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Gangetic river dolphins on road to recovery?


November 11th, 2011 - 10:34 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 11 (IANS) In great news for environmentalists and nature lovers, the population of the endangered Gangetic river dolphin has grown to 223 from about 175 last year at ... Read more...

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Bangladesh Sundarbans to have dolphin sanctuaries


November 3rd, 2011 - 10:23 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 3 (IANS) Bangladesh will soon declare parts of the river area near the Sundarbans as "dolphin sanctuaries" to ensure a safe environment for the endangered freshwater mammals, officials ... Read more...

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Pietersen, teammates enjoy Ganges cruise


October 27th, 2011 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 27 (IANS) England star batsman Kevin Pietersen Thursday enjoyed a cruise on the river Ganges with two of his teammates and tweeted their memorable experience to the world."On ... Read more...

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IGNOU opens admissions to three online courses


September 23rd, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) Friday inivited applications for three online programmes -- on nutrition, the Himalayan ecosystem and management of the Ganges ... Read more...

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Religious brotherhood: Muslims craft ‘kanwars’ for Hindu pilgrims (Feature)(With Image)


August 13th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Sultanganj, Aug 13 (IANS) Tens of thousands of Hindu pilgrims are seen slinging these wooden structures, called 'kanwars', across their shoulders at this time of the year in an act of ... Read more...

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Spanish-Vietnamese couple bike to India for green cause spot


June 3rd, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) A Spanish-Vietnamese couple, who are on a world tour on solar bicycles, believe India to be a "karmic" experience.Guim Valls Teruel, a Spanish traveller, and ... Read more...

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Ghai launches ‘Nouka Dubi’ music on boat (With Image)


May 15th, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) Filmmaker Subhash Ghai launched the music of his forthcoming bilingual "Nouka Dubi" in a unique way - he launched it on a boat in the Ganges ... Read more...

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Bihar to set up dolphin conservation task force


April 21st, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 21 (IANS) Bihar has decided to set up a task force for conservation of the endangered Gangetic river dolphins, an official said Thursday.Mithilesh Kumar, member secretary ... Read more...

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Devotees take holy dip to mark ‘Makar Sankranti’


January 15th, 2011 - 8:06 pm ICT by ANI
Kakdwip/Allahabad/Lucknow, Jan 15 (ANI): Thousands of devotees took a holy dip in the River Ganges on the concluding day of the auspicious occasion of 'Makar Sankranti' in West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh ... Read more...

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World Bank to help save Ganga dolphins


January 12th, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 12 (IANS) The World Bank will help in conserving the endangered Ganga river dolphins, popularly known as the Gangetic dolphin, the bank's president Robert B. Zoellick said here Wednesday."World ... Read more...

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‘We are ok’: Foreigners tweet about Varanasi blast


December 8th, 2010 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Slovakian Brano Gege, a first time visitor to Varanasi, had been enjoying the Ganga 'aarti' on the ghats of the ancient city, where he had been staying ... Read more...

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Dolphin sanctuary suffers from funds crunch


August 21st, 2010 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
By Imran Khan Patna, Aug 21 (IANS) Lack of funds for India's only dolphin sanctuary in Bihar is badly affecting conservation of the endangered Ganges river dolphin, which is the national aquatic animal.The ... Read more...

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Large number of pilgrims take holy dip on Ganga Dusshera


June 21st, 2010 - 10:15 pm ICT by ANI
Varanasi/ Ahmedabad, June 21 (ANI): A large number of Hindus took a holy dip in the sacred Ganges River at different places on the occasion of Ganga Dusshehra on Monday.During the ... Read more...

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Man jumps onto funeral pyre, dies


June 19th, 2010 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
Varanasi, June 18 (IANS) A man, said to be mentally unstable, was charred to death Friday after he jumped onto a funeral pyre in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi district, police said. The incident occurred ... Read more...

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Draft action plan readied to conserve Ganges dolphins


June 5th, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 5 (IANS) In the wake of several Ganges River Dolphins being killed, a committee set up by the environment ministry has submitted to the central government a draft action plan ... Read more...

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Dolphin found dead in Patna


June 3rd, 2010 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 3 (IANS) A Ganges river dolphin, an endangered species, was killed by suspected poachers on the banks of Ganga river here, forest officials said Thursday. The dolphin's body was found floating ... Read more...

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Government notifies Ganges dolphin as national aquatic animal


May 18th, 2010 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The critically-endangered Ganges river dolphin has been notified as India's national aquatic animal, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said Tuesday. "By giving the sub-species the national aquatic animal status, ... Read more...

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Dolphin ‘mitras’, a helping hand for Ganges river dolphins


May 13th, 2010 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Patna, May 13 (IANS) The endangered Ganges river dolphin in Bihar will now have new 'mitras' or friends, who will create awareness for conservation of the species that is India's national aquatic ... Read more...

