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.

Devotees to get free wi-fi facility at Har ki Pauri

Devotees converging on the banks of Ganga river at Har ki Pauri in Haridwar will soon get free wi-fi facility.

Suvra Mukherjee's ashes immersed in the Ganga

The ashes of Suvra Mukherjee, wife of President Pranab Mukherjee, were immersed into the Ganga river at Har ki Pairi here this evening.

Five things to do in the holy city of Haridwar
Five things to do in the holy city of Haridwar

The ringing of the temple bells, the chants of the mantras, the mesmerizing Ganga aarti, the pristine river water and the aura that everything on this soil reflects is simply magical.

Patna High Court orders regular desilting work in Ganga

The Patna High Court Wednesday ordered regular desilting of the Ganga, which had moved five km away from the Patna town, but was dredged back to the original place acting on a high court directive.

Three kids drown in Ganga in Uttar Pradesh

 Three children drowned in the Ganga river on Thursday and one child was reported missing, a police officer here said.

NYKS to deploy youth volunteers to clean Ganga

The Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) on Tuesday said it will deploy youth volunteers to help clean the Ganga river.