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Weather today Highlights: Yamuna above danger mark; rains ease in Punjab, Haryana

Weather forecast Today Highlights: The Yamuna was flowing at 206 metres at 11 am, a day after it breached the danger mark of 205.33 metres. More than 10,000 people living in low-lying areas along the Yamuna in Delhi have been evacuated.

Delhi: Yamuna nears danger mark, alert sounded

Evacuation from the Yamuna floodplains is an annual exercise, but officials got a short window this year because of a sudden increase of water in the Yamuna after heavy rainfall in the hills.

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NGT nod for plan to store water in Yamuna floodplains

Official estimates indicate a capacity of storing 2,100 million gallons of water across the entire project area in each cycle of flooding, as per sources.

Delhi will not survive without Yamuna, says NGT chairman

The NGT order said Rs 10 crore performance guarantee deposited by the Delhi, Haryana and UP governments each, and Rs 50 lakh by DPCC “may have to be forfeited” for not implementing its directions.

Delhi govt's plan to store water in floodplains of Yamuna gets boost

Under the project, a string of ponds would be created between Palla and Wazirabad which, according to official estimates, would store 2,100 million gallons of water every time the river overflows.

In markets along the Yamuna, plastic ban remains on paper while river bears brunt

According to records, Delhi produces 2,51,674 tonnes of plastic each year — 50% of which is single-use. That's roughly 63,000 elephants worth of plastic.

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From barren land to rich ecosystem: Story behind Yamuna Biodiversity Park

A Delhi University professor emeritus and head of the Centre for Environmental Management of Degraded Ecosystems, the park initially only had mongooses and lizards and 31 species of birds in 2004.

Hardlook: When a river swells

What does it take to move 20,000 people without bringing the city to a halt? As the Yamuna waters rise and recede yet again, The Indian Express heads to the floodplains to discover tales of bravery, fear and loss.

Delhi: Out for a swim, teen drowns in Yamuna, two others rescued

Deputy Commissioner of Police (southeast) Chinmoy Biswal said inquest proceedings under Section 174 of the CrPC have been initiated. “The body has been shifted to Alshifa Hospital. The post-mortem is expected to be conducted by tomorrow,” he said.

Response of UP authorities 'highly unsatisfactory', alleges NGT-appointed panel on Yamuna cleaning

A committee appointed by the NGT to monitor the Yamuna river cleaning operation found that the response of the Uttar Pradesh authorities in this regard has been "highly unsatisfactory".

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Thousands evacuated in Delhi as Yamuna breaches danger mark

On Monday, CM Arvind Kejriwal said the water level in the river is likely to rise further with more discharge from the Hathnikund barrage by neighbouring Haryana.

Yamuna water level recedes, nearly 14,000 people moved to safer places

Even though the Yamuna water has started receding, rescue and relief operations continue. Many homeless were shifted to nearby tent setups by the government. The people are currently being aided with food and medical assistance.

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Yamuna water level still above danger mark, evacuation underway

The water level in Yamuna river crossed danger mark after Haryana released 3,11,190 cusec of water Hathini Kund Barrage on Saturday. The Delhi government sounded an alert, with authorities evacuating people from adjoining low-lying areas.

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Flooded Yamuna displaces around 14,000 in Delhi

Close to 14,000 Delhi residents had to be moved out of their homes due to flooding in the Yamuna river. The water levels have since reduced.

Makar Sankranti: Thousands take holy dip

Haridwar, Jan 15 (ANI): On the occasion of Makar Sankranti, devotees were seeing braving the biting cold to take the holy dip that also marked the beginning of the annual month-long religious congregation 'Magh Mela'. Thousands converged in Allahabad at the confluence of Ganga and Yamuna which is also called Sangam, walking several miles on foot to take the holy dip. People were seen wading in waist-deep waters to pray and perform pujas.

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