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A view of the Rajpath area covered with the thick layer of smog as the air quality deteriorates due to air pollution, in New Delhi on Thursday.(ANI Photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Delhi wakes up to ‘very poor’ quality air, likely to deteriorate further and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON NOV 13, 2020 08:57 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
An artist’s impression of a section in the redevelopment plan.
An artist’s impression of a section in the redevelopment plan.

New central vista set to be expanded to Yamuna bank

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2020 03:28 AM IST
The Prime Minister’s residence will be shifted behind the existing South Block complex while the residence of the Vice President is proposed to be relocated behind North Block.
Delhi air pollution creates toxic foam on Yamuna river Kalindi Kunj at in New Delhi (Photo by Mohd Zakir/ Hindustan Times)(Hindustan Times)
Delhi air pollution creates toxic foam on Yamuna river Kalindi Kunj at in New Delhi (Photo by Mohd Zakir/ Hindustan Times)(Hindustan Times)

Household waste water main contributor to Yamuna froth: Report

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2019 11:46 PM IST
After images of devotees offering prayers in waist-deep froth in the river at Kalindi Kunj were carried by media outlets, the NGT-appointed committee had asked the Delhi Pollution Control Committee as well as the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to submit a report on the condition of water.
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath said that dredging, beautification and sewage treatment plants were part of the Yamuna cleansing process.(HT PHOTO.)
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath said that dredging, beautification and sewage treatment plants were part of the Yamuna cleansing process.(HT PHOTO.)

Delhi govt not cooperating in Yamuna cleansing drive: UP CM Adityanath

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2019 03:40 PM IST
Yogi Adityanath was speaking during the first episode of the ‘Highway to Progress’ programme of HT’s sister publication Hindustan in Agra.
The reason behind the huge crowd there: everyone wants to take a look at a pregnant Yamuna.(ANI photo(Representational image))
The reason behind the huge crowd there: everyone wants to take a look at a pregnant Yamuna.(ANI photo(Representational image))

Water in Yamuna brings festivities to its banks

Hindustan Times,Agra | By Hemendra Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2019 12:45 PM IST
The Yamuna or is not only a river of the Braj region but is symbol of our lifestyle, culture and heritage. Name any festival and it has a connection with the river and Agra citizens used to gather at the river bank to celebrate the occasion.
On paper, Haryana has the capacity to recycle about 80% of the domestic effluents it releases into the Yamuna River.
On paper, Haryana has the capacity to recycle about 80% of the domestic effluents it releases into the Yamuna River.

With most STPs out of order, Haryana continues to pollute the Yamuna

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Prayag Arora-Desai
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2019 03:50 AM IST
The reasons for Haryana’s poor compliance with the judgment, according to the MC, are defunct or non-compliant sewage treatment plants (STPs) scattered across its 10 districts.
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.
The CEO and vice chairman of DJB could not be contacted for their comments despite repeated attempts. Phone calls went unanswered.(HT Photo)
The CEO and vice chairman of DJB could not be contacted for their comments despite repeated attempts. Phone calls went unanswered.(HT Photo)

‘Only 20% of treated waste water being used in Delhi’: National Green Tribunal

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2019 05:01 AM IST
As far as the treated water being produced at the various Common Effluent Treatment Plants (CETP) in industrial areas is concerned, only 10% of this is being utilised. It takes more than R22,000 to treat each MGD of waste water.
National Green Tribunal(PTI Photo)
National Green Tribunal(PTI Photo)

Summon polluters to court, make them pay: NGT body

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2019 05:31 PM IST
The committee members Shailaja Chandra and BS Sajwan, a former expert member of the NGT, said such steps have been taken before in a pollution related case.
The committee members Shailaja Chandra and BS Sajwan, a former expert member of the NGT, said such steps have been taken before in a pollution related case.(Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)
The committee members Shailaja Chandra and BS Sajwan, a former expert member of the NGT, said such steps have been taken before in a pollution related case.(Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)

