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KARAK: The laboratory test has found the drinking water of Karak city and some parts of Takht-i-Nusrati tehsil to be unfit for human consumption.

Studies on urban metabolism have provided important insights in the material and socio political issues associated with the flow. However, there is dearth of studies that reveal how infrastructure as a hybrid of social and material construct facilitates disease emergence.

Ken Puzey can't forget the cries of a young Haitian girl at a medical clinic where he was volunteering last April.

Action plan 2014-2015 on disaster management (West Bengal)

The report ‘A Concept Note on Geogenic Contamination of Ground Water In India with a Special note on Nitrate’ intends to serve as a national compilation of all relevant information on major geogenic contaminants reported in India.

Quantification of the disease burden caused by different risks informs prevention by providing an account of health loss different to that provided by a disease-by-disease analysis. No complete revision of global disease burden caused by risk factors has been done since a comparative risk assessment in 2000, and no previous analysis has assessed changes in burden attributable to risk factors over time.

A report by Bureau of Indian Standards claims that 11 out of 11 samples taken by them from Delhi and tested in a lab have failed on all 19 parameters of the test. Testing of water samples was conducted to check organoleptic and physical parameters and know the chemical and toxic substances and bacteriological quality besides virological and biological parameters. Arvind Kejriwal is calling it fallacious and politically motivated. (00:01 to 29:00 mins)

As summer peaks and rationing of water begins, Delhi colonies and slums are turning into regular battlefields. Are we going to let one more summer pass and hope the problem will go away? Or are we going to wake up before water wars take over our lives. We discuss with an expert panel on Urban Reality.

Mon, 2014-12-29 (All day)