He had blamed NGT for permitting AOL to hold the festival on Yamuna river bed & held them responsible for the environmental damage caused.
Much of the money allocated to Modi government's flagship project still remains unspent.
This means polluting the Ganga may be seen as human rights violation.
The overcrowded boat was returning from a kite flying festival when the incident took place.
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Amateur footage of the tragedy confirmed that the boat was carrying passengers, from a kite flying event, well over its intended capacity.
Because you know, Ram teri ganga maili.
Our selection of interesting news and opinion from the day's newspapers.
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The government's initiative to deliver holy water via the postal services has taken off with a splash
Banaras, or Varanasi, is probably one of the most interesting cities of India, especially for someone who has an eye for detail and the heart to take in the magnificence of the Ganga. Life here begins with the Ganga and dissolves in her.
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Harendra Khoya, a senior accountant residing in the New York City, noticed with increasing disquiet the helplessness of grieving families in the US when they were unable to immerse the ashes of their loved ones immediately after the cremation. Planning a trip to India for the Asthi Visarjan (the practice of immersing mortal remains in holy waters) involved coordinating many variables; at times, the waiting period involved was more than one year. This delay placed an enormous amount of guilt on NRIs who were still fresh from grief...
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NEW DELHI -- No environmental clearance has been granted to any project on river Ganga in the last two years, government told Rajya Sabha today. When members during Question Hour expressed concern ove...
NEW DELHI -- The National Green Tribunal today slammed the Centre and UP government over pollution in river Ganga in Varanasi and said their slogans are contrary to actions. "It is really very unfortu...
HARIDWAR -- In a shot to arm the tourism industry in the state, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has begun "free" Internet wi-fi service for the visitors at 'Har Ki Pauri' on the banks of the Gange...