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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.

Kangana trolled for calling pictures of bodies floating in rivers from Nigeria| Oneindia News [Video]

Kangana trolled for calling pictures of bodies floating in rivers from Nigeria| Oneindia News

A couple of days ago, Kangana Ranaut claimed that the photos doing the rounds on social media of bodies floating in a river are from Nigeria. Several reports on the other hand claim the photos are from..

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Bodies of suspected victims found in Ganges River in India [Video]

Bodies of suspected victims found in Ganges River in India

Health experts say most COVID-19 deaths in Bihar and India’s rural areas.

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Akshaya Tritiya observed in the country, several devotees take holy dip in the Ganga | Oneindia News [Video]

Akshaya Tritiya observed in the country, several devotees take holy dip in the Ganga | Oneindia News

‘Akshaya Tritiya’ is being observed in the country on May 14. Several devotees arrived at a ghat in Varanasi despite COVID restrictions and took a holy dip in river Ganga. Devotees and priests also..

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Several missing after jeep carrying passengers falls in Ganga river in Patna [Video]

Several missing after jeep carrying passengers falls in Ganga river in Patna

In an unfortunate incident, a jeep, carrying at least 15 passengers, fell into river Ganga at Peepapul in Patna on April 23. At least 10 people are missing. Search operation for the missing people is..

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Plea in SC seeks direction for removal of bodies found floating in river Ganga

A plea has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking directions to the Centre and four states, including Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, to take immediate steps to remove the bodies found floating in river..
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Centre solely responsible for bodies flowing in Ganga: Rahul

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said the Centre is solely responsible for dead bodies flowing in the Ganga and it is not a collective responsibility.
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Rahul Gandhi slams Centre over corpses being found buried near Ganga

Amid reports of corpses being buried in the sand on the banks of the Ganga, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday hit out at the Centre and said that the Modi system stays buried in the same sands..
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Check infection risk, states told over dumping of bodies in Ganga

Reacting to reports of bodies of suspected Covid-19 victims being dumped in the river Ganga, the Centre has sensitised its agencies towards missing actions on the ground and asked states to carry out..
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4th day in a row, bodies found on Ganga in UP

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After floating corpses, now bodies found buried in sand on banks of Ganga in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao

Sources said that ever since the death toll in the ongoing pandemic began rising, the prices of performing cremation have also shot up.
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Bodies wash up on banks of Ganges as COVID deaths pass 250,000 on India's deadliest day

bodies wash up on banks of ganges as covid deaths pass 250,000 on india's deadliest day
Bodies of COVID-19 victims have washed up on riverbanks in India as the country endured its deadliest day of the pandemic so far.
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Bihar, UP blame each other for bodies on Ganga

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71 bodies fished out from the Ganges in Bihar so far, all floated downstream from UP: Minister

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Day after Bihar, several corpses wash up on banks of Ganga in UP's Ghazipur

Locals complained of stench coming from the bloated, decomposed corpses and accused the authorities of ineptitude.
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SHOCKING: Several dead bodies found floating in Ganga in Bihar, Yamuna in UP as COVID-19 cases surge

Several unidentified and partially burnt bodies were spotted floating in the Yamuna and Ganga in UP and Bihar.
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Kumbh 2021: 2,167 COVID-19 cases in Haridwar in last five days, Mela to continue

Around 14 lakh devotees took a holy dip in the River Ganga at the Haridwar Mahakumbh on Wednesday.
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Kumbh Mela Haridwar 2021: Centre sanctions Rs 325 crore to Uttarakhand as special assistance

The Haridwar Kumbh on the banks of river Ganga in Uttarakhand will take place from April 1 to April 30.
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Kumbh duration curtailed to 1 month for first time; Covid negative report must for pilgrims

The duration of Kumbh Mela in Haridwar has been curtailed to just one month for the first time in its history in view of a recent surge in Covid-19 cases and it has been made mandatory for pilgrims to..
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No new hydel units on Ganga, said govt in 2019

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Massive flood as glacier breaks near Uttarakhand's Joshimath

The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) said that there was some cloudburst or breaching of the reservoir at around 10 a.m. which resulted in the flooding in Dhauliganga -- one of the six source streams..
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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

He also reviewed the progress of works under the ambitious Namami Gange project in the stretch of the river that is considered the most polluted, and deliberated on various aspects of cleaning the..
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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'

PM Narendra Modi will be auctioning the gifts and mementoes received by him in the last one year. The mementoes would on display at the National Gallery of Modern Art in the capital and the proceeds of..
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'Premier' auction kicks off this weekend, bids capped at Rs 2.5 lakh

Prime Presents: Proceeds from gifts Modi received in past six months to be used for Ganga rejuvenation
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Over 2700 gifts received by PM to be auctioned from September 14

Over 1,800 gifts received by the prime minister were sold in a fortnight-long auction that began in January this year. The funds generated went towards the Namami Gange, a central government project to..
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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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