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Curbs for Kumbh returnees: Compulsory tests, quarantine

April 18, 2021 3:52 am

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority has directed all residents who visited the mela to upload their details on the Delhi government website.

Kumbh Mela: Plea in SC seeks direction to clear mass gathering from Haridwar

April 17, 2021 10:00 pm

A PIL has been filed in Supreme Court seeking directions to Uttrakhand Government and National Disaster Management Authority to immediately take action regarding gathering of lakhs of people in Hardiwar Kumbh and to adhere to safety protocols.

Will take steps to stop ‘love jihad’, says Uttarakhand CM Tirath Singh Rawat

April 10, 2021 7:53 am

Rawat was speaking at the VHP kendriya margdarshak mandal in Haridwar. Top VHP leaders and saints attended the meeting and discussed the issue of “love jihad” at length.

All urban local bodies in Haridwar district declared ‘slaughterhouse-free’ areas

March 04, 2021 1:19 am

BJP MLAs from the area had given a letter to CM Rawat, demanding that slaughterhouses not be allowed in a “religious city like Haridwar”.

Explained: How and why Kumbh Mela 2021 in Haridwar will be different

October 11, 2020 8:48 am

Religious tourism is the backbone of Uttarakhand's economy. The lockdown imposed due to the Covid-19 pandemic has given the hill state's tourism sector a major jolt.

Highlights: Happy that young generation is fighting for cleanliness, sanitation, says PM Modi in Uttarakhand

May 03, 2017 1:40 pm

Earlier in the day, Modi offered prayers at the Himalayan shrine of Kedarnath which reopened after a six month-long winter break.

CISF deployed 24x7 at Ramdev's food park in Haridwar

November 24, 2017 2:05 pm

Senior officials said Patanjali Food and Herbal Park Private Limited has provided the logistics, including barracks for accommodating the personnel as part of the "fully paid" deployment.

Ramdev food park clash: Twist in probe, cops say union members attacked first

June 09, 2015 2:56 am

Owing to the tension in the area security personnel have been deployed at the unit on the orders of the Central government.

One killed in clash at Ramdev herbal park, police deployed

June 01, 2015 2:18 am

On Wednesday, violence had erupted near the Patanjali Food and Herbal Park following a demonstration held by the local truckers’ union.

Haridwar teen death: CBI files rape, murder case

January 15, 2015 12:54 am

The 13-year-old girl was allegedly raped and murdered by unidentified persons.


Tiger kills 2-year-old boy in Haridwar

February 26, 2016 5:28 am

Haridwar, Feb 26 (ANI): Panic gripped Haridwar’s Motichoor area when a tiger took away a two-year-old child and killed him. Angry residents blocked the National Highway-72 for two hours and warned the forest department that such incidents should never happen again in the future. Superintendent of Police Shweta Choubey on Friday said the villagers have demanded for electric fencing throughout the forest. She further said that the villagers have also asked for compensation and the government is looking into the matter.

Roorkee: Madrassa bans mobile phones

January 25, 2016 11:58 am

Roorkee, Jan 25 (ANI): A Madrassa in Roorkee has banned the use of social media and mobile phones to put a check on extremism. The imam of the madrassa Imamdul Islam, also imposed restrictions on the use of the internet. He said there was a need to exercise restraint on the use of social media. The madrassa's move over the ban on usage of mobile phones has come up after a suspect was arrested from Haridwar in connection with the recent Pathankot airbase attack.

Nothing ‘dubious’ found in bag in Kolkata

January 21, 2016 11:38 am

Kolkata, Jan 21 (ANI): A suspicious bag was found in a car parked outside Netaji metro station in Kolkata on Thursday. Bomb Disposal Squad reached the spot to investigate the same and retrieved the suspicious bag from the car. However, nothing dubious was found in the bag. This comes hours after a suspicious bag was found at the gate of Haridwar railway station earlier on Thursday morning.

Security beefed up at Ardh Kumbh

January 21, 2016 5:46 am

Haridwar, Jan 21 (ANI): Security has been beefed up at the Ardh Kumbh Mela in Varanasi after four suspected terrorists who were allegedly planning to launch an attack at the mela were nabbed on Wednesday. Thousands of Hindu devotees are seen thronging banks of Ganga. The police are using latest technology and equipments to monitor the activities in Haridwar. Meanwhile, a suspicious bag has been found at Haridwar Railway Station gate and is being inspected by the police.

Ardh Kumbh Mela starts in Haridwar

January 12, 2016 9:38 am

Haridwar, Jan 12 (ANI): The Ardh Kumbh Mela 2016 started on Tuesday at Haridwar’s ‘Har ki Pauri’ ghat. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat also offered prayers. The observance of Maha Kumbh Mela has achieved international popularity as 'The biggest act of faith'. Millions of pilgrims come to participate in the holy event of Maha Kumbh with tremendous faith. The pilgrims come from all walks of life, with a belief that their sins will be washed off in the holy waters of the sacred river Ganges if they take a dip during the Kumbh. The Ardh Kumbh Mela will take place in the holy city of Haridwar from January 2016 to April 2016.