Ganga Will Be 100 Per Cent Clean By March Next Year: Nitin Gadkari

Nitin Gadkari said “our dream of a clean Ganga will come true. This is called good governance.”


The Ganga will be “100 per cent clean” by March 2020, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday said, and linked it to “good governance”.

He was addressing a gathering of the BJP’s SC Morcha.

“In just 10 per cent work of the Rs 26,000 crore project currently underway, the Ganga has started getting cleaner. By March this year, 30-40 per cent of the work will be completed and by March next year, Ganga will be 100 per cent clean,” he said.

He said he could give a “districtwise, statewise and projectwise” record of the work he had done to clean Ganga.

“Not only the Ganga, but we have also been working on 40 of its tributaries,” he said, adding that projects worth Rs 800 crore were also underway to rejuvenate the Yamuna.

He said 20 per cent excess water had been released into the Ganga for its continuous flow.

He said the river would have “continuous” and “unpolluted” water on its entire stretch by June this year.

“Our dream of a clean Ganga will come true. This is called good governance,” the Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation said.

The Central government approved the ‘Namami Gange’ program on May 13, 2015 as a comprehensive approach to rejuvenate the Ganga and all its tributaries under one umbrella by consolidating existing ongoing efforts.

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UP Woman Allegedly Commits Suicide After Gangrape Accused Get Clean Chit

Two investigating officers have been suspended following the woman’s suicide.


A woman allegedly committed suicide on Monday by hanging herself from the ceiling of her home in Uttar Pradesh’s Gonda after two of her alleged rapists were given a clean chit by the police.

The woman had registered a complaint of rape against two men of her village in August last year. The case was initially investigated by the local police and then handed over to the crime branch.

Police officer RP Singh said the two investigating officers have been suspended following the suicide.

“We have received the information about the woman’s suicide. Both the investigating officers have been suspended. We will ensure that the accused are punished,” he added.

The woman’s husband said the two men not only raped her but also allegedly filmed the act.

“She was shattered when the police gave them a clean chit,” he said.

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P. Chidambaram asks if Nirmala Sitharaman given clean chit to Pakistan over Pathankot and Uri – पी.चिदंबरम ने रक्षा मंत्री निर्मला सीतारमन से पूछा

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रक्षा मंत्री निर्मला सीतारमण के इस दावे पर कि 2014 में भारतीय जनता पार्टी (भाजपा) के सत्ता में आने के बाद से कोई बड़ा आतंकवादी हमला नहीं हुआ है, वरिष्ठ कांग्रेसी नेता पी. चिंदबरम ने सोमवार को निशाना साधते हुए पूछा कि ‘क्या वह 2016 में पठानकोट और उरी में हुए हमलों में पाकिस्तान को क्लीन चिट दे रही हैं?’ पूर्व वित्त मंत्री ने कई ट्वीट किए और सीतारमण से भारत के नक्शे में उरी और पठानकोट ढूंढ़ने के लिए कहा. चिदंबरम ने कहा, ‘रक्षा मंत्री ने कहा है कि 2014 के बाद से पाकिस्तान ने कोई आतंकवादी हमला नहीं किया है। क्या रक्षा मंत्री भारत का नक्शा उठा कर कर बता सकती हैं कि पठानकोट और उरी कहां हैं?’

रक्षा मंत्री ने कहा- घोटाला राफेल में नहीं बोफोर्स में हुआ, हम रक्षा सौदा करते हैं, रक्षा की सौदेबाजी नहीं

उन्होंने कहा, ‘यह कहकर कि ये हमले पाकिस्तान ने नहीं किए, क्या रक्षा मंत्री पठानकोट और उरी हमलों के संबंध में पाकिस्तान को क्लीन चिट दे रही हैं?’ बीजेपी के राष्ट्रीय अधिवेशन के दूसरे दिन शनिवार को सीतारमण ने दावा किया था कि 2014 के बाद से कोई बड़ा आतंकवादी हमला नहीं हुआ है. 

