Maha Kumbh

  • National Award-winning actress Seema Biswas to make her debut on television with 'Maha Kumbh' 22 hours 38 minutes ago

    Kochi: Bollywood actress Seema Biswas, who rose to fame with her compelling performance in Shekhar Kapur's 'Bandit Queen', will soon make her television debut with 'Maha Kumbh'. Confirming her foray into the small screen, Seema told reporters here that it was a new medium for her which was basically a...
  • BJP demands CBI probe into Kumbh 'mismanagement' July 4, 2014

    BJP on Friday demanded a CBI inquiry into mismanagement exposed by Comptroller Auditor General of India in its report on Maha Kumbh organised at Allahabad last year. In the light of the issue raised in the UP Assembly, BJP state unit president Laxmi Kant Bajpai said that state and Centre's share...
  • Akhilesh to share Maha Kumbh success story at Harvard April 25, 2013

    Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday left for the United States to deliver a lecture at Harvard Business School. Akhilesh will address students on the successful hosting of Maha Kumbh 2013. Akhilesh is expected to talk about the administrative challenges faced in hosting the 55-day long...
  • Kumbh ends with last bathing on Maha Shivratri March 11, 2013

    Allahabad: The curtain came down on Sunday on the Kumbh 2013, the biggest religious congregation on earth, with over 70 lakh people taking a holy dip at Sangam on Maha Shivratri. Lakhs of devotees flocked to Sangam, the confluence of the Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati rivers. The Kumbh began January...
  • Allahabad station stampede: Railways gave less trains, says Azam March 6, 2013

    Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government had demanded 50 trains to clear the massive rush during the Maha Kumbh but got only 12 before the stampede on the Allahabad junction, in which 36 persons lost their lives, state minister Azam Khan said on Wednesday. Giving a reply on the debate on the...
  • Photography at bathing ghats banned at Kumbh February 24, 2013

    Allahabad: The Kumbh Mela administration on Saturday banned photography at all bathing ghats at the religious congregation, officials said. Vide a letter ST/SSP/C-14/2013 dated February 21, the senior superintendent of police (Kumbh) has directed all policemen and other security personnel on duty in the mela premises to ensure that no one...
  • Maha Kumbh: Saints express condolences over stampede February 15, 2013

    Allahabad: After the tragic railway station stampede helicopters are being used to monitor the crowd at the Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad. The religious akharas have decided that they would not play the drums during the Shahi Snan to express their condolence over the tragedy. Security has been put on high...
  • Kumbh: Juna Akhara saint's eco-friendly ashram February 15, 2013

    Allahabad: Maha Kumbh is an amalgamation of the varied colours of India. Acharya Mahamandleshwar Awadhesha Giri Maharaj of Juna Akhara has designed his ashram at the Maha Kumbh in an eco-friendly manner even though it is no less than a five-star retreat. The ashram has been constructed near the banks of...
  • Allahabad: Fire at Maha Kumbh Mela leaves 1 dead, 5 injured February 15, 2013

    Allahabad: A fire at the Maha Kumbh Mela left one dead and injured five others, hours before pilgrims gathered for the last Shahi Snan on Basant Panchami on Friday, just five days after the Allahabad railway station stampede. The holy city of Allahabad is gearing up for another major Shahi...
  • Azam Khan's resignation after Allahabad stampede symbolic: Shreya Dhoundial February 12, 2013

    CNN-IBN's senior special correspondent Shreya Dhoundial joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the Allahabad stampede. Q. What is your take on honorable minister Mr Mohammad Azam Khan, who has blamed news channels for creating panic in the aftermath of the stampede? Asked by: deepak krishnamurthy ...
  • CJ: Kumbh pilgrims cram into Allahabad station despite stampede February 12, 2013

    Citizen Journalist Rajesh Sharma was one of the survivors of the Kumbh stampede. He sent us this video from the Allahabad station where hapless pilgrims and passengers are braving it out at the station. Basic infrastructure is missing as hundreds remain huddled at the station. ...
  • Stampedes tend to happen when huge crowds gather: UP Guv February 12, 2013

    Allahabad: Even as the blame game continues between the UP government and the Railways over responsibility for the stampede at Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh Governor BL Joshi has stoked controversy. He has commented that stampedes do tend to happen when crowds gather. "When crores of people gather such mistakes can happen. We...
  • Allahabad railway station stampede: Akhilesh Yadav meets injured February 12, 2013

    Allahabad: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav reached Swaruprani Bakshi hospital in Allahabad on Tuesday to meet the people injured in Sunday's stampede at the railway station and said that such tragedies are very painful and his administration would try its best to prevent such incidents. Akhilesh said that the...
  • Snapshot: Preity, Emraan, Huma spotted at Kumbh February 12, 2013

