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22 March, 2017 7:50 PM ONGC begins with a win

Vishesh Bhriguvanshi (26 points) and Amritpal Singh (19 points) did the bulk of the scoring as defending champion ONGC (Uttarakhand) defeated first-time entrant Central Railways (CR) 75-64 in the men’s Group B league of the 31st Federation Cup basketball championship here on Wednesday. ONGC fielded its top five at the start, but they failed to fire early 20

22 March, 2017 10:41 AM Rahul Gandhi must be made Congress chief: Mani Shankar Aiyar

Amid calls for radical changes in the Congress following massive electoral defeats in UP and Uttarakhand, Mani Shankar Aiyar has strongly pitched for making Rahul Gandhi the party president. He advocated a role of a mentor for party president Sonia Gandhi. NEW DELHI: Senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar has strongly pitched for making Rahul Gandhi 19

22 March, 2017 6:29 AM Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat in Delhi to meet PM Narendra Modi

New Delhi: Trivendra Singh Rawat, who recently took over as the Uttarakhand chief minister, is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Wednesday. In his first visit after assuming office, Rawat is scheduled to meet Modi at 1200 hrs in Parliament House, an official said. Rawat, who met Home Minister Rajnath Singh in the morning, is also expected 33

22 March, 2017 1:04 AM Settle Ayodhya issue out of court: SC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday urged all interested parties involved in the Ram Mandir issue to settle the matter out of court with Chief Justice of India (CJI) JS Khehar even offering to mediate in the settlement issue should the need arise. "If the parties want me to sit between mediators chosen by both sides for negotiations, I am ready," the CJI said. He added 45

21 March, 2017 3:20 PM Wake up call from Uttarakhand HC: Rivers Ganga and Yamuna are dying – and it’s because of our failure and lack of political will to protect them!

In a landmark judgment, the Uttarakhand High Court has declared the rivers Ganga and Yamuna as legal entities, making this the first of its kind instance in India where these rivers will enjoy all rights, duties and liabilities of a living person. Wait, before you think this is ”going too far” – after all, this is the first time that rivers have been declared 29

21 March, 2017 2:59 PM BJP may seek early polls in Gujarat

The party is buoyed by its landslide victory in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Buoyed by its landslide victory in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand assembly polls, the BJP government is mulling over the option of preponing Gujarat assembly polls scheduled to be held in December this year. The buzz in the government is that the assembly polls is likely to be advanced 35

21 March, 2017 6:32 AM Ganga & Yamuna are 'living persons' with legal rights: High Court

NAINITAL: In the first order of its kind in the country, the Uttarakhand high court on Monday decreed that the the Ganga and the Yamuna as well as their tributaries and sister bodies be declared "legal and living entities having the status of a legal person with all corresponding rights, duties and liabilities". This, the court said, was to ensure "preservation 18

21 March, 2017 4:59 AM Ganga, Yamuna declared human entities: What exactly does this order mean?

Ganga, Yamuna have now been declared human entities. We take a look at their rights as rivers. In a landmark judgement, Uttarakhand high court declared Ganga and Yamuna rivers "living entities" on Monday, days after a similar order was passed in New Zealand. The ruling raises hope that the process of cleaning these pollution-battered rivers will gain pace now. "It's 29

21 March, 2017 4:25 AM River Ganga named as 'first living entity of India' by Uttarakhand HC

New Delhi: In a historic ruling, the Uttarakhand High Court on Monday recognised river Ganga as the 'first living entity of India'. Besides Ganga, which is one of the largest rivers in India and considered to be the holiest river and holds a high place in the mythology of India, similar status has been given to river Yamuna, the tributary of Ganga 30

21 March, 2017 1:19 AM Not just rivers, Ganga and Yamuna are now living beings too!

Worshipped by millions in the country, rivers Ganga and Yamuna have been bestowed with the status of living entities by the Uttarakhand High Court, granting them all legal rights, duties and liabilities like a human being. A two-member Division Bench, comprising Justices Rajiv Sharma and Alok Singh, passed a detailed judgment in this regard that was made public 32