Ghats

  • 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 newly-formed 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 UPA-II government. "Nearly Rs 18 crore which is claimed of being sanctioned by the newly-formed 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 non-profit organization providing funeral facility for the residents of the steel city. Aimed at upgradation of the existing anti-pollution 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 half-an-hour 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 naxal-hit Munger district May 3, 2014

    An arms supplier was arrested on Saturday with arms and ammunition at Jahaj ghat in naxal-hit 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, CNN-IBN 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...
  • Kamalpur-Brahmotar Ghat residents bar politicians from using bridge made by them April 19, 2014

    Residents of a village in Bihar's Darbhanga parliamentary constituency have barred elected representatives from using a bamboo bridge they have built through their own donations. Villagers of Kamalpur-Brahmotar Ghat, a village under the Pirri panchayat of Bahadurpur block in Darbhanga, have announced boycott of Lok Sabha polls for failure of people's...
  • Narendra Modi booked for violating Model Code of Conduct April 8, 2014

    A case of violation of Model Code of Conduct was registered against BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and party's Godda Lok Sabha candidate Nishikant Dubey in Deogarh district. "A case has been registered with the Jasidih Police Station against Narendra Modi and Nishikant Dubey for violation of Model Code of Conduct,"...
  • Kerala CM wants Centre to accept its proposal on Western Ghat report March 4, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Tuesday told the Centre it will have to implement his government's recommendations on Kasturirangan report on the Western Ghats. Chandy said that the human inhabitation areas, agriculture land and plantation areas will have to be avoided in the area which the Centre wants to...
  • Western Ghats report may spoil the chances of Congress March 3, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The implementation of Dr K Kasturirangan committee report aimed at preserving the Western Ghats will have its implications in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections with the Congress expected to be the worst sufferer. The hunger strike by the Western Ghats people protection committee has entered the sixth day with...
  • Maharashtra: 10 killed, 35 injured in bus accident in Satara February 4, 2014

    Mumbai: Ten people were killed and 35 injured when a tourist bus going to Gujarat fell off a bridge on the Pune-Satara road near the Khambatki Ghat. This is the second accident at the Ghat in less than a month. The accident happened at 10 pm on Monday. The rescue operations are...
  • Suchitra Sen's ashes immersed in Ganga at Varanasi January 29, 2014

    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 Paake Bandha'...
  • Maharashtra: State transport bus falls in a valley, 27 dead January 2, 2014

    Thane: At least 27 people have been killed when a state transport bus plying on the Vithalwadi-Ahmednagar route with around 30-40 passengers fell in a valley near Malshej Ghat, Thane. Rescue workers are carrying out the relief work at the accident site which is in a valley almost 250 metres...
  • Srinagar: Fire in Hazratbal area damages 14 houses December 30, 2013

    At least 14 residential houses and two boats were damaged in a devastating fire in Hazratbal area in the outskirts of the city on Monday, officials said. Fire broke out in a house at Dhobi Ghat locality in the vicinity of holy Hazratbal shrine on the banks of Dal Lake around...
  • MoEF allows agriculture, plantation activities along Western Ghats December 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Under pressure from states like Kerala, Environment Ministry on Friday allowed agriculture and plantation activities along the Western Ghats which had been banned through the implementation of an earlier order issued last month. The Ministry eased the norms while maintaining that ban on activities including red category industries, mining,...
  • Kerala: Western Ghats report leads to LDF-UDF battle November 18, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: Eminent Space Scientist Dr K Kasturirangan headed panel's recommendations on the protection of the Western Ghats has led to a pitched battle between the Congress-led ruling UDF and the CPM-led opposition LDF. In an election year, the LDF is trying to exploit the situation for it s advantage. The CPI(M)-led...
  • Kerala villagers join LDF's strike on Centre's stand on Western Ghats November 18, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: The opposition LDF has called for a state-wide strike protesting against the central government's move to implement the Dr. K Kasturirangan report on Western Ghats. The strike has been peaceful so far. In the hilly areas of Idukki, the people also began a strike by staying on the roads. ...
  • No question of implementing Kasturirangan report in haste:Chandy November 16, 2013

    Kozhikode: With the Centre's decision to implement key suggestions of the Kasturirangan panel on Western Ghats conservation triggering protests in the state, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said on Saturday there was no question of implementing it in haste. "There is no question of government implementing it in a haste. No...
  • Prince Charles visits Western Ghats in Kerala November 13, 2013

    Britain's Prince Charles, a strong votary of environmental preservation, visited Western Ghats and showed a keen interest in ongoing efforts to preserve the flora and fauna there. Prince Charles visited the Vazhachal Forest Division in Kerala on Tuesday and spent time with Forest Department officials and conservation organisations including WWF-India to...
  • Nitish Kumar takes extra precaution after Patna blasts, supervises arrangements for Chhath November 5, 2013

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday supervised arrangements for Chhath festival and directed officials to ensure safety and cleanliness of ghats for the devotees. Chhath was marred last year by the stampede at Adalat ghat in Patna in which about 60 people were killed. Kumar, who was on a motor...
  • VHP's Ayodhya yatra will continue as planned, says Praveen Togadia August 27, 2013

    VHP leader Praveen Togadia on Tuesday said the outfit's controversial yatra would continue as planned through its decided route. "The 84 kosi parikrama yatra would continue as per its schedule from its decided route and there would be no change in it," Togadia, who was released from temporary jail, told reporters...
  • Mumbai gangrape: Slums becoming a haven for criminal-minded youngsters August 26, 2013

    Mumbai: The five accused in the gangrape of a 23-year-old photojournalist in Mumbai lived at dhobi ghat. Known as the macchi market chor, locals paint a picture of all the accused as school dropouts, none of whom who could keep a job. The first accused to be arrested was 18-year-old Chand...
  • VHP Ayodhya Yatra: Police arrest BJP leader Ram Chandra Yadav August 25, 2013

    Former BJP MP Ram Vilas Vedanti and sitting MLA Ram Chandra Yadav were arrested on Sunday morning, even as a defiant VHP plans to go ahead with its proposed yatra in this temple town. Vedanti was arrested around 7 AM this morning when he had left his house here for the...