OUR BUREAU New Delhi A test conducted on samples of water of the Ganges, lifted at nine sites, has revealed that it is not fit for use even in farming, let alone for human use.

The Delhi- based Shriram Institute for Industrial Research and STAR News carried out the research by lifting samples from sites as diverse as Gangotri in Uttarakhand and Malda in West Bengal and compared them with sample

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The Allahabad High Court order directing the Greater Noida Authority to maintain status quo regarding land acquisition in Bisrakh and Devla villages may have an impact on some residential projects in the area.

It is Allahabad -superstar Amitabh Bachchan's hometown -and not Lucknow which is the most populous district in Uttar Pradesh.

LUCKNOW: After taking its toll on the mango and rice crops in the state, erratic weather has now taken a toll on potato production in Uttar Pradesh. Significantly, UP is the largest potato-producing state in the country.

Though temperature differentials between last year and this year have not been more than five degrees, agriculture department officials said the potato crop has suffered.

LUCKNOW: UP on Monday got a major boost for its ongoing Ganga clean-up programme with the Centre clearing its four important projects, pending for a long time.

Lucknow: The forest department has come up with plantation targets for the year 2010-11. The department will plant saplings covering over an area of 55,000 hectares in the coming year. The plantation exercise will begin this month with the advent of monsoon.

LUCKNOW: Fifteen people have been killed and several others injured in duststorms in different districts of Uttar Pradesh, official sources said here on Thursday.

LUCKNOW: The state was reeling under severe heat wave on Sunday with unrelenting sun and hot gusty winds people to crave for early respite from the hard weather.

As Allahabad, Varanasi, Kanpur and Lucknow vied for being the hottest on the day, it was Allahabad that baked at 46 degrees Celsius.

The city witnessed the hottest day of the year so far with the mercury touching the highest mark.

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