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Bhagyashree's Vrikshasana by river Ganges in Rishikesh is perfect fitness inspo

  • Bhagyashree takes her Yoga love to the mountains, performs Vrikshasana or Tree Pose while sharing the benefits of Tadasana or Mountain Pose by the river Ganges and that is all the workout motivation we need to brush aside Tuesday blues
Bhagyashree's Tadaasan near river Ganges in Rishikesh is perfect fitness inspo(Instagram/bhagyashree.online)
Bhagyashree's Tadaasan near river Ganges in Rishikesh is perfect fitness inspo(Instagram/bhagyashree.online)
Updated on Oct 12, 2021 07:02 PM IST
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By Zarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Plastic pollution from fishing nets threatening wildlife in Ganga, study finds

In the study, published in the journal Science of The Total Environment, surveys along the length of the river, from the mouth in Bangladesh to the Himalayas in India, show levels of waste fishing gear are highest near to the sea.
Devotees bathe in the water of Ganga ahead of Chhath Puja festival at Gandhi Ghat in Patna, Bihar, India on November 17, 2020.(Photo by Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Devotees bathe in the water of Ganga ahead of Chhath Puja festival at Gandhi Ghat in Patna, Bihar, India on November 17, 2020.(Photo by Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Published on Nov 30, 2020 12:38 PM IST
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Lucknow | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Mallika Soni

Ganga’s water did not improve during lockdown; less flow may have deteriorated quality

A new report by the Central Pollution Control Board said that seven out of 19 major rivers in India recorded an improvement in water quality in April during the nationwide lockdown period
The report attributed the worsening report card of the Ganges to the discharge of untreated or partially treated sewage, negligible or dry seasonal flow that increases concentration of pollution and no fresh water discharges from the upstream.(HT photo)
The report attributed the worsening report card of the Ganges to the discharge of untreated or partially treated sewage, negligible or dry seasonal flow that increases concentration of pollution and no fresh water discharges from the upstream.(HT photo)
Updated on Sep 23, 2020 05:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi

Varanasi: 1 out of 101 found positive in special Covid-19 testing drive at Ganga ghats

Rapid antigen detection (RAD) tests were conducted on morning walkers, wanderers, boatmen, priests and those taking a daily holy dip in the Ganges
Uttar Pradesh health department authorities carried out the drive at the request of Professor VN Mishra, a neurologist at Banaras Hindu University (BNU), who lives adjacent to Tulsi Ghat in Varanasi.(Representational photo/PTI)
Uttar Pradesh health department authorities carried out the drive at the request of Professor VN Mishra, a neurologist at Banaras Hindu University (BNU), who lives adjacent to Tulsi Ghat in Varanasi.(Representational photo/PTI)
Published on Sep 21, 2020 08:28 AM IST
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Hinddustan Times, Varanasi | By Sudhir Kumar

Witerati: Lollitas VS Lalits & Lauras in the time of Tin Pot

Unlock 1.0 has unlocked a Pandora’s Box at the RWAs, making much ado about which Bais & Bhais can into housing societies trot and things Tin Pot
But Selfie-ism is in for a rude shock in the Unlock. When post-Lockdown’s Lollitas bump into BFFs – Latikas & Co – at “Lala” ki dukaan and want to freeze the Mahakumbh-Ke-Mele-Mein-Miley moment in Selfie-ism’s frame, it just doesn’t fit.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
But Selfie-ism is in for a rude shock in the Unlock. When post-Lockdown’s Lollitas bump into BFFs – Latikas & Co – at “Lala” ki dukaan and want to freeze the Mahakumbh-Ke-Mele-Mein-Miley moment in Selfie-ism’s frame, it just doesn’t fit.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jun 06, 2020 07:26 PM IST
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By Chetna Keer

Lockdown Diaries: Taking a karmic inventory by Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi

An awareness that not all of us will come out of this pandemic alive has emphasized reconciliation over resentment
A view of Kashi Labh Mukti Bhawan, the hospice in Varanasi, where people come to live out their last days near the Ganga.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
A view of Kashi Labh Mukti Bhawan, the hospice in Varanasi, where people come to live out their last days near the Ganga.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 20, 2020 02:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi

