... Read more...

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Jammu-Srinagar highway re-opens for one-way traffic


January 19th, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 18 (IANS) The over 300-km long Jammu-Srinagar national highway was thrown open for one-way traffic towards Srinagar even as the Kashmir Valley received fresh snowfall Wednesday evening, the ... Read more...

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Jammu-Srinagar highway re-opens for one-way traffic (With Images)


January 19th, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 18 (IANS) The over 300-km long Jammu-Srinagar national highway was thrown open for one-way traffic towards Srinagar even as the Kashmir Valley received fresh snowfall Wednesday evening, the ... Read more...

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More than 5 million still affected by floods in Pakistan


November 26th, 2011 - 11:04 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- More than five million people are currently still being affected by this year's flooding in parts of Pakistan, requiring urgent humanitarian assistance, the United Nations (UN) said ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Stocks run out in Pakistan’s flood-hit areas: UN


October 30th, 2011 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 29 (IANS) The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said Saturday that needs of flood-hit Pakistani people are rising as winter approaches and reported outbreaks ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Major diseases get only 10 percent of research funds: Expert


October 26th, 2011 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Sonipat (Haryana), Oct 25 (IANS) Diseases accounting for 90 percent of the global disease burden receive only 10 percent of all medical research worldwide, said a Yale University professor here ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Mass diseases not being fought properly: expert


October 25th, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Sonepat (Haryana), Oct 25 (IANS) Diseases that account for 90 percent of the global disease burden receive only 10 percent of all medical research worldwide, an expert said Tuesday.Pneumonia, diarrhoea, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

New India will take shape if black money is brought back: Advani


October 21st, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Oct 21 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Friday said a new India would take shape if the black money stashed abroad is brought back to ... Read more...

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China to hike investment in water conservation projects


October 12th, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 12 (IANS) China will continue to increase its investment in water conservation infrastructure, an official said Wednesday.This year China had invested nearly 260 billion yuan ($40.63 billion) in ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Aid for Haiti a priority as 600,000 still live in camps following quake


October 6th, 2011 - 1:25 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- More than 600,000 people in Haiti are still living in camps after last year's devastating earthquake, the United Nations (UN) said on Wednesday, emphasizing the ongoing need ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

2.5 mn Pakistanis need flood aid


October 2nd, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 2 (IANS) Over 2.5 million people affected by floods in Pakistan are in desperate need of food, drinking water and sanitation facilities, the UN has said.According to Humaira ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

UN calls for over $350 mn to help flood-hit Pakistan


September 20th, 2011 - 8:06 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 20 (IANS) The UN has made an appeal for around $357 million to help the Pakistani government in providing assistance to over five million people affected by ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

60 percent of Islamabad water samples test unsafe: Report


September 9th, 2011 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 8 (IANS) Nearly 60 percent of water samples collected from Islamabad have tested unsafe for drinking, a media report said Thursday.The Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Woodland ties with Unicef to provide safe drinking water


September 1st, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Apparel brand Woodland has partnered with Unicef to provide safe drinking water to families in Chandrapur district in eastern Maharashtra."As part of the alliance, Woodland ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Dhaka third least liveable city: Survey


August 31st, 2011 - 6:22 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 31 (IANS) Dhaka has been rated third least liveable city in the world in a survey of 140 cities worldwide by a UK-based market research company.In 2009, Dhaka ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Only one in four Indian villages has drinking water


August 30th, 2011 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Only about 400,000 villages of a total of 1.6 million -- or just about one in four -- in India have partial drinking water facility, ... Read more...

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Floods trigger epidemic fears in Meghalaya


August 22nd, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Tura (Meghalaya), Aug 22 (IANS) Health authorities in flood-ravaged Garo Hills region of Meghalaya Monday said they feared an epidemic once the floodwaters recede if precautions are not taken."We are ... Read more...

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Himachal to install water filters in 3,000 schools


August 12th, 2011 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 11 (IANS) To provide safe drinking water to schoolchildren, the Himachal Pradesh government has decided to install water filters in 3,000 primary schools, a minister said here Thursday."Terafil ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

‘Irregularity in rural health fund spending in Uttar Pradesh’


August 9th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) A central team that reviewed fund management under the National Rural Health Mission in Uttar Pradesh found "irregularity" in award of contracts for procuring emergency ... Read more...

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