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Nitish Kumar seeks PM Modi's help to desilt Ganga, says feel like crying at river's condition in Bihar

Nitish Kumar seeks PM Modi's help to desilt Ganga, says feel like crying at river's condition in Bihar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and sought Centre's intervention as he insisted that desilting river Ganga is the only solution to avoid the almost annual occurrence of floods in the state during Monsoon. 

No respite from flood situation in UP, Bihar; schools closed in Allahabad, Varanasi

No respite from flood situation in UP, Bihar; schools closed in Allahabad, Varanasi

Flood situation in many parts of Uttar Pradesh has worsened and schools were closed for the next few days in Allahabad and Balia, officials said on Tuesday.

Flood situation remains grim in UP, MP and Bihar; Ganga flowing above danger mark

Flood situation remains grim in UP, MP and Bihar; Ganga flowing above danger mark

Flood situation in parts of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh continues to remain grim with major rivers flowing above danger mark in these states.

Rivers in spate, many areas inundated in Bihar

The rising water level of Ganga affected all the districts situated along the banks of the river in Bihar with riverbank areas of the districts facing the brunt.

Flood situation eases in Bihar, five rivers in spate

The flood situation in Bihar eased with no district remaining under water, but the Ganga and four other rivers are flowing above the danger mark in some places today.

Congress attacks PM Modi over Varanasi's 'pain'

Targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress has now turned focus on his constituency Varanasi, highlighting the 'lack of development' as it prepares for the Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh due early next year.

Government mulling law to punish those polluting Ganga

There are 764 industries on the banks of Ganga which are polluting it. We have taken action against some, and our government is committee to taking most stringent action.

Modi govt launches flagship 'Namami Gange' projects at multiple locations

Modi govt launches flagship 'Namami Gange' projects at multiple locations

Union ministers Nitin Gadkari and Uma Bharti on Thursday launched the “Namami Gange” project in Haridwar, Uttarakhand - a flagship programme of the Modi government which envisages modernisation of ghats, crematoriums and development of sewage infrastructure, among others.

Cabinet approves rehabilitation of Mahatma Gandhi Setu in Patna

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved the rehabilitation of four-lane Mahatma Gandhi Setu on Ganga River in Bihar, said an official statement.

India Post to soon deliver Gangajal at doorsteps, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

India Post to soon deliver Gangajal at doorsteps, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

“I used to get several requests that with this vast network of post can we get Ganga water?” Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.  

A much needed break! PM Modi spends some moments of solitude with a boat ride in Varanasi – Watch

A much needed break! PM Modi spends some moments of solitude with a boat ride in Varanasi – Watch

Ganga is at its best in Varanasi when its serpentine course softly touches the shores of this temple town.  

Lalu Yadav demands electrification of 36 riverine villages in Bihar

Lalu Yadav demands electrification of 36 riverine villages in Bihar

RJD supremo Lalu Prasad today demanded electrification of 36 riverine villages located on the embankment of river Ganga in Bihar's Patna and Saran districts to boost economic development there.

Five lakh people take dip in Ganga river on Makar Sankranti

Braving early morning chill and fog, lakhs of devotees on Friday turned up at the Ganga ghats.

Rs 1.65 lakh crore Bihar package progressing: Centre

The projects under the Bihar package are at different stages of implementation and they are being monitored on regular basis, the Centre has said.

No detectable presence of arsenic contamination in rivers at monitored locations: Govt

CPCB is monitoring water quality at 1,275 locations on 445 rivers including Ganga.

Develop intolerance for rising pollution, injustice: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Amid the debate over alleged rise in intolerance in the country, spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Saturday said there should be intolerance against rising pollution and injustice.

Ganga to be one of the cleanest river by October 2018: Uma Bharti

The NDA govt has resolved to make Ganga as "one of the cleanest" rivers in the world by October 2018.

Study to look into medicinal value of Ganga water

Study to look into medicinal value of Ganga water

The health ministry on Monday said that it will initiate a study to find out if the water of the Ganga river has medicinal properties to destroy various kinds of bacteria and microbes.

NIH scientists to use water isotopes tracer tech to track Ganga's origin

NIH scientists to use water isotopes tracer tech to track Ganga's origin

Several studies on Ganga have been conducted at Bhojwasa near the Gangotri glacier where one of NIH's observatories are situated. So far, research has favoured Gaumukh as the origin of the sacred river Ganga.  

Muslims in Varanasi will not immerse tazia in Ganga river

A section of Muslim community here has said they will not immerse their tazia in Ganga river in the upcoming Muharram festival and will adhere to the High Court's ban order for immersion of idols and religious items in the river.