Rivers

  • Gujarat CM performs aarti at Sabarmati banks, inspired by Varanasi 1 hour 31 minutes ago

    Ahmedabad: Amid heavy rain, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel performed 'maha-aarti' of Sabaramti river on Tuesday evening, on the lines of the aarti performed on the banks of Ganga in Varanasi. Chief priest of the Jagannath temple, Dilipdasjee Maharaj, and mayor Minakshi Patel also participated, alongwith several ministers and senior state...
  • Boy drowns, another goes missing in a river Yesterday

    A boy drowned and another went missing in a river in Bihar's Banka district on Monday, an officer said. A 15 year-old boy Kundan Bhagat alias Chhotu drowned, while his friend Shivam Bhagat alias Brajesh (14) went missing after they accidentally slipped in deep water while taking bath in Chanan river...
  • Saving the Ganga: Meet people who make a difference 3 days ago

    CNN-IBN travels from the mountain tops to the planes where the mighty river Ganga flows, to find out who are the people trying to save this mighty river from getting anymore polluted. ...
  • World Bank President promises to help India in cleaning river Ganga 5 days ago

    New Delhi: World Bank President Jim Yong Kim promised to help India in cleaning up the river Ganga. The remarks came after Kim met Prime Minister Modi on Wednesday and also discussed a host of issues. Kim has said that they will send their best team to India to work on...
  • Youth swept away by rain swollen river in Moradabad 6 days ago

    A 22-year-old youth was swept away along with his motorcycle while crossing a bridge over Machana river near Betul on Wednesday, a police official said. Ramdev, resident of Bhainsdehi town, was going to the market to purchase ghee required at the funeral of one of his relative, the sub divisional...
  • Gujarat: Police detain Shiv Sena activists for protesting against Pak delegation July 21, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Police on Monday detained about a dozen Shiv Sena activists for protesting against the visit of a Pakistani delegation in India to study the Sabarmati River project. The delegation, headed by Lahore Commissioner Rashid Mehmood Langrial, also comprises LDA Director-General Ahad Khan Cheema, LDA's strategic policy unit chief Moazzam...
  • Heavy rain in Himachal Pradesh, rivers in spate July 18, 2014

    Shimla: The hills of Himachal Pradesh continued to experience moderate to heavy rainfall on Friday and all major rivers and their tributaries were in spate, officials said. "Monsoon is active in the state. Precipitation occurred at most of the places with heavy rainfall at some places in Sirmaur district," said an...
  • Two drown as boat capsizes in Bagmati river July 17, 2014

    A woman and a minor girl drowned when a boat, on which they were travelling, capsized in Bagmati river in Bihar's Samastipur district, police said. "The incident occurred when the boat carrying 30 people on way to a fair Mananpur from Bikrampatti village capsized midstream," District Magistrate M Ramachandrudu said. Twenty-eight people...
  • Heavy rains in Mumbai: Is the maximum city still not monsoon ready? July 11, 2014

    It is the same narrative yet again in India's maximum city. With two days of rainfall, Mumbai is witnessing waterlogged roads, clogged drains, traffic snarls and potholed roads. CNN-IBN takes call of people from Mumbai and takes their views of problems they are facing during monsoon. ...
  • Jammu: Two engineers washed away in Chenab river July 11, 2014

    Kishtwar: Two engineers were on Friday washed away in Chenab river in Kishtwar. Both the professionals are natives of Uttar Pradesh and were currently working on a power project. More information is awaited. ...
  • Rain in Mumbai, maximum city's maximum annual problem July 11, 2014

    Mumbai: It is the same narrative yet again in India's maximum city. With two days of rainfall, Mumbai is witnessing waterlogged roads, clogged drains, traffic snarls and potholed roads. Given the way BMC has gone ahead with the Monsoon preparedness, this was a predictable outcome. With handful of staff available...
  • Jayalalithaa says Karunanidhi is 'jealous' of AIADMK's growing clout July 7, 2014

    Chennai: Coming down heavily on DMK president Karunanidhi for his "wrong" statements on river water issues, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday said the 90-year-old leader was "jealous" of her party's growing clout. "Karunanidhi is giving wrong statements (on river water issues including Mullaiperiyar) as he is unable to...
  • 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...
  • Beas tragedy: Two more bodies recovered, four still untraceable July 1, 2014

    Mandi: Two more bodies of students have been recovered three weeks after 25 persons, including 24 students and a co-tour leader of a Hyderabad-based engineering college had drowned in River Beas, taking the total number of bodies fished out so far to 21, a senior police official said on Tuesday. The...
  • Jaya slams Karunanidhi for poser on inter-state river issues June 28, 2014

    Chennai: Hitting back at arch rival and DMK chief M Karunanidhi over his posers on inter-state water issues, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Friday accused him of betrayal of Tamil Nadu's interest when his party was part of UPA and questioned his locus standi to talk on state's rights. Joining issue...
  • Congress, BJP stage walkout in UP assembly over river pollution June 26, 2014

