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Uttar Pradesh: Six feared drowned during idol immersion on Dusshera
India

Uttar Pradesh: Six feared drowned during idol immersion on Dusshera

Six people, including two children, are feared to have drowned in rivers during idol immersion in Uttar Pradesh's Firozabad and Badaun districts

UP: Six people missing after boat capsizes in Ganga; search operations underway
India

UP: Six people missing after boat capsizes in Ganga; search operations underway

Most of the 14 passengers on board were devotees from Ranchi, Jharkhand, police said. Three women and as many children were found missing while eight were rescued

Author Vijay Singh's critically acclaimed Jaya Ganga translated into Hindi, four decades after publication
Arts & Culture

Author Vijay Singh's critically acclaimed Jaya Ganga translated into Hindi, four decades after publication

Jaya Ganga explores the life of a young Indian from Paris journeying the Ganges and the emotions its magnificence had stirred in him.

Unseen Warriors of COVID: In UP's Bijnor, paramedics and local doctors help villagers wary of hospitals
India

Unseen Warriors of COVID: In UP's Bijnor, paramedics and local doctors help villagers wary of hospitals

From checking up on patients showing symptoms of COVID-19, to providing them with medicines at low cost, physicians and paramedic staff provided the much-needed care as Bijnor battled the second wave

Priyanka Gandhi demands judicial probe into bodies floating in Ganga, says situation is 'inhuman'
India

Priyanka Gandhi demands judicial probe into bodies floating in Ganga, says situation is 'inhuman'

The Congress leader accused the Uttar Pradesh government of 'building its image while people are suffering unimaginably'

After Bihar, bodies seen floating in Ganga in Uttar Pradesh's Ballia and Ghazipur
India

After Bihar, bodies seen floating in Ganga in Uttar Pradesh's Ballia and Ghazipur

According to Ballia residents, at least 45 bodies were seen floating at the Ujiyar, Kulhadia and Bharauli ghats. However, district authorities did not tell the exact number of bodies found.

71 corpses pulled out from Ganges in Bihar so far; all floated downstream from UP, says govt
India

71 corpses pulled out from Ganges in Bihar so far; all floated downstream from UP, says govt

Some news channels claimed these were of COVID-19 patients from Bihar who might have been dumped by callous officials, state government strongly denied the same, asserting that none of the deceased was a local resident.

Kumbh Mela: Thousands gather to take dip in Ganga river on Shahi Snan amid rise in COVID-19 cases
India

Kumbh Mela: Thousands gather to take dip in Ganga river on Shahi Snan amid rise in COVID-19 cases

Marching barefoot to their destination, thousands of saffron-clad seers and ash-smeared Nagas flouted COVID-19 norms and took a dip in the river as they were showered with flower petals from helicopters flying above on behalf of the Uttarakhand govt

Journeying along the Ganga, in photos: The past, present and future of India's holiest river
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Journeying along the Ganga, in photos: The past, present and future of India's holiest river

For more than 1,700 miles, stretching from the Gangotri Glacier in the Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal, the Ganga flows across the plains like a timeline of India's past, nourishing an extraordinary wealth of life.

Ganga: New govt report suggests hydro projects flout rules to maintain river's minimum environmental flow
Life

Ganga: New govt report suggests hydro projects flout rules to maintain river's minimum environmental flow

A recently published government status report makes it increasingly clear that the minimum environmental Ganga flow mandated is too little, and even that is not being lived up to.

Mamata Banerjee accuses Centre of withholding financial assistance from West Bengal's Gangasagar Mela, but granting funds to Kumbh Mela
Politics

Mamata Banerjee accuses Centre of withholding financial assistance from West Bengal's Gangasagar Mela, but granting funds to Kumbh Mela

'Gangasagar Mela is at par with the Kumbh Mela. The Centre provides funds for Kumbh Mela but does not extend financial assistance for Gangasagar', said West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee

Narendra Modi chairs first meet on Namami Gange project in Kanpur with CMs of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Uttarakhand
India

Narendra Modi chairs first meet on Namami Gange project in Kanpur with CMs of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Uttarakhand

On the eve of Modi's visit to Kanpur, Union Jal Shakti minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat emphasised that Uttar Pradesh would have to play a bigger and focused role to regain the glory of Ganga.

River Ganga and its boats have become far too noisy for the river dolphins to communicate
science

River Ganga and its boats have become far too noisy for the river dolphins to communicate

Boats plying on the Ganga for cargo and leisure purposes is leading to an increase in underwater noise levels.

Sustainable living is rooted in Indian culture, it's time to look at alternatives to our high-carbon lifestyles
News & Analysis

Sustainable living is rooted in Indian culture, it's time to look at alternatives to our high-carbon lifestyles

There are things that can be easily fixed, we do not need to reinvent the wheel. We just need to bite the bullet and make the effort.

Mythology for the Millennial: From feisty goddess to earthly river, navigating the rich lore of Ganga
Life

Mythology for the Millennial: From feisty goddess to earthly river, navigating the rich lore of Ganga

Ganga came into our universe thanks to that little meddler, Vamana, who we last saw torturing Mahabali and making him give up his entire kingdom and die because the gods couldn't handle his success. While the Vamana was counting his steps across the sky, his toenail poked the edge of the world and a hole appeared in the universe, causing a divine ocean to flow out and become Ganga as soon as it reached our atmosphere. The river, not yet a person, stays in heaven until an enterprising guy called Bhagirath asks for it — now her — to come down to earth and wash away people's sins and what not.

Judiciary must take lead in creating awareness about link between animal abuse, other forms of violence
India

Judiciary must take lead in creating awareness about link between animal abuse, other forms of violence

In addition to having a reputation for being an environmentally conscious member of the judiciary, Justice Sharma has delivered landmark judgments, such as granting the status of a living entity to River Ganga and the animal kingdom.

Chhath Puja 2019: Wall collapse, stampede and drowning incidents claim 30 lives in different parts of Bihar
India

Chhath Puja 2019: Wall collapse, stampede and drowning incidents claim 30 lives in different parts of Bihar

Two women were killed in a wall collapse, two children died during a stampede while 26 others, including 16 children, drowned in different districts of Bihar

On Amitabh Bachchan 77th birthday, a look at the megastar's regional films, from Anusandhan to Kandahar
Entertainment

On Amitabh Bachchan 77th birthday, a look at the megastar's regional films, from Anusandhan to Kandahar

Amitabh Bachchan, who rings in his 77th birthday on Friday, has had a career spanning over 40 years in not only Bollywood but other vernacular language films as well.

Bihar floods: Fear of dengue outbreak looms over Patna; health dept denies waterlogging to blame for spike
India

Bihar floods: Fear of dengue outbreak looms over Patna; health dept denies waterlogging to blame for spike

On Saturday, 85 patients — all hailing from Patna city or the district — tested positive for the dreaded disease.

Bihar floods: Toll reaches 97; water level of Punpun, Ganga and other rivers continues to recede
India

Bihar floods: Toll reaches 97; water level of Punpun, Ganga and other rivers continues to recede

Even as water level of major rivers in Bihar has begun to recede, the toll has risen to 97 and the number of dengue cases has shot up.