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West UP farmers upbeat after monsoon rains


September 1st, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 1 (IANS) Dispelling fears of a drought, rains in August have lifted the spirits of farmers in western Uttar Pradesh with the region receiving more than the annual ... Read more...

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Agra’s shoe industry told to shift


August 7th, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 7 (IANS) About 40 shoe industry units here have been again told to move out of the Taj city to the Leather Park on the Jaipur-Agra highway by ... Read more...

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Dikshit launches plantation drive


August 6th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Monday launched the annual plantation drive during which one million saplings will be planted in the capital.Dikshit was joined by ... Read more...

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Officially not open, Yamuna Expressway already a hit (With Images)


June 4th, 2012 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, June 4 (IANS) The 165 km, six-lane Yamuna Expressway, which will drastically cut down the travel time between Delhi and Agra, has become the favourite of enthusiastic riders and ... Read more...

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Agra citizens demand firm action against encroachers


March 25th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, March 25 (IANS) Agra citizens Sunday demanded firm and drastic action against encroachers who were blocking traffic movement and threatening the survival of historical buildings.In a resolution, concerned citizens ... Read more...

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Rescue the dying Yamuna to save the Taj, appeal activists


March 25th, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, March 25 (IANS) Hundreds of activists, students and senior citizens walked along the banks of the bone-dry river Yamuna in Agra Sunday in a symbolic rally to highlight the ... Read more...

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Yamuna Expressway awaits Akhilesh nod (With Image)


March 21st, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, March 21 (IANS) One of the most ambitious projects of the former Mayawati government, the Yamuna Expressway awaits a nod from Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. Samajwadi Party ... Read more...

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Court questions MCD on Yamuna bank enclosures


February 23rd, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday directed the MCD to file an affidavit explaining the reason for delay in constructing special enclosures on the Yamuna river ... Read more...

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Cycling drive for clean Yamuna


January 18th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Encouraging a sporty way to raise awareness among people about need to keep the Yamuna clean, a cyclothon is being organised by an NGO Swechha ... Read more...

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Nod to Yamuna Action Plan’s third phase for Delhi


December 1st, 2011 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) The central government Thursday approved the Rs.1,656-crore ($400-million) phase-III of Yamuna Action Plan (YAP) for Delhi under which it is proposed to rehabilitate damaged ... Read more...

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Taj city eco-activists march against polythene


November 20th, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Nov 20 (IANS)Environmentalits Sunday marched with banners and posters to demand a complete ban on use of polythene, which is proving a major health hazard in the Taj city.Youthful ... Read more...

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Radhastami celebrations in Mathura


September 5th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mathura (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 5 (IANS) Chants of 'Radhey Radhey' echoed in the air early Monday as pilgrims and locals here celebrated Radhastami, the birth of Lord Krishna's consort Radha.The ... Read more...

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From streetscaping to lights - CAG slams Delhi government


August 5th, 2011 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) Friday slammed the Sheila Dikshit-led Delhi government in its voluminous report on all counts -- from streetscaping ... Read more...

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Irregularities in awarding CWG Village work to Emaar: CAG


August 5th, 2011 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has said there were serious irregularities in awarding the construction contract of the residential complex at the ... Read more...

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639 polluting industrial units closed in Haryana


May 26th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 26 (IANS) Cracking the whip, the Haryana government ordered the closure of 639 industrial units in 2010-11 for violation of water and air pollution norms, a minister said ... Read more...

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Taj city’s daily struggle for water


May 25th, 2011 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
Agra, May 25 (IANS) The city of the Taj Mahal is becoming infamous for its dirty and scarce drinking water. Despite being situated on the banks of the river Yamuna, ... Read more...

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Goin’ on a summer holiday…no, to summer workshop!


May 24th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Agra, May 24 (IANS) Indian summers once used to be a time for homegrown fun and relaxation, a time when children would just play hopskotch, fly kites, sleep through ... Read more...

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‘Recognise Yamuna as heritage entity’ (April 18 is World Heritage Day)


April 17th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, April 17 (IANS) More than a month after ascetics embarked on a 1,000-km journey on foot to call for the restoration of the original glory of the Yamuna, ... Read more...

