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Burning ghats of Benaras: In the holy city, death wears many faces, is both grand and mundane
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Burning ghats of Benaras: In the holy city, death wears many faces, is both grand and mundane

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.

Sewers could be making the water quality of India's great Ganges river worse
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Sewers could be making the water quality of India's great Ganges river worse

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
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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'
India

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
India

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
India

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: Nitish Kumar government to develop 'corridor' along river Ganga to boost organic farming
India

Bihar: Nitish Kumar government to develop 'corridor' along river Ganga to boost organic farming

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.

Narendra Modi's visit to Israel is of 'unprecedented importance', says ambassador Daniel Carmon
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Narendra Modi's visit to Israel is of 'unprecedented importance', says ambassador Daniel Carmon

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?
India

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.

World Water Day: Ganga river gets an Intach hope to free itself from being awash in trash
India

World Water Day: Ganga river gets an Intach hope to free itself from being awash in trash

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.

Uttarakhand Election 2017: From migration to pollution, the key issues that may determine polls
India

Uttarakhand Election 2017: From migration to pollution, the key issues that may determine polls

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

Patna: Chhath festival ends peacefully with prayers and offerings to the morning sun
India

Patna: Chhath festival ends peacefully with prayers and offerings to the morning sun

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.

What's Ganges barrage project and why Bangladesh wants India to be a stakeholder
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What's Ganges barrage project and why Bangladesh wants India to be a stakeholder

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.

Flood-hit Varanasi doms get a few dead to cremate
India

Flood-hit Varanasi doms get a few dead to cremate

But despite the odds, this holy city of Varanasi continues to live.

Now, get India Post to send Gangajal to your doorstep
Life

Now, get India Post to send Gangajal to your doorstep

With the Ganga river polluted and murky in most parts where it flows in its later stages, demand for pure, unadulterated Gangajal was high.

Absolutely stunning: Watch India from space as seen by a NASA astronaut
Life

Absolutely stunning: Watch India from space as seen by a NASA astronaut

Watch the incredible images of India as seen from space captured by NASA astronaut Terry W Writs.

Photos: From the streets to the banks of the Ganga: World Cup fever grips India
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Photos: From the streets to the banks of the Ganga: World Cup fever grips India

From the streets to the banks of the Ganga: World Cup fever grips India

Bodies surface in Ganga: Hindu religious beliefs come in the way of river's clean-up
India

Bodies surface in Ganga: Hindu religious beliefs come in the way of river's clean-up

Political and religious bodies lock horns over how to cremate bodies which have surfaced in the Ganga.

Alternate ways for waste disposal key for cleaning Ganga: Netherlands
India

Alternate ways for waste disposal key for cleaning Ganga: Netherlands

Netherlands said that finding alternate ways for waste disposal was key for cleaning up river Ganga.

Of Kashi Yatras, childhood tales: Why Modi's choice of Varanasi is apt
Campaign Diary

Of Kashi Yatras, childhood tales: Why Modi's choice of Varanasi is apt

Home to 330 million deities, there are as many colourful reasons for the choice of Varanasi. Why subject us to the boring line that it's election strategy?