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The police have recovered cash worth Rs 1,40,000, the pick-up vehicle, a motorcycle, metal wire used to pull the ATM, metal cutter, and other weapons.(Getty Images)

Two held for ATM theft in Pune, stolen machine recovered from Mula-Mutha river

Hindutsan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2020 04:45 PM IST
The two were among five people who were caught on CCTV cameras while uprooting the ATM in a Mahindra pick-up vehicle which was also stolen.
Representational image.(Shutterstock)
Representational image.(Shutterstock)

Lives of billions hang in balance as Asia’s major rivers face crises

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2020 08:13 PM IST
Climate change, spiralling population growth, unchecked development and international politics are putting unprecedented strain on Asia’s major rivers in some of the world’s most densely populated nations like China, India and Pakistan. Read more about it...
‘Waterman’ Rajendra Singh addressing the youths.(HT)
‘Waterman’ Rajendra Singh addressing the youths.(HT)

Youths must work for uplift of women, water and rivers: Waterman Rajendra Singh

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2020 03:35 PM IST
To become a superpower we will have to respect water, women and rivers. Saving water for future generations is the biggest challenge for us. One should understand the power of nature.”
In the latest approval issued on February 20, 2018, EAC reiterated the need for mining to be done at a safe distance from water bodies.(HT image)
In the latest approval issued on February 20, 2018, EAC reiterated the need for mining to be done at a safe distance from water bodies.(HT image)

Mines near rivers polluting water, affecting flow, in Chhattisgarh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2019 03:24 AM IST
Coal mines have a heavy water demand, using millions of litres each day to wash off impurities – the effluents are invariably diverted back downstream.
The Central government has taken ownership of the river linking projects as a way to tackle floods and droughts about five years back. The national plan for river linking, however, dates back to 1980s.(HT PHOTO.)
The Central government has taken ownership of the river linking projects as a way to tackle floods and droughts about five years back. The national plan for river linking, however, dates back to 1980s.(HT PHOTO.)

Fadnavis govt’s river linking schemes ecologically harmful, say experts I Opinion

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Ketaki Ghoge
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2019 10:22 PM IST
Five years later as the Fadnavis-led government heads into assembly polls to vie for a second stint in power, neither of these promises seem to have held any good.
Shekhawat also spoke about the need for water conservation to achieve water security.(HT image)
Shekhawat also spoke about the need for water conservation to achieve water security.(HT image)

All states need to cooperate to interlink rivers across the country: Jal Shakti minister

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Swapnil Rawal
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2019 04:18 AM IST
Stating the example of the water-sharing dispute in the southern states of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, Shekhawat said each of these states can get more water if nine identified river links are joined.
Poonam Gupta, CEO, PG Papers
Poonam Gupta, CEO, PG Papers

River Connect Campaign gets boost from Scottish businesswoman

Agra | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 03:44 AM IST
Chief executive officer (CEO) of PG Papers, Scotland, Poonam Gupta, has come forward to aid the efforts of the campaign by providing new cleaning technology.
(Vidya Subramanian/HT PHOTO)
(Vidya Subramanian/HT PHOTO)

Mumbai gets its river, mangrove, beach clean-up network

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2019 12:20 AM IST
Hindustan Times will partner with non-profit Project Mumbai to lead a city-wide network of volunteers, green groups and authorities to carry out clean-up drives across 9 beaches, 4 rivers and 4 mangrove forests over 3 days
A sadhu dancing on a platform at Meer Ghat in Varanasi.(LightRocket via Getty Images)
A sadhu dancing on a platform at Meer Ghat in Varanasi.(LightRocket via Getty Images)

Review: Ganga: The Many Pasts of a River by Sudipta Sen

Hindustan Times | By Rahul Jayaram
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2019 05:22 PM IST
Sudipta Sen’s comprehensive work on the river is certain to become one of the go-to books on studying the Ganga
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the pre-monsoon rainfall from March to April — critical to agriculture in several parts of the country — has recorded a 27% deficit. An analysis by scientists at the Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, suggests that about half of the country is in the grip of a drought.(AP)
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the pre-monsoon rainfall from March to April — critical to agriculture in several parts of the country — has recorded a 27% deficit. An analysis by scientists at the Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, suggests that about half of the country is in the grip of a drought.(AP)

