Ganga river: News

23 Jun 2022

Uttar Pradesh

Ayodhya: Mob beats man for kissing wife in Saryu river

In a bizarre incident in Ayodhya, an angry mob beat up a man for allegedly kissing his wife in Ram ki Paidi on the banks of river Saryu.

15 Jul 2021

Narendra Modi

Varanasi: PM Modi to inaugurate Rs. 1,500cr-worth development projects today

PM Narendra Modi is on a visit to his Lok Sabha constituency of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday to inaugurate numerous development projects related to tourism, health, education, and road and water transport worth over Rs. 1,500 crore.

13 May 2021

Uttar Pradesh

Floating bodies found in Varanasi; more found buried in Unnao

Days after dozens of decomposing dead bodies were seen floating in Ganga river of Bihar's Buxar district, at least four corpses turned up in different parts of the river along Varanasi ghats on Wednesday.

18 Feb 2021

Amit Shah

Shah promises to put Gangasagar on international tourist map

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday said that he has full faith that the BJP will form a government in West Bengal after the upcoming assembly polls and when it does, the Gangasagar Mela will be made part of the international tourist circuit.

14 Jan 2021

Makar Sankranti

Pilgrims take holy dip at Gangasagar on Makar Sankranti

Thousands of pilgrims took the holy dip on Makar Sankranti at the confluence of the Ganga and the Bay of Bengal and offered prayers at the Kapil Muni temple on Thursday.

22 Nov 2019

Karan Johar

Nagarjuna to play this role in Ayan Mukerji's 'Brahmastra'

Telugu superstar Akkineni Nagarjuna, who is set to make his Bollywood comeback after 17 years, with Ayan Mukerji's ambitious superhero film, Brahmastra, will reportedly be seen essaying the role of an archaeologist in the film.

04 Mar 2019


BJP to use funds from #NaMoMerchandise sale for cleaning Ganga

Ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, BJP chief Amit Shah launched a fleet of NaMo Rath -NaMo (Narendra Modi) merchandise stores on wheels- at the party headquarters in Delhi.

15 Jan 2019

West Bengal

On Makar Sankranti, 33L pilgrims take holy-dip in Ganga Sagar

Over 30 lakh pilgrims from across the country and neighboring Bangladesh and Nepal took holy dip at the confluence of the River Ganga and the Bay of Bengal at Ganga Sagar Mela in Sagar Islands on Makar Sankranti today, the West Bengal government said.

01 Jan 2019


Meet this French Baba who's a star attraction in Prayagraj

Kumbh Mela, one of the biggest gatherings in the world, sees pilgrims from across the world come and cleanse all their sins in UP's Prayagraj (formerly Allahabad).

25 Dec 2018

Narendra Modi

Ganga activist Swami Gopal Das' disappearance raises questions on government

For the last six months, Swami Gopal Das has been fasting for Ganga river.

22 Dec 2018


Ganga clean at just 1 out of 39 locations: CPCB

Only one out of 39 locations through which the Ganga river flows had clean water in the post-monsoon period this year, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has said in its latest study.

04 Dec 2018

Madhya Pradesh

Uma Bharti won't contest 2019 elections; will focus on Ram-Mandir

On Tuesday, senior BJP leader and Union minister Uma Bharti announced that she would not contest next year's Lok Sabha elections, and would instead concentrate on issues such as the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya and cleaning up the River Ganga.

01 Nov 2018


Bachendri Pal-led 'Mission Gange' removed over 50 tons of garbage

Over 55 tons of garbage and waste were removed from the Ganga by a 40-member team during its month-long expedition in the river, said its leader Bachendri Pal, India's first woman who reached the summit of Mount Everest in 1984.

36-year-old Ganga activist on fast, rushed to AIIMS

Sant Gopaldas, who has been fasting in protest to save river Ganga has been rushed to AIIMS, Rishikesh after fasting for the cause for 110 days.

