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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
One of the railway track images shared by RJD | @RJDforIndia/Twitter

RJD posts Karachi railway track picture to blunt BJP’s claims of cleaning up Ganga

The Clean Ganga mission was one of the flagship initiatives of the Modi government that has promised to achieve it by 2020.

Viral image of clean Ganga under Modi govt is actually a photo from 2012

The image, posted on Facebook and shared multiple times on WhatsApp, is from 2012 when the Congress-led UPA was in power.
Priyanka Gandhi

Elections are like a picnic for Gandhis, says BJP as Priyanka takes boat ride in UP

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra began a 3-day campaign in UP, during which she will travel 100 km on the river Ganga from Allahabad to Varanasi.

On Camera

Artist concept of the solar system. | Photo: NASA

Millenials love discussing Mercury retrograde on Instagram, but scoff at jyotish predictions

If you’re a millennial and everything is going wrong at work, in love, and in life — it’s probably just Mercury retrograde, which began in June and ends mid-July.

Indian lawsuits allege former Wirecard COO played key role in deals later mired in disputes

The suits allege Marsalek took part in negotiations leading to the acquisition of Hermes by a Mauritius-based private equity fund in 2015.

Defence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets soldiers who were injured in Galwan Valley clash, during his visit to Ladakh, in Leh on 3 July 2020 | ANI

Modi dares China, tells Indian Army ‘our enemies have seen your fire and fury’

China sees Modi’s visit as an attempt to ‘escalate’ the situation. Experts say the visit was a powerful message to China to not escalate the matter.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.