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

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
India

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
India

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
India

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
Politics

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
India

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
India

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
India

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
India

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.

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