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Punjab objects to centre’s move on water

July 22nd, 2012 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 22 (IANS) Punjab has objected to a move by the central government to transfer the subject of water from the state list to the concurrent list, accusing ... Read more...

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Assam demands Rs.3,460 crore for repairing embankments

July 9th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 9 (IANS) Fearing more floods in the state, the Assam government Monday demanded Rs.3,460 crore from the central government to raise and strengthen embankments across the state.Water Resource ... Read more...

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Maharashtra left with only 13 percent water in reservoirs

June 27th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) A day after authorities warned of water rationing in the state capital, Maharashtra Wednesday said tough times may be ahead with only 13 percent water left ... Read more...

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Malaysia to give $35 mn for Bangladesh water project

January 31st, 2012 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 31 (IANS) Malaysia will give Bangladesh $35 million for a state Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) project that will generate an additional 150 million litres of water in ... Read more...

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Government considering special tribunal on water disputes

October 31st, 2011 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Minister for Water Resources Pawan Kumar Bansal said here Monday that the government was considering suggestions for setting up a "standing tribunal" to deal with ... Read more...

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Activists demand fresh study on Orissa thermal plants

September 21st, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 21 (IANS) The Orissa government should conduct a fresh study on thermal power plants in the state, civil society groups said Wednesday, a day after the National Green ... Read more...

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Bansal wants rational pricing of water (Lead)

July 27th, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Calling for efficient use of water, notably in irrigation, Water Resources Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal Wednesday said the scarce and precious resource should be adequately ... Read more...

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NGO opposes proposed water allocation plan

April 27th, 2011 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 26 (IANS) A central government-appointed panel's proposal of market linked allotment of water will lead to the resource being treated as a commercial commodity and will trigger more ... Read more...

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Report on changes in water issues launched

March 17th, 2011 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) A report focusing on changes in water issues in the country like declining water availability and unsustainable and inequitable use of water was launched Wednesday ... Read more...

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Cauvery river issue hots up between Tamil Nadu, Karnataka

October 28th, 2010 - 10:19 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Oct.28 (ANI): The decades long dispute over sharing of waters from River Cauvery has once again ignited social and political rivalry between the states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.The decades old ... Read more...

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‘Swiss-style voting can end mining woes’

September 4th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 4 (IANS) A suitably-adapted Swiss-referendum style mode of grassroots governance could control excess mining in Goa and other parts of the country, convenor of the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) ... Read more...

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West Bengal minister down with swine flu

July 15th, 2010 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 15 (IANS) A West Bengal minister was among three people who tested positive for swine flu in the state since Wednesday evening, a health official Thursday said. State Water Resource Minister ... Read more...

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Over 8000 MDMK activists arrested for protesting over Mullaperiyar Dam issue

May 29th, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Coimbatore, May 29 (ANI): Over 8000 activists of the regional Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) party courted arrest near the Kerala border on Friday.They staged a road blockade against the Kerala ... Read more...

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Arunachal gets grant for sanitation

April 8th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) With an aim to ensure total sanitation that includes doing away with the practice of open defecation in rural areas, the central government has released a grant ... Read more...

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DMK opposes apex court’s Mullaperiyar dam panel (Lead)

February 20th, 2010 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 20 (IANS) A day after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi said that the state had not lost anything in the Mullaperiyar dam case, his party Saturday voiced its ... Read more...

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Delhi has paid over Rs.200 crore for Himachal dam: Dhumal

August 7th, 2009 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 7 (IANS) The Delhi government has provided Rs.214.83 crore to Himachal Pradesh for a hydroelectric project that will provide drinking water to the national capital, Himachal Chief Minister Prem Kumar ... Read more...

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Farmers in Bihar fear crop loss due to monsoon delay

August 1st, 2009 - 8:36 pm ICT by ANI
Vaishali (Bihar), Aug 1(ANI): Farmers in Bihar's Vaishali district are a worried lot as inadequate rains have resulted in parched farms and fear is mounting that their saplings may dry if it ... Read more...

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Orissa flood death toll rises to 26

July 16th, 2009 - 7:48 pm ICT by ANI
Bhubaneshwar, July 16 (ANI): Water levels in most rivers in Orissa are flowing above the danger mark following heavy rains across the State.Water levels in major rivers, including Mahanadi, Brahmani, Baitarani, ... Read more...

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Actor-politician Vijayakanth accuses national parties of neglect

April 15th, 2009 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 15 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician and DMDK leader Vijayakanth Wednesday charged the national parties, like the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), of indulging in "double standards" on issues relating ... Read more...

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Bihar Govt rejects CBI probe demand in Koshi breach

February 25th, 2009 - 8:45 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, Feb. 25 (ANI): The Bihar Government has rejected Opposition''s demand for a CBI investigation into Koshi breach. The Kosi River breach embankment at Kusaha in Nepal had caused massive floods ... Read more...

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Sikkim’’s former CM sentenced to six-month jail in

October 25th, 2008 - 9:38 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 25 (ANI): Former Sikkim Chief Minister Nar Bahadur Bhandari was today convicted for bungling in the state water scam by a CBI court in Gangtok and sentenced to ... Read more...

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Kerala Water Resource Minister calls on Dr. Raghuvansh Prasad Singh

August 7th, 2008 - 10:27 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, August 7 (ANI): Union Rural Development Minister Dr. Raghuvansh Prasad Singh has assured the Kerala State Water Resource Minister N. Premachandran of all the required assistance in tackling the ... Read more...

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Maharashtra to impose severe power saving measures

July 24th, 2008 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) With the power scenario in the state grim due to poor monsoon, the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd (Mahadiscom) has imposed a 10 percent cut on electricity ... Read more...

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