water shortages

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...

Posted in Environment |

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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New Pakistani PM Ashraf was an agriculturist before entering politics (Profile)


June 22nd, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 22 (IANS) An agriculturist before entering politics and propped by the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) as a cover candidate, the country's new prime minister, Raja Pervez ... Read more...

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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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Power, water shortages bring misery to Ghaziabad


June 6th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, June 6 (IANS) At the height of summer, life in Ghaziabad has become miserable, with unscheduled power cuts up to 14 hours a day causing water shortages too.Both ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Peacock threatened by drought, starvation in Maharashtra reserve (With Images)


June 6th, 2012 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Beed (Maharashtra), June 6 (IANS) India's national bird, the peacock, is under severe threat from nature's vagaries at one of the largest peacock national parks in the country at Naigaon ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Heat wave strikes Odisha, toll rises to 19 (Lead)


May 26th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 26 (IANS) A blistering heat wave Saturday swept across Odisha with the state recording a new high temperature of 46.7 degrees Celsius, as officials confirmed nine deaths, mostly ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

No respite from heat wave in Odisha


May 26th, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 26 (IANS) The blistering heat wave in Odisha is likely to continue for the next four-five days, the weather office here said Saturday.Many places in the western parts ... Read more...

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China offers to share water management experience


March 9th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 9 (IANS) China is willing to share with other nations its unique experiences in water management and conservation, according to Chen Lei, minister of water resources.China is ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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...

Posted in World |

Drought kills 5.6 mn trees in US state


February 16th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Houston, Feb 16 (IANS) An estimated 5.6 million trees were killed by last year's devastating drought in the US state of Texas, authorities said Wednesday.The estimates also mean that as ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Mexico sends aid to northern communities suffering from hunger


January 19th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by BNO News
MEXICO CITY (BNO NEWS) -- The Mexican government on Tuesday began sending emergency aid to the northern state of Chihuahua where the Tarahumara communities are suffering from severe food shortages, officials said ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Tibet vulnerable to climate change, says Karmapa


November 24th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Nov 24 (IANS) Tibet is highly vulnerable to climate change and what happens there matters greatly to the rest of mainland Asia, the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, who ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Matt Damon gets $8 mn for safe water facility in India


October 28th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) Hollywood actor Matt Damon's non-profit organization Water.org has received $8 million grant from PepsiCo Foundation to improve access to safe water and sanitation in India.This ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Power shortages may hit industrial output: Assocham


October 18th, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Continuous power shortages in the national capital region (NCR) may bring down its industrial production by 35-40 percent, an industry lobby said Tuesday."Power shortages may ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

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 |

Haryana to study Israel’s use of brackish water


April 13th, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 13 (IANS) Haryana will study Israel's water conservation practices and the use of brackish water for agricultural purposes, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, who is leading an official ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

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...

Posted in Environment |

Water shortage to again hit parts of Delhi


March 1st, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) People in several parts of Delhi might again have to grapple with water shortages as two major treatment plants are likely to be shut down and supplies ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Millions affected in drought hit China


January 29th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 29 (IANS) Millions of people have been affected due to the continuing drought in north China that has caused an economic loss of 1.04 billion yuan ($158 million), a media ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US to build eight billion pound super base in Guam to contain China


October 26th, 2010 - 11:49 am ICT by ANI
London, Oct. 26 (ANI): The United States is building an eight billion pound super military base on the Pacific island of Guam in an attempt to contain China's military build-up. According to ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

14-year-old boy crushed to death by tanker


August 16th, 2010 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) A 14-year-old boy was crushed to death Monday by a Delhi Jal Board water tanker in south Delhi's Saket area. The victim was identified as Asgar Ali, ... Read more...

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Report warns of acute water shortages in Himalayan region


June 28th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, June 28 (DPA) Himalayan river basins in China, Bangladesh, India and Nepal will face a massive water depletion within 20 years, leading to a decline in food and mass migration, a ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Himachal hydro projects run into peoples’ protests (With Image)


June 16th, 2010 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Rekong Peo (Himachal Pradesh), June 16 (IANS) Tribals of Kinnaur are up in arms against upcoming hydropower projects in the district, saying these are not only making water channels shrink ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Gujarat can light up all of India: Narendra Modi


June 13th, 2010 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 13 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Sunday claimed that his state has the capacity to light up the entire nation. In his speech ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Jackie Chan’s noble act of delivering water to drought sufferers


May 22nd, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 22 (ANI): Actor Jackie Chan has come forward to aid those affected by a drought in China by personally bringing much-needed water to the area.The 'Rush Hour' star delivered 48,000 ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Pakistan’s power crisis continues with 4,700 MW shortfall


April 21st, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) Pakistan's power crisis is persisting with a shortfall of 4,700 MW forcing outages of 6-8 hours in this federal capital and of 8-10 hours in the adjacent garrison ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Kerala records 268 dengue cases in 2010


March 18th, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 18 (IANS) Nearly 270 cases of dengue have been reported in Kerala this year, catching the authorities unaware as the mosquito-borne disease usually spreads during the monsoon. According to the latest ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Ronaldo in shock over tragedy in native Madeira


February 22nd, 2010 - 5:54 am ICT by IANS
Lisbon, Feb 22 (DPA) Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo was "incredulous, shocked and dismayed" over the devastation of his native Madeira this weekend. The Real Madrid winger said he wants to contribute to the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Portuguese island storm toll rises to 40 (Lead)


February 21st, 2010 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Madeira Island (Portugal), Feb 21 (DPA) At least 40 people were killed in floods and mudslides following heavy storms on the Portuguese Atlantic island of Madeira, authorities said Sunday. About 70 people were ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Climate change may kill 400,000 children every year


November 30th, 2009 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 30 (ANI): In a new report, a leading charity has warned that climate change could kill more than 400,000 children every year in the future because of floods and droughts.According ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chavez asks Venezuelans to stop singing in the shower


November 29th, 2009 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov. 29 (ANI): Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has asked people to stop singing in shower to avoid frequent power cuts and water shortages.But ten years after Chavez launched his socialist ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Climate change can kill ‘a quarter of million kids’ next year


November 2nd, 2009 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 2 (ANI): A quarter of a million kids might lose their lives next year due to adverse effects of climate change, warns a charity.Save the Children insists that figure could ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

In world’s largest refugee camp, life goes on


October 17th, 2009 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
By Michael Logan Dadaab (Kenya), Oct 17 (DPA) Shueb Mohamed Hassan stands beneath a shady tree, alternating between chatting with his friend, fiddling with his mobile phone and sneaking glances at two ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Water scarcity will create global security concerns: Pachauri


October 7th, 2009 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 7 (IANS) Water scarcity as a result of climate change will create far-reaching global security concerns, Nobel laureate and Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Rajendra K. Pachauri ... Read more...

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