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Akhilesh promises action on Agra projects, power complaints


September 10th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 10 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Monday announced more funds for developmental schemes languishing in the Taj city and action on some of the most pressing ... Read more...

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New water supply model will help private players: Experts


August 8th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The absence of regulatory mechanism in the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model in the water sector will help private players make profit rather than solve ... Read more...

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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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Let civic agency manage Delhi’s water supply: Mayor


July 6th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) At a time when the national capital is reeling under a water crisis, mayor of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation Meera Aggarwal Friday said ... Read more...

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Heavy rains lash Mumbai, disrupt traffic (Lead)


June 28th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 28 (IANS) Heavy rains, the first major showers of the delayed monsoon, lashed Mumbai Thursday. Though rail and road traffic was disrupted and hundreds of commuters were inconvenienced, ... Read more...

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Heavy rains lash Mumbai, disrupt normal life


June 28th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 28 (IANS) Heavy rains lashed the city Thursday disrupting rail and road traffic and causing inconvenience to commuters, officials said. According to the weather office, more rain is ... Read more...

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Mumbai faces water cuts after July 15


June 26th, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) It is monsoon time, and Mumbai, famous for its heavy showers and rainy season, is, ironically, about to face cuts in water supply.The warning of likely ... Read more...

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Mumbai, Maharashtra face grave water crisis


June 25th, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) As the monsoon continues to play truant, Maharashtra stands on the threshold of a grave water crisis, a top official indicated here Monday.Ringing alarm bells, Deputy ... Read more...

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Delhi thirsty for water, crisis to deepen


June 21st, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) A serious water shortage in the peak summer months has made life miserable for hundreds of thousands in the Indian capital, sparking street protests. Experts ... Read more...

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Delhi, Haryana chief ministers meet on water crisis


June 18th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit met her Haryana counterpart B.S Hooda Monday in an effort to resolve the ongoing water crisis in the national capital, ... Read more...

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Water crisis in Delhi as Haryana cuts supply (With Image)


June 16th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Water woes continued to haunt the national capital as supply of water to Delhi's various treatment plants from neighbouring Haryana remained cut, a Delhi Jal ... Read more...

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Islamabad battles water crisis


June 16th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 16 (IANS) Pakistani capital Islamabad seems to be headed for a hard time following no rains. The city is left with water barely enough to sustain its requirements ... Read more...

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Man killed over water in Uttar Pradesh


June 7th, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 7 (IANS) A middle-aged man was killed over filling water from a municipality tap in an Uttar Pradesh town, police said.Yaseen Khan, 40, was filling water from a ... Read more...

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Pakistan power shortfall reaches 6,000 MW


May 27th, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 27 (IANS) Pakistan's electricity shortfall has reached 6,000 MW, leading to an increase in unannounced loadshedding, the state-run power company has said.According to Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO), ... Read more...

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Maharashtra CM rushes Delhi to seek central aid


May 8th, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) Alarmed by the foodgrain and water scarcity gripping the state at the height of summer, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan Monday rushed to New Delhi ... Read more...

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Threat of water crisis in Maharashtra: Governor


May 4th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) Sounding an alarm bell, Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan Friday warned of a severe water crisis if the state government failed to complete the pending and on-going ... Read more...

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In 40 years, US could face water crisis


February 17th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) Global warming and climate change are likely to unfold a water crisis in the United States within the next 40 years, says a new report.It concluded ... Read more...

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Global conference to focus on water crisis


November 16th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) With water predicted to become an arena of conflict, experts from around the world, including China, Pakistan, Britain and Bangladesh, will gather here later this ... Read more...

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Rural Bengal to get drinking water by 2020


July 26th, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 26 (IANS) The West Bengal government has taken up a project to provide 70 liters of drinking water to each rural family by 2020."We have taken up a ... Read more...

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Shekhar Kapur’s ‘Paani’ to focus on water wars


July 10th, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur will begin shooting his new mega production "Paani" (Water) in November."I will begin shooting in November. The movie is about water wars ... Read more...

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Shimla goes without water


June 24th, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 24 (IANS) This popular tourist town of Himachal Pradesh, once the favourite summer retreat of the British, has been facing an acute water shortage for the past three ... Read more...

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Floods kill 50 in China


June 11th, 2011 - 10:08 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 11 (IANS) After droughts, it is now turn for floods in China, wreaking havoc in major agricultural provinces that left at least 50 people dead and 40 missing.The ... Read more...

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Taj city’s daily struggle for water


May 25th, 2011 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
Agra, May 25 (IANS) The city of the Taj Mahal is becoming infamous for its dirty and scarce drinking water. Despite being situated on the banks of the river Yamuna, ... Read more...

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Tanker train to help water scarce areas of Jharkhand


April 10th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Jamshedpur, Apr 10 (ANI): The railway authorities in Jharkhand allotted a tanker train to supply water to the water scarce regions of city.With the temperature rising, people of Jamshedpur are undergoing severe ... Read more...

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Munda’s Germany visit amid state crisis creates heat


April 8th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 8 (IANS) At a time when Jharkhand is battling a water crisis and over one lakh people have been affected by a demolition drive here, Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Delhi seeks Japanese agency’s help to end water crisis


April 6th, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) Wednesday informed the Delhi High Court that it will be taking Japan International Cooperation Agency's (JICA) help for preparing the ... Read more...

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Protests continue in Bihar against power crisis


March 28th, 2011 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 28 (IANS) Protests against acute power shortages continued in Bihar for the fourth consecutive day Monday, thousands of people blocking roads, ransacking electricity board offices and burning ... Read more...

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Orissa’s energy plans to trigger water crisis: NGO


March 22nd, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 22 (IANS) As the world celebrated World Water Day Tuesday, a water watchdog said Orissa seriously needs to rethink its energy plans.The Orissa government has drafted an action ... Read more...

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Kumari Selja emphasises need for adapting various ways of conserving water


March 22nd, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 22 (ANI): Union Minister of Tourism, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja on Tuesday emphasized the importance of water conservation, its judicious use and proper management if the ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh plans inter-linking of rivers


March 18th, 2011 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, March 18 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh government has prepared a draft proposal for inter-linking of rivers in the state and the work is likely to begin from April, an official ... Read more...

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Jharkhand stares at harsh summer as water sources shrink


March 16th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, March 16 (IANS) "The biggest problem in Ranchi is water," says 55-year-old V.N. Singh, as he stands sweating in a serpentine queue in front of a water tanker in ... Read more...

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Meghalaya mulls water policy for groundwater conservation


March 11th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, March 11 (IANS) The Meghalaya government Friday proposed framing a water policy to tackle the depleting groundwater table in the state.Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, who termed the matter as ... Read more...

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Agra battles water crisis as Yamuna is highly polluted


January 17th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Jan 17 (IANS) Agra has been battling a water crisis for over a month now as the sewer and industrial effluents have polluted the Yamuna river, causing an inadequate water supply ... Read more...

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Adequate water supply by evening in Delhi (Lead)


December 29th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) Taps in some parts of Delhi went dry Wednesday morning as two of the main treatment plants were shut due to high levels of ammonia in the ... Read more...

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Delhi faces water crisis, two treatment plants shut down


December 29th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) Parts of Delhi woke up to a water crisis Wednesday as two of the main water treatment plants in the city were shut down by the Delhi ... Read more...

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