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Groundwater crisis: Water levels fall in 65% wells in a decade

Barely three per cent wells registered a rise in water level exceeding four metres in the year ending January 2016, according to a Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) report. Only 35 per cent of wells showed any rise in water level, which declined in over 64 per cent of wells. Average water levels in January

I don’t fall in love blindly or at first sight: Anushka Sharma

Mumbai: Anushka Sharma says she is practical when it comes to matters of the heart as she does not believe in love at first sight. “I am very practical as a person. I don’t fall in love blindly or at first sight. I don’t understand these things. I never come to know if somebody is

Coordination claims of Cong fall flat?

The rift is out in the open in Congress once again as the election year comes closer in Himachal Pradesh. The claims of coordination between Virbhadra government and the Congress party led by Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu have seemingly fallen apart. Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, who praised Sukhu one day and retraced his stand the very

Contraceptive pills driving fall in ovarian cancer deaths

London: Wide spread use of oral contraceptives has driven the fall in deaths from ovarian cancer world wide, a major study has found. Deaths from ovarian cancer fell worldwide between 2002 and 2012 and are predicted to continue to decline in the US, European Union (EU) and, though to a smaller degree, in Japan by

More than 100 students fall ill in Kanpur after hostel meal

Kanpur: More than 100 students of a private engineering college here in Uttar Pradesh reported sick after having food at the hostel mess, police said on Thursday. At least four are in critical condition. The district administration of Kanpur Dehat (rural) has ordered a probe into the matter and is testing the food served at

Badal asks SAD councillors to fall in line or face action

Mohali: President of Shiromani Akali Dal and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday held a special meeting with councillors of Mohali. During meeting Badal gave strict directions to party councillors to stay in discipline. The meeting was held at sector 62 guest house just before inauguration of new District Administrative Complex. It is pertinent

2 Jalandhar residents killed in HP as tree falls on tent during storm

Shimla: Two tourists were today killed andanother was injured when a tree, uprooted by a severe storm, fell on the tent in which they were sleeping in a nature park managed by the Himachal Pradesh government in Narkanda area here. The incident took place at around 3.50 AM in the nature park, 65 kms from