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Video : Ganga crusader GD Agarwal dies after 111-day fast

Video : Ganga crusader GD Agarwal dies after 111-day fast

Veteran environmentalist GD Agarwal passed away in Rishikesh today at 1.11pm after a 111-day fast to save the Ganga. 86-year-old Agarwal, former IIT-Kanpur professor, had given up solids on June 22. Subsequently, he also gave up water on October 9, 2018. [...]

October 11, 2018 HHR Archives, HHR Videos, World Focus 0

A Legal Ruling in India Leaves Sacred Rivers Vulnerable to Pollution

A Legal Ruling in India Leaves Sacred Rivers Vulnerable to Pollution

After recent legal action gave two sacred rivers in India the rights of "legal persons," the ruling was overturned, taking those rights away. This leaves the Ganges and Yamuna rivers vulnerable to pollution. [...]

July 18, 2017 HHR Analysis/Insights, Archives, India, News updates 0

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 0

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 0

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 Ganga river Haridwar [...]

February 1, 2015 HHR Archives, HHR Videos 0

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 0

‘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 0

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 0

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 0
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