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VHP now demands ban on river rafting in Ganges, says it leads to 'many objectionable activities'

May 27, 2015

VHP now demands ban on river rafting in Ganges, says it leads to 'many objectionable activities'

Riding the ban wave that has been sweeping the country under the new government, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has now demanded a ban on rafting in the Ganges. #NewsTracker #Haridwar #ban #VHP #Vishwa Hindu Parishad #Rishikesh #River rafting #Praveen Togadiya
Storms kill 16 in Texas, Oklahoma; Houston flooded| Reuters

May 27, 2015

Storms kill 16 in Texas, Oklahoma; Houston flooded| Reuters

HOUSTON Torrential rains have killed at least 16 people in Texas and Oklahoma, including four in Houston where floods turned streets into rivers and led to about 1,000 calls for help in the fourth-most populous U.S. city, officials said on Tuesday. The death toll is set to rise with numerous people still missing in Texas after the storms slammed the states during the Memorial Day weekend, causing record floods that destroyed hundreds of homes, swept away bridges, and even unearthed a coffin from a Houston cemetery #Chicago #jobs #Floods #Texas #Holiday #editing #State #houston #said-on-tuesday #blanco-river
Bihar govt sounds flood alert in 5 districts after landslide in Nepal

May 25, 2015

Bihar govt sounds flood alert in 5 districts after landslide in Nepal

The Bihar government on Sunday sounded flood alert in five districts after a massive landslide, triggered by recent earthquakes, in Nepal. #World #India #NewsTracker #bIhar #Disaster #Landslide #Flood alert #Nepal earthquake #Kali Gandaki river
Thousands flee after landslide blocks Nepal river

May 25, 2015

Thousands flee after landslide blocks Nepal river

Thousands of panic-stricken villagers fled their homes fearing flash floods after an overnight landslide blocked a river in quake-hit Nepals mountainous northwest, officials said on Sunday. #NewsTracker #Nepal #Flood #earthquake #Kathmandu #villagers #river
From corroding Delhi metro to causing cancer: Holy Yamuna now a poison filled hazard

May 04, 2015

From corroding Delhi metro to causing cancer: Holy Yamuna now a poison filled hazard

Given the corrosive damage that is being caused to ACs, it's no great leap of logic to assume that the health of people living on the banks of the Yamuna is also under threat. #HowThisWorks #India #Health #Cancer #Delhi Metro #Yamuna river #Pollution #arsenic #Water pollution #ACS

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Beas river Drowned engineering students are not the only tragedy

Jun 10, 2014

Beas river Drowned engineering students are not the only tragedy

Demand-driven power generation leads to drastic hourly fluctuations in water levels in most rivers. At risk are the lives and livelihood of thousands and the riverine ecology. #India #NewsTracker #Himachal Pradesh #Beas River #larji dam #Manali Dam
377 verdict Gay sex against nature? Look around, get a life

Dec 12, 2013

377 verdict Gay sex against nature? Look around, get a life

Clearly, homosexuality is as natural as anything observed in nature and not an individual "lifestyle" choice. But a lot of us demand human conduct to be far above bestial standards. #HowThisWorks #India #Supreme Court #parliament #Animals #LGBT rights #Section 377 #Nature #criminalising homosexuality #Amazonian river dolphin