MAHA KUMBH MELA

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 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....
  • '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. ...
  • Modi cancels Kumbh visit over security reasons February 9, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has cancelled his visit to Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad over security reasons. He was scheduled to travel to Allahabad on February 12 to take a holy dip at the ongoing religious congregation. But due to "security reasons" the Bharatiya Janata Party leader called...
  • If you politicise Kumbh, we'll stop you: SP warns BJP February 6, 2013

    Lucknow: The ruling Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh has taken on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and other BJP leaders over the their plan to visit the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad. Samajwadi Party leader Ram Kushwaha has threatened to bar BJP leaders from attending the festival for allegedly politicising the...
  • Maha Kumbh: Devotees take holy dip on 'Paush Poornima' January 27, 2013

    Allahabad: Lakhs of devotees on Sunday took a holy dip at the Sangam on the auspicious occasion of 'Paush Poornima' during the ongoing Maha Kumbh here, even as eight injured in Friday's fire on Kumbh ground were admitted to Safdarjung hospital in Delhi. 'Paush Poornima' also marks the beginning of...
  • 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...
  • Maha Kumbh Mela now a Harvard case study January 20, 2013

    New York: The Maha Kumbh Mela, considered the largest public gathering in the world, will be the subject of a case study at Harvard University, which will study the logistics and economics behind it and the "popup megacity" that comes to life in Allahabad during the religious event. A team of...
  • Snapshot: Poonam Pandey takes a dip at Maha Kumbh January 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Model turned actress Poonam Pandey took a dip in the holy confluence on the occasion of Maha Kumbh. People from all over the world come to take a dip in the holy confluence as they believe this can wash out their sins. ...
  • Snapshot: The sadhu who loves his cellphone January 16, 2013

    A holy man talks on his mobile outside his camp at Sangam, the confluence of the Rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati during the Maha Kumbh Mela, in Allahabad on January 15, 2013. Millions of devout Hindus led by naked ascetics with ash smeared on their bodies plunged into the...
  • 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. ...
  • The sights and sounds of the Maha Kumbh Mela are infectious even for the not so religious: Shreya Dhoundial January 14, 2013

    More than 10 million pilgrims gather at Allahabad for the Maha Kumbh Mela. Shreya Dhoundial joined IBNLive readers from Allahabad and shared her experience. Q. How is the Mela this time.. Asked by: Krishy A. It is my first time at the Maha Kumbh & so far it's...
  • Maha Kumbh Mela: Naga sadhus lead festivities January 14, 2013

    Allahabad: 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 the Ganges, the Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati. Held in this Uttar Pradesh...
  • Maha Kumbh Mela begins in Allahabad on Monday January 14, 2013

    Allahabad: Maha Kumbh Mela, often described as the greatest show on earth, begins on Monday with millions of people from across the country and world expected to attend the religious gathering in Allahabad. The Mela, held every 12 years, will go on for next two months and will conclude on...
  • 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. ...
  • Railways gears up for Maha Kumbh Mela January 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Keeping in mind the lakhs who will throng Allahabad for the Kumbh Mela starting on Monday, the Ministry of Railways has announced steps to help passengers. Besides running special trains and adding coaches in popular trains, additional ticket counters have been opened at the Allahabad railway station. New foot...
  • 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. ...
  • Allahabad: Maha Kumbh Mela to begin tomorrow January 13, 2013

    Allahabad: The biggest human gathering will congregate at Uttar Pradesh's Allahabad city to participate in the greatest show on earth Maha Kumbh Mela. A whopping one crore people are estimated to take a dip on Monday in the confluence of three holy rivers the Ganges, the Yamuna and...