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Protesting Wrestlers To Throw Their Medals In Ganga

Two days after India's top athletes were detained by the Delhi Police, Sakshi Malik has informed that the protesting wrestlers will throw their medals in Ganga river at Haridwar. The decision was taken to intensify their protest against the Delhi Police and Central Government, demanding action against WFI President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh for sexual harassment allegations. They informed about throwing medals and sitting on hunger-strike,… read-more

Tue, 30 May 2023 - 03:51 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Indian sports, athletes, medals, Ganga, protest

Courtesy: Zee News India

Ganga dip banned in Haridwar

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Haridwar Bans Holy Ganga Dip On 'Makar Sankranti' Amid Covid-19 Surge

Amid rising cases of Covid-19, the Haridwar administration has banned holy Ganga dip on the occasion of 'Makar Sankranti' i.e., January 14. "Night curfew will also be imposed from 10 pm to 6 am," ordered the District Magistrate. Residents of the state will also not be allowed in the area of 'Har Ki Podi'. However, under Epidemic Disease Act 1879, action will be taken if anyone violates the above norms. 

Tue, 11 Jan 2022 - 01:00 PM / by Madhvi Jha

Tags: haridwar, Covid-19, Ganga, makar sankranti, omicron

Courtesy: ANI

Kanwar Yatra

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Uttarakhand: Kanwar Yatra Cancelled Due To Covid-19

The annual Kanwar Yatra in Uttarakhand has been scrapped in the wake of the second COVID-19 wave. The Uttarakhand police appealed to its neighboring states' officials to restrict the entry of devotees to Haridwar in order to collect Ganga water this year. Those found entering Haridwar will be booked under Disaster Management Act and the Epidemic Disease Act, besides being placed under quarantine as per Covid protocols, said DGP Ashok Kumar… read-more

Wed, 07 Jul 2021 - 01:20 PM / by Aditi Chavan

Tags: kanwar yatra, haridwar, Ganga, Uttarakhand

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Due to the monsoons the water level in the Ganga rose and unearthed buried bodies on it's banks.

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Rising Water Level In Ganga Unearths Dead Bodies In Uttar Pradesh

The oncoming monsoons have risen the water levels in Ganga, unearthing many dead bodies. The bodies have been witnessed floating in the river in UP's Prayagraj, a mark of the devastation brought about by the pandemic. Several videos recorded by local journalists & citizens showed bodies being fished out of the river, on June 23-24. However, it is speculated that the floating bodies are those of COVID-19 patients.

Sat, 26 Jun 2021 - 12:27 PM / by Anvitha Shetty

Tags: Ganga, Covid-19, Dead Bodies, burial

Courtesy: The Wire

CM Yogi Adityanath

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UP Govt To Take Care Of Baby Girl Found Floating In Ganga River

Ironic! Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath has announced that the UP govt will adopt a 22-day old baby girl who was abandoned floating in the Ganga river. However, the baby was discovered by a boatman near Dadri Ghat in Ghazipur on June 16, and was covered with Hindu deities inside a wooden box. According to reports, the girl has been named 'Ganga' & now will be take care by government.

Thu, 17 Jun 2021 - 11:46 AM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Ganga, CM Yogi Adityanath, Uttar Pradesh

Courtesy: Zee News

Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar

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Mumbai Mayor Takes Jibe At Opposition BJP Over COVID Death Data

Taking a jibe at the opposition BJP's claims of Maharashtra's COVID-19 deaths being underreported, Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar said that there are no rivers in Mumbai to dump bodies. Pednekar said, “All Covid deaths in Mumbai are recorded at three places, so the data can't be hidden". Recently, BJP-ruled Bihar and UP were also criticised for under reporting COVID deaths and burying dead bodies along riverside.

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 - 08:44 PM / by Aditi Chavan

Tags: Mumbai mayor, Mayor Kishori Pednekar, BJP, Uttar Pradesh, Ganga

Courtesy: NDTV

Representational photo/ Bank of river Ganga, UP.

Photo: Deccan Herald

Over 2,000 Dead Bodies Recovered From Ganga Ghats In Uttar Pradesh

Several districts in UP have reportedly recovered over 2,000 dead bodies near the banks of Ganga river having 1,140 km stretch in the state. As per sources, Unnao has uncovered most number of bodies (900) along with Kanpur (400). Besides, Kannauj (350), Ghazipur (280), Prayagraj, Varanasi and Mirzapur have also witnessed such unclaimed bodies. Reportedly, many bodies were buried in soil, while many were seen floated to the ghats.

Sun, 16 May 2021 - 03:45 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: UP, Ganga, Dead Bodies, Unnao

Courtesy: Free Press Journal

Floating of unidentified corpses in Ganga in Bihar's Buxar

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Centre Calls For Investigation Into Floating Corpses In Ganga In Bihar

The Jal Shakti Ministry on May 11 asked the states concerned to "take immediate cognizance" of the floating corpses in Ganga. Calling out for an investigation, Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said, "The incident of corpses found floating in Ganga in Buxar region of Bihar is unfortunate." Meanwhile, Buxar SDO KK Upadhyay said that they have made the arrangements to cremate the corpses, which were about 10-12 in numbers.

Tue, 11 May 2021 - 02:37 PM / by Vanshika Sharma

Tags: Ganga, River Ganga, Union Minister of Jal, environment, COVID, Unclaimed corpses, cleanliness

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Ground Water

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20% Indian Land Has Toxic Level Of Arsenic In Groundwater: IIT Study

An IIT-Kharagpur report pointed out that around 20% of Indian land has a toxic level of arsenic in its groundwater. The AI-based prediction stated that over 250 million people were exposed to its toxicity, which is potent enough to cause cancer and skin lesion. Moreover, the study exhibited most concentration in areas surrounding Indus-Ganga-Brahmaputra basin. Besides, it suggested a rigorous sampling by the government as records were found… read-more

Thu, 11 Feb 2021 - 06:23 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: environment, iit kharagpur, Environmentalist, Ganga

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Representational Image

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Water Quality Of River Ganga Deteriorates Again As Lockdown Eases

The water quality of river Ganga has again deteriorated after a short span of improvement induced by the lockdown. The Uttar Pradesh State Pollution Control Board recently revealed that the river's water is once again not fit for drinking but only for bathing. Earlier, a report published during the lockdown revealed that the water of river Ganga had become good enough for drinking as well. Reportedly, the deterioration started since the… read-more

Mon, 01 Feb 2021 - 09:56 AM / by Aman Tripathi

Tags: Ganga, Pollution, UP government, Health Hazard

Courtesy: India Times