LONDON, Sept 12: Scientists for the first time have detected water in the atmosphere of an Earth-like planet orbiting a distant star, evidence that a key ingredient for life exists beyond our solar system, according to a study published on Wednesday.

India, the world’s largest groundwater user, is seeing levels declining across the country with farmers in Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan facing the prospect of having no groundwater left for irrigation by 2025.

Tips to drink more water

August 9, 2019 08:04 am

You know it’s essential to stay hydrated but you also often forget to drink water and only reach for a glass when you are absolutely parched. Here are some super easy strategies that can get you drinking more water.

JOLARPET, July 30:  Amid the green Yelagiri hills of southern India, the train inches along the tracks, carrying what has become precious cargo: drinking water bound for Chennai, India’s parched Motor City.

Where has the water gone?

July 9, 2019 02:00 am

People in several parts of Nepal’s Tarai have started to face drinking water shortage because tube wells, taps, boring wells and ponds, which used to be the reliable source of water, are now fast drying up.

It has happened to the best of us: accidentally dropping a smartphone in water and then frantically trying anything and everything to recover it. If you act fast after dropping your phone in water, you might be able to prevent damage. Here are some tips below to try and save your device:

TRIPOLI, July 2: While Libya’s oil lies at the heart of three months of fighting over Tripoli and years of power struggles before that, water is becoming a far bigger concern for its people.

PANCHTHAR, June 1: Prajita Lawati, a resident of ward 5 of Miklajung rural municipality in southern Panchthar was elated after a drinking water tap was installed at her home recently.

DHADING, May 29: Nutrition, comfort, sanitation and so on are not such familiar terms for Fulmaya Chepang of Brushbang hill of Rorang Rural Municipality. She always ate what was available around. There was no choice. Having to get a full meal would be considered a matter of luck. “There was never enough food to eat, even when I was a nursing mother. It has been a life full of miseries,” she laments.

One of the grievances of people living in Tarai plains along the Indian border has been that dams and structures built by India along the border lines have affected their lives.

SALYAN, May 25: The family of Ramlal Yari of Manjhkada village in the hill district of Salyan migrated to Dhorpipal area last week. Yari said life in the village, which lies in Bangad Kupinde Municipality-10, has become very difficult due to the severe water crisis.

BUTUWAL, May 4: With the arrival of summer, water crisis in Province 5 has become worse. Not just the rural areas but also the towns in Rolpa, Dang, Rupandehi and Kapilbastu lack water. Locals lament that their right to access clean drinking water is limited just in paper.

RUKUM, April 23: Rukum locals and representatives are protesting against the provincial government’s decision to divert the water of Uttar Ganga Hydro Project to Kali Gandaki River. The protestors claim that the move would bring several micro hydropower projects to closure apart from affecting water availability in many areas.

BANKE, April 17: Drying up of water sources has posed a threat to wildlife in the Banke National Park. The national park, however, was established some nine years ago for the expansion of the habitat of wild cat.

April 16: The moon’s magnificent desolation is far wetter than scientists imagined. A NASA spacecraft sent to study lunar dust and atmosphere also picked up signs of water being released from the moon as meteors collide with its surface.

GENEVA, March 18: Israel is depriving millions of Palestinians of access to a regular supply of clean water while stripping their land of minerals “in an apparent act of pillage”, a United Nations human rights investigator said on Monday.

Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited (KUKL) has not been able to reserve and lay pipeline for water distribution.

TANAHUN, Feb 18: Until three years ago, locals of Bhanu Municipality-8, Beltar had to struggle a lot for drinking water. They were compelled to walk a long distance to fetch water for daily use. However, things have changed for good now. All villagers have drinking water taps in front of their houses.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: The government will have to spend about Rs 300 million to bring the Melamchi water to Kathmandu Valley under temporary arrangement, according to officials concerned.

Staffers at Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Ltd (KUKL), Bhainsepati were found to be stealing and selling water to locals and housing apartments in and around Bhainsepati.

KATHMANDU, Oct 4: The Department of Food Technology and Quality Control (DFTQC) has sealed two beverage companies based in Banepa of Kavre district on Wednesday for bottling and selling drinking water below the minimum standards.

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RAJBIRAJ, Oct 2: Around 500 families at Hanumannagar of Saptari are forced to use contaminated water for drinking and household works.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, Sept 10: Almost 90 percent of the drinking water projects, devastated by the 2015 earthquake in Sindhupalchowk district, have been so far complete.

