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Rescue the dying Yamuna to save the Taj, appeal activists


March 25th, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, March 25 (IANS) Hundreds of activists, students and senior citizens walked along the banks of the bone-dry river Yamuna in Agra Sunday in a symbolic rally to highlight the ... Read more...

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Greenpeace protests toxic pollution of Mexican waters


March 24th, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, March 24 (IANS/EFE) Environmental watchdog Greenpeace denounced on World Water Day the pollution of rivers and other surface waters in Mexico and asked the government to establish a ... Read more...

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Levi’s unveils ‘waterless’ jeans for spring


March 23rd, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 22 (IANS) Coinciding with the World Water Day, global apparel brand Levi's Strauss & Co Thursday unveiled its 'waterless' jeans collection for this year's spring season."We have reduced ... Read more...

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‘Quarter of Delhi slum dwellers drink impure water’


March 21st, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Around a quarter of families living in slums across the national capital are drinking contaminated water, according to a survey released Wednesday. The survey was ... Read more...

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Capitalism may have killed life on Mars, says Hugo Chavez


March 23rd, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): Capitalism may be the reason behind lack of life on the planet Mars, according to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez."I have always said, heard, that it would not be ... Read more...

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China wants citizens to value water


March 22nd, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 22 (IANS) Keen to spread public awareness about water conservation, the Chinese government is encouraging its citizens to adapt novel water preservation methods.A day ahead of World Water ... Read more...

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Orissa’s energy plans to trigger water crisis: NGO


March 22nd, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 22 (IANS) As the world celebrated World Water Day Tuesday, a water watchdog said Orissa seriously needs to rethink its energy plans.The Orissa government has drafted an action ... Read more...

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Kumari Selja emphasises need for adapting various ways of conserving water


March 22nd, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 22 (ANI): Union Minister of Tourism, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja on Tuesday emphasized the importance of water conservation, its judicious use and proper management if the ... Read more...

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44 per cent Pakistanis drinking unsafe water as world observes Water Day today


March 22nd, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 22(ANI): As many as 72 million Pakistanis out of a 180-million population do not have access to safe drinking water as the country observes World Water Day today.According to Environment ... Read more...

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Where has all water gone, asks thirty Taj city


March 22nd, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, March 22 (IANS) The city of the Taj that fought floods and faced an overflowing Yamuna river only a few months back, woke up to another morning of dry ... Read more...

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Nearly half of Pakistanis drinking unsafe water


March 22nd, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 22 (IANS) Nearly half of the 160 million people in Pakistan drink unsafe water, says a media report Tuesday on the occasion of World Water Day.Around 72 million ... Read more...

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On World Water Day, Punjab town goes without water


March 23rd, 2010 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Tarn Taran (Punjab), March 22 (IANS) Residents of this border town of Punjab were Monday forced to have a dry day, sans water, that too on World Water Day, when local ... Read more...

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UNICEF cautions India over river pollution


March 22nd, 2010 - 9:52 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, March 22 (ANI): River pollution would remain a burden for the rural people of India for quite sometime, as the pollution is manmade, said Chief of Water and Environmental Sanitation ... Read more...

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A thousand hands to save Yamuna in Taj city (March 22 is World Water Day)


March 22nd, 2010 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, March 22 (IANS) As the world marks the World Water Day Monday to raise awareness about this basic natural resource essential for life, volunteers here have cleaned up the banks of ... Read more...

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880 mn people lack access to clean water: Red Cross


March 22nd, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 22 (DPA) A total of 880 million people around the globe do not have access to clean water, while 2.7 billion lack proper sanitation facilities, the Red Cross said ... Read more...

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US happy with progress on n-deal with India: Roemer


March 22nd, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Declining to comment on reports of a possible US-Pakistan nuclear deal, US Ambassador to India Timothy J. Roemer Monday said his country was happy with the progress ... Read more...

