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‘Use social meida to spread awareness about water conservation’


July 29th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, who is making a film on water scarcity with Hrithik Roshan in the lead, feels one awareness about the issue can ... Read more...

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‘Delayed monsoon to affect credit offtake in farm sector’


July 9th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 9 (IANS) The delayed monsoon in the country will hit the banking sector as it is set to affect credit offtake in the farm sector, a top official ... Read more...

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IGNOU launches courses in water conservation


April 9th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has started its admission process for two special courses in water harvesting, a statement said Monday. Admissions are ... Read more...

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Beijing mulls water curbs


March 26th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 26 (IANS) In a bid to conserve water in the arid Chinese capital, Beijing authorities are pondering to restrict water usage by bathhouses, golf courses and ski ... Read more...

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World Bank to give Pakistan $1 bn


March 21st, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 21 (IANS) The World Bank has approved two projects totaling $1.09 billion to boost Pakistan's electricity supply and irrigation sectors.The first project will cost $840 million and will ... Read more...

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Water shortage affecting industries: FICCI


January 8th, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) After power shortage, water scarcity will be the next growth barrier in India. Inadequate availability of water is becoming an area of concern for industries, ... Read more...

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2008 Bihar floods caused by faulty construction: Nepali ex-minister


November 22nd, 2011 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The 2008 floods in Bihar were not due to an increase in the volume of water in the Kosi river but faulty construction by corrupt ... Read more...

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China to build dam in Mauritius


October 10th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 10 (IANS) The China Three Gorges Corp. (CTGPC), the operator of China's largest water control programme, has signed a contract with the Mauritian government to build a water ... Read more...

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Pearson India flags off rural school library project


September 5th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The Pearson Foundation Monday joined the ?Support My School? (SMS) initiative - a public-private partnership which aims to create a healthy environment for children to ... Read more...

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Short film ‘Ghor Ghor Rani’ at film fest


August 23rd, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Aug 23 (IANS) Short film "Ghor Ghor Rani", which talks about water conservation, will be screened at the 6th edition of international film festival Voices from the Waters 2011 ... Read more...

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Government to discuss water management with chief ministers


April 11th, 2011 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The government is planning to convene a meeting of chief ministers to discuss the issue of water management, Water Resources Minister Salman Khurshid said ... Read more...

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Uttarakhand villagers construct check dam to conserve water


April 9th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Nainital, Apr 9 (ANI): Villagers of Alchona village in Uttarakhand have constructed check dams to save their farms from water problems.Last year the check dam was washed away due to heavy rain ... Read more...

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China wants citizens to value water


March 22nd, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 22 (IANS) Keen to spread public awareness about water conservation, the Chinese government is encouraging its citizens to adapt novel water preservation methods.A day ahead of World Water ... Read more...

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Reservation issue for minorities does not concern Muslims alone: Salman Khurshid


March 19th, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 19 (ANI): Minister for Minority Affairs Salman Khurshid on Saturday said that reservation would be for all the minorities and not just for Muslims.While attending a rally on water ... Read more...

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Need to conserve ground water: Minister


March 10th, 2011 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 10 (IANS) Changing lifestyle and increasing population are putting increasing pressure on the already depleting ground water reserves, and there is urgent need to conserve it, Uttar Pradesh ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

New water policy by 2011, will include climate change impact


January 18th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Prashant Sood New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Nine years after the last document, work is on to put in shape a new water policy that will by the end of the ... Read more...

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Almost 8,000 MoUs worth $462 bn signed in Vibrant Gujarat: Modi


January 13th, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Jan 13 (IANS) Chief Minister Narendra Modi announced investment promises of Rs.20,83,000 crore ($462 billion) through 7,936 memoranda of understanding (MOUs), expected to generate employment opportunities for 5.2 million people ... Read more...

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US Navy probes top officer on aircraft carrier ‘making lewd videos’


January 3rd, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 3 (ANI): The US Navy has launched an investigation after it emerged that a senior officer aboard a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier had made a series of raunchy videos and then ... Read more...

