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Upgrade sewage system, water use for agriculture: Experts


August 31st, 2012 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 31 (IANS) Leading corporates, business research firms and science activists Friday called for an overhaul and upgradation of the sewage system and use of modern technology in agriculture ... Read more...

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Sweet water dreams come true for parched Barmer


August 30th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Barmer (Rajasthan), Aug 30 (IANS) Dreams of tasting sweet water have finally come true for residents of the parched Thar region, along the India-Pakistan border, in Rajasthan.The area's residents ... Read more...

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Mud embankments help Madhya Pradesh farmers increase crop yield


July 29th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, July 29 (IANS) A traditional water conservation method using mud embankments on farmland is helping farmers in a drought-prone region of Madhya Pradesh increase grain production.For years, farmers in ... Read more...

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Mumbai faces serious water shortage


July 19th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Mumbai is likely to see a serious water shortage with poor monsoon rains rapidly bringing down water levels in the six lakes that feed the city.A ... Read more...

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Shettar is Karnataka CM, promises graft-free regime (Roundup)


July 12th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 12 (IANS) A 34-member ministry headed by Jagadish Shettar Thursday took office in Karnataka, the third Bharatiya Janata Party government in fours years, with two deputy chief ... Read more...

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Inadequate rains, scarcity, worry Maharashtra legislators


July 11th, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 11 (IANS) The ruling Congress-Nationalist Congress Party Democratic Front government Wednesday faced the ire of the combined Opposition and treasury benches on the serious drought-like situation and ... Read more...

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Scandals to protests, Hooda gets busy this summer (Haryana Newsletter)


July 6th, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 6 (IANS) First, the scandal of sexual abuse and tormenting of inmates at a shelter home in Rohtak, and now statewide protests over power and water shortage - ... Read more...

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Summer break extended in Delhi schools (Lead)


July 1st, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Thanks to the scorching summer heat, most schools in Delhi will now reopen July 9, a week behind schedule.The Delhi government Sunday directed all its ... 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...

Posted in Environment |

Ensure adequate drinking water supplies: Dikshit to DJB


June 13th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Delhi, June 13 (IANS) Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Wednesday directed the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) to ensure adequate supplies of drinking water in the capital, and warned of strict action ... Read more...

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Disillusionment, infighting caused Congress defeat


June 2nd, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 2 (IANS) Disillusionment with the Congress besides infighting in the party ranks are being widely blamed for the end of its 26 years of control over the ... 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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Drought hits south China


May 4th, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 4 (IANS) Drought has badly affected life in south China, with authorities saying at least 200,000 people and over 70,000 livestock have been hit.According to local officials, there ... Read more...

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The disappearing ponds of Kashmir


March 13th, 2012 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
Shopian (Srinagar), March 13 (IANS) Thirty years ago, Avend village in the south Kashmir district of Shopian was also called "Talaab Gaam" because of dozens of fresh water ponds surrounding ... Read more...

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Beijing water shortage: residents to get desalinised seawater


March 2nd, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 2 (IANS) In a bid to ease the pressure on water supply in the Chinese capital, residents will soon get access to desalinised seawater made safe for consumption. ... Read more...

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China drought causes water shortage


January 12th, 2012 - 4:55 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 12 (IANS) A lingering drought in eastern China has caused a severe water shortage and affected over one million people, authorities said Wednesday.The water level in Poyang Lake, ... 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...

Posted in Business |

India offers to sell surplus heavy water


December 16th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 16 (IANS) India's Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) is looking for an agent who will help globally market heavy water, used to run nuclear reactors, that it is ... Read more...

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Notice to DLF, Himachal government on housing project


October 17th, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 17 (IANS) Acting on a petition alleging serious environmental violations in allowing a private realtor set up an ultra-luxury housing project here, the Himachal Pradesh High Court ... Read more...

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Power plants face coal shortage, Delhi suffers


October 7th, 2011 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) With shortage of coal and water in various power plants affecting generation, Delhi power distribution firms resorted to load shedding, affecting power supply to the ... Read more...

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Vrindavan devotees fight for Yamuna cause


October 5th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Vrindavan (Uttar Pradesh), Oct 5 (IANS) Activists and ascetics of Vrindavan have come together for a campaign to ensure there is at least a minimum flow of water in the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Kovalam to get massive makeover


September 29th, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 29 (IANS) The Kovalam beaches, which over the years have lost much of their charm due to poor management, are set to get a massive facelift at a ... Read more...

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No violations by private realtor in Shimla: Dhumal


August 29th, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 29 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Monday gave a clean chit to a private builder constructing an ultra-luxurious housing project in the state capital.Responding to ... Read more...

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China drought impacts 190,000 people


August 4th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 4 (IANS) A drought has left 190,000 people and 28,000 livestock short of drinking water in Yunnan province, authorities said Thursday.Zhaotong city suffered a spring drought from January ... Read more...

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Agra prays for Yamuna floods to wash away garbage


May 24th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, May 24 (IANS) "Flood again, Yamuna maiyya, (Mother Yamuna) and wash away all the garbage." That was the special prayer hundreds of men, women and children gathered at the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Controversy over Shimla’s ultra-luxury housing project


May 23rd, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 23 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government is under attack for an ultra-luxury housing project here that opposition parties say is being carried out in complete violation of ... Read more...

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Drizzle brings relief to sizzling Agra


May 10th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, May 10 (IANS) After the day temperature shot up to 44 degrees Celsius Monday and Tuesday forenoon, a dust storm accompanied by a slight drizzle brought welcome relief -- ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Climate change threatning China’s water resources


April 23rd, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Apr 23 (ANI): Climate change is having an adverse impact on China's water resources, said the country's water resources minister.Chen Lei's comments came during a meeting on climate change where he ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Celebrations begin at Jantar Mantar to mark Hazare’s victory


April 9th, 2011 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) It was a carnival like atmosphere at Jantar Mantar where hundreds of people early Saturday danced to drumbeats, shouted slogans and hugged each other to ... Read more...

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BJP rulers in illegal property deals in Himachal: Virabhadra


April 2nd, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 2 (IANS) Top political functionaries of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Himachal Pradesh are involved in illegal property transactions and promoting realtors in the state, ... Read more...

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AIADMK favoured by voters: College survey


April 2nd, 2011 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 1 (IANS) A pre-poll survey done by the students and professors of the Loyola College here said the opposition AIADMK has an edge over the ruling DMK in ... Read more...

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West Bengal farmers criticize government over water shortage


March 28th, 2011 - 11:28 am ICT by ANI
Nayagram (West Bengal), Mar.28 (ANI): Ahead of the state polls in West Bengal, farmers have criticised the state government over poor water supply in Nayagram.Amar Kinkar Jana, a farmer, said that since ... Read more...

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Manufacturing sector records faster growth


March 27th, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) India's manufacturing industry grew faster in the current fiscal compared to last year with a majority of the sectors growing at more than 10 ... Read more...

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BJP leaders celebrate Holi with people of different religions


March 20th, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar. 20 (ANI): Leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) celebrated the festival of colours - Holi - on Saturday with people of different religions using flowers and herbal ... Read more...

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Congress disrupts Himachal assembly over tree cutting


March 18th, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 18 (IANS) Proceedings of the Himachal Pradesh assembly were Friday disrupted by the opposition Congress over the issue of cutting of trees by a realtor in forest areas ... Read more...

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