River Ganga

15 lakh take dip in Ganga on Kartik Purnima

Special emphasis was laid on installation of toilets to ensure an open defecation free environment.

Nov 04, 2017, 23:16 PM IST

Govt declares 4480 villages along river Ganga as Open Defecation Free

Villages accross the banks of River Ganga were declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) under Namami Gange initiative on Saturday.

Aug 13, 2017, 00:11 AM IST

Four children drown in River Ganga

Four children on Wednesday drowned in the River Ganga, police said.

Jul 19, 2017, 16:24 PM IST
NGT shifts focus on Phase-II of Ganga rejuvenation

NGT shifts focus on Phase-II of Ganga rejuvenation

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar has convened a meeting of all stakeholders involved in cleaning of the river from Unnao in Uttar Pradesh to the state's border with Bihar to chalk out an action plan for cleaning the Ganga.

Jul 16, 2017, 11:40 AM 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

Uma Bharti on 2,500-km tour along Ganga to oversee clean-up

Bharti will begin her 15-day trip from Ganga Sagar in West Bengal and culminate the same at Gangotri in Uttarakhand.

May 25, 2017, 19:53 PM IST

Govt starts multiple waterways transportation

The government on Saturday said it has started integrated cargo transportation along multiple waterways, with a cement consignment from the banks of Rupnarayan in West Bengal to Bhagalpur, Bihar.

May 06, 2017, 21:20 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
Yogi Adityanath government's big step to save river Ganga - Kanpur tanneries may be shifted soon!

Yogi Adityanath government's big step to save river Ganga - Kanpur tanneries may be shifted soon!

UP CM Yogi Adityanath, known for taking big and bold steps, is likely to take another big decision to save river Ganga.

Apr 16, 2017, 11:54 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
Mahashivaratri 2017: Why taking bath in Ganga on this day is significant

Mahashivaratri 2017: Why taking bath in Ganga on this day is significant

The presence of Ganga on earth is attributed to Lord Shiva, who held her in her matted locks as she descended from the heaven with an enormous force.

Feb 20, 2017, 13:06 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

File updated report on Ganga cleaning projects: SC to Centre

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Centre to file an "updated" report on the status of projects going under the Ganga cleaning programmes in five states through which the river passes.

Jan 17, 2017, 19:16 PM IST

Govt planning to penalise those found guilty of polluting Ganga

The Narendra Modi-government is planning to penalise those found guilty of polluting the Ganga river, in a first of its kind bill which aims to ensure cleanliness and uninterrupted flow of the river.

Dec 26, 2016, 20:21 PM IST

Ganga, other major rivers in Bihar flowing below danger mark

No fresh case of flood-related death was reported on Thursday in Bihar, where 213 lives have been claimed in the deluge even as most of the rivers continue to flow below the danger mark.

Sep 09, 2016, 00:10 AM IST

Bihar flood toll rises to 205, Ganga receding

Toll in Bihar floods rose to 205 with a fresh death reported on Tuesday even as the situation appeared to be easing with the water level of swollen Ganga flowing below the danger mark.

Sep 07, 2016, 00:27 AM IST

Rivers in spate, flood situation grim in Bihar

With the rise in level of the Ganga, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday expressed apprehension of further rise in water level by tomorrow in view of release of water from Bansagar dam as flood-like situation prevailed in state.

Aug 21, 2016, 22:13 PM IST
Sonia Gandhi to use 'Ganga' as a weapon in Varanasi to discredit PM Modi

Sonia Gandhi to use 'Ganga' as a weapon in Varanasi to discredit PM Modi

A little over two years ago, the BJP's prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi, had told a sea of supporters and party workers that he had been beckoned by the Ganga to come to Varanasi to contest the Lok Sabha elections. 

Jul 31, 2016, 15:53 PM IST

'Namami Gange' programme to commence Thursday

The Modi government will commence execution of its ambitious 'Namami Gange' programme on Thursday with the launch of 300 projects including those of STP installations aiming to clean the holy river and ensuring its unfettered flow.

Jul 06, 2016, 19:19 PM IST