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Punjab to check potable water quality


July 1st, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 1 (IANS) Amid allegations of potable water contamination, the Punjab government has decided to get a survey conducted to check the quality of water being supplied to residents, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

House panel concerned over railway food, water quality


May 21st, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) A parliamentary panel has expressed concern over the quality of food and drinking water in trains and at stations and has suggested several steps to ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Grow fresh tomatoes, beans on your roof tops


February 10th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 10 (IANS) People in cities can grow enough of lettuce, beans and tomatoes for consumption by utilising roof tops of the building they stay in."In our inFarming project ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Oldest living organism - seagrass discovered


February 8th, 2012 - 12:30 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sydney, Feb 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Australian scientists have discovered the world’s oldest living organisms – seagrass. They inhabit more than 2000 miles ranging from the country of Spain to Cyrus. The scientists ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

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...

Posted in Politics |

MCD flays Dikshit for water quality


September 22nd, 2011 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) The capital's water quality has not improved despite repeated reminders to Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, who is also the Delhi Jal Board chairman, the Municipal ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Two dead in China helicopter crash


August 18th, 2011 - 8:06 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 18 (IANS) At least two crew members died while two went missing after a police helicopter crashed into a water reservoir in Beijing, police said.There were five crew ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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...

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Checks on to ensure water quality: Delhi Jal Board


June 20th, 2011 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) Monday said it regularly checks the water quality right from the raw water supply stage till it reaches the consumer."To ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

India should deregulate diesel price: Planning Commission


May 31st, 2011 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The Planning Commission has recommended that the government deregulate the price of diesel, thus allowing the oil marketing companies to decide the market rates, a ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Trace amounts of radioactive material found in US


March 30th, 2011 - 6:36 am ICT by IANS
New York, March 30 (IANS) Trace amounts of radiation from Japan have been detected in New York State, State health officials were quoted as saying in a media report Tuesday."There ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Why dengue fever is a threat to urban population in developing nations


February 21st, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): A Vanier Canada Graduate Scholar has examined why dengue fever, a severe flu-like illness spread through the bite of mosquitoes, continues to threaten urban populations in many developing ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Japan extends Rs.2,557 crore loan to India


February 17th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Japan has extended India a Rs.2,557 crore ($568.22 million) loan to fund three projects related to agriculture, forestry and environment, an official statement said Thursday. Over two-thirds ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Overuse leading to decline in world’s phosphorus stock


February 15th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): A team of researchers has warned that overuse of phosphorus in the industrialized world may lead to global phosphorus stock getting depleted forever.Stephen Carpenter of the University of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Laser technology to help track E. coli


January 15th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): Scientists have turned to a simple, automated method of tracking E. coli, which could reduce the incidence of waterborne disease outbreaks.The technique uses a laser to detect and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

2 million fishes found dead in Maryland


January 10th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Maryland, Jan 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists say the recent killing of about 2 million fishes in Maryland may be due to the fact that the specie are outgrowing their habitat.The Maryland Department ... Read more...

Posted in World |

78,000 tonnes of garbage collected from Three Gorges Dam


December 12th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 11 (IANS) Sanitation workers have collected 78,000 tonnes of garbage from China's Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest hydro-power project on the Yangtze river in the country's southeast. More than ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Underground CO2 leakage could contaminate drinking water


November 12th, 2010 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): A new study has revealed that leakage of carbon dioxide injected deep underground to help fight climate change could turn up in drinking water aquifers near the surface, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Otters back from the brink of extinction in England


October 18th, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 18 (ANI): Environment Agency has revealed that the otter has made a remarkable comeback from the brink of extinction.Otters almost disappeared from England in the 1970s after pesticides routinely used ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

No problem with water quality of pools, says Games chief Fennell


October 10th, 2010 - 9:50 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.10 (ANI): Commonwealth Games Federation President Michael Fennell said on Sunday that there was no problem with the water quality of the pools and they were monitoring it constantly.Reportedly, few ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Confusion over ‘contaminated pool or Delhi belly’ being behind athlete illness at CWG


