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Trinamool demands probe by Centre into water crisis

Trinamool Congress on Thursday demanded a probe by the Centre into the breakdown of two sluicegates of Farakka barrage, saying it has led to flow of excess water to Bangladesh causing severe power......

Are Bihar floods a man-made disaster?

Year after year, floods cause mayhem in Bihar but the government is not paying adequate attention to water management, reports Satyavrat Mishra. IMAGE: A village inundated by flood water near......

Fresh floods in several Bihar districts; toll rises to 172

With four more deaths, the toll in Bihar floods on Thursday rose to 172, even as water level at many points in the swollen Ganga river receded. Two more deaths were reported in Begusarai and one......

Feel like 'crying' at Ganga's condition in Bihar, Nitish tells PM

With Bihar battling floods despite receiving less than normal rains, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking the Centre's intervention as he insisted that......

Bihar's worst flood in 41 years claims 14 lives, 5 lakh hit

At least 14 people have been reported killed in Bihar and over 5 lakh have been affected in one of the worst floods in Patna since 1975, triggered by a sudden discharge of 11.67 lakh......

Thirst for power? Coal plants risk water shortage

Around 7 billion units of coal power valued at Rs 2,400 crore lost due to drought, says Greenpeace report.     The water scarcity crippling large parts of India has already cost coal......

India set to sign climate change treaty on Friday

About 150 countries are expected to sign the agreement in New York on the same day. India will sign the Paris Agreement on climate change on Friday in New York. The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime......

India's infrastructure action on the Twitter route

From Kudankulam to the Land Bill, Vinayak Chatterjee takes the Twitter route to capture the infra action of 2013.   1. Kudankulam goes ‘critical’. Southern states to receive......

Govt spending on projects hits all-time high

In what belies the popular notion of a depressed investment environment in the country, the government's spending on central sector projects commissioned in the first half of the previous financial......

SC directs Centre to implement interlinking of rivers project

The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Centre to implement the ambitious interlinking of rivers project in a time-bound manner and appointed a high-powered committee for its planning and......

'If the land goes, then your home goes'

Sourav Sarangi is an award-winning filmmaker whose latest work Char… The No Man’s Island explores the border between India and Bangladesh, defined by a river and its ever-changed......
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