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Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)

‘Will reach out on boat, bus, train’: Priyanka’s letter ahead of Ganga yatra

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Umesh Raghuvanshi
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2019 01:04 PM IST
Congress general secretary Priyanka targeted BJP government for ‘neglecting’ youth, women, farmers and working class and said she was reaching out to people with the help of Ganga that was a support to people of UP.
The Pulwama suicide attack – the worst in Kashmir -- led to the most serious conflict in years between India and Pakistan. China on Friday urged the two neighbours to ‘turn the page’ and move ahead.♥(Reuters file photr)
The Pulwama suicide attack – the worst in Kashmir -- led to the most serious conflict in years between India and Pakistan. China on Friday urged the two neighbours to ‘turn the page’ and move ahead.♥(Reuters file photr)

‘Like Yangtze and Ganga’, China sees ties with India forging ahead

hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2019 07:17 PM IST
Islamabad is under pressure from global powers to act against groups carrying out attacks in India, including the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), which claimed responsibility for the February 14 Pulwama attack that killed 40 CRPF personnel.
Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, Ayodhya Thursday got a significant share in the Uttar Pradesh Budget.(HT Photo)
Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, Ayodhya Thursday got a significant share in the Uttar Pradesh Budget.(HT Photo)

Ahead of Lok Sabha polls, Ayodhya gets Rs 300 crore in Uttar Pradesh budget

Lucknow | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2019 10:24 PM IST
As part of its focus on development and beautification of religious places in the state, the UP government has selected Ayodhya, Varanasi, Mathura and Allahabad while earmarking funds in the annual budget for 2019-20.
Chaturangi glacier, a tributary of the Gangotri glacier, is retreating at a “considerable rate” and may vanish in the future, according to a research paper accepted to be published in the Current Science journal’s February edition.(Picture for representation)
Chaturangi glacier, a tributary of the Gangotri glacier, is retreating at a “considerable rate” and may vanish in the future, according to a research paper accepted to be published in the Current Science journal’s February edition.(Picture for representation)

Himalayan glacier recedes as climate change hits home

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2019 08:37 AM IST
Chaturangi proves more vulnerable to climatic variability than Gangotri, retreats at much faster clip.
Government likely to auction PM Modi’s gifts at national gallery this month.(HT Photo)
Government likely to auction PM Modi’s gifts at national gallery this month.(HT Photo)

Government likely to auction PM Modi’s gifts at national gallery this month

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vanita Srivastava
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2019 08:08 AM IST
Proceeds of the auction will go to Namami Gange, a mission undertaken by the Union Government for conservation and rejuvenation of the Ganga river.
The data of all drains is complied on a weekly basis and reviewed by the team every fortnight(HT Photo)
The data of all drains is complied on a weekly basis and reviewed by the team every fortnight(HT Photo)

206 engineers monitoring 227 drains for a clean Ganga

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Chandan Kumar, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2019 10:22 AM IST
The project aimed at ensuring clean water for bathing during Kumbh started from December 15 and is scheduled to continue till June this year. SMCG-UP identified over 227 drains along the Ganga, which covers over 800 kilometres as it passes through the state.
Brahmachari Atmabodhanand is on fast-unto-death in Jagjeetpur, agitating for a clean and free-flowing Ganga.(HT Photo)
Brahmachari Atmabodhanand is on fast-unto-death in Jagjeetpur, agitating for a clean and free-flowing Ganga.(HT Photo)

Kerala’s computer science graduate-turned activist on fast-unto-death for clean Ganga

Hindustan Times, Haridwar | By Sandeep Rawat, Haridwar
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2019 04:08 PM IST
Brahmachari Atmabodhanand has been on a fast-unto-death for the past 77 days, at an ashram in Jagjeetpur village, and refuses to call off his agitation until the central government meets the demands to save the river, its ecology and the conservation of Himalayas.

