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Video : Uttarakhand HC Declares Ganga, Yamuna Rivers As Living Legal Entities

Video : Uttarakhand HC Declares Ganga, Yamuna Rivers As Living Legal Entities

A division bench of Uttarakhand High Court has declared that rivers Ganga and Yamuna, all their tributaries, streams, every natural water flowing with flow continuously or intermittently of these rivers, as juristic/legal persons/living entities having the status of a legal person with all corresponding rights, duties and liabilities of a living person. This is the [...]

March 20, 2017 HHR Archives, HHR Videos, India 0

Video : India’s dying mother – Killing the Ganges

Video : India’s dying mother – Killing the Ganges

India’s greatest river, the Ganges, is one of the world’s dirtiest. The river is revered by Hindus, but it is also the sewer that carries away the waste from 450 million people. Pollution from industry, agriculture – and even waste from religious ceremonies – has turned its sacred waters into a toxic and deadly cocktail. [...]

May 22, 2016 HHR Archives, HHR Videos, India Comments Off on Video : India’s dying mother – Killing the Ganges

Sin’ of polluting Ganga may soon be a crime

Sin’ of polluting Ganga may soon be a crime

NEW DELHI: One year may not be enough for him to show results as far as his pet Ganga cleaning project is concerned, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi is determined to demonstrate substantial progress on the issue when his government goes to the polls at the end of its term. A timeline for this complex [...]

May 20, 2015 HHR Articles Comments Off on Sin’ of polluting Ganga may soon be a crime

Hindus being Baptised in the River Ganga by Christian Missionaries

Hindus being Baptised in the River Ganga by Christian Missionaries

40 people get converted to Christianity by Pastor Simon Haqq shamelessly using the Ganges river Haridwar [...]

February 1, 2015 HHR Archives, HHR Videos Comments Off on Hindus being Baptised in the River Ganga by Christian Missionaries

Glenn Beck and the Ugly Outdated Face of American Prejudice

Glenn Beck and the Ugly Outdated Face of American Prejudice

President Obama as with any national leader comes in for criticism and attack. The duties of office require the navigation of many conflicting and contradictory interests. However a large proportion of this has degenerated into conspiracy theories which bring out the worst in racial and cultural stereotypes. The recent massacres in France over the publication [...]

January 31, 2015 Ranbir Singh Analysis/Insights, Archives, World Focus Comments Off on Glenn Beck and the Ugly Outdated Face of American Prejudice

‘Spitting, throwing waste in Ganga river could be punishable offence’

‘Spitting, throwing waste in Ganga river could be punishable offence’

Throwing waste in Ganga river is likely to be made a punishable offence and can land you behind bars. According to a proposed law which needs the approval of Union Water Resource Ministry, spitting, throwing garbage, polythene or waster in the holy river will be a punishable offence, as per news reports.  The central government [...]

June 11, 2014 HHR Articles, News updates Comments Off on ‘Spitting, throwing waste in Ganga river could be punishable offence’

Cleaning The Mighty Ganga Will Be a Mammoth Task For Modi

Cleaning The Mighty Ganga Will Be a Mammoth Task For Modi

No river on our planet probably evokes the range of powerful religious as well as filial emotions in a whole population that the Ganga does. No river is probably more polluted and desecrated. When Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged during the elections to clean the Ganga, it was metaphorical and literal – the promise of [...]

June 6, 2014 HHR Dharmic Ecology Comments Off on Cleaning The Mighty Ganga Will Be a Mammoth Task For Modi

From Varanasi, Modi will rejuvenate India

From Varanasi, Modi will rejuvenate India

As the long-drawn parliamentary election meanders to a close, it would be churlish to deny that Mr Narendra Modi gambled well in his choice of Varanasi as the wellspring of his plans for rejuvenating India, economically and civilisationally. It is equally evident that the people of Gujarat realise he will quit Vadodara in the event [...]

May 11, 2014 HHR India Comments Off on From Varanasi, Modi will rejuvenate India

Satyagraha-Truth Force : Fight to Save Ganga Movie

Satyagraha-Truth Force : Fight to Save Ganga Movie

Australian filmmaker Lisa Sabina Harney (now based in California) recently won the best documentary award at the Delhi International Film Festival for her work, “Satyagraha-Truth Force.” For the first time in her two-decade-long career, American film-maker Lisa Sabina Harney has made a documentary in India, highlighting the ecological degradation of the Ganga caused by rampant [...]

January 1, 2014 HHR HHR Videos Comments Off on Satyagraha-Truth Force : Fight to Save Ganga Movie

Swami Sanand’s unending battle to free the Ganga

Swami Sanand’s unending battle to free the Ganga

An octogenarian engineer-turned-sadhu has staked his life once again to stop the damming of the holy river Environmental engineer and former IIT-Kanpur professor-turned-sadhu, Swami Gyan Swaroop Sanand (formerly GD Agrawal), 81, has not eaten anything for three-and- a-half months. By the time this article will be published, it will be 107 days since he started [...]

October 1, 2013 HHR Archives, Dharmic Ecology, News updates Comments Off on Swami Sanand’s unending battle to free the Ganga