Ganga River
West Bengal  /  Published 14.09.20

Farmer dies of shock as Ganga gulps home

A farmer at Dhusaripara village in Murshidabad’s Samserganj collapsed and died moments after his parental home got washed away in Ganga’s riverbank erosion on Sunday night. Eyewitnesses s...
By Alamgir Hossain in Samserganj

West Bengal  /  Published 10.09.20

River’s fury or storm, students suffer

Nearly 3,000 students, their guardians and teachers are keeping fingers crossed as the swelling Ganga nears a high school and a primary school in Birnagar area of Malda’s Kaliachak-III block, go...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda

West Bengal  /  Published 04.09.20

Ganga gobbles up 70 houses in a few hours

Erosion has swept away at least 70 houses on the banks of the Ganga in Murshidabad’s Hiranandapur village late on Thursday night. Forty other families living at the same village under the juris...
By Alamgir Hossain in Samserganj

West Bengal  /  Published 01.09.20

Cops help victims of erosion save items

“As we found people moving away with different items, we stood by them and helped them shift those to safer places. We are concerned about maintenance of law and order on a day-to-day basis. But...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda

India  /  Published 24.07.20

Priest tax Nehru halted returns to Varanasi

Varanasi’s civic body has directed priests who conduct rituals for clients on the Ganga’s banks to pay a yearly registration fee of Rs 100 to reserve their wooden seats at the ghats. Such...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

West Bengal  /  Published 07.07.20

Swollen rivers inundate five Malda blocks

The rise in water levels of three major rivers has inundated unprotected areas on the banks in at least six blocks here this monsoon. In all, close to 10,000 families are affected in Malda district w...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda

Jharkhand  /  Published 12.10.18

Team Ganga on clean mission

The 40-member team of Mission Clean Gange Haridwar-Patna expedition is rafting the choppy waters with elan and has so far managed to collect over 11 tonnes of waste from the holy river and its banks.A...
By Our Correspondent in

India  /  Published 02.11.18

Sunday respects to Ganga seer

The Supreme Court on Friday permitted followers of environmentalist and “Save Ganga” crusader G.D. Agarwal, who died last month after a 111-day fast, to pay their respects to his embalmed body at ...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

Bihar  /  Published 27.10.18

Steamer recce for safe Chhath

The district administration has stepped on the gas to ensure better arrangement at the ghats with less than three weeks left for Chhath.After two days of inspection by road, officials on Saturday chos...
By Amit Bhelari in Patna

Opinion  /  Published 22.10.18

The extraordinary life and death of Sanand

In a country where life is so cheap and precarious, the passing away of an 86-year-old man should ordinarily provoke little comment. But the death of G D Agrawal, also known as Swami Gyan Swaroop Sana...
By Manini Chatterjee in


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