निर्मला सीतारमन ने कांग्रेस से पूछा- राफेल पर HAL की इतनी ही चिंता थी तो अगस्ता वेस्टलैंड से सौदा क्यों हुआ

उन्होंने कहा, ‘देश में तबाही मचाने के सभी प्रयासों को सीमा पर ही खत्म कर दिया गया है और इस सरकार ने सुनिश्चित किया है कि आतंकवादियों को शांति भंग करने का कोई मौका नहीं दिया जाए.’ पठानकोट वायु सेना अड्डे पर हमला (भारतीय वायु सेना के पश्चिमी वायु कमान का हिस्सा) दो जनवरी 2016 को हुआ था. उरी हमला भी उसी साल 18 सितंबर को उस समय हुआ था, जब भारी हथियारों से लैस चार आतंकवादियों ने जम्मू एवं कश्मीर के शहर में भारतीय सेना के मुख्यालय पर हमला किया था. 


राफेल पर कांग्रेस-बीजेपी के बीच जारी रहेगी लड़ाई !​


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3rd Test, Day 3: Quinton De Kock Puts South Africa On Top, Warns Clean Sweep Will Be “Tough”

“It’s going to be quite tough,” said De Kock. “The pitch has flattened out. It’s definitely got better, surprisingly. I thought with the new ball it would do a lot more than it did.”

Imam-ul-Haq and Shan Masood got Pakistan off to their best start of the series, putting on 67 for the first wicket. 

They were largely untroubled by South Africa’s all-pace attack until Steyn changed ends and dismissed both openers in quick succession.

When Azhar Ali fell cheaply to Duanne Olivier for the fourth time in the series, gloving a bouncer to wicketkeeper De Kock, a South African win seemed certain. 

But Shafiq raced to 48 not out off 47 balls, while Azam looked comfortable in making 17 not out.

Realistically, though, the odds favour the home team with only captain Sarfraz Ahmed, a couple of all-rounders and the tail to come.

“We’ll have a chat about it tonight. They have a couple of decent batsmen in the mix so we’ll have to box cleverly tomorrow,” said De Kock.

Pakistan bowling coach Azhar Mahmood said the remaining Pakistan batsmen would need to follow the example of De Kock and Hashim Amla, who enabled South Africa to recover from a precarious 93 for five.

While Amla patiently compiled 71 off 144 balls, the left-handed De Kock played fluently as the pair put on 102 for the sixth wicket. De Kock also shared an eighth-wicket stand of 79 with Kagiso Rabada.

“Our plan was to get them out so we would be chasing 270-280 but credit goes to De Kock and Amla,” said Mahmood, who said he remained confident. 

“We’ve done it before. Two guys are batting really well. If they can bat for a long period of time we’ve got a really good chance.”

Mahmood said at least one of the remaining batsmen would have to get a century. 

“If these guys do the same thing that Amla and De Kock did we’ve got a chance,” he said.

Mahmood agreed with De Kock that the pitch was playing easier but he cautioned that there was some uneven bounce towards the close on Sunday.

De Kock reached his fifty off 49 balls and his fourth Test century off 121 deliveries. 

He was finally caught in the deep, trying for a second successive six off leg-spinner Shadab Khan, after facing 138 balls and hitting 18 fours and a six.

Shadab finished with three for 41 while medium-pacer Faheem Ashraf took three for 42.

Sarfraz set a record for a Pakistan wicketkeeper by taking five catches in each innings. 

His total of ten dismissals in the match was one better than the record previously shared by Rashid Latif and Kamran Akmal.

Pakistan only made one total over 200 in their first five innings in the series and had not batted for longer than 70.4 overs.

Steyn’s two wickets took his total in Tests to 433, bringing him to level with Sri Lanka’s Rangana Herath and Stuart Broad of England in joint eighth place on the all-time Test wicket-takers list. 

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Sitaram Yechury Says, No Clean Chit To Modi Government On Rafale From Supreme Court

“There is no clean chit. It is a misleading propaganda by the BJP: Sitaram Yechury


Senior CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechury on Saturday asserted that no clean chit has been given to the Narendra Modi government in the Rafale deal by the Supreme Court, which has “merely stated” that it did not have the jurisdiction to intervene in the matter.

