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Charge fees, use funds to clean Yamuna: NGT 

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Karnataka sets up firm to mitigate mining impacts

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Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra that is also a cradle of Assamese culture, is slowly shrinking due to the river's wrath, and the lives of the people ebbs and flows with it.

The Brahmaputra, one of the mightiest rivers in the world, has many stories to tell as it journeys from Tibet through India and finally finds its way to the Bay of Bengal. Sadly, many of these tales are not happy. Known for its disastrous flooding, the monsoon season is play time for the river. The 2900 km long river swallows huge chunks of land as it meanders along, withering scores of lesser mortals.

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Fishermen unhappy with Centre's revised guidelines for deep sea fishing

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Cyclone Nilofar makes its way towards Gujarat

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Hudhud lands in Vizag at 195 kmph

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Deltas sinking, thanks to dams

Major Indian deltas like the Ganga-Brahmaputra and the Krishna-Godavari are sinking because of proliferation of large dams that starve deltas of sediment, groundwater mining that causes land compaction and artificial embankments that affect river courses

India will be the hotspot of water crisis by 2025: UN

The very large storage of ice in the Himalaya, only less than those in the two poles of the Earth, has given the Himalayan region another name - The Third Pole of the Earth . The snow and ice melt flows in the rivers and improves their perennial character. These perennial Himalayan rivers, namely Brahmaputra, Ganges and Indus are the main sources of water in South Asia. The rivers are trans-boundary and water related disputes exist not only at the inter-country level, but also between provinces within the countries, as also between farmers owning adjoining pieces of agricultural land.

PM terms Teesta pact with B'desh 'difficult'
India and Bangladesh share 54 rivers. Tension on water sharing continues despite a Joint River Commission seeking solutions since 1972

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