04 Oct 2018


Bihar: Woman gang-raped while taking dip in Ganga, crime recorded

A 45-year-old woman was allegedly gang-raped on Monday while she had gone to take a dip in Ganga in Patna district, Bihar, police said.

24 Sep 2018


IIT Kanpur-backed start-up receives United Nations Young Leaders award

Kanpur-based start-up HelpUsGreen, which converts flowers and offerings collected from religious places into a biodegradable alternative to thermacol and incense sticks, received the UN Young Leaders Award at the UN General Assembly in New York yesterday.

19 Sep 2018

Yogi Adityanath

Kumbh Mela: UP to build roads, name them after Vajpayee

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath has said every urban local body in UP will develop an attractive road that will be named as the "Atal Gaurav Path" after former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

30 Aug 2018


River Ganga will be completely clean by March 2020: Gadkari

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari expressed hope today that the Ganga river will become completely clean by 2020 considering the pace at which its rejuvenation program was going.

30 Aug 2018


#CleanGangaMission: Germany to provide €120mn soft loan to India

In an effort to clean the Ganges, Germany is providing a soft loan of €120mn to India to strengthen sewage water treatment infrastructure in Uttarakhand, Charge d'Affaires Jasper Wieck said.

17 Aug 2018

Yogi Adityanath

Vajpayee's ashes to be immersed in UP's all holy rivers

Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's ashes will be immersed in rivers in all the districts in Uttar Pradesh, the state government said today.

27 Jul 2018

Uttar Pradesh

NGT anguished over Ganga's condition; says water unfit for use

The National Green Tribunal today said the water of the Ganga river, between Haridwar in Uttarakhand and Unnao in Uttar Pradesh, was unfit for drinking and bathing and expressed anguish over the situation of the river.

15 Dec 2017


NGT bans plastic around Ganga again, imposes Rs. 5,000 fine

The NGT has imposed a blanket ban on plastic items including bags and cutlery in towns located along the Ganga.

01 Dec 2017


UK-based Indian-origin businessmen commit Rs. 500cr for Gadkari's Ganga Mission

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari recently approached investors in London seeking investment for the Clean Ganga Mission.

04 Nov 2017


Kartik-Purnima tragedy: 3 dead, 10 injured in Bihar's Begusarai stampede

At least three women have been killed in a stampede at Simaria Ghat in Bihar's Begusarai as hundreds gathered to participate in Kartik Purnima celebrations today.

07 Jul 2017


SC stays order on declaring Ganga, Yamuna as 'living entity'

The Supreme Court stayed Uttarakhand High Court's order in declaring both River Ganga and Yamuna as living entities this Friday after the state government challenged the High Court's order.

12 Jun 2017


Living entity: Rs. 100cr fine, 7-year jail for hurting Ganga

The draft on the new National River Ganga (Rejuvenation, Protection and Management) Bill 2017 recommends imprisonment of upto seven years and fines of upto Rs. 100cr for "offences" against the river, including blocking its flow, constructing unauthorized jetties, or quarrying the banks.

27 May 2017


Nitish Kumar attends PM's lunch after declining Sonia Gandhi

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has accepted the invite to lunch with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

18 May 2017

Narendra Modi

Parts of the Ganga not even fit for bathing: RTI

Parts of the Ganga, the savior of sinners, are not even fit for bathing, an RTI response has found.

26 Apr 2017


Namami Gange Programme: Is there any hope for this project?

The Namami Gange Programme was launched by the newly formed BJP government in 2014, in furtherance of PM Modi's vow to save Ganga ahead of his election.

20 Mar 2017


Ganges is now a living entity: Uttarakhand HC

In March, the Uttarakhand High Court had declared that the river Ganges is a living entity.

03 Mar 2017


JNU best varsity even among controversies

Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University won the annual 'Visitor's Award' for best varsity despite of being surrounded by controversies in the last one year.