Kolkata News | Written by Monideepa Banerjie | Sunday August 30, 2015
In West Bengal, a 45-year-old man, who was caught throwing two bags allegedly containing body parts of a woman and her six-year-old daughter into the Ganga, has today been remanded to police custody for 12 days.
Cities | Press Trust of India | Monday August 24, 2015
Devotees converging on the banks of Ganga River at Har ki Pauri in Haridwar will soon get free wi-fi facility.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Friday August 14, 2015
The Narendra Modi government's ambitious plan to rejuvenate the holy river Ganga is set to get Israel as a partner.
Cities | Indo-Asian News Service | Monday August 10, 2015
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has banned the use of plastic bottles around the banks of the river Ganga in Haridwar. This has been done to check the menace of pollution in and around the river Ganges, an official said on Monday.
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Thursday August 6, 2015
The Defence Ministry has agreed to raise one battalion of Ganga Task Force initially, comprising ex-servicemen who will be residing along the river for monitoring pollution, Lok Sabha was informed today.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday August 6, 2015
Government has asked the pollution control boards to initiate action against industrial units discharging contaminated effluents in river Ganga, Union Minister Uma Bharti informed Lok Sabha today.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday August 4, 2015
The government is considering the feasibility of a proposal to link three rivers of the northeast with the Ganga, union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti said on Monday.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday July 30, 2015
Cleaning of river Ganga is expected to be completed by 2020, by which time desired results of initiatives taken up for the purpose will be visible, the government has said.
Kanpur News | Press Trust of India | Sunday July 19, 2015
Two junior doctors of a state-run medical college in Kanpur have been suspended for allegedly dumping a woman patient on barrage of river Ganga, police said on Friday.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday July 15, 2015
Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Varanasi on Thursday, Ganga Rejuvenation Minister Uma Bharti today inspected the ongoing cleaning exercise in the river and its ghats in the holy city and announced that its sewage treatment capacity will be increased to 411.8 MLD from 101.8 MLD.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday July 12, 2015
Voicing confidence that Shivraj Singh Chouhan will come out unscathed in the Vyapam probe, BJP's Madhya Pradesh unit president Nand Kumar Singh Chouhan today said the chief minister is "as holy as the river Ganga" and the CBI investigation would prove this.
Others News | Press Trust of India | Friday July 3, 2015
The National Green Tribunal today imposed a complete ban on plastic bags in the pilgrimage towns of Haridwar and Rishikesh, slamming the authorities for lackadaisical attitude in keeping the Ganga clean, warning of action against those violating the order.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday June 6, 2015
Toeing a line different from his party-led government on ambitious 'Namami Gange' programme, senior BJP leader Murali Manohar Joshi today said Ganga can't be cleaned even in next 50 years they way the project to clean the river was being carried out.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday May 19, 2015
To ensure effective implementation of the first phase of Ganga rehabilitation programme, Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti today said she has decided to spend 3-4 days a week on the banks of the river to keep a tab on the drains flowing into it.
India News | Written by Alok Pandey and Krishna Prasad, Edited by Shyam Balasubramanian | Tuesday May 19, 2015
A historic Urdu library in Bihar's Munger District was ransacked last week, and about 12,000 books, some very rare, were taken out and many of them dumped in the Ganga river, according to police.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday May 18, 2015
The government is in the advanced stages of preparing the final draft of a law, which will incorporate criminal provisions, in its bid to abate pollution and maintain sustainable cleanliness in River Ganga.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 13, 2015
The Union Cabinet today approved a massive Rs 20,000 crore budget for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet 'Namami Gange Programme' for the next five years, which is a five-fold increase over the money spent in the last three decades towards the conservation of the river.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday May 10, 2015
The daughter of Uttar Pradesh Cabinet minister Shahid Manzoor was today feared drowned in the Ganga river in Rishikesh while she went for rafting with her friends.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday May 9, 2015
The first phase of 'Clean Ganga' campaign will be completed by October 2016 for the conservation of the river, Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti said today.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Saturday May 9, 2015
A capital expenditure of over Rs.600,000 crore (approx $100 bn) is needed to cleanse river Ganga of the sewage, industrial effluents and solid waste that is thrown into the river, say experts.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday April 27, 2015
Kolkata, Howrah, Kanpur and Allahabad are amongst the 118 towns that discharge maximum sewage into the River Ganga, Rajya Sabha was informed today.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday April 18, 2015
Despite getting several international offers, rejuvenation of Ganga cannot be modelled on foreign rivers as the river has cultural and religious significance, Water Minister Uma Bharti said today.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday April 12, 2015
Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar today said the Centre was committed to cleaning the country's rivers on the lines of project Ganga taken up by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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.