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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.
Representational image for hilsa fish | Photo: Commons

Ganga mission to now work on hilsa to improve its numbers, project to ranch and tag the fish

Under three-year Hilsa Improvement Programme, NMCG will monitor the migration pattern of hilsa through tagging & ranching among a slew of other initiatives.
Ganga-Brahmaputra delta

Tensions with China-Pakistan can derail fragile water treaties, but India won’t talk about it

The recent tension with Nepal, misunderstanding with Bhutan and border clash with China show that India can no longer create policy of long-term water security in isolation.
Ganges river bank

Modi govt plans to boost Ganga economy with floating flower & fruit markets, ferry services

Shipping ministry is planning to launch Rs 1,367-crore Arth Ganga project in October to boost India's river economy.
Ganges river bank

Only 9 months left for Modi govt’s Namami Gange plan to end and just 37% projects are done

With only 116 of the total 310 sanctioned Ganga cleaning projects completed, Namami Gange is likely to be extended beyond December 2020 deadline.
Justice Rajiv Sharma of the Punjab & Haryana High Court

HC judge who declared Sukhna lake living entity also granted legal rights to Ganga, animals

Justice Rajiv Sharma, who has been a judge for nearly 13 years is an environment expert known to be driven by a deep passion for nature.
IWAI vessel MV RN Tagore at Farakka Navigation Lock, carrying India's first riverine containerised cargo on NW-1, river Ganga, from Kolkata to Varanasi in November 2018. | Photo: Special arrangement

Modi govt’s waterways authority set to rope in private players to build, operate terminals

With private players queuing up, Inland Waterways Authority of India looks at moving out of building terminals and jetties on waterways.
The river Ganga in Varanasi

New armed force, heavy fines & jail terms — how Modi govt plans to protect Ganga

The draft National River Ganga (Rejuvenation, Protection and Management) Bill also proposes to set up a PM-headed council and a rejuvenation authority.
Ganga river

Deadline to clean Ganga is next year but less than 30% of sewerage infra is ready

Of the 150 sewage treatment plants sanctioned under Namami Gange, only 42 have been completed as on 31 May, shows Ministry of Jal Shakti data.
Ganga

Ganges water unfit for direct drinking and bathing, says pollution board

The latest data shows high level of coliform bacteria in the river making the water unsafe for consumption.

On Camera

Narendra Modi with Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu at the Olga Beach, in Israel

BDS and the Islamic lobby in US has found a new target after Israel — democratic India

The Indian community in US is caught flat-footed by this activism. Islamists had a ready-made network, a built-in constituency, and pre-programmed rhetoric.
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In 6 yrs of Modi govt, market cap of PSUs fell 36% — but that of BSE, Sensex almost doubled

Public sector firms and banks’ total market capitalisation was Rs 19.1 lakh crore in May 2014, but by 28 October 2020, they have lost Rs 6.9 lakh crore.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addressing the biannual Army Commanders Conference in New Delhi Wednesday | Indian Army

China lacks ‘honest intent’, be prepared for any eventuality, Rajnath Singh tells Army

Speaking in Delhi, the Defence Minister told military commanders that the government will strongly back reforms in the armed forces including setting up of theatre commands.
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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.