Ganga

  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 24-04-2014 10:41 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • 'Save Ganga' campaign secures support from Modi, Kejriwal, other Varanasi candidates 23-04-2014 06:23 PM

    Thirty two years and thousands of crores of rupees later, the fight to clean Ganga is now pinning hopes on a high-profile Lok Sabha battle in Banaras, where this sacred river becomes million-times more polluted than the level fit for bathing. Hopeful of their cause finally moving from ghats of...
  • Two teenagers drown, two go missing while bathing in Ganga 09-04-2014 08:55 AM

    Two teenagers drowned and two otherswent missing when they were taking bath in Ganga canal inMasuri area on Tuesday evening, police said. The deceased have been identified as Amit (17) and Rahul(19), residents of Sewa Nagar area of the city, they said. The incident took place on Tuesday evening when...
  • Patanjali University girl jumps into Ganga to save friend, feared drowned 09-04-2014 08:07 AM

    A girl student of Haridwar-based Patanjali University was feared drowned in river Ganga on Tuesday at Devprayag in Uttarakhand's Tehri district while trying to save a friend, police said. The incident happened in the afternoon when some students of the university were taking pictures along the banks of the Ganga,...
  • V Babasaheb, cinematographer for 'Aap Ki Kasam', 'Ganga Jumna' passes away at 97 05-04-2014 11:11 AM

    His resume would have been enviable, had he ever made one. Cinematographer V Babasaheb, who worked on iconic Bollywood films that spanned over six decades, such as, 'Seema', 'Daag', 'Baadal', 'Aap Ki Kasam', 'Aashiq Hoon Baharon Ka', 'Ganga Jumna' and 'Akhir Kyon', passed away on Saturday morning at his hometown,...
  • LS polls: Kejriwal's train journey from Delhi to Varanasi 30-03-2014 10:46 PM

    Varanasi: On March 24 when Arvind Kejriwal boarded the Shivganga Express from New Delhi to Varanasi, he set the stage for the battle that has fired the imagination and interest of the 'aam aadmi' and political commentators across the country- Arvind Kejriwal Vs Narendra Modi. Is it a no contest,...
  • Watch: Arvind Kejriwal takes a dip in the Ganga in Varanasi 25-03-2014 11:45 AM

    Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal reached Varanasi on Tuesday to decide on his candidature from the temple town. Before heading to his rally and referendum, Kejriwal took a dip in the river Ganga. ...
  • Photos: Clad in a green 'lungi', a shirtless Arvind Kejriwal takes a dip in the Ganga at Varanasi 25-03-2014 11:28 AM

    Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday took a dip in the Ganga at Varanasi. The banks were lined with people who gathered there to see him take a dip. The former Delhi CM sought blessing ahead of the referendum on his candidature. "Taking on Modi is not a...
  • Argentinian feared dead after drowning in the Ganga 23-03-2014 07:01 PM

    The body of an Argentine national was recovered from Saighat along the banks of the Ganga in Rishikesh, police said on Sunday. Rolotti Hector (48) was swept away by the strong currents of the river in Kotamala area of Yamkeshwar block in Pauri district on Monday last while bathing. His...
  • 9 months on, a drive to Kedarnath still means risking life 15-03-2014 01:39 PM

    Nine months after a devastating cloudburst caused death and destruction in Uttarakhand, a vast mountainous region leading to the Kedarnath shrine is yet to get its roads back. Vehicles precariously weave through several stretches of what remains of the original tarred roads, some still treacherously cracked and damaged in such...
  • Centre is serious about cleaning Ganga, says Sushil Kumar Shinde 03-03-2014 07:47 AM

    The Centre has established National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) and also halted work at Lohri Nagpal dam near Uttarkashi as it is serious about cleaning the Ganga river, Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Sunday said in Rishikesh. "Several saints and seers are working to clean the Ganga river...
  • Widows to share experience at BHU seminar on Monday 16-02-2014 06:52 PM

    Hundreds of widows exchanged their experiences - mostly bitter and some sweet - as they prepared to participate in a seminar in Varanasion Monday. "It's a lifetime experience for us," said Manu Ghosh, a widow in her eighties, and recalled how she and a dozen others from Vrindavan enjoyed a...
  • Sugar mill, distillery, dairy plant to be inspected if they discharge effluents into Ganga 13-02-2014 12:14 AM

    The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and its Uttar Pradesh unit to inspect a sugar mill, a distillery and a dairy plant on whether they were discharging effluents into the Ganga river. The NGT was inquiring into whether the Simbhaoli Sugar Mills...
  • Elephant crushes woman to death at Rajaji National Park 12-02-2014 05:00 PM

    A 55-year-old woman was crushed to death by an elephant in Gauhri range of Rajaji National Park on Wednesday, forest officials said. The victim, Rekha Devi was attacked by the elephant at Ganga Bhogpur Talla village near Rishikesh, killing her on the spot, Ranger Rajendra Nautiyal said. A similar incident...
  • Devotees take holy dip in Ganga on Mauni Amavasya 30-01-2014 10:24 PM

