Narmada

  • Bharuch: Traffic disrupted on highway after bridge railing falls off 24-03-2014 11:16 AM

    Ahmedabad: Traffic on the Ahmedabad-Mumbai highway was disrupted early on Monday morning after a portion of the railing on the Sardar Bridge over the Narmada river fell off. According to initial reports, 200 meters of the railing fell off bridge at Bharuch. Police said the traffic is being diverted to...
  • LS polls: Three-cornered contest likely in the state with AAP jumping in fray 01-03-2014 09:35 AM

    With the AAP deciding to contest all 29 seats in Madhya Pradesh, the state is likely to witness a three-cornered contest for the first time in Lok Sabha polls instead of bipolar fights seen in the past. Earlier, the BSP and Congress(T), floated by senior Congress leader late Arjun Singh,...
  • LK Advani praises Narmada-Kshipra river linking project 26-02-2014 09:41 AM

    Senior BJP leader LK Advani on Tuesday said if the rivers in India are linked as dreamt by former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee then no farmer in the country would remain without water for irrigation. "When Vajpayee was Prime Minister, the river linking scheme was framed so that no...
  • Narmada-Kshipra link will be developed as a sacred place: CM 19-02-2014 07:58 AM

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday said his government will declare Narmada-Kshipra link at Ujjani village as a "sacred place" and develop it as a religious-cum-cultural centre. "We will declare Narmada-Kshipra link spot as a sacred place and develop it as a religious-cum-cultural centre," Chouhan told reporters...
  • Review petition in Gujarat High Court against 'Statue of Unity' 18-02-2014 12:20 AM

    Ahmedabad: A review petition was filed in Gujarat High Court on Monday against the 'Statue of Unity', a pet project of Chief Minister Narendra Modi, seeking reversal of an earlier order whereby a PIL on the issue was dismissed. On January 13, the division bench of Chief Justice Bhaskar Bhattacharya...
  • Centre politicising gate installation at Narmada dam, says Narendra Modi 17-02-2014 06:04 PM

    Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Monday alleged that the Centre was ignoring the state's repeated demand to install gates at the Sardar Sarovar dam. "Forty years after Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru laid the foundation stone of the project, the state is still fighting for the...
  • LS polls: AAP may emerge as third force in MP, says Alok Agarwal 17-02-2014 01:52 PM

    Narmada Bachao Aandolan (NBA) leader Alok Agarwal, who has been named as the AAP nominee from Madhya Pradesh's Khandwa constituency for the Lok Sabha election, has said that there is a strong possibility of his party emerging as a "third force" in the state. "Be it the BJP or Congress,...
  • Narmada-Kshipra river linking scheme to be formally launched 07-02-2014 10:23 PM

    Testing of the ambitious Narmada-Kshipra river linking scheme worth Rs 432 crore has been successful and is expected to be formally launched this month, Narmada Valley Development (NVDA) sources said. "Our engineers took nearly 14 months to complete the Narmada-Kshipra Simhast Link Scheme which has been tested successfully," sources said...
  • Medha Patkar indicates contesting Lok Sabha polls on AAP ticket 19-01-2014 05:32 PM

    Social activist Medha Patkar, who announced "active support" to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) recently, on Sunday said the option to contest upcoming Lok Sabha polls on AAP ticket was open to her while indicating that some leaders of her National Alliance of People's Movement (NAPM) may also take the political...
  • Medha Patkar-led Narmada Bachao Andolan to support AAP 13-01-2014 03:26 PM

    Mumbai: Social activist Medha Patkar on Monday announced that the Narmada Bachao Andolan will back Aam Aadmi Party. She, however, refrained from clarifying whether she would contest elections for the party in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Speaking about the new brand of politics introduced by Arvind Kejriwal's AAP, Patkar...
  • Medha Patkar will clear stand on joining AAP today 13-01-2014 01:37 PM

    New Delhi: Social activist Medha Patkar will on Monday afternoon announce if she is joining the Aam Aadmi Party or not. Speaking to CNN-IBN, the activist best known for Narmada Bachao Andolan said that consultations were on and an announcement could be expected by Monday afternoon as NBA activists from...
  • Protest to demand release of water into canals 05-01-2014 07:52 PM

    The project affected people of Omkareshwar and Indira Sagar dam projects built on Narmada river on Sunday staged a protest before a team of Union Ministry of Environment at Amladha village to demand release of water into canals. The protesters, led by Sheru Patel, Rajesh Patidar and Bhagwan Bai, on...
  • Gandhi's non-violence ideology more relevant today: Medha Patkar 10-11-2013 05:44 PM

    Panaji: Noted social activist Medha Patkar on Sunday said Mahatma Gandhi's ideology of non-violence is more relevant in the present times, and suggested that there should be no capital punishment. "Mahatma Gandhi's ideology of non-violence is very much relevant today. There is no difference between violence whoever does it," Patkar...
  • Dam oustees want CM to meet them and fulfil demands 13-09-2013 06:14 PM

    Protesters staging 'Jalsatyagaraha' in three districts of Madhya Pradesh against non-fulfilment of their demands, on Friday, asserted they will not give up their agitation till Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan visits them and resolves the issues raised by them. The oustees of Indira Sagar Project (ISP), built on river Narmada...
  • Attack at Sabarmati Ashram was a conspiracy to kill me: Medha Patkar 05-09-2013 09:22 PM