The former Rajya Sabha member said the Opposition has, therefore, been seeking a probe by Joint Parliamentary Committee, but the government appears to be wary of the same.

“There is no clean chit. It is a misleading propaganda by the BJP. The Supreme Court has merely said that a scam of this nature did not fall within its jurisdiction and hence, it could not entertain the petitions.”

“And, that is exactly the reason why we and other Opposition parties have been demanding the JPC. If the Modi government has nothing to hide, it should not be afraid of agreeing to this demand,” Mr Yechury, who was here to address a rally, told reporters.

The CPI(M) general secretary rubbished doubts raised over whether a coalition of Opposition parties could take on the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying people used to say similar things in 2004.

“People used to ask who after Atal Bihari Vajpayee. But, the BJP lost power despite his leadership and its ‘India Shining’ campaign and Manmohan Singh went on to become the only Prime Minister, after Jawaharlal Nehru, to have remained in office for two consecutive terms,” he said.

“The nation is outraged over the BJP’s brazenly communal politics, its tinkering with institutions and its policies, which have led to soaring unemployment, even as those defaulting on huge loans taken from public sector banks have been allowed to flee the country,” Mr Yechury alleged.

The combined Opposition, he said, represents the voice of the people dissatisfied with the regime.

The “winds of change” are evident as NDA’s allies, one after another, have started walking out of the BJP-led coalition, the CPI(M) politburo member said.

Mr Yechury’s remark came in the wake of the recent exit from the NDA of former Rashtriya Lok Samata Party chief Upendra Kushwaha, who has joined the Congress-led UPA.

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Ganga Clean At One Out Of 39 Locations It Flows Through: CPCB

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केंद्रीय प्रदूषण नियंत्रण बोर्ड (सीपीसीबी) ने अपने ताजा अध्ययन में कहा है कि जिन 39 स्थानो से होकर गंगा नदी गुजरती है उनमें से एक स्थान पर इस साल मानसून के बाद गंगा का पानी साफ था. ‘गंगा नदी जैविक जल गुणवत्ता आकलन (2017-18)’ की रिपोर्ट के अनुसार गंगा बहाव वाले 41 स्थानों में से करीब 37 पर इस वर्ष मानसून से पहले जल प्रदूषण मध्यम से गंभीर श्रेणी में रहा. उच्चतम न्यायालय के निर्देशों का पालन करते हुए सीपीसीबी ने हाल ही में यह रिपोर्ट जारी की है. मानसून से पहले 41 में से केवल चार स्थानों पर पानी की गुणवत्ता साफ या मामूली प्रदूषित थी और मानसून के बाद 39 में से केवल एक स्थान पर. इसमें मानसून के बाद केवल ‘हरिद्वार’ में ही गंगा का पानी ‘साफ’ था.

केंद्रीय मंत्री उमा भारती ने कहा- गंगा सफाई के बाद बाकी नदियां भी कहेंगी #MeToo


गुणात्मक विश्लेषण के लिए मानसून से पहले और मानसून के बाद पानी के नमूने लिए गए. इन्हें पांच श्रेणियों में रखा गया, साफ (ए), मामूली प्रदूषित (बी), मध्य प्रदूषित (सी), बेहद प्रदूषित (डी) और गंभीर प्रदूषित (ई). रिपोर्ट के अनुसार, 2017-18 मानसून पूर्व अवधि में 34 स्थान मध्यम रूप से प्रदूषित थे, जबकि तीन गंभीर रूप से प्रदूषित थे. रिपोर्ट में यह भी कहा गया कि उत्तर प्रदेश की दो बड़ी सहायक नदियां, पांडु नदी और वरुणा नदी गंगा में प्रदूषण बढ़ा रही हैं. अध्ययन में कहा गया है कि ‘‘गंगा नदी की मुख्यधारा पर कोई भी स्थान गंभीर रूप से प्रदूषित नहीं था लेकिन अधिकतर मध्यम रूप से प्रदूषित पाए गए”. रिपोर्ट में कहा गया कि गंगा बहाव वाले 41 स्थानों में से करीब 37 पर इस वर्ष मानसून से पहले जल प्रदूषण मध्यम से गंभीर श्रेणी में रहा. 

