Amphan toll rises to 85 in Bengal; protests over electric, water supply
The death toll due to Cyclone Amphan in West Bengal has risen to 85, as angry Kolkatans resorted to protest and road blockades in various parts of the city over the administration's failure to restore normalcy even after three days.
Cyclone Amphan: Protests in West Bengal over water, power supply; death toll rises to 86
The death toll due to Cyclone Amphan in West Bengal ...
Centre to test tap water quality in all districts by Aug 15
Last year, the ministry had tested samples of tap water from 20 state capitals, a...
Govt to chart out evacuation plan for stranded seafarers: Union minister
Thousands of Indian seafarers are currently stuck aboard cruise ships and cargo vessels in far off waters, and maritime bodies have been demanding from the government strategies for bringing them home fearing that delays might result in disruption in supply chain.
Cyclone Amphan: Drinking water, electricity restored in most parts of Kolkata
Drinking water and electricity was restored in most parts of Kolkata on Wednesday, a week after a cyclonic storm tore through the state, decimating houses, uprooting trees and snapping power cables.
Following torrential rainfall, water level of the River Siang in Arunachal Pradesh raised
Deputy Commissioner Dr. Kinny Singh in an advisory directed all officers concerned to be on alert and take necessary measures to deal with the situation. Dr. Singh who is also Authority of the District Disaster Management, has instructed the concerned officers to keep watchful eye and guide the people and asked the health department to keep available lifesaving medicines in store.
Transporters demand relief package;warn supply of goods, essentials will be hit
The coronavirus turmoil and the nationwide lockdown have taken the road transport ecosystem to dreadful levels, AIMTC said pointing out that about 30 per cent vehicles seen on the roads, those engaged in transporting essential supplies and delivering loaded stock, are being run majorly by owner-drivers and small operators.
RPF security, free food and water for passengers
The railways would serve free food and water to passengers as the train would not stop on the way but for changing staff at designated inter-zonal points, RPF DG Arun told.
From water to aggregate supplies, 'Jal Kranti' in drought-prone Vidarbha villages
A brain child of Union minister Nitin Gadkari, 'Jal Kranti' initiative has also made the villages supply aggregates for highway construction. Farmer suicides are a thing of the past and no more dependence on water tankers for drinking water needs, according to the villagers.
Lockdown: SC directs states not to charge fare from stranded migrant workers, to be provide food, water
The Supreme Court Thursday directed that no fare for travel either by train or bus be charged from the migrant workers stranded across the c...
Bottled drinking water to cost Rs 13 a litre in Kerala
Though the Kerala government had mulled cutting short its price to Rs 11-12 two years ago, it could not be implemented due to the protest from large-scale bottled water manufacturers and traders. There are 200 odd packaged drinking water manufacturers in the state and some are allegedly functioning without license against whom the government would have to take action.
BEST decides not to charge bus ticket fares from migrants
The apex court on Thursday directed that no fare for travel either by trains or buses be charged from the migrant workers stranded across the country, and they be provided food and water.
Pakistan claims water flow in Chenab reduced significantly; India terms it baseless
In a letter to Indian Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Saxena sent on Wednesday, his Pakistani counterpart Syed Mohammed Meher Ali Shah stated that the discharge at Marala Headworks on Chenab, which flows into Pakistan from the Indian side, has unexpectedly reduced to 18,700 cusecs from 31,853 cusecs.
Covid-19: Govt body wants research on ‘special properties’ of Ganga water
The NMCG had on April 24 consulted the CSIR-NEERI scientists after getting proposals from NGO Atulya Ganga and conservationists who sought to undertake clinical studies of treatment of Covid-19 patients with Ganga water.
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