Kumbh

  • National Awardwinning actress Seema Biswas to make her debut on television with 'Maha Kumbh' August 27, 2014

    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...
  • CAG report: BJP demands CBI probe into Kumbh 'mismanagement' July 4, 2014

    Lucknow: 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...
  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan calls on Modi to discuss state issues June 14, 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...
  • Harish Rawat assures more funds for tourist circuit at Piran Kaliyar February 10, 2014

    The Uttarakhand government will give Rs 51 crore in place of Rs 11 crore announced earlier for development of a tourist circuit at Piran Kaliyar, the famed dargah of a 13th century sufi saint, near Roorkee in Haridwar district. Giving an assurance to this effect to a delegation of Islamic scholars...
  • 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...
  • Unfazed by Uttarakhand floods, district admin decides not to postpone Nanda Jaat Yatra July 26, 2013

    The famed Nanda Devi Jaat Yatra, held after every 12 years in Uttarakhand, will not be postponed in wake of the recent tragedy but district authorities have suggested keeping it at a local level this time saying they are not in a position to handle big crowds. The Nanda Raj Jaat,...
  • 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...
  • 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 55day long...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Kumbh visit was not for promotional purpose: Huma Qureshi February 24, 2013

    Mumbai: Huma Qureshi, who was in Allahabad recently with the cast of 'Ek Thi Daayan' and producer Ekta Kapoor, says it was a casual visit, not a promotional visit. "We went to Kumbh just as a visit. The promotion will start soon and I am excited about it," Huma said...
  • 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...
  • Allahabad: Rains disrupt Maha Kumbh Mela February 17, 2013

    Allahabad: Heavy rains that lashed Allahabad on Saturday created a crisis at the Maha Kumbh Mela premises, sending pilgrims, seers and journalists scurrying for cover as tents collapsed under the deluge. With heavy rains since Friday night, the entire mela area was turned into a mess and water collected at...
  • 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...
  • Uttar Pradesh: Five Kumbh pilgrims killed in accident February 16, 2013

    Jaunpur: Five pilgrims returning from the Kumbh Mela were killed and eight others injured when a jeep collided with a truck in Jalalpur area, police said on Saturday. The five persons, including three women and two men, were killed when the jeep carrying them collided with the truck on the...
  • 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 ecofriendly 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 ecofriendly manner even though it is no less than a fivestar 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...
  • 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,"...
  • Maharashtrabased saint calls family planning antiHindu February 14, 2013

    Allahabad: Some saints are opposed to the family planning Maha Kumbh in Allahabad by claiming that the Hindu religion is under threat. But some women's organisations have opposed the saints and issued an open letter to them saying that opposing family planning is like shackling women. Maharasthrabased Swami Narendracharya has put...
  • BSP MLAs protest in UP assembly over Kumbh tragedy February 14, 2013

    New Delhi: The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Thursday protested in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly over the stampede in Allahabad during the Maha Kumbh Mela. BSP members stormed in the well of the Assembly and raised slogans against the Akhilesh Yadav government. Armed with posters and banners, the BSP MLAs...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Allahabad stampede: Azam Khan blames news channels for panic February 12, 2013

    Sambhal: Urban Development Minister Mohammad Azam Khan, who resigned as inchargeKumbh mela, has blamed the news channels for creating panic in the aftermath of the stampede. "The death of two persons after falling in drain was run as breaking news by channels saying that deaths took place due to stampede...
  • 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. ...