Delhi on Diwali is about as happy a city as any other metro but it is certainly the noisiest and smokiest.

Delhi at Diwali is about as happy a city as any other metro - but it is also the noisiest and smokiest.

Engineering graduates among 1,858 land surveyors recruited

Revenue Minister V Sreenivas Prasad on Wednesday announced that a re-survey of revenue lands in the State will be taken up under the National Land Records Modernisation Programme (NLRMP).

The deadly foot-and-mouth disease, which claimed over 700 cattle this year in the state, is becoming a major cause of worry.

The toll shot up from 456 last week to 730, more than the total number of deaths reported in the past seven years. Low subscription of the available vaccination could well be the reason for the outbreak.

Deskbound lifestyle, smoking, obesity, fast food consumption and high stress levels have led to a rise in incidence of heart disease in the younger generation.

Deterioration in the quality of water used for irrigation is a matter of concern in recent years. Indiscriminate use of chemical fertilizers resulting in water quality deterioration is not new. In the present study, the water samples received from farmers for advisory purpose for irrigation were analysed for 10 important parameters from 2000 to 2012. Eight hundred and three water samples were analysed and assessed for the possible changes in water quality parameters
over a period of time.

TN CM Jayalalithaa had sought PM's intervention in the matter

Seeking to counter Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, Karnataka government today defended its proposal to build a reservoir across the Cauvery river at Mekedatu to generate hydro-electric power, saying it is in conformity with the final order of the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal.

The High Court of Karnataka on Tuesday directed the State government to convene a meeting of officials from civic agencies on the supply of potable water to 110 villages under the jurisdiction of B

The government is likely to seek financial aid from the Centre to tackle drought and floods in the State.

Official sources said the government had prepared a memorandum seeking about Rs 475 crore to take up relief works in flood-affected areas, and Rs 744 crore in drought-hit areas.

Move comes after HC flayed BWSSB for failure to check contamination

The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB), along with the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB), is all set to test water samples of 50 borewells, including dug wells, in 110 villages on the outskirts of the City from Monday.