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Cyclone Yaas: High alert in Jharkhand, 6000 evacuated

Jharkhand, which was put on high alert, continued evacuating low-lying areas on Wednesday amid the forecast that cyclone Yaas would be hitting the state by midnight after pounding neighbouring......

Can bodies thrown in Ganga spread COVID?

'We cannot have bodies putrefying in water.''This is a health hazard and it can create a very inflammatory situation.'Rashme Sehgal reports. Caution: Graphic content. Viewer discretion is advised.......

Doctors dance, sing to encourage patients to keep up the fight

With country reporting 2,73,810 new COVID-19 cases and 1,619 fatalities in the last 24 hours, the continuous steep surge in COVID-19 cases in India is posing a serious challenge for health experts,......

Budget ignores women and children

Women and children have been given short shrift with these crucial sectors facing substantive budgetary cuts, discovers Rashme Sehgal. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com   The Budget......

Swachh Bharat man, Param Iyer calls it a day as sanitation secy

Iyer, popularly called Param, is keen to return to the US where he had spent several years working with the World Bank at its Washington office -- a job he later quit to become road manager for his......

New migrant plan: 12 ministries, 125 days, Rs 50,000cr

Ahead of the launch of the Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan scheme, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that central and state governments have meticulously mapped the skill sets of the migrant......

Prolonged lockdown to make India's water crisis worse

Making water available is always a serious challenge in the summer for all public authorities.This year, the challenge is higher when hand-washing at every opportunity has become a necessity.So......

Price of piped water to all households = Rs 5 trillion

The current estimate, however, largely covers only the cost of infrastructure such as pipes, construction of borewells, overhead costs among others and not the expenditure to be incurred on......

Jal Shakti Ministry allocated Rs 28,261 crore

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman spelled out water, its management, clean rivers as one of the 10 points of vision for the next decade. The Jal Shakti Ministry, which is executing the......

Plan to make Maharashtra drought-free by 2019 fails miserably

Despite Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis' ambitious plan, 40 per cent of the state is reeling from drought and its water tanker economy is booming. As of February 2019, the state government......

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