Yamuna

  • Agra administration bans use of polythene 19-06-2014 02:33 PM

    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...
  • Delhi: L-G Najeeb Jung inspects de-silting work 18-06-2014 12:05 AM

    New Delhi: Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung on Tuesday reviewed the de-silting work of drains in different parts of the city, ahead of monsoon. Seven teams, led by the Lt Governor, left the Raj Niwas at 3 PM to carry out inspections in different parts of Delhi. They covered several...
  • Cloudy day in Lucknow, but mercury set to rise 09-06-2014 01:15 PM

    Residents of Lucknow woke up to a pleasant Monday morning as it turned cloudy and cool breeze swept the city. The Met Office called it a "temporary" respite and said the temperature is likely to hover around 45 degrees Celsius during the day. The city has witnessed extreme heat wave...
  • Four drown in Yamuna while taking holy dip 09-06-2014 08:21 AM

    One woman and three teenagers, including two twin brothers, drowned in Yamuna river on Sunday while taking a dip on the occasion of Ganga Dussehra festival, police said. DSP Mukul Dwivedi confirmed the deaths of the woman and the twin brothers in his Mant police station area. According to police,...
  • AAP questions L-G's decision to send team to Gujarat 05-06-2014 11:22 PM

    New Delhi: The AAP on Thursday questioned Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung's decision to send a government team to Gujarat to study the state's model for cleaning rivers and replicate it in Delhi, saying the "ill-timed move will further the political agenda of the BJP". Criticising the move, the Aam...
  • Watch: CJ Vimlendu Jha who has been campaigning for a clean Yamuna 05-06-2014 09:14 AM

    Citizen journalist CJ Vimlendu Jha highlight the deteriorating condition of Yamuna river in his locality on the occasion of World Environment Day. ...
  • Delhi bureaucrats to take lessons from Gujarat on power, Yamuna issues 04-06-2014 07:52 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi government is interested in learning from Gujarat model of development to address the issues of power and Yamuna cleaning in the national capital. A team of Delhi government officials will be going to Gujarat on Thursday to study the state's solar model of power and the Sabarmati...
  • No relief for discoms; Delhi HC defers hearing on CAG audit 26-05-2014 07:30 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday deferred the hearing on the plea by three private discoms to stay the city government's decision asking the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) to audit their accounts. A bench comprising Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice RS Endlaw fixed July...
  • Discoms not cooperating with CAG in auditing: Delhi government to HC 12-05-2014 08:18 PM

    New Delhi: Contrary to the claims of three private discoms, the Delhi government on Monday told the high court that these firms have not been cooperating with the Comptroller and Auditor General in auditing of their accounts. "None of the discoms has so far given all the requisite information/data sought...
  • Clean Yamuna: Hema's top priority after elections 26-03-2014 06:30 PM

    Hema Malini, BJP's Lok Sabha candidate from Mathura, on Wednesday, said that eliminating pollution from Yamuna will be her top priority. "Protection of our cultural heritage in the form of Ganga and Yamuna is vital. I would do my best to ensure clean Yamuna," she said. "Nobody can move in...
  • Ex-CPI MLA Yamuna Yadav dead at 66 24-03-2014 09:25 PM

    Former CPI MLA Yamuna Yadavpassed away at his residence in Anishabad in Patna on Mondayafter prolonged illness, his son and RJD leader Manoj Yadav said. He was 66. Yadav is survived by his wife, three sons and two daughters. He was elected to the state Legislative Assembly from Kesaria seat...
  • Delhi: Five drown in the Yamuna 17-03-2014 09:43 PM

    New Delhi: Five people drowned in the Yamuna river near North Delhi's Sonia Vihar on Monday. They were reportedly drinking water at the river bank when we fell in. The incident took place in late afternoon. ...
  • 700 boxes of liquor worth lakhs seized from Yamuna Expressway 13-03-2014 11:48 PM

    Seven-hundred boxes of liquor worth over Rs 21 lakh in market was seized on the Yamuna Expressway on Thursday, police said. "On a tip-off, three members of the smuggling gang including the driver have been arrested and 700 boxes of wine were recovered from their canter," they said. The Kanpur-bound...
  • Soon, enjoy hassle-free ride from Delhi to Taj Mahal by escaping Agra traffic 04-03-2014 01:40 PM

    In two years, tourists from Delhi and Kanpur will be drive to the Taj Mahal from the Yamuna Expressway without entering the congested Agra city. This will be made possible by the Rs 306 crore inner city Ring Road that will connect the Yamuna Expressway with Fatehabad tourism complex near...
  • Water supply in Agra may be suspended, warn civic authorities 20-02-2014 06:19 PM

