Luxury river cruise sails up to Varanasi from Patna

One of the first luxury river cruises from Patna to Varanasi on the Ganga River, traversing a distance of over 420 km has been launched.

Centre sets three-year target to rejuvenate Ganga River

With the Narendra Modi government according top priority to cleaning River Ganga, the Centre has set a target of three years to rejuvenate the polluted holy river.

Expert cautions against building barrages on Ganga river

Rajendra Singh, a water conservationist also known as India`s waterman, Monday cautioned the central government over its plan to build barrages on the Ganga river.

Uttarakhand floods: Death toll rises to 52 as rains wreak havoc

Heavy rains continue to wreak havoc in Uttarakhand on Sunday where over 50 people have reportedly been killed following floods and landslides in the area.

Varanasi boat capsize: 5 more bodies recovered, 7 missing

The bodies of five more persons were fished out of the Ganga river while a search was on to trace the seven others who had gone missing after a boat capsized in the river near Shooltankeshwar area.

Discharge in Ganga: NGT orders joint inspection into polluting industries

Concerned over effluents discharged into the Ganga and the Yamuna, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) today directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) to conduct a joint inspection of "seriously polluting industries" on the bank of both the rivers.

SC asks Centre to apprise about steps taken for cleaning Ganga

The Supreme Court has asked the Centre to apprise it about the steps taken for cleaning up of the river Ganga for which the NDA government has created a new ministry.

Boat capsizes on Ganga in Varanasi, 18 missing

Around 18 of the 40 people went missing today after a boat carrying them capsized on the Ganga river at Betawar ghat near Shooltankeshwar area under Rohania police station here, police said.

Germany keen to share know-how, funds for Ganges clean-up

Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s ambitious initiative to clean up the Ganges has attracted interest from Germany, which is keen on providing its expertise to carry out the multi-billion dollar project.

All rivers are as divine as Ganga, says Bharti

All rivers are divine and the government will not neglect any of them in its zeal to rejuvenate Ganga, Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti said in the Lok Sabha on Monday.

Rising Ganga may foil CBI plan to exhume Badaun girls` bodies

The Irrigation department has warned that CBI`s plan to conduct fresh autopsy on the bodies of two teenage girls raped and murdered in Budaun is going to be dead in the water if the agency failed to exhume the bodies within the next two days.

Clean up of river Yamuna a part of Ganga rejuvenation: Uma Bharti

Union Water Resource Minister Uma Bharti has said the River Ganga rejuvenation programme would not be successful without cleaning up of river Yamuna.

Ganga cleaning not a Hindutva project: Ramesh

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Sunday accused the NDA government of turning the programme to clean Ganga as a "Hindutva project" by attempting to polarise politics through the initiative on the holy river.

After Ganga, govt to form committee for cleansing of Yamuna river

Close to the heels of a secretaries-level group to rejuvenate Ganga river, Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Tuesday announced a separate committee for cleansing the polluted Yamuna river in Delhi.

When drinking Ganga water made Gerard Butler fall sick!

Hollywood heartthrob Gerard Butler, who loves travelling to new places every now and then, recently packed his bags to spend some time in the serene surroundings of the mighty Himalayas.

Other states should not say how Ganga should be cleaned: Akhilesh

Irked by Narendra Modi`s remark that why Ganga could not be cleaned like his government had done with Sabarmati, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday hit back, saying they don`t need lessons from other states.

Chhath ends with devotees offering `arghya` before sunrise

The four-day-long Chhath festival came to an end with devotees offering `arghya` before sunrise at the bank of Ganga and other places amid tight security.

Major rivers in spate in UP, flood situation worse

Flood situation remained grim specially in eastern region of the Uttar Pradesh where major rivers continued to flow above the red mark.

Heavy rains lash UP, rivers remain above danger mark

Moderate to heavy rains and thundershowers lashed various parts of Uttar Pradesh as major rivers continued to flow above the danger mark.

Floods force thousands to abandon their homes

With both the Ganga and the Yamuna in spate, thousands of people residing in the low-lying areas of the city have been forced to abandon their homes and seek shelter in safer places.