Lockdown Diaries: Mirrored in the Ganga by Jerome Armstrong

One of the few foreigners to stay back in Rishikesh during the lockdown, the author notices that the Ganga is cleaner and purer than it has been in a long time.
On the banks of the Ganga at Rishikesh.(Xavier Galiana/AFP)
On the banks of the Ganga at Rishikesh.(Xavier Galiana/AFP)
Updated on Apr 17, 2020 08:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Jerome Armstrong

In absence of lockers, urns hang from trees at Chandigarh cremation ground

Several people have requested the administration to issue special passes so they could immerse the ashes in the Ganges at Haridwar
Earthen pots filled with the ashes of the deceased hang on a tree at the cremation ground in Chandigarh’s Sector 25, as no more lockers are available to store them.(Keshav Singh/HT)
Earthen pots filled with the ashes of the deceased hang on a tree at the cremation ground in Chandigarh’s Sector 25, as no more lockers are available to store them.(Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on Apr 14, 2020 08:27 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh

Gerard Butler rings in New Year 2020 at Rishikesh, poses with the Dalai Lama on India trip. See pics

Actro Gerard Butler reportedly spent several days in India. He was spotted at a talk by the Dalai Lama in Karnataka, and then photographed spending New Years in Rishikesh. See pictures.
Gerard Butler celebrated New Year in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand.
Gerard Butler celebrated New Year in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand.
Updated on Jan 02, 2020 12:44 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

Podcast: Aatish Taseer on India, Indian Politics, and Citizenship

Two weeks ago, Aatish received notice that the government of India was revoking his status as an Overseas Citizen of India—known as OCI.
Updated on Nov 21, 2019 05:10 PM IST
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18.5kg fish caught from the Ganges was sold for this much

Local resident Tarun Bera had gone to the river for angling along with his friends in the morning.
The fish was later weighed at 18.5 kg. (representational image)(Pixabay)
The fish was later weighed at 18.5 kg. (representational image)(Pixabay)
Updated on Nov 20, 2019 01:22 PM IST
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Kolkata | By Indo Asian News Service

Rishikesh: Fall in love with the land of gods and Beatles

Experience the riff of religion, strum of spirituality and yodel of yoga
People go to Rishikesh in search of their soul(Swapan Seth)
People go to Rishikesh in search of their soul(Swapan Seth)
Updated on Nov 09, 2019 11:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Swapan Seth

Kanwariyas exempted from ‘no helmet no fuel’ rule

The ‘no helmet no fuel’ initiative was started in GB Nagar from June 1. The initiative was initially introduced for 10 days, but the success of the drive led to its permanent implementation of the rule.
Amid terror threats, unprecedented security measures have been taken by the police of several northern Indian states to ensure a peaceful Kanwar Yatra this season.(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
Amid terror threats, unprecedented security measures have been taken by the police of several northern Indian states to ensure a peaceful Kanwar Yatra this season.(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jul 27, 2019 04:02 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Noida | By Preety Acharya

First aquatic census finds 1,150 dolphins in Bihar

A first of its kind census conducted by experts from Zoological Survey of India (ZSI), Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) and Tilka Majhi University, Bhagalpur has found out that there are only 1150 dolphins in different rivers of Bihar.
During survey, 300 dolphins were found in the Ganges from Buxar to Mokama, 700 in the Ganges from Mokama to Manihari, 100 in the Gandak river and 50 in the Ghaghara river.(File Photo)
During survey, 300 dolphins were found in the Ganges from Buxar to Mokama, 700 in the Ganges from Mokama to Manihari, 100 in the Gandak river and 50 in the Ghaghara river.(File Photo)
Updated on Feb 19, 2019 03:18 PM IST
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Bihar | By Prashant Ranjan

Gourmet Secrets: Scent of a lemon

Gondhoraj is a fantastic green lemon, which fills the air with a heady lemony fragrance has it’s the home in Rangpur, Bangladesh
Gondhoraj lemon’s little precious juice is enough to transform any dish(Shutterstock)
Gondhoraj lemon’s little precious juice is enough to transform any dish(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jan 19, 2019 10:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Karen Anand

