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In pics: Tourists flout Covid protocols in Haridwar, say 'we are not scared'

Pictures of travellers throning tourists spots have been surfacing the internet and raised concerns. “We feel like we have come out of jail after 2 years. There is a huge crowd but we are not scared of Covid-19. We have come here before the third wave,” two young tourists were quoted as saying by news agency ANI.(ANI) 7
Pictures of travellers throning tourists spots have been surfacing the internet and raised concerns. “We feel like we have come out of jail after 2 years. There is a huge crowd but we are not scared of Covid-19. We have come here before the third wave,” two young tourists were quoted as saying by news agency ANI.(ANI)
Updated on Jul 10, 2021 04:43 PM IST
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The drop in the number of Covid-19 cases and the scorching heat in northwestern Indian states has led to major influx of tourists to Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh.

Alert sounded as water level rises in rivers in Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh

In Uttarakhand, several rivers, including Ganga and Bhagirathi, are above the danger mark. Water level has risen in Ganga in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar as well.
River Ganga in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur. (File photo)
River Ganga in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur. (File photo)
Published on Jun 19, 2021 09:07 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Karan Manral, New Delhi

Newborn girl found in Ganga, Adityanath says govt will take care

The newborn girl was wrapped in a piece of cloth inside the box, which also had a picture of Goddess Durga, a horoscope and incense sticks.
The newborn girl was rescued by a boatman in Uttar Pradesh's Ghazipur. (PTI Photo/Representative image)
The newborn girl was rescued by a boatman in Uttar Pradesh's Ghazipur. (PTI Photo/Representative image)
Published on Jun 17, 2021 12:45 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi

Days after bodies were found floating in Ganga, Bihar sends samples for testing

Taking a strong note of the "undesirable and alarming" media reports, the central government had on May 17 asked Uttar Pradesh and Bihar to prevent the dumping of dead bodies in Ganga and its tributaries.
A scientists extracts a sample from the Ganga river for the purpose of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) testing. (File Photo)
A scientists extracts a sample from the Ganga river for the purpose of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) testing. (File Photo)
Published on Jun 10, 2021 09:06 AM IST
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The Taste with Vir Sanghvi: From zero to gau mutra

  • In this week's The Taste, Vir Sanghvi writes, "India gave the world the number 'zero' but today we are losing our scientific edge and falling prey to obscurantism and superstition"
The Taste with Vir Sanghvi: From zero to gau mutra(Photo by John Moeses Bauan on Unsplash/Twitter@Rajeevsinghamm)
The Taste with Vir Sanghvi: From zero to gau mutra(Photo by John Moeses Bauan on Unsplash/Twitter@Rajeevsinghamm)
Updated on May 19, 2021 06:34 PM IST
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Bodies found buried in sand near Ganga in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao

Local residents have complained of stench coming from the bloated, decomposed corpses and accused the authorities of ineptitude.
A team of the local police is in the process of carrying out an inquiry and searches are being conducted for more bodies.(PTI representative image)
A team of the local police is in the process of carrying out an inquiry and searches are being conducted for more bodies.(PTI representative image)
Published on May 13, 2021 01:52 PM IST
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The Taste with Vir Sanghvi: The dream of a modern India is dying

  • In this week's The Taste, Vir Sanghvi writes, "Such is the despondency over our politicians that many people are now actively considering emigrating to other countries"
The Taste with Vir Sanghvi: The dream of a modern India is dying(Twitter/reuterspictures/dansiddiqui)
The Taste with Vir Sanghvi: The dream of a modern India is dying(Twitter/reuterspictures/dansiddiqui)
Updated on May 06, 2021 01:21 PM IST
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Tracing the Ganga's intricate waterweb

In Uttarakhand, the Ganga and its tributaries pass through important tourist places like Rishikesh, Hardiwar, Rudraprayag and Karnaprayag.
Devotees perform evening prayers on the banks of Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganga, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati during the annual Hindu religious fair of Magh Mela in Allahabad. (AP)
Devotees perform evening prayers on the banks of Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganga, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati during the annual Hindu religious fair of Magh Mela in Allahabad. (AP)
Published on Feb 08, 2021 07:37 AM IST
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Photos: See all that thrives in the river Ganga, in a new book of photographs

A Great Cormorant with its catch. (Photo by Rathika Ramasamy) 9
A Great Cormorant with its catch. (Photo by Rathika Ramasamy)
Updated on Feb 06, 2021 12:53 PM IST
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PM Modi inaugurates 6 mega projects in Uttarakhand, says all-round work of govt making Ganga clean

