Ganga

  • 100 days of Modi government: Several plans to revamp Varanasi but no changes yet 53 minutes ago

    Varanasi: As the Narendra Modi government completes 100 days in office, his constituency Varanasi is getting ready for a facelift. With proposals for AIIMS, ring road, new flyovers, Ganga cleaning, Varanasi is in for a drastic change. "Rs 1000 crore ring road scheme has been approved, 5-6 flyovers have been sanctioned,"...
  • Consortium of IIT professionals formed on Ganga River Basin Management: Centre to SC 2 hours 22 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that it is committed to clean Ganga and steps would be taken to prevent any pollution going into the holy river. The Supreme Court sought the government's response on the steps taken by it to clean the river. The...
  • Committed to clean Ganga: Centre to SC 16 hours 6 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Narendra Modi government on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that it is committed to clean Ganga, which was its pre-poll promise, and steps would be taken to prevent any pollution going into the holy river. In a affidavit filed in the apex court, the Centre said a consortium...
  • Polluting industries along Ganga will be monitored 24x7: Centre August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Making it clear that pollution of the Ganga will not be allowed, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday said industries along the river bank would be monitored round-the-clock. The Central Pollution Control Board will be handling the real-time monitoring of the industries, he told reporters. "We are setting up real-time...
  • Centre promises to rejuvenate the Ganga in three years August 20, 2014

    With the Narendra Modi Government according top priority to cleaning River Ganga, the Centre has set a target of three years to rejuvenate the polluted holy river. Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Wednesday said that efforts are being made to rejuvenate the river in three years, for which steps...
  • 20 killed, two injured as train rams into autorickshaw August 18, 2014

    Twenty people, including eight children, were killed on Monday when a speeding train rammed into a packed autorickshaw at a railway crossing between Semra and Sugauli stations in Bihar's East Champaran district, the police said. The mishap took place at a manned railway crossing at Chinauta village when Dehradun-bound Rapti Ganga...
  • Relief for flood ravaged Uttarakhand as water levels drop August 18, 2014

    The weather improved across Uttarakhand on Sunday with a let-up in rain as most places received little or no showers. No loss of life and property was reported from anywhere and major rivers were flowing below the the danger level. The Ganga which had sent the alarm bells ringing on Saturday...
  • SC pulls up Centre over cleaning the Ganga, says it was in BJP manifesto, but no urgency showne August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday took a dig at the NDA government saying that even though part of the BJP manifesto, cleaning the Ganga initiative has now been put on the back burner of the government's agenda. The Supreme Court criticised the government by pointing out that it...
  • Saving the Ganga: The majestic and mystical world of Sundarban August 9, 2014

    CNN-IBN's Environment Editor Bahar Dutt tracks the river Ganga, from the Himalayas down to the Sunderbans. The Sundarban is a UN World Heritage site over parts of India and Bangladesh. The name Sundarban comes from the Sundari tree found in the mangroves here. ...
  • Boat caprizes in the Ganga in Varanasi, 2 dead, 16 missing August 6, 2014

    Varanasi: Two people have died and 16 were still missing after a boat capsized in the Ganga river near Varanasi on Tuesday. At least 22 people were rescued on Tuesday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed condolences over the boat capsize incident. Rescue operations are being conducted by the NDRF....
  • Clean up India: River Ganga dying a slow death in Varanasi August 6, 2014

    In the run up to Independence day, CNN-IBN has begun a special initiative to clean up India. It is a project in which you can be involved by sharing your experiences of how there is a complete lack of civic sense across the country. Here's a look at the Ganga...
  • Badaun gangrape: Graves of victims under 7 feet of water August 5, 2014

    With the Ganga flowing in spate and the water level likely to increase further, the CBI's plan to exhume the bodies of two Badaun rape and murder victims for a second autopsy may prove difficult to carry out. "The graves are under about seven feet of water and the red flag...
  • Saving the Ganga: Reasons why the action plan has turned into a failure August 2, 2014

    CNN-IBN's Environment Editor Bahar Dutt tracks the river Ganga, from the Himalayas down to the Sunderbans to find out what it will take to revive India's most sacred river. ...
  • Gujarat CM performs aarti at Sabarmati banks, inspired by Varanasi July 29, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Amid heavy rain, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel performed 'maha-aarti' of Sabaramti river on Tuesday evening, on the lines of the aarti performed on the banks of Ganga in Varanasi. Chief priest of the Jagannath temple, Dilipdasjee Maharaj, and mayor Minakshi Patel also participated, alongwith several ministers and senior state...
  • Water level of Ganga on the rise, authorities on high alert July 26, 2014

    The water level of river Ganga is constantly on the rise and is approaching the danger mark due to release of water from Narora dam and heavy rainfall in the hills. The rising water of the Ganga could affect 30 villages along the bank of the river, Additional District Magistrate (ADM)...
  • Saving the Ganga: Meet people who make a difference July 26, 2014

