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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

“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".

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.

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'.

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.

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.