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Kumbh Mela 2019: What it takes to clean the world’s largest religious gathering

A total of 20,000 sanitation workers have been employed for the cleaning of the Kumbh Mela — half by the Health Department and the rest through outsourced vendors.

Heavy rain, thunderstorm lash Delhi-NCR; several trains delayed

Delhi’s rainfall deficit in the post-monsoon season is close to 80 per cent, IMD officials said, adding that rain during the week will help meet this shortfall.

A sneak peek into Kolkata Metro’s East-West line

On an average, 7 lakh commuters will cross the Hooghly on the East-West Metro to Kolkata. The eventual route from Howrah Maidan to Sector V in Salt Lake will accommodate 12 stations

Army Day celebrations 2019: Chief Gen Bipin Rawat reviews parade

The nation is celebrating the 71st Army Day today to remember the valiance and exemplary achievements of army personnel who risk their lives for the nation.

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.

Happy Pongal Images 2019: Here’s how people across India are celebrating the festival

This year, Pongal will start from Tuesday, January 15 and will continue till Friday, January 18. The festival coincides with another harvest festival Makar Sankranti which is primarily celebrated in North India.

Tourists rejoice as Shimla, Manali witness another spell of snow

Tourist destinations of the hill state like Kufri in Shimla district and Dalhousie in Chamba district also saw acute cold wave conditions at freezing point.

BJP sets the tone for 2019 Lok Sabha election with its two-day national council meet

BJP began its national council meeting on Friday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and others in attendance

Bharat bandh in photos: Kerala, Bengal most affected; bus, train services hit

Stray incidences of violence in West Bengal, public bus services going off the road in Mumbai and partial impact on banking operations marred the first day of the two-day nationwide strike.

Mercury dips in Kerala; Munnar covered with frost

Munnar hill station in Kerala was covered in a blanket of frost.

Ahmedabad’s sky turns colourful as International Kite Festival kicks off

The International Kite Festival at the Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad was inaugurated by Gujarat Governor O P Kohli on Sunday.

Sneak peak into the world’s first feni cellar, set to open in Goa this month

The world’s lone feni cellar will officially open to public this month in Goa.