River Ganga

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

15 Jan 2019

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.

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

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).

Ganga activist Swami Gopal Das' disappearance raises questions on government

25 Dec 2018

Ganga activist Swami Gopal Das' disappearance raises questions on government

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

Ganga clean at just 1 out of 39 locations: CPCB

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.

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

04 Dec 2018

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.

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

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

14 Oct 2018

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

19 Sep 2018

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.

River Ganga will be completely clean by March 2020: Gadkari

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.

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

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.

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

17 Aug 2018

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.

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

27 Jul 2018

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Parts of the Ganga not even fit for bathing: RTI

18 May 2017

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.

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

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.

Ganges is now a living entity: Uttarakhand HC

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.

JNU best varsity even among controversies

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.