India | 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...
Cities | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | Press Trust of India | Tuesday January 6, 2015
Pushing for time-bound effort to stop pollution of the Ganga, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said legal actions should be taken against polluting industrial units and suggested setting up of environment- friendly crematoria along the river in ach...
India | Press Trust of India | Tuesday December 23, 2014
Bollywood singer Kailash Kher, who was nominated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to carry forward the Swachh Bharat campaign, wielded the broom at the Bhadaini ghat on the banks of river Ganga today, drawing praise from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
India | Press Trust of India | Sunday December 14, 2014
Union Minister Uma Bharti today asserted that the Centre was committed to cleaning up Ganga within three years even as she voiced dismay over the extent of pollution after inspecting the river at Allahabad.
India | Press Trust of India | Tuesday November 18, 2014
The state Congress on Monday alleged that Sulabh International organisation constructed a "poor quality" toilet on the banks of Ganga during Kumbh Mela at the cost of Rs 9.5 lakh.
India | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Saturday November 8, 2014
On the second day of his visit to Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his day by cleaning up the Ganga river at the Assi Ghat, as part of his Swachh Bharat or Clean India campaign and nominated nine more people.
India | Press Trust of India | Friday November 7, 2014
12 children are feared drowned after their boat capsized in the Ganga river at Raalpur Ghat in Uttar Pradesh's Rae Bareli district today.
India | Reported by Sidharth Pandey, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Wednesday October 29, 2014
The state of the river Ganga provoked a sharp rebuke from the Supreme Court today for the central and state pollution control boards. "Yours is a story of complete failure, frustration and disaster," said the court.
India | A Vaidyanathan | Wednesday October 15, 2014
The Supreme Court today strongly rebuked the Centre for being unable to articulate to the court what its vision for cleaning the Ganga river is. The court said corruption was stalling the project and "heads must roll for this."
India | Press Trust of India | Wednesday October 1, 2014
As India gears up for the gigantic task of cleaning up the Ganges river, the Netherlands, which has vast experience in river rejuvenation, has suggested that finding alternate ways for waste disposal is key to stop pollution in the holy river.
India | Press Trust of India | Tuesday September 30, 2014
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today announced cleaning of Gomti river in Lucknow on the same lines as river Ganga.
World | Press Trust of India | Monday September 29, 2014
Showering effusive praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former US President Bill Clinton today said no one else before him had the "knowledge and votes" to build a national economy, as the Clinton couple met the Indian leader in New York.
India | Press Trust of India | Tuesday September 23, 2014
After being rapped by the Supreme Court for its approach to clean Ganga, the Narendra Modi government has placed before it a blueprint of short, medium and long term measures that spread over 18 years and thousands of crore of investment to restore t...
India | Press Trust of India | Sunday September 14, 2014
Union Minister Uma Bharti today reiterated her commitment to clean India's longest river Ganga and promised to do so in three years while also asserting that she would not entertain any questions in this regard before the task was achieved.
Cities | Press Trust of India | Saturday September 13, 2014
A total of sixty-one Mughal-era silver coins with Arabic inscriptions imprinted on them have been found from an earthen pot near the bank of river Ganga in Cantonment area, Kanpur.
India | Press Trust of India | Tuesday September 9, 2014
Israel has expressed interest in sharing its expertise on water purification and waste water treatment under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet project for cleaning river Ganga.
India | Reported by A Vaidyanathan, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Thursday September 4, 2014
The Centre's action plan may not help clean the river Ganga "even after 200 years", the Supreme Court said on Wednesday in a sharp critique, as it asked for a PowerPoint presentation within three weeks on a "stage-wise plan" to clean up India's holie...
India | Press Trust of India | Friday August 22, 2014
As the water level of the Ganga and many other rivers reached the danger level mark at many places in Bihar, the Water Resources Department (WRD) today cautioned about floods in the state.
India | Edited by Sanchari Bhattacharya, Reported by A Vaidyanathan (with inputs from Reuters) | Wednesday August 13, 2014
The government has been given two weeks to explain how it plans to clean up the Ganga, with irate Supreme Court judges asking, "Are you saving the Holy River? You are showing no urgency in this matter. "