17 Apr 2021
As coronavirus batters India, Modi wants Kumbh to be symbolic
On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi put out two tweets regarding the ongoing Kumbh Mela in Haridwar, Uttarakhand, where coronavirus-linked guidelines have gone for a toss.
16 Apr 2021
Uttarakhand: Top seer at Haridwar Kumbh Mela dies of COVID-19
A seer at the Kumbh Mela in Haridwar, Uttarakhand, died of COVID-19 on Thursday as the event faces backlash for its large maskless gatherings in the midst of the pandemic.
15 Apr 2021
1,701 test positive at Kumbh Mela, 50% of force withdrawn
The massive crowds at the Kumbh Mela have been sparking concerns amid the second dangerous wave of coronavirus. But the government has no plans of cutting the religious gathering short.
13 Apr 2021
Haridwar: Coronavirus norms ignored in Kumbh Mela, 102 test positive
As coronavirus infections soar in India, lakhs of devotees took a dip in the Holy Ganges on Monday's shahi snan of Kumbh Mela, which is being held in Haridwar, Uttarakhand.
12 Apr 2021
Difficult to follow coronavirus norms, says cop on Kumbh crowd
Even as the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc across India, the Kumbh Mela in Haridwar, Uttarakhand, is continuing unabated.
02 Apr 2021
Many devotees arrived for Kumbh without coronavirus test report
Many devotees who arrived in Haridwar on Thursday for the Kumbh Mela this year did not carry their coronavirus report, according to an inspection conducted by Garhwal Commissioner Ravinath Raman at the local railway station.
01 Apr 2021
Amid COVID-19 restrictions, Kumbh Mela formally begins in Haridwar
The Kumbh Mela formally began in Haridwar on Thursday with several restrictions imposed on devotees coming to attend the event amid a surge in COVID-19 cases in various states, including Uttarakhand.
15 Mar 2021
No one should be troubled during Kumbh: Uttarakhand CM
Following COVID-19 precautions is necessary during the ongoing Haridwar Kumbh but no one should be deprived of taking a holy dip in the Ganga during it, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat said on Sunday.
10 Mar 2021
Haridwar Kumbh Mela 2021: Dates, registration, and COVID-19 guidelines
Preparations are in full swing in Uttarakhand's Haridwar as Kumbh Mela 2021 is all set to begin on the occasion of Maha Shivratri tomorrow (March 11).
24 Jun 2020
"Cure" for coronavirus: Case filed against Patanjali's Ramdev and Balkrishna
Soon after Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev, who is the head honcho of Patanjali Ayurved, claimed the organization has found a cure for coronavirus, a case was filed against him in a court in Muzaffarpur, Bihar.
23 Jun 2020
Ramdev's Patanjali launches Coronil, Ayurvedic medicine to "cure" coronavirus
On Tuesday, Yoga Guru Swami Ramdev launched Coronil, an Ayurvedic medicine which he claimed can cure COVID-19.
18 Jun 2019
VHP to discuss Ram Temple, Article 370 at important meet
An important meeting of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) is scheduled for Wednesday-Thursday in Haridwar and the Hindu right-wing organization is expected to discuss the Ram Temple issue.
23 Apr 2019
Inhuman treatment given to Pragya Thakur in jail unfair: Ramdev
Yoga guru Ramdev has come out in support of the BJP's Bhopal candidate and Malegaon blast case accused Pragya Singh Thakur, saying it was unfair to subject her to cruelty in jail for nine years on the basis of suspicion.
02 Feb 2019
Mandir wahi banega, says Shah; asks RaGa to clarify stand
While addressing booth workers of two Lok Sabha constituencies- Tehri and Haridwar on Saturday, BJP President Amit Shah reiterated his party's stand on the sensitive Ayodhya issue. He said Ram Temple would be built at the disputed site.
04 Jan 2019
Everything about #Kumbh2019: Travel options, accommodation, important dates, and more
Kumbh Mela is considered one of the largest religious gatherings not only in India but also the world.
