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Amit Shah, Yogi Adityanath take holy dip at Kumbh Mela

Yogi, last month, had also held a cabinet meeting at the Kumbh Mela. The cabinet meeting at Kumbh was the first by the UP chief minister outside Lucknow.

Devotees prefer early-morning dip at Kumbh to avoid rush, reach back home in time

"Close to 50 lakh devotees had already taken dip before sunrise," Kumbh Mela Adhikari Vijay Kiran Anand told PTI.

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Ailing UP tanneries shut for Kumbh, start shifting to Bengal

UP Leather Industries Association vice-president Iftakhar said around one lakh people used to work in these tanneries and after the closure, daily-wage workers from other states have returned home.

Yogi Adityanath takes holy dip in Ganga post cabinet meet at Kumbh mela

CM Adityanath's move is among the latest series of measures to hype up the festival, which is considered one of the largest religious gathering, which is being held at Prayagraj this year. 

Those who keep the Kumbh clean

Cleaning Kumbh: When the largest-ever human gathering collects at one place in Prayagraj, what does it take to get it ready for a new day? Indian Express finds out, through the Mela officials and their toilet and dustbin maths, the 20,000 sanitation workers and their stories — and a newborn

Free bus service for Kumbh devotees from Amethi from Jan 24: BJP leader

Amethi and Rae Bareli, considered bastions of the Gandhi family, have become a battleground between Congress and BJP ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.

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Team of 100 runs 24x7 camps to reunite lost with kin at Kumbh

From January 10-16, across 15 computerised lost and found camps here, including three outside Kumbh, around 800 people have been registered as “lost”.

Kumbh Mela 2019 HIGHLIGHTS: Lakhs of devotees take holy dip in Sangam on first day

Kumbh Mela 2019 Prayagraj (Allahabad) HIGHLIGHTS: An estimated 12 crore people are expected to attend Kumbh Mela and 33 lakh have already taken a dip.

Kumbh: UP cops to use RF tags for children under 14 years

"With a view to ensuring that children do not get lost, we will be using RFID tags on kids under 14 years attending the Kumbh," state Director General of Police (DGP) OP Singh told PTI here on Monday.

1.2 lakh toilets, 25,000 cops, sanitation staff in place as Kumbh starts today

Spread over 3,200 hectares, the Mela has been divided into nine zones, 16 districts, and has 40 police stations. An estimated 12 crore people are expected to attend Kumbh Mela, and 33 lakh have already taken a dip.

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Kumbh Mela 2019: Prayagraj gears up for world's largest religious gathering

The Kumbh Mela is believed to be the largest religious gathering on earth and is held every 12 years on the banks of the 'Sangam'- the confluence of the holy rivers Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati -- in Allahabad.

Preparations in full swing for Ardh Kumbh Mela 2019

The Kumbh Mela is believed to be the largest religious gathering on earth and is held every 12 years on the banks of the 'Sangam'- the confluence of the holy rivers Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati -- in Prayagraj.

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Top Frames: Simhastha Kumbh Mela, severe drought conditions in India

A Sadhu or a Hindu holy man during a prayer ceremony at the Simhastha Kumbh Mela in Ujjain; Much of India is reeling under a weeks long heat wave and severe drought conditions that have decimated crops, killed livestock and left at least 330 million Indians without enough water for their daily needs.

Simhastha Kumbh Mela: Over 5 crore people expected in Ujjain

Devotees took holy dip in River Shipra a day before beginning of Kumbh Mela in Ujjain.

Kumbh Mela: Devotees rise early for second 'Shahi Snan' in Nashik

Nashik city and Trimbakeshwar are up for the second 'shahi snan' (holy bath) in river Godavari on Sunday (September 13) in the ongoing Kumbh Mela.

Magh Mela: Pilgrims throng Sangam in Allahabad to take a holy dip

Millions of devout Hindus visit the confluence in Allahabad during the annual 45-days Magh Mela to to rid themselves of their sins and attain prosperity.

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Luxury tents for pilgrims attending Kumbh mela from India and abroad

The state government has setup a tent city in Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh where the Kumbh mela is currently underway.

Kumbh Mela 2019 begins with 'Shahi Snan'

A large number of devotees took a holy dip or 'shahi snan' at the Sangam on Makar Sankranti on Tuesday, marking the beginning of Kumbh Mela.

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The stunning numbers of the Kumbh Mela

The Kumbh Mela that begins from Tuesday in Prayagraj, will continue till March 4. One of the largest gatherings of mankind, here are some staggering numbers from the event.

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