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Dikshit inaugurates water conservation gallery


December 14th, 2010 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Tuesday inaugurated the 'Water and Waste-water Gallery' at the National Science Centre to spread awareness about water conservation. The gallery, an initiative of ... Read more...

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Wildlife film festival in Bhubaneswar


December 2nd, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0By Sarada LahangirBhubaneswar, Dec.2 (ANI): Environmental activists organized a six-day-long Wildlife Travelling Film Festival & Environment Forum here to create awareness among students.The theme of the ... Read more...

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Shekhar Kapur rings the alarm bell for water conservation


September 29th, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
By Quaid Najmi Mumbai, Sep 29 (IANS) Internationally renowned filmmaker Shekhar Kapur has appealed to the people of India and rest of the world to conserve water which, he said, is a ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

‘Green buildings’ soon in UAE


July 7th, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 7 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has become the first region in the Middle East to begin work on environment-friendly government offices, dubbed "green buildings". The project will contribute towards ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh starts land takeover for mega power project


June 3rd, 2010 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 3 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh government Thursday said it has begun moves to acquire 2,500 acres in Surguja district for a 4,000 MW ultra mega power project. "Some 2,500 acres are needed ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh to go for water conservation


May 12th, 2010 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 12 (IANS) Chhattisgarh will go for a "massive water conservation" drive from May 16 to overcome a severe scarcity of drinking water, it was announced Wednesday. The decision was taken at ... Read more...

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US ambassador visits Dharavi slum


May 11th, 2010 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Dharavi in central Mumbai, known as Asia's largest slum, had an unusual but distinguished visitor Tuesday - US Ambassador to India Timothy J. Roemer. He spent time at the ... Read more...

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Pakistan agrees to bring perpetrators of 26/11 to justice


April 29th, 2010 - 10:36 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravi ShankarThimphu (Bhutan) April 29 (ANI): Pakistan on Thursday said that it will bring to justice all those responsible for the Mumbai terror attacks occurred last November in India.Addressing a ... Read more...

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India, Pak agree terrorism impeding peace efforts: Qureshi


April 29th, 2010 - 7:12 pm ICT by ANI
Thimpu, Apr.29 (ANI): Underlining that terrorism is impeding peace efforts between New Delhi and Islamabad, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that both nations have agreed to reduce the massive ... Read more...

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SAARC Summit: Peace imperative for regional development, says Gilani


April 28th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Thimpu, Apr.28 (ANI): Stressing that peace is imperative for regional development, Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that stabilising the region and establishing peace were his countries top priorities.Addressing ... Read more...

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Delhi celebrates Earth Day in varied hues (April 22 is Earth Day)


April 22nd, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) From taking a pledge to save water to taking part in a fun-filled event of creating something out of waste, the Indian capital Thursday celebrated Earth ... Read more...

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Jharkhand to ban use of agriculture land for industries


April 12th, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 12 (IANS) The Jharkhand government will soon formulate a law banning transfer of agriculture land for industrial use, Agriculture Minister Mathura Mahto said here Monday. "We will soon formulate a ... Read more...

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UNICEF cautions India over river pollution


March 22nd, 2010 - 9:52 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, March 22 (ANI): River pollution would remain a burden for the rural people of India for quite sometime, as the pollution is manmade, said Chief of Water and Environmental Sanitation ... Read more...

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Karnataka moots integrated IT city near Bangalore airport


February 25th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 25 (IANS) The Karnataka government would build an integrated IT city near the Bangalore international airport to attract more investments in the knowledge sector, Governor H.R. Bhardwaj said Thursday. "The state ... Read more...

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Green code unveiled for Commonwealth Games (Lead)


February 17th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Wednesday released the Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010 Ecological Code that outlines ways to cut down on carbon emissions during the mega sporting ... Read more...

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Maximise benefits of rural jobs scheme : PM


February 2nd, 2010 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday called for better coordination between the government's flagship rural jobs scheme and other matching welfare programmes to accelerate the development of ... Read more...

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Save water campaign organized in Maharashtra


January 17th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Jan 17 (ANI): Hundreds of school children participated in a campaign to create awareness about water conservation in Mumbai on Saturday.Organized by the NGO called 'I Love Mumbai', the event saw ... Read more...

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