Summon polluters to court, make them pay, proposes NGT committee

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2019 10:47 PM IST
In a bid to recover the pending environment compensation (EC) from defaulters, a two-member committee, appointed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT), has proposed that defaulters be summoned by the green court and made to pay the fine there.
A view of swollen Yamuna river. Water level of the Yamuna river near Kalindi Kunj reached the highest level. The authorities evacuated families who were staying on Yamuna flood plains to makeshift tents set up by the Delhi government, in New Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/ Hindustan Times)
A view of swollen Yamuna river. Water level of the Yamuna river near Kalindi Kunj reached the highest level. The authorities evacuated families who were staying on Yamuna flood plains to makeshift tents set up by the Delhi government, in New Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/ Hindustan Times)

Delhi to harvest rainwater, collect Yamuna floodwater

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2019 07:19 AM IST
The project, approved by the Cabinet on Tuesday, involves creating eco-friendly pits along the river to collect excess floodwater from the Yamuna during the monsoon months, which, in turn, will percolate down to the aquifers in the areas.
Representative image(Gurminder Singh/HT)
Representative image(Gurminder Singh/HT)

‘Illegal miners built bunds on Yamuna’: Court panel

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 25, 2019 03:02 AM IST
The committee, headed by retired justice Indermeet Kaur, during an inspection on May 12 at Kanalsi and Mandoli stumbled upon hundreds of stone crushers and sites where sand and stone, mined from the river, were stacked.
The land-owning agency has roped in CR Babu, who heads the Centre for Environmental Management of Degraded Ecosystems (CEMDE) at the Delhi University, for the project.(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
The land-owning agency has roped in CR Babu, who heads the Centre for Environmental Management of Degraded Ecosystems (CEMDE) at the Delhi University, for the project.(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)

Breathing new life into Yamuna floodplains, one wetland at a time

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Risha Chitlangia
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2019 07:41 AM IST
The area, located on the western banks of river Yamuna, between the marginal bund and DND Flyway, will soon have large wetlands, 100 metre-wide greenways, 6.8km-long walking trails and recreational parks.
A Delhi resident had filed a plea in the Tribunal against construction activity around the water body, which hampered its flow and reduced its natural size.(HT Photo)
A Delhi resident had filed a plea in the Tribunal against construction activity around the water body, which hampered its flow and reduced its natural size.(HT Photo)

New wetland restoration authority will get cracking with Narela’s Tikri Khurd lake

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vatsala Shrangi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 17, 2019 05:29 AM IST
The National Green Tribunal in an August 2018 order had directed the Delhi government to set up the Wetland Authority and take up the restoration work at the lake.
The Aam Aadmi Party’s manifesto, which promises to transform Delhi into a world-class city on the lines of Singapore and London, evoked mixed response from residents, activists and experts in the national capital.
The Aam Aadmi Party’s manifesto, which promises to transform Delhi into a world-class city on the lines of Singapore and London, evoked mixed response from residents, activists and experts in the national capital.

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Residents give a thumbs up to anti-pollution plan

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 26, 2019 03:42 AM IST
Some of the key promises made in the AAP manifesto include converting the state-run bus services into 100% electric buses and reviving the river Yamuna on the lines of Seoul’s Cheonggyecheon or Thames in London.
Lessons on how the river Yamuna is getting polluted while passing through Delhi and its ill-effects could soon be imparted to students during morning assembly sessions in schools.(Burhaan Kinu/HT file)
Lessons on how the river Yamuna is getting polluted while passing through Delhi and its ill-effects could soon be imparted to students during morning assembly sessions in schools.(Burhaan Kinu/HT file)

