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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.