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VHP to discuss Ram Temple, Article 370 at important meet

18 Jun 2019

VHP to discuss Ram Temple, Article 370 at important meet

An important meeting of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) is scheduled for Wednesday-Thursday in Haridwar and the Hindu right-wing organization is expected to discuss the Ram Temple issue.

Inhuman treatment given to Pragya Thakur in jail unfair: Ramdev

23 Apr 2019

Inhuman treatment given to Pragya Thakur in jail unfair: Ramdev

Yoga guru Ramdev has come out in support of the BJP's Bhopal candidate and Malegaon blast case accused Pragya Singh Thakur, saying it was unfair to subject her to cruelty in jail for nine years on the basis of suspicion.

Mandir wahi banega, says Shah; asks RaGa to clarify stand

02 Feb 2019

Mandir wahi banega, says Shah; asks RaGa to clarify stand

While addressing booth workers of two Lok Sabha constituencies- Tehri and Haridwar on Saturday, BJP President Amit Shah reiterated his party's stand on the sensitive Ayodhya issue. He said Ram Temple would be built at the disputed site.

Everything about #Kumbh2019: Travel options, accommodation, important dates, and more

04 Jan 2019

Everything about #Kumbh2019: Travel options, accommodation, important dates, and more

Kumbh Mela is considered one of the largest religious gatherings not only in India but also the world.

'Missing' Tej Pratap Yadav is in Haridwar, won't come home

09 Nov 2018

'Missing' Tej Pratap Yadav is in Haridwar, won't come home

RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's son, Tej Pratap, called in on Friday, days after he went missing on Monday.

Mastermind of fake Indian Army, Railways, ONGC recruitment racket arrested

14 Oct 2018

Mastermind of fake Indian Army, Railways, ONGC recruitment racket arrested

A 39-year-old mastermind of a fake Indian Territorial Army recruitment racket was arrested from Uttarakhand's Haridwar, police said yesterday.

Daughter immerses Vajpayee's ashes in Haridwar; Shah, Rajnath, Yogi present

19 Aug 2018

Daughter immerses Vajpayee's ashes in Haridwar; Shah, Rajnath, Yogi present

The ashes of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee were immersed in Haridwar today, by her daughter Namita Bhattacharya. His granddaughter Niharika was also present at the ceremony.

Uttarakhand: High Court is now the legal guardian of cows

14 Aug 2018

Uttarakhand: High Court is now the legal guardian of cows

On Monday, the Uttarakhand High Court made itself the legal guardian of cows in the state by evoking the 'parens patriae' doctrine, which means it takes care of those who can't take care of themselves.

Uttar Pradesh: 14-year-old boy sodomized while returning from Kanwar Yatra

11 Aug 2018

Uttar Pradesh: 14-year-old boy sodomized while returning from Kanwar Yatra

A 14-year-old boy was allegedly sodomized by a dhaba owner at a village in UP's Muzaffarnagar.

Kanwar-Yatra: Star attraction 'Golden Baba' dons 20kg gold this year!

01 Aug 2018

Kanwar-Yatra: Star attraction 'Golden Baba' dons 20kg gold this year!

Giving tough competition to 'Gold-Man' aka music composer Bappi Lahiri is Golden Baba.

Ganga should have health warning like cigarette packs, NGT opines

28 Jul 2018

Ganga should have health warning like cigarette packs, NGT opines

Expressing concern over the quality of Ganga water, the National Green Tribunal has asked why the river can't have health warnings like the ones on cigarette packs.

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.

Hardly anything done to clean Ganga, situation extraordinarily bad: NGT

19 Jul 2018

Hardly anything done to clean Ganga, situation extraordinarily bad: NGT

The NGT today expressed dissatisfaction over the cleaning up of Ganga and said the situation was extraordinarily bad and hardly anything effective has been done to clean the river.

Kapoor family heads to Haridwar to offer prayers for Sridevi

07 Mar 2018

Kapoor family heads to Haridwar to offer prayers for Sridevi

Boney Kapoor and his daughters, Janhvi Kapoor and Khushi Kapoor, will now offer their prayers for Sridevi at the holy city of Haridwar.

After 32 years of cleaning, how dirty is Ganga today?

05 Feb 2018

After 32 years of cleaning, how dirty is Ganga today?

Contradicting reports of visible filth and pollution, the National Mission for Clean Ganga's (NMCG) recent data suggests that the holy river might be cleaner today than it was 32 years ago, when the government first launched projects to revive it.

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.

Dumping waste near Ganga? You can be fined Rs. 50,000

13 Jul 2017

Dumping waste near Ganga? You can be fined Rs. 50,000

The NGT has directed a penalty of Rs. 50,000 on those who dump waste within a 500m radius from the Ganga's boundaries.

Actress found dead in her house in Mumbai

13 Jun 2017

Actress found dead in her house in Mumbai

Krutika Chaudhary, an actress hailing from Haridwar, was found dead at her residence in Andheri (west) today.

Patanjali products fail quality tests: RTI reply

30 May 2017

Patanjali products fail quality tests: RTI reply

An RTI query has revealed that Patanjali products have failed several quality assessment tests conducted by Haridwar's Ayurveda and Unani Office.

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.

Uttarakhand: SC stays HC order banning mining in Ganga

06 May 2017

Uttarakhand: SC stays HC order banning mining in Ganga

The SC has stayed a December'16 Nainital HC order banning all types of mining in the Ganga in Uttarakhand.

NGT slams government agencies for unclean Ganga

07 Feb 2017

NGT slams government agencies for unclean Ganga

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday observed that "not a single drop of river Ganga has been cleaned."

Modi Government launches 'Namami Gange' programme

08 Jul 2016

Modi Government launches 'Namami Gange' programme

The Central government on 7th July, 2016, inaugurated the Namami Gange programme, nearly two years after it was announced.