Saturday, 25 June, 2022

Topic: Yamuna

Delhi’s ‘lifeline’ Yamuna is drying up. Here’s how govt can combat water crisis

Rather than lurching from one water crisis to another, Jal Board should insure Delhi against water shortages with a policy-based approach. Here’s a model.

HC dismisses the plea by farmers’ society to restrain DDA from taking over land on Yamuna bank

The court said that since the members of the petitioner society are in unlawful occupation, the relief for compensation on the ground of DDA damaging the crop is not maintainable.

Have prepared 6-point action plan to clean Yamuna river by 2025, says Arvind Kejriwal

The government will shut down the industries discharging industrial waste into the Yamuna, Delhi CM said.

Delhi water crisis will resolve as Haryana has released 16,000 cusecs water: Raghav Chadha

The Delhi Jal Board vice-chairman had earlier said Haryana had been withholding 120 MGD (million gallons per day) water belonging to Delhi, which led to a water crisis.

This is what causes toxic white foam to float on surface of the Yamuna in Delhi

The formation of white foam in the Yamuna river is not something new. However, what's worrying is that the formation of this foam is not a natural phenomenon.

It’s 2021, but floating bodies in UP and Bihar have sent us back to 1918

In Bihar’s Buxar, 71 corpses washed up at Mahadev Ghat of the Ganga river. In UP's Hamirpur, local residents fear the floating bodies will pose a new risk to their health.

‘1, 2, 3, 4, 5…’ — UP fishermen count floating dead as poverty, rituals drive up river burials

In Uttar Pradesh's Hamirpur district, situated on the banks of the Yamuna, several corpses can be seen floating on the river. Local residents fear health hazards after no action.

Covid is barely a concern for this Delhi village on Yamuna that can be accessed only by boat

So remote is Chak Shila, located in Delhi's Yamuna Khadar area, that villagers don't feel the need to wear masks or gloves. At any rate, access to food & water overshadows other issues.

Yamuna banks as home, once-a-day langar: How hundreds in Delhi spent 4 days before CM acted

Hundreds of homeless people moved to Yamuna Pushta in Delhi after a shelter home burnt down. But their living conditions were barely survivable for days.

NGT seeks report on whether expanded Akshardham Temple was built on Yamuna floodplains

In 2015, the green panel had slapped a fine on Akshardham Temple for not seeking environmental clearance before the expansion.

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Bucket hat meet feather boa Photographer: Kevin Winter/Getty Images North America

1990s house music and fashion are back — unfortunately, so is a 1970s economy

It may be fear of recession that’s driving today’s obsession with all things early ‘90s. The period was characterised by a dismal economy and large-scale unemployment.
Bombay Stock Exchange in Mumbai | Bloomberg File Photo

Three charts show trouble for Indian stocks and why its unlikely to end anytime soon

The S&P BSE Sensex Index has fallen more than 15% from its October high, nearing the 20% loss that denotes a bear market.


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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.