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River source to quench thirst

Aug 02, 2017 The public health engineering organisation plans to supply drinking water to the city within the next two years by drawing it from the Mahanadi, instead of depending on the ground water source. Officials said the project had been planned to avoid the problem of high iron content in the water being supplied now.
 

Childhood interrupted in floods - Deluge damages district schools

Aug 02, 2017 The classrooms and halls that once rang with the sound of children’s laughter and playful banter have now fallen silent, damaged or washed away by raging floodwaters.Schoolchildren in Assam continue to bear the brunt of this year’s floods for some more time, with the deluge washing away 19 primary schools and damaging nearly 3,000 primary and secondary schools.
 

Poaching continues to be a major threat: WWF

Jul 31, 2017 Poaching continues to be a major threat and India’s reported tiger deaths related to poaching have reached an all time high in 2016, according to World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF). On Global Tiger Day, the WWF urged tiger-range governments to strengthen anti-poaching efforts and crack down on the severe wildlife snaring crisis that is threatening wildlife across Asia, especially the world’s remaining wild tigers, which number only around 3,900.
 

Fever kills at least six children in three days

Jul 31, 2017 At least six children have died of fever over the last three days in Coimbatore and Vellore districts. Though the health department officials confirmed that only one death was due to dengue, local residents are a worried lot. Officials said the tests were not conducted on two other children who died in Coimbatore. But the sheer number of patients admitted with fever in the district’s largest government hospital is worrisome.
 

Threats of water stagnation on the rise, yet officials play blame game

Jul 31, 2017 Officials in Iyyapanthangal are playing blame game while residents suffer from ill-health and disease owing to stagnant water, which facilitates breeding of mosquitoes. The plot in question is an unidentified piece of land lying between the residential areas of Oil Mill Road near Iyyapanthangal where constant water stagnation and encroachments cause grief to the residents.
 

5 more quarries to be tapped for water

Jul 31, 2017 A few more new sources will soon be harnessed to cater to the needs of the city that is under the grip of a water crisis. Chennai Metrowater plans to draw water from quarries in Erumaiyur near Tambaram to sustain the daily water supply. With rain failing to replenish the city’s reservoirs that have dried up, drawal of dead storage too had to be suspended this month. In a bid to bridge the widening gap between supply and demand, the water agency has been seeking alternative sources. The agency has identified five quarries in Erumaiyur to draw water.
 

H1N1 cases on the rise, doctors advise medical treatment

Jul 31, 2017 The number of Influenza virus type 'A' (H1N1) patients in the capital and other parts of the country is on the rise. Two patients succumbed to this viral disease medically known as 'swine flu' in the period of two months.
 

Over 1.mn people hit by drought: DMC

Jul 31, 2017 The total number of people affected by the prevailing drought had increased over one million, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) census said today. The DMC said that eight provinces out of the nine, where people in 17 districts were hit by the drought.
 

Tiger population on the rise in Uttarakhand

Jul 28, 2017 The tiger population is increasing in the state with both Corbett Tiger Reserve and Rajaji Tiger Reserve registering a rise in the big cat population as revealed in the latest tiger census report. The report was part of Phase IV monitoring of the two tiger reserves of Uttarakhand as per the National Tiger Conservation Authority’s guidelines.
 

98 pc target met on forest conservation

Jul 28, 2017 Kathmandu District Forest Office has succeeded in meeting 98 per cent target on forest conservation in the fiscal 2016-17.A target-oriented contract was signed between Department of Forest and Kathmandu DFO to increase accountability of forest administration.
 
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