Kumbh Mela: News

12 Jul 2022

Uttar Pradesh

Top 5 places to visit in Allahabad

Located in Uttar Pradesh, Allahabad is a sacred city that is a must-visit place if you want to spend your vacation in peace and tranquility while seeking some spiritual enlightenment.

30 Aug 2021


Non-bailable warrants issued in fake COVID-19 testing scam during Kumbh

A Haridwar court has issued non-bailable warrants against Mallika and Sharat Pant of Max Corporate services and Dr. Navtej Nalwa of Nalwa Path Labs in connection with fake COVID-19 tests conducted during Kumbh.

11 Aug 2021


Independence Day 2021: 5 amazing facts to know about India

Endowed with history and culture dating back centuries, more than a billion people, and innumerable religious, ethnic, and regional identities, India is not just the second-most populous country in the world.

08 Aug 2021


Kumbh fake testing: SIT sends teams to arrest lab owners

A Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Haridwar Police, which is probing the Mahakumbh fake COVID-19 testing case, has sent two teams to Noida and Nainital to arrest the owners of Max Corporate Services.

3 reasons why Uttarakhand HC stayed the Char Dham Yatra

The Uttarakhand High Court on Monday stayed the state government's decision to allow the Char Dham Yatra from July 1.

20 May 2021

Ravi Kishan

Stop blaming Kumbh for COVID-19 spread, Ravi Kishan tells opposition

BJP MP Ravi Kishan on Wednesday asked the Congress leaders and other opposition parties to stop blaming the Kumbh Mela for the spread of coronavirus in the country.

13 May 2021


Coronavirus: 67-year-old Kumbh Mela returnee infects 33 in Bengaluru

A 67-year-old woman who had visited the Kumbh Mela tested positive for the coronavirus in the first week of April and infected as many as 33 more people in Bengaluru, The Times of India reported on Wednesday.

27 Apr 2021


Kumbh Mela: Seers keep last Shahi Snan symbolic affair

The last shahi snan at the Kumbh Mela in Haridwar on Tuesday was a subdued affair with seers keeping the ritual symbolic in view of a nationwide surge in COVID-19 cases.

17 Apr 2021


Kumbh pilgrims will distribute coronavirus as 'prasad,' says Mumbai Mayor

Mumbai's Mayor Kishori Pednekar on Saturday criticized those visiting the ongoing Kumbh Mela in Uttarakhand, saying they will bring coronavirus as prasad to their respective states.

17 Apr 2021

Narendra Modi

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.

14 Apr 2021


Kumbh Mela to continue, say officials; over 1,000 test COVID-positive

There are no plans to wrap up the Kumbh Mela at Haridwar, Uttarakhand, early even as concerns of a COVID-19 super-spreader remain, officials said Wednesday.

13 Apr 2021


Kumbh mela returnees may aggravate COVID-19 pandemic: Sanjay Raut

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Tuesday expressed apprehension that the people returning from Kumbh Mela in Haridwar will turn out to be potential carriers of COVID-19 infection which will "cause havoc."

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.

25 Mar 2021


Uttarakhand: COVID-19 cases surge, negative RT-PCR report mandatory for Kumbh

With COVID-19 cases surging again in Uttarakhand, the State Government on Wednesday made it mandatory for devotees to bring a negative RT-PCR report not older than 72 hours to attend the forthcoming Kumbh Mela in Haridwar.

17 Mar 2021

COVID-19 Guidelines

Undergo RT-PCR test on return: DDMA advises Delhiites visiting Kumbh

Delhi residents visiting the Kumbh Mela in Haridwar have been advised to undergo an RT-PCR test for COVID-19 on their return and self-monitor their health.

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).

09 Aug 2019


Independence Day 2019: 6 amazing facts to know about India

Endowed with history and culture dating back centuries, more than a billion people, and innumerable religious, ethnic, and regional identities, India is not just the second-most populous country in the world.

25 Apr 2019

Narendra Modi

Congress wasted its 'brahmastra' Priyanka. Has it accepted defeat already?

On Thursday, Congress announced its candidate for Varanasi Lok Sabha seat, from where Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seeking a second term.

20 Mar 2019

Yogi Adityanath

BJP's poll campaign began with Kumbh. Will it get results?

