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BJP to campaign for Ganga


May 25th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has now taken up the cause of preserving the river Ganga and announced a panel Friday led by its firebrand ... Read more...

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Shia cleric urges Muslims to participate in ‘Save Ganga’ efforts


April 20th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Varanasi, April 20 (IANS) In a first, Muslims of Uttar Pradesh have been asked to participate in the cleaning up operations of the river Ganga, revered by millions across India.The ... Read more...

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Prateik visits Varanasi with grandmom


April 18th, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Actor Prateik took time off from his busy schedule in Varanasi to fulfil his maternal grandmother Vidyatai Patil's wish to visit sites in the temple ... Read more...

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Holy Ganga receives 2,900 million litres sewage daily: PM


April 17th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Describing the performance of states in operating and maintaining existing sewage treatment plants as "tardy", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday said every day 2,900 ... Read more...

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All support to UP on central-aided projects: Jairam Ramesh


March 31st, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 31 (IANS) Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Saturday assured Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav that no central-aided projects in the state would be left hanging at ... Read more...

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Here are some facts on the river Ganga


March 25th, 2012 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Here are some facts on the river GangaSize of the river: 2,525 sq kmSource: Gaumukh (Gangotri glacier) at 4,100 metres above sea levelGanga basin: More than one million square km (1,060,000 ... Read more...

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NGRBA officials’ resignation not accepted: Narayanasamy


March 23rd, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The resignation of the three National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) officials has not been accepted by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who chairs the ... Read more...

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Uttarakhand’s killer tusker evades death


January 11th, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Rishikesh (Uttarakhand), Jan 11 (IANS) Life almost slipped away from this 35-year-old tusker when marching orders were issued to shoot him dead. But destiny had willed otherwise.This bull tusker trampled ... Read more...

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Hazarika hummed songs of love, nature


November 5th, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) Most of singer Bhupen Hazarika's songs dwelt on the themes of love, nature and the varied hues of human emotions.Noted for his clear diction and ... Read more...

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Waste, ecology and art - expression beyond mindless frill


September 21st, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Piling heaps of waste and concern for a clean environment have given birth to a strange synergy between natural landscape, ecology, waste and art. Young ... Read more...

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Bihar cop fires on protesting flood victims, suspended


August 26th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 26 (IANS) A police official opened fire on protesting flood victims demanding adequate relief in Bihar's Bhagalpur district. He was suspended.Hundreds of angry flood victims Thursday staged a ... Read more...

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New body for environmental clearances: PM


August 15th, 2011 - 10:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The government will set up an environmental assessment and monitoring authority to streamline the process of environmental clearances, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Monday."Preserving ... Read more...

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Jairam Ramesh holds Uttarakhand responsible for ascetic’s death


June 14th, 2011 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Terming as unfortunate the death of an ascetic who was on an indefinite fast to save the river Ganga from pollution, Minister of Environment and ... Read more...

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Ascetic dies fasting for Ganga


June 14th, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, June 14 (IANS) A 34-year-old ascetic, Swami Nigamananda, died here after fasting for two and a half months to save the river Ganga from pollution, yoga guru Baba Ramdev ... Read more...

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World Bank approves $1 bn loan to clean Ganga river


June 1st, 2011 - 5:59 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 1 (IANS) The World Bank has approved a $1-billion loan to India to help clean its river Ganga that accounts for one fourth of the country's water resources.The ... Read more...

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Ramesh plays down IIT remarks, recalls long ties


May 27th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 27 (IANS) Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Friday tried to play down the controversy he had sparked through his remarks on the IIT-IIM faculty, saying he has long association ... Read more...

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Bangladesh opposition observes Farakka Day


May 16th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 16 (IANS) Main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has revived the observance of 'Farakka Day' to commemorate a march it had organised in 1976 to demand that ... Read more...

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Lord Ganesha worshiped to open Nevada Earth Day Celebrations


May 2nd, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), May 02 (ANI): Nevada Earth Day 2011 celebrations here today opened with prayers from ancient Sanskrit scriptures and Baha'i prayer in Farsi.After lighting incense before Lord Ganesha statue and sprinkling ... Read more...

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Third accused held for murder of five-year-old


May 2nd, 2011 - 3:15 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 1 (IANS) A third person has been arrested for the kidnapping and murder here of a five-year-old boy in December last year, police said Sunday.Nand Kishore, 26, was ... Read more...

