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

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 

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

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

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.

Resolve for the river

It will require much political will from the Centre to meet its March 2019 deadline to clean up the Ganga.

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

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


Scientist And Tapasvi

G D Agarwal lived and died to awaken the collective conscience for the Ganga.

West Bengal: 100 houses on banks of Ganga swept away within a week, 600 people homeless, residents say

Those affected have now taken shelter in relief camps set up by the Murshidabad administration and local MLA Mainul Haque. Some have taken shelter in primary schools and health centres.

Kanpur: Bodies of all six boys who drowned in Ganga found, sent for post-mortem

The bodies of the deceased were sent to the Hallet hospital for postmortem where the report confirmed drowning as the cause of death, he added. 

NGT notice to Centre on plea to maintain e-flow in Ganga

A bench headed by acting Chairperson Justice U D Salvi issued notices to the ministries of Environment and Forest, Ministry of Water Resources, Central Pollution Control Board, National Mission for Clean Ganga, Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd and others while seeking their replies before March 8.

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Arvind Kejriwal visits Varanasi

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

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NGT Orders Rs 50,000 Fine On Dumping Waste Between Haridwar And Unnao In Ganga

A penalty of Rs 50, 000 will be imposed on those dumping waste in the stretch between Haridwar and Unnao of River Ganga, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) said on Thursday. The bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar directed the authorities that no waste dumping should be allowed within 500 meters from the edge of […]

Devotees take holy dip in Ganga on 'Magh Purnima'

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

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

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.