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No society can progress without education. Through Operation Kayakalp, basic facilities such as providing boundary walls, toilets, drinking water, and electrification have been undertaken in 92,000 primary schools

The story of Uttar Pradesh’s transformation, writes Yogi Adityanath

By Yogi Adityanath
PUBLISHED ON MAR 17, 2020 06:46 PM IST
In three years, the government has improved law and order, and ensured inclusive development for all
A two-year-old boy was allegedly drowned in the Ganga in Uttarakhand’s Haridwar(HT Photo (Representative Image))
A two-year-old boy was allegedly drowned in the Ganga in Uttarakhand’s Haridwar(HT Photo (Representative Image))

Sister, cousin didn’t want to look after 2-yr-old, drown him in Ganga: Cops

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Kalyan Das
PUBLISHED ON DEC 02, 2019 06:08 PM IST
On Friday, the parents of the boy reported him missing, and the police suspected the role of someone from inside the family, said Senthil Avoodai K Raj, senior superintendent of police, Haridwar.
There are at least a thousand dams on the Ganga basin obstructing the flows of its various tributaries and adversely affecting the overall health of the river system(HT File Photo)
There are at least a thousand dams on the Ganga basin obstructing the flows of its various tributaries and adversely affecting the overall health of the river system(HT File Photo)

1,000 dams on Ganga basin obstructing tributaries: Study

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2019 02:51 AM IST
“Rejuvenating Ganga — a citizen’s report” released during ongoing India Rivers Week, has put together an analysis of why flows in most rivers of the Ganga basin are dwindling, and recommended that the Centre make environmental flows mandatory for the entire basin and not just the main stem of the river.
A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel held the UP government liable and slapped a penalty of Rs 10 crore on it.(Hindustan Times)
A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel held the UP government liable and slapped a penalty of Rs 10 crore on it.(Hindustan Times)

NGT slaps Rs 280 crore fine on 22 Kanpur tanneries for dumping chromium into Ganga

New Delhi | By HTC & Agencies
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2019 01:51 AM IST
The green panel said the problem has not been tackled for the last 43 years and it has resulted in contamination of ground water affecting the health and life of the inhabitants.
A 22-year-old married woman from Gurugram fell from a bridge in Haridwar while trying to click a selfie and fell into Ganga river.(HT Photo (Representative))
A 22-year-old married woman from Gurugram fell from a bridge in Haridwar while trying to click a selfie and fell into Ganga river.(HT Photo (Representative))

In a bid to click a selfie, Gurugram woman loses balance, falls into Ganga

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2019 08:25 PM IST
Rachna, a resident of Manohar Nagar, lost her balance and fell from Birla bridge around 9 pm on Wednesday, said police.
Our team will monitor the river water. This will include aspects like BOD (biological oxygen demand), dissolved matter and biological and chemical pollutants, said Alok Dhawan, director, CSIR-IITR.(Hindustan Times/Rajesh Kumar)
Our team will monitor the river water. This will include aspects like BOD (biological oxygen demand), dissolved matter and biological and chemical pollutants, said Alok Dhawan, director, CSIR-IITR.(Hindustan Times/Rajesh Kumar)

IITR team to examine water quality across 2,500 km stretch of Ganga

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2019 11:49 PM IST
A team from the Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (IITR) is accompanying the 2,500 km rafting expedition in the Ganga from Devprayag to Gangasagar to examine the water quality of the entire stretch.
Banks of River Ganga filled with garbage at Sangam after the devotees left the river polluted during the Kumbh Mela festival in Prayagraj.(HT File Photo)
Banks of River Ganga filled with garbage at Sangam after the devotees left the river polluted during the Kumbh Mela festival in Prayagraj.(HT File Photo)

