GHATS

  • MP: 10 killed, 40 injured as bus plunges into valley in Dhar February 17, 2015

    Jhabua (MP): At least 10 people were killed and over 40 others were injured on Monday night when a private bus in which they were travelling fell into a deep valley in Machalia Ghat in neighbouring Dhar district. The bus was on its way to Galiakot in Rajasthan from Indore when...
  • Obama to attend CEO roundtable with PM Modi; at-home lunch with President Mukherjee January 22, 2015

    New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday evening announced the itinerary of US President Barack Obama who is scheduled to arrive in New Delhi on Sunday. On a three-day-visit to India the US President will be the chief guest to India's 66th Republic Day parade on Monday. Following is the...
  • India has 2,226 tigers now, population grows by 30% in past three years January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Tiger population in the country is estimated to be around 2,226, a rise of over 30 per cent since the last count in 2010, according to the latest census report released on Tuesday. The total number of tigers were estimated to be around 1,706 in 2010. Tiger population had...
  • 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...
  • Live: Railways not a means to travel, but the backbone of India's development, says Modi December 25, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi and he will attend a number of programmes on the occasion of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's 90th birthday. It is Modi's second visit to the city and he will conduct an inspection at Assi Ghat. ...
  • PM Modi picks up spade, takes forward his 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' at Assi Ghat in Varanasi November 8, 2014

    Varanasi: On the second day of his visit to his Lok Sabha constituency of Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Assi Ghat, where he offered prayers and later joined a clean up drive. The PM reaffirmed his commitment to cleaning up the Ganga after taking up the initiative himself. He took...
  • Watch: PM Narendra Modi offers prayers at Assi Ghat in Varanasi November 8, 2014

    On day 2 of his visit to Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered prayers at Assi Ghat. This was his first visit to his constituency after taking charge on May 16. He then took forward his 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'. ...
  • PM Narendra Modi visits Assi Ghat to offer prayers as a part of the Swachh Bharat campaign November 8, 2014

    Varanasi: On the second day of his visit to Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Assi Ghat to participate in a puja on Saturday morning. The PM offered prayers at the ghat. The PM will later visit the Mata Amritanandmayi Hospital in Varanasi. On Friday, Modi addressed villagers in Jayapur...
  • PM Modi visits Assi Ghat as a part of his Clean Ganga initiative November 8, 2014

    09:08 AM: I have nominated nine people to clean up the ghat, as a part of the Swachh Bharat Campaign. The first one is Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, actor/politician Manoj Tiwari, Manu Sharma, cricketer Mohammed Kaif and Suresh Raina, comedian Raju Shrivastava, and singer Kailash Kher among others:...
  • Nita Ambani celebrates birthday in Varanasi, offers special prayers at Kashi Vishwanath temple November 1, 2014

    Varanasi: Reliance Foundation chairperson Nita Ambani visited Varanasi with her family on the occasion of her birthday. The family offered special prayers at the Kashi Vishwanath temple and later went to Dashashwamedh Ghat for the Ganga Aarti. Cricket stars and Bollywood celebrities were also on the guest list for the...
  • Mountain topography affects Monsoon in Western ghat states: Study October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Mountain topography of Western ghats affect precipitation and it is also a reason why Karnataka receives more rainfall than Maharashtra, a study has revealed. According to a recent research, published by the International Journal of Climatology, the average amount of rainfall was highest in Karnataka, followed by Maharashtra...
  • Patna stampede: Police failed to enforce safety measures despite 2 similar tragedies in the past October 5, 2014

    Patna: Almost like a ritual after every tragedy, the Bihar government has ordered a high level enquiry into the stampede which killed 33 people and injured 29 others at Patna's Gandhi Maidan on Friday. But the incident has yet again put the state police in the dock, which despite two...
  • PM Modi pays tribute to Lal Bahadur Shastri on his birth anniversary October 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the nation in paying homage to former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on his 110th birth anniversary, describing him as a symbol of simplicity and strong determination. Modi paid floral tributes to Shastri at his samadhi Vijay Ghat, after visiting Mahatma Gandhi's memorial...
  • Rs 2 lakh worth banned tobacco products seized in Salem September 10, 2014

    Salem: Ten thousand packets of banned tobacco products worth about Rs two lakh were seized from a mini lorry at Thoppur ghat section on Wednesday, police said. They said the speeding mini lorry was intercepted at the Thoppur ghat section and a search revealed the packets hidden inside. Four occupants...
  • Bihar legislator objects to Khudiram Bose, Prafulla Chaki's portrayal in school syllabus August 8, 2014

    A ruling JD(U) Legislator Neeraj Kumar took strong objection to describing revolutionary leaders Khudi Ram Bose and Prafulla Chaki as "extremist and terrorist" in school syllabus in West Bengal and urged Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to get it corrected. Kumar on Thursday wrote a letter to the West Bengal chief minister...
  • Was the Pune landslide tragedy a man made disaster? August 1, 2014

