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Jal Shakti Ministry announces final winners of Ganga Quest quiz

June 20, 2021 10:54 pm

The online quiz contest on the Ganga, rivers, and the environment had been organised earlier this month by the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) in association with an NGO.

Media reports of corpses in Ganga agenda-driven: RSS

May 31, 2021 7:34 am

In a virtual speech on the occasion of Maharshi Narad Jayanti, Kumar said, "Dead bodies in Ganga were also seen in 2015 and 2017. There was no Covid-19 pandemic then. So to connect them to Covid-19 now is clearly part of an agenda."

Stop ritual of dumping bodies in rivers, UP government directs officials

May 17, 2021 6:23 am

The direction comes after scores of bodies were found in several districts along the Ganga, including Ghazipur and Ballia.

It seems PM Modi is more worried about his image than the country

May 16, 2021 8:17 am

Denial is the shield that the BJP’s mightiest leaders have been using ever since the pandemic reached catastrophic levels.

9 die as pick-up van falls into river in Patna

April 23, 2021 1:40 pm

The pick-up van was carrying members of a family returning from a marriage function at Akhipur to their Chitrakut Nagar residence in Danapur. The incident took place around 7.30 am.

Restoring the Ganga’s purity and biodiversity

April 17, 2021 9:25 am

The ‘Namami Gange’ project’s holistic approach brings together public policy, technology intervention and community participation

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.


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.