Declining levels in rivers, dams spark water crisis fears

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Chetan Chauhan
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2019 07:12 AM IST
The CWC data also shows that, except the Indus, the Narmada, and the west-bound rivers of the south, the water level in all the river basins is less than the average of the last 10 years
The Goa unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party will immerse the ashes of former chief minister Manohar Parrikar in rivers in all 40 constituencies in the state (Photo by Rakesh Mundye )(Hindustan Times)
The Goa unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party will immerse the ashes of former chief minister Manohar Parrikar in rivers in all 40 constituencies in the state (Photo by Rakesh Mundye )(Hindustan Times)

BJP to immerse ex-CM Parrikar’s ashes in rivers across Goa’s 40 constituencies

Panaji | By Gerard de Souza
PUBLISHED ON MAR 25, 2019 10:52 PM IST
The seven days state mourning for the former CM ended on Sunday while the 12-day period of mourning will complete on March 28.
In a report released recently, the Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, University of California, and the India Meteorological Department, Pune, said nearly 50% of the country is currently facing drought with at least 16% falling in the “exceptional” or “extreme” category(Hindustan Times)
In a report released recently, the Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, University of California, and the India Meteorological Department, Pune, said nearly 50% of the country is currently facing drought with at least 16% falling in the “exceptional” or “extreme” category(Hindustan Times)

Rivers are critical for groundwater recharge

By Manoj Misra
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2019 07:36 PM IST
India’s groundwater recharge is not adequate even though drought conditions are making us extract more and more of the resource, and that the people are wasting too much water.
Players of River Plate celebrate with the trophy after winning the second leg match of the all-Argentine Copa Libertadores final against Boca Juniors, at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid.(AFP)
Players of River Plate celebrate with the trophy after winning the second leg match of the all-Argentine Copa Libertadores final against Boca Juniors, at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid.(AFP)

Copa Libertadores: River Plate edge Boca Juniors to clinch title at Benabeu

Madrid | By AFP
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2018 09:49 AM IST
River prevailed 5-3 on aggregate after the first leg finished 2-2 and reclaim the trophy they had last won in 2015, lifting it for the fourth time in their history.
Santiago Bernabeu will also host the Champions League final in May 2019.(Getty Imagess)
Santiago Bernabeu will also host the Champions League final in May 2019.(Getty Imagess)

Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu to host all-Argentine Copa Libertadores final

Asuncion | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2018 11:06 AM IST
Originally scheduled for last weekend at River’s Monumental stadium in Buenos Aires, it was postponed after some Boca players were injured when their team bus came under attack from their arch rivals’ fans throwing projectiles.
The corps will be raised by the ministry of home affairs as demanded by the National Ganga Council.(AFP/Picture for representation)
The corps will be raised by the ministry of home affairs as demanded by the National Ganga Council.(AFP/Picture for representation)

River Ganga may get armed guards with powers to arrest polluters

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2018 09:18 AM IST
The draft National River Ganga Bill 2018 has proposed the setting up of an armed ‘Ganga Protection Corps’, with the powers to arrest offenders who pollute it, to keep the river clean and help in its rejuvenation, according to government documents and people familiar with the matter.
The dead man's body.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The dead man's body.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

NEET aspirant jumps into river in Kota

Hindustan Times, Kota | By HT Correspondent, Kota
PUBLISHED ON SEP 27, 2018 05:14 AM IST
16-year-old student, preparing for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) in Kota, committed suicide by jumping into the Chambal River on Wednesday
To be built by the International Association for Human Values (IAHV), a part of Art of Living Foundation, the dam will be constructed 750m downstream from the boating area of the river inside the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP).(Pramod Thakur/HT Photo)
To be built by the International Association for Human Values (IAHV), a part of Art of Living Foundation, the dam will be constructed 750m downstream from the boating area of the river inside the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP).(Pramod Thakur/HT Photo)

