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.

NGT bans camping activity but allows rafting on Ganga
NGT bans camping activity but allows rafting on Ganga

NGT bans complete use of plastic from Gaumukh to Haridwar along river Ganga.

Govt asks public, NRIs to contribute to Clean Ganga Fund
Govt asks public, NRIs to contribute to Clean Ganga Fund

With surface cleaning of River Ganga's mainstream set to begin next year, Government has urged public and NRIs to contribute towards the Clean Ganga Fund (CGF).

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.

Uttarakhand CM Rawat seeks Rs 500 crore assistance from Centre for Ardha Kumbh

The Uttarakhand government on Wednesday sought a one-time assistance of Rs 500 crore from the Centre for the Ardha Kumbh mela that is scheduled to begin in January next.

Surface cleaning of Ganga to begin from January 2016

The cleaning of solid waste like clothes, parts of dead bodies from the surface of the mainstream of Ganga will begin in January next year, the Centre said today.

Pollution in Ramganga: NGT summons officials from UP, U'khand

Ramganga is one of the major tributaries of river Ganga which originates from Uttarakhand.

Chhath ends with offering of 'argaya' to rising sun

Lakhs of devotees thronged the banks of Ganga early in the morning to offer 'argaya' to the rising Sun god.

Thousands throng river banks as Bihar's Chhath begins
Thousands throng river banks as Bihar's Chhath begins

Chhath, celebrated six days after Diwali, is dedicated to the Sun god.