Today : Sunday - Sep 21, 2014, 11:39pm (GMT+5.5)
All News  
Top News
National News
International News
Business News
Sports News
   » Cricket
   » Football
Entertainment News
Sci - Tech
Politics News
Health & Fitness
Gulf News
::| Latest News
News in Pictures

Seemingly unfazed at being ousted from the Asian Athletics Association, scam-tainted Suresh Kalmadi on Monday said losing the presidential re-election bid to Qatar’s Dahlan Jumaan Al-Hamad has actually given him a chance to work at the “grassroots” level.
“I have no issues today and I congratulate Mr Al-Hamad for being elected as President. I am rather relieved that I will be able to work at the grassroots level in athletics,” Mr. Kalmadi said after losing the vote during the ongoing AAA Congress in Pune.

National News

Survey to count Ganges river dolphins

Wednesday - Oct 03, 2012, 05:02pm (GMT+5.5)
[+] Text [-]

New Delhi - A three-day programme for a headcount of river dolphins in the Ganges river will be carried out Oct 5-7 in and around Uttar Pradesh, officials said Wednesday. The programme is also aimed at spreading awareness about the endangered mammal.

"My Ganga, My Dolphin" is a joint effort between World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)-India and the Uttar Pradesh forest department under the aegis of HSBC Bank. The survey will count the number of dolphins across a 2,800-km stretch of the Ganges and its tributaries.

"It also aims to spread awareness among locals in and around the banks of the Ganges and to help in capacity building of stakeholders associated with the conservation of the mammal," Suresh Babu, director of river basins and water policy, WWF-India said.

According to WWF, the last such survey was conducted in 2005, which found around 600 river dolphins in the rivers of Uttar Pradesh.

The findings of the new survey will be revealed by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Oct 7.

The Ganges river dolphins are one of the four living species of dolphin that reside in freshwater rivers and estuaries.

However, their numbers have been dwindling due to rising pollution in the river, indiscriminate fishing and lean flow of water from dams and barrages.

There were 4,000-5,000 dolphins in Indian rivers in 1982. Their number is believed to be less than 1,800 now.


Rating (Votes: )   

blog comments powered by Disqus

Other Articles:
Himachal polls on Nov 4, Gujarat on Dec 13 and 17 (3rd Oct, 2012)
Another UP official accused of molestation (3rd Oct, 2012)
Two die in building collapse (3rd Oct, 2012)
Complaint against Jaiswal for sexist remarks (3rd Oct, 2012)
Ex-IT inspector gets 3-year jail for graft (3rd Oct, 2012)
As rescuers wait, Assam's trapped rhino gets security cover (3rd Oct, 2012)
Maoists recruit minors in their rank (3rd Oct, 2012)
Karnataka farmers attempt to lay siege to Cauvery reservoir (3rd Oct, 2012)
Government has not paid for Sonia Gandhi's treatment: Report (3rd Oct, 2012)
Rahul to visit Kashmir amid panchayat panic (3rd Oct, 2012)
Women MPs skip meet on gender-sensitive parliaments (3rd Oct, 2012)
Delhi's tryst with 'parampara' in Hindustani classical music (3rd Oct, 2012)
Kerala to give ex-ISRO scientist Rs.10 lakh relief (3rd Oct, 2012)
Tripura-Bangladesh 'Maitree' bus service resumes (3rd Oct, 2012)
Gender-sensitive parliament can tackle social problems: Pranab (3rd Oct, 2012)
Manmohan Singh to inaugurate international seminar on energy access on Oct 9 (3rd Oct, 2012)
Gender sensitivity more a bottom-up process rather than a top-down one: Ansari (3rd Oct, 2012)
Mukherjee urges law makers to ensure gender sensitivity (3rd Oct, 2012)
Jharkhand Govt. providing jobs to youth in Naxal-hit Ramgarh district (3rd Oct, 2012)
Former Punjab Police chief lauds Brar for warding off attack (3rd Oct, 2012)
Sonia Gandhi arrives in Rajkot as Modi ups 'foreign trip expense' ante (3rd Oct, 2012)
Ex-Hazare associate still vows to abide by his principles (3rd Oct, 2012)
Ready to debate with PM over FDI policy: Murli Manohar Joshi (3rd Oct, 2012)
President Mukherjee to embark on two-day visit to Bihar, Maharashtra (3rd Oct, 2012)
'Global warming will relentlessly drive sea rise' (3rd Oct, 2012)

Contact Us | Advertise with Us | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Terms of Use