Lucknow: An ancient lake situated within Smriti Upvan, a memorial constructed in memory of Kargil martyrs, in Kanpur road is threatened of being levelled up with municipal solid waste. Coincidentally, the lake was part of the

Despite Surplus Showers, The Much-Hyped Rainwater Harvesting System Fails To Make Any Headway In City


Lucknow: Despite a heavy monsoon this year, the Lucknow Development Authority (LDA) has failed to reap its benefits. All plans of the authority on the installation of rain water harvesting (RWH) plants in the city have seen no action so far.

Lucknow: Endorsing health department's pledge to curb maternal mortality rate, the district administration and health team formalised a strategy to promote institutional deliveries. For this, they have decided to publicise provisions of Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) - a scheme sponsored by the ministry of health and family welfare, under the National Rural Health Mission.

Lucknow: With the state capital expecting to witness a surge of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) workers at the

Relief from sultry weather soon

Lucknow: One can wait for heavy showers to lash the state in the next three to four days to bring the much-needed relief from the sultry weather conditions which have gripped parts of the state, including the capital, for the past couple of days. Existence of the

10 Crore Saplings To Be Planted To Check Desertification

Lucknow: Drought-prone Bundelkhand will now get 10 crore saplings from government's kitty. In what could be the biggest plantation target set forth ever for a region, the July 1 GO aims at improving the green cover of seven districts of the region, supposedly driven by a thought that increase in green cover would check desertification and groundwater depletion.

Lucknow: In February last year, the Allahabad high court termed the outbreak of Japanese encephalitis (JE) in the eastern UP "a national emergency'. Coming down heavily of the authorises, Justice Sunil Ambwani expressed displeasure over inadequate remedial measures taken both by the Centre and the state and demanded a prompt damage-control strategy.

Northern Railway (NR) is continuing with its cleanliness drive at Charbagh station. On Tuesday, three persons were caught for littering the station area and Rs 100 was recovered from each of them as fine. Besides, ten people were fined Rs 2,714 for roaming without platform ticket and one person was fined Rs 200 for smoking at the platform. In the past five months of action, the special task force has mopped up Rs 4,00,162 as railway revenue by slapping a fine on 1,832 people caught littering the station, moving without platform ticket and smoking at the platforms. TNN

Lucknow: Exactly after a gap of ten days since an adult crocodile was caught from a pond in Fattepurwa village of Chinhat locality, forest team rescued another such crocodile from a pond in Bhakamau village.
The crocodile was spotted on Sunday morning and the matter was brought to the notice of the forest department team.
The team caught the reptile on Tuesday from the village under Gudamba police station, which was then taken to the ghariyal rehabilitation centre in Kukrail.

LUCKNOW: The Globe Park near CDRI would now be named after country's first president Rajendra Prasad. Likewise the crossing near the high court would be named after former advocate general and Samajwadi Party Rajya Sabha MP, late Virendra Bhatia.