    A large number of devotees on Thursday took a holy dip at the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati on the auspicious occasion of Mauni Amavasya. The bathing festival at the "Sangam" remained incident-free, official sources said claiming that the number of people who took a dip could...
  • Overcrowded boat capsizes, 3 drown, hunt on for 11 29-01-2014 07:38 PM

    Three women drowned and 11 others were missing when an overcrowded boat capsized in the Ganga in Bihar's Buxar district, an official said on Wednesday. "Bodies of the three women have been recovered," Buxar District Magistrate Raman Kumar said. Eight other women were rescued by villagers. Kumar said 22 women,...
  • Suchitra Sen's ashes immersed in Ganga at Varanasi 29-01-2014 05:48 PM

    The ashes of actress Suchitra Sen were immersed in Ganga river on Wednesday. Her ashes was immersed by daughter Munmum Sen and grand daughter Riya Sen in the holy river at Assi Ghat in Varanasi. Sen who captured the public's imagination with her memorable films like 'Agnipariksha', 'Devdas' and 'Saat...
  • Work on Noida-Gr Noida Metro to start in May-June: GNIDA chief 23-01-2014 07:30 AM

    Noida: Work on the Noida-Greater Noida Metro rail project is likely to begin in May or June, Chairman of the Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA) said on Wednesday. Chairman Rama Raman said this while inaugurating week-long celebrations to mark the 24th Foundation Day of Greater Noida at City Park....
  • No hasty decision in health reforms: Delhi minister 19-01-2014 06:40 PM

    The Delhi government will not take any hasty decision in health reforms in the city and will study all subsidy models for implementation to make treatment affordable for the poor, Health Minister Satyendra Jain said on Sunday. Cost of medical treatment today has increased so much that poor people are...
  • Magh Mela: No leather cleaning in tanneries three days before holy dip 08-01-2014 07:27 PM

    Tanneries in Kanpur have been asked by the authorities to stop leather cleaning three days before people take the holy dip in the Ganga during the Magh Mela to keep the river clean for the pilgrims. A meeting was held with the tannery association and tannery owners and it was...
  • Detailed report on inter-linking 4 Bihar rivers to mitigate flood damage ready 06-01-2014 02:18 PM

    An ambitious project to mitigate flood damage in Bihar has taken a major step forward with a central agency finalising the detailed project report for linking four intra-state rivers which would help protect three districts from floods. The multi-purpose project, which envisages diversion of 492 cumecs of flood water from...
  • Parents abandon three minor girls 30-12-2013 03:27 PM

    Bihar Police on Monday found three minor girls abandoned by their parents in a train and handed them over to an NGO. "Three girls aged between three to seven were spotted travelling alone in Ganga-Sagar Express (train). On inquiring they told us that their parents have abandoned them," said railway...
  • Outsiders shouldn't tell us how to clean Ganga: Akhilesh to Modi 21-12-2013 03:58 PM

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has reacted sharply to BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's speech in which he has accused the state and Central government of failing to clean the Ganga. Akhilesh said, "We do not need people from other states telling us how to clean the Ganga....
  • Varanasi: Modi praises UP, tries to woo people ahead of 2014 LS polls 20-12-2013 03:55 PM

    Varanasi: After a spectacular performance in the recently concluded Assembly elections, BJP prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Friday addressed a public rally in Varanasi. Not leaving a stone unturned to slam the Congress party, Modi held Congress responsible for poverty, inflation. He said, "If there...
  • 5 GRP men who harassed girls in Ganga-Damodar Express train suspended 26-11-2013 12:37 PM

    Five officials of the Government Railway Police were suspended late on Monday for not helping a group of 93 school girls who were harassed by some youths on a train they boarded in Patna. Railway Superintendent of Police Upender Kumar Sinha said that five Government Railway Police (GRP) officials, including...
  • Bihar govt to provide free electricity for devotees during Chhath 07-11-2013 03:50 PM

    Bihar government on Thursday announced to provide electricity free of cost in public areas during 'Chhath Puja', the most important festival in the state. The decision to supply free electricity for Chhath Puja by the power utility service has been taken as part of its corporate social responsibility, HR Panday,...
  • Chhath begins as millions take a holy dip amid tight security 06-11-2013 03:11 PM

    Millions of devotees, particularly women, took a holy dip in rivers, ponds and other water bodies in Bihar on Wednesday as the four-day Chhath festival began amidst tight security. "Chhath formally began with age-old 'nahai-khai', a ritualistic bath before preparing a traditional meal of boiled rice and pumpkin," said devotee...
  • BJP immerses blast victims' ashes in Ganga 05-11-2013 09:38 PM

    Ashes of the victims of the Oct 27 blasts in Patna were immersed in the Ganga in Patna on Tuesday by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders. BJP state president Mangal Pandey said "shahid asthi-kalash yatra" of the blast victims was taken across the state over the past six days. He...
  • Allahabad HC bans immersion of idols in Ganga, Yamuna 08-10-2013 11:41 AM

    The Allahabad High Court (HC) on Monday put a ban on the immersion of idols of Gods and Goddesses in Ganga and Yamuna rivers in Uttar Pradesh. The court also dismissed the plea of the state government that the idols would be immersed and then fished out. The HC bench...