    Congress and BJP members on Thursday staged a walkout in the Uttar Pradesh assembly on the issue of river pollution due to release of untreated effluents by factories. During the question hour, BJP member Satish Mahana raised the issue of river pollution due to effluents from factories wherein he sought to...
  • Bogibeel Bridge: challenges of bridging river Brahmaputra June 25, 2014

    Guwahati: Originally scheduled to be inaugurated in 2009, Bogibeel Bridge, the country's longest rail-cum-road bridge, is facing numerous challenges which have made the progress of work slow. The stiffest challenge so far is the construction of guide bunds on the turbulent Brahmaputra river within the short time of four to five...
  • 52-year-old man stabbed to death by criminals June 24, 2014

    A man was stabbed to death by unidentified miscreants early on Tuesday morning in Jamshedpur on Tuesday, police said. 52-year-old victim, Sudama Singh along with his nephew have gone to relieve on the Swarnarekha river bed after they got down at the Mango bus stand when three miscreants surrounded them and...
  • Learning from recent tragedies, CM asks administration not to open floodgates without prior warning June 23, 2014

    Taking a lesson from incidents on Beas river in Himachal Pradesh and Damodar river in Jharkhand, the Chhattisgarh government has directed the administration to alert people and give them time to move to safe places before opening the floodgates of dams across the state. In an advisory issued here, Chhattisgarh Chief...
  • Goa's Mandovi river water unsafe for swimming, fishing: Report June 23, 2014

    Panaji: Goa's Mandovi river is unsafe for water sports and fishing due to high level of coliform bacteria in it, according to a recent study by state Pollution Control Board. "The coliform bacteria content in the water is alarmingly high. The water is full of bacterial contamination which makes it unsafe...
  • Four children feared drowned in Alaknanda river June 23, 2014

    Four children feared drowned in Alaknanda river when a ropeway trolley, in which they were crossing the river, upended in Joshimath area in Uttarakhand, a senior official said. Joshimath Deputy District Magistrate AK Nautiyal said the incident occurred in Benakuli village along Rishikesh- Badrinath National Highway.  The ropeway trolley was installed...
  • SMP project work started in 1982 likely to operational by 2017 June 22, 2014

    The Swarnarekha Multi-Purpose (SMP) project work which was started in 1982 to irrigate vast stretch of agricultural land in Odisha and Jharkhand and to reduce damage caused by floods in West Bengal and Odisha, will become operational by 2017. "We are expecting the SMP project to be complete by 2016 but...
  • Jharkhand: 10 students trapped after sudden release of water from Tenughat Dam June 20, 2014

    Bokarao: Just days after 25 students were washed away in the dam tragedy in Manali, ten students on Friday got trapped in the water flow Tenughat dam in Bokarao in Jharkhand. The incident took place after the water was suddenly released from the dam. The students had gone to have bath...
  • Agra administration bans use of polythene June 19, 2014

    The Agra administration has banned polythene in a bid to clean up the Yamuna river. Divisional Commissioner Pradeep Bhatnagar on Wednesday instructed municipal authorities to immediately ban the use of polythene below 40 microns. The Agra Municipal Corporation will stop people from littering polythene and throwing religious material into the Yamuna from...
  • India provides Rs 366 million grant to Nepal for embankments June 18, 2014

    Kathmandu: India on Wednesday provided 366.72 million Nepalese Rupees for construction of embankments along three major rivers in southern Nepal to check flooding in the downstream adjoining areas of states like Bihar. Ambassador Ranjit Rae handed over the cheque to Nepal's minister of irrigation, Narayan Prakash Saud. It comes as...
  • Beas tragedy: ISRO, NASA's help may be sought to locate bodies June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Andhra Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister N. Chinna Rajappa on Saturday said his government was trying to establish contact with ISRO and NASA to locate the bodies of the 16 missing students who were swept away when water was released into the Beas river here without warning last week. "We...
  • Three children feared drowned in Karh river, search operation on June 14, 2014

    Three children including two girls were feared drowned in river Karh at a village in Bihar's Samastipur district on Saturday, police said. The incident took place in Barrasiriya village when five children were taking a bath and three of them slipped and fell into deep water, Superintendent of Police Chandrika Prasad...
  • Decision to raise height of Narmada dam gives locals' sleepless nights June 13, 2014

    Locals OF Dharmpur village in Madhya Pradesh feel they have not received the promised rehabilitation package and they fear the height of the Narmada dam will further be raised. ...
  • Manali tragedy: Special search operation involving military forces to begin tomorrow June 13, 2014

    Manali: Five days after a group of students and teachers from Hyderabad were washed away by the Beas river in Manali, the Himachal Pradesh administration has decided to strengthen the search operations. A special search operation would be launched on Saturday to look for the missing 17 students. The divers were...
  • Watch: Locals oppose to raising the height of Narmada dam June 13, 2014

    The permission to raise the height of the Sardar Sarovar dam has created controversy. There has been opposition to the move by locals whose lands will be submerged. The locals who are opposing the dam height being raised said that their life depends on the Narmada river. ...