Uttar Pradesh holds high importance for BJP. Banking on the Ram Janmbhoomi emotions and the sensitive Ayodhya issue, the party rose to national prominence in the late 80s and early 90s.

24 Feb 2019

Narendra Modi

PM Modi takes dip at Kumbh; washes sanitation workers' feet

After launching the Rs. 75,000cr PM-KISAN scheme in Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh, PM Modi, on Sunday afternoon, headed to Prayagraj and took a holy dip in the river Ganges and offered his prayers at the Sangam during the ongoing Kumbh Mela

10 Feb 2019


'World's largest seed' becomes center of attraction at Kumbh Mela

An exhibition by the Ministry of Environment, which among other things displays a double coconut palm seed weighing a whopping 30 kg, is attracting eyeballs at the Kumbh Mela, the largest congregation in the world.

10 Feb 2019


The unique 'Ram Naam Bank' at Kumbh Mela goes digital

Embarking on a digital journey during the ongoing Kumbh, the 'Ram Naam Bank', where devotees deposit booklets after writing the name of Lord Ram, has now made its presence on the digital platform.

10,000 people, including engineers, board toppers becoming Naga sadhus

Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj, regarded as one of the biggest gatherings of the world, also witnesses the conversion of many young adults into Naga sadhus, to achieve spirituality.

01 Feb 2019

Baba Ramdev

Naga sadhus at Kumbh give up smoking 'chillum'. Here's why!

Many sadhus at the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj have taken a bold step to quit smoking chillums (clay pipes for smoking), one of their prized possessions, after yoga guru Ramdev asked them not to.

29 Jan 2019

Yogi Adityanath

UP: Yogi Adityanath announces development of Rs. 36,000cr Ganga Expressway

While holding a cabinet meeting at the ongoing Kumbh Mela, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, on Tuesday, announced the UP government's decision to develop the Ganga Expressway.

29 Jan 2019

Yogi Adityanath

In a first, Adityanath's cabinet to meet at Kumbh Mela

For the first time after being made the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath will chair a cabinet meeting outside the state capital Lucknow.

27 Jan 2019

Sonia Gandhi

Priyanka Gandhi to start active political role with Kumbh dip

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who formally joined active politics earlier this week, may kickstart her innings with a holy dip in Kumbh Mela on February 4.

26 Jan 2019

Uttar Pradesh

Kumbh: Serial killer, who murdered 10 in six months, arrested

In a major breakthrough, police arrested a suspected serial killer from Kumbh Mela on Friday. The religious fair is underway in Prayagraj.

19 Jan 2019


Meet Australian Baba, the atheist-turned-ascetic, who has become Kumbh's attraction

At Kumbh 2019, which is underway in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj, a unique baba has hogged the limelight. He is not like other seers, but has plenty of Kumbh experience.

18 Jan 2019


Kumbh 2019: Indian Railways launches device for generating unreserved tickets

To facilitate the large number of pilgrims visiting the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, from all over the country, the Indian Railways has taken a number of steps.

15 Jan 2019

Uttar Pradesh

'Kumbh Mela' begins amid tight security to ensure incident-free event

Blending traditions with modern-police techniques, the Uttar Pradesh police is all geared up for an incident-free Kumbh, the largest congregation in the world, which begins today at Prayagraj.

15 Jan 2019


Kumbh Mela 2019 commences with first bath of Makar Sankranti

At the daybreak of Tuesday, which marked Makar Sankranti, thousands of pilgrims took a dip in the chilly waters of the Sangam - the confluence of the Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati rivers - thus officially kicking off the Kumbh Mela 2019.

08 Jan 2019


#KumbhMela: Authorities to adopt AI for smooth crowd management

In a first, Kumbh Mela- the largest religious gathering on earth- will witness the use of artificial intelligence for better crowd management this year.

08 Jan 2019


#Kumbh2019: Jobs which will be generated by Prayagraj Kumbh Mela

The Kumbh Mela is one of the largest religious gatherings in the world. The Ardh Kumbh Mela or Kumbh 2019, to be held in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj (Allahabad), is expected to be much bigger this year.

08 Jan 2019

Reliance Jio

New 'Kumbh JioPhone' for pilgrims: Here's all about it

JioPhone in getting a special avatar, one designed specifically for pilgrims attending the Ardh Kumbh festival in Prayagraj.