गंगा को लेकर CM योगी का निर्देश, 15 दिसंबर के बाद न गिरे किसी तरह की गंदगी

(इस खबर को एनडीटीवी टीम ने संपादित नहीं किया है. यह सिंडीकेट फीड से सीधे प्रकाशित की गई है।)

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Malaika Aroras Healthy On-Shoot Meals Will Inspire You To Eat Clean! (See Pics)


  • Malaika Arora is known to have a strict diet and fitness routine
  • Malaika posted pictures of her food on sets
  • The beauty shared pics of a dates and fig pudding and bhakri

Model and reality TV show host Malaika Arora has made fans out of millions of Indians, all thanks to her fitness videos and inspirational fitness posts. The beauty, who is currently a judge on India’s Got Talent and India’s Next Top Model, frequently makes headlines for her intense workout videos, which she often posts on her Instagram page. Malaika has arguably one of the most enviable physiques in the film industry, and the diva looks stunning in everything from sarees to evening gowns and even sports or gym wear. Malaika has the ability to make heads turn every time she steps out of her house and millions of people around the world are fans of her impeccable sartorial sense. But the kind of confidence that Malaika exudes doesn’t come easy.

Needless to say, Malaika Arora has a very strict diet and fitness regime, as is evident from her super toned body. The 45-year-old diva does yoga and Pilates and she had revealed in an interview that she starts her day with a headstand, after which she drinks a glass of warm water with lemon and honey in it to kick-start her metabolism. Recently, we got a peak into what the beauty eats on sets, in order to stay fit and her meal is inspiration enough for us to eat healthy during the holidays. Malaika posted some pictures of a vegan and gluten-free dates and figs Christmas pudding as well as some homemade bhakri with chutney.

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Take a look at Malaika Arora’s super healthy on-shoot meals:



Looks like there are no cheat days for Malaika Arora! Figs and dates are both naturally sweet and are rich in fibre. They may help in boosting energy in the body, while satiating your sweet tooth, without sending you on a guilt trip. Bhakri is a flatbread consumed in several different states of India and may be prepared from various different types of gluten-free flours like those made from pearl millets (bhakra), sorgum (jowar), finger millets (ragi) and rice flour.

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These gluten-free flours can be great alternatives to wheat or processed flours and being made from whole grains, these are nutritionally rich and full of satiating fibre. Inspired to start eating clean and healthy yet? We know we are!

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Supreme Court gives clean chit to Modi government on Rafal, know 10 things about case

सुप्रीम कोर्ट में जानिए कैसे खारिज हुई रफाल डील की याचिका, केस से जुड़ीं 10 बातें जानें

सुप्रीम कोर्ट की फाइल फोटो.

नई दिल्ली: सुप्रीम कोर्ट (Supreme Court) ने रफाल(Rafale) डील पर सवाल उठाने वालीं सभी याचिकाएं खारिज कर दी हैं. मुख्य न्यायाधीश जस्टिस रंजन गोगोई( CJI Ranjan Gogoi) ने कहा कि रफाल विमानों की खरीद पर कोर्ट दखल नहीं दे सकता.सुप्रीम कोर्ट ने सरकार को सौदे की प्रक्रिया में क्लीन चिट देते हुए कहा कि विमानों की खरीद को लेकर भी कोर्ट दबाव नहीं बना सकता.देश के प्रधान न्यायाधीश (CJI) रंजन गोगोई ने कहा, पसंद का ऑफसेट पार्टनर चुने जाने में हस्तक्षेप करने का कोई कारण नहीं है, और व्यक्तिगत सोच के आधार पर रक्षा खरीद जैसे संवेदनशील मामलों में जांच नहीं करवाई जा सकती. सुप्रीम कोर्ट के इस फैसले से मोदी सरकार को भारी राहत पहुंची है. दरअसल, विपक्षी दलों सहित कांग्रेस राफेल डील पर कथित घोटाले को लेकर सरकार पर मुखर होकर हमले करती रही. जिससे कई बार सरकार को असहज भी होना पड़ता था. हर आरोप पर सरकार को सफाई पेश करनी पड़ती थी.

