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Solar based drinking water system in Maoist-hit areas


August 24th, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The government plans to install 10,000 solar power based water systems to supply safe drinking water to the people in 78 Maoist-affected areas, the Lok ... 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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BJP workers court arrest in Jammu


June 22nd, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 22 (IANS) Over 200 workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led by Smriti Irani, actress and president of the party women's wing, courted arrest Friday in ... Read more...

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DJB seeks to learn water recycling from Singapore


June 20th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) has signed an agreement with Singapore Cooperation Enterprise (SCE) and Temasek Foundation to benefit from their know-how on recycling sewage/waste ... Read more...

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HCC among 10 global companies for green initiative


June 20th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Mumbai-based infrastructure major Hindustan Construction Company has got the rare distinction of being the only Indian company to feature in the Climate Report released by the ... Read more...

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Panther dies of thirst in Rajasthan heat


May 30th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, May 30 (IANS) Water scarcity in the intense summer heat of Rajasthan has caused animals in the wild to stray and led to incidents of animal-human conflicts. The dry ... Read more...

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Delhi budget session starts on a stormy note


May 28th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The Delhi assembly budget session started on a stormy note Monday with the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) members attacking the government for water scarcity ... Read more...

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3 more farmers commit suicide in Vidarbha


May 22nd, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Amravati (Maharashtra), May 22 (IANS) Three more farmers have committed suicide since Sunday, one of them Tuesday afternoon, taking this year's toll so far to 334 in western ... 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...

Posted in Politics |

Wind turbine produces water out of thin air


May 1st, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 1 (IANS) Imagine wind turbines that conjure drinking water out of thin air and how they could help developing countries overcome their water scarcity. French engineering firm Eole ... Read more...

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Pawar again criticises Maharashtra governor


April 29th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), April 29 (IANS) Union Agricultural Minister Sharad Pawar Sunday renewed his criticism of Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan for not doing enough for the drought-prone areas in the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Third Gandhi visits Maharashtra, but drought continues…


April 28th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) As Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi began his one-day tour of drought-hit areas of Maharashtra's Satara district Saturday, he became the third Gandhi after his ... Read more...

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NTPC Himachal hydro plant to be commissioned next year


February 27th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 27 (IANS) State-owned National Thermal Power Corp's mega hydropower project in Himachal Pradesh is likely to be commissioned next year. The plant would generate 3,054 million units annually ... Read more...

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Bangalore summit to discuss water woes


January 30th, 2012 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 30 (IANS) With one-third of the global population living in India and China by 2025, the region will face imminent water scarcity unless there is action. Now experts ... Read more...

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Child’s cold water bath on tableau creates heat


January 28th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 28 (IANS) A civic agency's tableau that showed a child bathing under a cold water tap despite in the winter chill during the Republic Day parade ... Read more...

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Water supplies may run out by 2030


January 11th, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 11 (IANS) Water supplies will begin running out in critical regions where they support cities, industries and food production -- including in India, China and the Middle East ... 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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99th Indian Science Congress to focus on women, missiles (Lead)


January 1st, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar/New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS) The 99th Indian Science Congress (ISC), the country's largest such event, will be held in Odisha capital Bhubaneswar Jan 3-7 on the theme ... Read more...

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TDP demands sacking of Andhra ministers


December 20th, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 20 (IANS) The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in Andhra Pradesh Tuesday demanded the sacking of ministers allegedly involved in the liquor syndicate.TDP chief N. Chandrababu Naidu questioned ... Read more...

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Involve corporates to develop villages: Hazare (Lead)


November 22nd, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Ralegan-Siddhi (Maharashtra), Nov 22 (IANS) Anna Hazare Tuesday called for returning to the Gandhian principles of holistic development of villages and creating more 'model villages' with the help of ... Read more...

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Cheap procedure to reuse seawater


August 5th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 5 (IANS) Scarcity of water can soon be a thing of past if salty seawater is filtered by a cheap process called reverse osmosis, by making the water ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Tamil Nadu asked for report on assault on Dalit boy


June 17th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHCR) has issued a notice to the Tamil Nadu government after a media reports alleged that a Dalit boy in ... Read more...

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Violent protests against Bihar power cuts


April 22nd, 2011 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Patna, April 21 (IANS) Coupled with the rising mercury and water scarcity, the people's anger against long power cuts in Bihar turned volatile in many parts of the state ... Read more...

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Indian Health Ministry investigating superbug presence in Delhi water


April 13th, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 13 (ANI): With the controversy surrounding the presence of deadly superbug bacteria NDM-1 (New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase 1) in the water being supplied to the residents of the national capital ... Read more...

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Antony gags Army from commenting on Hazare


April 7th, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 7 (ANI): Defence Minister A K Antony has reportedly ordered top army officials not to comment on veteran social activist Anna Hazare's fast-unto-death on the Lokpal issue.Top Army officers ... Read more...

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Kochi residents say water scarcity could be major poll issue


March 12th, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by ANI
Kochi (Kerala), Mar. 12 (ANI): Residents in Kochi have complained vociferously about poor drinking water facilities, and warned that it could be a major issue when determining who they will vote for ... Read more...

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Taps gone dry, Bihar braces for parched summer


March 10th, 2011 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 10 (IANS) For Maheshwar Singh and Mohammed Fazal in Bihar's Gaya district, it's going to be a long and dry summer. They have asked their families not to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Indus row: India asks Pakistan to eschew rhetoric


February 26th, 2011 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) With Pakistan seizing a report by the US Senate to accuse New Delhi of diverting Indus waters, India Friday underlined its commitment to the Indus Waters Treaty ... Read more...

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India rejects Pak view on violation of Indus Waters Treaty


February 25th, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.25 (ANI): India on Friday said that it has always strictly adhered to the provisions of the Indus Waters Treaty, 1960, and rejected the Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson's remarks on ... Read more...

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Banerjee puts railway stations in makeover mode


February 25th, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Railway stations in the country are in a makeover mode to bridge the divide between heritage, tourism, utility, transport and sustainable urban development.Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee ... Read more...

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Girl wants parks in Shimla: Notice issued to state government


February 24th, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 24 (IANS) Acting for the second time on the plea of a 10-year-old girl, the Himachal Pradesh High Court Thursday issued notice to the government over the lack of recreational ... Read more...

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Asia, cyber attacks headline list of growing threats to US, military says


February 9th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.9 (ANI): The US military in its first revision of the National Military Strategy since 2004, has singled out Asia as a region of rising power and concern, and pointed to ... Read more...

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Two debt-ridden farmers commit suicide in Madhya Pradesh


January 22nd, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by ANI
Chattarpur (Madhya Pradesh), Jan 22(ANI): Two debt-ridden farmers have committed suicide in Madhya Pradesh's Chhattarpur district after their harvest was destroyed due to lack of water and severe cold.Kunjilal and Lakhan committed ... Read more...

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Auto-rickshaw rally passes Mumbai, raising water awareness


January 6th, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 6 (IANS) Nearly 200 participants, riding auto-rickshaws, passed by the city Thursday as part of the 'Tuk-Tuk Marathon', where 65 teams will cover 2,500 km from the north to ... Read more...

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