Ganga water unfit for bathing, says UP Pollution Control Board report

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 08, 2019 12:11 PM IST
UPPCB records revealed that the second highest bacteria level was measured in Ganga, in Varanasi, while the third highest level of the two bacteria was recorded at a bathing ghat near Jajmau bridge, in Kanpur.
Patna: State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) rescue flood-affected residents following heavy monsoon rainfall, in Patna, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. (PTI Photo) (PTI9_29_2019_000115A)(PTI)
Patna: State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) rescue flood-affected residents following heavy monsoon rainfall, in Patna, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. (PTI Photo) (PTI9_29_2019_000115A)(PTI)

Flood threat looms large in Patna, other districts as Ganga rises

Patna | By Subhash Pathak, Patna
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2019 08:21 AM IST
Ganga and its major tributaries like Punpun and Burhi Gandak have already started engulfed the low-lying areas in their banks and threatening to overtop or breach the safety embankments in Bhojpur, Saran, Sitamarhi and Muzaffapur districts.
Ishaan Pandey has made it into the national cricket team of Nepal
Ishaan Pandey has made it into the national cricket team of Nepal

Uttarakhand lad makes it into Nepal national cricket team

Haridwar | By Sandeep Rawat
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2019 11:11 AM IST
Ishaan tried to secure a place in the Indian cricket team initially after having played district inter school and zone level tournaments, but on the insistence of his father shifted his cricket activities to Nepal two years ago.
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.
Ganga water has entered the Maruti Nagar and Patel Nagar areas of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.(HT Photo)
Ganga water has entered the Maruti Nagar and Patel Nagar areas of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.(HT Photo)

Varanasi administration on alert as Ganga flows above warning mark

Hindustan Times, Varanasi | By HT Correspondent, Varanasi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 17, 2019 12:58 PM IST
Ganga water has entered Maruti Nagar and Patel Nagar areas. Several localities in Varanasi’s low-lying areas along the Varuna river are also flooded. Hundreds of acres of paddy crop and millets have been submerged.
A child wades through flood water in a low-lying area of Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh.(HT Photo)
A child wades through flood water in a low-lying area of Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh.(HT Photo)

Ganga, Yamuna likely to breach danger mark in Prayagraj today

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By Kenneth John
PUBLISHED ON SEP 17, 2019 12:31 PM IST
An official attributed the rise in the water levels of Ganga and Yamuna to heavy showers in neighbouring states of Rajasthan and MP besides water being released from Kota Barrage in Rajasthan, Matatila Dam in Lalitpur, Lahchura Dam in Jhansi and Bariyarpur dam in Madhya Pradesh.
The water level in Ganga continued to rise for the third straight day on Thursday cutting off most of the city’s famed ghats and prompting administration to ask boatmen to refrain from plying in the river as a precautionary measure.(Parwaz Khan /HT PHOTO)
The water level in Ganga continued to rise for the third straight day on Thursday cutting off most of the city’s famed ghats and prompting administration to ask boatmen to refrain from plying in the river as a precautionary measure.(Parwaz Khan /HT PHOTO)

Ganga on the rise in Varanasi; boatmen told to stay away

Varanasi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2019 01:07 AM IST
According to central water commission records, Ganga water level has increased to 63.38 metre on Thursday from 63.14 metre on Wednesday.
Neeraj Tamboliya cremates an unclaimed body in Jaipur.
Neeraj Tamboliya cremates an unclaimed body in Jaipur.

Hospital worker ensures ‘respectable last rites’ to unclaimed bodies

jaipur | By Nikita Bishnoi
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2019 05:39 PM IST
The cremation staffers at several crematoriums lag basic facilities such as water.
A Bhagalpur University team conducted the survey of the endangered Ganga river dolphins.(HT Photo)
A Bhagalpur University team conducted the survey of the endangered Ganga river dolphins.(HT Photo)

Endangered dolphins spotted in Bihar’s Mahananda river

Hindustan Times, Bhagalpur | By Avijit Biswas
PUBLISHED ON JUL 08, 2019 02:13 PM IST
The survey was the first official attempt of documenting suitability of habitat and preparing inventory of biodiversity of rivers apart from population estimation of endangered Ganga river dolphins and threats concerning the species.
Police officers did not rule out an ‘honour killing’ as the motive behind the crime.(HT FILE PHOTO.)
Police officers did not rule out an ‘honour killing’ as the motive behind the crime.(HT FILE PHOTO.)

