YAMUNA

  • Delhi: DERC to review fuel surcharge, tariff may go up in November October 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Power tariff in the city may go up next month as Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission is all set to levy a fuel surcharge to help the private distribution companies adjust their power purchase cost. While hiking the power tariff by up to 7.5 per cent for domestic consumers, the...
  • Delhi: Water shortages lead to 'tanker mafia' September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Every summer, when Minoo Phakey's water runs out, she does what most people do in her middleclass neighborhood: She calls the mafia. Within an hour, a man in a tanker arrives, carrying a load of dubious water drawn illegally from the city's groundwater. With India's capital gripped by its...
  • 50,000 footfalls at Taj Mahal, but no profits for hoteliers August 18, 2014

    A record number of people visited the Taj Mahal on Sunday, with footfalls crossing the 50,000 mark. On Saturday too, over 48,000 tickets were sold, but all this proved meaningless for Agra's hotel industry. The majority of visitors were of course "deshi" who combined tourism with religion, paying a visit to...
  • Delhi to take foreign specialists help to solve water paucity August 15, 2014

    New Delhi: As the city grapples with water scarcity, Lt Governor Najeeb Jung on Friday said that the Delhi Government will take technical help from specialists from across the globe to set up a 40 MGD water treatment plant. "There is a plan to take technical help from specialists from...
  • Action plan for Ganga, Yamuna cleanup by this yearend: Government July 21, 2014

    New Delhi: An action plan for the cleanup of the Ganga and Yamuna rivers may be formulated by the end of this year after consultation with stakeholders, the government informed Rajya Sabha on Monday. In his reply to a question on when the government proposes to formulate an action plan...
  • Dutch government agrees to assist in comprehensive plan for Yamuna July 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre plans to create mega reservoirs by dredging the bed of the Yamuna for which the Dutch government has agreed to facilitate an action plan. "To rejuvenate the river and meet the water requirements, a scheme has been worked out involving creation of mega reservoirs by dredging the...
  • DERC approves hike in Delhi's electricity tariff July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Electricity tariff has been increased in the Delhi by the regulatory body. Announcing the hike, Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission said that the increase will be 8.32 per cent for all three discoms (BSES Rajdhani Power Limited, BSES Yamuna Power Limited and Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited). In the New...
  • 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...
  • Delhi: LG Najeeb Jung inspects desilting work June 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung on Tuesday reviewed the desilting 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 June 9, 2014

    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 condition...
  • Four drown in Yamuna while taking holy dip June 9, 2014

    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, the...
  • AAP questions LG's decision to send team to Gujarat June 5, 2014

    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 "illtimed move will further the political agenda of the BJP". Criticising the move, the Aam Aadmi...
  • Watch: CJ Vimlendu Jha who has been campaigning for a clean Yamuna June 5, 2014

    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 June 4, 2014

    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 May 26, 2014

    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 22...
  • Discoms not cooperating with CAG in auditing: Delhi government to HC May 12, 2014

    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 by...
  • Clean Yamuna: Hema's top priority after elections March 26, 2014

    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 the land...
  • Ex-CPI MLA Yamuna Yadav dead at 66 March 24, 2014

    Former CPI MLA Yamuna Yadav passed away at his residence in Anishabad in Patna on Monday after 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 in East Champaran...
  • Delhi: Five drown in the Yamuna March 17, 2014

    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 March 13, 2014

    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 vehicle was...
  • Soon, enjoy hassle-free ride from Delhi to Taj Mahal by escaping Agra traffic March 4, 2014

    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 the...
  • Water supply in Agra may be suspended, warn civic authorities February 20, 2014

    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 February 19, 2014

    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 BSES...
  • Yamuna Expressway City to get metro rail soon February 13, 2014

    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 Detail...
  • 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...
  • SC directs NTPC not to cut power supply to BSES in Delhi February 7, 2014

    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 Groupowned 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 two...
  • Delhi power crisis: Discoms move larger High Court bench against CAG audit February 7, 2014

    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 February 6, 2014

    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 February 4, 2014

    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 68 pc more for power, yet face cuts as discoms fail to pay dues February 1, 2014

    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 Rajdhani...