Tuesday, Apr 23 2019 | Time 23:40 Hrs(IST)
  • LS Election: Kerala records 77 15 pc turnout
  • Saudi executes 37 nationals on charges of terrorism
  • SL blasts: President to change heads of defence forces
  • Pragya proffers nomination papers
  • Pragya proffers nomination papers
  • About 63 per cent voting recorded in Sangli constituency
  • Diggy slams RSS again
  • SP chief hits out at BJP, Congress
  • Diggy slams RSS again
  • No BJP wave now like 2014: Raj Thackery
  • Over 60 per cent polling recorded in Aurangabad constituency until
  • ‘Ek vidhan, ek pradhan’: Shah lauds Modi, slams Cong for ‘power-sharing’
  • ‘Ek vidhan, ek pradhan’: Shah lauds Modi, slams Cong for ‘power-sharing’
  • NDA will form govt after winning more than 400 seats and Modi will be PM again: Yogi
  • 'Chowkidar Chor Hai': Personal presence of Rahul in SC dispensed with for now

High Court steps-in, in GD Agrawal's stir; fast continues on 20th day

New Delhi, July 11 (UNI) The Uttarakhand High Court on Wednesday stepped in, in the indefinite hunger strike by noted environmentalist Swami Gyan Swaroop Sanand (Prof G D Agrawal) of Kankhal-Haridwar for issues related to the Ganga, directing the state Chief Secretary to hold talks with the agitating Swami within 12 hours.
In the national capital here many environmentalists and activists from different places gathered at the Rajghat for holding prayers for success of stir being held by the Ganga warrior for 20-days now and sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention for addressing immediately the issues being raised by the fasting Sant.
The 86-year old Swami who was forcibly evicted by the police from venue of hunger strike yesterday today filed a petition before the High Court against the police action, Swami's spokesman told UNI over telephone.
The IIT Professor turned Sanyaasi told the court in the petition that despite the fact that his hunger strike was for the cause of the Ganga and posing no threat (to anyone or law and order), he was removed forcibly by the police from Matri- Sadan, venue of the fast and his supporters were I'll treated by the police.
He said that since then he was being kept at an undisclosed place.
After hearing the petition the High Court Bench comprising Justice Rajiv Sharma and Justice Alok Singh directed the CS to hold talks with the Swami over four ongoing hydro-power projects namely--Bhagirathi, Palmanari, Lohari Nagpal and Bhero-ghati along the Ganga tributaries, within 12 hours.
The court also directed the Principal Secretary (Home) for disclosing to Swami's supports place where he is kept.
"If Swamiji is not well then he be admitted to AIIMS Rishikesh otherwise he should be escorted back to Matri-Sadan with proper security', the court directed.
Meanwhile, Waterman Dr Rajendra Singh has urged Prime Minister to ensure immediate passage of the Ganga Protection and Management Bill and stopping construction of dams along the river, as being demanded by Prof Agrawal.
Mr Singh said that the Ganga warrior had stopped all agitation programmes in the country in 2014 relaying up on Mr Modi's commitment for Ganga before the general election.
But after becoming PM, Mr Modi did nothing, none of the issues related to the Ganga have so far been addressed, moreover, around Rs 20,000 crore have been spent wastefully in the name of the river, Mr Singh added.
More News

SC orders CBI probe into thrashing of businessman by Atiq Ahmed in UP jail

23 Apr 2019 | 9:43 PM

New Delhi, Apr 23 (UNI) Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the CBI to conduct a detailed probe into the thrashing of a businessman by former MP and gangster Atiq Ahmed's men inside prison cell and ordered suspension of erring jail officials found involved in the incident.

see more..

1983-batch IDAS officer assumes charge as CGDA

23 Apr 2019 | 9:12 PM

New Delhi, Apr 23 (UNI) 1983-batch Indian Defence Accounts Service (IDAS) officer Rajendra Kumar Nayak on Tuesday took over as the 52nd Controller General of Defence Accounts (CGDA).

see more..

Around 3980 quarters of illicit liquor seized in Delhi

23 Apr 2019 | 8:48 PM

New Delhi, Apr 23(UNI) Keeping in view the elections and the vigil on the border entry points in the national capital, Delhi Police on Tuesday seized around 3980 quarters of illicit liquor at Jharoda picket.

see more..


23 Apr 2019 | 8:02 PM

New Delhi : Third phase records 61.

see more..

Warm day in Delhi, air quality 'poor'

23 Apr 2019 | 7:41 PM

New Delhi, Apr 23 (UNI) National capital experienced sultry weather on Tuesday with maximum temperature settling at 40.

see more..