All civic body workers clean Gomti, Lucknow stinks

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The Lucknow Municipal Corporation had deployed all its 8,000 workers – both on rolls and contractual – in Gomti’s cleanliness drive from 6 am on Sunday which involved the participation of the chief minister, ministers and MLAs. Result: Heaps of garbage along the roadside and no door to door garbage collection in the city. Even the private company – Eco-Green was helpless as most of its vehicles were deployed on the banks to lift the hyacinth and other trash removed from the river.

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Why Yamuna river may be visibly cleaner by Jan

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NEW DELHI: Come January 2019 and the Yamuna might start looking cleaner. Delhi Jal Board has been given a “final” deadline of six months to finish the much delayed work of laying interceptor sewage lines along three of the biggest drains in the capital. “The project is being carried out in six packages along the Najafgarh, Shahadra and Supplementary drains, and 92%of the work is finished. We are currently intercepting almost 93 mllion gallons of raw sewage per day that was flowing into the Yamuna,” claimed Dinesh Mohaniya, the water…

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UP: Now pay Rs 5,100 for abandoning cattle!

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MEERUT: Plagued by abandoned cattle, which often go astray and ruin crops in the farms of Baghpat’s Rehtana village, residents got together to come up with a unique initiative to stop people from letting go of their cattle. In a panchayat held here on Sunday, villagers were asked to volunteer to take in cattle and take care of them at their homes, which in turn will get them Rs 3,100 per cow. Meanwhile, a decision was also made to ensure that Rs 5,100 will be taken as fine from those…

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Minor gang-raped, dad ‘kills’ one of the accused

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MATHURA: The father of a minor girl, gang-raped by four persons in Mathura, has been accused of assaulting one of the alleged rapists, resulting in his death hours later on Sunday at a local hospital. The police said gang-rape accused Hari Om was admitted to the hospital on Saturday night in a serious condition. In the FIR, the mother of the deceased has accused the gang-rape victim’s father of assaulting her son and strangling him, the police said, adding that the girl’s father has denied the charges. According to another…

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UP: 4 killed in blast at scrap dealer’s shop

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MUZAFFARNAGAR: Four people were killed and three others received injuries after a mysterious blast took place inside a scrap dealer’s shop in the Civil Lines area of Muzaffarnagar district on Monday morning. A team of the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) rushed to the spot for a probe into the explosion. DIG Sharad Sachan, said, “It is too early to reach to a conclusion but there was smell of gunpowder at the explosion site.” A dog squad was pressed into service at the blast site. The deceased have been identified as Nisar…

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UP: Teacher booked for raping minor in Ballia

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VARANASI: A private tutor was booked for allegedly raping a minor girl after a video of sexual assault of the girl went viral in Revati area of Ballia district on Sunday. An FIR was lodged against the teacher under section 376 (rape), 506 (criminal intimidation) of IPC and 3&4 POCSO Act. The accused is on the run. The girl was sent for medical examination. According to reports, the girl, a class X student, was allegedly raped by the private tutor Sanjay alias Anand Verma in his room on January 10.…

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City stinks as all 8,000 LMC workers clean Gomti

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The Lucknow Municipal Corporation had deployed all its 8,000 workers – both on rolls and contractual – in Gomti’s cleanliness drive from 6 am on Sunday which involved the participation of the chief minister, ministers and MLAs. Result: Heaps of garbage along the roadside and no door to door garbage collection in the city. Even the private company – Eco-Green was helpless as most of its vehicles were deployed on the banks to lift the hyacinth and other trash removed from the river.

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