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  • 19 Oct 2016- 11:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGALORE, India The Indian state of Karnataka’s government said on October 19th that it would abide by the nation’s Supreme Court directive to release 2,000 cusecs of water per day to downstream state Tamil Nadu. Earlier this week, the Court asked
  • 7 Oct 2016- 11:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGALORE, India Tamil Nadu Ministers met on 7th October with state governor Vidyasagar Rao at his request to discuss ongoing issues related to upstream release of water related to the Cauvery river system. “The governor enquired the Ministers about the
  • 28 Sep 2016- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BENGALURU, India Representatives of both Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Janata Dal (Secular) parties in Karnataka have today (September 28th) urged the State government against releasing Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu. The call comes in the aftermath
  • 6 Jun 2016- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGALORE, India The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) is considering a proposal to waive $15 million USD worth of water bills for those living in economically disadvantaged areas. After hearing complaints from slum residents-- who said
  • 17 Dec 2015- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QENA, Egypt Five water stations in southern Egypt’s Qena governorate have been shut down as a precautionary measure after a 1.5-kilometer oil spill appeared in the Nile River there, according to official news agency MENA. In a statement released on
  • 16 Nov 2015- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGALORE, India Untreated wastewater from nearby industries is being discharged into Varthur Lake on a daily basis, and the ongoing pollution has damaged local river ecosystems, a source at the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) told
  • 27 Oct 2015- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates Investing in renewable-energy technology presents the most affordable option for African countries to increase the amount of water available to meet rising demand due to expanding economic growth, rising population and
  • 15 Sep 2015- 11:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASWAN, Egypt Egyptian authorities have contained an oil spill on the Nile River in Aswan governorate, according to Mohamed Mostafa, secretary to the Aswan Governor. "Once concerned authorities discovered the oil spill, which came from an unknown
  • 31 Aug 2015- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt A pipeline burst at a power plant in southern Egypt has spilled diesel over 1.5 kilometers of the Nile River near Assiut. Thirteen drinking water stations in Assiut and Minya were closed shortly after the spill occurred on August 29th,
  • 30 Apr 2015- 11:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egyptian Health Minister Adel al Adawi said on April 29th that the poisoning of hundreds of people in the country’s Sharqiyah governorate was caused by bacterial contamination in multi-gallon water storage containers. Adawi said the results
  • 23 Mar 2015- 10:25 by Local Press Report Bangalore Economic Times Leakages are now reaching about 50%-- the highest in five years-- but the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) will not meet its promise of bringing down unaccounted water to 16% in 2015. The utility reports that it will
  • 26 Nov 2014- 10:43 by Local Press Report BANGALORE Deccan Chronicle The Karnataka state government, which has invited “Global Expression of Interest" for constructing a dam across the Cauvery river near Mekedatu, is keeping its options open on either building a single reservoir or several
  • 14 Nov 2014- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGALORE, India Farmers in India’s Cauvery River delta have vowed to step up their protests against Karnataka state’s plans to build two new reservoirs on the river at Mekedatu, saying the reservoirs will affect their livelihoods. “Under the guise of
  • 7 Jul 2014- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGALORE, India The Cauvery Neeravair Nigam Limited (CNNL), an irrigation agency under the Karnataka State Water Resources Department, is calling on farmers in neighboring Tamil Nadu State to end protests and cooperate with the department on withdrawals
  • 1 May 2014- 09:27 by Local Press Report BANGALORE IBN Live India's IT capital and the third most important city Bangalore is facing a drinking water problem. The rising temperature has almost touched 37-38 degree Celsius in Bangalore breaking previous records. The main source of water to the

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