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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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

15 Jan 2019

'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.

Kumbh Mela 2019 commences with first bath of Makar Sankranti

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Eyeing 2019, Rahul Gandhi may visit Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj

05 Jan 2019

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.

Everything about #Kumbh2019: Travel options, accommodation, important dates, and more

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.

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

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).

Yogi Adityanath: Only BJP can build Ram Mandir in Ayodhya

23 Dec 2018

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.

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

16 Dec 2018

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.

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

11 Dec 2018

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

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

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

22 Nov 2018

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.

Allahabad renamed to Prayagraj as UP Cabinet clears proposal

16 Oct 2018

Allahabad renamed to Prayagraj as UP Cabinet clears proposal

A couple of days after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced his plans to rename the historic city of Allahabad to Prayagraj, the UP Cabinet, on Tuesday, cleared the renaming proposal.

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

07 Oct 2018

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.

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

19 Sep 2018

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.

Congress workers protest in Allahabad after removal of Nehru statue

15 Sep 2018

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.