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Ganges: Major river in southern Asia
The Ganges or Ganga is a trans-boundary river of Asia which flows through India and Bangladesh. The 2,525 km (1,569 mi) river rises in the western Himalayas in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, and flows south and east through the Gangetic Plain of North India into Bangladesh, where it empties into the Bay of Bengal. It is the third largest river on Earth by discharge.


Ganga cleaning campaign launched in Varanasi [Video]

Ganga cleaning campaign launched in Varanasi

District administration with the help of several organisations launched a massive cleaning campaign of Ganga in UP's Varanasi on March 07. As many as 84 Ghats were cleaned up during the campaign...

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Priyanka Gandhi meets fishermen community members in Prayagraj [Video]

Priyanka Gandhi meets fishermen community members in Prayagraj

The party workers welcomed Congress General Secretary in-charge of Uttar Pradesh Priyanka Gandhi in Prayagraj on February 21. She came at Prayagraj to support boatmen who were allegedly harassed by..

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Indian devotees take holy dip on spring festival [Video]

Indian devotees take holy dip on spring festival

Hindu devotees in parts of northern India took a holy dip in River Ganges on 'Basant Panchami' or spring festival on Tuesday amid coronavirus pandemic.

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Basant Panchami: Devotees take holy dip in Ganga River [Video]

Basant Panchami: Devotees take holy dip in Ganga River

A large number of devotees took holy dip on the auspicious occasion of 'Basant Panchami'. In UP's Varanasi, people took holy dip in Ganga River on February 16. Basant Panchami, also known as 'Vasant..

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Mauni Amavasya: Devotees offer prayers, take holy dip in Ganga in Prayagraj [Video]

Mauni Amavasya: Devotees offer prayers, take holy dip in Ganga in Prayagraj

Devotees took holy dip in Ganga River on the occasion of 'Mauni Amavasya' in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj on February 11. Large number of people gathered to offer prayers at the ghats. Taking a dip in..

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Devotees take holy dip in Ganga on 'Mauni Amavasya' [Video]

Devotees take holy dip in Ganga on 'Mauni Amavasya'

Devotees took holy dip in Ganga river on the occasion of 'Mauni Amavasya' in Varanasi. A huge crowd gathered at ghats to offer prayers. Taking a dip in Ganga is considered to be auspicious on the day...

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Nine dead and dozens missing after broken glacier floods Indian power plants [Video]

Nine dead and dozens missing after broken glacier floods Indian power plants

Indian authorities have launched a search operation after part of a mountain glacier broke, sending a massive flood of water and debris slamming into two dams and damaging a number of homes.At least..

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Devotees take holy dip on Paush Purnima in Varanasi [Video]

Devotees take holy dip on Paush Purnima in Varanasi

Several devotees offered prayers and took a holy dip in Ganga River in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi on the occasion of Paush Purnima, considered as one of the most auspicious days in the Hindu calendar...

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India holds massive ‘Kumbh Mela’ festival amid COVID worries [Video]

India holds massive ‘Kumbh Mela’ festival amid COVID worries

India’s severe outbreak fails to deter Hindu pilgrims from descending on the banks of Ganges river in Haridwar for the seven-week festival.

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Devotees take holy dip on occasion of 'Makar Sankranti' [Video]

Devotees take holy dip on occasion of 'Makar Sankranti'

Devotees performed rituals in West Bengal's Kolkata on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti. They took holy dip in Hoogly River on January 14. On the other side, devotees also took holy dip in..

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Massive flood as glacier breaks near Uttarakhand's Joshimath

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Glacier breaks off in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district, causing flash flood in Dhauli Ganga

A glacier burst in Raini area of Chamoli in Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand on Sunday damaged the Tapovan- Vishnugad hydropower plant. A flood of water was seen gushing down the Ganga river. A high..
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COVID-19: Uttarakhand bans holy dip in Ganga on Kartik Purnima; seals Haridwar border till Nov 30

This year, devotees coming from other states shall not be allowed to enter Haridwar to combat the COVID-19 spread.
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With relaxed bid conditions, Indian firm bags bid for mega bridge over Ganga in Bihar, helps govt save Rs 600 cr

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On mission clean Ganga, UP govt fines co 3 cr for polluting river

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Bihar Assembly Elections 2020: 2.85 crore voters to exercise franchise in 94 seats in 2nd phase of polling today

As many as 41,362 polling stations have been set up across 17 districts, all of which except Patna, Bhagalpur, and Nalanda are situated north of the Ganges.
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India launches Dolphin safaris in river Ganga

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In big push to clean Ganga, PM Modi to inaugurate 6 mega projects in Uttarakhand under Namami Gange today

These projects include construction of a 68 MLD sewage treatment plant (STP), upgradation of the existing 27 MLD at Jagjeetpur in Haridwar and construction of an 18 MLD STP at Sarai in Haridwar.
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First-of-its-kind museum on river Ganga to be inaugurated by PM Modi on Tuesday

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Ganga, Yamuna rising at alarming rate; flood threat at Prayagraj

Although both, the Ganga and Yamuna, are still flowing below the danger mark, the water being released from barrages in Kanpur and Mata Tila in Lalitpur has put the district administration on alert.
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Bihar flood situation remains grim; 81.59 lakh in 16 districts affected

The flood situation in Bihar remained critical as prominent rivers like the Ganga, Bagmati and the Burhi Gandak are in spate, while 81.59 lakh people across 16 districts are affected by the calamity,..
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Flood situation in Bihar grim as water level in Ganga rises