    CNN-IBN travels from the mountain tops to the planes where the mighty river Ganga flows, to find out who are the people trying to save this mighty river from getting anymore polluted. ...
  • World Bank President promises to help India in cleaning river Ganga July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: World Bank President Jim Yong Kim promised to help India in cleaning up the river Ganga. The remarks came after Kim met Prime Minister Modi on Wednesday and also discussed a host of issues. Kim has said that they will send their best team to India to work on...
  • Action plan for Ganga, Yamuna clean-up by this year-end: Government July 21, 2014

    New Delhi: An action plan for the clean-up of the Ganga and Yamuna rivers may be formulated by the end of this year after consultation with stakeholders, the government informed Rajya Sabha on Monday. In his reply to a question on when the government proposes to formulate an action plan...
  • CBI to try exhuming bodies of Badaun gangrape, murder victims today July 20, 2014

    Badaun: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is likely to try and exhume the bodies of the Badaun murder victims on Sunday for fresh autopsy after the procedure was stopped on Saturday as the water level rose in Ganga. The investigating agency officials were finding it difficult to locate the...
  • Watch: Saving the Ganga July 19, 2014

    CNN-IBN travels from the mountain tops to the planes where the might river Ganga flows to find out who are the people trying to save this mighty river from getting anymore polluted. ...
  • CBI likely to exhume bodies of Badaun gangrape victims today July 19, 2014

    Badaun: Fearing that any delay could leave the graves of the Badaun gangrape victims submerged due to rising water level in Ganga, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is likely to carry out exhumation on the bodies of Badaun gangrape victims on Saturday. The doctors advised the investigating agency to carry...
  • Kanwar yatra: Delhi-Haridwar highway closed for traffic July 18, 2014

    With a view of ensuring smooth and peaceful transit of Kanwar pilgrims, traffic plying on Delhi-Haridwar national highway has been diverted till July 25 to prevent any untoward incident. The traffic from Delhi to Dehradun, Rishikesh, Roorkee and Haridwar highway has been shifted to alternative routes, SSP HN Singh told reporters. The...
  • Badaun gangrape: Rising Ganga may foil CBI plan to exhume victims' bodies July 17, 2014

    The Irrigation department has warned that CBI's plan to conduct fresh autopsy on the bodies of two teenage girls raped and murdered in Badaun is going to be dead in the water if the agency failed to exhume the bodies within the next two days. "Due to heavy rains in Uttarakhand,...
  • DD News show traces journey of Ganga July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: As the Narendra Modi government lays special stress on bringing about a rejuvenation of the Ganga, the 'DD News' channel has launched a new programme that traces the journey of the river. The new show, 'Taaki Ganga Bahti Rahe' maps the journey of the Ganga from its source at...
  • The tragedy of the river Ganges and its many misfortunes July 13, 2014

    The holy river Ganges, a source of life to millions in India, is unfortunately one of the most polluted rivers in the world. CNN-IBN's Environment Editor Bahar Dutt embarks on a journey to understand the tragedy of the river goddess and to discover the people who are trying to save...
  • Paris-based filmmaker Vijay Singh to make a film on Indian soldiers' love stories from World War I July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Heart-warming stories, including romantic ones, about Indian soldiers who fought in the First World War as part of the British Army, culled from archives and personal testimonies, feature in a new documentary. The upcoming feature-length film 'Mademoiselle France Pleure' (Miss France is in tears) attempts to piece together the...
  • Congress should spare Ganga from communal politics: Uma Bharti July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister Uma Bharti on Monday hit back at former Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh for his remarks that the NDA government is trying to make Ganga cleaning effort a "Hindutva project", saying Congress should spare the river from communal politics. "People involved with all rituals and Pujas have been...
  • Expertise from IITs to be utilised for cleaning Ganga: Uma Bharti July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister for Water Resources Uma Bharti on Monday said expertise from premier IITs would be utilised for cleaning river Ganga, which would completed at the shortest period. "We will be using various technologies for rejuvenation of river Ganga. We will be utilising the services of IIT experts and...
  • Ganga ghats to be developed for tourists July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: In an effort to develop ghats along river Ganga as prominent tourist destinations, the tourism ministry on Monday proposed to renovate the ghats, introduce houseboats and build more dams, officials said. Union Culture and Tourism Minister Shripad Yesso Naik presented a proposal on this at the 'Ganga Manthan -...
  • National meet on Ganga cleaning to be held on Monday July 6, 2014

    New Delhi: With the aim of cleaning and rejuvenating the Ganga river, the Centre is organising a national level meet on July 7 where spiritual leaders, policy makers, NGOs and environmentalists will mull over the matter. National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), the implementation arm of National Ganga River Basin Authority...