DoE plans to impart lessons on Yamuna pollution in school morning assemblies

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2019 02:49 PM IST
Lessons on how the river Yamuna is getting polluted while passing through Delhi and its ill-effects could soon be imparted to students during morning assembly sessions in schools.
In an affidavit filed before the court, the state of Haryana said that the national capital is “discharging substantial quantity of water to the downstream of Wazirabad causing huge loss of precious water”.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT File Photo)
In an affidavit filed before the court, the state of Haryana said that the national capital is “discharging substantial quantity of water to the downstream of Wazirabad causing huge loss of precious water”.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT File Photo)

Capital wasting 300 cusecs of Yamuna water, Haryana tells Delhi high court

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2019 09:13 AM IST
The Haryana government Wednesday informed the Delhi high court that Delhi is wasting around 300 cusecs of water due to leakage and pilferage and the amount of wastage would be more if the availability from other sources were added.
Devotees immerse Goddess Durga idol in Yamuna river at Kalindi Kunj , October 19, 2018.(Mohd Zakir/HT File)
Devotees immerse Goddess Durga idol in Yamuna river at Kalindi Kunj , October 19, 2018.(Mohd Zakir/HT File)

NGT panel suggests pits, artificial ponds for idol immersion to curb pollution in Yamuna

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Joydeep Thakur
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2019 12:41 PM IST
The issue of idol immersion becomes all the more important for Delhi because pollution level in the Yamuna spikes manifold after immersions every year.
A view of pollution in river Yamuna in New Delhi.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT Photo)
A view of pollution in river Yamuna in New Delhi.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT Photo)

‘2 per cent of Yamuna stretch in Delhi accounts for 76 per cent of pollution’: Monitoring Committee

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2018 12:52 PM IST
According to a monitoring committee overseeing the cleaning of river Yamuna, the river is ‘virtually reduced to a trickle and remains dry in some stretches for almost nine months of the year’.
All Delhi government offices and educational institutions will remain closed on account of Chhath puja on Tuesday.(PTI)
All Delhi government offices and educational institutions will remain closed on account of Chhath puja on Tuesday.(PTI)

Delhi government offices, schools to shut on Tuesday for Chhath Puja

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON NOV 12, 2018 09:44 PM IST
All Delhi government offices and educational institutions will remain closed on account of Chhath puja on Tuesday, it was announced on Monday. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government had declared a holiday for Chhath puja last year too.
Top facts of Delhi Signature Bridge: It is being projected as India’s first asymmetrical cable-stayed bridge, with the gesture ‘namaste’.(HT Photo/Sonu Mehta)
Top facts of Delhi Signature Bridge: It is being projected as India’s first asymmetrical cable-stayed bridge, with the gesture ‘namaste’.(HT Photo/Sonu Mehta)

Delhi’s iconic Signature Bridge opens today: 5 interesting facts to know

New Delhi | By Orin Basu
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2018 05:26 PM IST
Top facts of Delhi Signature Bridge: It has a 154-metre-high glass viewing box, which is double the height of Qutub Minar.
A Durga idol being immersed in an artificial pond created by a CR Park Puja Committee in 2017.(HT File Photo)
A Durga idol being immersed in an artificial pond created by a CR Park Puja Committee in 2017.(HT File Photo)

South Delhi corporation to help Durga Puja committees dig artificial ponds for idol immersion

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vibha Sharma
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2018 10:51 AM IST
The decision to dig artificial ponds for idol immersion during Durga Puja in South Delhi was taken after a meeting of concerned officials.
Sanjay Momnathal had tried to change the natural course of River Yamuna with illegal miniature dams.
Sanjay Momnathal had tried to change the natural course of River Yamuna with illegal miniature dams.

NSA invoked on sand mafia kingpin to prevent his bail

Hindustan Times, Noida | By Vaibhav Jha
PUBLISHED ON AUG 29, 2018 03:15 AM IST
According to DM BN Singh, the NSA was invoked against Sanjay Momnathal after reports from the irrigation department and the police claimed that the activities of the accused had the potential to disrupt the flora and fauna of western Uttar Pradesh.
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