A blistering heat wave swept through North and East India on Tuesday claiming two lives in Uttar Pradesh. Delhi recorded a maximum of 43.5 degrees Celsius, three notches above normal, and a minimum of 26.8 degrees Celsius. Two train passengers were found dead at Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh where the temperature touched 42.7 degrees Celsius.

In Punjab and Haryana, the heat wave intensified further with maximum temperatures hovering in the range of 42-45 degrees Celsius.

New Delhi: Concerned about the inability of the National Ganga River Basin Authority’s limited control over how states manage the river stretches in their domain, the Centre is preparing a law that

Despite efforts and “huge investments”, pollution level in Ganga and Yamuna continues to increase unabated, a Parliamentary panel on Friday said and slammed the environment ministry for only adopting an “engineering centric” approach to deal with the situation.

The standing committee on environment and forest in its latest report on demands for grants (2012-13) of the environment ministry said, “The quality of Ganga water is going down day by day.”

LUCKNOW: The energy task force (ETF) headed by chief secretary Jawed Usmani gave nod to various power upgradation projects on Monday.

The Uttar Pradesh government has stepped up efforts to attract private companies from the United States and South Africa to set up units to generate electricity from solid wastes.

ALLAHABAD: The Allahabad high court in an important direction has directed the state government to now consider the appropriateness of restricting the consumption, sale and distribution of tobacco

Advocating poor fiscal scenario of UP, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has demanded that the Centre should share 90 per cent of the financial burden of all projects of National Ganga River Basin Auth

ALLAHABAD: Amid growing emphasis on adopting alternative and environmental-friendly means to meet energy demands, the first solar power unit of Uttar Pradesh has started functioning on the outskirt

This article looks into the instances of growing waterlogging, which is a negative externality of the developmental process (canal irrigation) that has affected the marginalised sections to a greater extent, who mostly depend on land for livelihood and self-sustenance. Land-use pattern has undergone a tremendous transformation due to irrigation development in terms of increase in fallow and culturable waste lands.

LUCKNOW: Even as the city remained under the grip of biting cold on Sunday, the minimum temperature dropped to 1.3 degrees Celsius in Agra, which was the lowest in record in the plains of the count