No boat rides in Ganga Diara for Patnaites this New Year Eve

Hindustan Times, Patna | By VK Tripathi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 28, 2018 10:01 AM IST
New Year’s revellers will not be allowed to reach diaras, the sandy stretches, for picnic.
The team is visiting the UP cities after a long gap. It will hold its main meeting on ‘pollution in major rivers of the country with specific reference to rivers in Uttar Pradesh’ in Varanasi on December 5.(HT File Photo)
The team is visiting the UP cities after a long gap. It will hold its main meeting on ‘pollution in major rivers of the country with specific reference to rivers in Uttar Pradesh’ in Varanasi on December 5.(HT File Photo)

Parliamentary team to assess pollution in Ganga, Gomti

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Brajendra K Parashar, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON DEC 04, 2018 12:23 PM IST
A parliamentary team has begun a three-day study visit of Lucknow, Kanpur and Varanasi to assess the pollution levels in the Ganga and Gomti rivers, among other things.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated India’s first multi-modal terminal on the Ganga river in his parliamentary constituency in Varanasi.(BJP/Twitter)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated India’s first multi-modal terminal on the Ganga river in his parliamentary constituency in Varanasi.(BJP/Twitter)

‘New India’s new vision’, says PM Modi after inaugurating projects worth Rs 2,413 crore in Varanasi

Varanasi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2018 07:41 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated India’s first multi-modal terminal on the Ganga river in his parliamentary constituency in Varanasi. The first consignment containing food and beverage had set sail from Kolkata in the last week of October.
The Supreme Court has allowed followers of save-Ganga crusader GD Agarwal to pay their respects to his embalmed body at AIIMS, Rishikesh, for 10 consecutive Sundays.(HT File Photo)
The Supreme Court has allowed followers of save-Ganga crusader GD Agarwal to pay their respects to his embalmed body at AIIMS, Rishikesh, for 10 consecutive Sundays.(HT File Photo)

Supreme Court allows Sunday respects to Ganga crusader at AIIMS

Hindustan Times, Nainital | By Neeraj Santoshi
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2018 01:17 PM IST
The Supreme Court has allowed followers of save-Ganga crusader GD Agarwal, popularly known as Swami Gyan Swaroop Sanand, to pay their respects to his embalmed body at AIIMS, Rishikesh, for 10 consecutive Sundays.
Former IIT professor GD Agarwal, also known as Swami Gyan Swaroop Sanand, died on October 11 due to starvation following 109 days of hunger strike. His body, according to his wish, was donated to AIIMS Rishikesh.(PTI/File Photo)
Former IIT professor GD Agarwal, also known as Swami Gyan Swaroop Sanand, died on October 11 due to starvation following 109 days of hunger strike. His body, according to his wish, was donated to AIIMS Rishikesh.(PTI/File Photo)

Supreme Court allows viewing of Ganga activist GD Agarwal’s body

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 03, 2018 10:52 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Friday allowed the viewing of GD Agarwal’s body, the environment engineer and activist who died in Rishikesh following his indefinite hunger strike for a clean Ganga.
Tragically, our politicians are absolutely unworthy of the Himalaya and the Ganga in whose name they claim to speak.(Keshav Singh/HT File Photo)
Tragically, our politicians are absolutely unworthy of the Himalaya and the Ganga in whose name they claim to speak.(Keshav Singh/HT File Photo)

Mira and Sarala Behn: The guardians of our ecological galaxies

UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2018 05:32 PM IST
From Mira Behn to Prof GD Agarwal, many Indians have warned against the destruction of the Himalayas. They have alerted us to the hazards of converting mixed forests into mono-cultural stands, excess use of chemical fertilizers, negative impacts of large dams, devastation caused by sand mining, etc.
In a recent survey conducted by WWF-India and UP forest department, the population of Gangetic Dolphins has increased from 22 in 2015 to 33 in 2018 at a 200km stretch of river Ganga from Bijnor to Narora in western UP.(Sourced)
In a recent survey conducted by WWF-India and UP forest department, the population of Gangetic Dolphins has increased from 22 in 2015 to 33 in 2018 at a 200km stretch of river Ganga from Bijnor to Narora in western UP.(Sourced)

