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File photo of PM Modi taking a dip at the Sangam in Prayagraj during the Kumbh Mela | narendramodi/Instagram

Lockdown hasn’t cleaned Ganga. Modi must not fall for photoshopped images on social media

Modi government must know the difference between Ganga river being clean and looking clean. The fall in discharge of industrial waste has achieved only the latter.
The river Ganga in Varanasi

Adani, Shapoorji Pallonji group among private players lining up to clean Ganga

29 projects worth over Rs 10,000 crore have been awarded to the private players under the hybrid annuity-based public private partnership model.  
G. D. Agarwal (left) | @matrisadan/Twitter

Ganga crusader GD Agrawal, on fast since 22 June, dies in Haridwar

The 86-year-old IIT-Kanpur professor had survived on just 3 glasses of water since 22 June. Three days ago, Agrawal gave up even that.
Animal hides used by tanneries being dried on the banks of Ganga

Ganga cleaning agency to spend Rs 3 crore to build its social media image

National Mission for Clean Ganga that has drawn flak for poor performance will hire digital agency to publicise its achievements.
Representational image | Brent Lewin | Bloomberg

These giant machines are removing all the plastic choking India’s water bodies

The firms that deploy them work with municipalities, and the irrigation and water resource departments, and often provide end-to-end service.

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The river Ganga in Varanasi

Five reasons that are stopping Ganga from becoming clean

The bureaucracy is capable enough to prove to the govt that Ganga has been completely cleaned. But that, we know, would be far from truth.

Revival in demand & business activity push Indian economy’s animal spirits up in September

Economists attributed the recovery to pent-up demand after a strict lockdown imposed in March hit the consumption of goods and services.

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A file photo of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper at the 2+2 dialogue in Washington in December 2019. | Photo: ANI

The 3 foundational agreements with US and what they mean for India’s military growth

Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement, the last of the key foundational agreements between India & US, was signed Tuesday. LEMOA was signed in 2016 and COMCASA in 2018.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.