    Civic authorities in Agra have warned that water supply in the city could be suspended in view of Yamuna river's already high pollution reaching levels much beyond treatment. Both Agra Mayor Indrajeet Arya and MP Ram Shankar Katheria on Thursday threatened to sit on a 'dharna' to highlight the poor...
  • Delhi power crisis: Anil Ambani meets Lt Governor 19-02-2014 11:58 PM

    New Delhi: Reliance Group chairman Anil Ambani on Wednesday met Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung for nearly an hour which officials described as a "courtesy call." Both sides declined to comment on the deliberations between Ambani and Jung. The meeting comes against the backdrop of issues concerning two group companies...
  • Yamuna Expressway City to get metro rail soon 13-02-2014 08:17 AM

    Yamuna Expressway Industrial development Authority has approved the metro rail project between the proposed metro station at Pari Chowk till sector 18 and 20, the first residential sectors of the authority being developed where over 21000 allotments have been done. PC Gupta, Chief Executive Officer,YEIDA, said on Wednesday. that the...
  • UP threatens to cut water supply to Delhi over water pollution 10-02-2014 01:51 PM

    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...
  • SC directs NTPC not to cut power supply to BSES in Delhi 07-02-2014 05:49 PM

    New Delhi: In a reprieve to residents of Delhi, the Supreme Court on directed NTPC not to cut power supply till March 26 to Reliance Group-owned power distribution companies for not clearing outstanding dues of over Rs.300 crore. The apex court also directed BSES to pay Rs 50 crore within...
  • Delhi power crisis: Discoms move larger High Court bench against CAG audit 07-02-2014 12:22 PM

    New Delhi: There seems to be no end in sight to the Delhi power crisis. The three Delhi discoms have now moved a larger bench of the High Court after an earlier bench refused to stay the CAG audit ordered by the Arvind Kejriwal government into the accounts of the...
  • Delhi power crisis: SC agrees to hear BSES plea against NTPC 06-02-2014 11:17 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the plea of the Reliance Group companies BSES against the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) notice threatening to cut off power supply for not clearing outstanding dues. The apex court will hear the plea on Friday. Raising a fear of an...
  • Cancellation of licence would be illegal: BSES Yamuna to Kejriwal 04-02-2014 06:26 PM

    New Delhi: The private supply companies BSES Yamuna has attacked Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for asking the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) to cancel the licence if they fail to ensure uninterrupted power supply. In a statement the BSES Yamuna said "As legally advised, the proposed cancellation of licenses...
  • Delhi to pay 6-8 pc more for power, yet face cuts as discoms fail to pay dues 01-02-2014 07:27 AM

    New Delhi: If you stay in Delhi, get ready to pay more for electricity from Saturday. The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) on Friday hiked the power surcharge for the three distribution companies in the capital by 6 to 8 per cent. The BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL), the BSES...
  • NTPC warns Delhi discoms to pay today or power supply will be cut 31-01-2014 03:04 PM

    New Delhi: Residents of East Delhi and Central Delhi may face eight to 10 hours of power cuts in February as the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has rejected Delhi government's plea to continue power supply to BSES Yamuna Power Limited. The NTPC has informed the power discom that a...
  • AAP warns discoms, says will cancel licence, if power supply is cut 31-01-2014 11:35 AM

    New Delhi: The ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has asked the private power distribution companies in Delhi to provide 24 hour uninterrupted power in the state failing and has warned them that their licences will be cancelled if they fail to do so. This comes after the Discom BSES Yamuna...
  • Delhi's millennium bus depot pits AAP government against Centre 29-01-2014 04:13 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's decision to shift the millennium bus depot from the banks of Yamuna has led to yet another fight between the AAP government and the Centre. The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has expressed its inability to provide alternate land before the Delhi High Court...
  • CAG officials visit three private power distribution firms 20-01-2014 10:45 PM

    Officials from the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) on Monday visited the three private power distribution companies in the city, nearly three weeks after the Delhi government ordered scrutiny of their finances by the auditor. The government on January 1 announced its decision to recommend CAG audit of the finances...
  • NHRC seeks report from Delhi government on deaths near a shelter home 15-01-2014 01:40 PM

    New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission has called for reports from the Delhi government on the death of two homeless persons near a shelter home in East Delhi. The NHRC has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report that two homeless persons were found dead at a distance...
  • Delhi CM calls meeting with Jal Board officials 15-01-2014 10:35 AM

    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...
  • Private contractor allegedly gets man abducted, tortured with cigarette butts for filing RTI 20-12-2013 08:09 AM

    A man was abducted and tortured by unidentified persons allegedly at the behest of a private contractor after he filed an RTI application seeking information about the quality of work being carried out by him. "A case was filed against unknown persons and a manhunt launched to nab them," said...