User: aseem Topic: Water
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Keiran O’Nightley, off-season queen: a short story by Rupert Everett 29.3.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Who’s that ageing matinée idol drinking cocktails and flirting with gondoliers? Why, it’s Rupert Everett’s alter ego, Keiran O’Nightley, on an off-season European holiday… The long-toothed matinee idol – that lesser-spotted showbusiness queen Keiran O’Nightley – has developed a tendency to shun the world. (She met everyone and they all turned out to be the same person. She got bored with the person.) Unfortunately she has developed a fixed taste for the good life, but the tiny principality of show business in which she is still crown princess produces a spiral of diminishing returns and so she has taken to skulking around the world off-season. When everyone else is busy doing fabulous things, taking the kiddies back to school, going to Clouds for a winter top up or simply churning out one fabulous film after another she is on the night train to Venice with a picnic from Fouquet’s and a Tramadol. Don’t take this train, by the way. It is a disease trap.) Miss O’Nightley attacks the ski slopes of Kitzbuhel ...
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Carol Morley: ‘Mass hysteria is a powerful group activity’ 29.3.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Fainting, twitching, nausea… What is really going on when a group – and it’s almost always teenage girls – exhibit real symptoms without organic cause? Carol Morley explains how her fascination with mass psychogenic illness led to her film The Falling, the story of a fainting epidemic at a girls’ school • Carol Morley interview: ‘Maxine Peake is my muse’ Last summer, a mystery illness struck the remote town of El Carmen de Bolívar, northern Colombia. In the four months between May and September, a total of 240 pre-teen and teenage girls were hospitalised with perplexing symptoms including fainting spells, shortness of breath, severe headaches, numb hands, nausea and convulsions. The town’s limited medical facilities were overwhelmed and doctors were baffled. The girls were given oxygen, taught breathing techniques and subjected to an array of tests conducted by physicians and psychologists flown in from all over Colombia. But the origin of the illness was never ...
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The question of care 28.3.2015 Telegraph: Opinion
Everyone wants good health; we want it for ourselves and our families, organizations want it for their members and in a larger perspective, nations want it for their citizens. Paradoxically, to ensure basic health, one does not need the help of health-care professionals. Safe drinking water, proper toilets and hygienic disposal of sewage will save far more lives than all our nation's dialysis machines put together. To get these basics on the table needs the focusing of public policy, political will and the consent and participation of citizens. A state-of-the-art super speciality hospital in the middle of swaying rice fields will save very few lives, but will fetch many more votes than if the sewage system for the area is upgraded. This is sad though true, and politicians knowingly succumb to this approach.
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53 people suffering from diarrhoea 26.3.2015 The Assam Tribune
53 people suffering from diarrhoea
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Cholera will plague Haiti until water, sanitation crisis solved - experts - TRFN 26.3.2015 Sify News
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42 taken ill in Tezpur after eating contaminated food 26.3.2015 Guwahati - City - The Times of India
Nearly 42 people have been taken ill after consuming contaminated food at a religious ceremony at Nizgotlung, on the outskirts of Tezpur town. All of them have been admitted to Tezpur Civil Hospital
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26 lakh rural households sans sanitary latrines 25.3.2015 The Assam Tribune
26 lakh rural households sans sanitary latrines
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England's only wild beavers returned to their Devon river home 24.3.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

England’s first wild beavers have been released back into the River Otter in Devon after being confirmed free from disease and will now be monitored for their impact on the environment

The only wild beavers in England have been released back into their river home in Devon after being given a clean bill of health.

The beavers were temporarily captured for disease testing from the River Otter, where they have been living wild for at least three years and possibly up to a decade.

