River Ganga

  • Centre promises to rejuvenate the Ganga in three years 3 days ago

    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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Bihar floods: With devastated homes, lakhs worried about the future September 7, 2013

    Patna: The flood situation in Bihar has worsened with more than 180 people dead and over a lakh affected across 15 districts in the state. Lining up for food, fighting for every morsel and braving the sun with polythene sheets, it's a day by day struggle for more than 2...
  • Varanasi: Locals abandon houses due to rising water level in Ganga July 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The rising water levels in the Ganga have caused several locals abandon their houses on the banks of the river in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. Meanwhile, incessant rains have led to floods across the eastern districts of the state. Over 500 villages have been affected due to the...
  • Uttarakhand: Over 100 dead; toll may rise with 500 still missing June 19, 2013

    Haridwar: The monsoon that hit North India early is continuing to wreak havoc in Uttarakhand, killing more than 100 people and leaving over 70,000 tourists and pilgrims stranded. The death toll is expected to rise with 500 people still missing. The famous Kedarnath shrine has suffered damage after it was...
  • Watch: Many temples submerged in Rishikesh June 18, 2013

    CNN-IBN reports from the ground as monsoon continues to wreak havoc in North India. Many villages have been washed away by the flow of the Ganga near the Lakshman Jhula in Rishikesh. ...
  • India's 'dolphin man' does his best to save the aquatic animal February 27, 2013

    Patna: Professor RK Sinha of Patna University is popularly known as India's dolphin man. Thanks to him, dolphins have now been declared as the National Aquatic Animal. Ganga is the lifeline to millions of its devotees. But along one of its many banks is a man who has devoted his life...
  • Heritage status for Ganga: Uma Bharti to begin yatra September 20, 2012

    New Delhi: While the Opposition and the UPA Government allies have called for a Bharat Bandh on Thursday against the government reforms, BJP leader Uma Bharti will seen rallying in Kolkata for a complete different reason. She will hold a yatra in Kolkata to demand a heritage status for river...
  • Kanpur's leather industry a bane for the Ganga June 5, 2012

    What is worse is that Rs 900 crore of the Ganga Action Plan have simply gone down the drain. It's also the place where the Ganga is at it's dirtiest. ...
  • Kanpur's leather industry a bane for the Ganga May 11, 2012

    Jajmau: A cocktail of chemicals is being dumped into the river Ganga in Kanpur. What is even worse is that Rs 900 crore of the Ganga Action Plan have simply gone down the drain. In the historic city of Kanpur, a thriving leather industry is central to the crisis facing...
  • 300 dams on the Ganga: A bane or a boon? April 27, 2012

    Garhwal: The Ganga is India's most revered of rivers. Her waters sustain all forms of life. She is a life-giver for over 400 million people. But unknown to the faithful, the government has planned over 300 dams on its various tributaries to generate electricity for a power-hungry nation, and the...
  • Delhi: Doctor kills wife, dumps body in Ganga September 28, 2011

    New Delhi: A Delhi-based doctor has been arrested for allegedly murdering his wife Supriya. He strangulated her and then threw her body off the bridge into a river. Supriya's mother Nibhasha said, "Please get justice for my daughter. My daughter used to say he treats her badly." On Friday, Supriya was...
  • Ganga 'junkyard' remark: Aus host apologises August 5, 2011

    Melbourne: An Australian radio show host facing criticism for using a derogatory word against India and calling river Ganga a "junkyard" has issued an apology. Council of Indian-Australians president Yadu Singh on Friday said: "I am pleased to report that Sydney's 2Day FM Radio station and (host) Kyle Sandilands have...
  • Aus radio host says 'India is a shit hole' August 1, 2011

    Melbourne: An Australian radio show host is facing criticism from the Indian community over his reportedly derogatory comments on India and Hinduism, in which he called river Ganga a 'junkyard'. A Sydney-based Indian group is seeking an apology from the radio station following a report that host Kyle Sandilands made anti-India...
  • 24 dead as bus plunges into Ganga June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: Twenty-four people are feared dead after a bus plunged into the River Ganga in Patna. The bus, belonging to the Bihar Transport Corporation was travelling from Mutihari to Patna. The route is via Muzzaffarpur. When the bus reached the Mahatma Gandhi Setu near Patna, it slipped from the...
  • 30 Minutes: The Ganga is dying June 27, 2007

    New Delhi: India's most sacred river, River Ganga, has been reduced to a sewage drain. In this special series, CNN-IBN's special investigation team traversed through the river starting right at its source, moving down to Kanpur and Varanasi. The team found that at every step, the river is choked with...
  • Bihar celebrates a sunny Chhath October 28, 2006

    Patna: Thousands of devotees turned up on the banks of River Ganga to offer their prayers to the sun god on the occasion of Chhath puja on Saturday. The six-day festival, which comes six days after Diwali, is probably the only one dedicated to the sun god. ...