From Baisakhi to Bihu: India celebrates spring harvest festivals with pomp
The spring harvest season is here and it is celebrated across the country: Bohag Bihu in Assam, Baisakhi in Punjab, Vishu in Kerala, and Puthandu in Tamil Nadu. Farming communities offer prayers for a better harvest. It also coincides with the New Year in some states
Hundreds of Pakistani Hindu families to immerse mortal remains of loved ones in Ganges
The Indian government led by PM Modi does not allow entry of Pakistani Hindu pilgrims without any sponsor from India
UN recognises Ganges project among 10 initiatives restoring natural world
Together, the 10 flagships aim to restore more than 68 million hectares -- an area bigger than Myanmar, France or Somalia -- and create nearly 15 million jobs, the UN said
Video shows men smoking hookah, cooking non-veg food during Ganga boat ride; case registered
Two of the men seen in the video have been identified as Ajaf and Hassan, against whom an FIR was registered under Sections 153A and 295 of the IPC
Water level in Ganga crosses danger mark in Varanasi
The district administration, in a statement, said that 18 municipal wards and more than 80 villages have been affected by the floods in Ganga and its tributary Varuna in the district and 228.69 hectares of crops have been damaged in the district
"Disappointing state of affairs" says NGT, on progress in clean Ganga project
The NGT said that here has to be zero tolerance to further delay
Bihar bridge collapse: Nitin Gadkari says amazed at IAS officer's response
A section of an under-construction road bridge over the Ganga at Sultanganj in Bihar collapsed during a thunderstorm on 29 April
We existed as a nation before British: Why Rahul Gandhi needs to stop rediscovering India
Rahul Gandhi must realise that even his great-grandfather, Jawaharlal Nehru, talked about the continuity of India as a nation, Indian nationalism, and Indian culture in terms of 5,000 years
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
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
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
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'
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
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
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
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
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
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
'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
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.