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Delhi Metro tells high court 'nominal' fee charged for drinking water, toilets at stations to prevent misuse of facilities
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Delhi Metro tells high court 'nominal' fee charged for drinking water, toilets at stations to prevent misuse of facilities

The Delhi Metro told the high court in New Delhi that a nominal fee is charged for drinking water and toilets at its stations to prevent the misuse of these facilities.

World Water Day: Call to conserve water gets louder; Narendra Modi highlights importance of 'Jal Shakti'
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World Water Day: Call to conserve water gets louder; Narendra Modi highlights importance of 'Jal Shakti'

The world celerbated World Water Day on Thursday which was created by the United Nations on 22 March 1993 to focus attention on the importance of preserving our planet’s freshwater supply

Chennai hopes to keep drinking water woes at bay as major reservoirs record sufficient storage this year
India

Chennai hopes to keep drinking water woes at bay as major reservoirs record sufficient storage this year

After a successful North East monsoon bringing the maximum rainfall to the city as opposed to other drought-ridden cities and districts, Chennai has fulfilled its promises of reducing water shortage.

Amarinder Singh announces Rs 3,000 project for safe drinking water in Amritsar
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Amarinder Singh announces Rs 3,000 project for safe drinking water in Amritsar

Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh announced welfare and development schemes for Amritsar, including a Rs 3,000 crore World Bank-aided project for safe drinking water.

Kerala braces for water scarcity as deficit monsoon worries Pinarayi Vijayan govt
India

Kerala braces for water scarcity as deficit monsoon worries Pinarayi Vijayan govt

The monsoon is barely over but a poor southwest rainfall has caused worry amongst the authorities who are scrambling for a solution.

Yogi Adityanath toughens up against miscreants, tells cops to act irrespective of political leanings
India

Yogi Adityanath toughens up against miscreants, tells cops to act irrespective of political leanings

Don't spare those who create nuisance irrespective of their political leanings as law and order is a top priority, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has told police officials.

King Cobra drinking water: After video goes viral, conservationist cautions against charming snakes with human hospitality
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King Cobra drinking water: After video goes viral, conservationist cautions against charming snakes with human hospitality

Have you ever seen a cobra drink water from a bottle? It happened. It probably shouldn't have.

IIT Kanpur provides Rs 50 lakh seed funding to startup working to provide clean and cheap drinking water
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IIT Kanpur provides Rs 50 lakh seed funding to startup working to provide clean and cheap drinking water

To promote a startup firm involved in providing clean and cheap drinking water, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur has sanctioned seed funding of Rs 50 lakh to Lucknow-based Decentrik Technologies.

Providing safe drinking water to every person in rural India will be a huge challenge for the govt
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Providing safe drinking water to every person in rural India will be a huge challenge for the govt

The government of India has committed to providing every person living in rural India safe and adequate drinking water.

Cauvery issue: Karnataka’s stand does not amount to contempt of SC, says BV Acharya
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Cauvery issue: Karnataka’s stand does not amount to contempt of SC, says BV Acharya

Senior advocate BV Acharya questions how a two-judge bench can arrogate to itself the power that a three-judge bench when a previous order of the bigger bench already exists.

Over 57,400 schemes on in different states to provide drinking water in rural areas: Govt
India

Over 57,400 schemes on in different states to provide drinking water in rural areas: Govt

Over 57,400 schemes are going on in different states to provide drinking water to the rural population, said the government.

Israeli scientists develop new system to harvest drinking water from air
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Israeli scientists develop new system to harvest drinking water from air

Israeli scientists at the Institute of Technology in Haifa have proposed an innovative system for harvesting safe drinking water from air.

Watch: Drinking water still cause of worry in many Indian households
India

Watch: Drinking water still cause of worry in many Indian households

Census data says that more than half of Indian households do not have a source of drinking water at home

Tamil Nadu poll: Farm loans top issue for rural voters, jobs for urban people
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Tamil Nadu poll: Farm loans top issue for rural voters, jobs for urban people

For urban voters, employment was given the highest priority, followed by noise pollution and drinking water.

Odisha water crisis: Government sanctions Rs. 300 crore for potable water project in state
India

Odisha water crisis: Government sanctions Rs. 300 crore for potable water project in state

Odisha government today said it will provide free drinking water to urban poor households and announced earmarking Rs 300 crore for development of infrastructure for potable water.

The great Indian water crisis: Data drought compounds depleting stock
India

The great Indian water crisis: Data drought compounds depleting stock

According to a government survey of ground water units in 2011, 16 percent of the units across 30 states and six UTs were in the "over exploited" category.

Bangladesh: 20 million poor drink water contaminated with arsenic; over 40,000 killed every year
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Bangladesh: 20 million poor drink water contaminated with arsenic; over 40,000 killed every year

Twenty million poor in Bangladesh are still drinking water contaminated with arsenic, two decades after the potentially deadly toxin was discovered in the supply, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday.

Want to stay slim? Drink more plain water
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Want to stay slim? Drink more plain water

If you are aiming to shed a few extra kilos, just drinking a little more plain water can make a huge difference.

Firstpost Ground Report: How a Marathwada village fought its way out of crippling drought
India

Firstpost Ground Report: How a Marathwada village fought its way out of crippling drought

This is the second part of a series of Firstpost Ground Reports on the drought in Marathwada

UN recognises right to sanitation as a distinct human right
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UN recognises right to sanitation as a distinct human right

In a bid to combat open defecation, the UN has adopted a landmark resolution recognising the human right to "sanitation" as a distinct human right.