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Ganges: River in Asia
The Ganges, or Ganga, is a trans-boundary river of Asia which flows through India and Bangladesh. The 2,525 km (1,569 mi) river rises in the western Himalayas in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, and flows south and east through the Gangetic Plain of India and Bangladesh, eventually emptying into the Bay of Bengal.


Jal Shakti minister seeks public support for Namami Gange

We need the support of common people to make Ganga, its basin and its tributaries clean and pure. Government's efforts alone will not bear fruits, says Gajendra Singh Shekhawat
DNA - Published

Auction of gifts received by PM Narendra Modi starts today, proceeds to be donated to 'Namami Gange'

PM Narendra Modi will be auctioning the gifts and mementoes received by him in the last one year. The mementoes would on display at the National Gallery of Modern Art in the capital and the proceeds of..
IndiaTimes - Published

'Premier' auction kicks off this weekend, bids capped at Rs 2.5 lakh

Prime Presents: Proceeds from gifts Modi received in past six months to be used for Ganga rejuvenation
DNA - Published

Over 2700 gifts received by PM to be auctioned from September 14

Over 1,800 gifts received by the prime minister were sold in a fortnight-long auction that began in January this year. The funds generated went towards the Namami Gange, a central government project to..
IndiaTimes - Published

Govt allocated Rs 20,000 crore for 'Namami Gange' in last 5 years

The government on Wednesday asserted in Rajya Sabha that it is committed to cleaning the river Ganga and has earmarked Rs 20,000 crore for the 'Namami Gange' programme in the last five years.
IndiaTimes - Published

Uttar Pradesh:'Kanwariyas' drown while taking bath in Ganga river

Divyam Saxena (23), Aman Gupta (22) and Devendra (30) slipped into deep water while bathing at Ataina ghat in Usaihata area, they said.
DNA - Published

Kanwar fair begins amid tight security

Scores of Shiva devotees poured into the city to collect sacred water from the Ganga as the annual kanwar yatra began Wednesday. Around 10,000 police and para military personnel, including bomb..
IndiaTimes - Published

Kanwar Yatra kicks off: A look at what it entails

The annual pilgrimage by Shiva devotees to the Hindu pilgrimage places, to fetch the holy waters of the Ganga, has begun. Popularly known as Kanwar Yatra, it is undertaken barefooted by devotees...
IndiaTimes - Published

Yogi Adityanath offers golden crown weighing 2.5 kilogram to Lord Hanuman

UP CM Yogi Adityanath has offered a golden crown weighing 2.5 kg to Lord Hanuman during his visit to Shukratal in the district. He was visiting the holy site on Sunday to attend an event to mark the..
IndiaTimes - Published

As Ganga overflows in Varanasi, people migrate to safer places

"This year, the water level in Ganga is rising very fast. In the last three-four days, the water level has increased by 5.5 feet. We are facing a lot of problems. We have to shift to some safer..
DNA - Published

Too old for traffic, Laxman Jhula shut down for good

A landmark, Laxman Jhula is a 450-foot-long iron suspension bridge constructed over the Ganga. The PWD is tasked with maintenance of the British-era bridge that was built in 1923. Local folklore has it..
IndiaTimes - Published

Laxman Jhula closed for public

Laxman Jhula, the nearly century-old suspension bridge across the Ganges in Rishikesh, was closed on Friday by the local administration citing weak structure due to old age and high tourist footfall.
DNA - Published

Lakshman Jhula bridge in Rishikesh closed down

Lakshman Jhula, the iconic suspension bridge across the Ganga in Rishikesh, was closed to traffic. The iconic bridge was closed on the recommendation of a team of experts who found most of its parts in..
IndiaTimes - Published

Stunt gone wrong: Kolkata magician goes missing after lowered into Ganga

Chanchal Lahiri, a magician who tried to perform tricks like legendary magician of escape games Harry Houdini, was reportedly drowned in the Ganga on Sunday while trying to perform an underwater live..
DNA - Published

Seven of a family including two minors drown in Ganga in Amroha

Seven members of a family, including two minors, drowned in Ganga river while taking a bath at Brijghat in Uttar Pradesh's Amroha district, police said Tuesday.
DNA - Published

Even a drop of pollution in Ganga is matter of concern: NGT

IndiaTimes - Published

30 per cent Ganga clean, so Priyanka could drink its water: Nitin Gadkari

The senior BJP leader whose portfolios include River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation addressed a poll rally at Aathner in Betul Lok Sabha constituency in Madhya Pradesh. "We have finished only 30..
IndiaTimes - Published

2014 redux: PM Narendra Modi roadshow takes Varanasi by storm

PM performs Ganga aarti, pays tributes at Pandit Malaviya memorial
DNA - Published

Happy Baisakhi 2019: WhatsApp, Facebook greetings to wish your loved ones

On the occasion of Baisakhi, people take holy bath in river Ganga as it believed that it was during this time when Goddesses Ganga descended on earth.
DNA - Published

For India’s Modi, Symbolism is Political Strategy

for india’s modi, symbolism is political strategy
In the Indian city Hindus consider the center of the world, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has commissioned a grand promenade connecting the sacred Ganges River with the centuries-old Vishwanath temple..
WorldNews - Published

India election 2019: Can Modi clean up the Ganges?

india election 2019: can modi clean up the ganges?
In 2014 India's prime minister Narendra Modi promised to clean up the Ganges by 2020. But will India's holy river ever be clean?
BBC News - Published

Lok Sabha polls 2019: Priyanka Gandhi begins 3-day UP visit, offers prayers at temple

During her three-day visit, Priyanka will cover a distance of 100-km by boat in Ganga from Allahabad to Varanasi -- the parliamentary constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, hopping from one..
DNA - Published

Priyanka Gandhi kicks off her 'Ganga yatra' with a boat ride from Sangam to Arali ghat

IndiaTimes - Published

Priyanka Gandhi to 'float' Ganga, nationalism on campaign

The boat ride, which will start at Manaiya and culminate at Sitamarhi on Monday along the Ganga, will be the first day of Priyanka's three-day campaign
DNA - Published

This 28-year-old founded 'I support NaMo' group

In 2011, he worked as a key member of Ganga Samagra Abhiyan, a platform dedicated to the mission of saving the River Ganga.
DNA - Published

Lean water flow delays Priyanka's Ganga boat ride

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's scheduled boat ride from Allahabad to Varanasi will start from Monday. She is now scheduled to land in Lucknow on Sunday morning, where she will meet former MLAs..
IndiaTimes - Published

Chidambaram lauds NDA for bid to clean up River Ganga

The top leader also credited the NDA government for "succeeding" in its National Highway building programme and further building on the initiatives of the UPA regime like the Aadhar. Every government..
IndiaTimes - Published

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