India News | Press Trust of India | Friday March 27, 2015
Describing the task of cleaning Ganga as "challenging", Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday pitched for an "uncompromising mission-mode approach" to stop further pollution of the river which would require the participation of people as well.
India News | Reported by Rahul Shrivastava, Edited by Veer Arjun Singh | Wednesday March 25, 2015
On Thursday, Mr Modi will meet at his residence in Delhi with the Chief Ministers of five states to review the measures taken by them to further his ambitious initiative to clean the Ganga.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday March 19, 2015
A question by a BJP MP in the Lok Sabha about the origins of Ganga and the "effects" of bathing in it left many members amused today as the minister quoted a legend to say that King Bhagirath had brought it.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday March 12, 2015
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today visited the Ganga Talao, considered to be the most sacred Hindu place in Mauritius, and offered prayers at the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Saturday March 7, 2015
The finance minister has announced some tax incentives in his Budget to encourage companies to participate in 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' and 'Clean Ganga campaign', write Sameer Gogia, Ekta Chopra and Prateek Jain.
India News | Reported by Saurabh Gupta, Edited by Shyam Balasubramanian | Friday February 20, 2015
The bidding price for the country's most famous suit has shot up to nearly Rs 1.5 crore. A diamond merchant, Mukesh Patel, has outbid everyone so far in the race to own Prime Minister Narendra Modi's navy suit with his name woven into it in pin-strip...
India News | Written by Saurabh Gupta | Thursday February 19, 2015
Going going...the country's most famous suit still isn't gone...and the bidding price for it has shot up to Rs 1.25 crore.
Press Trust of India | Wednesday February 18, 2015
Swachh Bharat and Clean Ganga are the major initiatives of the Modi government.
India News | Written by Rohit Bhan | Wednesday February 18, 2015
Articles gifted to Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be put on auction in Gujarat's Surat from today, and includes in the list the monogrammed pinstriped suit that spelt out his name. The proceeds of the auction will be used for the Clean Ganga campa...
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday February 15, 2015
Ganga will be cleaned in a "qualitatively manner" within next two years, Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti said today.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday February 4, 2015
West Bengal will submit a Rs.300 crore proposal to the central government for preventing Ganga erosion in Murshidabad and Malda districts.
India News | Reuters | Tuesday February 3, 2015
In an ashram near the Ganga in the Himalayan foothills of Uttarakhand, priest-turned-politician Sakshi Maharaj mimes rowing a boat to illustrate what will happen if Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government ignores Hindu nationalist demands.
India News | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Thursday January 29, 2015
Some 60 skeletons have been found in a room at a police campus in Unnao in Uttar Pradesh.
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Veer Arjun Singh (with inputs from IANS) | Tuesday January 27, 2015
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet projects found pride of place among the tableaux that glided down Rajpath this morning in the Republic Day parade, with US President Barack Obama present as chief guest. A giant pass book dominated the 'Jan Dhan Yoj...
India News | Written by Nihas Masih | Wednesday January 21, 2015
It was a celestial event that was happening after a gap of 122 years, and nearly a crore of devotees chose not to pass up the opportunity for a holy bath. Almost one crore people took a dip in the River Ganga at Allahabad on Mauni Amavasya, as part o...
Kanpur News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday January 20, 2015
The National Green Tribunal today warned of complete closure of 700 tanneries located on the banks of river Ganga at Kanpur, terming them as one of the "highest sources of pollution".
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday January 16, 2015
BSP supremo Mayawati on Thursday demanded a CBI investigation into the recovery of over 100 bodies from river Ganga in Unnao district over the past few days.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday January 14, 2015
About five lakh devotees today took holy dip in the confluence of the river Ganga and the Bay of Bengal on the auspicious occasion of 'Makar Sankranti'.
India News | Reported by Niha Masih, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Thursday January 15, 2015
The Centre has asked the Uttar Pradesh government for a report on the bodies suddenly found floating in Ganga yesterday.
India News | Reported by A Vaidyanathan, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Wednesday January 14, 2015
In a sharp criticism of the progress of the Ganga Action Plan today, the Supreme Court asked the NDA government whether it would be able to complete the cleaning of the river in this term or in the next.
India News | Written by Niha Masih | Wednesday January 14, 2015
More than 100 decaying dead bodies surfaced in the river Ganga near Pariyar between Kanpur and Unnao today.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday January 13, 2015
At least 30 bodies, which were ostensibly disposed of in the Ganga river as part of last rites by their kin, surfaced after the water receded near Pariyar ghat in neighbouring Unnao district, prompting administration to order an inquiry into it.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday January 13, 2015
Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharati on Monday said that masses would be involved in the massive Ganga rejuvenation programme such as planting of saplings and preventing dirt from mixing up in the river.
South | Press Trust of India | Tuesday January 6, 2015
Strongly batting for inter-linking of rivers, Tamil Nadu today asked the Centre to take it up on the lines of the Ganga Rejuvenation project, saying waiting for consensus from states not supporting the idea would only "delay" it.