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Journeying along the Ganga, in photos: The past, present and future of India's holiest river
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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.

At the Gangasagar Mela, devotees jostle with sadhus for space, brave freezing waters for holy dip
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At the Gangasagar Mela, devotees jostle with sadhus for space, brave freezing waters for holy dip

Every year, on the day of Makar Sankranti, when the sun makes a transition from Sagittarius to Capricorn, hundreds of thousands of Hindus make the pilgrimage to the Sagar Island to take a holy dip in the river Ganga and offer prayers at the Kapil Muni Temple.

River Ganga and its boats have become far too noisy for the river dolphins to communicate
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River Ganga and its boats have become far too noisy for the river dolphins to communicate

Boats plying on the Ganga for cargo and leisure purposes is leading to an increase in underwater noise levels.

Mythology for the Millennial: From feisty goddess to earthly river, navigating the rich lore of Ganga
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Mythology for the Millennial: From feisty goddess to earthly river, navigating the rich lore of Ganga

Ganga came into our universe thanks to that little meddler, Vamana, who we last saw torturing Mahabali and making him give up his entire kingdom and die because the gods couldn't handle his success. While the Vamana was counting his steps across the sky, his toenail poked the edge of the world and a hole appeared in the universe, causing a divine ocean to flow out and become Ganga as soon as it reached our atmosphere. The river, not yet a person, stays in heaven until an enterprising guy called Bhagirath asks for it — now her — to come down to earth and wash away people's sins and what not.

In Varanasi and Kanpur, a polluted Ganga might have a part to play in 2019 poll results
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In Varanasi and Kanpur, a polluted Ganga might have a part to play in 2019 poll results

Water, air and soil are all polluted in Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state; but no campaigner in this election season talks about it, and voters do only when reminded.

In open letter, Priyanka Gandhi promises to transform Uttar Pradesh politics, listen to 'voice of the people'
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In open letter, Priyanka Gandhi promises to transform Uttar Pradesh politics, listen to 'voice of the people'

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said stagnancy in Uttar Pradesh politics had left people distressed, and it was her responsibility to change it.

No water for a clean Ganga: River's reduced flow and declining health have caused much anguish
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No water for a clean Ganga: River's reduced flow and declining health have caused much anguish

The numerous dams limiting the flow of the Ganga and its tributaries, as well as the massive extraction of water from the river, makes the aspiration of a free flowing river a distant dream.

Clean Kumbh, dirty Ganga: River's transformation during Mela was 'event management', not sustainable solution
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Clean Kumbh, dirty Ganga: River's transformation during Mela was 'event management', not sustainable solution

At the Kumbh Mela this year, the Ganga ran clean, but it was the result of temporary solution — not enough to keep the river basin pollution free, and one that only concealed the problem

National Ganga Council chaired by PM Modi hasn't met once since its start in 2016
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National Ganga Council chaired by PM Modi hasn't met once since its start in 2016

The NGC is arguably the single largest committee overseeing the cleanup of river Ganga today.

Hindu Kush Himalayas witness growth in hydropower projects, despite climate change risks
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Hindu Kush Himalayas witness growth in hydropower projects, despite climate change risks

With growing warnings of the cascading impacts of climate change in the Hindu Kush Himalayas, the region’s hydropower sector ought to take note

Climate change poses risk to Hindu Kush Himalayas, but regional co-operation can offer hope
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Climate change poses risk to Hindu Kush Himalayas, but regional co-operation can offer hope

The communities of the Hindu Kush Himalayas region are critically stressed, but their hope lies in each other, and a high degree of foresighted diplomacy

In the Himalayas, women are left behind in climate change conversations, policies
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In the Himalayas, women are left behind in climate change conversations, policies

When you look at climate change or disasters, the most affected are the poorest women in the Himalayas, because they don’t have access to resources, information, or the skills to adapt.

Auction of Narendra Modi's gifts: Lord Shiva statuette, wooden Ashok stambh replica bag highest bids
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Auction of Narendra Modi's gifts: Lord Shiva statuette, wooden Ashok stambh replica bag highest bids

Previously, Narendra Modi, during his term as chief minister of Gujarat, he used to auction mementos received by him, so that the proceeds could go for the education of girls.

Yogi Adityanath announces construction of Ganga expressway at Uttar Pradesh cabinet meet, takes holy dip in Sangam in Prayagraj
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Yogi Adityanath announces construction of Ganga expressway at Uttar Pradesh cabinet meet, takes holy dip in Sangam in Prayagraj

Adityanath offered prayers as he took a holy dip in River Ganga at Sangam during the ongoing Kumbh Mela. The area around Sangam was cleaned and decorated on Monday for the holy dip.

Silt aids farming in Bangladesh, but authorities must consider risk of floods, compromised navigation
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Silt aids farming in Bangladesh, but authorities must consider risk of floods, compromised navigation

Farming in the delta in Bangladesh depends on silt, which is being blocked by dams in other countries upstream

Floods on Karnali force local population to migrate, as embankments fail to provide relief
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Floods on Karnali force local population to migrate, as embankments fail to provide relief

Flood embankments built along the Karnali in India have exacerbated disastrous floods and made people more vulnerable

Kumbh Mela 2019: The grandest spectacle on earth is also a microcosm of Hindu civilisation
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Kumbh Mela 2019: The grandest spectacle on earth is also a microcosm of Hindu civilisation

The Kumbh predates history and is believed to be an eternal tradition. Yet everything associated with it is ephemeral which is transient and vulnerable.

Himalayas witness unabated construction as authorities ignore looming climate change issues
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Himalayas witness unabated construction as authorities ignore looming climate change issues

While infrastructure projects such as dams and roads gather pace in the Himalayas, there is no cooperation between India, China and Nepal to tackle the growing problems associated with climate change

Amid politicking, Nepal's largest dam project has left locals in limbo for decades
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Amid politicking, Nepal's largest dam project has left locals in limbo for decades

Nepal’s largest dam project is caught up in wider regional political play, leaving locals in limbo for decades.