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Vajpayee's ashes Ganga Haridwar

Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s ashes immersed in Ganga at Haridwar

 The ashes of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee immersed in Ganga river at Har-ki-Pauri in Haridwar on Sunday. Vajpayee’s daughter Namita Bhattacharya and granddaughter Niharika had earlier collected three urns of the ashes from Smriti Sthal in New Delhi. The ashes were taken by road to Prem Ashram before it arrived in Har-ki-Pauri for immersion. Earlier

Sadhus refuse Ganga holy dip due to pollution

Sadhus refuse to take holy dip in Ganga due to pollution

Sadhus refuse Ganga holy dip due to pollution. Sadhus from several ashrams refused to take a holy bath in Ganga on the occassion of Vijayadashmi near Shukertal area here allegedly after finding the water to be polluted. Several sadhus yesterday alleged that the river water had turned black due to the discharge of waste by factories. Sub

SC stays Uttarakhand HC order giving 'human status' to Ganga

SC stays Uttarakhand HC order giving ‘human status’ to Ganga

The Supreme Court on Friday stayed the Uttarakhand High Court order declaring river Ganga and Yamuna as a juristic person and as a living entity.This comes after the Uttarakhand government moved the Supreme Court challenging the High Court order granting rivers Ganga, Yamuna and their tributaries the status of living human entities.The plea asked that

Narendra Modi's suit's auction worth crores in controversy

Narendra Modi’s suit’s auction worth crores in controversy

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s famous Rs 10-lakh cost, and auctioned suite in crores rupees has once again come under the scope of controversy. Actually nobody has any information about the auctioned amount of the suit.The suit was claimed to be auctioned for crores of rupees for the cleanliness of the Ganga but National Mission

Bharti leads special cleanliness drive for Ganga

Uttarkashi: Union minister Uma Bharti today led a special cleanliness drive conducted by district-level officers at the Kedarghat, Manikarnika and Jad Bharat ghat here. On the occasion, Bharti, the Union Minister for water resources, river development and ganga rejuvenation, said the cleanliness fortnight was launched to “maintain purity” of the Ganga river. Asserting on people’s

One dead, 4 injured as tractor-trolley falls in Ganga

Bijnor (UP): A woman was drowned and four others were severely injured when a tractor-trolley fell into the Ganga river from a boat here, police said today. The incident happened yesterday when the vehicle carrying 25 passengers was being transported across the river, Mandawar SHO Vimlesh Kumar said. “In these parts of Khadar area, it

Invalid Rs 1,000 notes found floating in Ganga

Mirzapur (UP): Demonetised Rs 1,000 notes were found flowing in Ganga river at Nayaghat area here, police said. According to reports, boatmen got into a fight after spotting the invalid Rs 1,000 notes flowing in the river yesterday after which police was informed. Nineteen Rs 1,000 notes in a torn condition have been recovered from

Jharkhand to be developed as model case for Ganga rejuvenation

New Delhi: Jharkhand will be developed as a model case for Ganga’s rejuvenation intervention under ‘Clean Ganga’ campaign as results can be achieved faster owing to its shorter length there, the Lok Sabha was informed today. Union Minister of State for Water Resources Vijay Goel made a statement in this regard while responding to a