15 Jan 2019
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
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
For the last six months, Swami Gopal Das has been fasting for Ganga river.
22 Dec 2018
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
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
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.
14 Oct 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The NGT has imposed a blanket ban on plastic items including bags and cutlery in towns located along the Ganga.
01 Dec 2017
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari recently approached investors in London seeking investment for the Clean Ganga Mission.
07 Jul 2017
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
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.
18 May 2017
Parts of the Ganga, the savior of sinners, are not even fit for bathing, an RTI response has found.
26 Apr 2017
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
In March, the Uttarakhand High Court had declared that the river Ganges is a living entity.
03 Mar 2017
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.