    Bollywood actress Preity Zinta, producer-director Ekta Kapoor, actors Emraan Hashmi and Huma Quraishi with Swami Chidanand Saraswati praying in the Ganges during the Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad. ...
  • Railway Minister to visit Allahabad to monitor situation February 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal said on Monday that he would be going to Allahabad to monitor the situation as three more bathing days at the Maha Kumbh were scheduled. He also denied that Sunday night's stampede was caused by the collapse of a foot-over bridge. "I am going...
  • Allahabad railway station stampede: Death toll up to 36 February 11, 2013

    Allahabad: In a major tragedy on the most auspicious day of the Maha Kumbh on Sunday, at least 36 pilgrims were killed and over 30 people were injured in a stampede at the Allahabad railway station. Authorities fear the death toll could rise further and 17 bodies are still to...
  • Allahabad railway stampede: List of dead February 11, 2013

    Allahabad: In a major tragedy on the most auspicious day of the Maha Kumbh on Sunday, at least 37 pilgrims were killed and many were injured in a stampede at the Allahabad railway station. All injured pilgrims have been admitted in the hospital and undergoing treatment. Authorities fear the death toll...
  • Allahabad station stampede: Rajnath Singh demands probe February 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Condoling the loss of lives in the stampede at Allahabad, BJP President Rajnath Singh on Monday said the incident could have been avoided if adequate precautions had been taken at the railway station teeming with thousands of Kumbh pilgrims. Demanding an investigation into the incident, he said those responsible...
  • Allahabad railway station stampede: One policeman started lathi-charge, others followed, says eyewitness February 11, 2013

    The death toll in the stampede at the Allahabad railway station had gone up to 37 by Monday morning. ...
  • Nearly 3 lakh people missing in Kumbh Mela February 11, 2013

    New Delhi: The proverbial story of brothers and families getting separated and lost during the Kumbh Mela in Bollywood potboilers is taking place in Allahabad. The Maha Kumbh Mela is the biggest festival and takes place every 12 years in Allahabad. With a massive crowd at the Mela, several people...
  • Allahabad station stampede: People struggle to get information February 11, 2013

    Allahabad: Hours after a stampede left over 30 Maha Kumbh pilgrims dead in a stampede at the Allahabad railway station on Sunday, many people are blaming the railway authorities and some looking for their loved ones at the hospital are also complaining of poor administration. The Allahabad Divisional Commissioner was...
  • UP Governor summons Akhilesh over stampede February 11, 2013

    Allahabad: 5.55 pm: Taking a serious note of the stampede at Allahabad railway station, Uttar Pradesh Governor BL Joshi summoned Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to take stock of the situation. The governor, who was attending a meeting in Delhi, rushed back to Lucknow in the afternoon and summoned the Chief...
  • Allahabad railway station stampede: Blame game begins February 11, 2013

    Allahabad: Bodies strewn across the platform at Allahabad railway station, the injured crying for help, the biggest 'Shahi Snan' at the Maha Kumbh Mela couldn't have ended in a bigger tragedy. The death toll has risen to 36 and over 30 are said to be injured. However, what triggered the...
  • Allahabad railway station stampede: death toll rises to 36 February 11, 2013

    Allahabad: In a major tragedy on the most auspicious day of the Maha Kumbh on Sunday, at least 36 pilgrims were killed and many were injured in a stampede at the Allahabad railway station. Authorities fear the death toll could rise further. Eyewitnesses say a police lathicharge triggered the chaos....
  • Allahabad stampede: UP govt orders inquiry February 10, 2013

    Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday ordered an inquiry into the stampede at Allahabad Railway Station and asked the Railways to make proper arrangement to clear the rush of pilgrims who have gathered for Maha-Kumbh from all over the country. At least 10 persons were killed and scores of...
  • Can't confirm the death toll but at least 10 dead in the stampede: PK Bansal February 10, 2013

    The Railways Minister also said that 12 to 13 people have been injured in the tragic incident. He said that all the injured and those who lost their loved ones in the incident will get compensation from PM's fund. ...
  • At least 16 dead, many injured in Allahabad railway station stampede February 11, 2013

    Allahabad: At least 16 people were killed dead and many others injured in a stampede at Allahabad railway station in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday. The stampede was caused after railing of an over bridge at the railway station collapsed. Officials, however, were yet to confirm the death toll. Following the stampede,...
  • PM condoles loss of lives in Allahabad stampede February 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday night condoled the loss of lives in a stampede at Allahabad Railway Station and assured financial assistance to the families of those killed and to the injured. Over 10 people were feared killed and scores of others injured in the stampede. Vice President...
  • Over 10 people killed in stampede at Allahabad railway station February 10, 2013

    Allahabad: More than 10 people were feared dead and many others injured in a stampede at Allahabad railway station in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday. The stampede was caused after railing of an over bridge at the railway station collapsed. Officials, however, are yet to confirm the death toll. Following the stampede,...
  • UP: Two killed in stampede at Maha Kumbh in Allahabad February 10, 2013

    Allahabad: Two pilgrims were killed in a stampede at the Maha Kumbh in Allahabad on Sunday as over three crore people converged for a holy dip on the occasion of 'Mauni Amavasya', considered the most auspicious day during the 12-yearly congregation. The stampede broke out in Sector 12 of the...