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12 lakh devotees take holy dip at Gangasagar

Around 12 lakh pilgrims and devotees took the holy dip at Gangasagar with the most auspicious time of Sun's transition to Makar Rashi (Capricon) continuing till 7.04 pm on Tuesday, officials said.......

PIX: Makarsankranti dip at Gangasagar in evening hours after 65 yrs

After a gap of 65 years, the pious Makarsankranti dip at Gangasagar, the second largest after Kumbh Mela, will again take place during the evening hours on Tuesday, the Chief Priest of the......

IN PICS: GANGASAGAR MELA, the Kumbh of the east

The Gangasagar pilgrimage and fair is the second largest congregation of mankind after the holy Kumbha Mela at Prayag. The Gangasagar fair and pilgrimage is held annually on the Sagar Island's......

PHOTOS: Devotees throng Gangasagar on Makar Sankranti

Over eight lakh devotees from all over the country have so far taken the holy dip in the Ganges on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti on Sunday, officials said. The devotees, including......

Seven killed in stampede at Gangasagar mela

At least seven pilgrims were killed and nine injured, four of them seriously, when a stampede broke out at the Gangasagar mela in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal early on Thursday.Around......

When it comes to 'innovative ideas' you can't beat Didi

Mamata woos industry with boat ride to Gangasagar, Sundarbans West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee might not have many policies to attract investors, but she is never short of innovative......

Railways to start Bharat Teerth tourist trains

To promote tourism, Railways will be launching 16 special Bharat Teerth trains connecting popular tourist sites as also pilgrimage centres in different parts of the country. "The running of Bharat......
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Armed forces men to swim 2,800 km in Ganga for Swachh Bharat

New Delhi: A team of armed forces personnel will undertake a record-breaking expedition to swim a stretch of Ganges river from Uttarakhand to West... ...
The Role of Ecosystem Productivity

During the past year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his team have made a strong pitch to investors to "Make in India". According to Daniel J.... ...
Nashik set for final parvani amidst water cuts at Kumbh

Devotees participate in shahi snan at Nashik —File Photo Trimbakeshwar town of the Nashik district has geared up for the Simhastha Kumbh Mela’s... ...
5 states to give DPR on forestry intervention for Ganga by Sept 25

The Forest Research Institute (FRI) will act as the nodal centre for planning, capacity building, co-coordinating and monitoring the implementation... ...
BJP to begin Namami Gange Yatra on Vajpayee's birthday

The BJP has decided to launch "Namami Gange Yatra" along the river's course from its origin-point Gaumukh in Uttarakhand to Gangasagar in West... ...

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