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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Negotiators in India, Bangladesh eye smaller rivers, as discussion on Teesta treaty unlikely to bear fruit
India

Negotiators in India, Bangladesh eye smaller rivers, as discussion on Teesta treaty unlikely to bear fruit

For years, Bangladesh has been seeking a treaty to share the waters of the Teesta, which flows through the Indian states of Sikkim and West Bengal before reaching Bangladesh and joining the Brahmaputra

2.5 lakh people in Bengal's Malda affected due to incessant rains; Ganga, Fulhar flowing above danger mark, says official
India

2.5 lakh people in Bengal's Malda affected due to incessant rains; Ganga, Fulhar flowing above danger mark, says official

The low-lying areas in all the blocks of the district have been inundated and a large number of mud houses have collapsed

Residents of low-lying areas in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj suffer as rise in water level of Yamuna and Ganga leads to flooding
India

Residents of low-lying areas in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj suffer as rise in water level of Yamuna and Ganga leads to flooding

The continuous rise in the water levels of Ganga and Yamuna rivers due to flooding has made the lives of residents in low-lying areas in and around Prayagraj difficult. They are forced to wade through knee-deep water in order to reach from one place to another in the flood-affected region.

Daily Bulletin: Narendra Modi to launch KMDY scheme; Sonia Gandhi to chair crucial Congress meeting; day's top stories
India

Daily Bulletin: Narendra Modi to launch KMDY scheme; Sonia Gandhi to chair crucial Congress meeting; day's top stories

Here are today's top stories: Narendra Modi to launch Kisan Man Dhan Yojana scheme in Ranchi today; INX Media Case: Delhi HC to hear P Chidambaram's plea seeking regular bail today; and more

Narendra Modi to launch new pension schemes on visit to Jharkhand; traders, farmers to get Rs 3,000 monthly after 60, says CM Raghubar Das
India

Narendra Modi to launch new pension schemes on visit to Jharkhand; traders, farmers to get Rs 3,000 monthly after 60, says CM Raghubar Das

He will also launch the 'Pradhan Mantri Laghu Vyaparik Mandhan Yojana' and 'Swarojgar' pension schemes

Yogi Adityanath visits flood-affected areas in Varanasi, says relief and rescue operations underway
India

Yogi Adityanath visits flood-affected areas in Varanasi, says relief and rescue operations underway

Yogi Adityanath visited the flood-affected areas on Friday in Varanasi and said that the relief, rescue operations are underway

Arif Mohammad Khan visits Kashi Vishwanath in Varanasi as govt works to free ancient temple from clutches of religious orthodoxy
India

Arif Mohammad Khan visits Kashi Vishwanath in Varanasi as govt works to free ancient temple from clutches of religious orthodoxy

What is particularly significant is the complete liberation of the Kashi Vishwanath temple from the clutches of religious orthodoxy

Ghaziabad DM, SSP take gov-provided chopper to shower flower petals on 'kanwarias' in district
India

Ghaziabad DM, SSP take gov-provided chopper to shower flower petals on 'kanwarias' in district

District Magistrate Ajay Shankar Pandey and Senior Superintendent of Police Sudhir Kumar Singh took a chopper to hover all over the district and showered flower petals on kanwarias, said officials