Workers gather next to the remains of a Hindu temple before carrying on with demolition work in the Lahori Tola area of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. The ancient city is clearing the way for a grand temple corridor by razing hundreds of houses, wiping away its oldest neighbourhood and irking locals.
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... read more
This is a new landmark for Patna in India’s Inland Water Transport (IWT) sector. The 16 TEUs of container cargo were equivalent to 16 truckloads and belonged to food giants PepsiCo India and Emami Agrotech. read more
Senior BJP leader and Union minister Uma Bharti announced on Tuesday she will not contest the Lok Sabha election next year and will concentrate on the issues of Ram Temple in Uttar Pradesh’s Ayodhya and cleanliness of the River Ganga for the next one-and-half... read more
A man stokes a funeral pyre at the traditional crematorium grounds at Harischandra Ghat on the river Ganga in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. The ghats of this ancient city witness around 200 cremations per day on the banks of the country’s holiest river.
The draft National River Ganga Bill 2018 has proposed the setting up of an armed ‘Ganga Protection Corps’, with the powers to arrest offenders who pollute it, to keep the river clean and help in its rejuvenation, according to government documents and... read more
Throughout my tenure I was at pains to point out that Nirmal Ganga is simply not possible without Aviral Ganga. The Modi government renamed Mission Clean Ganga as Namami Gange and took the Nirmal Ganga component forward. But many of its actions subvert... read more
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... read more
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. read more