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.
Perched between the realm of god and men is Benaras or the ‘City of Light and Lore’ by the river Ganges, archaically known as ‘Kashi’. Its ghats shine blindingly with unwavering faith in something greater than the self, but now, spiritual corruption abounds in its lanes.
The urgency to invest, not only in sewers, but in the treatment of sewage has never been greater.
World's fastest melting glacier in China draws tourists, climate worries: Seasonal melting feeds Yangtze, Yellow, Mekong, Ganges
The glacier has lost 60 percent of its mass and shrunk 250 meters (820 feet) since 1982, according to a 2018 report in the Journal of Geophysical Research.
Nitin Gadkari aims at completing more than 200 Ganga projects by March 2019 as govt looks to make the river 'nirmal' and 'aviral'
In a bid to actualise the dream of a "nirmal" and "aviral" Ganga, Union minister Nitin Gadkari said Sunday the government is looking to complete about 200 projects for ghats and crematoria by March 2019.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee's ashes immersed in Ganga; massive crowd gathers at Haridwar's Har ki Pauri to bid adieu to ex-PM
Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's ashes have been immersed in the Ganga. A huge crowd came to bid farwell to the ex- prime minister
Uttarakhand HC bans river rafting and other water sports in state, says safety and health of environment needs to be priority
A division bench of justices Rajiv Sharma, Lokpal Singh in Uttarakhand directed the state government to prepare a transparent policy, to regulate adventure sports in the state.
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday said the state would give a boost to organic farming by forming a "corridor" along both sides of the river Ganges.
India and Israel will elevate their ties to a strategic partnership during Narendra Modi's visit of "unprecedented importance" to that country from 4 July
Narendra Modi, Sheikh Hasina ink over 20 pacts but water issue remains unresolved: What is the Teesta dispute?
The Teesta water-sharing agreement has been in talks since the Hasina-led Awami League government returned to power in 2009. However, water sharing dispute between the two neighbours is not something of the recent vintage.
The reality is that more than one billion gallons of raw sewage and industrial effluents enter the Ganges every day and it is now ranked one of the ten most polluted rivers in the world.
Migration, unemployment, women and child health, ecological disasters, depreciating tourism, water conservation, man-animal conflict, illegal wildlife trade, ill-conceived hydropower projects, forest fires and deforestation are all serious issues concerning Uttarakhand voters
The four-day Chhath festival ended peacefully in Bihar on Monday morning with millions of people, mostly women, ignoring the morning chill and taking a dip in the river to offer prayers to the rising sun.
Bangladesh is keen to have India as a "stakeholder" in the proposed USD 4 billion Ganges barrage project and a team from India's water resources ministry will soon visit Dhaka to hold talks in this regard, a senior minister has said.
With the Ganga river polluted and murky in most parts where it flows in its later stages, demand for pure, unadulterated Gangajal was high.
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From the streets to the banks of the Ganga: World Cup fever grips India
Political and religious bodies lock horns over how to cremate bodies which have surfaced in the Ganga.
Netherlands said that finding alternate ways for waste disposal was key for cleaning up river Ganga.