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Army offers to join Ganga cleaning effort

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 21:37

Seeking to join Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s initiative to clean river Ganga, the Army has proposed to set up a task force under a retired Lieutenant General to carry out the project efficiently.

All rivers are as divine as Ganga, says Bharti

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 20:33

All rivers are divine and the government will not neglect any of them in its zeal to rejuvenate Ganga, Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti said in the Lok Sabha on Monday.

Ganga action plan may be extended to other rivers: Govt

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 17:49

The government today said that based on the outcome of the action plan on Ganga, it may extend it to other major rivers of the country.

Rising Ganga may foil CBI plan to exhume Badaun girls` bodies

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 12:33

The Irrigation department has warned that CBI`s plan to conduct fresh autopsy on the bodies of two teenage girls raped and murdered in Budaun is going to be dead in the water if the agency failed to exhume the bodies within the next two days.

150 polluted stretches along rivers in the country: Govt

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 19:33

Government has identified 150 polluted stretches along various rivers in the country, the Lok Sabha was told today.

After Nigmanand, another saint dies while fasting for Ganga

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 19:07

A saint, who claimed to be `Peethadheeshwar` (head) of Kashi Mahashamsan Peeth and was on fast for over a month seeking clean and uninterrupted flow of water in the Ganga river, passed away at a hospital.

Sunita Narain questions allocation on Ganga conservation

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 00:20

Environmentalist Sunita Narain Thursday raised questions on allocations on clean energy and Ganga conservation that were announced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his maiden budget Thursday.

Uma Bharti hits out at Jairam Ramesh, accuses him of politicising `clean Ganga project`

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 19:46

BJP leader and Union Water Resource Minister Uma Bharti hit out at Congress` Jairam Ramesh on Monday and accused him of politicising the clean Ganga project.

Clean up of river Yamuna a part of Ganga rejuvenation: Uma Bharti

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 16:15

Union Water Resource Minister Uma Bharti has said the River Ganga rejuvenation programme would not be successful without cleaning up of river Yamuna.

Ganga cleaning not a Hindutva project: Ramesh

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 12:58

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Sunday accused the NDA government of turning the programme to clean Ganga as a "Hindutva project" by attempting to polarise politics through the initiative on the holy river.

Ganga water can cause cancer: Study

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 16:12

Ganga is considered as the holiest of the holy rivers, serving as a gateway for souls to escape the cycle of rebirth and attain salvation.

After Ganga, govt to form committee for cleansing of Yamuna river

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 17:58

Close to the heels of a secretaries-level group to rejuvenate Ganga river, Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Tuesday announced a separate committee for cleansing the polluted Yamuna river in Delhi.