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Former Ganga rejuvenation minister Uma Bharti in Haridwar. She is seeking permission for a foot march from Gangotri to Ganga Sagar in West Bengal(HT Photo)
Former Ganga rejuvenation minister Uma Bharti in Haridwar. She is seeking permission for a foot march from Gangotri to Ganga Sagar in West Bengal(HT Photo)

Uma Bharti opposes hydro power project on Ganga, plans march from Gangotri

Hindustan Times, Haridwar | By Sandeep Rawat
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2019 08:38 PM IST
Uma Bharti is opposed to hydro power projects on river Ganga and has sought a Ganga Act to preserve the sanctity and the flow of the river.
Members of youth congress organised a candlelight march over the death of Swami Gyan Swaroop Sanand (Professor GD Agarwal) at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, October 11, 2018.(HT Photo)
Members of youth congress organised a candlelight march over the death of Swami Gyan Swaroop Sanand (Professor GD Agarwal) at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, October 11, 2018.(HT Photo)

Clean Ganga activist GD Agarwal dies after fasting for 111 days, Centre says most demands met

Hindustan Times, Haridwar | By Nihi Sharma and Sandeep Rawat
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2018 10:54 PM IST
GD Agarwal, a former Indian Institute of Technoloy (IIT) professor popularly known as Swami Gyanswarup Sanand, died in a Rishikesh hospital on Thursday, the 112th day of a hunger strike demanding a law to save the Ganga.
Sampanna Shelar during his swimming expedition from St Martin's Island to Teknaf Jetty in Bangladesh.(HT PHOTO)
Sampanna Shelar during his swimming expedition from St Martin's Island to Teknaf Jetty in Bangladesh.(HT PHOTO)

17-year-old Sampanna Shelar from Pune swims his way into history books, crosses Bangla Channel twice in a day

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent, Pune
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2018 02:54 PM IST
He completed the 32.2km-long expedition in nine hours and 10 minutes and became the first man to cross the Bangla Channel twice in a day. 
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