Keyword : Yamuna

New govt needs to breathe life into Yamuna and Delhi

A dead Yamuna, seen from the metro train crossing from New Delhi to Delhi, can explain what city has done to it in past few years. The river is still, not moving even at surface. Gre

Reward us for hosting the event on Yamuna: Sri Sri Ravishankar

After stirring up a storm for planning to host the 35th anniversary of the Art of Living (AOL) foundation on the banks of Yamuna, Sri Sri Ravishankar clarified his stand in an interview to NDTV. Th

“#OccupyYamuna”? Before Sri Sri’s extravaganza, it was Akshardham

Going by the activities over the years in the riverbed and floodplains in Delhi, there seems to be a veritable #OccupyYamuna campaign going on. Sri Sri Ravishankar’s

Sri Sri Uvach: don’t politicize destruction of Yamuna

Facing a barrage of allegations and a case in National Green Tribunal (NGT), Art of Living Foundation head and noted spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has appealed to all “to not politici

Art of Living event is violence on environment: Bharati Chaturvedi

Noted environmental activist Bharati Chaturvedi has said that she considers the construction activities in preparation for the world culture festival in the Yamuna river plains, an act of violence

NGT allows Sri Sri to hold event, fines AoL Rs 5 crore

Giving a go ahead to the Art of Living (AoL) foundation to hold the

Won’t pay fine: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

A defiant Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, in an interview to

NGT threatens to withdraw permission if AoL doesn`t pay fine

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has threatened to revoke permission for the

Yamuna is dirty because Modi hates Kejriwal!

It may sound odd but the Yamuna, the venue of the three-day long World Cultural Festival being organised by Art of Living Foundation of Sri Sri Ravishankar, is flowing dirty because prime minister

I didn’t call the army: Kejriwal

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has said his government was not responsible for calling the army for making pontoon bridges over the Yamuna river for the World Culture Festival of

And the show goes on – with Modi on WCF dais

Activists, courts, and finally even the rain could not stop Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s World Culture Festival. Prime minister Narendra Modi too ignored alerts about its rickety dais and attended

Twitter weighs in on AoL controversy

The three-day World Culture Festival has begun on the flood plains of the Yamuna. The controversies surrounding the event failed to upset the participants and spectators who have gathered at the ve

Protestors at World Culture Festival venue allegedly heckled by cops

Around 4.30 on Friday evening a band of 20 protestors led by voluntary organisation Sweccha gathered opposite gate number one of the World Culture Festival (WCF). They were protesting with black ba

Online protest will not help Yamuna: Kapil Mishra

Lashing out at some of the detractors of the World Culture festival, organised by the Art of Living (AoL) foundation, Delhi water resources and tourism minister Kapil Mishra has said that nowaday

A cultural extravaganza or a damp squib?

Unpredictable rains, “unsafe stage”, and environment activists could not dampen the spirits of Sri Sri Ravishankar’s three-day mega event, World Culture Festival. Dubbed as a &ldq

Increasing penalty for eco-vandalism will help: Expert

Close to the World Cultural Festival organised by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Art of Living (AoL), purportedly, causing damage to the flood plain of river Yamuna in Delhi, the centre is mullin

A cool dip in hot weather

People are trying to beat the heat as the mercury is steadily rising in Delhi. Some are taking a refreshing dip in the swimming pool, and for the others, there is the welcoming water body at Raj

And unquiet flows the Yamuna

Like a child, the Yamuna gushes down the Yamunotri glacier, its free flowing and crystal clear waters cutting through mountains and valleys. The youthful Yamuna generously nurtures life on its wa

Stories you must read over the weekend

How NHAI is meeting the enormous challenge of digging long tunnels in mountains to bring Kashmir closer to the rest of India. The Banihal-Qazigund and Chenani-Nashri tunnels are part of an ambiti

Must read stories on world environment day

June 05 is observed as world environment day across the globe. According to United Nations Environment Programme, this year’s theme is on the illegal trade in wildlife. Read de

302 polluted stretches along 275 rivers across India

There are 302 polluted river stretches along 275 rivers in the country. The pollution assessment is based on the bio-chemical oxygen demand (BOD) levels which are the key indicators of pollution, M

Flood situation grim in UP, Bihar, as rivers continue to rise

Many parts of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh are suffering from floods as river Ganga and its tributaries are flowing above the danger mark. So far, at least 40 people are reportedly dead

Flowing for the Yamuna

The Yamuna is considered holy. But over several decades, it has become so polluted, it no longer evokes the pristine images the puranas painted of it. Thinking of the Yamuna, in fact, brings to min

A bucket list of stories on World Water Day

  What if there was a law for optimum use of water, conservation of rivers and underground water? It would have battled the water crisis in different regions of the country.

Stories to read over the weekend

At one time these pale rooms of the Delhi commission for women looked like sleepy corners of officialdom; they are now best described as a bustling sarkari office. The woman who transform

DJB unveils Yamuna river project

Delhi Jal Board, in collaboration with University of Virginia on Thursday unveiled the Yamuna River Project with a symposium cum exhibition as a part of the overall effort to map out an expansive,

World Environment Day: Stories you must read

‘Connecting People to Nature’, is the theme for this year’s World Environment Day that falls on June 5, every year. The theme implores us to go outdoors and experience nature &n

Rs 1,514 crore already spent on cleaning Yamuna

 The major reason for high level of pollution in river Yamuna is inadequate flow due to over extraction of surface and ground water and discharge of untreated effluent, union minister Vijay Go

Flooded out of the floodplains

Moti Pradhan is 73 and he lives in constant fear in a hut of sticks and blue plastic tarp. The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has bulldozed his farmstead hovel on the floodplains. He hangs in

Not soluble

It’s a ritual repeated every year. When the month of Bhadrapada (or Bhaado, as Bollywood and popular songs have it) arrives, it’s time for the devout to celebrate the birth of Lord Gane



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