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Allahabad farmers take out rally to spread river pollution awareness


April 2nd, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by ANI
Agra, Apr 2(ANI): Farmers of Allahabad, who are carrying out a rally to spread awareness about increasing pollution in River Yamuna, reached Agra on Saturday.The rally will culminate in the national capital."We ... Read more...

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Ramesh to meet CMs of Haryana, Delhi to check river Yamuna pollution


March 27th, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 27 (ANI): Expressing concern over the growing pollution, Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh on Sunday said that he would hold a joint meeting with the ... Read more...

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Taj in real danger from dry polluted Yamuna (Lead, correcting name in last para)


March 5th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, March 5 (IANS) Till recently it was a mere conjecture, but now signs of stress and physical distortions on the white marble surface are beginning to confirm what everyone ... Read more...

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Taj in real danger from dry, polluted Yamuna


March 5th, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, March 5 (IANS) Till recently it was a mere conjecture, but now signs of stress and physical distortions on the marble surface are beginning to confirm what everyone has ... Read more...

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Movement to save the Yamuna gains momentum (Lead)


March 1st, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
By Brij Khandelwal Agra/Gokul, March 1 (IANS) A movement launched by the ascetics and Sri Krishna devotees of the Braj Mandal to save the Yamuna river from pollution is now gaining momentum. ... Read more...

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Temples shut down to protest pollution in Yamuna


March 1st, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Gokul (Mathura), March 1 (IANS) In an unprecedented display of solidarity with the movement launched by the ascetics and Sri Krishna devotees of the Braj Mandal, temples here were shut down for ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

CPCB told to file report on level of pollution in river Yamuna


February 28th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 28 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to file a report on the level of pollution in the river Yamuna within two ... Read more...

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Japan extends Rs.2,557 crore loan to India


February 17th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Japan has extended India a Rs.2,557 crore ($568.22 million) loan to fund three projects related to agriculture, forestry and environment, an official statement said Thursday. Over two-thirds ... Read more...

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Delhi court defers Yamuna embankment petition


January 21st, 2011 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday declined to stay the construction of an embankment on the Yamuna flood plain where Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC)'s Millennium Park Bus Depot ... Read more...

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Endangered crocodiles in Uttar Pradesh


December 3rd, 2010 - 9:02 pm ICT by ANI
Lucknow, Dec.3 (ANI): Annual census of the dwindling population of crocodiles and endangered ghariyals is underway along the River Chambal in Uttar Pradesh.The census is conducted in the 80 kilometers region of ... Read more...

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Vivek Oberoi Locked For 2 Hours!


November 27th, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi, who tied the knot with Priyanka Alva in the recent past, went through a bizarre incident. It all happened when he appeared for a brick-laying event ... Read more...

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Need for solution to end water accumalation in residential areas: Walia


November 24th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.24 (ANI): Delhi Urban Development & Finance Minister Dr. A.K. Walia today underlined the need of finding a permanent solution to the problem of accumulation of water at various places ... Read more...

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Allahabad women celebrate ‘Sunder Dooj’ on banks of River Yamuna


November 23rd, 2010 - 9:52 pm ICT by ANI
Allahabad, Nov.23 (ANI): Scores of women gathered on the banks of the River Yamuna here on Tuesday to celebrate the festival of 'Sunder Dooj'.During this festival they apply traditional traditional cleansing stuff ... Read more...

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Death toll reaches 69 in Delhi building collapse


November 18th, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Three more bodies have been recovered from the debris of a collapsed building in east Delhi, taking the death toll in the tragedy three days ago to ... Read more...

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They come from far and wide to Bateshwar cattle fair


November 16th, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
By Brij Khandelwal Bateshwar (Uttar Pradesh), Nov 16 (IANS) The Mughals, Marathas and the British once frequented it to purchase animals for their armies. One of the biggest and oldest animal fairs in ... Read more...

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Gandhi’s light continues to inspire, says Obama; gifts King memorabilia


November 8th, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) It was a solemn moment as US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle laid a wreath of white carnations at Mahatma Gandhi's memorial here Monday, ... Read more...

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Three boys drown in Yamuna, two bodies recovered


October 17th, 2010 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Oct 17 (IANS) The bodies of two of the three boys who drowned in river Yamuna were recovered by divers early Sunday, police said.Four youngsters of Sita Nagar in Etmauddaula ... Read more...

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