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Taiwan plane black boxes reveal both engines failed to provide thrust
Taiwan plane black boxes reveal both engines failed to provide thrust

Engines of a TransAsia plane that crashed into a river in Taipei killing 35 people failed to produce enough thrust to the propellers for two minutes after take-off, authorities said on Friday, revealing attempts to turn off and restart one engine.

Mission 'Clean Brahmpautra' launched in Guwahati

 An initiative called 'Mission Clean Brahmaputra' was launched here on Sunday to keep the river clean for a better habitat of aquatic animals and for a greater benefit of the people.

Build special ghats for religious items: NGT

The National Green Tribunal has directed Irrigation and Flood Control Department and concerned authorities to build special ghats on the banks of Yamuna where people can immerse idols and other religious offerings which will then be disposed of in a scientific manner.

River linking project revives Kshipra river with Narmada water

India's first multi-crore electricity driven river linking project which pumps Narmada river water into the Kshipra river has become successful due to which faithful pilgrims would have ample water to take a holy dip in Ujjain during the Simhastha Mela next year, a senior official said here Thursday.

DNA: Over 100 dead bodies found afloat in Ganga in Unnao, UP

More than 100 decaying dead bodies surfaced in the river Ganga near Pariyar between Kanpur and Unnao on Tuesday.

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UP: Scores of dead bodies found floating in Ganga river in Unnao

In a sensational development, scores of dead bodies were found floating in Ganga river in Unnao district of Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday.

Dams have short life, rivers are eternal: Bharati

Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharati today emphasised the need to ensure that the ecological flow of river is not hampered by construction of dams.

Kerala, Odisha opposed to inter-linking of rivers project

Kerala and Odisha are opposing the NDA government's ambitious project to interlink rivers in the country while the Centre has received the backing of other states over the contentious project.

Ancient buried canyon in Tibet unearthed

An ancient, deep canyon buried along the Yarlung Tsangpo river in south Tibet has been found.

Re-framing Delhi's relationship with the Yamuna

 The sense of belonging and ownership by Delhi's 16 million citizens is what the Yamuna river requires to rekindle its relationship with the city.

Swami Girishanand initiate a cleanliness drive for holy river Narmada

An initiative to clean river Narmada has been taken upon himself by Swami Girishanand.

Delhi HC pulls up civic agencies for pumping toxins in water

The Delhi High Court Wednesday pulled up the city's civic agencies for "pumping toxins" in the blood of people in the national capital by letting "black drains" merge into the Yamuna river.

PM Narendra Modi greets nation on Chhath Puja

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday extended his greetings on the occasion of Chhath Puja.

Centre calls meeting of five states on Ganga
Centre calls meeting of five states on Ganga

The central government has called a meeting of five states to stop the flow of untreated sewage water into the Ganga river, said a statement Wednesday.

Uma Bharti promises clean Ganga in 3 years

 Union Minister Uma Bharti today reiterated her commitment to clean India's longest river Ganga and promised to do so in three years while also asserting that she would not entertain any questions in this regard before the task was achieved.

Kanpur: Mughal-era silver coins found on the banks of river Ganga

Mughal-era silver coins found on the banks of river Ganga in Kanpur.

Kashmir reeling under worst floods in six decades

 Kashmir was on Wednesday battling the worst floods in nearly six decades with four more people killed in the deluge that left a trail of devastation across the Valley, damaging roads, over two dozen bridges and standing crops worth hundreds of crores of rupees.

MoEF working on policy to protect river banks: Govt tells HC

Maharashtra Government informed the Bombay High Court Friday that the Ministry of Information and Forests (MoEF) has set up an expert committee to frame a River Regulation policy to protect the banks of rivers, lakes, creeks and tributaries in the wake of constructions.

Plying of boats on Brahmaputra temporarily suspended

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.

Research needed to locate the mythological Saraswati River: Uma Bharti

To locate the mythological Saraswati River more research is needed, Uma Bharti, Union Water Resources Minister said today.