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Ganga fights for survival: Probe report exposes Uttarakhand minister

The mighty Ganga faces perhaps its greatest battle ever – that too against the government of Uttarakhand. Headlines Today has unmasked those hell-bent on destroying India’s most sacred river.

Ishan Russell | Haridwar, July 18, 2011
India Today

Illegal mining in and around Haridwar is damaging Ganga’s riverbed and eroding its banks – it is an irony that it happens in a state ruled by the BJP, which calls itself the custodian of Hindu pride. Ganga is being plundered by the ones tasked to protect it. Headlines Today exposes an Uttarkhand minister’s deep ties with the mining mafia. [more]