It is well-documented in the holy scriptures that taking a dip in river Ganga heals diseases and washes away all sins. Even scientific studies have reaffirmed the presence of medicinal properties in many river water. Something similar was reported from Tankel village under Nandapur block in Odisha’s tribal-dominated Koraput district.
Endowed with rich natural resources such as rivers and forests, the trans-boundary Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghana (GBM) basins support the lives and livelihoods of more than 670 million people across Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, and Nepal.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]