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Bihar: Under-construction bridge over Ganga collapses, probe ordered

April 30, 2022 6:28 pm

The Bhagalpur administration said superstructure spanning 100 feet between pole numbers 4 and 6 from the Sultanganj end collapsed owing to the impact of strong winds and rains in the intervening night of Friday and Saturday.

In Covid-19 second wave, river was dumping ground for dead, admits Ganga mission chief

December 29, 2021 7:57 am

🔴 Titled Ganga: Reimagining, Rejuvenating, Reconnecting, the book has been authored by Rajiv Ranjan Mishra, the director general of National Mission for Clean Ganga and head of Namami Gange, and Puskal Upadhyay, an IDAS officer who has worked with the NMCG.

Ganga water scheme for Greater Noida residents nears completion

December 20, 2021 10:55 am

The Rs 800-crore scheme, initially conceived in 2005, is likely to be completed by next month. It will provide the residents with clean water instead of saline water.

Study decodes impact of climate change, damming on Ganga basin

November 23, 2021 4:19 pm

The team hopes that the results of the study will help in sustainable river basin management.

South Asian countries plan SOS system for hydrological mangement of Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghna basin

November 22, 2021 11:32 pm

A two-day meet on the Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghna (GBM) river basins -- jointly organised by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) and India Meteorological Department (IMD) -- began in New Delhi on Monday.

Greater Noida Authority to display history of Ganga on master reservoir

September 29, 2021 10:39 am

According to officials, a project is being undertaken to supply 'gangajal' to villages in Greater Noida by accessing supply through Ganga canal.

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

January 02, 2022 2:07 pm

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


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.