Parents kill teenage daughter in Bengal, dump body in river Ganga: Cops

Hindustan Times, Berhampore | By Sreyasi Pal
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2019 09:25 AM IST
The victim, Pratima Mondal (16), was a class 9 student of Paschim Narayanpur High School. Recently, she got involved in a relationship with Achinta Mondal (17), a youth from an adjacent village.
A water-logged road in Uttar Pradesh capital Lucknow.(HT Photo)
A water-logged road in Uttar Pradesh capital Lucknow.(HT Photo)

Flood warning issued in 19 UP districts after heavy rain in Nepal

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent, Lucknow
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2019 10:07 AM IST
Though only a few districts of those warned have experienced flooding, the administration in almost all districts claimed that they have started preventive measures.
The ban was supposed to be lifted in March but the tanneries were not allowed to reopen rendering many workers jobless.(Sheeraz Rizvi/HT File Photo/Representative Image)
The ban was supposed to be lifted in March but the tanneries were not allowed to reopen rendering many workers jobless.(Sheeraz Rizvi/HT File Photo/Representative Image)

Legal tanneries to reopen; UP govt to set up treatment plant

Hindustan Times, Kanpur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2019 02:25 PM IST
Over 200 tanneries situated on the banks of Ganga were shut by the UP government in November 2018 to check water pollution ahead of the Kumbh 2019 in Prayagraj.
Garbage strewn Nainital lake, one of the main sources of drinking water of the city.(Neeraj Santoshi / HT Photo)
Garbage strewn Nainital lake, one of the main sources of drinking water of the city.(Neeraj Santoshi / HT Photo)

From polluted Ganga to drying springs: 5 environmental challenges before Uttarakhand

Hindustan Times, Nainital | By Neeraj Santoshi
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2019 03:41 PM IST
For residents of the state who live in proximity to nature and wildlife, the biggest challenge is in striking a balance for coexistence.
Five persons of a family, including Gurugram residents, died and another five were severely injured in an accident when the Maruti Ertiga they were travelling in skidded off the road and fell into the Ganga canal between Bhalsauna and Pooth villages in Meerut district of Uttar Pradesh early Saturday.
Five persons of a family, including Gurugram residents, died and another five were severely injured in an accident when the Maruti Ertiga they were travelling in skidded off the road and fell into the Ganga canal between Bhalsauna and Pooth villages in Meerut district of Uttar Pradesh early Saturday.

Gurugram residents among 5 dead as car falls into Ganga canal

Gurugram | By Leena Dhankhar
PUBLISHED ON MAY 25, 2019 11:43 PM IST
As per the preliminary investigation, the vehicle fell into the canal as the driver, Vicky Yadav, 28, fell asleep at the wheel, said Avinash Pandey, superintendent of police, Meerut (rural).
A quiet spot on River Clyde in the town of Port Glasgow has been designated as the first official spot in Scotland where, instead of travelling to towns along the Ganga, Sikhs and Hindus can scatter ashes as part of rituals after funerals.(HT File)
A quiet spot on River Clyde in the town of Port Glasgow has been designated as the first official spot in Scotland where, instead of travelling to towns along the Ganga, Sikhs and Hindus can scatter ashes as part of rituals after funerals.(HT File)

For Indians in Scotland, River Clyde is the new Ganga

London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2019 10:26 AM IST
Following talks with the Indian community, the Inverclyde Council has become the first local authority in Scotland to recognise the ritual, and has installed railings at the Newark slipway in Port Glasgow, 35 km from Glasgow.
Bahujan Samajwadi Party chief Mayawati(PTI photo)
Bahujan Samajwadi Party chief Mayawati(PTI photo)

