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G D Agrawal passes away on 112th day of fast for Ganga

G D Agrawal passes away on 112th day of fast for Ganga

Dehradun, Oct 11 (UNI) Environmentalist Prof G D Agrawal, on hunger strike for the Ganga in Kankhal-Haridwar, for 111 days passed away Thursday afternoon at AIIMS, Rishikesh, following cardiac arrest.

The IIT professor-turned-sanyaasi ( known as Swami Gyan Swaroop Sanand) was brought to the hospital by authorities yesterday from the venue of his fast following decline in his condition.

Associates of Prof Agrawal present at the hospital said, the 87-year old Ganga warrior suffered cardiac arrest and breathed his last around 1300hrs but the doctors declared him dead late this afternoon after suspense for more than three hours.

Earlier this morning, doctors administered him potassium and drip to give 500 ML IV fluid.

Agrawal, an acclaimed river activist, who earlier headed Civil Engineering department at IIT Kanpur and served as the first member secretary of the Central Pollution Control Board, had in his will bequeathed his body to AIIMS Rishikesh.

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Khattar appeals to representatives and office-bearers of roadways employees to join their duty

20 Oct 2018 | 9:31 PM

Chandigarh, Oct 20 (UNI) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has appealed to the representatives and office-bearers of Haryana Roadways Employees Unions to join their duty immediately keeping in view the festival season and also the problems being faced by the general public.

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Rahul participates in 'Shadbahavana Yatra'

Rahul participates in 'Shadbahavana Yatra'

20 Oct 2018 | 9:29 PM

Hyderabad, Oct 20 (UNI) All India Congress Commitee (AICC) President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday evening participated in 'Shadbahavana Yatra' at the historic Charminar here.

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Rally to be organised in district jind on Oct 21 would prove to be milestone for development: FM

20 Oct 2018 | 9:27 PM

Chandigarh, Oct 20 (UNI) Haryana Finance Minister Capt.

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Haryana fixed time limit for disposal of Paper Under Consideration (PUCs)

20 Oct 2018 | 9:21 PM

Chandigarh, Oct 20 (UNI) With a view to ensure work efficiency in government offices, the Haryana government has fixed time limit for the disposal of Paper Under Consideration (PUCs) and files.

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Ensure timely disbursement of compensation to beneficiaries: Jammu Div Comm

20 Oct 2018 | 9:08 PM

Jammu, Oct 20 (UNI) Divisional Commissioner Jammu Sanjeev Verma on Saturday directed for timely disbursement of compensation to beneficiaries whose land is being acquired for NHAI projects.

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