KUMBH MELA

  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan calls on Modi to discuss state issues June 6, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan called upon Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi and apprised him on a number of issues in the state. Chouhan met Modi yesterday and greeted him with shawl, coconut and bouquet. An official release said that after the meeting, Chouhan said that he...
  • MP govt seeks Rs 2,812 crore from Centre for Ujjain Kumbh mela September 14, 2013

    Madhya Pradesh government has sought Rs 2,812 crore from the Centre for preparations towards the Kumbh mela to be held in Ujjain in 2016. In a letter to Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia yesterday, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said four to five crore devotees are expected to participate...
  • Azam Khan detention: UP minister writes to Obama May 1, 2013

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh minister Shivpal Singh Yadav's letter to US President Barack Obama on cabinet colleague Azam Khan being detained at Boston airport has triggered a controversy with opposition parties and civil society activists terming it objectionable. In a petition sent to Governor BL Joshi, activist Urvashi Sharma termed the letter...
  • Harvard invites UP CM to share Mahakumbh experience March 24, 2013

    Lucknow: After Uttar Pradesh played host to the world's largest religious congregation during Mahakumbh in Allahabad, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Urban Development Minister Mohammad Azam Khan have been invited by the Harvard University to share the story of organising the 55day event. Azam Khan, who was in charge of the...
  • 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...
  • Uttar Pradesh: Fire breaks out at Kumbh, 2 injured February 16, 2013

    Allahabad: Yet another fire broke out at the Kumbh Mela area in Allahabad on Saturday afternoon, injuring two sadhus, an official said. The fire broke out in Sector 9 of the Kumbh Mela area, injuring two sadhus who were cooking food, though it was brought under control quickly, Sector Magistrate...
  • 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...
  • Akhilesh rejects Azam Khan's resignation as Kumbh incharge February 14, 2013

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday rejected the resignation of Cabinet Minister Mohammad Azam Khan as the chief of Kumbh Mela Organising Committee. "The CM, while praising the minister, has turned down his resignation as the chief of the committee and he will continue on the post,"...
  • FTN: Could the Kumbh stampede have been avoided? February 12, 2013

    In a major tragedy on the most auspicious day of the Maha Kumbh on Sunday, 36 pilgrims were killed in a stampede at the Allahabad railway station. ...
  • Azam Khan's resignation after Allahabad stampede symbolic: Shreya Dhoundial February 12, 2013

    CNNIBN'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 ...
  • 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, producerdirector Ekta Kapoor, actors Emraan Hashmi and Huma Quraishi with Swami Chidanand Saraswati praying in the Ganges during the Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad. ...
  • Newsmaker of the Day: Devesh Chaturvedi February 11, 2013

    The UP government in Allahabad railway station stampede incident has said that responsibility can be fixed only after the probe is complete. ...
  • Allahabad stampede: Bansal announces compensation February 11, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after the stampede at the overcrowded Allahabad Railway Station claimed 36 lives, Railway Minister PK Bansal on February 11 said it was not possible for railways to run trains every 10 minutes to clear the heavy rush of Kumbh passengers. Announcing Rs one lakh as compensation for...
  • 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 stampede: Azam Khan takes morally responsibility, quits as Kumbh incharge February 11, 2013

    Azam Khan resigned as the Kumbh incharge following the stampede. ...
  • 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 lathicharge, 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 MahaKumbh 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 10, 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,...