LUCKNOW

Want to plant a tree? Just dial a number. The forest department has launched a new scheme in Allahabad called

Virendra Singh Rawat / Lucknow July 18, 2008, 0:22 IST

The first lowest bid of Lanco Infratech was also found too high.

Even as the high-level energy task force (ETF) will decide the fate of the two thermal power projects in Allahabad district of Uttar Pradesh with a total capacity of 3,300 Megawatt (Mw), there is a possibility of the state government inviting fresh bids.

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has directed state governments and various export promotion councils to set up a self-regulatory mechanism to check child labour from supply to export stage.

Missile man and former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, in the role of an environmentalist, has called upon Delhites to be involved in cleaning of the city's lifeline, Yamuna river. The ex-president is a man of his own stature and thinks very deeply. These days Dr Kalam is busy in social works. As regards the river Yamuna, it has been polluted from whereever it is flowing, near Kanpur, Allahabad and Agra by industrial units established there as also the people living there. Near Kanpur Dehat, the dirty water from leather factories is drained in the river.

Paving the way for Reliance Power, NTPC and three other companies to rebid for projects, the Uttar Pradesh power regulator has allowed the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation (UPPCL) to seek fresh financial bids for proposed power plants at Bara and Karchhana in Allahabad district. Jindal Steel and Power, JSW Energy and CESC are the other firms that can also submit their revised bids for the two thermal power projects. "All the eligible bidders have been asked to submit their revised financial bids by June 13," sources added.

A sharp fall in the water level of the Ganga downstream from Narora in Bulandshahr district of western Uttar Pradesh has fuelled fears of the grand old river being reduced to a trickle at the holy Sangam in Allahabad. The fall in the level of the river, considered the lifeline of the State since ancient times, has set alarm bells ringing. The state of the river in Varanasi is no better than in Allahabad.

WHILE announcing the Rs.60,000-crore debt relief for farmers, it was clear that Finance Minister P.

While the Magh Mela at the Sangam in Allahabad attracted tens of thousands of pilgrims each day over the last month for their annual dips, as usual, the UP government can sigh with relief that there were no protests this time, unlike during the Ardha Kumbh Mela in January last year when sadhus threatened to take

RELIGIOUS gatherings such as the Ardh Kumbh at Allahabad always test the organisational mettle of local administrative bodies. This event happens once in six years at the sangam (confluence) of the

HC takes note of hospital waste recycling racket

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