1600-mile riverside of Ganges to get thousands of toilets

Varanasi/ Haridwar, June 29 (ANI): The new government chalked out a tentative plan to build thousands of toilets along the 1,600-mile bank-line of the holy Ganges as an attempt to cleanse the ancient river and prevent people from polluting the waters by relieving themselves on the banks. Hindus bathe in the Ganges as an act of ritual purification, yet the 2,500-kilometre-long river stretching from the Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal is full of industrial effluent and untreated sewage, its banks strewn with garbage. Jun 29, 2014

FIFA World Cup 2014: Brazil fans celebrate victory over Chile

Brazil, June 29 (ANI): Brazil fans were both relieved and ecstatic on Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana beach as the hosts beat Chile 3-2 on penalties to make it through to the FIFA World Cup quarter-finals on Saturday. The match finished 1-1 after extra-time with neither team able to find the decisive goal in the opening 120 minutes. Brazil will now play Colombia in the quarter-finals after Jose Pekerman's team beat Uruguay 2-0. Jun 29, 2014

FIFA World Cup 2014: Columbia fans celebrate victory over Uruguay

Brazil, June 29 (ANI): Colombia fans celebrated their victory after James Rodriguez scored a contender for goal of the tournament as Colombia beat a toothless Uruguay 2-0 to reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup for the first time. As Colombia fans celebrated, their minds are now set on the challenge of meeting hosts Brazil in the final-8. Jun 29, 2014