Ganga river

Namami Gange Programme has improved Ganga water quality: Govt

The dissolved oxygen levels have improved at 27 locations along the river`s course, biological oxygen demand (BOD) levels and faecal coliforms have also improved at 42 and 21 locations, said the government.

Feb 10, 2020, 20:17 PM IST

Ganga River water unfit for direct drinking, bathing: CPCB

According to the latest data with the CPCB, most of the Ganga River water in the Uttar Pradesh-West Bengal stretch is unfit for drinking and bathing.

May 30, 2019, 10:36 AM IST

Bhai vs Bhai: Will PM Modi get "Maa Ganga" blessings for 2019 elections?

In this segment of Bhai vs Bhai we bring you discussion on- Will PM Modi get "Maa Ganga" blessings for 2019 elections?

Jan 16, 2019, 20:48 PM IST

Centre approves new 4-lane bridge across river Ganga on NH-19 in Patna

This mega project is 14.500 kilometres long and passes through Patna, Saran and Vaishali districts of Bihar.

Dec 18, 2018, 06:42 AM IST

Boat carrying 27 people capsizes in Ganga in Bijnor, rescue operation underway

The rescue operation is still underway and the divers have so far fished out two bodies from the river. 

Aug 24, 2018, 17:37 PM IST

Health warning on cigarette packs, why not Ganga: NGT cracks down on water quality

The NGT has said that the pollutant level in the river remains high and that water - especially between Haridwar and Unnao - is unfit for consumption and bathing.

Jul 28, 2018, 11:13 AM IST

Part of Sridevi's ashes immersed in Ganga river at Haridwar

Uttarakhand Agriculture Minister Subodh Uniyal and Haridwar Mayor Manoj Garg were present during the immersion of ashes in the Ganges. 

Mar 09, 2018, 00:00 AM IST

Boat capsizes in Bihar's Patna, five dead, several missing, compensation announced

The accident took place near Mastana ghat in Fatuha when hundreds of people had gathered for a dip in the Ganga river on the occasion of Maghi Purnima.

Jan 31, 2018, 14:43 PM IST

Bihar: 12 drown in two incidents in Vaishali, Samastipur

At least 12 people, including five children, drowned in two separate incidents in Vaishali and Samastipur districts of Bihar on Sunday, police said.

Nov 05, 2017, 18:36 PM IST

Thousands take dip in Ganga on 'Kartik Purnima'

Starting early on Saturday, hundreds and thousands of Hindu devotees took a holy dip in the river Ganga on the occasion of `Kartik Purnima`.

Nov 04, 2017, 10:48 AM IST

NGT asks Modi & Yogi govts: What steps taken to clean Ganga?

The NGT has directed the Centre, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand governments to file affidavits.

Oct 15, 2017, 12:16 PM IST

PM Narendra Modi shares stage with Nitish Kumar, assures autonomy and Rs 10,000 crore for 20 leading universities

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday shared the stage with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for the first time after the JD(U) returned to the NDA fold.

Oct 15, 2017, 00:22 AM IST

Hundreds of fish found dead in Ganga near UP temple town

The fish, which were found dead yesterday, may have died due to toxic industrial effluents in the river discharged by industries in upstream Uttarakhand, a police official said.

Jul 07, 2017, 16:34 PM IST

Uma Bharti inspects Kolkata ghats

Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Friday inspected the ghats along the Ganga river here as part of her 15-day trip across five states to assess the execution of the central government`s `Namami Gange` (National Mission for Clean Ganga) programme.

May 26, 2017, 16:27 PM IST

Three die after boat capsizes in Ganga in West Bengal's Malda

Three persons travelling in a boat died while one is missing after it capsized in Ganga river in Simultala area here, officials said today.

May 18, 2017, 12:19 PM IST

River Ganga receives first legal notice after getting human status

The Uttarakhand High Court had earlier this year accorded the status of "living human entities" to the Ganga and Yamuna rivers to help in their "preservation and conservation".

Apr 28, 2017, 20:06 PM IST

Ganga – This VIDEO of the divine river will make your jaw drop! WATCH

Here’s a video featuring the incredibly gorgeous journey of the river Ganga.

Mar 16, 2017, 10:09 AM IST

Rs 1,050 cr worth clean Ganga projects awarded in Patna

The Centre on Wednesday awarded projects worth Rs 1,050 crore to develop adequate sewage treatment infrastructure in Patna to keep the Ganga river clean under Namami Gange programme.

Mar 01, 2017, 17:11 PM IST

President offers condolences on Bihar tragedy

President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday condoled the boat tragedy in Patna that left 25 persons dead.

Jan 15, 2017, 14:25 PM IST

Bihar boat tragedy: Police registers case against owner of an amusement park, boat operator

The Bihar Police on Sunday registered a First Information Report (FIR) against the owner of an amusement park and the operator of the boat that capsized in the river Ganga in Patna on Saturday evening, claiming at least 24 lives.

Jan 15, 2017, 13:40 PM IST