Yamuna River: News

30 Nov 2023

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal turning green due to insect droppings

The iconic Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world, is facing a peculiar issue as its stunning white exterior is turning green due to droppings from an insect called Goeldichironomus.

Weather update: IMD issues fresh alerts for Gujarat, Maharashtra

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a fresh alert for some parts of the country amid the monsoon fury.

23 Jul 2023


Delhi on high alert as Yamuna breaches danger mark again

The water level of the Yamuna River in Delhi once again breached the danger mark on Sunday after a surge in discharge from Haryana's Hathni Kund Barrage into the river amid heavy downpours in parts of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

Flood-like situation in Gujarat, Maharashtra; lightning kills 2 in MP  

Heavy rains triggered flood-like situations in several states and union territories, including Gujarat, Maharashtra, Jammu and Kashmir, and Himachal Pradesh, on Sunday.

Weather update: Orange alert in Himachal, cloudburst reported in Uttarakhand

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued an "orange" alert for Himachal Pradesh on Saturday and predicted heavy to very heavy rains in some parts of the state.

19 Jul 2023

Taj Mahal

First time in 45 years: Floodwater submerges Taj Mahal garden

Severe floods are currently ravaging northern India, causing havoc in the region.

IMD forecast heavy rains in Mumbai; Yamuna River breaches again

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued red and orange alerts in Mumbai, Maharashtra, and its adjoining suburbs, forecasting heavy to very heavy rainfall on Wednesday.

17 Jul 2023


Delhi floods: Yamuna rises again, causing panic; some schools shut

The Yamuna River water level started rising again on Monday, triggering panic among residents in Delhi's submerged areas.

16 Jul 2023

Himanta Biswa Sarma

Don't blame others: Assam CM taunts Kejriwal over Delhi floods

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday took a dig at his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal over the flood situation in the national capital.

Delhi: More rain forecasted today, Yamuna remains over 'danger' mark

To add to the current flood woes, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecasted that Delhi will likely receive light to moderate rains and thundershowers on Sunday.

15 Jul 2023

Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi floods: AAP government ignored warnings, rain forecast, says report 

Amid the unprecedented flood situation in Delhi, official documents allegedly revealed that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in the national capital, led by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, ignored the flood and rainfall forecast issued in May, Times Now reported.

15 Jul 2023


Delhi floods: Thousands left homeless, grappling with uncertain future 

Following the recent floods that wrecked devastation in several parts of the national capital, Delhi, a grim reality has surfaced.

Delhi floods: IMD predicts heavy rain in North India

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted further rainfall in parts of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Himachal Pradesh, which could deteriorate the flood-like situation in the national capital.

14 Jul 2023


Rain forecast puts Delhi, Faridabad on alert amid Yamuna floods

The water level in the Yamuna River, which was expected to recede from Thursday evening, remained at 208.46m at Delhi's Old Railway Bridge at 6:00am on Friday.

13 Jul 2023


#NewsBytesExplainer: Why Delhi is flooded despite no rainfall

Despite not receiving any rainfall in the last few days, Delhi is facing floods due to an unprecedented spate in the Yamuna River.

13 Jul 2023


Delhi floods: Drinking water problem likely as treatment plants shut

Delhi may face a drinking water problem as the government shut down the water treatment plants in Chandrawal, Okhla, and Wazirabad on Thursday, prompted by the water from the Yamuna River flooding the city.

13 Jul 2023


Delhi floods: Yamuna level to peak at 3pm, warns Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) head Arvind Kejriwal warned on Thursday that the Yamuna River's water level would reach its peak by around 3-4:00pm. It would recede after that, he said, citing a report from the Central Water Commission (CWC).

13 Jul 2023


Yamuna water level at all-time high, flooding near Kejriwal's residence

The water in the Yamuna River rose to an unprecedented level on Wednesday, crossing the 208m-mark and reached 208.46m on Thursday morning as Haryana released more water into the river.

12 Jul 2023

Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi flood: Kejriwal tells people in low-lying areas to evacuate

Amid a flood scare in Delhi with the Yamuna River water level breaching the danger mark, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal asked the people in low-lying areas to evacuate on Wednesday.

