Ganga

  • PM Modi in his speech requests Indians to help clean the polluted river Ganga 3 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 1 week ago

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  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey 1 week ago

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  • News 360: ISRO orbiter Mangalyaan sends Mars pictures 1 week ago

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

    As the Narendra Modi government completes 100 days in office, CNNIBN 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 stagebystage 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, 56 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 prepoll 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 roundtheclock. The Central Pollution Control Board will be handling the realtime monitoring of the industries, he told reporters. "We are setting up realtime...
  • 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 Dehradunbound Rapti Ganga...
  • Relief for flood ravaged Uttarakhand as water levels drop August 18, 2014

    The weather improved across Uttarakhand on Sunday with a letup 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

    CNNIBN'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 January 18, 1410

    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 and how the sacred river is dying...
  • 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...