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Thousands take holy dip at Kumbh on 'Magha Purnima'

Prayagraj: Hundreds and thousands of devotees, seers, pilgrims and tourists on Tuesday took a holy dip in the Sangam — the trinity of holy rivers Ganga, Yamuna, Saraswati — on the occasion of “Maghi Purnima”, officials said. The officials expect over a crore of devotees to participate in the fifth royal bath of the Kumbh […]

World's Largest Religious Fest Kumbh Mela Begins

Prayagraj: Thousands of devotees took a holy dip here at the Sangam — the confluence of the Ganga and Yamuna and the mystical Saraswati rivers — on Tuesday morning, on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti and marking the onset of the Kumbh Mela. Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged devotees to participate in the Kumbh […]

Sadhus refuse to take holy dip in Ganga due to pollution

Muzaffarnagar:Sadhus from several ashrams refused to take a holy bath in Ganga on the occasion of Vijayadashmi near Shukertal area here allegedly after finding the water to be polluted. Several sadhus yesterday alleged that the river water had turned black due to the discharge of waste by factories. Sub Divisional Magistrate (Jansath) Shyavadh Chouhan said […]

Ghaziabad, Noida to face water shortage

Ghaziabad/Noida: Parts of Ghaziabad and Noida will face water shortage for about a month. The trans-Hindon areas of Ghaziabad and parts of Noida would remain without the supply of Ganga water until October 25, it was announced on Wednesday. The Ganga water supply would remain affected due to cleansing of the upper Ganges canal from […]

No waste dumping within 500 metres of Ganga: NGT

New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday ordered that there can be no landfill sites or garbage dumping within half-a-kilometre area of the Ganga between Haridwar in Uttarakhand and Unnao in Uttar Pradesh. The bench also announced a penalty of Rs 50,000 on anyone dumping waste near the river. During the hearing of a […]

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NGT to inspect Ganga pollution itself

New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday decided to itself inspect the most polluted stretch of Ganga river, between Haridwar in Uttarakhand to Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh — to get the clear picture. The green panel has been hearing the 32-year-old case of pollution in the river since February 6, after the Supreme […]

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Will complete projects in five years, UP tells World Bank

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government yesterday assured a visiting World Bank (WB) team that it would complete all the projects funded by it in the next five years rather than the stipulated time line of seven years. The assurance, to the team led by Jun Matsumoto, was given by Irrigation Minister Shivpal Singh Yadav, who […]