The district administration has launched an inspection drive against city’s polluting tanneries to ensure availability of clean Ganga water for pilgrims during next year’s Maha Kumbh Mela in Allaha

Even as Delhi has imposed a blanket ban on the use and manufacture of plastic carry bags, environmental action groups have expressed grave concern over the total lack of prohibitive measures for su

Farmers’ protest against the proposed 1,980-MW power plant in the trans-Yamuna Karchhna tehsil of Allahabad district entered its 777th day on Tuesday.

While the district administration recently served a month’s ultimatum on the farmers to return the compensation they had received for land acquisition, the farmers told The Hindu that they would not be able to repay the amount, regardless of the ultimatum. Meanwhile, they say they will continue agitating at the proposed site, where they assemble daily under the banner of Punrvas Kisan Kalyan Sahayata Samiti. “On Tuesday, it is 777 days,” said Kisan Andolan president Raj Bahadur Patel.

The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Akhilesh Yadav, has blamed the Delhi Government for the alarming pollution level in the Yamuna upstream of Agra. “Yamuna has been killed by Delhi”, Mr. Yadav said, speaking at a function for releasing the population figures of the Gangetic dolphin.

On the conclusion of the three-day “Save Ganga Save Dolphin” campaign on Sunday, Mr. Yadav expressed happiness that the number of the mammal had gone up from 600 in 2005 to 671 in 2012 in the Ganga in Uttar Pradesh.

The 'tiger of the Ganga' is the nomenclature for the Ganga river dolphin which enjoys the same status in the river ecosystem as that of a tiger in a forest.

Like the tiger, the dolphin is close to extinction with its numbers having plunged from 6,000 in 1982 to less than 1,800 in 2012. With India losing nearly 160 animals a year, WWF India has launched a three-day awareness campaign, 'My Ganga, My Dolphin', in which they will conduct a survey of the number of dolphins present across a 2,800-km stretch of the Ganga river, along with the Yamuna, Son, Ken, Betwa, Ghagra and Geruwal rivers.

How does participation in a long-duration mass gathering (such as a pilgrimage event) impact well-being? There are good reasons to believe such collective events pose risks to health. There are risks associated with communicable diseases. Moreover, the physical conditions at such events (noise, crowding, harsh conditions) are often detrimental to well-being.

Theoretical physicist Ashoke Sen, a string theorist at Allahabad’s Harish-Chandra Research Institute, has become a crorepati overnight.

A double judge bench of Allahabad High Court (Lucknow Bench) directed the State government to take strong measures to save wheat from getting rotten in the monsoon.

Stressing on the planned development of cities Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav directed officials to give priority to construction of integrated townships for weaker and lower income group people.

LUCKNOW: Even as heat wave conditions intensified in the state on Monday with mercury level 5-7 degrees above normal in most districts, it is now also turning out to be the longest dry and hot weat