Ganga river dolphins count rises to 33, up from 22 in 2015

Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad | By Peeyush Khandelwal
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2018 03:02 PM IST
Officials said the 33 dolphins found during the survey included three calves and claimed that it indicated that the slow -breeding dolphins have flourished on the stretch and also indicates positive river health and biodiversity.
Sant Gopal Das ,who is on 110 days agitation for conservation of the Ganga was shifted to AIIMS-Rishikesh.(HT Photo)
Sant Gopal Das ,who is on 110 days agitation for conservation of the Ganga was shifted to AIIMS-Rishikesh.(HT Photo)

Another Ganga activist on fast Sant Gopal Das taken to hospital

Hindustan Times, Rishikesh | By HTC and Agencies
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2018 11:59 PM IST
Gopal Das,36, was shifted within hours of announcing that he will sit on agitation at Matri Sadan, where GD Agarwal was fasting before he passed away. Das has been fasting for 110 days.
Devotees take a holy dip in River Ganga on the first day of the Navratri festival in Allahabad on October 10.(PTI File Photo)
Devotees take a holy dip in River Ganga on the first day of the Navratri festival in Allahabad on October 10.(PTI File Photo)

Govt’s Ganga minimum flow order inadequate, say experts

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 13, 2018 11:30 PM IST
A Yamuna activist who has been studying Center’s policies on Ganga said, “I think the purpose of this notification is to clear more dams. The flows given are too less and not going to help Ganga in anyway.
Environmentalist G D Agarwal, who had been fasting since June 22 for a clean River Ganga, being forcibly taken to the hospital after his health detriorated in Haridwar on Wednesday.(PTI)
Environmentalist G D Agarwal, who had been fasting since June 22 for a clean River Ganga, being forcibly taken to the hospital after his health detriorated in Haridwar on Wednesday.(PTI)

Clean Ganga activist, on fast since June, dies in Rishikesh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2018 04:31 PM IST
A former Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) professor, Agarwal was unhappy over unsatisfactory and ineffective efforts at cleaning the Ganga.
Officials said two men, including the person who captured the crime on video and later shared it on social media, have been arrested.(PTI File Photo)
Officials said two men, including the person who captured the crime on video and later shared it on social media, have been arrested.(PTI File Photo)

Bihar woman gangraped while taking dip in Ganga; incident filmed, circulated on social media

Hindustan Times, Patna | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2018 08:03 AM IST
In the video, the woman is seen pleading to the accused and asking them to consider the “sanctity” of the Ganga, which she addressed as “mother”, in Barh police station area in rural Patna.
Low lying area of Daraganj flooded in Allahabad on Sunday.(HT Photo)
Low lying area of Daraganj flooded in Allahabad on Sunday.(HT Photo)

Ganga rises 63 cm, Yamuna 45cm in past 24 hours in Uttar Pradesh due to heavy rainfall

Allahabad | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 10, 2018 10:47 AM IST
A UP government official said the water level of both Ganga and Yamuna is expected to continue rising due to heavy rainfall in different parts of UP besides neighbouring state of Madhya Pradesh.
Plastic bags are a major cause of pollution. (Sunil Ghosh /HT Photo)
Plastic bags are a major cause of pollution. (Sunil Ghosh /HT Photo)

Haridwar district magistrate will be held responsible for sale of plastic on Ganga ghats: HC

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Nihi Sharma
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2018 12:41 AM IST
The administration recently floated a tender of Rs 13 crore for manning all public ghats to ensure plastic ban and check violations.
People move to safe place from the flooded village of Vathera in Moradabad district, Wednesday, Sep 5, 2018.(PTI)
People move to safe place from the flooded village of Vathera in Moradabad district, Wednesday, Sep 5, 2018.(PTI)

UP floods: 14 dead as rising Ganga, more rains play havoc in Kanpur region

Kanpur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2018 10:18 AM IST
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath will visit flood-affected Bhagwant Nagar in Unnao on Thursday. He will be accompanied by assembly speaker and MLA from Bahgwant Nagar, Hriday Narayan Dixit.
Dirty sewerage water with all its pollutants flows into the Ganga.(HT File Photo)
Dirty sewerage water with all its pollutants flows into the Ganga.(HT File Photo)

Bill suggests armed force for protection of Ganga, punitive measures for polluters

