Ganga

  • Centre planning dedicated university on Ganga rejuvenation Yesterday

    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 3 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in Delhi has sent emergency relief supplies to flood-ravaged 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 6 days ago

    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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  • What best describes PM Modi's 100 days in power? September 3, 2014

    As the Narendra Modi government completes 100 days in office, CNN-IBN takes views from across the country over the Modi government's 100 days. ...
  • Stop bureaucratic answers, unveil plan to clean Ganga, SC tells government September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court of India on Wednesday asked the government not to give a bureaucratic answer about its plan to clean up the Ganga and instead unveil a stage-by-stage timeline for effective monitoring. "Don't give us a vision plan. An artist's view. It may take 200 years to implement,"...
  • SC dissatisfied with Centre's plan to clean Ganga, asks it to make it more achievable September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday expressed dissatisfaction with the Narendra Modi government affidavit on its effort to clean river Ganga. The court asked the government to come with a time bound plan and realistiaclly achievable plan. The apex court has said that the government affidavit was too comprehensive...
  • 100 days of Modi government: Several plans to revamp Varanasi but no changes yet September 3, 2014

    Varanasi: As the Narendra Modi government completes 100 days in office, his constituency Varanasi is getting ready for a facelift. With proposals for AIIMS, ring road, new flyovers, Ganga cleaning, Varanasi is in for a drastic change. "Rs 1000 crore ring road scheme has been approved, 5-6 flyovers have been sanctioned,"...
  • Consortium of IIT professionals formed on Ganga River Basin Management: Centre to SC September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that it is committed to clean Ganga and steps would be taken to prevent any pollution going into the holy river. The Supreme Court sought the government's response on the steps taken by it to clean the river. The...
  • Committed to clean Ganga: Centre to SC September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Narendra Modi government on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that it is committed to clean Ganga, which was its pre-poll promise, and steps would be taken to prevent any pollution going into the holy river. In a affidavit filed in the apex court, the Centre said a consortium...
  • Polluting industries along Ganga will be monitored 24x7: Centre August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Making it clear that pollution of the Ganga will not be allowed, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday said industries along the river bank would be monitored round-the-clock. The Central Pollution Control Board will be handling the real-time monitoring of the industries, he told reporters. "We are setting up real-time...
  • Centre promises to rejuvenate the Ganga in three years August 20, 2014

    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...
  • 20 killed, two injured as train rams into autorickshaw August 18, 2014

    Twenty people, including eight children, were killed on Monday when a speeding train rammed into a packed autorickshaw at a railway crossing between Semra and Sugauli stations in Bihar's East Champaran district, the police said. The mishap took place at a manned railway crossing at Chinauta village when Dehradun-bound Rapti Ganga...
  • Relief for flood ravaged Uttarakhand as water levels drop August 18, 2014

    The weather improved across Uttarakhand on Sunday with a let-up in rain as most places received little or no showers. No loss of life and property was reported from anywhere and major rivers were flowing below the the danger level. The Ganga which had sent the alarm bells ringing on Saturday...
  • SC pulls up Centre over cleaning the Ganga, says it was in BJP manifesto, but no urgency showne August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday took a dig at the NDA government saying that even though part of the BJP manifesto, cleaning the Ganga initiative has now been put on the back burner of the government's agenda. The Supreme Court criticised the government by pointing out that it...
  • Saving the Ganga: The majestic and mystical world of Sundarban August 9, 2014

    CNN-IBN's Environment Editor Bahar Dutt tracks the river Ganga, from the Himalayas down to the Sunderbans. The Sundarban is a UN World Heritage site over parts of India and Bangladesh. The name Sundarban comes from the Sundari tree found in the mangroves here. ...
  • 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....
  • Clean up India: River Ganga dying a slow death in Varanasi August 6, 2014

    In the run up to Independence day, CNN-IBN has begun a special initiative to clean up India. It is a project in which you can be involved by sharing your experiences of how there is a complete lack of civic sense across the country. Here's a look at the Ganga...
  • Badaun gangrape: Graves of victims under 7 feet of water August 5, 2014

    With the Ganga flowing in spate and the water level likely to increase further, the CBI's plan to exhume the bodies of two Badaun rape and murder victims for a second autopsy may prove difficult to carry out. "The graves are under about seven feet of water and the red flag...
  • Saving the Ganga: Reasons why the action plan has turned into a failure August 2, 2014

    CNN-IBN's Environment Editor Bahar Dutt tracks the river Ganga, from the Himalayas down to the Sunderbans to find out what it will take to revive India's most sacred river. ...
  • Gujarat CM performs aarti at Sabarmati banks, inspired by Varanasi July 29, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Amid heavy rain, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel performed 'maha-aarti' of Sabaramti river on Tuesday evening, on the lines of the aarti performed on the banks of Ganga in Varanasi. Chief priest of the Jagannath temple, Dilipdasjee Maharaj, and mayor Minakshi Patel also participated, alongwith several ministers and senior state...
  • Water level of Ganga on the rise, authorities on high alert July 26, 2014

    The water level of river Ganga is constantly on the rise and is approaching the danger mark due to release of water from Narora dam and heavy rainfall in the hills. The rising water of the Ganga could affect 30 villages along the bank of the river, Additional District Magistrate (ADM)...
  • 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...
  • Action plan for Ganga, Yamuna clean-up by this year-end: Government July 21, 2014

    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 July 20, 2014

    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...