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Froth in Yamuna: Devotes offer prayer amid toxic foam as BJP, AAP trade barbs
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Froth in Yamuna: Devotes offer prayer amid toxic foam as BJP, AAP trade barbs

The 22-kilometre stretch of the Yamuna river between Wazirabad and Okhla accounts for about 80 percent of the toxic pollution load in the river

One thousand rivers account for nearly 80 percent of plastic carried into oceans: Study
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One thousand rivers account for nearly 80 percent of plastic carried into oceans: Study

The top five plastic emitting countries are all located in Asia - the Philippines, India, Malaysia, China, and Indonesia.

World Water Day: 10 pictures illustrating the most polluted waters around the world
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World Water Day: 10 pictures illustrating the most polluted waters around the world

Every year, since 1993, 22 March is celebrated as World Water Day to raise awareness on how human actions are negatively affecting water resources.

'Lost river' ran through the centre of Thar Desert near 172 thousand years ago
India

'Lost river' ran through the centre of Thar Desert near 172 thousand years ago

Studies of satellite imagery have shown a dense network of river channels crossing the Thar Desert, according to the researchers.

Journeying along the Ganga, in photos: The past, present and future of India's holiest river
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Journeying along the Ganga, in photos: The past, present and future of India's holiest river

For more than 1,700 miles, stretching from the Gangotri Glacier in the Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal, the Ganga flows across the plains like a timeline of India's past, nourishing an extraordinary wealth of life.

Atal Setu, a new bridge in Bihar over troubled Kosi, raises risk of higher flood surges
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Atal Setu, a new bridge in Bihar over troubled Kosi, raises risk of higher flood surges

Engineers have channelled the Kosi over a long distance before building the Atal Setu in Bihar, raising the risk of higher flood surges

Haryana won't supply additional water to Delhi; new dams should be constructed fast, says CM Manohar Lal Khattar
India

Haryana won't supply additional water to Delhi; new dams should be constructed fast, says CM Manohar Lal Khattar

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Tuesday that his state will not be able to supply additional water to the national capital.

China plans to build 1,000-km tunnel from Tibet, divert Brahmaputra water to Xinjiang, says report
India

China plans to build 1,000-km tunnel from Tibet, divert Brahmaputra water to Xinjiang, says report

Chinese engineers are testing techniques that could be used to build a 1,000-kilometre long tunnel, the world's longest

Ten people drown as four boats capsize in Sabon river in Assam's Goalpara district
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Ten people drown as four boats capsize in Sabon river in Assam's Goalpara district

Ten persons drowned when four boats capsized in Sabon river during a severe storm in Assam's Goalpara district, a senior district administration official said.

Cauvery issue: Supreme Court orders Karnataka government to release 6,000 cusecs water per day for six days
India

Cauvery issue: Supreme Court orders Karnataka government to release 6,000 cusecs water per day for six days

The Supreme Court on Friday ordered the Karanataka government to release 6,000 cusecs of Cauvery river water every day to Tamil Nadu for six days, starting 1 October.

Cauvery row: Maintain peace, Supreme Court tells Karnataka and Tamil Nadu
India

Cauvery row: Maintain peace, Supreme Court tells Karnataka and Tamil Nadu

The Supreme Court on Thursday slammed the Tamil Nadu and Karnataka governments for their failure to stop people from taking to the agitation path after its order on Cauvery river water sharing.

11 boys drown in Karnataka's Tungabhadra river after boat capsizes while Ganesha immersion
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11 boys drown in Karnataka's Tungabhadra river after boat capsizes while Ganesha immersion

Eleven teenage boys were drowned in Karnataka on Wednesday when a coracle in which they were sailing overturned and capsized in a river during the immersion of Lord Ganesha's idol, police said

Paris floods: City museums close doors as Seine nears 30-year high
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Paris floods: City museums close doors as Seine nears 30-year high

Paris' Louvre and Orsay museums shut their doors in a race to move art treasures from their basements, as the River Seine Saturday neared its highest level in more than three decades.

The Firstpost Playlist: Songs about love, homesickness and a call for revolution
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The Firstpost Playlist: Songs about love, homesickness and a call for revolution

Prince, Tina Charles, dreams of California and a whole lot of good music — this week's Firstpost Playlist is here!

Tell us one place where Ganga is clean: National Green Tribunal tells Modi govt
India

Tell us one place where Ganga is clean: National Green Tribunal tells Modi govt

The National Green Tribunal on Friday asked the government to "tell us one place" where the Ganga is clean and said that despite spending huge sums.

Seven killed, 26 missing as bus falls into Parbati river in Himachal Pradesh
India

Seven killed, 26 missing as bus falls into Parbati river in Himachal Pradesh

Twenty-six passengers were still missing and their chances of survival were bleak as the bus was still untraceable and the flow in the river was strong.

Thousands flee after landslide blocks Nepal river
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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 Nepal’s mountainous northwest, officials said on Sunday.

Yamuna river will be brought under Environment Protection Act, says govt
India

Yamuna river will be brought under Environment Protection Act, says govt

The government has promised to bring the Yamuna river under the the Environment Protection Act within two months to ensure "free flow of the river".

Mayday call issued before Taiwan plane crash that killed 31
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Mayday call issued before Taiwan plane crash that killed 31

The pilot in TransAsia Airways Flight 235 said "mayday, mayday, engine flameout" moments before the propjet banked sharply and crashed into a river.