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2018 03:38 PM IST
The draft bill, which has been circulated to different ministries for consultation, envisages constitution of National Ganga Council and a National Ganga Rejuvenation Authority to enforce the law
Gushing waters brought down 40 houses and wiped out 30 odd connecting routes in Unnao on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.(HT Photo)
Gushing waters brought down 40 houses and wiped out 30 odd connecting routes in Unnao on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.(HT Photo)

Flood Situation in UP: 3 killed, 5 districts affected, villages marooned as Ganga continues to rise

Kanpur | By HT Corespondent, Kanpur
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2018 01:59 PM IST
Heavy rain and release of water from Narora dam have forced Ganga to rise in the region, affecting five districts of Uttar Pradesh and marooning hundreds of villages.
The Ganga river in Haridwar is flowing close to the danger mark of 294 metre, triggering flood alert.(HT Photo)
The Ganga river in Haridwar is flowing close to the danger mark of 294 metre, triggering flood alert.(HT Photo)

Ganga close to danger mark, Haridwar on flood alert due to incessant rain

Hindustan Times, Haridwar | By Sandeep Rawat
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2018 01:10 PM IST
District magistrate Deepak Rawat said, “We have written to the Tehri Hydro Development Authority to not release additional water as it can lead to major damage to riverbed residential habitats.”
The rescue operation was launched immediately after the incident occurred, and 15 people – seven women and eight men – were rescued. A team of divers was still searching for the others.(Parwaz Khan /HT File Photo)
The rescue operation was launched immediately after the incident occurred, and 15 people – seven women and eight men – were rescued. A team of divers was still searching for the others.(Parwaz Khan /HT File Photo)

13 feared drowned in Ganga, UP government launches rescue operation

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 24, 2018 06:20 PM IST
Police said the boatman may have failed to gauge the intensity of the current while letting 28 people into his vessel
Lucknow was Vajpayee’s traditional seat from where he was elected to the Lok Sabha for a record five consecutive terms from 1991 to 2004. All his three tenures as Prime Minister came when he represented Lucknow.(PTI)
Lucknow was Vajpayee’s traditional seat from where he was elected to the Lok Sabha for a record five consecutive terms from 1991 to 2004. All his three tenures as Prime Minister came when he represented Lucknow.(PTI)

BJP to take out ‘Kalash Yatra’ on Monday, immerse Vajpayee’s ashes in 20 rivers

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Manish Chandra Pandey
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2018 11:50 PM IST
The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to immerse the ashes in nearly 160 places across all the small and big rivers across the state.
Men perform last rites at Manikarnika Ghat in Varanasi on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
Men perform last rites at Manikarnika Ghat in Varanasi on Tuesday.(HT Photo)

Men perform last rites in protest of traditional set up of society, demand equality

Hindustan Times, Varanasi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2018 11:25 AM IST
Around 150 men from different parts of the country gathered at the ghat, took a dip in the Ganga and performed last rites of their marital relations.
Mohit Raina is currently shooting for his debut Bollywood film Uri.
Mohit Raina is currently shooting for his debut Bollywood film Uri.

Mohit Raina does his bit for the society, extends support to Indian Government’s Save Ganga movement

Hindustan Times | By Shreya Mukherjee, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2018 06:29 PM IST
TV heartthrob Mohit Raina shot for a video for project Namami Gange, requesting people to save the Ganges so that coming generation does not suffer.
Uma Bharti.(PTI FILE)
Uma Bharti.(PTI FILE)

Uma-Swami Sanand stalemate over Ganga Act continues

Hindustan Times, Haridwar | By Sandeep Rawat
PUBLISHED ON AUG 04, 2018 09:14 PM IST
Truck set ablaze by kanwariyas after a 12-year-old boy was hit to death by the speeding vehicle at Bahadrabad on Kanwar stretch in Haridwar.(RAMESHWAR GAUR/HT PHOTO)
Truck set ablaze by kanwariyas after a 12-year-old boy was hit to death by the speeding vehicle at Bahadrabad on Kanwar stretch in Haridwar.(RAMESHWAR GAUR/HT PHOTO)

Kanwariyas turn violent after truck runs over 12-year-old in Haridwar

Hindustan Times, Haridwar | By Sandeep Rawat
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2018 10:12 PM IST
This is the first incident of violence during the Kanwar pilgrimage this year.
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