October 7th, 2010 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 7 (ANI): Confusion surrounds whether food at the Commonwealth Games village or contaminated water in the swimming pool is the reason behind a host of athletes reporting sick.The 'Delhi ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

CWG pool water quality blamed for swimmers’ stomach problems


October 7th, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW DELHI, INDIA (BNO NEWS) -- A number of swimmers have become ill at the Commonwealth Games in India, media reports said on Thursday, leading to the urgent testing of water in ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Hungary Toxic Sludge May Reach Danube


October 6th, 2010 - 8:42 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Hungary has declared a state of emergency after 7 villages in its territory was affected by a massive toxic sludge and the government called the incident as a environmental ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Over 25 percent of China’s surface water contaminated


July 27th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 27 (ANI): More than a quarter of China's surface water is contaminated, the country's Ministry of Environmental Protection has claimed.Admitting that China still faces "severe challenges" in pollution control, ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Dr. Beach: ‘Coopers Beach’ is the best beach in US


May 31st, 2010 - 7:48 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, May 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Dr. Beach, whose real name is Dr. Stephen Leatherman has listed the Coppers Beach in Southampton, NY as the best beach in the United States. ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Iowa’s Governor Culver applauds Clean Water Action


February 10th, 2010 - 3:51 pm ICT by BNO News
DES MOINES, IOWA (BNO NEWS) – Iowa’s Governor Chet Culver congratulated the approval of a measure to protect Iowa’s water quality Monday, the Governor's office said.An essential set of new rules governing ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Iowa Governor announces $20 million for three IA communities


February 4th, 2010 - 2:33 am ICT by BNO News
DES MOINES, IOWA (BNO NEWS) – Iowa Governor Culver on Wednesday announced $20 million in I-JOBS funds to enhance water infrastructure for three communities.The city of Clinton will receive $2.5 million to ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Sweden Prime Minister to arrive in India today


November 5th, 2009 - 11:18 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 5 (ANI): Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt will arrive here today for the 10th India-EU summit.During the visit, India and Sweden are expected to sign a Memorandum of ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Jealous friends closed restaurant after Rahul had coffee: Owner


October 13th, 2009 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode (Kerala), Oct 13 (IANS) Abdul Azeez was overjoyed that Congress MP Rahul Gandhi chose his restaurant here to have a cup of coffee but his happiness was short-lived as his ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Yamuna not cleaned despite action plan, admits government


July 13th, 2009 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) The water quality of the Yamuna river has not shown "desired improvement", the government admitted Monday, despite spending Rs.872.15 crore since the Yamuna Action Plan (YAP) ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Aurangabad emerges as a favourite destination for breweries


June 27th, 2009 - 10:57 pm ICT by ANI
Aurangabad, June 27 (ANI): Known for its tourist attractions of Ajanta and Ellora caves, Aurangabad in Maharashtra is fast emerging as a favoured destination for breweries with many companies establishing their units ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

1 in 5 Americans pees in pool


May 17th, 2009 - 3:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 17 (ANI): One in five Americans has admitted to peeing in a swimming pool, says a new poll.In fact, almost half of the total quizzed admitted to one or more ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pakistanis feel no system of government in country is corruption-free


November 14th, 2008 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Nov 14 (ANI): A new survey conducted in Pakistan has revealed that people believe no system of governance including federal, provincial, district, tehsil/taluka and union was corruption-free as contracts and ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Fertilizers damaging water quality and fish populations in sea


October 22nd, 2008 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
Berlin, Oct 22 (ANI): A new study on landscape around Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in the US, has determined that imbalance in nitrogen cycle due to the widespread use of ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Create your home-made lab-on-a-chip with some paper, ink and sunlight


September 24th, 2008 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 24 (ANI): You can now create your own lab-on-a-chip device by just writing on a piece of paper. All you need is the right paper, ink, and sunlight to ... Read more...

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