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A police team reached there and found that divers from the Boat Club had rescued one of the boys, Bunty (14). (Photo by Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)

Delhi: Out for a swim, 3 minors drown in Yamuna, 1 saved

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2021 05:37 AM IST
The bodies of three other boys -- identified as Somveer (16), Pankaj (15) and Sumit (15) -- were fished out from the river by the rescue team members and taken to a nearby hospital, where they were declared brought dead
A man rows a boat in the heavily polluted waters of the Yamuna River. (Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
A man rows a boat in the heavily polluted waters of the Yamuna River. (Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

NGT pulls up UP, Delhi over discharge of polluted water in Yamuna

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 03, 2021 03:30 PM IST
"Authorities have failed to realise they are holding positions of high trust," the tribunal said.
Yamuna river flows above the danger level at Geeta Colony in New Delhi, India, on Saturday, July 31, 2021. (Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)
Yamuna river flows above the danger level at Geeta Colony in New Delhi, India, on Saturday, July 31, 2021. (Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)

Yamuna surges again in Delhi, water level inches close to danger mark

Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
PUBLISHED ON AUG 01, 2021 10:09 AM IST
The Yamuna breached the danger mark earlier this week on Friday when the water level was recorded at 205.59m, prompting the Delhi administration to sound a flood alert and expedite efforts to evacuate people from vulnerable areas.
As many as 13 boats have been deployed in different corners of the national capital, and 21 others are on standby.
As many as 13 boats have been deployed in different corners of the national capital, and 21 others are on standby.

Flood alert issued in Delhi after Yamuna breaches ‘danger mark’ amid heavy rains

Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2021 04:03 PM IST
  • The water level in the river was recorded at 205.33 metres at the Old Railway Bridge at 11am, which is higher than the ‘warning mark’ of 204.50 metres.
A view of the water level in the river Yamuna and a marker to gauge levels at Wazirabad in New Delhi(Raj K Raj / Hindustan Times)
A view of the water level in the river Yamuna and a marker to gauge levels at Wazirabad in New Delhi(Raj K Raj / Hindustan Times)

Yamuna water back to normal levels, says DJB

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2021 05:40 AM IST
Delhi is dependent on its neighbours -- to fulfil its water needs. As per a 1995 Supreme Court order, Haryana government has to release 120 million gallons per day (MGD) of water to Delhi routinely.
Delhi receives Yamuna water from Haryana at three places — CLC Channel, DSB Channel, and the Wazirabad pond. (ANI Photo)
Delhi receives Yamuna water from Haryana at three places — CLC Channel, DSB Channel, and the Wazirabad pond. (ANI Photo)

Delhi: Lowest water level of Yamuna at Wazirabad barrage since 1965

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2021 04:52 AM IST
The allegations prompted a strong denial from Haryana, which said that Delhi’s charges of withholding water were baseless and accused the Capital’s ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) of mismanagement.
Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) said the most recent data on river pollution levels was not readily available with the agency.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT file photo)
Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) said the most recent data on river pollution levels was not readily available with the agency.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT file photo)

Delhi govt bans fishing in Yamuna, says water too polluted

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2021 05:42 AM IST
“It is hereby brought to the notice of all concerned that in view of the high pollution levels in the Yamuna waters, as per the provisions made in the rules (formulated under Indian Fisheries Act, 1897), the issuing of fishing licence in two portions of public waters is suspended till further orders,” the notification read.
The NGT had also directed to launch awareness campaigns about the harmful effect of using substandard soaps and detergents.(HT Photo )
The NGT had also directed to launch awareness campaigns about the harmful effect of using substandard soaps and detergents.(HT Photo )

Delhi bans certain soaps, detergents to curb pollution in Yamuna

PTI | | Posted by Prashasti Singh, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 14, 2021 10:01 PM IST
The National Green Tribunal had in January accepted recommendations of a two-member expert panel which had suggested directing the Delhi government to issue orders "prohibiting sale, storage and transportation and marketing of detergents which do not conform to the revised BIS standards".
Two bodies were partially burnt, police said on Sunday. In picture - Funeral pyres burn, amid mass cremations of Covid-19 fatalities, on the banks of the Yamuna river.(Bloomberg | Representational image)
Two bodies were partially burnt, police said on Sunday. In picture - Funeral pyres burn, amid mass cremations of Covid-19 fatalities, on the banks of the Yamuna river.(Bloomberg | Representational image)

Bodies found floating in Yamuna in UP’s Hamirpur: Cops

By Haider Naqvi, Hindustan Times, Kanpur
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2021 01:42 PM IST
Anoop Singh, the additional Superintendent of Police, Hamirpur, said that many families instead of burning the mortal remains of their dead kin preferred to immerse them in the river as the last rites.
A man rows a boat in the heavily polluted waters of the Yamuna River. (Biplov Bhuyan/HT Photo)
A man rows a boat in the heavily polluted waters of the Yamuna River. (Biplov Bhuyan/HT Photo)

