Ganga

  • World Bank President promises to help India in cleaning river Ganga 2 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • Snapshot: Tens of thousands flock to the upper reach of Ganga to beat the heat June 18, 2014

    Rishikesh: As the temperature touches new highs across India, tens of thousands of people from different parts of the country are flocking to the places in and around river Ganga in the upper reaches of the Himalayas. The river is clean, swift flowing, water is ice cold and the surroundings...
  • News 360: Government assures additional 400 MW to tackle Delhi power crisis June 10, 2014

    With frequent power cuts hampering normal life in the national capital, the government has now assured additional 400 MW to tackle the crisis. ...
  • Spitting in Ganga could land you in jail for three days or fine of Rs 10,000 June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is working on the Ganga clean-up plan. According to sources, anybody found spitting in the Ganga or dumping waste into it will be punished. Sources say the Central government is looking at up to 3 years in jail or a fine of Rs 10,000 for...
  • 27 drown during Ganga Dussehra celebration June 9, 2014

    At least 27 people were killed in separate incidents while taking dip in rivers on the occasion of Ganga Dussehra in Uttar Pradesh, police said on Monday. The annual festival, which is celebrated as the day when the Ganga river is believed to have to descended on the earth, saw lakhs...
  • We will make Ganga 'pious' again, says Uma Bharti May 28, 2014

    Water Resource Minister Uma Bharti on Wednesday vowed to clean up river Ganga, one of the key priorities of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who has won the election from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. "Efforts will be made to make it clean, as pious as it was in the past with the...
  • Narendra Modi visits Dashashwamedh Ghat, attends Ganga aarti May 17, 2014

    A day after clinching Varanasi seat, Narendra Modi on Saturday visited the holy city and offered prayers at famous Kashi Vishwanath temple. After visiting the temple, the Prime Minister elect went to famed Dashashwamedh Ghat and took part in 'Ganga Aarti' for about half-an-hour amid chanting of 'shlokas' and blowing of...
  • On counting day, Modi will meet mother, address rallies, perform Ganga 'aarti' May 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Even before results have been declared, Narendra Modi, predicted by exit polls to be India's next Prime Minister, has a jam-packed schedule for the next two days. In the first half of Friday, when votes will be counted, Modi is scheduled to visit his mother in Gandhinagar to seek...
  • With polling in Varanasi underway, Modi invokes 'Ganga-Jamuna Tehjeeb' May 12, 2014

    With polling in Varanasi underway, Narendra Modi on Monday spoke about the 'Ganga-Jamuna Tehjeeb' of the holy city and appealed to the voters there to reflect its spirit of unity and harmony through their votes. Invoking 'Maa Ganga" in his video message, the BJP's prime ministerial candidate, who is contesting from...
  • Mumbai: Minor fire on frigate INS Ganga, 3 injured May 9, 2014

    Mumbai: In yet another Naval mishap, three people, including a navy sailor, were injured in a minor fire on frigate INS Ganga, which was going through routine maintenance and refit at the Naval Dockyard here. The incident occurred at 11 am when the welding work was going on. "During the welding...
  • Modi's show of strength takes Varanasi by storm May 8, 2014

    Close on the heels of the Election Commission denying its nod to the Modi rally in Varanasi, the BJP's prime ministerial candidate has cancelled his Ganga Aarti programme today. Modi tweeted today: "It is unfortunate that EC is not concerned about the institution's neutrality, that is why our Karyakartas have...
  • Won't perform the Ganga aarti in Varanasi today, says Narendra Modi May 8, 2014

    Varanasi: The Bharatiya Janata Party has gone on the offensive over the denial of permission for its Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's rally in Varanasi. Despite getting permission for the Ganga aarti, Modi tweeted on Thursday morning that he won't perform the aarti. "My profound apologies to Ganga Maa for...
  • 21-year-old girl pushed in Ganga for eloping with boy, survives May 7, 2014

    A 21-year-old girl survived an honour killing attempt allegedly by her family members in Muzaffarnagar, police said. The incident took place on Tuesday when the girl's family members allegedly pushed her into Ganga canal at Ratenpuri village in the district, they said. The girl was rescued from the canal by some...
  • Sabarmati more polluted than Ganga: AAP on Modi's claim May 3, 2014

    AAP on Saturday trashed as "false projection" the claim made by Narendra Modi that the Sabarmati river was much cleaner than the Ganga, saying the river in Gujarat is even "more polluted". "Narendra Modi is making false projections. Sabarmati river is even more polluted than the river Ganga," AAP leader Sanjay...
  • Boat tragedy: Two bodies recovered, search on for three more missing people April 27, 2014

    The National Disaster Rescue Force (NRPF) on Sunday recovered two bodies from the river Ganga in Bihar's Bhojpur district two days after a boat tragedy in which five people had gone missing, a police officer said. A body that of a girl has been identified as Renu Kumari (8), while efforts...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai April 24, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...