The flood situation in Bihar remained grim, affecting 81.56 lakh people in 16 districts with the water level in Ganga continuing to rise on Monday, officials said.
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No meaningful action taken for cleaning Ganga tributary: NGT

Hindon, a tributary of Ganga, is one of the polluted river stretches and no meaningful action has been being taken to clean it, the National Green Tribunal said Tuesday while directing the UP chief..
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Kanwariyas barred from entering Haridwar; 14 days quarantine on arrival

Kanwar Yatra is an annual pilgrimage of Lord Shiva's devotees known as Kanwars, who visit Haridwar, Gaumukh and Gangotri in Uttarakhand and Sultanganj in Bihar to fetch holy waters of the River Ganga..
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PM Modi wishes people on Ganga Dussehra

"May mother Ganga, the eternal source of Indian spirituality, culture, prosperity and harmony, provide healthy life and continued success to all countrymen. Best wishes on Ganga Dussehra," Modi tweeted..
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Lockdown improves water quality of Ganga, Yamuna

As the coronavirus-induced lockdown continues, the water quality of Ganga and Yamuna has improved significantly in the areas with reduced industrial activities. The river Ganga's water quality has..
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Covid-19: Ganga aarti at Haridwar, Kashi closed to public

The famous Ganga aarti of Varanasi, which is a prime attraction for domestic and foreign tourists, will now be conducted by just one priest, and without any public participation, with the Varanasi..
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Nitish Kumar writes to PM about Bihar ascetic on fast over Ganga rejuvenation

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, drawing his attention towards a female ascetic hailing from the state who has been on a fast for more than a month..
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Focus on Arth Ganga model: PM Modi to 5 states

PM Narendra Modi directed governments of five Gangetic states — UP, Bihar, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand and West Bengal — to focus on promoting religious and adventure tourism on the river to generate..
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Rejuvenation of Ganga should be shining example of cooperative federalism: PM Modi

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PM chairs meeting of Ganga council in Kanpur

The prime minister was received by UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath and other dignitaries at the Chakeri airport. The PM chaired the meeting of the council at Chandra Shekhar Azad Agriculture..
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From ‘Pricklypear’ in US to ‘Ganges’ in India

Israel's NSO Group, whose spyware was behind the cyber-attacks that infected mobile phones, allegedly used ’operators’ with codenames such Pricklypear, Ganges and AK-47 for their targets in 45..
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Ganga likely to have necessary e-flow by December 15

The Centre has directed hydropower and irrigation projects on Ganga to ensure a minimum and uninterrupted flow in the river by December 15, a notification said.
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None of the river Ganga polluted stretches among the top 25 dirtiest patches, CPCB finds it cleaner than other rivers

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Jal Shakti minister seeks public support for Namami Gange

We need the support of common people to make Ganga, its basin and its tributaries clean and pure. Government's efforts alone will not bear fruits, says Gajendra Singh Shekhawat
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Auction of gifts received by PM Narendra Modi starts today, proceeds to be donated to 'Namami Gange'

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Govt allocated Rs 20,000 crore for 'Namami Gange' in last 5 years

The government on Wednesday asserted in Rajya Sabha that it is committed to cleaning the river Ganga and has earmarked Rs 20,000 crore for the 'Namami Gange' programme in the last five years.
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Uttar Pradesh:'Kanwariyas' drown while taking bath in Ganga river

Divyam Saxena (23), Aman Gupta (22) and Devendra (30) slipped into deep water while bathing at Ataina ghat in Usaihata area, they said.
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Kanwar fair begins amid tight security

Scores of Shiva devotees poured into the city to collect sacred water from the Ganga as the annual kanwar yatra began Wednesday. Around 10,000 police and para military personnel, including bomb..
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Kanwar Yatra kicks off: A look at what it entails

The annual pilgrimage by Shiva devotees to the Hindu pilgrimage places, to fetch the holy waters of the Ganga, has begun. Popularly known as Kanwar Yatra, it is undertaken barefooted by devotees...
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Yogi Adityanath offers golden crown weighing 2.5 kilogram to Lord Hanuman

UP CM Yogi Adityanath has offered a golden crown weighing 2.5 kg to Lord Hanuman during his visit to Shukratal in the district. He was visiting the holy site on Sunday to attend an event to mark the..
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As Ganga overflows in Varanasi, people migrate to safer places

"This year, the water level in Ganga is rising very fast. In the last three-four days, the water level has increased by 5.5 feet. We are facing a lot of problems. We have to shift to some safer..
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Too old for traffic, Laxman Jhula shut down for good

A landmark, Laxman Jhula is a 450-foot-long iron suspension bridge constructed over the Ganga. The PWD is tasked with maintenance of the British-era bridge that was built in 1923. Local folklore has it..
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Laxman Jhula closed for public

Laxman Jhula, the nearly century-old suspension bridge across the Ganges in Rishikesh, was closed on Friday by the local administration citing weak structure due to old age and high tourist footfall.
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Lakshman Jhula bridge in Rishikesh closed down

Lakshman Jhula, the iconic suspension bridge across the Ganga in Rishikesh, was closed to traffic. The iconic bridge was closed on the recommendation of a team of experts who found most of its parts in..
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Stunt gone wrong: Kolkata magician goes missing after lowered into Ganga

Chanchal Lahiri, a magician who tried to perform tricks like legendary magician of escape games Harry Houdini, was reportedly drowned in the Ganga on Sunday while trying to perform an underwater live..
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Seven of a family including two minors drown in Ganga in Amroha

Seven members of a family, including two minors, drowned in Ganga river while taking a bath at Brijghat in Uttar Pradesh's Amroha district, police said Tuesday.
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