In Varanasi, Mayawati says Ganga will punish PM Modi for not keeping promises

Hindustan Times, Varanasi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2019 08:05 PM IST
Accusing PM Modi of not fulfilling the promise of cleaning the Ganga, Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Thursday said the holy river, considered to be a deity in India, would punish the PM by uprooting him from power.
Forty two villages from five districts of Uttarakhand have been selected for organic farming project.(HT Photo / Representative Image)
Forty two villages from five districts of Uttarakhand have been selected for organic farming project.(HT Photo / Representative Image)

Uttarakhand government wants farmers to go organic to keep Ganga toxin-free

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2019 03:45 PM IST
According to a government official, the project is one of the several schemes being implemented to keep the Ganga free of chemical pollution.
Last year, on World Environment Day on June 5, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced that all single-use plastics will be banned in India by 2022.(HT Photo)
Last year, on World Environment Day on June 5, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced that all single-use plastics will be banned in India by 2022.(HT Photo)

15-member NatGeo team to travel up Ganga to study plastic pollution

New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2019 06:21 PM IST
The expedition will be undertaken by boat, road and rail over four months, of which two months will be in summer beginning at the end of May and two months after the monsoon.
Dr Chandra Prakash Verma made two failed attempts to take his life(HT Photo)
Dr Chandra Prakash Verma made two failed attempts to take his life(HT Photo)

Two-minute call to mother helped police nab suspect in Delhi doctor’s murder

New Delhi | By Karn Pratap Singh
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2019 09:17 AM IST
Police tracked down Verma’s last phone call location to Uttarakhand’s Rishikesh, but it took them more than 24 hours to identify the guest house where he was staying.
A sadhu dancing on a platform at Meer Ghat in Varanasi.(LightRocket via Getty Images)
A sadhu dancing on a platform at Meer Ghat in Varanasi.(LightRocket via Getty Images)

Review: Ganga: The Many Pasts of a River by Sudipta Sen

Hindustan Times | By Rahul Jayaram
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2019 05:22 PM IST
Sudipta Sen’s comprehensive work on the river is certain to become one of the go-to books on studying the Ganga
The victims belonged to Sonepat district in Haryana and they were going to Haridwar.(HT PHOTO)
The victims belonged to Sonepat district in Haryana and they were going to Haridwar.(HT PHOTO)

Three killed as vehicle falls into Ganga canal near Buara Kalan village

Hindustan Times, Muzaffarnagar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2019 11:37 PM IST
According to the police, at around 4am, as the vehicle reached Buara Kalan village, the driver lost control over the vehicle and it fell into the Ganga Canal.
Land erosion caused by river Ganga.(HT)
Land erosion caused by river Ganga.(HT)

In Bhagalpur Lok Sabha poll, Ganga swallowing homes by hundreds fails to make a splash

Hindustan Times, Bhagalpur | By Avijit Biswas, Bhagalpur
PUBLISHED ON APR 14, 2019 09:40 AM IST
 Settled close to the long stretch of riverine belt that has been witnessing sharp erosion for long, it will be the second time for Shivnandan to be facing displacement if there is further erosion this year.
Will Smith visited India in 2018.
Will Smith visited India in 2018.

Will Smith takes part in Ganga aarti at Haridwar, shares 9 new pics, video. See here

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2020 11:22 PM IST
Will Smith has shared a series of new pictures and a video from Haridwar, where he took part in the Ganga aarti.

Lok Sabha polls 2019 updates | Ensure victory of Congress, you’ll see change, says Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2019 07:22 PM IST

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Monday kicked off her Ganga yatra — the party’s Lok Sabha election campaign in Uttar Pradesh — by lashing out at the Narendra Modi government, saying the BJP was run by four or five people who think they can do as they please.During her three-day visit to the state, Priyanka will cover a distance of 100 kilometres by boat from Allahabad to Varanasi, the parliamentary constituency of PM Modi. Today is the second day of her yatra.Congress president Rahul Gandhi will be in Arunachal Pradesh to address a party rally.:

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