Articles about Kumbh Mela

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

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.

Kumbh fake testing: SIT sends teams to arrest lab owners

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

29 Jun 2021

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.

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

20 May 2021

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.

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

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.

Kumbh Mela: Seers keep last Shahi Snan symbolic affair

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.

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

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.

As coronavirus batters India, Modi wants Kumbh to be symbolic

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.

Uttarakhand: Top seer at Haridwar Kumbh Mela dies of COVID-19

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.

1,701 test positive at Kumbh Mela, 50% of force withdrawn

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.

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

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.

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

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."

Haridwar: Coronavirus norms ignored in Kumbh Mela, 102 test positive

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.

Difficult to follow coronavirus norms, says cop on Kumbh crowd

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.

Many devotees arrived for Kumbh without coronavirus test report

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.

Amid COVID-19 restrictions, Kumbh Mela formally begins in Haridwar

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.

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

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.

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

17 Mar 2021

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.

No one should be troubled during Kumbh: Uttarakhand CM

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.

Haridwar Kumbh Mela 2021: Dates, registration, and COVID-19 guidelines

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).

Who is Kameshwar Chaupal, Ram Mandir trust's Dalit member?

07 Feb 2020

Who is Kameshwar Chaupal, Ram Mandir trust's Dalit member?

Months after the Supreme Court paved the way for the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced a trust in the Parliament for the temple's construction.

Independence Day 2019: 6 amazing facts to know about India

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.

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

25 Apr 2019

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.

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

20 Mar 2019

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.

Weeks after appointment, Priyanka gets into campaign-mode with boat ride

17 Mar 2019

Weeks after appointment, Priyanka gets into campaign-mode with boat ride

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the in-charge of Congress for UP East, will take a boat ride from Prayagraj on Monday, the party has confirmed.

Have opinion, prefer keeping it to myself, Alia tells Kangana

07 Mar 2019

Have opinion, prefer keeping it to myself, Alia tells Kangana

Alia Bhatt is currently riding high on the success of her last movie Gully Boy.

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

24 Feb 2019

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

Roadshow in Lucknow: Neta Priyanka and brother Rahul take centerstage

11 Feb 2019

Roadshow in Lucknow: Neta Priyanka and brother Rahul take centerstage

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the in-charge of Congress for UP East will sound the poll bugle in Lucknow with a grand roadshow on Monday.

'World's largest seed' becomes center of attraction at 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.

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

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.

Priyanka Gandhi takes office: Here's what happened on first day

06 Feb 2019

Priyanka Gandhi takes office: Here's what happened on first day

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the newly-inducted Congress general secretary for UP East, got into action on Tuesday, a day after she returned from a private visit to the United States.

Bihar: Modi 'bhakt' arrested for derogatory post on Priyanka Gandhi

04 Feb 2019

Bihar: Modi 'bhakt' arrested for derogatory post on Priyanka Gandhi

The Bihar police said on Monday that they have arrested a man who posted an obscene tweet featuring a morphed picture of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Congress' national secretary for UP East.

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

04 Feb 2019

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.

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

01 Feb 2019

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.

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

29 Jan 2019

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.

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

29 Jan 2019

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.

Priyanka Gandhi to start active political role with Kumbh dip

27 Jan 2019

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.

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

26 Jan 2019

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.

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

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.

Kumbh 2019: Indian Railways launches device for generating unreserved tickets

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.