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

India  /  Published 30.06.20

Bridge: China link nixes bids

The Centre has cancelled technical bids for a Rs 2,411-crore, four-lane bridge over the Ganga at Patna, purportedly over the partnership of Chinese firms with the bidders. The action came in the afte...
By Dev Raj in Patna

India  /  Published 06.06.20

Covid: When govt plays Dr Diktat

At his emergency department at 1.20am on Friday, Dhiren Gupta, a paediatrician at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital here, learned that a government diktat would prevent him practising medicine the best way h...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

Bihar  /  Published 08.11.18

Nitish inspects Ganga ghats ahead of Chhath

Chief minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday conducted the second round of inspection of ghats along the Ganga in view of the upcoming Chhath and instructed officials to make arrangements for the smooth pa...
By Our Special Correspondent in Patna

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

Opinion  /  Published 15.10.18

Unholy silence: contempt for Ganga mission

Some sadhus seem to be dispensable to the Bharatiya Janata Party. G.D. Agrawal — also known as Gyan Swaroop Sanand — who died after being on a prolonged fast demanding the cleansing of the Ganga a...
By The Editorial Board in

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...
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