Monday, 3 October, 2022

Topic: Ganga

Chapter 1 of Uma Bharti’s ‘memoirs in tweets’: How Amit Shah saved her Cabinet berth

Ex-MP CM says she could have been sacked for opposing power projects while in charge of Ganga Rejuvenation ministry in 2014, but Amit Shah supported 'aviralta (flow) of the Ganga'.

Kashi Vishwanath has become a construction site. Varanasi’s piousness is the cost

Many see the redevelopment of Kashi Vishwanath temple as befitting the ancient Hindu faith. But it's destroying what made Varanasi a special city.

A British scientist’s quest to scientifically explain the ‘mythical powers of the Ganges’

In 'Invisible Empire: The Natural History of Viruses’, Pranay Lal tells the story of viruses as major actors across human civilisation.

SubscriberWrites: When Ganga says no – our respect for the goddess fuels our disregard for the river

Ganga bemoans her loss of purity, accuses us of sustained abuse and warns us of the existential crisis she confronts today, writes Sangeeta Kampani.

High presence of microplastics in Ganga, level of pollution maximum in Varanasi, study says

The testing was carried out in collaboration with National Institute of Oceanography in Goa and water samples were collected from Ganga at Haridwar, Kanpur & Varanasi.

Plea in SC seeks direction to Centre, states for removing bodies found floating in Ganga

The petition urged the apex court to issue guidelines or formulate a standard operating procedure for proper cremation or burial of bodies of Covid victims as per the rituals.

Pieces of cloth covering bodies at ghat in Prayagraj removed, SDM says ‘unintentional’

Video showing labourers picking up the pieces of cloth and bamboo sticks, marking where suspected Covid bodies are buried, has gone viral.

It’s 2021, but floating bodies in UP and Bihar have sent us back to 1918

In Bihar’s Buxar, 71 corpses washed up at Mahadev Ghat of the Ganga river. In UP's Hamirpur, local residents fear the floating bodies will pose a new risk to their health.

CM Yogi orders patrolling by police, SDRF in UP to prevent disposing of bodies in rivers

The directions came after several bodies were found floating in the Ganga. The UP chief minister also stressed that a fine may be imposed to ensure no one dumps bodies in rivers.

‘Dead body could infect us, wood is expensive’ — tragic stories of Covid victims in Ganga

Some residents of Gahmar in Ghazipur say they’ve had to resort to immersing bodies in the Ganga due to high number of deaths, rising cost of cremations.

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A pandal with a clay idol of Hindu goddess Durga in Chinese-inspired art | Dibayangshu Sarkar/AFP/Getty

UNESCO recognition of Durga Puja a big feat. But it was no easy journey for India

Creating the idol for puja is more than just mixing sand and clay. It circumscribes the emotions and efforts of all artisans.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


Naval Group & IIT Goa signing agreement to extend partnership on 28 September | Twitter @navalgroup

France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.