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12 reasons you should switch to drinking water from a copper vessel 23.3.2015 DNA: Opinion
‘Drink water from a copper vessel to reap numerous health benefits.’ If you think hard, each one of us, one time or the other, have been advised to practice this.  Elders in the family emphasise on many home remedies , one of them being drinking water that is stored in a copper vessel. It is considered very beneficial for our health. But what good does it really do? Ayurveda According to Ayurveda, water stored in a copper vessel has the ability to balance all the three doshas in your body, (vata, kapha and pitta) and it does so by positively charging the water. The water stored in a copper vessel is known as ‘tamara jal’ and is supposed to be consumed after storing the water in a copper vessel for at least eight hours. Here are  20 tips to store drinking water the right way. When water is stored in a copper vessel, the copper gently leaches into the water and lends it all its positive properties. The best part about this water is that it never becomes stale and can be stored this way for long periods of ...
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State’s poor kids left high & dry on World Water Day 23.3.2015 TOI: Cities
State’s poor kids left high & dry on World Water Day
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60% of rural people lack sanitation facilities, says Birender Singh 22.3.2015 DNA: Urban Tales
Union Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation Birender Singh today revealed that sixty % of the rural population do not have sanitation facilities in the country. "Lack of sanitation directly impacts health indicators leading to malnutrition and various diseases," Singh said while addressing the closing ceremony of the National Rural Drinking Water and Sanitation Awareness Week, which was kicked off in Haryana on March 16 and concluded in Kohima. "Our government led by Prime Minster Modi is committed to providing safe drinking water and sanitation to all," he said adding that the task was challenging. The minister, however, said that progress had been made in rural sanitation coverage in the country from as low as one % in the beginning of 1980s to 22 % as per the 2001 census. "As per the latest National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO) report, the rural sanitation coverage in the country stands at 40.6 %," he said. "For achieving total sanitation coverage, we need to build 11.11 crore individual ...
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60% of sewage remains untreated in Delhi 22.3.2015 DNA: Top News
 Around 2,225 million litres per day (MLD) of untreated water is either seeping into the ground or being discharged into Yamuna every day as only 40% of sewage is treated in 18 treatment plants in Delhi, an RTI reply reveals. According to an RTI, Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) carried out monitoring for performance Evaluation of Sewage Treatment Plant located in Delhi. As per the study conducted by CPCB, city generates 3,800 MLD of waste water per day whereas the present installed treatment capacity is 2,603.7 MLD and the actual utilisation is only 1,575.8 MLD. "It is so shocking that the city is not equipped to treat entire sewage generated by the city. The current infrastructure can only process 69% of sewage. But due to negligence of government only 40% of waste water is getting treated. Government is spending crores on setting up STPs but they massively underutilised," said Subodh Jain, RTI applicant and Delhi-based lawyer. The RTI reply revealed that sewage treatment plants (STPs) are ...
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World water day: how much do you know about H2O? – quiz 21.3.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
Reckon you can keep your head above water when thrown in at the deep end? Take the plunge with our world water day quiz Continue reading...
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Cheap, fruity, with a hint of arsenic: 30 California wines contain toxin – lawsuit 21.3.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Class action suit alleges certain cheaper brands have levels of carcinogen up to five time higher than federal safety limits

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Vanuatu won't be the last poor country devastated by climate change inaction 20.3.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Oxfam’s CEO argues that we need a new, ambitious framework to reduce the risk of climate-driven poverty getting dramatically worse

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49 school kids fall ill after drinking polluted river water 19.3.2015 TOI: All Headlines
49 school kids fall ill after drinking polluted river water
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How Lifebuoy & Shell reaped success, far away from the city 18.3.2015 ET: Brand Equity
Here are four case studies of successful marketing campaigns in rural India.
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Broken sewerage line raises a stink in Anna Nagar 18.3.2015 TOI: Cities
Almost without exception, commuters heading through a stretch of road in Anna Nagar grimace, hands raised to the nose to shut out the overwhelming stench from a dug-up site filled with ...
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Tanzania to get $380 mln loans from India for water projects 17.3.2015 Sify News
DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzania will receive a total of $380 million in loans from India to finance two major water projects in the east African nation, the president's office said on Tuesday.
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Half a million babies die each year in unhygienic hospitals 17.3.2015 Sify News
LONDON, March 17 (Reuters) - Over a third of hospitals and clinics in developing countries have nowhere for staff or patients to wash with soap, and almost 40 percent have no source of water,
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