KUMBH

  • 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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • Allahabad railway station stampede: We were prepared for large crowd, claims district official February 12, 2013

    The death toll in the Maha Kumbh tragedy has climbed to 36, with most of the victims being women, even as Devesh Chaturvedi, Divisional Commissioner of Allahabad claimed, "The snan part, which is the most challenging part of the Kumbh Mela, took place without any major incident, which shows we...
  • 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: Azam Khan takes morally responsibility, quits as Kumbh incharge February 11, 2013

    Azam Khan resigned as the Kumbh incharge following the stampede. ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • 'Ek Thi Dayan' actors Emraan Hashmi, Huma Qureshi experience the calm and peace at Kumbh February 10, 2013

    Over three crore people are expected to take a dip in the Ganga on the auspicious occasion of Mauni Amavasya. ...
  • Kumbh Mela: Air surveillance, announcement systems keep track of those who are lost February 10, 2013

    Over three crore people are expected to take a dip in the Sangam on the occasion of the Mauni Amavasya on Sunday. ...
  • Maha Kumbh: Over 3 crore devotees expected to take a dip on Mauni Amavasya, tight security in place February 10, 2013

    Security has been beefed up at the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad. CRPF and ATS personnel will be assisted by 9000 policemen. ...
  • FTN: Should Kumbh Mela be used for politics? February 7, 2013

    The RSS chief while speaking at a gathering of the VHP at the Maha Kumbh hinted at support to Modi as the PM candidate of the BJP, saying, "everyone is speaking the same thing about who should be the PM". ...
  • People want Narendra Modi as PM: VHP's Ashok Singhal February 3, 2013

    Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Ashok Singhal on Sunday backed Narendra Modi and said that BJP should consider the people's demand for making him the party's PM candidate. ...
  • 30 Minutes: Maha Kumbh of faith January 20, 2013

    Millions reach the holy city of Allahabad to take part in the mass gathering of humans in perhaps the biggest show on earth: Maha Kumbh Mela. From men to godmen, from saints to sinners, from naga sadhus to photographers people from all walks of life have flocked to the...
  • Watch: People from across world flock to Maha Kumbh Mela January 16, 2013

    The two month long Maha Kumbh Mela is on at Uttar Pradesh's Allahabad and it is being called the greatest show on earth. People are coming together for a holy dip from across the globe. Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose met up with an American guru at Kumbh who became a...
  • FTN: What is the relevance of the Kumbh Mela in modern society? January 15, 2013

    The world's largest gathering of people, the 55day Kumbh congregation, began in Allahabad on Monday with tens of thousands of devotees, led by ashsmeared Naga ascetics, taking a dip at the holy confluence of three rivers. ...
  • Allahabad: Pilgrims gather to take holy dip at Maha Kumbh January 14, 2013

    The Maha Kumbh Mela started in Allahabad as around one crore people took a dip in the holy Sangam. ...
  • FTN: Is Kumbh greatest celebration of India's diversity? January 14, 2013

    A sea of humanity converged for the religious event dubbed as the "greatest show on earth". ...
  • Maha Kumbh: The biggest religious gathering January 14, 2013

    The Maha Kumbh Mela, held every 12 years, will go on for next two months and will conclude on Maha Shivaratri on March 10. ...
  • Maha Kumbh Mela 2013: Stage set for the biggest religious meet January 13, 2013

    After 12 long years, the Maha Kumbh Mela is back and the city of Allahabad is teeming with pilgrims as they prepare for the first of the holy baths at the Sangam on Makar Sankranti on Monday. ...
  • Maha Kumbh Mela: Around 10 cr people expected to visit Allahabad January 13, 2013

    After 12 long years, the Maha Kumbh Mela is back and the city of Allahabad is teeming with pilgrims as they prepare for the first of the holy baths at the Sangam on Makar Sankranti on Monday. ...
  • Take a journey to the Maha Kumbh with Ynot February 16, 2010

    In Ynot this week, the show takes you to the heart of Maha Kumb in Haridwar and tries to find out what's attracting the young to the land of the gods. Shaukat Azmi remembers her romantic love story with her late husband and poet Kaifi Azmi in Kaifi and I...
  • Watch: India celebrates the harvest time January 14, 2010

    Its been called the short cut to Nirvana. A single act of faith that could cleanse the sins of a thousand lifetimes. A unique kaleidoscope of colour and motion the sacred and the surreal the Kumbh. ...
  • Maha Kumbh: Has the God industry destroyed spirituality? January 14, 2010

    The Maha Kumbh mela begins from January 14 in Haridwar. The Kumbh is noted for its spectacular religiosity and massive crowds. Over 30 million people are supposed to have gathered for the Maha Kumbh in 2001. The Kumbh, also noted for its Orientalist imagery levitating yogis, naked naga babas, snake charmers,...
  • Watch: The Kumbh through foreign eyes January 13, 2010

    The Kumbh with its unique sights and sounds and contradictions galore have been a delight for photographers worldwide. Men and women from all over the world converge in Haridwar armed with a camera looking for that perfect shot and maybe selfrealisation in the process. ...
  • Watch: Uttarkhand govt tightens security for Kumbh Mela January 12, 2010

    Following intelligence reports of a possible threat to the Mahakumbh mela this time, the state government has beefed up security in and around Haridwar. Approximately, 16, 000 security personnel have been deployed to secure the 130 sq km wide Kumbh Mela area. ...
  • Sadhus talk mobiles, laptops too January 23, 2007

    Allahabad: Who says sadhus can't be showstoppers! Leaving no stone unturned, sadhus at the Ardhkumbh Mela in Allahabad are trying out all kinds of accessories. So who are their idols? What do they think adds to their look? One sadhu wants to look like lord Krishna. I like to...
  • Here come the stars of Kumbh January 16, 2007

    Allahabad: Naga sadhus are the star attraction of the Ardh Kumbh. Their dreadlocks, chillums and absolute disregard for the sartorial bring them a mystic halo. But who are the Nagas? ...
  • Cit Journo: A colourful dip in Kumbh January 14, 2007

    Allahabad: It's not just devotees around the country flocking to Allahabad for the Ardh Kumbh Mela. It's also a magnate for tourists across the world. Russian tourist Mansur becomes Citizen Journalist for CNNIBN and takes a colourful dip into the festivities. ...