While the revered Ganga races to the top in the list of rivers on the verge of extinction, unchecked pollution and unsustainable human consumption of our limited resources are fast ensuring that its tributaries are reduced to the same fate. One of the lesser-known victims of this ceaseless human exploitation is the Mandakini river of U.P.’s Chitrakoot district.
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‘She who flows calmly’ — that might be the meaning of the beautiful-sounding name Mandakini, but the Mandakini river in Chitrakoot – filled with muck, filth, puja debris, and even a corpse or two, as we learnt last weekend when the body of a 10-year-old girl was fetched out of it – would, we reckon, be flowing anything but calmly.
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Uttar Pradesh is committed to promoting religious tourism in the state, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Monday.
Over 100 link roads in Uttarakhand remained blocked on Saturday due to heavy rains that lashed the state.
A cloudburst in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand leaves 9 people dead, while MeT warns the state of heavy rainfall for the next 72 hours.
Now, the total number of skeletal remains found and disposed of in the area this season has gone up to 21as combing operations resumed in search of bodies
A new 40-member team has reached Uttarkashi to fasten clean up so that prayers can be resumed at the Kedarnath shrine in a month.
Picture King Khan clad in white, drenched under a waterfall! Shah Rukh Khan is ready to do the infamous Mandakini act, but only for his filmmaker friend Farah Khan.
Given the known difficulty, what is it about such pilgrimages that make people put not only themselves at risk, but also their children, the aged and pregnant women?