Ghats

  • Kamalpur-Brahmotar Ghat residents bar politicians from using bridge made by them 19-04-2014 02:44 PM

    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...
  • Narendra Modi booked for violating Model Code of Conduct 08-04-2014 12:36 PM

    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 Deogarhdistrict. "A case has been registered with the Jasidih Police Station against Narendra Modi and Nishikant Dubey for violation of Model Code of...
  • Kerala CM wants Centre to accept its proposal on Western Ghat report 04-03-2014 03:11 PM

    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...
  • Western Ghats report may spoil the chances of Congress 03-03-2014 04:32 PM

    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 04-02-2014 06:59 AM

    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...
  • 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...
  • Maharashtra: State transport bus falls in a valley, 27 dead 02-01-2014 11:58 AM

    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 30-12-2013 04:39 PM

    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...
  • MoEF allows agriculture, plantation activities along Western Ghats 20-12-2013 11:08 PM

    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,...
  • Kerala: Western Ghats report leads to LDF-UDF battle 18-11-2013 04:58 PM

    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...
  • Kerala villagers join LDF's strike on Centre's stand on Western Ghats 18-11-2013 11:37 AM

    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 16-11-2013 11:54 PM

    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....
  • Prince Charles visits Western Ghats in Kerala 13-11-2013 05:00 PM

    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...
  • Nitish Kumar takes extra precaution after Patna blasts, supervises arrangements for Chhath 05-11-2013 08:49 AM

    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...
  • VHP's Ayodhya yatra will continue as planned, says Praveen Togadia 27-08-2013 03:34 PM

    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...
  • Mumbai gangrape: Slums becoming a haven for criminal-minded youngsters 26-08-2013 11:04 PM

    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...
  • VHP Ayodhya Yatra: Police arrest BJP leader Ram Chandra Yadav 25-08-2013 09:40 AM

    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...
  • Minor boy, 4 others drown in Ganga while taking a bath at different ghats 20-08-2013 03:27 PM

    Five youths, including a minor, drowned in the Ganga river in the past 24 hours when they went to take a bath at different areas in the district, police said on Tuesday. 16-year-old Aneesh drowned when he was taking a bath at Bithur Ghat, where he had gone with his...
  • MoS railways blames Nitish govt for Dhamara Ghat tragedy 20-08-2013 01:53 PM

    The Railways on Tuesday blamed the Bihar government for the train disaster at Dhamara Ghat in Khagaria district and said that actually 28 persons died in the accident, instead of 37 put by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, and nine others were injured. "Probably he (Nitish Kumar) mixed up the figures...
  • Bihar: Man loses 5 family members in Rajya Rani train tragedy 20-08-2013 08:48 AM

    Khagaria: The Rajya Rani Express spelled tragedy for many families on Monday and one man, Raju Yadav, lost five relatives in the accident. His ageing parents, his young daughter, son and nephew, all died after being run over by the speeding Rajya Rani express in Khagaria. "I have lost my...
  • Dhamari Ghat train tragedy: LJP, RJD ask Nitish Kumar to step down, demand high-level probe 19-08-2013 03:45 PM

    LJP, RJD blame Bihar govt for rail tragedy Blaming the state government for the Bihar rail tragedy that left 35 dead, both LJP and RJD on Monday demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and a high-level inquiry into the incident. LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan, who hails from...
  • Nitish Kumar mourns loss of lives in Dhamara Ghat train tragedy 19-08-2013 02:59 PM

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday expressed grief over the train accident in which 35 people, mostly pilgrims, have died and scores of others injured in Bihar's Khagria district. As soon as the Chief Minister got information about the train accident at Dharmara Ghat station on Saharsa-Mansi sections under...
  • Bihar: Rajya Rani Express runs over many, 35 dead; locals burn trains 19-08-2013 12:34 PM

    Patna: The death toll reached 35 as the Rajya Rani Express ran over many people at the Dhamara station near Saharsa in Bihar on Monday morning. Over 40 others injured in the accident have been taken to a hospital. Meanwhile, the driver of the train has been critically injured after...
  • Saving the Western Ghats: Exploring Kerala 10-08-2013 07:01 PM

    CNN-IBN's special series focuses on saving the Western Ghats of India. ...
  • Saving India's Western Ghats: Exploring Tamil Nadu 04-08-2013 10:43 AM

    Discovering various interesting facets of the Western Ghats in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. ...
  • Saving the Western Ghats: the Tamil Nadu special 31-07-2013 05:42 PM

    Discovering various interesting facets of the Western Ghats in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. ...
  • Watch: Journey through the Western Ghats of Karnataka 28-07-2013 10:39 PM

    Planet earth's richest diversity of life is found along the Western Ghats of Karnataka. ...
  • Saving the Western Ghats: Exploring the other Goa 17-07-2013 03:03 PM

    CNN-IBN's special series focuses on saving the Western Ghats of India. ...
  • Watch: Journey through the Western Ghats of Maharashtra 13-07-2013 11:59 PM

    Planet earth's richest diversity of life is found along the Western Ghats of Maaharashtra. ...
  • Post 'Dhobi Ghat' people view me through a separate lens:Kiran Rao 26-06-2013 05:28 PM

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Kiran Rao, who has carved herself a separate identity from her actor-husband Aamir Khan, is happy directing movies that focus on human interest without worrying about box-office success and records. "I think you can't blame people as they have this way of judging you as Aamir Khan's wife...