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Nitish Kumar debunks check dam plan of National Waterways authority

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Nitish Kumar debunks check dam plan of National Waterways authority

Patna: National Waterways would do well to address the major problem of silt deposits along the Ganges, says Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. He also questioned the wisdom of  building check dams which would further affect the flow of water. Boats need enough water to be able to traverse the length of the river! Bihar […]

FDA zeroes in on Coke: banned at the Big Mac

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FDA zeroes in on Coke: banned at the Big Mac

(Bombay) Mumbai: The Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has prohibited American fast food chain McDonald’s from selling Coke Zero across its outlets in the state for violating the Food Safety and Standard Regulations. The order was issued after the company was found manufacturing and selling carbonated water–Coca Cola Zero-in loose and unlabelled paper tumblers. […]

Stolkholm Prize for Water Man of India

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Stolkholm Prize for Water Man of India

Popular by the name of ‘ Jal Purush’, Rajendra Singh in Rajasthan is doing an excellent work on water conservation.  He started working in year 1980 to overcome the problem of ghastly drought in Rajasthan. At first he was alone, many people tried to create problems but he kept moving forward towards his goal with  strong […]

India’s dilemma: drought or poisoned water!

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India’s dilemma: drought or poisoned water!

LUCKNOW( UP):  As large  drought-devastated India desperately waits for the monsoons to arrive, Gangnauli village in  dry, hot Uttar Pradesh has more than enough water. But the villagers fear the water supplies with heavy metals, underscoring the weighty challenges facing the world’s second most populous nation. They suspect their groundwater has been polluted by waste […]

Bio-diversity in focus on IBD

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Bio-diversity in focus on IBD

There is a well-known Cree Indian Prophecy that says: “Only after the last tree has been cut down, only after the last river has been poisoned, only after the last fish has been caught, only then will you find that money cannot be eaten.” It’s interesting that one of the largest student movements in India, […]

Thirsty Latur gets water bill from Centre: a rupee a litre!

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Thirsty Latur gets water bill from Centre: a rupee a litre!

Weeks after the Indian Railways was praised for coming to the rescue of the thirsty people of Latur by dispatching a water train, guess what? The Railways has sent the drought-hit district a bill of Rs 2.16 crore for the service rendered. Latur District Collector Pandurang Pole said the bill arrived about ten days ago. […]

Arsenic in water may give your child pneumonia: study

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Arsenic in water may give your child pneumonia: study

[DHAKA] A new US-supported study carried out in Bangladesh has linked low or moderate exposure to arsenic in drinking water is a risk factor for pneumonia in under-five children. This study is significant for India as well, because it shares the groundwater arsenic contamination problem. Findings of the study, jointly conducted by the International Centre […]

Bihar Govt offices sans plastic-packaged water

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Bihar Govt offices sans plastic-packaged water

Patna: The Bihar government is doing its bit to reduce plastic waste. Packaged plastic mineral water bottles are out, filtered water in tumblers are in. Bihar’s chief secretary Anjani Kumar Singh has directed the heads of all government departments ensure that the ban on non-biodegradable ‘plastic water bottles’ is followed strictly in meetings, events and […]