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Are the claims of melting Himalayan glaciers exaggerated? Here’s what a new study reveals
India

Are the claims of melting Himalayan glaciers exaggerated? Here’s what a new study reveals

In the paper, titled 'False Alarm over the Retreat of the Himalayan Glaciers', the authors have emphasised that the flow of the Ganga and Brahmaputra will not be affected by glacial melt and there will be no drying up of rivers

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

Seven more bodies found floating in Ganga in Uttar Pradesh’s Ballia, toll now 52
India

Seven more bodies found floating in Ganga in Uttar Pradesh’s Ballia, toll now 52

71 bodies were fished out of the Ganges in Buxar on Tuesday, sparking a blame game between the Bihar and Uttar Pradesh governments over the dumping of corpses in the river

Toll due to Bihar floods rises to 27 with 2 new deaths reported today; over 80 lakh people affected so far
India

Toll due to Bihar floods rises to 27 with 2 new deaths reported today; over 80 lakh people affected so far

Due to heavy rainfall on Thursday, around 11 thousand more people were hit, taking the total number those affected to 81,79,257

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.

At the Sonepur Cattle Fair, humans and animals meet to celebrate myriad cultures and traditions
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At the Sonepur Cattle Fair, humans and animals meet to celebrate myriad cultures and traditions

Touted as Asia's largest cattle fair, the carnival in Bihar's Sonepur village is held a fortnight after Diwali, on the day of Kartik Poornima. Located at the confluence of the rivers Ganga and Gandak, the village attracts traders from as far as Central Asia during this time of the year, with the carnival going on for close to a month.

Uttar Pradesh: 14 dead, 8 injured today in rain-related incidents today, North Eastern Railway services disrupted
India

Uttar Pradesh: 14 dead, 8 injured today in rain-related incidents today, North Eastern Railway services disrupted

As many as 14 fresh rain-related deaths were reported from across the state, the Uttar Pradesh government said on Sunday.

Yogi Adityanath asks Prayagraj, Varanasi residents to stay vigilant as Ganga, Yamuna swell due to heavy rainfall
India

Yogi Adityanath asks Prayagraj, Varanasi residents to stay vigilant as Ganga, Yamuna swell due to heavy rainfall

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday directed officials in Prayagraj and Varanasi districts to remain vigilant as the water levels in Ganga and Yamuna rivers neared the danger mark

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.

Amid incessant rainfall in several parts of Uttarakhand, Ganga flowing close to danger mark at Rishikesh; administration on alert
India

Amid incessant rainfall in several parts of Uttarakhand, Ganga flowing close to danger mark at Rishikesh; administration on alert

Amid incessant rainfall in several parts of Uttarakhand, the Ganges on Monday was flowing close to the danger mark of 339.50 metres at Rishikesh, putting the administration in the temple town on alert.

Rishikesh’s Lakshman Jhula shut for vehicles, administration orders closure of old bridge; alternate walkway to be constructed soon
India

Rishikesh’s Lakshman Jhula shut for vehicles, administration orders closure of old bridge; alternate walkway to be constructed soon

The iconic Lakshman Jhula in Rishikesh was closed on Sunday for vehicular movement by the Public Works Department. The decision to shut the 96-year-old bridge was announced by the local administration, owing to it's distressed state due to its age, high tourist footfall.

National Green Tribunal raps Bihar, Jharkhand, WB govts for inaction over damage to Ganga, slaps penalty of Rs 25 lakh
India

National Green Tribunal raps Bihar, Jharkhand, WB govts for inaction over damage to Ganga, slaps penalty of Rs 25 lakh

The NGT has rapped the of Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal govts and slapped a penalty of Rs 25 lakh on them for inaction over continued damage to Ganga

Ganga water in UP-WB stretch unfit for direct drinking and bathing, contains high level of coliform: Pollution control board
India

Ganga water in UP-WB stretch unfit for direct drinking and bathing, contains high level of coliform: Pollution control board

The Ganga River water is absolutely unfit for "direct drinking" and only seven spots from where it passes can be consumed after disinfection, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has said

Travels through the Hindi belt: Varanasi shopkeepers, facing displacement due to Kashi Vishwanath corridor, vent ire at Yogi and Modi
India

Travels through the Hindi belt: Varanasi shopkeepers, facing displacement due to Kashi Vishwanath corridor, vent ire at Yogi and Modi

The Uttar Pradesh government, led by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, is keen on building a 400-meter corridor between the Kashi Vishwanath Temple and the Ganga, so pilgrims get “clear access” to the temple after a dip in the holy river

Ganga politics: How the holy river turned into the epicentre of campaigning in UP ahead of Lok Sabha polls
Politics

Ganga politics: How the holy river turned into the epicentre of campaigning in UP ahead of Lok Sabha polls

Through the 'Namami Gange' project the Centre had aimed to prevent the flow of 28.5 crore litre of sewage per day into river Ganga, Gomti, Yamuna and Ram Ganga from 14 towns in Uttar Pradesh.

Allahabad High Court directs authorities not to permit constructions within 500 metres of Ganga's highest flood level
India

Allahabad High Court directs authorities not to permit constructions within 500 metres of Ganga's highest flood level

The Allahabad High Court Thursday directed authorities not to permit constructions within 500 metres of the highest flood level of the Ganga river in the city

Uma Bharti won't contest 2019 Lok Sabha elections; will focus on Ayodhya Ram temple dispute, cleanliness of Ganga river
Politics

Uma Bharti won't contest 2019 Lok Sabha elections; will focus on Ayodhya Ram temple dispute, cleanliness of Ganga river

BJP leader Uma Bharti said she will instead concentrate on the Ram temple dispute in Ayodhya and the cleanliness of the Ganga river for the next one-and-a-half years.

Narendra Modi slams Congress in Chhattisgarh with 'maa-beta' jibe, launches ambitious projects in Varanasi
Politics

Narendra Modi slams Congress in Chhattisgarh with 'maa-beta' jibe, launches ambitious projects in Varanasi

On Monday, Narendra Modi directed jibes at Rahul and Sonia Gandhi, and also used the occasion to respond to criticism of demonetisation.

PepsiCo becomes first company to use inland waterways for container movement from Kolkata to Varanasi
Business

PepsiCo becomes first company to use inland waterways for container movement from Kolkata to Varanasi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated India's first multi-modal terminal on the Ganga river in his parliamentary constituency at Varanasi and received the country's first container cargo transported on inland waterways from Kolkata.

'Ganga ma's soul must be crying out today': Congress slams Narendra Modi govt over death of activist GD Agarwal
India

'Ganga ma's soul must be crying out today': Congress slams Narendra Modi govt over death of activist GD Agarwal

Earlier in the day, former IIT Kanpur faculty member and environmental activist GD Agarwal, who was on an indefinite fast demanding the government to clean river Ganga, passed away.