water resources

Will move apex court again on Cauvery water: Jayalalithaa


September 19th, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Tamil Nadu will again approach the Supreme Court to get its due share of Cauvery river water from Karnataka as the award of the Cauvery ... Read more...

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China plans further steps on weather modification


August 30th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 30 (IANS) China said Thursday it will take more active steps to enhance weather modification, in a bid to better serve agricultural production and disaster relief work.The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Now, food prices to take toll on Britons


August 28th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 28 (IANS) British families, already facing difficult times due to a financial crunch, may have to further cope with much harsher times as they would have to spend ... Read more...

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Goa firms get show cause for pollution


August 8th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 8 (IANS) Top mining companies in Goa have been issued show cause notice by the state government for dumping mining rejects and polluting water bodies.The offending companies include ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Eight die in Kerala rains, landslides


August 7th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode (Kerala), Aug 7 (IANS) At least eight people, including five of a family, were killed in Kerala as heavy rains lashed Kannur and Kozhikode districts, triggering landslides, officials said ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Erosion threatens Goa’s beaches, says minister


August 1st, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 1 (IANS) Erosion threatens one-fourth of Goa's sandy beach stretches along the 105-km coastline, a minister told the state assembly Wednesday.In a written reply to the legislative assembly, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Goa to spend Rs.36 crore to battle sea erosion


July 25th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 25 (IANS) The Goa government will spend Rs.36 crore to save the popular Sinquerim-Baga beach stretch in north Goa from sea erosion.The beach stretch, located a short distance ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Morsi appoints Hesham Qandil as Egypt’s new PM


July 25th, 2012 - 2:42 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, July 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti)Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has appointed Hesham Qandil, a former water resources minister, as prime minister of the country and asked him to form the new ... Read more...

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Beijing downpour toll rises to 37 (Lead)


July 23rd, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 23 (IANS) The toll in Saturday's torrential rains here has climbed to 37 as more bodies were retrieved, authorities said. Among the victims, 25 drowned, six were killed ... Read more...

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China allots $19 mn to fight floods


July 23rd, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 23 (IANS) A sum of 120 million yuan ($19 million) has been allocated to help the cities of Beijing and Tianjin and the neighbouring Hebei province to fight ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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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Cops to probe corruption charges against Maharashtra minister


July 13th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 13 (IANS) Maharashtra Home Minister R.R. Patil Friday assured a police inquiry against his cabinet colleague, Water Resources Minister Sunil Tatkare and his family members for alleged ... Read more...

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Hurriyat to fight ‘economic exploitation’ of Kashmiris


July 10th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 10 (IANS) The Mirwaiz Umer Farooq-headed faction of the separatist Hurriyat conglomerate Tuesday announced the formation of an economic advisory council to address day-to-day issues of Kashmir's people ... Read more...

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Nine Karnataka ministers withdraw resignations (Lead)


July 2nd, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 2 (IANS) Nine Karnataka ministers, loyal to former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa who was removed following charges of corruption, Monday withdrew their resignations. They had quit Friday, ... Read more...

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BJP emissary in Bangalore to save government (Lead)


June 30th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 30 (IANS) Nine Karnataka ministers loyal to former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, who quit the ministry Friday, Saturday ruled out any compromise on their demand for removing ... Read more...

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BJP rushes emissary to resolve Karnataka crisis


June 30th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 30 (IANS) The BJP Saturday stepped up efforts to resolve the crisis in its ruling Karnataka unit, a day after eight loyalists of B.S. Yeddyurappa quit the ... Read more...

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Eight Karnataka ministers quit, demand chief minister’s ouster (Third Lead)


June 29th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 29 (IANS) In fresh trouble for Karnataka's BJP government, eight ministers, loyal to scam-hit former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, quit Friday to pressure the party leadership to ... Read more...

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Eight Yeddyurappa loyalists quit Karnataka ministry (Second Lead)


June 29th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 29 (IANS) In fresh trouble for Karnataka's BJP government, eight ministers loyal to former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa quit the ministry Friday to pressure the Bharatiya Janata ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa loyalist ministers may quit Karnataka ministry


June 29th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 29 (IANS) Around ten Karnataka ministers will quit the ministry late Friday if the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leadership does not commit to removing Chief Minister D.V. ... Read more...

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Over 20,000 ponds dug in Bengal in last one year


June 27th, 2012 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) Altogether 20,608 ponds have been dug in West Bengal over the past one year creating 1.25 crore man days of work under the Mahatma Gandhi National ... Read more...

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Mantralaya resumes work after four days


June 25th, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) Four days after a major fire gutted four of its seven floors, work resumed in the Maharashtra state secretariat, Mantralaya, here Monday.Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan along ... Read more...

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Child rights panel seeks report on abandoned borewells


June 24th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) India's apex child rights panel has sought a report from the water resources ministry on abandoned borewells that have turned into death traps for children ... 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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Mamata to write to PM on Indo-Bhutan joint river panel


June 8th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 8 (IANS) West Bengal Chief minister Mamata Banerjee will write to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, calling for making the Indo-Bhutan Joint River Commission effective."The Indo-Bhutan Joint River ... Read more...

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No sign of China diverting Brahmaputra water, says India


May 21st, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Union Water Resources Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal Monday said there was "nothing to suggest" that China was building dams to divert the waters of the ... Read more...

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‘India’s growth at the cost of environment’


May 20th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The making of global India is at the cost of the environment, authors Ashish Kothari and Aseem Shrivastava say in their new work "Churning The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Coming soon, ‘blue rating’ water standards for industry


May 20th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) India is set to become the first country in the world to come up with "blue ratings" - on the lines of green ratings for ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Seven Karnataka ministers loyal to Yeddyurappa offer to quit


May 12th, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 12 (IANS) A day after the Supreme Court directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe corruption charges against B.S. Yeddyurappa, the former Karnataka chief minister secured ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Ganges should be saved: Bansal


May 12th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 12 (IANS) There is an urgent need to save the Ganges, Water Resources Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal said here Saturday after undertaking an aerial survey of the river ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Crisis in Karnataka BJP worsens


May 10th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 10 (IANS) The crisis in Karnataka's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party Thursday headed for a flashpoint as supporters of former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa stepped up pressure for ... Read more...

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We will continue our demand for a new dam: Chandy


May 9th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 9 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Wednesday expressed happiness at the recent apex court-appointed expert committee's report that studied the safety of the 119-year-old Mullaperiyar Dam and ... Read more...

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India can learn water management from Israel: Minister


May 9th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The availability of per capita water resources is declining steadily in India which has a lot to learn from Israel in the field of water ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

PPP is not privatising water: Khurshid


May 7th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Water Resources Minister Salman Khurshid Monday said the government favours public private partnership (PPP) for water in a new policy, but it does not mean ... Read more...

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Border management with Bangladesh operationalised


May 7th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The coordinated border management plan with Bangladesh was in operation and will help reduce cross-border violations, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said Monday.Talking to reporters ... Read more...

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‘Justice Thomas should have stood up for Kerala on Mullaperiyar’


May 6th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kottayam, May 6 (IANS) The standoff between Kerala Water Resources Minister P.J. Joseph and Justice (retd) K.T. Thomas, a member of the apex court appointed expert committee that studied the ... Read more...

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