09 Nov 2018
'Missing' Tej Pratap Yadav is in Haridwar, won't come home
RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's son, Tej Pratap, called in on Friday, days after he went missing on Monday.
14 Oct 2018
Mastermind of fake Indian Army, Railways, ONGC recruitment racket arrested
A 39-year-old mastermind of a fake Indian Territorial Army recruitment racket was arrested from Uttarakhand's Haridwar, police said yesterday.
19 Aug 2018
Daughter immerses Vajpayee's ashes in Haridwar; Shah, Rajnath, Yogi present
The ashes of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee were immersed in Haridwar today, by her daughter Namita Bhattacharya. His granddaughter Niharika was also present at the ceremony.
14 Aug 2018
Uttarakhand: High Court is now the legal guardian of cows
On Monday, the Uttarakhand High Court made itself the legal guardian of cows in the state by evoking the 'parens patriae' doctrine, which means it takes care of those who can't take care of themselves.
11 Aug 2018
Uttar Pradesh: 14-year-old boy sodomized while returning from Kanwar Yatra
A 14-year-old boy was allegedly sodomized by a dhaba owner at a village in UP's Muzaffarnagar.
01 Aug 2018
Kanwar-Yatra: Star attraction 'Golden Baba' dons 20kg gold this year!
Giving tough competition to 'Gold-Man' aka music composer Bappi Lahiri is Golden Baba.
28 Jul 2018
Ganga should have health warning like cigarette packs, NGT opines
Expressing concern over the quality of Ganga water, the National Green Tribunal has asked why the river can't have health warnings like the ones on cigarette packs.
27 Jul 2018
NGT anguished over Ganga's condition; says water unfit for use
The National Green Tribunal today said the water of the Ganga river, between Haridwar in Uttarakhand and Unnao in Uttar Pradesh, was unfit for drinking and bathing and expressed anguish over the situation of the river.
19 Jul 2018
Hardly anything done to clean Ganga, situation extraordinarily bad: NGT
The NGT today expressed dissatisfaction over the cleaning up of Ganga and said the situation was extraordinarily bad and hardly anything effective has been done to clean the river.
07 Mar 2018
Kapoor family heads to Haridwar to offer prayers for Sridevi
Boney Kapoor and his daughters, Janhvi Kapoor and Khushi Kapoor, will now offer their prayers for Sridevi at the holy city of Haridwar.
05 Feb 2018
After 32 years of cleaning, how dirty is Ganga today?
Contradicting reports of visible filth and pollution, the National Mission for Clean Ganga's (NMCG) recent data suggests that the holy river might be cleaner today than it was 32 years ago, when the government first launched projects to revive it.
15 Dec 2017
NGT bans plastic around Ganga again, imposes Rs. 5,000 fine
The NGT has imposed a blanket ban on plastic items including bags and cutlery in towns located along the Ganga.
13 Jul 2017
Dumping waste near Ganga? You can be fined Rs. 50,000
The NGT has directed a penalty of Rs. 50,000 on those who dump waste within a 500m radius from the Ganga's boundaries.
13 Jun 2017
Actress found dead in her house in Mumbai
Krutika Chaudhary, an actress hailing from Haridwar, was found dead at her residence in Andheri (west) today.
30 May 2017
Patanjali products fail quality tests: RTI reply
An RTI query has revealed that Patanjali products have failed several quality assessment tests conducted by Haridwar's Ayurveda and Unani Office.
18 May 2017
Parts of the Ganga not even fit for bathing: RTI
Parts of the Ganga, the savior of sinners, are not even fit for bathing, an RTI response has found.
06 May 2017
Uttarakhand: SC stays HC order banning mining in Ganga
The SC has stayed a December'16 Nainital HC order banning all types of mining in the Ganga in Uttarakhand.
07 Feb 2017
NGT slams government agencies for unclean Ganga
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday observed that "not a single drop of river Ganga has been cleaned."
08 Jul 2016
Modi Government launches 'Namami Gange' programme
The Central government on 7th July, 2016, inaugurated the Namami Gange programme, nearly two years after it was announced.