Maharashtra govt to appoint 'swachhata doots' in every village

Maharashtra government has decided to appoint 'swacchata doots' ot cleanliness ambassadors in every village to help achieve the target of building 56 lakh toilets across the state over the next five years.

Minor dies, 8 taken ill after consuming contaminated water

A 5-year-old boy died, while eight others were taken ill after they consumed suspected contaminated water from a well in Jaisalmer district,a health official said on Thursday.

748 mn people worldwide lack access to clean water: WHO

A total of 748 million people lack access to clean water on a regular basis in the world and an estimated 1.8 billion people are exposed to contaminated water, according to a report released Wednesday by the World Health Organization (WHO).

One dead after drinking contaminated water in Bangladesh

A female worker died and scores of others fell sick after drinking water at their factory in Bangladesh Saturday.

12 fall sick after consuming water at Ramdevera Fair

At least 12 pilgrims fell sick after consuming contaminated water near Ramdevera Fair here, health officials said Monday.

At least 20 kids fall ill after drinking water in Bihar school

At least six children fainted and 20 fell ill Monday after drinking water at a school in Bihar`s Bhojpur district, an official said. All were out of danger after receiving medical treatment.

NHRC seeks report over contaminated water in Odisha

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) asked the Odisha government to submit a report within four weeks over 43 people falling ill after drinking contaminated water from a tank, a petitioner said Monday.

100 tonnes of contaminated water leaked: Fukushima operator

The operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant said on Thursday that 100 tonnes of contaminated water has leaked out of a holding tank but its unlikely the water has reached the sea.

Water issues plague new LAX international terminal

Los Angeles International Airport is dealing with brown, contaminated water at its international terminal, which is undergoing renovations.

Rising menace of chemically contaminated water in rural areas

Availability of safe and potable water continues to be a distant dream for the rural populace of India.

Deaths due to contaminated water on rise

With all the talk about water and its importance, it is crucial that we look at the acute problem of contaminated drinking water scenario in the country.

50 sick after drinking contaminated water in Kolkata

Around 50 people have fallen sick after drinking contaminated water in Rajarhat area on the outskirts of the city, officials said on Monday.

Delhi assembly rocked on issue of ‘contaminated’ water supply

Delhi Assembly was rocked by BJP`s attack for supply of contaminated forcing repeated adjournments and eventually suspension of legislators of the opposition party from the House.

About 50 kids ill after drinking water in Bihar

About 50 children were taken ill Friday after drinking water from a handpump at a school in Bihar`s Sitamarhi district, officials said.

64,000 diarrhoea cases reported in Sindh

At least 64,320 cases of diarrhoea have been reported across Pakistan`s Sindh province this month, an official said.

37 tribal kids take ill after drinking contaminated water

Tribal Development Commissionerate ordered an inquiry into complaints of gastroenteritis among 37 children after they drank contaminated water.

Six dead, 500 ill after drinking water in Ghaziabad

Six people died and at least 500 people fell seriously ill after drinking contaminated ground water in the Loni area of Ghaziabad, officials said Friday.

2 girls die after drinking contaminated water in UP

Two girls died and at least 150 others, mostly children, took ill in a village here after consuming contaminated supply water, an official said.

250 Afghan students believed poisoned

At least 250 children in Afghanistan`s Khost province had to be rushed to hospital Tuesday when they showed symptoms of poisoning after drinking contaminated water in their school, Xinhua reported.

Japan nuke plant set to treat contaminated water

Three reactor cores melted after the March 11 tsunami knocked out power and destroyed critical cooling systems.