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2008-08-30 09:01:03

By Faiz Rahman Siddiqui KANPUR: With 20 more deaths being reported from the Kanpur Dehat region during the last 24 hours, the mystery fever continued to take a heavy toll, especially among the poor Dalit families. However, the state health minister and the four MLAs of the region - three from BSP and one from SP - have so far not cared to visit the region despite the fact that 70 per cent of the victims are Dalits. On Wednesday, TOI visited primary health centres at Gujrain and Purwa...

2008-07-06 00:00:12

LUCKNOW: It is the turn of distilleries allegedly discharging untreated effluents into the Gomti to face the music. On Thursday, three teams of officials from UP Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) raided the premises of three distilleries upstream of the river and decided to issue notices asking them to stop operations. The move came almost three days after scores of fish died at various points. It was alleged that factories released untreated water upstream of the river resulting in...

2008-06-20 06:00:16

Text of report by Bangladeshi newspaper New Age website on 20 June The High Court on Thursday [19 June] asked the government to explain in four weeks why it would not be directed to review the Ganges Water Sharing Treaty [with India] and take steps to ensure due share of waters. The bench of Justice Nazmun Ara Sultana and Justice M. Rezaul Haque gave the ruling after hearing a public interest litigation writ petition filed by Supreme Court lawyers M.K. Muraduzzaman and Faruk Hossain on 8...

2007-07-27 09:30:00

VARANASI, India -- WITH HER EYES sealed, Ramedi cupped the murky water of the Ganges River in her hands, lifted them toward the sun and prayed for her husband, her 15 grandchildren and her bad hip. She, like India's other 800 million Hindus, has absolute faith that the river she calls Ganga Ma can heal. Around Ramedi, who like some Indians has only one name, people converged on the riverbank in the early morning, before the day's heat set in. Women floated necklaces of marigolds on a boat of...

2007-01-15 03:00:21

By BISWAJEET BANERJEE ALLAHABAD, India - Hundreds of Hindu holy men, naked but for the ash smeared on their bodies and an occasional marigold garland, led a sea of humanity to the waters of the Ganges River Monday to wash away their sins at the apex of a weekslong pilgrimage. By midmorning Monday, some 3 million people had immersed themselves in the waters near the north Indian city of Allahabad, said festival organizer P. N. Mishra. The number was expected to top 5 million by the end...

2006-03-07 09:38:05

LUCKNOW, India (Reuters) - At least four people were killed and over a dozen wounded in two separate explosions on Tuesday in the Hindu pilgrimage town of Varanasi in northern India, police said. Television reports said up to 12 may have died. "So far four people have died, 17 are hospitalized with injuries," V.N. Rai, inspector-general of police in Uttar Pradesh state, where Varanasi is located, told Reuters. "All entry points to the area have been sealed." One explosion was...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'