Swami Gopal Das on Friday started indefinite hunger strike at Matri Sadan to take forward the save Ganga crusade started by environmental activist GD Agarwal, who died at a Rishikesh hospital on the 112th day of his fast. read more
GD Agarwal, a former Indian Institute of Technoloy (IIT) professor popularly known as Swami Gyanswarup Sanand, died in a Rishikesh hospital on Thursday, the 112th day of a hunger strike demanding a law to save the Ganga. read more
Clashes broke out Tuesday morning on the Delhi-UP border on national Highway 24 after a major standoff between thousands of farmers and police and paramilitary forces as police tried to stop an estimated 20,000 farmers from marching to the national capital to press their 15-point demand, including loan waiver to the Centre.
Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Sunday launched a “state framework and strategic plan for malaria elimination”, even as the health department data showed 74% decline in malaria cases in the state in the past six years. read more
The court ordered the probe after hearing an NGO’s petition regarding the seizure of tiger skins in Haridwar in March 2016. The tigers were reportedly from the Corbett Tiger Reserve and adjoining areas. read more
The order, issued during the Harish Rawat-led Congress government on December 14, 2016, states that stretch at Har-Ki-Pauri till Mayapur dam is on the ‘Ganga canal’. It was issued to circumvent the National Green Tribunal (NGT) directive that prohibited... read more