    Ahmedabad: Social activist and Narmada Bachao Andolan leader Medha Patkar on Thursday told a local court that the attack during a public meeting at Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabadafter the 2002 riots was a part of a "conspiracy" to kill her. Patkar on Thursday deposed before Metropolitan Magistrate A S Desai,...
  • About 17,000 people from Bharuch moved to safer places after release of Narmada water 27-08-2013 09:18 AM

    Around 17,000 people from the low-lying areas of 30 villages of Bharuch district and old Bharuch city have so far been shifted to safer places, as the release of water from Narmada dam due to heavy rains have increased the water level. "Close to 17,000 people from the low lying...
  • Rains wreak havoc in Gujarat; over 9,000 evacuated from Bharuch 26-08-2013 07:40 AM

    Bharuch: Heavy rains continues wreak havoc in Gujarat. Over 9,000 people have been evacuated from Bharuch district in Gujarat while 100 villages have been put on high alert after. Several low lying areas of Bharuch have submerged under ten feet of water. More than 9000 people living in low lying...
  • Gujarat rains: Narmada dam flows above danger mark; 100 villages on high alert 25-08-2013 06:26 PM

    Ahmedabad: With water in Narmada dam flowing above danger mark following heavy rains in neighbouring Madhya Pradesh, the administrations in south Gujarat districts of Bharuch and Narmada have shifted around 6,000 people to safer places. Officials say Narmada is now flowing ten feet above the danger mark. On Saturday, the...
  • More than 5,000 people shifted to safer places in Gujarat as Narmada flows above danger mark 24-08-2013 05:08 PM

    With water in Narmada dam flowing at 130.64 metre level following heavy rains in neighbouring Madhya Pradesh, the administrations in south Gujarat districts of Bharuch and Narmada have shifted more than 5,000 people to safer places. The present height of under-construction Narmada dam is 121.92 meters, while the water is...
  • MP: Army, IAF carry out rescue work, Narmada flows above danger mark 24-08-2013 08:56 AM

    Bhopal: The Army and Indian Air Force choppers have been pressed in to carry out rescue operations in Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh as over thousand people are still feared to be stranded in low lying areas of the district and Narmada river continues to flow 15 feet above the...
  • Army, Air Force alerted after Narmada crosses danger mark 23-08-2013 03:12 PM

    Army and air force have been pressed into service to speed up relief work in Hoshangabad district where heavy downpour has inundated low lying areas of the town with Narmada river flowing 18-feet above the danger mark. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan chaired a high level meeting on...
  • MP: Narmada flowing above the danger mark in Hoshangabad 23-08-2013 08:53 AM

    Bhopal: The Narmada river in Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh is flowing 15 ft above the danger mark. Many villages in and around the river banks have been cut off due to which the Army has been called out to rescue the stranded people. Meanwhile, schools have been shut down...
  • Medha Patkar deposits Rs 9,000 in cross-cases of defamation 13-08-2013 06:31 PM

    Narmada Bachao Andolan activist Medha Patkar on Tuesday deposited in a Delhi court costs of Rs 9,000 which was imposed on her in cross-cases of defamation lodged against her and the head of an Ahmedabad-based NGO. Patkar's counsel handed over the cash amount of Rs 9,000 to the advocate of...
  • Uttar Pradesh: Rains wreak havoc on Varanasi, Chandauli 03-08-2013 10:59 AM

    New Delhi: Heavy rains in Varanasi have led to surge in water levels in Ganga. Hundreds of people have been forced to vacate their homes as ghats have been flooded due to incessant rains. The Chandauli district in Uttar Pradesh is also grappling with rains, where normal life has been...
  • Gujarat: Rivers flowing above the danger mark, over 4,000 evacuated in Bharuch 03-08-2013 10:39 AM

    Ahmedabad: Due to heavy rains in Gujarat over the past two days, rivers in the state are flowing above the danger mark, following which close to 4,000 people from several villages in Bharuch district have been evacuated to safer places. Vadodara city has also been badly affected with severe waterlogging....
  • Rendezvous with Indian Ocean's Rahul Ram 25-07-2013 01:31 PM

    Rahul Ram is super-busy. The fatigue is audible, and you can believe he's on the other side of 50, though the livewire red-bandanaed stage persona wouldn't give you that impression. The Delhi upbringing is evident in the hard Rs and the seamless and frequent switches between English and Hindi. We...
  • Narmada Bachao Andolan: Villagers to hold sit-in protest in Bhopal 29-06-2013 08:42 AM

    Bhopal: Thousands of villagers from areas affected by the Narmada dam will hold a sit-in protest in Bhopal on Thursday. The protesters will launch a five-day protest under the Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) banner. The protesters are demanding to implement the order passed by the Supreme Court that has asked...
  • Congress slams Modi for spreading 'lies' on Narmada issue 06-05-2013 12:26 AM

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Congress on Sunday alleged that Chief Minister Narendra Modi has been spreading "blatant lies" and unnecessarily blaming the Centre for not constructing gates at the Sardar Sarovar Narmada dam. "Gujarat Chief Minister is using the Narmada project for a canard campaign against the central government and spreading blatant...
  • Centre worried only about 'nephews and uncles': Modi 05-05-2013 05:40 PM

    Devda (Guj): Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday slammed the Union Government for allegedly ignoring the state government's demand about construction of gates at Sardar Sarovar Narmada dam, and said the Centre was only concerned about "nephews and uncles". "I alongwith our (BJP) leaders like Parsottam Rupala and LK...