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Centre approves Rs 7000 crore project to clean Ganga


April 28th, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 28 (ANI): The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Thursday approved the project for the cleaning of River Ganga to be implemented by the National Ganga River Basin ... Read more...

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Nevada Assembly in USA opened with Hindu prayer


April 26th, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), April 26 (ANI): Nevada Assembly reverberated with Sanskrit mantras from ancient Hindu scriptures in Carson City, USA, on Monday.Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed delivered invocation from Sanskrit scriptures before ... Read more...

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UP devotees celebrate beginning of Hindu New Year


April 4th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Varanasi, Apr 4 (ANI): Devotees in Uttar Pradesh organised cultural events and celebrated Vikram Samwat, the day of new year according to the Hindu calendar today.Hundreds of devotees gathered in the wee ... Read more...

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Sunny happy to be back in Varanasi for ‘Mohalla Assi’


March 2nd, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Varanasi, March 2 (IANS) Bollywood star Sunny Deol returned here after 15 years to shoot for director Chandraprakash Dwivedi's new movie "Mohalla Assi" and said the experience is "refreshing" and ... Read more...

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Congress workers protest outside BJP office


March 2nd, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Tear gas shells and water cannons were used to disperse around 300 Youth Congress activists protesting outside the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) office here ... Read more...

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Strike balance between environment, development: Patil


February 21st, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) India must find ways to strike an appropriate balance between environmental concerns and developmental needs, President Pratibha Patil said Monday."The government attaches the highest importance to ... Read more...

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Nevada Senate in USA opens with Gayatri Mantra


February 16th, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Feb 16 (ANI): Nevada State Senate reverberated with Sanskrit mantras from ancient Hindu scriptures in Carson City (USA) on February 14.Notable Hindu statesman Rajan Zed delivered invocation from Sanskrit scriptures ... Read more...

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Sparks City Council in Nevada opened with Hindu shlokas


January 25th, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Jan 25 (ANI): City Council of Sparks, one of the fastest growing cities of Nevada (USA), started day's business with Sanskrit verses from Rig-Veda, Upanishads, and Bhagavad-Gita on January 24.Distinguished ... Read more...

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Las Vegas City Council in USA opened with Hindu mantras


January 20th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Jan 20 (ANI): City Council of Las Vegas (USA), world's entertainment capital, reverberated with Sanskrit mantras from ancient Hindu scriptures on January 19.Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed delivered invocation from ... Read more...

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Over five lakh pilgrims take holy dip at Gangasagar


January 15th, 2011 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Sagar Island (West Bengal), Jan 15 (IANS) Over five lakh pilgrims from across India and even abroad took a holy dip in the river Ganga, braving the icy cold water and a ... Read more...

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Security beefed up in Varanasi ahead of New Year Eve


December 30th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
By Girish DubeyVaranasi, Dec.30 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Police has beefed up security measures ahead of New Year Eve in Varanasi as policemen and commandos were patrolling public places and along the banks ... Read more...

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Mahatma Gandhi bridge in Bihar awaits renovation


December 8th, 2010 - 8:43 pm ICT by ANI
By Ajay SharmaHajipur (Bihar), Dec.8 (ANI): Mahatma Gandhi Setu, a longest bridge built across River Ganga between Hajipur and Patna in Bihar, is in an awful condition due to apathetic attitude of ... Read more...

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One dead, 25 injured after blast in northern India


December 8th, 2010 - 12:44 am ICT by BNO News
VARANASI, INDIA (BNO NEWS) -- An explosion on Tuesday caused the death of one person and injured at least 25 more in the Buddhist holy city of Varanasi in northern India during ... Read more...

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Devotees celebrate Kartik Purnima across India


November 21st, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Allahabad/ Varanasi, Nov.21 (ANI): Devotees across the country celebrated Kartik Purnima and took dip in rivers and holy ponds on Sunday.Thousands of devotees took a holy dip in River Ganga in Uttar ... Read more...

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Students come to aid of Varanasi’s riverside poor (Letter from Varanasi)


November 21st, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
By Asit Srivastava Varanasi, Nov 21 (IANS) A walk by the river to take the mind away from the hard grind of studies led a group of college students to become caretakers of ... Read more...

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Kolkata civic body, port trust jointly cleaning up Ganga


October 18th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) and Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) have joined hands to prevent pollution of the Ganga river from pith and flowers during immersion of Durga ... Read more...

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