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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.

Varanasi lathicharge: BJP demands probe by retired judges

 BJP on Wednesday demanded a probe by a committee of retired judges into the police lathichage on seers and others during a dharna over immersion of idols in the Ganga river, opposing the magisterial probe ordered by the Uttar Pradesh government.

Varanasi lathicharge: BJP demands probe by retired judges

 BJP on Wednesday demanded a probe by a committee of retired judges into the police lathichage on seers and others during a dharna over immersion of idols in the Ganga river, opposing the magisterial probe ordered by the Uttar Pradesh government.

Boat capsize in UP: Seven bodies recovered, toll touches nine

Seven body were on Friday fished out of Ganga, taking the toll in yesterday's incident during immersion of a Ganesha idol to nine.

Varanasi idol immersion row: UP govt orders magisterial probe

Under fire over alleged police lathicharge on outfits, who were prevented from immersing Ganesha idols into Ganga River here, the Uttar Pradesh government has ordered a magisterial probe into the incident.

Project to beautify ghats, clean Ganga soon: Union Minister

Project to beautify ghats, clean Ganga soon: Union Minister

With an aim to fulfil the wishes of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Minister Mahesh Sharma today announced introduction of a project for restoration and beautification of ghats and cleaning of the Ganga river here.

Kumbh Mela: Thousands take holy dip during first 'Shahi Snan'

Lakhs of people are diving in the Godavari River on the auspicious day of Purnima. The event is very well maintained where the first dive comes from ‘Akhara’ clan and then comes the turn of common people. The crowd is much excited to see the Naga sadhus who are taking the first dive today.