With cowdung and Gangajal, Trinamool ‘purifies’ BJP rally ground in Cooch Behar

The Trinamool Congress on Saturday cleaned the rally ground with cow dung and Gangajal (water from the Ganges, the most scared river for Hindus) to “purify” the ground in “traditional Hindu” style.
The Trinamool Congress on Saturday cleaned the rally ground with cow dung and Gangajal (water from the Ganges, the most scared river for Hindus) to “purify” the ground in “traditional Hindu” style.(Samir Jana/HT FILE PHOTO)
The Trinamool Congress on Saturday cleaned the rally ground with cow dung and Gangajal (water from the Ganges, the most scared river for Hindus) to “purify” the ground in “traditional Hindu” style.(Samir Jana/HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 08, 2018 11:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Tanmay Chatterjee

Review: To Die in Benares by K Madavane

A short story collection that contemplates the inevitable with an unwavering gaze
Daily life on the Ganga in Varanasi.(UIG via Getty Images)
Daily life on the Ganga in Varanasi.(UIG via Getty Images)
Updated on Dec 07, 2018 08:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Manjula Narayan

Traders keep out of Sonepur cattle fair

Stricter enforcement of India’s Wildlife Act of 1972 in recent years has ensured that elephants, other wild animals and birds are no longer traded at the fair, which is held at the confluence of Ganges and Gandak in November and December.
Stricter enforcement of India’s Wildlife Act of 1972 in recent years has ensured that elephants, other wild animals and birds are no longer traded at the fair, which is held at the confluence of Ganges and Gandak in November and December.(File Photo/Representational Image)
Stricter enforcement of India’s Wildlife Act of 1972 in recent years has ensured that elephants, other wild animals and birds are no longer traded at the fair, which is held at the confluence of Ganges and Gandak in November and December.(File Photo/Representational Image)
Published on Nov 27, 2018 11:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Rajesh Kumar Thakur

Review: The Twice-Born; Life and Death on the Ganges by Aatish Taseer

Though Aatish Taseer’s book appears to be about the Brahmins of Benaras, it is actually a look at the continuing aftershocks of colonialism, about India and Bharat, and about the persistence of caste
Contemplating the void: A sanyasi meditates on Vijayanagaram ghat on the Ganga in Varanasi.(Getty Images)
Contemplating the void: A sanyasi meditates on Vijayanagaram ghat on the Ganga in Varanasi.(Getty Images)
Updated on Nov 02, 2018 09:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Manjula Narayan

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

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.
Mohit Raina is currently shooting for his debut Bollywood film Uri.
Mohit Raina is currently shooting for his debut Bollywood film Uri.
Updated on Aug 09, 2018 06:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Shreya Mukherjee, New Delhi

At least 10 species in the Ganga face extinction: Ministry reports

While the dolphin is listed as an endangered species according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN ) Red list, the Gharial is critically endangered in the same list
Dolphin at Ganga in Rajmahal, Jharkhand.(HT File Photo)
Dolphin at Ganga in Rajmahal, Jharkhand.(HT File Photo)
Updated on May 27, 2018 09:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Toufiq Rashid

Indian short film exploring mother-daughter bond makes it to Cannes film fest

The film Asthi (Ashes) has been selected for Court Metrage (Short Film Corner) at the Cannes Film Festival 2018.
Meera, played by 20-year-old Antara Rao, struggles to let go of her mother’s ashes in the Ganges in the film.
Meera, played by 20-year-old Antara Rao, struggles to let go of her mother’s ashes in the Ganges in the film.
Updated on May 03, 2018 06:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Naina Arora, New Delhi

Promoting culture: Paintings by Chinese artists on Indian themes opens in Shanghai

The paintings on Indian themes drawn by leading Chinese artists from Shanghai Artists Union were put on display at the Xuhui Art Gallery on March 24.
The Red Fort is one of the Indian themes drawn by the Chinese artists.(Shutterstock)
The Red Fort is one of the Indian themes drawn by the Chinese artists.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Mar 27, 2018 11:22 AM IST
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Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India, Beijing

Watch: Elephant saved from drowning in Ganga in 2-hour rescue operation

Officials saved the elephant by diverting the water flow and guiding the animal to an exit point.
Photo courtesy: Raju Nautiyal, range forest officer of Gaurhi range of Rajaji National Park.
Photo courtesy: Raju Nautiyal, range forest officer of Gaurhi range of Rajaji National Park.
Updated on Mar 15, 2018 06:27 PM IST
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Anupam Trivedi, Dehradun, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
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