RUKUM, Sept 7: Chaurjahari municipality located in West Rukum is taken as one of the 10 model cities across the nation. But the very model city has been hit hard by a growing shortage of drinking water. With this situation in place, locals have no way to pay auto rickshaw and private vehicles to fetch waters from the Thulo Bheri River and transport to their homes, local Leelawati Rana said.

ITAHARI, Sept 4: Water tested in 16 different districts in eastern Nepal suggests that people have been drinking contaminated water.

KATHMANDU,Aug 2 5: The water flow on the main rivers seems increasing however, probability of crossing the limit is below according to flood warning shared by the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology.

ROLPA, Aug 16: As many as 2,856 people of 485 households in Rolpa now have access to clean drinking water after the successful implementation of the Western Nepal Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project in seven different locations of the district.

Lawmakers call for stringent action

August 15, 2018 15:23 pm

KATHMANDU, Aug 15: Speaking in the special hour of the House of Representatives meeting today, lawmaker Ghanshyam Khatiwada of the Communist Party of Nepal condemned the incident of the poisoning of the drinking water at the Jaante Secondary School at Jaante of Morang district yesterday.

BHAKTAPUR, Aug 6: Tokha resident, Ratnakumari Shrestha is satisfied because her community recently concluded a project that ensured drinking water accessibility.

PARBAT, Aug 5: Continuous rains for some days have increased water level in the Kaligandaki River, said the district administration office (DAO).

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DAMAK, July 30: Local people from the northern belt of Damak-3, Jhapa district are facing the crisis of pure drinking water.

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JAJARKOT, July 24: More than 400 drinking water projects in Jajarkot district are said to be in the lurch. These projects were constructed since the last 10 years.

PYUTHAN, July 23: With the onset of summer, people of Airawati used to face severe problems due to water scarcity until now.

CHITWAN, July 20: A drinking water project has been constructed at the cost of Rs 10 million at Gadhuwa of Kalika Municipality of eastern Chitwan.

POKHARA, July 20: Prime Minister KP Oli has said that Nepal should export its abundant mineral water through the cross-country railways which are expected to link Nepal to China and India in a few years.

KATHMANDU, July 17: The Flood Forecasting Section of the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM) issued a flood alert in settlements around the Mahakali and West Seti River basin on Tuesday as the water level of the river seems to be increasing.

INARUWA, July 15: Water level in Saptakoshi river has been recorded the highest of this monsoon on Saturday. The water flow measured at 9:15 last night was 215,970 cusecs, according to Deputy Superintendent of Police Narayan Prasad Chimariya.

BHAKTAPUR, July 12: Sixteen of the 18 water sources of Bhaktapur contain chloroform bacteria, according to water test carried out by the District Public Health Office.

BHAKTAPUR, July 12: Sixteen of the 18 water sources of Bhaktapur contain chloroform bacteria, according to water test carried out by the District Public Health Office.

KATHMANDU, July 9: Minister for Water Supply Bina Thapa Magar has said that the government has forwarded the works to ensure clean drinking water to one and all within three years.

POKHARA, July 9: Pipeline expansion project in Pokhara has been halted due to insufficient funds. Nepal Water Supply Corporation (NWSC), Pokhara had started the works for installing DI pipes of 20 inches in Pokhara bazaar to address the increasing need for drinking water in the city.

THAILAND, July 7: A rescue mission for a young Thai soccer team and their coach trapped for two weeks in a flooded cave is at “war with water and time”, its leader said on Saturday, but was eyeing its best chance yet to free the group before expected heavy rains.

In days when even a 12-year-old in an Indian city would be carrying a smartphone and riding to school on a moped, in Baijnath village in UP’s Sonbhadra district, even pregnant women have to be carried to the nearest hospital on cots.

MAE SAI, July 5:  With more rain coming, Thai rescuers are racing against time to pump out water from a flooded cave before they can extract 12 boys and their soccer coach with minimum risk, officials said Thursday.

KATHMANDU, July 4: Water levels are likely to recede in major rivers of the country and remain under safety levels today, according to a flood alert issued by the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology.

The Ambulatory Microrobot, known as HAMR, uses multifunctional foot pads that rely on surface tension when it needs to swim.