state water resources

Karnataka crisis: nine ministers withdraw resignations (Second Lead)


July 2nd, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bangalore, July 2 (IANS) The political crisis in Karnataka was heading towards a solution, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said Monday after nine ministers loyal to former chief ... Read more...

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No problems in alliance, all united: UDF


May 1st, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 1 (IANS) Kerala's ruling United Democratic Front Tuesday denied any problem in its ranks, and termed Communist Party of India-Marxist's willingness to welcome back parties which quit the ... Read more...

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Little response to shutdown over new Mullaperiyar dam


January 18th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 18 (IANS) A statewide shutdown called to demand a new dam to replace the leaking structure at Mullaperiyar turned out to be a damp squib Wednesday.Barring the ... Read more...

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Union minister’s Mullaperiyar remark irks Kerala


January 16th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kottayam (Kerala), Jan 16 (IANS) Union Science and Technology Minister Ashwani Kumar's statement that the 115-year-old Mullaperiyar dam is safe has not gone down well in Kerala with ruling ... Read more...

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Chandy demands new dam in place of Mullaperiyar


December 21st, 2011 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 21 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Wednesday said a new dam should be built in place of the more than century-old Mullaperiyar Dam, reiterating that Tamil Nadu's ... Read more...

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Kerala fumes over Chidambaram’s Mullaperiyar dam statement


December 17th, 2011 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 17 (IANS) Irrespective of party affiliations, political leaders in Kerala Saturday slammed union Home Minister P. Chidamabram's purported statement on the Mullaperiyar dam.State Water Resources Minister P.J. ... Read more...

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Talks likely with Tamil Nadu on Mullaperiyar: Chandy


December 3rd, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 3 (IANS) Describing his visit to Delhi as a "success", Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Saturday said there was possibility of an early official level discussion ... Read more...

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Tremors, movie focus attention on controversial dam (Letter from Kerala)


November 27th, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 27 (IANS) A series of tremors since June and an explosive movie have again focussed attention on a dam in Kerala the state doesn't want but is ... Read more...

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Governor asks Orissa to probe dam ‘mismanagement’


October 5th, 2011 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Oct 5 (IANS) Orissa Governor Murlidhar Chandrakant Bhandare has asked the state government to investigate the alleged mismanagement of Hirakud dam which, according to the opposition, triggered massive floods ... Read more...

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Key suspect held in missing Rajasthan nurse case


September 30th, 2011 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Jodhpur, Sep 30 (IANS) Rajasthan Police Friday arrested a key suspect involved in the kidnapping of nurse Bhanwari Devi, who allegedly features in a CD in a compromising position with ... Read more...

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Rajasthan’s missing nurse asked to report on duty


September 28th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Jodhpur, Sep 28 (IANS) The Rajasthan government has issued notice to missing nurse Bhanwari Devi, who allegedly features in a CD in a compromising position with state Water Resources Minister ... Read more...

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Search for missing nurse more seriously: High court


September 26th, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Jodhpur, Sep 26 (IANS) The Rajasthan High Court Monday told the police to undertake "more serious efforts" in the search for a missing nurse who allegedly features on a CD ... Read more...

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Rajasthan minister named in FIR, opposition wants him out


September 24th, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Jodhpur, Sep 24 (IANS) Acting on a court's order, Rajasthan Police Saturday included state Water Resources Minister Mahipal Maderna as an accused in the disappearance of a nurse who ... Read more...

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Court summons to Kerala minister in lewd SMS case


September 17th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Thodupuzha (Kerala), Sep 17 (IANS) A court in this Kerala town has served summons on state Water Resources Minister P.J. Joseph seeking his appearance in a case of sending lewd ... Read more...

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40 percent rainwater lost in Goa: Study


August 12th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 12 (IANS) Goa loses nearly 40 percent of its rainwater due to natural discharge, a study of the state's groundwater resources has revealed.The study by the state's department ... Read more...

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Bihar flood situation grim as all rivers rise


July 7th, 2011 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 7 (IANS) All major rivers in northern Bihar were flowing above the danger mark Thursday, with flood-waters spreading to many areas and affecting more than three lakh people, ... Read more...

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On way to China, Nitish eyes tourism, trade tie-ups


June 11th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 11 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Saturday left for New Delhi from where he will leave for China Sunday to explore possibilities of investments in the ... Read more...

