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Uma Bharti inspects Kolkata ghats

Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Friday inspected the ghats along the Ganga river here as part of her 15-day trip across five states to assess the execution of the central government`s `Namami Gange` (National Mission for Clean Ganga) programme.

Three die after boat capsizes in Ganga in West Bengal's Malda

Three persons travelling in a boat died while one is missing after it capsized in Ganga river in Simultala area here, officials said today.

River Ganga receives first legal notice after getting human status

The Uttarakhand High Court had earlier this year accorded the status of "living human entities" to the Ganga and Yamuna rivers to help in their "preservation and conservation".

Ganga – This VIDEO of the divine river will make your jaw drop! WATCH

Ganga – This VIDEO of the divine river will make your jaw drop! WATCH

Here’s a video featuring the incredibly gorgeous journey of the river Ganga.

Rs 1,050 cr worth clean Ganga projects awarded in Patna

The Centre on Wednesday awarded projects worth Rs 1,050 crore to develop adequate sewage treatment infrastructure in Patna to keep the Ganga river clean under Namami Gange programme.

President offers condolences on Bihar tragedy

President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday condoled the boat tragedy in Patna that left 25 persons dead.

Bihar boat tragedy: Police registers case against owner of an amusement park, boat operator

Bihar boat tragedy: Police registers case against owner of an amusement park, boat operator

The Bihar Police on Sunday registered a First Information Report (FIR) against the owner of an amusement park and the operator of the boat that capsized in the river Ganga in Patna on Saturday evening, claiming at least 24 lives.

Manisha Koirala explores 'magical' Varanasi

Manisha Koirala explores 'magical' Varanasi

Her stay seems to be tempting enough to give you major travel goals.

Nation celebrates four-day Chhath Puja from today

Four-day Chhath Puja celebrations have begun across the nation from today.

At least 19 killed in stampede during Baba Jai Gurudev's sabha near Varanasi; PM Narendra Modi 'deeply saddened'

At least 19 killed in stampede during Baba Jai Gurudev's sabha near Varanasi; PM Narendra Modi 'deeply saddened'

At least 19 people were killed in stampede at Rajghat bridge between Varanasi and Chandauli area in Uttar Pradesh.

Bihar strongly pitches for action due to siltation caused by Farakka dam

The Bihar government on Tuesday made a strong presentation before a committee constituted by Union Water Resources ministry to show how siltation in Ganga river due to Farakka dam led to rise in water level of the river at several points resulting in flood.

Akshay Kumar is having a 'jolly' good time, plays cricket on 'Jolly LLB 2' sets—PICS inside!

Akshay Kumar is having a 'jolly' good time, plays cricket on 'Jolly LLB 2' sets—PICS inside!

Action star Akshay Kumar is having a ball while shooting for Jolly LLB 2 it seems. He has been posting some interesting videos on his social media handles while exploring the city of temples—Varanasi.

Newborns in flood-hit Bihar named after river Ganga

Parents of newborns in the relief camps of flood-swamped Bihar are naming their children after the river Ganga or even the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) that has come to their help.

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.