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Joe Root Plays Guitar In Dressing Room After England Clean Sweep Test Series vs Sri Lanka

Joe Root’s team became the first England Test side to complete a clean sweep in Asia after they defeated Sri Lanka 3-0. England travelled well to register a comprehensive 211-run victory in the first Test which was followed by 57 and 42 runs victories in the second and third Tests, respectively. And the Englishmen made sure that they celebrated the victory in style. After the final Test, in a video posted by England Cricket on Twitter, Joe Root was seen playing the guitar while Stuart Broad, Ben Stokes, Adil Rashid and the managerial staff danced and sang to mark the memorable occasion.

Skipper Root had hailed England’s “complete team-effort” on Monday after his team sealed a tense victory over Sri Lanka in the third and final Test to record their first overseas series sweep in 55 years.

In the face of stubborn Sri Lankan resistance, spinners Jack Leach and Moeen Ali took four wickets each to set up the 42 run win inside four days in Colombo. Needing 327 for an unlikely victory, Sri Lanka reached 284.

Leach trapped captain Suranga Lakmal lbw for 11 to trigger celebrations for England who have not won all the games in an overseas series of three or more Tests since Ted Dexter’s side won 3-0 in New Zealand in 1963.

It was the third time Sri Lanka have been whitewashed at home after India last year and Australia in 2004.

The third Test highlighted England’s pool of talent with Leach coming in as the third spinner with Ali and Adil Rashid, and Ben Foakes taking the wicketkeeper’s gloves but also scoring big runs.

“That’s been a big secret in our success — being able to bring different guys in, and pick a team that is going to take 20 wickets and score enough runs to put teams under pressure,” said Root.

“The experienced players have taken the extra responsibility. It’s been exceptional. It’s been a complete team effort, it’s been a great tour,” said Root, who has set the target of overtaking India as world number one Test team.

England’s next assignment will be in the West Indies where they will start with a three-match Test series against the hosts.

(With AFP inputs)

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These cookies are used by us or by our third-party service providers to analyse how the sites are used and how they are performing. For example, these cookies track what content are most frequently visited, your viewing history and from what locations our visitors come from. If you subscribe to a newsletter or otherwise register with the Sites, these cookies may be correlated to you.

Functionality Cookies

These cookies let us operate the sites in accordance with the choices you make. These cookies permit us to “remember you” in-between visits. For instance, we will recognize your user name and remember how you customized the sites and services, for example by adjusting text size, fonts, languages and other parts of web pages that are alterable, and provide you with the same customizations during future visits.

Advertising Cookies

These cookies collect information about your activities on our sites as well as other sites to provide you targeted advertising. We may also allow our third-party service providers to use cookies on the sites for the same purposes identified above, including collecting information about your online activities over time and across different websites. The third-party service providers that generate these cookies, such as, social media platforms, have their own privacy policies, and may use their cookies to target advertisement to you on other websites, based on your visit to our sites.

How do I refuse or withdraw my consent to the use of Cookies?

If you do not want cookies to be dropped on your device, you can adjust the setting of your Internet browser to reject the setting of all or some cookies and to alert you when a cookie is placed on your device. For further information about how to do so, please refer to your browser ‘help’ / ‘tool’ or ‘edit’ section for cookie settings w.r.t your browser that may be Google Chrome, Safari, Mozilla Firefox etc.
Please note that if your browser setting is already setup to block all cookies (including strictly necessary Cookies) you may not be able to access or use all or parts or functionalities of our sites.
If you want to remove previously-stored cookies, you can manually delete the cookies at any time from your browser settings. However, this will not prevent the sites from placing further cookies on your device unless and until you adjust your Internet browser setting as described above.
For more information on the development of user-profiles and the use of targeting/advertising Cookies, please see if you are located in Europe or if in the United States.

Contact us

If you have any other questions about our Cookie Policy, please contact us at:
If you require any information or clarification regarding the use of your personal information or this privacy policy or grievances with respect to use of your personal information, please email us at [email protected]

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