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  • Special Purpose Vehicle to maintain sewerage treatment plants in 118 cities along Ganga 16 hours 58 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Urban Development has proposed to set up a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for setting up and maintenance of Sewerage Treatment Plans (STPs) in all the 118 cities and towns located along the River Ganga in a time-bound manner to check pollution of the river. According to...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories January 14, 2015

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob January 14, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: SC pulls up Centre over Ganga clean up January 14, 2015

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday pulled up the Centre on the issue of cleaning of the Ganges and asked for a status report on setting up of sewage treatment plants within six months. ...
  • What can be done to clean Ganga? January 14, 2015

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday pulled up the Centre on the issue of cleaning of the Ganges and asked for a status report on setting up of sewage treatment plants within six months. ...
  • Supreme Court pulls up Centre on Ganga cleaning, Union Minister Uma Bharti says process will take time January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Ganga Rejuvenation Minister Uma Bharti on Wednesday said cleaning of Ganga will take time. She also said her ministry has asked for report from Uttar Pradesh government on 100 bodies found in the river. "You all expect to clean Ganga in six months something which could not be done...
  • Supreme Court pulls up Centre on cleaning of Ganga, demands status report in 6 months January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court Wednesday pulled up the Centre on the issue of cleaning of the Ganges and asked for a status report on setting up of sewage treatment plants within six months. The apex court asked the Centre if it will be able to clean River Ganga in this...
  • Directed officials to act on issue of human bodies found in Ganga: Uma Bharti January 14, 2015

    Ganga Rejuvenation Minister Uma Bharti said she has directed local officials to act on the issue of over 50 bodies found in the river. She said, "Officials will get back to me on the matter by this evening." The Uttar Pradesh government ordered a probe after over 50 human corpses...
  • UP government orders probe after over 50 human bodies found in Ganga January 14, 2015

    Unnao: The Uttar Pradesh government ordered a probe after over 50 human bodies were found in the river Ganga posing a major environmental hazard. The dead bodies were found in a canal which connects Periyar Ghat to Ganga river in Unnao district. Reports said that dogs and vultures were seen...
  • Ganga will be cleaned up in next 5-7 years: Prakash Javadekar January 11, 2015

    New Delhi: The government on Saturday said the Ganga will be cleaned up in the next 5-7 years even as it maintained that it will continue to close down polluting industries if they do not put in place the necessary systems to treat effluents being discharged into the river. Cleaning of...
  • Three swine flu deaths in Delhi, doctor among 9 new cases January 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi on Wednesday reported the third death caused by swine flu, and nine new cases that included a woman doctor from the city's Lady Hardinge hospital, which prompted the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the city health department to hold a meeting to review the situation. According...
  • PM Modi calls for action against industrial units polluting Ganga January 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Pushing for time-bound effort to stop pollution of the Ganga, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said legal actions should be taken against polluting industrial units and suggested setting up of environment-friendly crematoria along the river in achieving the goal. Chairing a meeting on Ganga-cleaning process called the 'Namaami Gange', he...
  • Delhi: One person dies due to Swine flu in Ganga Ram Hospital December 26, 2014

    New Delhi: A 51-year-old woman died due to Swine flu in national capital on Friday. The lady was first shifted from Yashoda Hospital to Columbia Asia Hospital in Ghaziabad and then to Ganga Ram Hospital on December 21, 2014. The patient at the time of admission to Ganga Ram Hospital was...
  • Sonia Gandhi undergoes breathing exercises, to remain in hospital December 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The condition of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, undergoing treatment for lower respiratory tract infection, is improving and she went through breathing exercises without any problem, doctors said. "Mrs Gandhi is feeling better and her condition is stable. She has undergone breathing exercises without any problem. She will remain under...
  • Sonia Gandhi feeling better, will remain under observation: doctors December 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi, who has been hospitalised for lower respiratory tract infection, is feeling better but will remain under observation. "Mrs Gandhi is feeling better and her condition is improving. Her medications will continue and she will remain under observation," said Dr Ajay Swaroop, Chairman (Officiating), Board of...
  • Sonia Gandhi stable and recovering, say doctors December 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi is still in hospital after being admitted on Thursday to the Ganga Ram Hospital in New Delhi for treatment for a lower respiratory tract infection. Doctors treating her said that she is stable and recovering but she will require further treatment. "She was admitted...
  • Will clean up river Ganga in three years: Uma Bharti December 15, 2014

