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River Ganga

Ganga close to danger mark in Rishikesh as heavy rainfall lashes Uttarakhand

The IMD has issued an alert of heavy to very heavy rainfall for all districts of Uttarakhand, including Dehradun. 

Jul 10, 2019, 10:41 AM IST

Ganga Dussehra 2019—Puja timings and significance

It is said that Goddess Ganga came down from heaven to earth her in order to purge the cursed souls of Bhagiratha's ancestors on Ganga Dussehra.

Jun 12, 2019, 07:53 AM IST

PM Narendra Modi has faced most intolerance in country: Uma Bharti

Uma also took a dig at Priyanka Gandhi for not visiting the makeshift Ram Lalla shrine in Ayodhya and said that she is ill-informed about Ram Lalla and Ayodhya. 

Apr 01, 2019, 18:36 PM IST

If terrorists entered in UP, they would be disposed of on border: Yogi Adityanath

In connection with the conspiracy to dissolve the poison in Ganga water in Prayagraj Kumbh , Uttar Pradesh’s Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has said that if the concerned terrorists entered the UP, then they would be dealt with on the border. Yogi said that today’s demand for evil is like evil with the wicked. Yogi Adityanath gave this statement when he was giving speeches at an event in

Jan 25, 2019, 13:52 PM IST

On Makar Sankranti, over three million take holy dip in Bengal's Gangasagar Mela

The Gangasagar Mela is rated as the second largest assembly of people after the quadrennial Kumbh Mela. 

Jan 15, 2019, 10:29 AM IST

Boat capsizes in Ganga in UP; one dead, 21 rescued, 3 missing

21 people have been rescued after the boat mishap, a top UP govt official said.

Aug 24, 2018, 21:20 PM IST

Kanpur: Ganga water level nears danger mark, residents of low-lying villages evacuated

The water level of River Ganga in the Kanpur region rose following incessant rains in Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.

Jul 30, 2018, 08:01 AM IST

PM Narendra Modi to host French President Emmanuel Macron in Varanasi; to take boat ride on Ganga, inaugurate solar power plant

On Saturday, India and France had inked 14 pacts, including in key areas of defence, nuclear energy and protection of classified information.

Mar 12, 2018, 09:37 AM IST

Ghats development being done in Kanpur, Patna, Kolkata: Minister

Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said the Centre has garnered commitments worth Rs 1,500 crore from international and domestic corporates, and industrialists for cleaning of river Ganga.

Dec 07, 2017, 21:43 PM IST

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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