Thin layer of toxic foam floats near Yamuna River bank in Delhi

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 20, 2021 05:09 PM IST
  • Environmentalists earlier have stated that the reason for the frothing could be the release of certain gases when reacting with few specific bacteria.
A view of the Asita West project site on the Yamuna riverfront, part of DDA's Flood Plain Rejuvenation projects in New Delhi. ( Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)
A view of the Asita West project site on the Yamuna riverfront, part of DDA's Flood Plain Rejuvenation projects in New Delhi. ( Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)

Cycle tracks, eco-trails in revamp plan for 22km Yamuna riverfront

By Risha Chitlangia, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 18, 2021 07:46 AM IST
  • The officials said the project will not only help people connect with the river but also check the dying ecosystem of the Yamuna floodplains, both flora and fauna.
A NCRTC spokesperson said, “The length of the bridge crossing over the river will be around 626 metres and the remaining portion will come up on the floodplain on both sides. We have started digging the foundation for the piers.”(PTI)
A NCRTC spokesperson said, “The length of the bridge crossing over the river will be around 626 metres and the remaining portion will come up on the floodplain on both sides. We have started digging the foundation for the piers.”(PTI)

NCRTC starts work on bridge over Yamuna for Delhi-Meerut RRTS link

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2021 03:06 AM IST
The bridge will run parallel to the existing Delhi Noida Direct flyway and connect Sarai Kale Khan and New Ashok Nagar RRTS stations.
River activists have warned that the project could push Delhi to water scarcity, depletion of groundwater levels and major flooding and loss in case of a disaster.(Sunil Ghosh/Hindustan Times)
River activists have warned that the project could push Delhi to water scarcity, depletion of groundwater levels and major flooding and loss in case of a disaster.(Sunil Ghosh/Hindustan Times)

First high dam on Yamuna may pose flood risk to city: Experts

By Jayashree Nandi, Soumya Pillai, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2021 02:07 PM IST
The move has reignited a three-decade old worry among environmentalists who have been flagging the project as a potential risk for the national capital.
The assessment of the water quality in April as compared to the pre-lockdown period in March showed improvement at Palla, where the river enters Delhi. (PTI File)
The assessment of the water quality in April as compared to the pre-lockdown period in March showed improvement at Palla, where the river enters Delhi. (PTI File)

Govt says lockdown led to improvement in river Yamuna's water quality

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 04, 2021 11:34 PM IST
The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) carried out water quality tests at three locations -- Palla, Nizamuddin bridge and Okhla -- in April last year.
The presence of phosphates and surfactants in untreated sewage from Delhi, Haryana and UP is a major reason behind frothing in the river.(PTI)
The presence of phosphates and surfactants in untreated sewage from Delhi, Haryana and UP is a major reason behind frothing in the river.(PTI)

Need at least 3 to 5 years to upgrade sewage treatment plants: Delhi government

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 03:52 PM IST
"The upgradation of all STPs in UP, Haryana and Delhi, which will substantially reduce the problem of foaming in the Yamuna, will take about three to five years," the government said.
Here are a few places to see migratory birds this winter in Delhi NCR(Twitter/NDNS_HQ/Shivani_Saini/GoGroupOuting)
Here are a few places to see migratory birds this winter in Delhi NCR(Twitter/NDNS_HQ/Shivani_Saini/GoGroupOuting)

Season of the Aves: Here are a few places to see migratory birds this winter in Delhi NCR

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Shivani Kale
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 10:24 PM IST
Check out these 5 bird and wildlife sanctuaries in Delhi NCR which offer visitors a memorable experience of spotting migratory birds during the winter season in the backdrop of lush green nature.
Pankaj Kumar, who is from Bihar, currently lives in Noida.(Instagram/@earthworri)
Pankaj Kumar, who is from Bihar, currently lives in Noida.(Instagram/@earthworri)

Why this man is roaming around Delhi with a mask attached to a can filled with a plant

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Srimoyee Chowdhury
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 09:51 AM IST
Pankaj Kumar has one question for the public,“We had inherited clean air from our ancestors, but can we pass on the same to our next generation?”
A CPWD proposal dated November 12 said the structure so built must “realise the grand vision of Aatmanirbhar Bharat, symbolising emerging New India with equitable growth opportunities, rooted in values of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas, Sabka Vishwaas.(CPWD)
A CPWD proposal dated November 12 said the structure so built must “realise the grand vision of Aatmanirbhar Bharat, symbolising emerging New India with equitable growth opportunities, rooted in values of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas, Sabka Vishwaas.(CPWD)

Contest to design Central Vista icon

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2020 04:30 AM IST
The structure would be part of the New India Gardens or the Nav Bharat Udyan that is proposed to come up on 20.22 acres on the western bank of Yamuna. It is expected to be unveiled to the public by August 15, 2022.
The accused persons worked for mining mafia Sanjay Momnathan and include his son also, the police said.(File photo for representation)
The accused persons worked for mining mafia Sanjay Momnathan and include his son also, the police said.(File photo for representation)

Mafia’s son among three held for illegal sand mining along Yamuna

Noida | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 12:11 AM IST
Three people allegedly involved in illegal sand mining along the Yamuna river were arrested in Uttar Pradesh’s Greater Noida on Thursday, police said.
The water level of Yamuna has risen following heavy seasonal rainfall this year.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The water level of Yamuna has risen following heavy seasonal rainfall this year.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Yamuna river flowing close to warning mark

