GANGA

  • Kolkata, Kanpur, Allahabad among top Ganga polluters: Government 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Kolkata, Howrah, Kanpur and Allahabad are amongst the 118 towns that discharge maximum sewage into the River Ganga, Rajya Sabha was informed on Monday. The National Mission for Clean Ganga has received expression of interest from a number of foreign governments to support Ganga rejuvenation through knowledge and technology...
  • Environmentalists for declaration of Ganga as World Heritage April 22, 2015

    Lucknow: With Prime Minister Narendra Modi taking keen interest in cleaning of Ganga, a group of Environmentalists will be petitioning him on to pursue with UNESCO for declaration of upper region of the holy river as a World Heritage Site. "I have already written to the Union Ministry for...
  • Climate change to have considerable impact on Ganga's dynamics March 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Climate change will have a "considerable" impact on the dynamics of the river Ganga, affecting a major portion of north India which is directly dependent on it for its agriculture and industrial needs, a recent study said. In a study conducted by researchers at the Indian Institute of...
  • Clean Ganga Expedition next adventure for team Bachendri March 24, 2015

    New Delhi: India's first woman to climb Mt Everest who has just wrapped up an all women desert safari, is gearing up for her next big mission, cleaning up the Ganga. "We did an expedition 'Great Rafting Voyage' on the Ganga in 1994 which covered the river from Haridwar to Kolkata...
  • BJP MP's query on origin of river Ganga leaves Lok Sabha amused March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: A question by a Bharatiya Janata Party MP in the Lok Sabha about the origins of Ganga and the "effects" of bathing in it left many members amused on Thursday as the minister quoted a legend to say that King Bhagirath had brought it. When the question was asked...
  • Uma Bharti seeks religious leaders' help in keeping Ganga clean March 12, 2015

    New Delhi: As part of her efforts to make the Ganga rejuvenation programme a mass movement, Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Thursday sought cooperation of religious leaders in keeping the river clean. Addressing a panel discussion on 'Save Ganga and Save Himalayas' in New Delhi, Bharati urged religious leaders...
  • PM Modi visits Ganga Talao in Mauritius, prays at temple March 12, 2015

    Port Louis: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday visited the Ganga Talao, considered to be the most sacred Hindu place in Mauritius, and offered prayers at the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Modi, who held talks with Mauritius' top leadership on Wednesday night, began the second day of his trip here...
  • Government to set up network of monitoring stations along Ganga March 9, 2015

    New Delhi: The government has sanctioned a project for the setting up of a network of 113 real-time water quality monitoring stations at critical locations along the Ganga river, Rajya Sabha was informed on Monday. In a written reply, Water Resources Minister Uma Bharati told the Upper House that the project...
  • Attack on 21-year-old Assamese student not racially motivated, says Delhi Police March 9, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Monday said the attack on a 21-year-old Assamese student was not racially motivated. Police said the victim was beaten up by locals in south Delhi's Amar Colony when he was trying to break the lock of someone else's house, mistaking it to be his...
  • United Kingdom team meets Uma Bharati over Clean Ganga Mission March 7, 2015

    New Delhi: A team of experts from the United Kingdom called on Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharati and discussed about the Clean Ganga Mission. The three member team was accompanied by British Deputy High Commissioner in India Julian Evans and second Secretary, Energy Security, Melissa Else, a press release...
  • Security beefed up in Kanpur, ban on Ganga baths on Holi March 2, 2015

    Kanpur: Keeping in view the rising number of drowning cases every year in Ganga during the Holi festival, the district authorities have decided to beef up security in the city and have banned people from taking baths on the river barrage, officials said on Monday. A statement on Monday issued by...
  • Union Budget: Government cuts funds for Water Ministry, 'Clean Ganga' gains most February 28, 2015

    New Delhi: The Water Resources Ministry has witnessed a substantial slash in its fund allocations in the Union Budget 2015-16 though Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet project for cleaning river Ganga was accorded a good hike. The Ministry, which is also implementing another key government project of interlinking rivers, has been...
  • News 360: After controversy, Coast Guard releases video of Pakistan 'terror' boat February 20, 2015

    The Indian Coast Guard on Friday evening released a video of the Pakistan boat blown neat Gujarat coast on December 31, 2014. The whole episode came under scanner after Coast Guard DIG BK Loshali claimed that he ordered the blowing up of the boat. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay February 20, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • Day 2: Bhavnagar-based diamond trader bids Rs 1.40 crore for PM Modi's suit February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The auction of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's bandgala monogrammed pinstripe suit began in Surat on Wednesday and will go on for three days. The highest closing offer on the second day came from a diamond trader and ship-breaking tycoon from Bhavnagar, K.K. Sharma, who is also the chairman...
  • Day 1: NRI Viral Choski bids Rs 1.1 crore for PM Modi's suit February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The auction of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's bandgala monogrammed pinstripe suit began in Surat on Wednesday and will go on for three days. At the end of Day 1 of the auction, NRI Viral Choski bid's at Rs 1.1 crore for the Modi suit was the highest. Surat...
  • NRI Viral Choski bids Rs 1.1 crore for PM Modi's suit February 18, 2015

    The auction of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's bandgala monogrammed pinstripe suit has begun in Surat on Wednesday and will go on for three days. The proceeds will go to the Namami Gange trust also known as the Clean Ganga Fund. The entire suit and pant had Narendra Damodardas Modi repeatedly...
  • Modi's monogrammed pinstripe suit to be auctioned, money to be used for 'Clean Ganga Initiative' February 18, 2015

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's famous monogrammed pinstripe suit is set to be auctioned in Surat on Wednesday. The auction will go on for three days and proceeds will go to the 'Clean Ganga Fund'. District Magistrate Rajendra Kumar said, "There are 361 items which will be on display. 455 gift...
  • Status check: CNN-IBN visits registered address of alleged bogus company which funded AAP February 3, 2015

    CNN-IBN on Tuesday visited the registered address of one of the alleged bogus companies which funded the Aam Aadmi Party in Ganga Vihar and found that the address is actually a home in Ganga Vihar and residents state that the director of the supposed company has never lived there. ...
  • GNLF founder Subhash Ghisingh dies January 29, 2015

    New Delhi: Gorkha National Liberation Front founder Subhash Ghisingh, who spearheaded the Gorkhaland movement in the 1980s, died on Thursday at the age of 78. He was suffering from liver ailments and cancer and breathed his last at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. "He was admitted to the hospital five days...
  • Special Purpose Vehicle to maintain sewerage treatment plants in 118 cities along Ganga January 28, 2015

    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...