After a Kisan Mandi, UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav is all set to gift a non-conventional energy training centre to Kannauj, his wife Dimple Yadav's parliamentary constituency.

Way back in 1986, Rajiv Gandhi launched the Ganga Action Plan. But years later, after much water (sewage) and money have flowed down the river, it is as bad as it could get. Why are we failing, and what needs to be done differently to clean this and many other rivers?

According to recent estimates by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), faecal coliform levels in the mainstream of the river - some 2,500 kilometres from Gangotri to Diamond Harbour - remain above the acceptable level in all stretches, other than its upper reaches.

Rain-related incidents claimed eight lives in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday with moderate to heavy showers lashing most parts of North India.

Despite the tall claims of the UP government of providing pollution-free water at Sangam, Allahabad, devotees at Kumbh continue to take their holy dip in polluted water.

The cold wave was relentless in most parts of North India on Monday, claiming six more lives to take the death toll in the past three days to eleven.

UP government on Monday gave in principle approval to construction of an expressway between Lucknow and Agra.

Polluting industries along a 500-km stretch of the Ganga between Kannauj and Varanasi might soon face the axe.

Wilted crops dot the countryside; farmers cry for water, electricity

Government says enough grain stock, farmers go hungry Budhi Rikisyan sat in her house making leaf plates for the last rites of her granddaughter, Mantawa. Unable to suppress hunger pangs, the 12-year-old girl plucked surbari leaves from the field and ate them in early August. After five days she was suffering from acute dysentery. She convulsed a few times and then died. Surbari, a weed,

Eighty-nine people were killed in the high-velocity thunderstorm that ripped across Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday. The deaths came as winds blew at 80 km an hour uprooting trees and triggering wall collapse and lightning ignited fires. The thunderstorm caused a blackout in several parts of the State as power lines snapped. Trains services were also affected. Power, rail services restored