GANGA

  • Will clean up river Ganga in three years: Uma Bharti 3 days ago

    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...
  • Patna stampede: Police failed to enforce safety measures despite 2 similar tragedies in the past October 5, 2014

    Patna: Almost like a ritual after every tragedy, the Bihar government has ordered a high level enquiry into the stampede which killed 33 people and injured 29 others at Patna's Gandhi Maidan on Friday. But the incident has yet again put the state police in the dock, which despite two...
  • PM Modi in his speech requests Indians to help clean the polluted river Ganga September 28, 2014

    Almost 40 per cent of India's economy is dependent on the Ganges. "If we are able to clean it, it will be a huge upliftment for those 40 per cent people. So, cleaning the Ganges is also an economic agenda," said PM Modi requesting everyone to help in the initiative....
  • Committee formed to check cremation pollution in Ganga: Uma Bharti September 26, 2014

    New Delhi: With cremations on the ghats of Ganga in cities like Varanasi and Haridwar adding to the impurities of the river, the Centre has constituted a committee to recommend technologies to cut down on pollution. Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Minister Uma Bharti said that the sadhus and...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories September 24, 2014

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  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey September 24, 2014

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  • News 360: ISRO orbiter Mangalyaan sends Mars pictures September 24, 2014

    It's been just 12 hours since India's first interplanetary mission, the Mars orbiter, entered the red planet's orbit successfully and it is already hard at work. The Mangalyaan has sent back five photographs of Mars. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) confirmed that their ground station had receieved the first...
  • Cleaning of river Ganga will take 18 years: Centre tells SC September 23, 2014

    New Delhi: 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 the glory of the holy...
  • Gujarat a guiding force for water conservation, says Uma Bharti September 22, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Union Minister for Water Resources and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti on Monday praised Gujarat government for the work done by it in keeping rivers clean and announced launch of a nationwide water management programme next year. "I appreciate the work done here in keeping the...
  • Centre planning dedicated university on Ganga rejuvenation September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: To give an impetus to the Ganga rejuvenation programme, the Ministry of Water Resources is considering setting up a dedicated university for the purpose. "I do not have a definite answer now. Many things we are thinking about and it is one of them," Water Resources Minister Uma...
  • Uma Bharti seeks FRI's help in cleaning Ganga September 16, 2014

    Dehradun: Union Minister for Water Resources Uma Bharti on Tuesday asked the Forest Research Institute and the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education here to pool in their vast resources and expertise for the restoration of Himalayan ecology and rejuvenation of the Ganga. "If the FRI and ICFRE harness their...
  • Uma Bharti promises clean Ganga in 3 years September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister Uma Bharti on Sunday 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. "I am being asked many questions on the...
  • Delhi hospital sends relief to Jammu and Kashmir September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in Delhi has sent emergency relief supplies to floodravaged regions of Jammu and Kashmir to help it overcome the acute shortage of medicines and blankets. "The director general of health services, Srinagar apprised the hospital management (Sir Ganga Ram) that most of the hospitals in...
  • Uma Bharti launches web portal on Ganga rejuvenation plan September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: As part of its efforts to make the Ganga rejuvenation programme a mass movement, the Ministry of Water Resource launched a web portal to connect with the public on the ambitious project of the NDA Government. The bilingual website has a provision to receive feedback from the public,...
  • Israel offers help in Ganga cleaning project September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: 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. The Centre had set a target of three years to rejuvenate the polluted holy river Ganga and has formed an integrated plan 'Namaami...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories September 3, 2014

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  • India @ 9 with Karma Paljor September 3, 2014

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