December 07, 2018 6:50 pm
The temple, where the supposed event was to be held, is a UNESCO World Heritage site where private functions are prohibited.
October 29, 2017 3:30 pm
A video released on the the youtube page of spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Art of Living foundation in May this year claimed that the Expert Committee of the National Green Tribunal made false allegations against them in relation to the World Culture Festival damaging Yamuna floodplains.
October 27, 2017 4:09 pm
The Environment Ministry has nominated 36 officers from different states and asked the state forest departments to ensure that “they are relieved in time” for the course.
August 17, 2017 7:14 am
Art of Living argument in NGT is hinged on a catch: wetlands get their identity only through notification by govt under Rules. The Rules have been around since 2010, but not one wetland has been notified yet.
May 29, 2017 6:06 pm
On the issue of rehabilitation of the floodplains, the Art of Living said the committee itself was not aware of the actual condition of the event site before the world culture festival.
May 12, 2017 9:52 am
The Art of Living also released a statement highlighting DDA’s admission
May 10, 2017 9:00 am
Both the Ministry of Environment and Forests and the Ministry of Water Resources told the NGT that they were “not responsible” for the damage to the floodplains
June 08, 2016 4:55 am
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar will be in Chandigarh on June 9 for the inauguration of the Yoga Festival, which will officially set the tone for the celebration of International Yoga Day on June 21 in the Tricity.
June 06, 2016 10:32 pm
AOL claimed that there has been no scientific assessment of pre and post situation of the floodplains till now
June 06, 2016 12:33 pm
The NGT had refused to prohibit the World Culture Festival, but slapped a fine of Rs. 5 cr on the foundation for damaging biodiversity of the ecologically sensitive floodplains.
March 12, 2016 12:49 pm
World Culture Festival organised by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Art of Living Foundation on the banks of Yamuna will witness people from over 40 countries.
March 11, 2016 11:01 am
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Art of Living will kick off its grand World Culture Festival on Friday.
March 08, 2016 12:51 pm
The World Culture Festival, March 11-13, is claimed to be attended by 3.5 million people. It has stoked a controversy because it is being organised on the floodplains of the Yamuna in New Delhi.
March 12, 2016 1:12 pm
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