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Everything you need to know about Ganga: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more

Everything you need to know about Ganga: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more

Big B's commitment bowls over Gulshan Grover

May 3, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Mumbai, May 3 (IANS) Gulshan Grover is quite impressed with Amitabh Bachchan's commitment and praises him for shooting for his make-up man Deepak Sawant's Bhojpuri film "Gangadevi" despite his ill-health.

Deepak Sawant set to work with Abhishek in Bhojpuri film

May 3, 2012 at 12:30 PM

Mumbai, May 3 (IANS) Makeup man-turned-director Deepak Sawant, who teamed up with Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan for his Bhojpuri films, says that he will cast Abhishek Bachchan in his next.

A white ribbon flutters towards safe motherhood in Rajasthan

April 29, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Jodhpur, April 29 (IANS) Will the baby live? Will the mother survive childbirth? Not very long ago, it was left to fate to decide how a pregnant woman and her unborn child would fare, but a slow change towards birth preparedness is taking place in some villages of Rajasthan's Jodhpur district.

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Varanasi residents blow whistles to prevent River Ganga pollution

April 25, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Varansi, Apr 25 (ANI): A group of residents in Varanasi have found a unique way to prevent pollution of the River Ganga by blowing whistles at people throwing litter in the river.

Two killed in Lahore station blast

April 25, 2012 at 1:26 AM

Islamabad, April 24 (IANS) At least two people, including a railway police officer, were killed and 27 injured when a powerful blast ripped through the Lahore railway station Tuesday, media reports said.

Two killed in Lahore railway station blast

April 25, 2012 at 1:25 AM

Islamabad, April 24 (IANS) At least two people, including a railway police officer, were killed and 27 others injured Tuesday in a powerful blast that ripped through the Lahore railway station, media reports said.

Shia cleric urges Muslims to participate in 'Save Ganga' efforts

April 20, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Varanasi, April 20 (IANS) In a first, Muslims of Uttar Pradesh have been asked to participate in the cleaning up operations of the river Ganga, revered by millions across India.

Prateik fulfills grandma's wish to visit Varanasi (Lead, superseding earlier story)

April 18, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Actor Prateik took time off from his busy schedule in Varanasi to fulfil his maternal grandmother Vidyatai Patil's wish to visit sites in the temple town.

Prateik visits Varanasi with grandmom

April 18, 2012 at 1:49 PM

Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Actor Prateik took time off from his busy schedule in Varanasi to fulfil his maternal grandmother Vidyatai Patil's wish to visit sites in the temple town.

Holy Ganga receives 2,900 million litres sewage daily: PM

April 17, 2012 at 4:38 PM

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Describing the performance of states in operating and maintaining existing sewage treatment plants as "tardy", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday said every day 2,900 million litres of sewage is discharged into the Ganga, way above the capacity of the sewage treatment plants.

Act quickly to restore glory of Ganga: PM

April 17, 2012 at 4:37 PM

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday said there is need to "act quickly" to restore the glory of the Ganga river, which provides water to over 40 percent of India's population in 11 states, but it should be done in a "rational and practical" way and not in a "piecemeal" manner.

Need for a renew and sincere commitment for Ganga: PM

April 17, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that state govt. should improve their performance of sewage treatment,

Akhilesh meets PM, seeks funds for central aided projects

April 14, 2012 at 5:39 PM

New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Saturday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here and discussed a range of issues, including funding for development projects, the Kumbh Mela and the Ganga cleaning drive.

Four youths saved from drowning in Bengal

April 8, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Kolkata, April 8 (IANS) Two army personnel rescued four people from drowning in river Hooghly after they were caught in a high tide here Sunday. Soldiers of Inland Water Transport (IWT) Operating Unit of the Corps of Engineers were involved in the rescue act.

Devotees take holy dip in Ganges on occasion of Ram Navami

April 1, 2012 at 3:41 PM

Allahabad/Varanasi. Apr 1 (ANI): Thousands of devotees took a holy dip in the River Ganga on the occasion of Ram Navami, the birth anniversary of Lord Ram, across northern India on Sunday.

IGNOU offers online courses on sustainable science

March 29, 2012 at 5:29 PM

New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has started its admission process for three online courses on sustainable sciences, a statement said Thursday.

Facts at a Glance (To go with Ganga story)

March 25, 2012 at 10:40 AM

Here are some facts on the river Ganga

Is government serious about saving the Ganga?

March 25, 2012 at 10:40 AM

New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) The Ganga, deified by Hindus and intrinsic to its literature and lore while providing water to over 40 percent of India's population in 11 states, has become a victim of poor management, bad policy and lack of will by the government to save the river in the last 25 years, say experts.

NGRBA officials' resignation not accepted: Narayanasamy

March 23, 2012 at 8:02 PM

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The resignation of the three National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) officials has not been accepted by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who chairs the body, Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office V. Narayanasamy said Friday.

Green activist ends fast after government accepts demands

March 23, 2012 at 8:01 PM

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Environmentalist G.D. Agarwal, 80, who was on a fast-unto-death since Jan 15 to save the Ganga river, Friday ended his fast after the government agreed to call a meeting of the National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA), a central government constituted body for cleaning the Ganga, on April 17.

Octogenarian green activist ends fast

March 23, 2012 at 8:01 PM

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Environmentalist G.D. Agarwal, 80, who was on a fast-unto-death since Jan 15 to save the Ganga river, Friday ended his fast after the government agreed to his demands.

Octogenarian green activist agrees to end fast

March 23, 2012 at 8:01 PM

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Environmentalist G.D. Agarwal, 80, who is on a fast-unto-death since Jan 15 to save the Ganga river, Friday agreed to end his fast after the government agreed to his demands, his supporters said.

Environmentalist agrees to end fast

March 23, 2012 at 8:01 PM

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Environmentalist G.D. Agarwal, who is on a fast-unto-death since Jan 15 to save the Ganga river, Friday agreed to end the stir with the government agreeing to his demands, his supporters said.

Rail Budget 2012-13: Trivedi went poetic in Lok Sabha

March 14, 2012 at 5:33 PM

The presentation of railway budget 2012-13 witnessed many interesting moments. Besides announcing the proposals in black and while railway minister Mr Dinesh Trivedi also unleashed his creative side on the day

Elections give a respite to illegal riverbed mining in Uttarakhand

February 18, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Dehradun, Feb 18 (ANI): Corruption-free rule if voted to power again topped the agendas of leading political parties during the campaigning last month for the assembly elections on January 30th. Other promises included, predictably, uninterrupted power supply and employment for the local youth.

Elections give a respite to illegal riverbed mining in Uttarakhand

February 18, 2012 at 5:07 PM

Dehradun, Feb 18 (ANI): Corruption-free rule if voted to power again topped the agendas of leading political parties during the campaigning last month for the assembly elections on January 30th. Other promises included, predictably, uninterrupted power supply and employment for the local youth.

Devotees take holy dip in Ganga on the occasion of Makar Sankranti

January 15, 2012 at 8:14 PM

Varanasi/Patna/Jodhpur, Jan 15 (ANI): On the occasion of 'Makar Sankranti', marking the beginning of the harvesting season and transition of the Sun into the Zodiac sign of the Capricorn, scores of devotees on Sunday took a holy dip in River Ganga.

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