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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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Rs 580 cr for Indo-Bangla rail project

Rs 580 cr for Indo-Bangla rail project Prabir Sil AGARTALA, July 26 - In a major push in the Indo-Bangla rail extension project, the Centre has... ...

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Raigad, Maharashtra

Located in the picturesque Konkan region, the historic district of Raigad with its numerous forts and ruins was the erstwhile base of Shivaji's... ...

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Edward Creek to receive better river transport as part of an ecotourism project

The Eco-tourism Advisory Board held its first meeting at Nabanna on Wednesday . The board gave the go ahead to the proposed eco trail link between... ...

http://www.travelandtourworld.com/news/article/edward-creek-receive-better-river-transport-part-ecotourism-project/
BJP to Revive Yatra Plan to Raise Pitch for Clean Ganga

NEW DELHI: Come August, and the focus will once again be on the Ganga, at least politically. BJP president Amit Shah along with senior party... ...

http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/BJP-to-Revive-Yatra-Plan-to-Raise-Pitch-for-Clean-Ganga/2015/07/05/article2902945.ece
Tourism circuit in Bakkhali, Jambudweep

KOLKATA: The Mamata Banerjee government has come up with a proposal to develop an ecotourism circuit between Bakkhali and Jambudweep. The issue... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/Tourism-circuit-in-Bakkhali-Jambudweep/articleshow/47942590.cms

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