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.

New Delhi:Delhi government’s environment department is set to commission IIT Kanpur to study its problem of air pollution.

Lucknow Uttar Pradesh’s tryst with power reforms seems to have boomeranged. Close on the heels of Coalgate, which has had the Central government scurrying for cover, a report by the state accountant general (AG) has alleged irregularities in the appointment of Torrent Power (TPL) as the power distribution franchisee (DF) for Agra.

The report also states that the appointment was done with complete disregard to the tendering procedure and has already caused a loss of R489.89 crore to the state exchequer in the first two years since the city was handed over to the company in 2010.

We Indians have got so used to seeing garbage spilling over from municipal dustbins at street corners and often even strewn around in open public spaces, that we accept this phenomenon as inevitabl

Lucknow Almost five years of frosty relations between the Centre and the Uttar Pradesh government gave way to new-found bonhomie on Monday when leaders of the Congress and the Samajwadi Party shared the dais at the foundation stone laying ceremony for the R 11,088-crore, 1980 mw power plant in the state.

The project, which is likely to usher in brighter days in the state in the coming years, is a 51:49% joint venture between Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) and Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam, and is to come up at Ghatampur in Kanpur district.

LUCKNOW: Lucknow Municipal Corporation's decision to rope in experts from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur to examine the works done under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission,

LUCKNOW: Faced with a host of complaints pertaining to drainage and sewerage works executed under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), the Lucknow Municipal Corporation on

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.”

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.

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