    Allahabad: Union Minister Uma Bharti asserted that the Centre was committed to cleaning up Ganga within three years even as she voiced dismay over the extent of pollution after an inspection in Allahabad saying the people were getting only "effluents" and not "Ganga jal" from the river. The Water Resources Minister...
  • We should be extremely careful about Ebola: Doctors November 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Dr SP Bayotra chairman of medicine at the reputed Ganga Ram hospital in New Delhi spoke to CNN-IBN about Ebola. "The patient has been diagnosed but it's new in our country. No chances should be taken. He should be quarantined till he is cleared as the virus can...
  • PM Modi picks up spade, takes forward his 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' at Assi Ghat in Varanasi November 8, 2014

    Varanasi: On the second day of his visit to his Lok Sabha constituency of Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Assi Ghat, where he offered prayers and later joined a clean up drive. The PM reaffirmed his commitment to cleaning up the Ganga after taking up the initiative himself. He took...
  • PM Narendra Modi visits Assi Ghat to offer prayers as a part of the Swachh Bharat campaign November 8, 2014

    Varanasi: On the second day of his visit to Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Assi Ghat to participate in a puja on Saturday morning. The PM offered prayers at the ghat. The PM will later visit the Mata Amritanandmayi Hospital in Varanasi. On Friday, Modi addressed villagers in Jayapur...
  • Water Resource Minister Uma Bharti defends expenditure on Ganga meet November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Water Resource Minister Uma Bharti defended the expenditure of nearly Rs 44 lakh on a Clean Ganga meeting here, saying the money went to a government agency for organising the event and had not gone waste. "We will organise more such programmes. We ensure government money goes back...
  • Centre to constitute 25 special teams to expedite PM Modi's project of cleaning Ganga November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Expediting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet project of cleansing the Ganga, the Centre will be constituting 25 special teams to check the source of pollution of the holy river so that further action could be taken accordingly. The teams to be drawn from different wings of the Ministry of...
  • Ganga cleaning: Yours is a story of complete failure, frustration, disaster, SC tells state pollution control boards October 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has hauled up the Central government and state pollution control boards on the progress of the Clean Ganga project. The apex court has slammed them for not taking action against polluting industries on the banks of the River Ganga. The court told the pollution control boards,...
  • 'Converting waterways into commerce way is now a priority for the government' October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The reform-minded Narendra Modi government is considering riverside ports at major cities and industrial clusters on the Ganga to boost its 'Make in India' initiative. Converting waterways into commerce way is now a priority for the government, a senior official told IANS. For this, a detailed Request for Qualification (RFQ)...
  • Decision to abandon tour needs explanation: Daren Ganga October 25, 2014

    Port of Spain: Former West Indies skipper Daren Ganga maintains the controversy surrounding the national cricket side is primarily a players issue, and says the team's decision to pull out of the India tour needs to be fully explained. The one-day team quit their scheduled five-match tour last week after failing...
  • Contributions to Swach Bharat Kosh come under CSR ambit October 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Contributions made by corporates towards Swach Bharat Kosh and Clean Ganga Fund will be considered as social welfare spending under the new companies law, according to the government. Swach Bharat Kosh and Clean Ganga Fund are among the key initiatives unveiled by the Narendra Modi-led government as part...
  • Ganga rejuvenation commendable initiative: Shankaracharya October 18, 2014

    Ranchi: Puri Shankaracharya Nischalanand Saraswati on Saturday said that the Ganga rejuvenation programme was a commendable initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but to make it clean Tehri dam should be removed. Welcoming Modi's clean Ganga campaign, the Shankaracharya said, "Our prime minister is...
  • Vision is to achieve goal of clean Ganga: Government to SC October 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The NDA government on Wednesday asserted before the Supreme Court that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious clean Ganga plan has a "vision" to achieve the goal of 'aviral' (uninterrupted) and 'nirmal' (clean) river. "The ultimate (plan and target) is clean and continuous flow of Ganga. Aviral and nirmal flow...
  • Mental health of children in institutions important: Activists October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Child rights activists on Thursday stressed on the need to provide adequate mental health services for children in institutional care to ensure their social inclusion. Most children residing in institutions like children's homes, care homes, orphanages, reform schools and institutes for physically and mentally disabled have been through exceptional...
  • Planning multiple measures to cleanse Ganga, says Uma Bharati October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharati on Tuesday said that steps are being taken to ensure that river Ganga flows uninterrupted and clean in three years. Briefing reporters on the sidelines of a dialogue here on the theme, 'Cleaning of India's Rivers - Design of Participatory Approaches', Bharati...