Ganges

These 10 rivers are responsible for feeding the seas with 95% of plastic waste

These 10 rivers are responsible for feeding the seas with 95% of plastic waste

While eight of these 10 river systems are in Asia, two are in Africa.

Oct 18, 2017, 18:31 PM IST
Supreme Court stays Uttarakhand HC's order declaring Ganga, Yamuna a 'living entity'

Supreme Court stays Uttarakhand HC's order declaring Ganga, Yamuna a 'living entity'

Earlier in March, the Uttarakhand HC accorded the status of "living human entities" to the two sacred rivers in India.

Jul 07, 2017, 13:52 PM IST
Ganga second-most polluting river in world; China's Yangtze tops the list

Ganga second-most polluting river in world; China's Yangtze tops the list

The study added that two-thirds of the pollution comes from the 20 most polluting rivers, with majority of them in Asia.

Jun 09, 2017, 16:10 PM IST
NGT to inspect most polluted parts of Ganga

NGT to inspect most polluted parts of Ganga

The tribunal said the NGT Registrar General would communicate the date and time when it would carry out the inspection.

May 03, 2017, 00:27 AM IST

NGT directs MoEF, MoWR to state environmental flow level of Ganga

The apex environment watchdog also said that unless the excessive extraction of water and discharge of high pollutants are controlled, it would be difficult to restore Ganga to its original pristine condition.

Apr 17, 2017, 16:30 PM IST
How India lost an island chain in the Bay of Bengal

How India lost an island chain in the Bay of Bengal

If this long island chain that stretched from north to south had not been swallowed by the sea, it could have offered a natural barrier against tsunamis like the one that killed thousands in 2004, they say.

Apr 05, 2017, 13:15 PM IST
Ganga clean-up: After cleaning river Danube, Germany’s Bavaria offers help

Ganga clean-up: After cleaning river Danube, Germany’s Bavaria offers help

Bavaria is one of the federal states of Germany and has an experience of successfully cleaning river Danube there, according to a Union Water Resources Ministry statement.

Mar 30, 2017, 10:43 AM IST
Uttarakhand HC declares Ganga, Yamuna rivers as 'living entities', gives them legal rights

Uttarakhand HC declares Ganga, Yamuna rivers as 'living entities', gives them legal rights

Besides Ganga, which is one of the largest rivers in India and considered to be the holiest river and holds a high place in the mythology of India, similar status has been given to river Yamuna, the tributary of Ganga.

Mar 21, 2017, 09:54 AM IST
Steve Waugh visits Varanasi to fulfill deceased friend's last wish of scattering his ashes in Ganges

Steve Waugh visits Varanasi to fulfill deceased friend's last wish of scattering his ashes in Ganges

Waugh also expressed his views on the much talked about 'Steve Smith – DRS' controversy that took place during the Bengaluru test.

Mar 10, 2017, 13:39 PM IST
“Not a single drop of river Ganga cleaned so far,” says NGT; slams govt agencies on wasting public money

“Not a single drop of river Ganga cleaned so far,” says NGT; slams govt agencies on wasting public money

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar asked the agencies to work together on the project to clean the river, saying, "The Prime Minister has given you a goal, take it as a national project".

Feb 06, 2017, 20:20 PM IST
NGT questions stakeholders on cleaning of Ganga; decides to hear PIL from February 6

NGT questions stakeholders on cleaning of Ganga; decides to hear PIL from February 6

Out of 86, about 30 storm drains flow directly into the river.

Jan 26, 2017, 00:10 AM IST
Hundreds take dip in Himachal rivers on Makar Sankranti

Hundreds take dip in Himachal rivers on Makar Sankranti

Hundreds of devotees braced the cold across Himachal Pradesh on Saturday and took dips in rivers to mark the holy day of 'Makar Sankranti'.

Jan 14, 2017, 11:50 AM IST
Over a million take holy dip at Ganga Sagar on Makar Sankranti

Over a million take holy dip at Ganga Sagar on Makar Sankranti

Over a million pilgrims from across India and abroad took a holy dip in the river Ganges on Saturday braving the icy cold water and chilly winds, at the annual Ganga Sagar Fair here on Makar Sankranti.

Jan 14, 2017, 11:42 AM IST

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.

Jul 18, 2016, 15:50 PM IST
'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.

Jul 13, 2016, 12:01 PM IST

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”.

Mar 07, 2016, 13:39 PM IST
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.

Feb 08, 2016, 09:04 AM IST

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.

Jan 14, 2016, 15:07 PM IST

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.

Dec 14, 2015, 12:08 PM IST
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.

Dec 10, 2015, 12:49 PM IST