Ganga Sankalp Yatra was taken out in the city to mobilize support for making river Ganga pollution-free. The rally was taken out under the supervision of Shankaracharya of Puri Goverdhanpeeth Swami Nishchalanada Saraswati.

The yatra began from Allahabad junction and passed through Subhash crossing in Civil Lines, Vivekananda crossing, and Balson crossing before entering the Magh Mela area. It finally ended at the camp of the swami in sector 3.

Reliance Industries plans to start production of natural gas from coal seams, called coal-bed methane (CBM), in Madhya Pradesh from 2015-16.

ALLAHABAD: For a cleaner Ganga and Yamuna at Magh Mela commencing from January 14, 2014, officials of Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) have decided to start monitoring quality of water

Concerned over the rising pollution in Ganga, members of Ganga Pradushan Mukti Abhiyaan warned to boycott the upcoming Magh Mela to be organized in Allahabad from January 14.

People residing in the narrow and dingy lanes of Garhi Sarai, Dondipur and Sabzi Mandi are complaining about poor sanitary conditions existing in the localities for the past couple of months.

Even as denizens of Sangam City joined crores of other Indians in celebrating the festival of lights, few gave a thought to purchasing ecofriendly idols.

On Saturday, people made beelines at stalls selling idols of Lord Ganesha and Laxmi. However, while most chose the brightest and most colourful idols, only some gave a thought that many such idols would eventually end up polluting rivers with lethal metals like lead.

ALLAHABAD: Buoyed by the denizens' support towards the recent campaign against high-decibel firecrackers, anti-pollution activists in the city now plan to extend the campaign and persuade the publi

ALLAHABAD: The recent order of Allahabad high court, regarding banning immersion of idols in river Ganga and Yamuna, had raised the issue of protecting environment, especially the water bodies.

The Allahabad High Court would hear the application filed by Bengali Welfare Association on October 11.

Taking a strict view of the increasing pollution in major rivers, the Allahabad High Court has refused permission for immersion of idols in the Ganga and the Yamuna.

In a decision of far reaching significance, a division bench comprising Justice Arun Tandon and Justice Ashok Bhushan yesterday denied permission to the Allahabad administration to allow immersion of idols in the rivers.