    Pune: Could the massive landslide in Ambegaon in Pune have been averted? Some unheeded alarm bells raised in 2011 by a panel of experts could hold answers to whether the tragedy was a natural calamity or a manmade disaster. The Madhav Gadgil Committee's report on the ecologically sensitive Western Ghats had...
  • Ganga ghats to be developed for tourists July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: In an effort to develop ghats along river Ganga as prominent tourist destinations, the tourism ministry on Monday proposed to renovate the ghats, introduce houseboats and build more dams, officials said. Union Culture and Tourism Minister Shripad Yesso Naik presented a proposal on this at the 'Ganga Manthan ...
  • Western Ghats may demand a new state if river diversion happens in Karnataka, warn seers July 3, 2014

    Shimoga: Some powerful pontiffs of Hindu mutts have warned both State and Centre that the people of Western Ghats will be forced to demand a separate state if the government goes ahead with the controversial diversion of west flowing rivers in Karnataka to the East. Seer Jayendra Saraswathi of ancient...
  • Four drown in Yamuna while taking holy dip June 9, 2014

    One woman and three teenagers, including two twin brothers, drowned in Yamuna river on Sunday while taking a dip on the occasion of Ganga Dussehra festival, police said. DSP Mukul Dwivedi confirmed the deaths of the woman and the twin brothers in his Mant police station area. According to police, the...
  • NDA taking false credit for developing Varanasi ghats, claims Om Prakash Singh May 28, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday claimed that the newlyformed NDA government was taking false credit for sanctioning Rs 18 crore for the development of Varanasi Ghats as the fund has already been sanctioned by the UPAII government. "Nearly Rs 18 crore which is claimed of being sanctioned by the newlyformed NDA...
  • Tata Steel donates Rs 10 lakh to Subarnarekha Burning Ghat May 22, 2014

    Tata Steel on Thursday donated a sum of Rs 10 lakh to Subarnarekha Burning Ghat, a nonprofit organization providing funeral facility for the residents of the steel city. Aimed at upgradation of the existing antipollution units, the private steel major already donated Rs 49 lakh towards installation of third Electric Furnace...
  • Verdict 2014: Narendra Modi visits Varanasi after BJP's landslide victory May 17, 2014

    India's next Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Varanasi on Saturday to a rousing welcome, a day after storming to power with a landslide victory in the Lok Sabha elections. The BJP leader arrived at Varanasi's Babatpur airport with party chief Rajnath Singh and Amit Shah, the architect of saffron...
  • Narendra Modi visits Dashashwamedh Ghat, attends Ganga aarti May 17, 2014

    A day after clinching Varanasi seat, Narendra Modi on Saturday visited the holy city and offered prayers at famous Kashi Vishwanath temple. After visiting the temple, the Prime Minister elect went to famed Dashashwamedh Ghat and took part in 'Ganga Aarti' for about halfanhour amid chanting of 'shlokas' and blowing of...
  • Watch: Newly discovered 'dancing' frogs in Western Ghats are now a global sensation, but they could be extinct soon May 10, 2014

    Scientists have discovered 14 new species of dancing frogs that could soon become extinct dur to climate change from the mountains of south India. The frogs stretch their legs in an unusually graceful fashion to attract their mates. The frogs were discovered in the Western Ghats. The study was published in...
  • 3 friends lose their lives in bid to save friend from drowning in Sone river May 7, 2014

    Three children were drowned and another went missing as they went for bath in Sone River at Jagodih Ghat in Bihar's Rohtas district. Police officials said bodies of Akash Kumar, Anand Kumar and Vicky Kumar have been recovered while divers are searching for the fourth missing boy Pawan Kumar. All the four...
  • Arms supplier arrested in naxalhit Munger district May 3, 2014

    An arms supplier was arrested on Saturday with arms and ammunition at Jahaj ghat in naxalhit Munger district of Bihar, a police officer said. The arms smuggler, identified as Raju Chaudhury, was waiting on Jahaj ghat to catch a ship on way to Khagaria district when the police nabbed him with...
  • Open Mike: Has the Hindi heartland been left behind by the rest of India? April 29, 2014

    In the run up to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, CNNIBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Patna as a part of special series 'Open Mike'. Standing at the Gandhi Ghat, she asks the citizen of Bihar whether the Hindi heartland has been left behind by the rest of India. ...
  • AAP volunteers attacked by alleged BJP workers April 29, 2014

    Three AAP volunteers were injured in an alleged attack by some suspected BJP workers in Assi Ghat here following which an FIR has been lodged against 15 unidentified persons. AAP volunteer Ankit Lal said that they were drinking water at a shop in Assi Ghat area last night when a group...
  • 5 persons missing as boat capsizes in Ganga April 25, 2014

    Five persons went missing on Friday as a boat capsized in river Ganga at Salempur ghat in Bihar's Bhojpur district, a police officer said. The mishap took place as the boat ferrying 60 people toppled due to overcrowding and began sinking, the Superintendent of Police (SP) Kim said. While five persons...