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Government mulling law to punish those polluting Ganga

There are 764 industries on the banks of Ganga which are polluting it. We have taken action against some, and our government is committee to taking most stringent action.

'Namami Gange Anthem' is what you need for mind, body and soul cleansing! Watch video

'Namami Gange Anthem' is what you need for mind, body and soul cleansing! Watch video

We are all aware of the massive need to keep our pious and holy Ganga or Ganges clean. An initiative by the Ministry of Water Resources and Ganga Rejuvenation, to promote the Ganga cleaning campaign—a video titled 'Namami Gange Anthem' has been released.

 

Lord Shiva – As He revealed himself to a Hungarian artist!

Among the pantheon of Indian deities, there is one who is particularly known for his simplicity and innocence and thus lovingly addressed as “Bhole Baba”.

Devotees throng 'Har Ki Pauri', 'Triveni Sangam' ghats to take holy dip on Mauni Amavasya

Devotees throng 'Har Ki Pauri', 'Triveni Sangam' ghats to take holy dip on Mauni Amavasya

Large number devotees thronged 'Har Ki Pauri' ghat in Haridwar on Monday morning to take holy dip in the Ganges on the occasion of Mauni Amavasya.

French tourist vows to clean holy Ganges

Inspired by Prime Minister Modi`s Clean Ganga campaign, Krish took the responsibility of cleaning the river in Varanasi.

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.

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.

Gangotri glacier getting less snowfall, higher temperatures

A research shows that the health of the majestic Gangotri glacier that feeds the river Ganges has been affected, as the maximum temperature in the region has shot up by 0.9 degree Celsius and snowfall reduced by 37 cm annually.

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.

Betrayals forced early humans to spread across the world

Penny Spikins from the University of York in the UK said that the speed and character of human dispersals changed significantly around 100,000 years ago.

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.  

Mountaineer Krushnaa Patil part of international trek along Ganges to raise awareness

 Krushnaa Patil, the youngest Indian mountaineer to have scaled Mount Everest, says she has an "awesome responsibility" as part of an eight member international team that set off from Goumukh on a 55-day, 1,500 mile trek along the Gangesh to raise awareness, incide​ advocacy and ignite action for the global water crisis.

Pollution-free Yamuna, a government commitment: Uma Bharti

A "pollution-free Yamuna is a commitment of our government and we will do whatever is required to rejuvenate Ganges and Yamuna", union Minister for Water Resources Uma Bharti has said.

Fishing cat found dead in Ghaziabad

A fishing cat was found dead on a highway near the upper Ganges canal here on Wednesday.

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.

Germany proposes to clean part of River Ganga

Keen to be part of 'Clean Ganga' initiative, Germany has offered to rejuvenate a segment of the river in Uttarakhand by using technology it had employed to clean the Rhine, considered one of the most important waterways in Europe.

Ganga rejuvenation plan to get Israel as partner

The Narendra Modi government`s ambitious plan to rejuvenate the holy river Ganga is set to get Israel as a partner.

NGT bans use of plastic bottles in Haridwar

NGT bans use of plastic bottles in Haridwar

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has banned the use of plastic bottles around the banks of Uttarakhand here to check the menace of pollution in and around the river Ganges, an official said on Monday.

Govt to take suitable action against polluting units

The government will take "suitable action" against the industries, located in Ganga basin states, which have failed to install continuous online effluent quality monitoring system as per the direction of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Rajya Sabha was told Monday.

Ban on Ganga baths: Varanasi Mayor imposes Rs 1000 fine on violators

The Mayor of Varanasi has imposed a complete ban on bathing and washing clothes in the river Ganga and has directed that any violation would lead to a fine of Rs 1,000.