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GOACAN to highlight World Water Day theme


March 22nd, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Panaji, Mar 22 (ANI): The Goa Civic and Consumer Action Network (GOACAN) will on Monday highlight the theme of the World Water Day 'Importance of water quality' eyeing upon conveying the message ... Read more...

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Schoolkids wise up to water management in Madhya Pradesh (World Water Day is on March 22)


March 21st, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Anand Bhopal, March 21 (IANS) Vikas Pawar, a student of Class 10, was so impressed by the Wise Water Management efforts being implemented in his Madhya Pradesh school by Unicef that ... Read more...

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World’s longest toilet queue created in Bhopal


March 20th, 2010 - 9:12 pm ICT by ANI
Bhopal, Mar 20 (ANI): In a bid to highlight lack of sanitation facilities for people all over the world, a voluntary organization in Bhopal mobilized people to participate in the world's longest ... Read more...

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Oz bid to create ‘World’s Longest Toilet Queue’


March 20th, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, March 20 (ANI): Hundreds of people were said to have gathered before a giant toilet prop in Melbourne over a bid to enter the Guinness World Record for "the world's longest ... Read more...

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Delhiites to queue up outside toilets to spread sanitation message


March 20th, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Realising that simply talking about an issue is of little help, an NGO here has gathered the support of scores of people in resettlement colonies to stand ... Read more...

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Bihar Water Policy to be unveiled in March


December 21st, 2009 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Dec 21 (IANS) The Bihar government will announce its drinking water and sanitation policy March 22, 2010 to mark World Water Day, a state minister said Monday. The government was working on ... Read more...

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Water Water Everywhere, But Not A Drop To Drink


March 23rd, 2009 - 1:02 am ICT by admin
By Shobha ShuklaWater constitutes about three fourths of the earth’s surface, but only less than one percent of it can be used by its inhabitants. Most of it is salt water oceans ... Read more...

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On World Water Day, Delhi students re-discover Yamuna’s beauty


March 22nd, 2009 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) A clear blue Yamuna in Delhi... surprised? That's what a group of young enthusiasts discovered during a bus tour along stretches of the river on World Water ... Read more...

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River water sharing needs regional approach: Bangladeshi experts


March 22nd, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 22 (IANS) A regional approach to river water sharing, rather than a bilateral one, would help solve the sticky issue with neighbour India as well as Nepal and Bhutan, Bangladeshi ... Read more...

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Billions of people still have no proper toilet: UN


March 21st, 2008 - 12:24 am ICT by admin
DPA Geneva, March 20 (DPA) An estimated 2.6 billion people worldwide, including 980 million children, still have no access to a proper toilet, increasing the risk of contracting disease, a UN report said ... Read more...

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Vice President Ansari calls for improved sanitation on World Water Day


March 20th, 2008 - 4:09 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Mar 20 (ANI): Vice President Hamid Ansari today said that sanitation remains a major challenge that needs to be addressed to ensure sustainable development. Addressing at a function to mark ... Read more...

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Vice President to inaugurate World Water Day Function today


March 20th, 2008 - 9:06 am ICT by admin
New Delhi, Mar 20 (ANI): Vice President Hamid Ansari will inaugurate the plenary session of the World Water Day Function here today.The event is being organised by the Ministry of ... Read more...

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Delhi students host a water festival with a difference


March 19th, 2008 - 8:55 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) With Holi, the festival of colours in which water gets wasted, round the corner, students of Delhi University have organised a festival to sensitise people about the ... Read more...

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Vice President to inaugurate World Water Day Function


March 19th, 2008 - 10:18 am ICT by admin
New Delhi, Mar 19 (ANI): Vice President Hamid Ansari will inaugurate the plenary session of the World Water Day Function here today. The event is being organised by the Ministry of ... Read more...

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2008 International Year of Sanitation a crucial time for action, says SIWI


February 5th, 2008 - 1:13 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) in Sweden has said that UN's "2008 - International Year of Sanitation", will be a crucial time for the world to take ... Read more...

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