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Orissa objects to green signal to Polavaram project


January 7th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 7 (IANS) Orissa will move the Supreme Court against the clearance granted by a Central Water Commission panel to the multi-purpose Polavaram irrigation project in Andhra Pradesh, an official said ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu has executed major work at Mullaperiyar: Kerala


November 9th, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 9 (IANS) An expert committee appointed by the Kerala government Tuesday reported that Tamil Nadu has carried out extensive maintenance work at the ageing Mullaperiyar dam - a bone of ... Read more...

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Orissa to move Supreme Court against Polavaram project


August 30th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 30 (IANS) Orissa Monday said it will move the Supreme Court against the clearance granted by the union environment and forests ministry to the multi-purpose Polavaram irrigation project on ... Read more...

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Orissa demands withdrawal of clearance to Polavaram project


August 10th, 2010 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 9 (IANS) Orissa Monday said it has asked the central environment and forests ministry to withdraw clearance to the Polavaram project on river Godavari in Andhra Pradesh. "While granting the ... Read more...

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182 mining leases in Goa near water bodies: Minister


August 2nd, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 2 (IANS) In what could be a shot in the arm for anti-mining activists, government data tabled during the monsoon session of the Goa assembly reveals that over half of ... Read more...

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Increased security for Kerala’s Mullaperiyar dam


July 26th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 26 (IANS) Security would be increased for the Mullaperiyar dam in Kerala's Idukki district, specially in the wake of radical Muslim group Popular Front of India (PFI) being probed for ... Read more...

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‘Coke caused loss of Rs.216.26 crore in Kerala’


March 22nd, 2010 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 22 (IANS) Soft drink giant Coca Cola has caused socio-economic damage amounting to Rs.216.26 crore in Plachimada village of Kerala's Palakkad district, said a report submitted to state Water Resources ... Read more...

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ArcelorMittal picks new site for Karnataka plant


February 5th, 2010 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 5 (IANS) ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steelmaker, will set up an integrated steel plant at Kudithini in the iron ore mining Bellary district of north Karnataka at an estimated ... Read more...

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Global warming eroding Goa beaches: Governor


November 23rd, 2009 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 23 (IANS) Goa Governor S.S. Sidhu Monday warned that the ill-effects of global warming were fast knocking at the state's doors and eroding its beaches. Speaking at a civic reception ... Read more...

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Bihar upset over advise against using Ganga water


August 30th, 2009 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 30 (IANS) Bihar is upset over the central government's advise against using water from the Ganga river during the lean period and set up its own reservoirs instead. The state ... Read more...

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Flood cripples normal life in eleven Bihar districts


August 30th, 2009 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, Aug 30 (ANI): Over 15 lakh people continue to reel under the deluge in Bihar's 11 districts, as all rivers in the state are continue to be spate.According to the Central ... Read more...

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Flood situation remains grim in UP, Bihar


August 22nd, 2009 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Lucknow/Patna, Aug 22 (ANI): The flood situation remains grim in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, as all rivers in both states are flowing above the danger mark.Bihar recorded eleven deaths, while sixteen people ... Read more...

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JD-U MP demands removal of Bihar water resources minister


August 3rd, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 3 (IANS) An MP of Bihar's ruling Janata Dal (United) Monday demanded removal of state Water Resources Minister Bijendra Prasad Yadav following a breach in the embankment of Bagmati river ... Read more...

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Nitish Kumar orders immediate deployment of NDRF in Bihar


August 1st, 2009 - 6:48 pm ICT by ANI
Sitamarhi (Bihar), Aug. 1(ANI): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday ordered the immediate deployment of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel in areas which were affected by the swirling waters of ... Read more...

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Kerala assembly demands a new dam at Mullaperiyar


July 24th, 2009 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 24 (IANS) The Kerala assembly Friday passed unanimously a resolution demanding that the central government take the lead in resolving the Mullaperiyar dam issue, allowing the state government to construct ... Read more...

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Seven Goa beaches under erosion threat: Minister


July 20th, 2009 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 20 (IANS) Seven beaches of Goa, where many popular tourist resorts were located, are reeling under the threat of sea erosion, state Water Resources Minister Filipe Neri Rodrigues said. "In all, ... Read more...

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Bhilai Steel Plant faces water scarcity


June 26th, 2009 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 26 (IANS) Faced with a rare water crisis that could hit production, state-run steel manufacturing unit Bhilai Steel Plant is now seeking the Chhattisgarh government's help for making alternative arrangements ... Read more...

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Kerala Govt. to seek Manmohan Singh’s intervention in water dispute


June 15th, 2009 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
Thiruvananthapuram, June 15 (ANI): Kerala's State Water Resources Minister N K Premachandran on Monday said that CM V. S. Achuthanandan would write to Prime Minister seeking his intervention to resolve the ... Read more...

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