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Call to check industrial pollution in Ganga

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 23:52

The water resources, river development and Ganga rejuvenation ministry and the environment, forests and climate change ministry Thursday said they will jointly check industrial pollution of the Ganga river.

Centre sets three-year target to rejuvenate Ganga river

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 15:38

With the Narendra Modi government according top priority to cleaning River Ganga, the Centre has set a target of three years to rejuvenate the polluted holy river.

NHRC notice to Gujarat govt over poor facilities

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 15:13

Taking cognizance of the fact that students in a Gujarat village have to swim across a river to reach their school because there is no bridge, the NHRC Wednesday issued a notice to the state government.

Dev Patel falls into River Cam while filming with Jeremy Irons

Dev Patel falls into River Cam while filming with Jeremy Irons

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 11:07

`Slumdog Millionaire` actor Dev Patel was fished out of the River Cam in Cambridge by actor Jeremy Irons after he lost his balance while filming `The Man Who Knew Infinity`.

Tea tales/ Cutting (edge) Chai

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 18:43

Do you have active taste buds and an equally strong sensory skills; are you passionate about promoting tea as a preferred drink, then tea taster is the right career for you, says <i>Gauri Rane</i>.

Rapti maintains high level as UP flood woes continue

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 17:26

The Rapti river in Uttar Pradesh continues to maintain an alarming level and is flowing above the danger mark, causing concern in the flood-affected state.

Toll in Nepal floods rises to 101

Last Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014, 20:08

The toll in floods and landslides hitting western Nepal since last week has risen to 101, while 126 people remain missing and 17,000 have abandoned their homes, officials told Efe news agency Monday.

Expert cautions against building barrages on Ganga river

Last Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014, 17:29

Rajendra Singh, a water conservationist also known as India`s waterman, Monday cautioned the central government over its plan to build barrages on the Ganga river.

Turtles `talk` to care for young

Last Updated: Sunday, August 17, 2014, 16:56

In a first instance of recorded parental care in turtles, scientists have found that these reptiles use sound to stick together and care for young.

Uttarakhand floods: Death toll rises to 52 as rains wreak havoc

Last Updated: Sunday, August 17, 2014, 10:30

Heavy rains continue to wreak havoc in Uttarakhand on Sunday where over 50 people have reportedly been killed following floods and landslides in the area.

UP river flows above danger level; govt issues flood warning

Last Updated: Sunday, August 17, 2014, 00:57

With River Rapti in Uttar Pradesh flowing above the danger level, the Centre on Saturday issued a warning of "high flood situation".

Plying of boats on Brahmaputra temporarily suspended

Last Updated: Saturday, August 16, 2014, 18:09

Inland Water Transport (IWT) department has temporarily suspended plying of any boat, both mechanised or manual, on Brahmaputra from today due to the rising of water level of the river in Assam capital.