Dahisar river is worth a dam: BMC, forest dept nod for plan

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 22, 2018 06:21 AM IST
Dam to come up downstream from boating area inside SGNP, help restore rainwater.
A Pune municipal corporation worker cleans the hyacinth and waste from Mutha river.(HT FILE PHOTO)
A Pune municipal corporation worker cleans the hyacinth and waste from Mutha river.(HT FILE PHOTO)

More polluted rivers in Maharashtra, not fewer: CPCB

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2018 09:30 AM IST
In August, the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) had claimed the number of polluted river stretches had dropped from 49 to 34.
The boy had gone to swim in the river with his friends when the incident took place. However, his friends hid his shoes and cycle in the bushes due to which his parents came to know of the incident several hours later.(Representative)
The boy had gone to swim in the river with his friends when the incident took place. However, his friends hid his shoes and cycle in the bushes due to which his parents came to know of the incident several hours later.(Representative)

Uttarakhand rains: Boy swept away by river, landslides block roads

Hindustan Times, Haldwani | By Abhinav Madhwal
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2018 11:59 PM IST
A boy was swept away in Gola river in Haldwani on Saturday after rains lashed various parts of Uttarakhand, triggering landslides and rivers flowing in spate.
The Ganga River will also be cleaned at Bihar, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.(AFP File Photo)
The Ganga River will also be cleaned at Bihar, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.(AFP File Photo)

Centre launches clean-up drive for beaches, water bodies ahead of World Environment Day

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 18, 2018 03:21 PM IST
A mini-marathon will also be held in Delhi and five other cities on June 3 to raise awareness.
Some personal letters and Maoist literature, among other things, were seen at the encounter site near the river bank.(HT Photo)
Some personal letters and Maoist literature, among other things, were seen at the encounter site near the river bank.(HT Photo)

Villagers say Maoists had no option but to jump into the river during Gadchiroli encounter

Hindustan Times, Bhamragarh (Gadhchiroli) | By Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2018 11:27 AM IST
Blood stains, empty bullets shells, jerry cans, slippers and Maoist literature lay strewn all over the encounter site, which falls on the north bank of the river
The court was hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by NGO Vanashakti complaining that rampant construction is taking place in and around rivers.(HT PHOTO)
The court was hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by NGO Vanashakti complaining that rampant construction is taking place in and around rivers.(HT PHOTO)

List steps to protect rivers, improve water quality: HC to State

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 25, 2018 12:15 AM IST
The division bench was irked to note that indiscriminate construction and development is taking place on river beds, along river banks and river fronts across the state
Mutha river.(HT File Photo)
Mutha river.(HT File Photo)

Experts flush out India’s ‘sewage’ rivers

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Prachi Bari
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2018 04:07 PM IST
Dialogue on Urban rivers of Maharashtra underlines that what’s needed is national urban water policy.
According to primary information, the casualties might go up as many more people were trapped inside the vehicle.(ANI Photo)
According to primary information, the casualties might go up as many more people were trapped inside the vehicle.(ANI Photo)

20 feared dead as mini truck carrying wedding guests falls into Son river in MP

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2018 03:46 PM IST
At least 20 people are feared dead and 30 injured when a bus plunged into Son river in Sidhi district of Madhya Pradesh.
Construction of the two bridges by Border Roads Organisation will start from Tuesday, say officials.(Photo for representation/HT File)
Construction of the two bridges by Border Roads Organisation will start from Tuesday, say officials.(Photo for representation/HT File)

Nepal gives nod for two wooden bridges on Kali river

Hindustan Times | By BD Kasniyal
PUBLISHED ON APR 02, 2018 10:19 PM IST
Nepal has given permission to construct two temporary wooden bridges on Kali river near Mangti, the last motorable point of India, official said on Monday
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