West Bengal  /  Published 05.09.20

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 02.09.20

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 17.08.20

Book on Sikkim governor’s work

Sikkim Raj Bhavan on Saturday published a coffee table book on governor Ganga Prasad’s work in the state as well as in Meghalaya where he had held the post previously. Titled “Memoirs of ...
By Rajeev Ravidas in Siliguri

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

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

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


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