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Poacher arrested, 23 kg dolphin oil seized


May 6th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 6 (IANS) A team of forest officials and police recovered 23 kg of dolphin oil and arrested a poacher in separate raids in Patna district, officials said Thursday. The team raided ... Read more...

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Bihar to launch awareness campaign for dolphins


May 3rd, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 3 (IANS) In the wake of killing of four Ganges river dolphins here last week, the Bihar government has decided to launch an awareness campaign to protect the endangered species ... Read more...

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Killing of Ganges River Dolphins upsets Jairam Ramesh


May 1st, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 1 (IANS) The killing of Ganges river dolphins in Bihar by suspected poachers has upset Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh, who has directed the state government to take adequate ... Read more...

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Activists cry foul over Ganges dolphin poaching


April 30th, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 30 (IANS) A day after four Ganges River Dolphins were killed by suspected poachers on the banks of the Ganga river, wildlife experts and conservationists Friday stressed the need to ... Read more...

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`Politics will puncture Yoga Guru Ramdev,’ says holy man


April 19th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Haridwar, Apr.19 (ANI): A holy man here has expressed deep skepticism about Yoga Guru Swami Ramdev's proposed plan to launch a political party to cleanse the system."Ramdev is a successful yogi, but ... Read more...

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Pesticides poisoning Ganges river dolphins


March 31st, 2010 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Patna, March 31 (IANS) River pollution due to extensive use of pesticides is dangerous for the critically endangered Ganges river dolphin, India's national aquatic animal, says an expert. There are only about ... Read more...

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Gene that affects susceptibility to TB


March 5th, 2010 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): University of Washington (UW) researchers have discovered a gene that affects susceptibility to tuberculosis (TB).The same gene, boffins have found, has a role in the severity of leprosy, ... Read more...

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Call goes out to save the Ganges Dolphin


February 24th, 2010 - 11:04 am ICT by IANS
By Imran Khan Patna, Feb 24 (IANS) The Ganges River Dolphin was declared the national aquatic animal last month, but is still in urgent need of being saved from extinction, experts on the ... Read more...

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Sadhus take out procession ahead of holy dip in Haridwar


January 31st, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Haridwar, jan 31 (ANI): Thousands of sadhus on Saturday took part in a procession ahead of the Shahi Snan (holy dip) in River Ganges, on the occasion of 'Magh Purnima' during the ... Read more...

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Ganges river dolphin declared national aquatic animal


January 19th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The critically endangered Ganges river dolphin has been declared India's national aquatic animal, a government spokesperson said here Tuesday. The India chapter of World Wide Fund for ... Read more...

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A dip into peace, contentment, say bathers at Mahakumbh


January 14th, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee Haridwar (Uttarakhand), Jan 14 (IANS) Deep, unquestionable faith. That's what millions of bathers at the first ritual bath of the Mahakumbh Mela in Haridwar shared as they carried forward ... Read more...

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Hindus file formal complaint with US Federal Communications Commission on Fox News Ganges remark


December 24th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Dec 24 (ANI): Hindus have filed a formal complaint with United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) against the Fox News remarks regarding India's Ganges river (considered holy by Hindus), which ... Read more...

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Hindus file formal complaint with US Federal Communications Commission on Fox News Ganges remark


December 16th, 2009 - 11:54 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
Hindus have filed a formal complaint with United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) against the Fox News remarks regarding India's Ganges river (considered holy by Hindus), which Hindus found denigrating and ridiculing.Glenn ... Read more...

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‘Maha Kumbh Mela’ to commence in January


November 18th, 2009 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Haridwar (Uttarakhand), Nov 18 (ANI): The 'Maha Kumbh Mela' or the Great pitcher festival, celebrated once in every 12 years, here is expected to attract 10 million people.Satpal Brahmachari, former chairman of ... Read more...

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Students organize Ganga cleaning drive in Varanasi


November 10th, 2009 - 8:44 pm ICT by ANI
Varanasi, Nov. 10 (ANI): Hundreds of college students in Varanasi participated in a cleaning drive aimed to keep the holy Ganges river pollution-free.Many volunteers cleaned the Ghats of the river with brooms, ... Read more...

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On upcoming India trip, Hindus urge Lindsay Lohan to “reinvent” her in ashram


October 29th, 2009 - 5:03 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Hindus have urged Hollywood diva Lindsay Lohan to utilize her upcoming trip to India to "reinvent" herself by spending some time in ashram (hermitage).MTV Award winner American actress-singer-model Lindsay Dee Lohan (Mean ... Read more...

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On upcoming India trip, Hindus urge Lindsay to “reinvent” herself in ashram


October 29th, 2009 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Oct 29 (ANI): Hindus have urged Hollywood diva Lindsay Lohan to utilize her upcoming trip to India to "reinvent" herself by spending some time in ashram (hermitage).MTV Award winner ... Read more...

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