PM Modi said from its origins in Uttarakhand to confluence point in West Bengal, Ganga has enriched the lives of nearly half of the country’s population, adding that the cleanliness of the river is necessary.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaking after inaugurating projects in Uttarakhand on Tuesday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaking after inaugurating projects in Uttarakhand on Tuesday.
Updated on Sep 29, 2020 01:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi

Ganga’s water quality improved between 2014 and 2019, experts say pace is slow

The maximum improvement in River Ganga’s water quality has happened in the hills of Uttarakhand, primarily due to effort been made to contain the flow of human and animal sewage.
Boats anchored at a Ganga ghat in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.(PTI)
Boats anchored at a Ganga ghat in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 15, 2020 11:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Chetan Chauhan

Annup Sonii takes dig at Kangana Ranaut: ‘Anyone who feels that 90% of the film industry is on drugs should join pious industries like politics’

Actor Annup Sonii has commented on Kangana Ranaut’s claims that 99% of Bollywood is affected with drug abuse. Kangana made the allegation in connection with the Sushant Singh Rajput death case.
Annup Sonii takes a dig at Kangana Ranaut after her comments on drug abuse ion Bollywood.
Annup Sonii takes a dig at Kangana Ranaut after her comments on drug abuse ion Bollywood.
Updated on Sep 03, 2020 05:39 PM IST
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Uttarakhand fixes distance for setting up of stone crusher, hot-mix plants near Ganga, other rivers

Cabinet minister Madan Kaushik said that the government has put a complete prohibition on bringing in and taking out riverbed materials from the state.
The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat.(File Photo)
The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat.(File Photo)
Updated on Jul 09, 2020 10:17 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Kalyan Das | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi

No kanwariyas to be allowed in Odisha as local Covid-19 cases spike

Kanwar Yatra is an annual pilgrimage as Shiva devotees walk to the River Ganga at different places such as Haridwar, Gaumukh and Gangotri. They carry the holy water back to the local Shiva shrines in their areas.
For the first time, Odisha reported five Covid-19 deaths in a single day, taking the toll to 34.(HT Photo)
For the first time, Odisha reported five Covid-19 deaths in a single day, taking the toll to 34.(HT Photo)
Published on Jul 05, 2020 06:56 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty| Edited by Meenakshi Ray

With cleaner rivers after lockdown, Bengal expects big Hilsa harvest

Experts said that as pollution in the river Ganga and its tributaries is less this year because of the lockdown, it could attract schools of Hilsa to migrate upstream to breed.
The Hilsa, which usually spend their lives in the sea, migrate into the rivers to breed during this time of the year.(REUTERS)
The Hilsa, which usually spend their lives in the sea, migrate into the rivers to breed during this time of the year.(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 16, 2020 05:56 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Joydeep Thakur

Janhvi Kapoor looks gorgeous in throwback video, says ‘missing Varanasi’

Janhvi Kapoor got nostalgic during lockdown and shared a video clip from her visit to the temple town of Varanasi last year. Watch.
Janhvi Kapoor has been in self isolation with family in Mumbai.
Janhvi Kapoor has been in self isolation with family in Mumbai.
Updated on Apr 28, 2020 08:28 AM IST
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Abhishek Bachchan, Amitabh Bachchan’s granddaughter Navya Naveli immerse Ritu Nanda’s ashes in Haridwar, see pics

Actor Abhishek Bachchan accompanied his niece Navya Naveli, nephew Agastya and brother-in-law Nikhil Nanda to immerse Ritu Nanda’s remains in river Ganga at Haridwar. See pictures here.
Late Ritu Nanda with sister Rima Jain (left), Abhishek Bachchan with Navya Naveli and Agastya at the funeral.
Late Ritu Nanda with sister Rima Jain (left), Abhishek Bachchan with Navya Naveli and Agastya at the funeral.
Updated on Jan 17, 2020 09:19 AM IST
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Polluted water making Ganga’s river bed unfit for sustaining aquatic life, says new research

A team of scientists found such hypoxic conditions at two stretches on the path of Ganga - down stream of Assi drain in Varanasi and downstream of Wazidpur drain in Kanpur.
Scientists say millions of litres of waste water, containing toxic elements and metals, is dumped in the Ganga.(Sheeraz Rizvi/HT Photo)
Scientists say millions of litres of waste water, containing toxic elements and metals, is dumped in the Ganga.(Sheeraz Rizvi/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 25, 2019 05:24 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Joydeep Thakur

