Mahakumbh

  • UP Congress seeks probe into Mahakumbh mismanagement July 3, 2014

    Calling for a high-level inquiry into the revelations made in the CAG report on the Mahakumbh held in Allahabad last year, the Congress on Thursday demanded stern action against those found responsible for the mismanagement. "The manner in which central funds for the Mahakumbh were spent on things other than mela...
  • MP temple stampede: Shivraj Singh Chouhan visits injured in hospital October 14, 2013

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan met the survivors of the stampede in the hospital on Monday. The police say a rumour of the bridge collapsing sparked the stampede while eyewitnesses are blaming it on a police lathicharge. The death toll in the temple stampede in Ratangarh in...
  • Real estate company paid for burqas for BJP's 'Mahakumbh': Digvijay Singh September 24, 2013

    Indore: Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Tuesday alleged that the ruling BJP had got 10,000 burqas stitched for its 'Karyakarta Mahakumbh' to be held in Bhopal on Wednesday, for which director of a real estate had paid Rs 42 lakh to the tailor. "In order to purchase 10,000 burqas for...
  • 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...
  • Allahabad stampede: Akhilesh attends marriage, yet to meet injured February 11, 2013

    Allahabad: The administration was aware that almost 3 crore devotees were expected to take the holy dip on Mauni Amavasya at the Sangam in Allahabad during the Maha Kumbh. But despite that no proper plans had been made which caused the stampede at Allahabad railway station in which 36 lives...
  • Modi to meet PM in Delhi today February 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will be meeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the capital on Wednesday. No agenda is set for the meeting. Reportedly Modi is in Delhi to speak at the prestigious Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC). The visit is being seen as part of...
  • Kumbh pilgrims pay homage to Ganga on Republic Day January 26, 2013

    Allahabad: More than 1,000 people from across India and around the world will march here to celebrate India's Republic Day on the banks of the Ganga at the Kumbh Mela on January 26. This is part of an environmental parade seeking independence from pollution and to pay homage to war...
  • Allahabad Kumbh is a big draw for foreigners too January 14, 2013

    Allahabad: The Maha Kumbh, often described as the 'greatest show on earth', began on Monday morning with lakhs of devotees as well as ascetics and religious leaders converging on the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical river Saraswati in Allahabad for a holy dip on the occasion of Makar...
  • 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. ...
  • 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,...
  • Mahakumbh Mela begins January 14, 2010

    Haridwar: To the resonating sound of Vedic hymns, conch shells, cymbals and temple bells, the first snan, or holy dip, of the Mahakumbh Mela at Haridwar began in the early hours of January 14, the day when India celebrated the Makara Sankranti. Thousands of pilgrims from India, and across the...