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A shampoo called Jan Lokpal


December 28th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 28 (IANS) As Anna Hazare Wednesday vowed to continue his fight for a strong Lokpal bill, a man came along explaining the difference between the draft ... Read more...

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Basant Panchami celebrated in Punjab and U.P


February 8th, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Amritsar / Allahabad, Feb 8 (ANI): Hundreds of locals and school children celebrated Basant Panchami, in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh.In Amritsar, several school children, celebrated the occasion by singing and dancing in ... 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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Four industrial units closed for polluting Ganga


October 13th, 2010 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) Wednesday issued closure notice to four industrial units in Uttar Pradesh for discharging effluents directly into the river Ganga.The pollution ... Read more...

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Ganga pollution: Regulator gets more teeth


September 1st, 2010 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) can now directly issue showcause or closure notices to industries polluting the river Ganga in Uttar Pradesh, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh ... Read more...

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Hindu seer opposes hydro projects on Ganga


August 18th, 2010 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 18 (IANS) Puri Shankaracharya Nishchalanand Saraswati has opposed a move by Uttarakhand to build hydropower projects across the Ganga, describing it as an attempt to destroy the sacred river. Saraswati Wednesday ... Read more...

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Did the Sarasvati river of exist?


June 12th, 2010 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Did the mythical Sarasvati river actually exist? Eminent French non-fiction writer and Indophile Michel Danino suggests that oral tradition, literary testimony and now a mass ... Read more...

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Global help sought to save the Ganga (Lead)


May 19th, 2010 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Perhaps foreign help will save the Ganga, India's sacred river of life. The government has said it is going to hire international consultants to "reverse the damage ... Read more...

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Never stop fighting - cancer stricken Lisa Ray’s motto


March 14th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Actress Lisa Ray, who was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a rare cancer of the plasma cells last year, isn't letting the disease affect her - she is ... Read more...

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Security tightened at Kumbh Mela after Pune blast


February 15th, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Haridwar, Feb 15 (ANI): Security has been tightened at Kumbh Mela following the deadly bomb blast in Pune.Kailash Keswani, District President of the Business Forum of Haridwar, said the heightened safety ... Read more...

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‘Save Ganges’ campaign in Varanasi


February 1st, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Varanasi, Feb 1 (ANI): In an attempt to create mass awareness about the 'Save Ganga' campaign, residents of Varanasi organised a mini-marathon on Sunday.Thousands of people, including women, participated in the ... Read more...

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Luxury Swiss tents lure high-end tourists to Maha Kumbh (With Images)


January 19th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Arvind Padmanabhan Haridwar, Jan 19 (IANS) The hospitality industry in this pilgrim town is leaving no pebble unturned to lure even high-end tourists to the Maha Kumbh Mela, or the grand ... Read more...

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World Bank lending $1 billion to clean Ganga


December 2nd, 2009 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) India's relaunched programme to clean its sacred river Ganga will get $1 billion from the World Bank, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh and Bank President Robert B. Zoellick ... Read more...

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Haryana to assist Saraswati river research


November 21st, 2009 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 21 (IANS) The Haryana government Saturday reiterated its commitment for research on the mythological Saraswati river. Haryana's Irrigation Minister Ajay Singh Yadav assured all assistance to Saraswati River Research Institute in ... 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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India to get 3bn dollar aid from World Bank for Ganga cleaning projects


October 5th, 2009 - 10:13 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 5(ANI): Environment and Forest Minister Jairam Ramesh on Monday said that India is soon expected to get an aid of 3 billion dollar from the World Bank for ... Read more...

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Muslim cleric to take Kumbh dip to wash away religious differences


October 2nd, 2009 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 2 (IANS) A dip in the sacred river during the Maha Kumbh Mela is said to wash away all sins. A senior Muslim cleric who will perform the Hindu rite ... Read more...

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For Indian classical dance lovers, here comes a feast


September 30th, 2009 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) The rich legacy of classical Indian dances will be showcased at a five-day extravaganza in October at the capital's alluring Old Fort, better known as Purana Qila. ... Read more...

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Former IIT professor ends fast, wins a battle for Ganga (with image)


February 20th, 2009 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) A 77-year-old former Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) professor ended his fast-unto-death here Friday after the central government accepted his demand to suspend work on a hydroelectric ... Read more...

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Offerings of lights to Ganges on the eve of Baikuntha Chaturdashi


November 13th, 2008 - 10:09 pm ICT by ANI
Rishikesh, Nov 13 (ANI): The Ganga Seva Samiti organised a unique Deep Dan festival on November 12 in Rishikesh of Uttrakhand.It was organised on the eve of Baikuntha Chaturdashi, a ... Read more...

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Oxygen levels in River Ganges dip alarmingly


April 5th, 2008 - 4:41 pm ICT by admin
By Girish Kumar Dubey Varanasi, Apr 5 (ANI): Even though millions have been spent to preserve the sacred River Ganges, the pollution level in the river has reached an alarming level. The oxygen ... Read more...

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BJP to kick off poll campaign Feb 10 with public rally


February 28th, 2008 - 8:09 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Getting into election mode in a major way, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday announced it would kick off its poll campaign with a public rally in ... Read more...

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Massive campaign to cleanse polluted water of River Ganges


February 20th, 2008 - 9:15 pm ICT by admin
Varanasi, Feb.20 (ANI): To prevent the holy River Ganga from further pollution, a massive campaign has been launched from West Bengals Gangasagar, the point from where River Ganga flows into Bay of ... Read more...

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