To clean the Ganga, take a holistic approach | HT editorial

Along with focusing on the main stem river, take care of its tributaries also
One of the flagship projects of the Narendra Modi government is the cleaning of river Ganga. After coming to power in 2014, it set up the National Mission for Cleaning Ganga and launched the Namami Gange programme (2015) with a budget outlay of Rs 20,000 crore.(HT PHOTO)
One of the flagship projects of the Narendra Modi government is the cleaning of river Ganga. After coming to power in 2014, it set up the National Mission for Cleaning Ganga and launched the Namami Gange programme (2015) with a budget outlay of Rs 20,000 crore.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 27, 2019 08:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

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

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.
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)
Updated on Sep 21, 2019 08:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Haridwar | By Sandeep Rawat

Delhi govt not cooperating in Yamuna cleansing drive: UP CM Adityanath

Yogi Adityanath was speaking during the first episode of the ‘Highway to Progress’ programme of HT’s sister publication Hindustan in Agra.
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath said that dredging, beautification and sewage treatment plants were part of the Yamuna cleansing process.(HT PHOTO.)
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath said that dredging, beautification and sewage treatment plants were part of the Yamuna cleansing process.(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Sep 21, 2019 03:40 PM IST
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Varanasi administration on alert as Ganga flows above warning mark

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.
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)
Published on Sep 17, 2019 12:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Varanasi | By HT Correspondent, Varanasi

Ganga overtops red mark in Patna, low-lying areas face submergence

Fresh threat of flooding has come to haunt Bihar again with river Ganga rising menacingly at various places across the state—from Buxar to Bhagalpur.
The water level of Ganga river reaches at the warning point in Kanpur on Friday.(ANI photo)
The water level of Ganga river reaches at the warning point in Kanpur on Friday.(ANI photo)
Updated on Aug 23, 2019 08:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | By Subhash Pathak

Brave Uttarakhand cop saves man from drowning. Twitter salutes swift action

The clip shows the cop swimming up to the man being swept in the strong current of the water.
Haryana resident Vishal slipped while at Kangra Ghat in Haridwar.(Twitter/@Uttarakhandcops)
Haryana resident Vishal slipped while at Kangra Ghat in Haridwar.(Twitter/@Uttarakhandcops)
Published on Jul 22, 2019 07:19 PM IST
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By HT Correspondent

Dump waste into Ganga in Varanasi and pay Rs 50,000 fine!

Varanasi district magistrate gave instructions on penalty for dumping waste in river Ganga and ponds and canals in the district’s villages in a meeting held on Monday.
Varanasi district administration has decided to penalise those found dumping waste in river Ganga.(HT File Photo)
Varanasi district administration has decided to penalise those found dumping waste in river Ganga.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jul 10, 2019 09:30 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Varanasi | By HT Correspondent, Varanasi

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

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.
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.)
Updated on Jul 07, 2019 09:25 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Berhampore | By Sreyasi Pal

Bihar: Land of Rich Cultural Heritage

Bound by Nepal on the north, West Bengal on the northeast, Jharkhand on the south, and UP on the west, Bihar is India’s third-largest state by population. It is known as the ‘ Karmabhumi’ of Lord Buddha and Lord Mahavir.
Madhubani painting of Bihar(AFP)
Madhubani painting of Bihar(AFP)
Updated on Jul 04, 2019 03:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

NGT pulls up UP, Uttarakhand governments over Ganga

The National Green Tribunal bench warned that any failure must result in deterrent compensation being recovered from the persons/authorities responsible for discharge of untreated sewage/effluents into the river.
The NGT bench directed the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board to prohibit discharge of any sewage or industrial effluents either directly into the Ganga river or its tributaries.(HT File)
The NGT bench directed the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board to prohibit discharge of any sewage or industrial effluents either directly into the Ganga river or its tributaries.(HT File)
Published on May 21, 2019 01:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

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

 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.
Land erosion caused by river Ganga.(HT)
Land erosion caused by river Ganga.(HT)
Published on Apr 14, 2019 09:40 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhagalpur | By Avijit Biswas, Bhagalpur

Have donated Rs 1.4 crore Seoul Peace Prize money for Ganga cleaning: PM Modi

PM Modi had announced his decison to contribute Rs 1.4 crore award money to the environment ministry-run fund in his speech at the award ceremony.
n official said the PM made the contribution before heading to Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj today.(PTI)
n official said the PM made the contribution before heading to Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj today.(PTI)
Updated on Feb 24, 2019 07:07 PM IST
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