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World Rivers Day: Celebration highlights plight of Yamuna!

World Rivers Day: Celebration highlights plight of Yamuna!

With many of the world's rivers facing severe and increasing threats associated with climate change, pollution, and industrial development, over 70 countries are taking part in this year’s celebrations.

Delhi's waste chokes Yamuna of all aquatic life

Delhi's waste chokes Yamuna of all aquatic life

Noted ecologist CR Babu, who is helping the Delhi government in developing a riverfront for the Yamuna, says that the river is in fact "ecologically dead" in the 22 km urban stretch -- between the Wazirabad and Okhla barrages.

Flood situation remains grim in UP, MP and Bihar; Ganga flowing above danger mark

Flood situation remains grim in UP, MP and Bihar; Ganga flowing above danger mark

Flood situation in parts of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh continues to remain grim with major rivers flowing above danger mark in these states.

Hema Malini lauds Centre's 'Namami Gange' scheme

Calling the Centre's initiative to clean the Yamuna under the 'Namami Gange' project as historic, actress-turned-politician Hema Malini said the river is "bound to become clean" after its completion.

UP making millions from Taj Mahal yet unable to protect it: NGT

UP making millions from Taj Mahal yet unable to protect it: NGT

The National Green Tribunal has come down heavily on the Akhilesh Yadav government over dumping of solid waste in River Yamuna near the Taj Mahal, saying the state was unable to protect the 17th century monument from which it was making "millions".

'Namami Gange': Khattar inaugurates Sewerage Treatment Plant of 25 MLD at Panipat

As part of the clean Ganga drive under 'Namami Gange' project, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today inaugurated a Sewerage Treatment Plant (STP) of 25 million litre per day capacity at village Siwah near Panipat today.

Don't surrender the amount allotted for Yamuna: NGT to DJB

The National Green Tribunal today directed Delhi Jal Board (DJB) not to surrender the amount allocated to it in the last fiscal for rejuvenation of Yamuna to the Delhi government.

Kejriwal seeks Sri Sri's assistance in cleaning Yamuna river

The Delhi Chief Minister said he is very "selfish" and is seeking help in two areas, include cleaning of Yamuna river.

Art of Living's 'World Culture Festival' to commence from today; will Sri Sri Ravi Shankar pay Rs 5 cr fine?

Art of Living's 'World Culture Festival' to commence from today; will Sri Sri Ravi Shankar pay Rs 5 cr fine?

A day after National Green Tribunal gave its nod, the World Culture Festival being organised by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Art Of Living (AoL) foundation will commence from Friday.

SC junks plea seeking to stop World Culture Festival

The Supreme Court today refused to entertain a plea seeking its direction to stop the three-day mega event, World Culture Festival, at the banks of Yamuna river being organised by the Art Of Living Foundation (AOL) of spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.

NGT gives nod to World Culture Festival, slaps Rs 5 crore fine on AOL; Sri Sri to challenge order

NGT gives nod to World Culture Festival, slaps Rs 5 crore fine on AOL; Sri Sri to challenge order

The National Green Tribunal on Wednesday cleared the decks for the three-day cultural extravaganza of Art of Living (AOL) on the flood plains of Yamuna river from Friday.

Police find 5 major shortcomings in Sri Sri Ravi Shankar event

Lack of "structural stability" is among five major "shortcomings" detected by Delhi Police in the infrastructure being readied for the three-day World Culture Festival being organised by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Art of Living Foundation on the Yamuna flood plain in the national capital.

World Culture Festival: Art of Living to challenge Rs five crore fine imposed by NGT as environmental compensation

World Culture Festival: Art of Living to challenge Rs five crore fine imposed by NGT as environmental compensation

Notwithstanding raging controversies, the National Green Tribunal on Wednesday cleared the decks for the three-day cultural extravaganza of Art of Living on the flood plains of Yamuna river from Friday but imposed a fine of Rs five crores on it as environmental compensation.

World Cultural Fest: Arvind Kejriwal welcomes NGT's verdict, asks to put politics around it to rest

World Cultural Fest: Arvind Kejriwal welcomes NGT's verdict, asks to put politics around it to rest

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday welcomed National Green Tribunal's verdict over organising of Art of Living's World Cultural Festival.

Opposition slams govt in Rajya Sabha over Sri Sri's World Cultural Festival

The Rajya Sabha witness immense uproar as the opposition party protested against Sri Sri's World Cultural Festival, to be held on the plains of Yamuna river in Delhi. Delhi Police has also shown their fear regarding the serious security issues of the event.

NGT asks Art of Living Foundation to pay Rs 100 crore for Yamuna damage

NGT asks Art of Living Foundation to pay Rs 100 crore for Yamuna damage

The Yamuna river is a sacred water body and has always been in the news for the way it's being polluted. Conscious efforts by various NGO's, till date, are being made to keep it clean.  

Opposition slams Centre over Art of Living Foundation event on Yamuna

A united opposition in Rajya Sabha today slammed the Government for allowing Indian Army to be used for a private event of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Art of Living foundation, saying the event itself on the ecologically fragile flood plains of Yamuna was an environmental disaster.

NGT to resume hearing on Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Yamuna event today

NGT to resume hearing on Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Yamuna event today

The Art of Living Foundation is organising the "World Culture Festival".

World Culture Festival: NGT questions Centre over clearances; will build biodiversity park on Yamuna floodplain, says Sri Sri

World Culture Festival: NGT questions Centre over clearances; will build biodiversity park on Yamuna floodplain, says Sri Sri

In further setback for three-day cultural extravaganza organized by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Art of Living (AOL) foundation on the Yamuna flood plains, the National Green Tribunal posed tough questions on Tuesday regarding the event.

As NGT continues hearing, Sri Sri says 'will convert World Culture Festival venue into bio-diversity park'

As NGT continues hearing, Sri Sri says 'will convert World Culture Festival venue into bio-diversity park'

The Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar today said, ''We’ll leave the World Culture Festival venue as a beautiful bio-diversity park after the event..''