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SC issues notice to Centre, states on pollution in Ganga

Last Updated: Friday, January 10, 2014, 19:07

The Supreme Court Friday issued notices to the Centre and states of Uttrakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bangal on a PIL seeking its direction to prohibit them from throwing waste material from factories into river Ganga and check pollution.

Other states should not say how Ganga should be cleaned: Akhilesh

Last Updated: Saturday, December 21, 2013, 18:01

Irked by Narendra Modi`s remark that why Ganga could not be cleaned like his government had done with Sabarmati, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday hit back, saying they don`t need lessons from other states.

Chhath ends with devotees offering `arghya` before sunrise

Last Updated: Saturday, November 09, 2013, 12:17

The four-day-long Chhath festival came to an end with devotees offering `arghya` before sunrise at the bank of Ganga and other places amid tight security.

Sugarmill, dairy firm polluting Ganga;NGT seeks Centre`s reply

Last Updated: Monday, October 07, 2013, 21:11

The NGT Monday sought the responses of the Centre and the Uttar Pradesh government on a plea alleging that the Ganga is being polluted due to effluents discharged by sugar mills and a dairy firm.

Major rivers in spate in UP, flood situation worse

Last Updated: Monday, September 02, 2013, 22:47

Flood situation remained grim specially in eastern region of the Uttar Pradesh where major rivers continued to flow above the red mark.

Heavy rains lash UP, rivers remain above danger mark

Last Updated: Saturday, August 10, 2013, 16:13

Moderate to heavy rains and thundershowers lashed various parts of Uttar Pradesh as major rivers continued to flow above the danger mark.

Floods force thousands to abandon their homes

Last Updated: Friday, August 02, 2013, 15:14

With both the Ganga and the Yamuna in spate, thousands of people residing in the low-lying areas of the city have been forced to abandon their homes and seek shelter in safer places.

Ganga flowing close to danger mark, govt on high alert

Last Updated: Saturday, July 13, 2013, 16:09

The water level in the Ganga here is flowing a mere 46-cm below the danger mark, prompting the district administration to issue a high alert for the villages situated on the banks of the river, officials said.

Uttarakhand floods: Five more bodies recovered from Ganga; total touches 14

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 02, 2013, 23:02

Five more bodies were on Tuesday fished out of Ganga, taking to 14 the total number of corpses recovered from river following floods in Uttarakhand.

Australia extends help to check pollution in Ganga River

Last Updated: Thursday, June 27, 2013, 13:34

To save the Ganga from industrial pollution, the Victorian government in Australia is preparing an eco-friendly business model for tanneries, which discharge effluents into the river.

Six bodies found in Ganga, police do not rule out U`khand angle

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 23:18

Bodies of six unidentified persons, three of them women, were found floating today in the Ganga river in a remote part of the district.

Ganga river flowing just 35 cm below danger mark

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 15:43

Water from Ganga river has crossed the warning level and is now just 35 cms below the danger mark, a senior official said.