YAMUNA RIVER

  • Agra administration bans use of polythene June 19, 2014

    The Agra administration has banned polythene in a bid to clean up the Yamuna river. Divisional Commissioner Pradeep Bhatnagar on Wednesday instructed municipal authorities to immediately ban the use of polythene below 40 microns. The Agra Municipal Corporation will stop people from littering polythene and throwing religious material into the Yamuna from...
  • UP threatens to cut water supply to Delhi over water pollution February 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Irrigation Minister Shivpal Singh Yadav has threatened to cut the Ganga water supply to Delhi, claiming that the dirty and polluted drains from the national capital are polluting the Yamuna. Shivpal Singh Yadav said that Yamuna joins Ganga and its polluted water is creating problems in...
  • Delhi CM calls meeting with Jal Board officials January 15, 2014

    Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has called a meeting with the officials of Delhi Jal Board on Wednesday. The meeting comes in the backdrop of spike in industrial pollutants in Yamuna river. The increase in pollution has forced the Jal Board to cut production at the Wazirabad and Chandrawal water treatment...
  • Manmohan Singh pays tribute to Jawaharlal Nehru November 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday paid a tribute to India's first prime minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his 124th birth anniversary. The Prime Minister paid a floral tribute to Nehru at Shantivan, a memorial dedicated to Pandit Nehru on the bank of Yamuna river here. Shantivan means peaceful woods. Nehru...
  • Kashmere Gate, ISBT flooded; Yamuna still flows above danger mark June 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Many areas in north Delhi's Kashmere Gate and neighbouring ISBT have been flooded as the Yamuna continued to be in spate. A nearby monastery and the Monastery Market remained inundated as water level continued to rise forcing closure of the market. "There are about 300 markets, mostly readymade clothes...
  • Delhi: Yamuna water level rises, water spills over to roads June 20, 2013

    New Delhi: The water level in the Yamuna continues to rise in New Delhi and has touched 207.25 metres mark, which is the highest since 2010. The water has spilled over to the Outer Ring Road and is expected to affect the traffic movement. The water level in the river...
  • Delhi: Govt to bulid a canal near Yamuna March 12, 2013

    New Delhi: The Yamuna Raksha Dal has claimed that the government has agreed to one of its main demands. The activists say that the government is ready to construct a 20-km long canal near the Yamuna in Delhi. After the government agreed to their demand for a canal, the activists...
  • Thousands of people march to Delhi demanding a clean Yamuna March 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Thousands of people are marching from Vrindavan to Delhi demanding a cleaner Yamuna. The purpose of the 10-day long march to Delhi Yamuna Rakshak Dal is to demand release of more water from Hathini Kund barrage and to keep the Yamuna clean and not to discharge pollutants into...
  • Delhi rains: Yamuna water level steadily rising August 28, 2012

    New Delhi: The water level in the Yamuna has been rising steadily due to the incessant rains in the capital for the past five days. The government, however, says there is no need to panic as yet. No evacuations have been ordered so far. Meanwhile, the Delhi High Court has directed the...
  • Delhi ignores own quake peril warnings February 15, 2012

    New Delhi: The ramshackle neighbourhoods of northeast Delhi are home to 2.2 million people packed along narrow alleys. Buildings are made from a single layer of brick. Extra floors are added to dilapidated buildings not meant to handle their weight. Tangles of electrical cables hang precariously everywhere. If a major earthquake...
  • Heavy rain lashes Delhi; claims one life September 9, 2011

    Heavy rainfall has also caused water levels in the Yamuna river to rise near the danger mark. ...
  • CJ fights for protecting storm water drain July 9, 2011

    Nafisa Ali turns citizen journalist to expose how storm water drain has become a sewage. ...
  • Sub standard flood barriers in Haryana July 3, 2011

    Chandigarh: It is the great Indian scam again. This time the victims could be the people of Haryana yet again. Last year the river Yamuna flooded causing massive damage, especially at the Hathnikund Barrage. The state government has spent Rs 68 crores on repairs but an inspection team has found...
  • Yamuna crosses danger mark, flood risk rises September 13, 2009

    New Delhi: The rainswollen Yamuna river crossed the danger mark on Sunday, increasing the risk of floods in the lowlying areas along its banks, an official said. "The water has reached 205.17 metres, which is well above the danger mark of 204.83 metres," an official of the flood control department told...
  • Yamuna nears danger mark, evacuation begins September 12, 2009

    New Delhi: The Yamuna on Saturday rose threateningly close to the danger level due to incessant rains and release of water into the river by Haryana, swamping lowlying areas of the National Capital. People living along the banks of the river in Delhi have now been forced to evacuate due...
  • Yamuna likely to flood Delhi on Saturday September 12, 2009

    New Delhi: The Yamuna river has risen due to the heavy rains over the past few days and is likely to cross the danger mark and flood lowlying areas along the bank in the Capital on Saturday, an official said. "By 0800 hrs IST today (Saturday), the water level in Yamuna...
  • CJ battles to save Yamuna River August 22, 2008

    Delhi:It is a matter of pride that India is the host for the 2010 Commonwealth games, but that the Games village is being built on the Yamuna's bed. The Yamuna River in Delhi has been flowing dangerously and large parts of the flood plain area has already been inundated....
  • Are you drinking water with ammonia concentration? November 16, 2007

    Water supply to many parts of the national capital had been suspended for hours after ammonia content touched dangerous levels. For the last two days, parts of Delhi were facing an acute water shortage. And it was not because there wasn't enough water in the Yamuna. The Delhi Jal Board had...
  • Commonwealth Games 2010: Delhi's death trap October 18, 2007

    New Delhi: The Commonwealth Games 2010 are the biggest sports events to ever be held in the country. But the CNNIBN special investigation team finds that the nation's pride could turn into an ecological embarrassment. The 118 acre Commonwealth Games village is under construction on the floodplains of the Yamuna, in...
  • Impact: Delhi fest in deep waters April 11, 2007

    New Delhi: The artificial shopping paradise, Global Village which has been built on the banks of the River Yamuna in Delhi may run into rough waters. The Convenor of Usha Mehra Committee looking into encroachments on Yamuna has issued a notice to Delhi Tourism for violation of environmental laws. "This Global...
  • Global Village has Yamuna gasping April 1, 2007

    New Delhi: It's a shocking tale of environment laws flouted for a monthlong shopping extravaganza. An artificial shopping 'paradise' called Global Village being built on the banks of River Yamuna may have permanently damaged the floodplains of the river and could now affect the water supply into Delhi. This Global...