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By Neha Lalchandani NEW DELHI: Delhi may soon be able to overcome its water shortage after being given a go-ahead by the L-G for a feasibility study on the barrage at Palla. This barrage will store the monsoon backflow and the extra water that is released for Delhi, for using it in critical periods.
NEW DELHI: The riverbed has finally got some breathing space, or so one would like to believe, with the DDA decreeing that it would be classified under the 'O' zone, the objective of which is to augment water supply, contain pollution and have eco-friendly "green" development.
The gharial, a 5 to 10 foot crocodile-like reptile with a long slender snout, nearly became extinct in 1970. The government helped to raise its numbers, but it may be on its way back to extinction.
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.