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Wednesday, October 28, 2020



Water quality of Ganga, four other major rivers deteriorated during lockdown: CPCB report

September 23, 2020 8:51 pm

The water quality of Ganga, Beas, Chambal, Sutlej and Swarnarekha did not comply with the primary water quality criteria for outdoor bathing, the pollution watchdog said in a report released on the occasion of its 46th Founders' Day.

Singapore-based NGO to invest up to USD 100m on environmental projects in India

July 31, 2020 6:08 pm

Alliance to End Plastic Waste, which is looking at investing between USD 70-USD 100 million in India over the next 5 years is already working on a good number of projects with more in the pipeline.

Rediscovering sustainable development through a Covid-19 lockdown lens

May 08, 2020 1:32 pm

We are witnessing clean air, water and liveable cities that we have demanded for so long precisely because we have been shut away.

Funding for cleaning Ganga cut by almost 50% in Revised Estimate, ghat beautification gets Rs 2 lakh

January 31, 2020 5:18 am

Under the Namami Gange project, Rs 700 crore was allocated to the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, and Rs 50 crore was allocated to the Ghat Beautification of Riverfronts.

Ganga Council meet today, River Cities, dolphins on the agenda

December 14, 2019 9:07 am

At the meet, a special programme called ‘Project Dolphin’, along the lines of Project Tiger, may be cleared to enhance the population of dolphins, a source said.

Ganga pollution: Govt plans 5-year jail, Rs 50 crore fine

November 17, 2019 7:15 am

National Ganga Bill to be introduced in Winter Session of Parliament.

IRCTC Ganga Snan Special Yatra: Plan your religious trip with these exciting and affordable offers 

July 20, 2019 1:19 pm

IRCTC Ganga Snan Special Yatra: The special package named 'Ganga snan special yatra' will halt at all the significant shore of the river Ganga for the pilgrims. The tour covers Haridwar, Rishikesh and Varanasi in eight nights and nine days trip.

Ganga's faecal coliform level 3-12 times permissible limit in most inter-state boundaries: CPCB

May 25, 2019 4:12 pm

Faecal coliform (FC) bacteria, such as E.coli, are found in excreta that contaminates water through untreated sewerage. The higher the level the higher the presence of disease-causing pathogen in water.

Ganga more polluted than before, Namami Gange mere beautification, says Waterman of India

April 09, 2019 6:07 am

There are more than 352 districts in the country, spanning 16 states, including Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Maharashtra, which are facing drought-like situations, he said.

Notification on Ganga e-flows drew from study by govt bodies, IIT-D: RTI

November 25, 2018 2:10 am

The report, which heavily influenced the government notification, was put together by the Central Water Commission, the National Mission for Clean Ganga, the National Institute of Hydrology in Roorkee, and IIT-Delhi


Arvind Kejriwal visits Varanasi

March 25, 2014 5:32 pm

AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal visited Varanasi to campaign for Lok Sabha elections.


Devotees take holy dip in Ganga on 'Magh Purnima'

February 22, 2016 7:07 am

Allahabad, Feb 22 (ANI): Thousands of Hindu devotees on Monday took a holy dip at 'Sangam', the confluence of river Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati, in Allahabad on the occasion of full moon day or 'Magh Purnima'. 'Magh Purnima' marks the end of a month-long Kalpwas for thousands of Kalpwasis camping on the banks of Ganga. People and priests made their way to the banks before the break of the dawn. The devotees braved freezing temperatures as they took a holy dip in 'Sangam' and offered prayers at the banks.

Security beefed up at Ardh Kumbh

January 21, 2016 5:46 am

Haridwar, Jan 21 (ANI): Security has been beefed up at the Ardh Kumbh Mela in Varanasi after four suspected terrorists who were allegedly planning to launch an attack at the mela were nabbed on Wednesday. Thousands of Hindu devotees are seen thronging banks of Ganga. The police are using latest technology and equipments to monitor the activities in Haridwar. Meanwhile, a suspicious bag has been found at Haridwar Railway Station gate and is being inspected by the police.

Makar Sankranti: Thousands take holy dip

January 15, 2016 5:15 am

Haridwar, Jan 15 (ANI): On the occasion of Makar Sankranti, devotees were seeing braving the biting cold to take the holy dip that also marked the beginning of the annual month-long religious congregation 'Magh Mela'. Thousands converged in Allahabad at the confluence of Ganga and Yamuna which is also called Sangam, walking several miles on foot to take the holy dip. People were seen wading in waist-deep waters to pray and perform pujas.