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 03:07 PM IST
The level rose after 4,353 cusecs of water was released from Haryana’s Hathini Kund barrage into the Yamuna at 8am.
The water level of the river had risen reportedly due to heavy rainfall in the region for the past several days.(Sonu Mehta/HT file photo)
The water level of the river had risen reportedly due to heavy rainfall in the region for the past several days.(Sonu Mehta/HT file photo)

Water level of Delhi’s Yamuna river recorded at 204.26 m

New Delhi | By Asian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON AUG 29, 2020 02:33 PM IST
Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted light intensity rain over and adjoining areas of Aligarh, Hathras, and Agra during the next 2 hours.
Identities of the deceased, aged between 16 and 19, are being ascertained, police said.
Identities of the deceased, aged between 16 and 19, are being ascertained, police said.

3 teenagers drown in Yamuna in UP’s Shamli

Lucknow | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON JUL 19, 2020 09:58 AM IST
The youths drowned while bathing in the river near the Yamuna bridge on the Uttar Pradesh-Haryana border under Kairana police station on Saturday evening, the police said.
On the eve of his swearing-in as chief minister of Delhi, AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal held a dinner meeting of his ministers-designate(Arvind Kejriwal/Twitter)
On the eve of his swearing-in as chief minister of Delhi, AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal held a dinner meeting of his ministers-designate(Arvind Kejriwal/Twitter)

Kejriwal calls cabinet colleagues for dinner, discusses development roadmap

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2020 10:51 PM IST
The card, “10 guarantees of Kejriwal”, was released by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener ahead of the Delhi assembly polls.
File Photo of Yamuna River(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
File Photo of Yamuna River(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Use of artificial ponds prevented immersion of around 24,000 idols in Yamuna last year

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JAN 07, 2020 05:27 PM IST
Immersion of idols in artificial ponds led to a significant decrease in pollution load on the Yamuna River in 2019 compared to 2018.
The move is aimed at keeping the Yamuna river clean as well as at helping reduce traffic chaos, as puja committees would need not go anywhere to immerse the idols.(Ajay Aggarwal/ ht archive)
The move is aimed at keeping the Yamuna river clean as well as at helping reduce traffic chaos, as puja committees would need not go anywhere to immerse the idols.(Ajay Aggarwal/ ht archive)

Government proposes artificial ponds at Durga puja pandal sites

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2019 04:53 AM IST
The move is not only aimed at keeping the Yamuna river clean, as was observed after the Ganesh Puja, but is also expected to help reduce traffic chaos as the puja committees would need not go anywhere to immerse the idols.
The old iron bridge on Yamuna was thrown open to traffic on Wednesday after the water levels of the river started receding.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
The old iron bridge on Yamuna was thrown open to traffic on Wednesday after the water levels of the river started receding.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
The Yamuna river has been flowing above the danger level of 205.3 metres in Delhi since 19 August.(HT image)
The Yamuna river has been flowing above the danger level of 205.3 metres in Delhi since 19 August.(HT image)

Heavy rain in hills poses flood threat to Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abhishek Jha
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2019 12:58 PM IST
Residents of low-lying areas along the river have been asked to move to safer locations as the water level is expected to reach the 207-metre mark by August 21, as per the Central Water Commission’s forecast.
The level of Baner Khad river has risen and reached the nearby residential area at Chamunda in Kangra district, Himachal Pradesh.(HT Photo)
The level of Baner Khad river has risen and reached the nearby residential area at Chamunda in Kangra district, Himachal Pradesh.(HT Photo)

Himachal reservoirs full to the brim, near danger mark as rains pound state

Hindustan Times, Dharamshala | By HT Correspondent, Dharamshala
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2019 11:21 AM IST
According to officials, Satluj, Beas and Yamuna rivers and their tributaries have been in spate in Kinnaur, Shimla, Kullu, Mandi, Bilaspur and Sirmaur districts.
A heavy downpour drenched Agra early on Sunday, flooding low-lying areas in the city.(HT Photo)
A heavy downpour drenched Agra early on Sunday, flooding low-lying areas in the city.(HT Photo)

Heavy downpour in Agra, Chambal nears danger mark

Agra | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON AUG 18, 2019 01:28 PM IST
The Agra administration has sounded high alert as water breached into more than half a dozen villages on the bank of the river.
Thousands of farmers, including Mohar Singh (above) are forced to depend upon the polluted Hindon to irrigate their fields.(Sakib Ali / HT Photo)
Thousands of farmers, including Mohar Singh (above) are forced to depend upon the polluted Hindon to irrigate their fields.(Sakib Ali / HT Photo)

Untapped drains, under-used STPs continue to pollute Hindon, Yamuna rivers

Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad | By Peeyush Khandelwal
PUBLISHED ON AUG 16, 2019 12:46 PM IST
The Hindon river gets untreated discharge of about 371 MLD, largely due to the misspent installed STPs, as well as untapped drains.
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