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  • 16 May 2018- 12:04 by Local Press Report NEW DELHI India Today The water conflict has seemingly spread from the domain of humans to the animal kingdom now. A one-yearold female leopard was found dead on Tuesday morning at the Aravalli hills in Gurgaon with wildlife officers suspecting that a
  • 13 Nov 2017- 08:53 by Local Press Report NEW DELHI National Herald The report by Leo Heller, UN Special Rapporteur on human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation, after a two-week long visit to India, has been described as insensitive and disappointing by the Union Government. But before
  • 1 Aug 2017- 10:49 by Local Press Report NEW DELHI PNAS Suicide is a stark indicator of human hardship, yet the causes of these deaths remain understudied, particularly in developing countries. This new analysis of India, where one fifth of the world’s suicides occur, demonstrates that the climate,
  • 21 Nov 2016- 13:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India India’s National Green Tribunal has said it will not allow the federal government to spend “a penny more” on cleaning up a polluted stretch of the Ganges in northern India. In a ruling issued on Novemer 16th, the court said some $293
  • 23 May 2016- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India As the country reels from two successive years of drought followed by this year's intense heat wave, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appealed to the public to save “every drop of water,” which he called a "gift from
  • 25 Apr 2016- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India The Indian federal water ministry, in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur (IITK), has established a new Center for Ganga River Basin Management and Studies that aims to provide guidance for clean-up efforts
  • 18 Mar 2016- 10:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India India plans to build 20 water recycling plants along the Ganges River in order to treat all sewage before it enters the water body, Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari announced. He did not say how much the
  • 29 Jan 2016- 10:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India To address pollution of the Ganges, India’s federal Water Resources Ministry has asked the Prime Minister’s office to halt any new projects that will obstruct the natural flow of the river. Water diversion for agriculture, industry, and
  • 5 Nov 2015- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India India’s National Green Tribunal has banned industries in Uttarakhand state from dumping effluents into the Ganges River, effective October 27th. The court was hearing a case filed by Uttarakhand Environment Protection & Pollution
  • 12 Aug 2015- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India Indian Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Minister Uma Bharti has asked state pollution control boards to take action against industrial units that are discharging effluents into the Ganges River. The nation&#039
  • 21 May 2015- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India The Indian government will spend $3.13 billion over the next five years to clean up the Ganges River. The funding was cleared by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a meeting of the National Mission for Clean Ganga (Ganges) (NMCG). The
  • 3 Mar 2015- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India In order to help fund to its major Ganges River clean-up program, the Indian government has promised to give a 100 percent tax deduction to those who contribute financially to the project. Presenting the annual budget for the new fiscal
  • 28 Oct 2014- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India The Indian government on October 27th announced several new measures to clean up the Ganges River, as part of newly-elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s extensive, multi-billion-dollar Clean India campaign. The new measures aim to
  • 10 Feb 2014- 09:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka New research by Sri Lankan medical professionals has identified high amounts of the herbicide glyphosate as the culprit behind the high levels of chronic kidney disease in the country’s North Central province and other key rice
  • 19 Dec 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHANDIGARH, India The government of India’s Haryana state this week presented details of a proposed bill on groundwater conservation and protection. The bill was discussed in the Punjab and Haryana High Court at a hearing on a petition filed in the

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