West Bengal  /  Published 30.07.19

Cargo ripples in Ganga

A barge with 52 containers of edible oil belonging to the Fortune brand of Adani Wilmar on Tuesday began its voyage from Haldia to Patna on the Hooghly, marking the formal start of such cargo trips al...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Haldia

Bihar  /  Published 24.09.18

Plan to dredge out Ganga bed silt deposits

Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) has started a survey on silt deposits in the Ganga basin from Pirpainti to Munger, mainly for smooth movement of steamers and cargo containers to transport g...
By Gautam Sarkar in

Bihar  /  Published 27.11.18

Bihar govt wakes up to smell the dirty air

Two state ministers on Tuesday expressed concern at different events over the city’s polluted air.Recent data from the Central Air Pollution Control Board suggest that the air quality in Patna latel...
By Dipak Mishra in Patna

Bihar  /  Published 12.11.18

Lakhs visit Patna Ganga for Chhath, start fast

District magistrate Kumar Ravi patrolled the Ganga on a boat and senior superintendent of police Manu Maharaaj inspected ghat arrangements on horseback as well as on a boat on Monday, the second day o...
By Amit Bhelari in Patna

Bihar  /  Published 12.11.18

When outlaws fear the wrath of Chhathi Maiyya

Residents of Badar Ghat near Gaighat in Patna City were surprised to see Pachu Gope — whose very name spells terror in the locality — busy cleaning the road leading to the river Ganga ahead of Chh...
By Ramashankar in

Bihar  /  Published 11.11.18

Water-level hurdle for cruise on Ganga

Mrs Morrison, a tourist from the US, was delighted to visit Vikramshila, the land of Buddhist scholar Atish Dipankar Srigyan, but she was very upset after undertaking the tedious journey. She could no...
By Gautam Sarkar in Bhagalpur

India  /  Published 21.12.18

Mystery of the wrecker of dreams

Union minister Nitin Gadkari has sprung a tantalising riddle on the BJP and the rest of the country in the run-up to the general election.“Sapne dikhane wale logon ko achchhe lagte hai, par dikhaye ...
By J.P. Yadav in New Delhi

India  /  Published 24.02.19

PM to cherish all his life worship by washing feet

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday washed the feet of five persons employed as sweepers by the Allahabad municipality and claimed the moment would remain with him, reaching out to a caste that acc...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

Jharkhand  /  Published 23.02.19

Jharkhand gets its 1st CNG station, in Bokaro

Jharkhand on Saturday got its first compressed natural gas (CNG) refill station in Bokaro under the country’s city gas distribution project, a move expected to reduce transport budgets and pollution...
By Our Special Correspondent in Jamshedpur

Books  /  Published 27.06.19

River Ganga: Coursing through the ages

In this erudite and intricately woven work, Sudipta Sen lucidly captures the essence of Indian civilization from antiquity to the present through a detailed discourse on its most important watercourse...
By Priyank Patel in


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