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Seven drown in Ganga at Kanpur as selfie session goes awry

Seven youngsters were swept away in the Ganga river in Kanpur on Wednesday when one of them slipped into the river while taking a selfie and the others tried to save him, police said.

Swachh Yug campaign to make villages located along Ganga Open Defecation Free

There are 5,169 villages located along Ganga falling under 1,651 gram panchayats (GPs) in 52 districts of five states - UP, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal from where the holy river flows through.

Boat sinks in Ganga, eight feared drowned in Katihar

Eight persons were feared drowned while 20 others swam to safety when an overcrowded boat capsized in Ganga river in Manihari area in the district, police said.

PM Modi to launch solar-powered boats in Varanasi today, visit to Ballia also on cards

PM Modi to launch solar-powered boats in Varanasi today, visit to Ballia also on cards

The Prime Minister will arrive at the Babatpur airport from New Delhi by a special aircraft. 

Cleaning Ganga is atoning for previous governments' crimes: Uma Bharti

Cleaning Ganga is atoning for previous governments' crimes: Uma Bharti

Taking a jibe at the Congress over pollution of the river Ganga, Union Minister Uma Bharti on Thursday said cleaning of the holy river is atoning for the "crimes" commited by previous governments in the last 70 years.

PM Modi to launch model stretch of Ganga in Jharkhand: Uma Bharti

Uma Bharti said PM Modi will launch the model 80-km stretch of the river for clean-up operation on May 19 next.

It was Rabindranath​ Tagore who gave `Mahatma' title to Gandhi: Gujrat HC

Justice JB Pardiwala, while disposing of a petition, noted that all school textbooks give the credit for the Mahatma title of Gandhi to Tagore.

Right wing outfits making irresponsible statements: Puri Shankaracharya

 Puri Shankaracharya Swami Adhokshjanand on Friday  alleged that right wing outfits were issuing irresponsible statements on contentious issues, pushing the nation to the brink of riots.

National Green Tribunal questions tradition of cremating in Hindus, says it causes air, water pollution

National Green Tribunal questions tradition of cremating in Hindus, says it causes air, water pollution

In order to tackle the environmental pollution, the concept of electric cremation was commissioned in India in January 1989 as a part of the Ganga Action Plan.

First phase of Ganga cleaning will be completed by October: Uma Bharti

The government will implement the package in 1,600 village panchayat headquarters along the river banks within the next six months and complete the first phase of Ganga cleaning by October this year.

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Four suspected terrorists arrested in Haridwar

Four suspected terrorists arrested in Haridwar

Delhi Police has arrested four suspected terrorists -- reportedly linked with the Islamic State terror outfit -- from Haridwar in Uttarakhand for plotting attacks in the capital and nearby areas.

Ardh Kumbh Mela in Haridwar: Things you need to know

Ardh Kumbh Mela in Haridwar: Things you need to know

The Kumbhamela is held once in 12 years whereas the Ardhakumbha or Half Kumbha Kumbh Mela is held every sixth year at Haridwar and Allahabad.

Braving cold weather thousands take holy dip in Sangam on Makar Sankranti

Thousands of people on Thursday bathed at the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti.

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Surface cleaning of Ganga to commence from next month

Surface cleaning of Ganga to commence from next month

The surface cleaning of river Ganga, including removal of solid waste such as clothes, parts of dead bodies, will commence from next month, a Parliamentary panel has been informed.

Will Sonia Gandhi clean the 'dirt' in Parliament, asks BJP MP Uma Bharti

Will Sonia Gandhi clean the 'dirt' in Parliament, asks BJP MP Uma Bharti

Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti, who is engaged in an ambitious task of cleaning the Ganga and Yamuna rivers, on Thursday took a dig at Congress in Lok Sabha for disrupting Parliament as she asked whether Sonia Gandhi would take the lead to clean the "dirt" in the House.

In conversation with Jaya Mitra on condition of river Ganga today vs in colonial times

Jaya Mitra who has spent her life since her childhood beside Ganga talks over the difference she sees in the Ganga's present condition and the Ganga many years back.

Cleaning Ganga is like worshipping her: President

The president made the comment after inaugurating a statue of Hindu god Shiva at Seth Banshidhar Jalan Smriti Mandir in Howrah.

PM Narendra Modi, Shinzo Abe attend Ganga Aarti at Varanasi

Check out the Modi-Shinzo Ganga Aarti happening on the banks of Ganga in Kashi.