1. Officials worry pilgrims turning ‘holy’ Ganges into giant sewer

    SANGAM, India — The Kumbh Mela, the Hindu religious festival described as the largest gathering of mankind in history, is contributing to the alarming levels of pollution killing the Ganges, the faith’s holiest river, officials have warned.

    Campaigners called on the government and worshippers to take action to save them from chemical pollution and human sewage as millions of devotees immersed themselves in February at the confluence of the Ganges ...

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