12 Jul 2023


Delhi stares at flood: Yamuna water level nears all-time high

The likelihood of a flood in Delhi increased as the water level of the Yamuna River at the Old Railway Bridge reached 207.18m in the early hours of Wednesday.

11 Jul 2023


Delhi: Yamuna just 1 meter away from breaching flood mark

The Yamuna River in Delhi breached the 205.33m danger mark and was flowing at 206.32m at 8:00am on Tuesday, raising fears of floods in the national capital.

10 Jul 2023


Delhi under flood alert, heavy rainfall kills 22 across states

Following incessant rainfall in northwest India over the weekend, the Delhi government issued a flood alert on Sunday after Haryana released over one lakh cusecs of water in the Yamuna River.

11 Jun 2022


Delhi: Water crisis deepens in several parts; UT blames Haryana

Delhi is in the throes of a water crisis in the midst of a heatwave.

29 Jul 2021


Delhi: Water levels in Yamuna rise after heavy rains

The water level in the Yamuna in Delhi on Thursday rose to 203.37 meters, close to the warning mark of 204.50 meters after heavy rains in the upper catchment areas of the river, officials said.

20 Jun 2021

Delhi Jal Board

Amid peak summer, Delhi to likely face water scarcity

The water supply in parts of Delhi is expected to be hit from Sunday due to the accumulation of algae in three water treatment plants and the high levels of ammonia in the Yamuna river.

05 Feb 2021


Yamuna water quality in Delhi improved during lockdown: Government

The water quality of the Yamuna in Delhi improved during the lockdown due to the stoppage of industrial effluent discharge, availability of more water for dilution, and absence of polluting human activities, the government told Lok Sabha on Thursday.

07 Jan 2021


Frothing in Yamuna: Delhi Government prepares nine-point action plan

The Delhi Government has prepared a nine-point action plan to prevent frothing in the Yamuna due to the discharge of untreated sewage in the river.

19 Aug 2019

Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi: Yamuna nears danger-mark, flood alert issued, government starts preparations

A flood alert was issued for low-lying areas along the banks of the Yamuna in Delhi today, as the river neared its danger mark.

18 Nov 2018

Uttar Pradesh

Agra citizens launch massive drive to rid Yamuna of garbage

Agra citizens, including young boys and girls, Sunday launched a massive cleanliness drive to rid the Yamuna river of garbage dumped in it.

17 Oct 2018

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Delhi-govt fined Rs. 50cr for inaction against steel pickling units

The National Green Tribunal yesterday fined Delhi government Rs. 50cr for not taking action against steel pickling units in residential areas as they fall under the prohibited list of industrial activity.

17 Aug 2018

Rescue Operation

Yamuna continues to swell: Delhi government restarts evacuation, rescues 600

As water level in Yamuna touched 205.72m crossing the 'danger mark' at 204.83m, Delhi government had to start evacuating people again on Wednesday.

29 Jul 2018


#NorthIndiaRains: 12 killed in UP; Yamuna flowing above danger mark

Torrential rains continued to batter parts of north India today, with worst-hit Uttar Pradesh recording 12 rain-related deaths and waters of the Yamuna flowing above the danger mark in the national capital.

27 Jul 2018


Yamuna swells amid heavy rains,flood warnings issued in Delhi, Haryana

The Yamuna has swollen after days of heavy rains resulting in steep rise of water-level at Haryana's Hathnikund barrage, which crossed 1.36L cusecs yesterday morning.

12 Jun 2018


Ghaziabad: NEET qualifier held with cousin's body stuffed in suitcase

A Ghaziabad-duo was caught red-handed as they were about to dump a suitcase, which had a sliced-up human body stuffed inside, in the Yamuna River Sunday.

08 Feb 2018


Delhi residents face water shortage problem as ammonia level spikes

Residents of different parts of Delhi have been facing water shortage problems for the past nine days.

18 Jul 2017


Delhi: Chased by 'power thieves', engineer dies in car crash

While escaping the mob armed with rods at Jhuljhuli village, a BSES engineer was killed and his four colleagues were injured as their car crashed into a tree near Najafgarh.