06 Jan 2019


Railways to introduce airport-like security at train stations: Details here

The Indian Railways is planning to ramp up security at train stations, and the plan is to make them akin to airports.

05 Jan 2019

Uttar Pradesh

Eyeing 2019, Rahul Gandhi may visit Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj

As the country is gearing up for the Lok Sabha elections 2019, Congress' President Rahul Gandhi could attend the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, reports claimed.

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.

01 Jan 2019


Meet this French Baba who's a star attraction in Prayagraj

Kumbh Mela, one of the biggest gatherings in the world, sees pilgrims from across the world come and cleanse all their sins in UP's Prayagraj (formerly Allahabad).

23 Dec 2018

Yogi Adityanath

Yogi Adityanath: Only BJP can build Ram Mandir in Ayodhya

On Sunday, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath took a swing at the Opposition over the Ram Mandir issue.

16 Dec 2018

Indian Railways

It's all about Kumbh-Mela this season! Railways proposes 800 trains

To facilitate pilgrims arriving in large numbers during the Kumbh Mela in 2019, the Railways has proposed running 800 special trains from various stations of UP's Prayagraj district.

11 Dec 2018

Indian Railways

Railways gives Prayagraj station beautiful makeover ahead of 'Kumbh Mela'

Indian Railways has always strived to give a memorable experience to passengers.

22 Nov 2018

Indian Railways

Railways to use AI for crowd control during Kumbh-Mela 2019

Apart from deploying 800 special trains for pilgrims, the Indian Railways is planning to use future-forward technology, including AI, for crowd management in next year's Kumbh Mela.

07 Oct 2018

Indian Railways

Railways to run Allahabad-Delhi special trains to ferry Pravasi delegates

The Indian Railways has firmed up plans to run special 'Pravasi Bharti' trains between Allahabad and Delhi to ferry delegates of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas from the Kumbh Mela in time for the Republic Day event in the national capital, sources said.

19 Sep 2018

Yogi Adityanath

Kumbh Mela: UP to build roads, name them after Vajpayee

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath has said every urban local body in UP will develop an attractive road that will be named as the "Atal Gaurav Path" after former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

15 Sep 2018

Uttar Pradesh

Congress workers protest in Allahabad after removal of Nehru statue

A statue of former PM Jawaharlal Nehru was removed from an intersection in Allahabad as part of a road-widening project, triggering protests by the Congress.

22 Jul 2018

Uttar Pradesh

UP: Six-day Mudiya Poono fair to begin in Govardhan tomorrow

The six-day Mudiya Poono fair, also known as "mini Kumbh", will begin in UP's Mathura tomorrow.

27 Jun 2018

Yogi Adityanath

Yogi gearing up for Kumbh test in 2019

UP CM Yogi Adityanath met top RSS functionaries, including Mohan Bhagwat, in Delhi to discuss the preparations regarding Kumbh Mela.

28 May 2018

Uttar Pradesh

Work at Kumbh Mela for Rs. 50,000/month: Details here

Young professionals can get a chance to earn money by working at the Ardh Kumbh Mela, which is held in Allahabad every six years.

07 Jan 2018


Railways' biotoilets needs cow-dung of Rs. 42cr. Or do they?

After much deliberation, Indian Railways decided to fit biotoilets in each of its 54,506 coaches. 97,761 have been installed already.

05 Jan 2018

Yogi Adityanath

UP cinema halls to screen Kumbh Mela logo before movies

As per a new diktat by Yogi Adityanath government, along with the national anthem, cinema halls in UP will also show the Kumbh Mela logo before screening a film.

20 Dec 2017

Yogi Adityanath

33 IAS officials, including 8 DMs, transferred in Yogi's UP

Following UP civic polls, the Yogi Adityanath UP government has transferred 33 IAS officials, including eight district magistrates (DMs).

15 Nov 2017


Alleged IS clip threatens attacks at Kumbh Mela, Thrissur Pooram

An audio clip allegedly from the IS talking about terror attacks at Kumbh Mela and Thrissur Pooram has surfaced.

02 Aug 2016


The Kumbh Mela experiment to advance predictive analysis

The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), the Government of India, and two Indian startups - Tarah Technologies and Aarav Unmanned Systems - collected a huge amount of data during the Kumbh Mela 2016 for research purposes.