July 07, 2021 7:43 am
On Tuesday, the state’s police authorities appealed to officers of neighbouring states to ask devotees not to come to Haridwar this month for the annual pilgrimage to collect water from the Ganga. The Yatra was not held last year due to Covid restrictions.
June 29, 2021 7:06 am
The court took note of experts’ opinion that the “ill-decision” of holding the Kumbh Mela in Haridwar in April was one of the contributory factors for the steep rise of the Covid second wave.
June 20, 2021 5:05 am
Trivendra said that since senior officers will conduct the probe, people may have doubts over its transparency.
June 18, 2021 7:19 am
At least 24 private labs were roped in —14 by the district administration and 10 by Kumbh mela administration --- for conducting random testing of visitors.
June 13, 2021 7:17 am
The grand religious festival, which saw lakhs of devotees congregating in a pandemic year, was held from April 1 to 30 in an area spread across parts of Haridwar, Dehradun, Tehri and Pauri districts.
May 29, 2021 7:38 am
Under fire for this gathering — the Uttarakhand High Court last week called holding Kumbh a “mistake” — officals in the state government and the district administration, after a detailed review, have assessed that the attendance figure was almost 70% down, to an estimated 15 lakh, for these three days.
May 17, 2021 7:03 am
At the Kumbh in Haridwar last month, several measures were in place to curb the spread, including mandatory negative tests for entry. But none of them were strictly implemented even as the crowd swelled to over 30 lakh on days of the shahi snan (royal bath).
May 16, 2021 1:06 pm
The biological enemy is overshadowed by our deep-seated virus of hatred, prejudice and insensitivity towards core issues like health and education
April 29, 2021 7:09 am
"People are dying without necessary adequate healthcare infrastructure like beds, ventilators, medical oxygen, and potential treatment drugs like Remdesivir. The demand is 35-40 times more than what is being allocated to Karnataka," he said.
April 28, 2021 7:19 am
Police personnel also participated in a shahi snan and officials said it was “symbolic”. Before the shahi snan Tuesday, Gunjyal visited every akhara camp to ensure attendance was restricted.
April 13, 2021 12:08 pm
The Kumbh mela sees a daily average of over three lakh devotees at the various ghats in Haridwar, but that number is expected to swell during the shahi snans on April 12, 14 and 27. Around 32 lakh devotees had reached Haridwar for the first shahi snan on the occasion of Mahashivaratri on March 11.
March 12, 2021 2:08 pm
January 17, 2019 7:01 am
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.
December 10, 2018 10:13 am
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.
May 07, 2016 8:00 am
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.
April 22, 2016 5:04 pm
Devotees took holy dip in River Shipra a day before beginning of Kumbh Mela in Ujjain.
September 13, 2015 1:04 pm
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.
January 05, 2015 2:54 pm
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.
June 22, 2020 6:05 pm
The state government has setup a tent city in Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh where the Kumbh mela is currently underway.
June 22, 2020 6:05 pm
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.
June 22, 2020 6:05 pm
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.
July 17, 2015 6:19 pm