Mela

  • Magh Mela: No leather cleaning in tanneries three days before holy dip 08-01-2014 07:27 PM

    Tanneries in Kanpur have been asked by the authorities to stop leather cleaning three days before people take the holy dip in the Ganga during the Magh Mela to keep the river clean for the pilgrims. A meeting was held with the tannery association and tannery owners and it was...
  • World famous month-long 'Sonepur mela' begins on Saturday 16-11-2013 07:08 PM

    The globally renowned, month-long 'Sonepur mela' at which elephants, horses and cattle are sold and purchased began on Saturday on the bank of the river Ganga in Bihar's Saran district. With traditional sports like horse racing and dog show part of the fair, this year para-gliding is an added attraction,...
  • Dilip Kumar likely to be discharged from the hospital on Thursday 25-09-2013 03:15 PM

    Mumbai: Veteran actor Dilip Kumar, who was undergoing treatment at Lilavati Hospital after a heart attack, will be discharged Thursday, said Murshid Khan. Murshid Khan is manager of Dilip Kumar's wife and actress Saira Banu. "Dilip Kumar is absolutely fine and he will be discharged tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon," Murshid Khan...
  • Dilip Kumar stable, to be discharged soon 21-09-2013 02:30 PM

    Mumbai: Veteran actor Dilip Kumar is stable and is likely to be discharged from Lilavati Hospital here soon. "He is fine now and he will be shifted from the ICU (intensive care unit) to the general ward soon. Most probably he will be discharged in the next three to four...
  • UPA’s governance is far sighted: Chidambaram 14-09-2013 08:46 PM

    Sivaganga:Mounting an apparent veiled attack on the governance plank of BJPs prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday said while the UPA was implementing far sighted projects others were sowing hatred and dividing the people. There are two types of governance. While we are peacefully...
  • MP govt seeks Rs 2,812 crore from Centre for Ujjain Kumbh mela 14-09-2013 01:16 PM

    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...
  • Pilgrim killed, four injured in road accident in Dudu 26-08-2013 02:43 PM

    A pilgrim was killed and four others were injured after they were hit by a parcel van at Dudu, near Jaipur, the police said on Monday. The pilgrim, identified as Rajmal Mali of Lalsot, was on his way to Ramdevra-Mela in Jaisalmer district when the incident occurred on Sunday evening,...
  • Army recruitment applicants create rampage in Gorakhpur 24-08-2013 03:11 PM

    Thousands of unsuccessful applicants went on a rampage during an army recruitment campaign in Gorakhpur pelting stones at buses and stopping trains. On Friday, which was also the last day of the 'Sena Bharti Mela' at the RPSF camp in Gorakhpur, candidates from Mau district were tested. A total of...
  • News briefs: Lucknow University increases arts, commerce seats for UG courses 09-08-2013 11:08 PM

    The Lucknow University has increased the undergraduate seats in arts and commerce streams in degree colleges from 60 to 80 per classroom. However, no seats have been increased in the BSc seats. Another decision was taken by LU to discontinue some of its self finance PG courses if there are...
  • 9 'Kanwariyas' killed in 2 separate road accidents 06-08-2013 12:32 PM

    Nine Hindu pilgrims (Kanwariyas) were killed and nearly a dozen injured in two separate road accidents on Tuesday in Bihar's Jamui and Saran districts, police said. In Jamui, five pilgrims belonging to a family, were killed when a speeding truck hit their vehicle near Sikandra. "Five pilgrims were killed on...
  • Man dies after drinking water from public container in Shravani Mela 03-08-2013 09:52 PM

    A man on Saturday died after drinking contaminated water from a public water container here in Deoghar where a month-long 'Sawani Mela' is underway, police said. A rickshaw-puller, identified as Manoj Mandal, was rushed to hospital as he fell sick after drinking water from one of the twelve containers placed...
  • Azam Khan detention: UP minister writes to Obama 01-05-2013 05:58 PM

    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...
  • FTN: Could the Kumbh stampede have been avoided? 12-02-2013 11:58 PM

    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. ...
  • FTN: Could the Kumbh stampede have been avoided?

    Tonight at 10:30, CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose discusses with a panel of experts whether the Kumbh stampede could have been avoided. You can send...
  • Allahabad railway station stampede: We were prepared for large crowd, claims district official 12-02-2013 08:53 AM

    The death toll in the Maha Kumbh tragedy has climbed to 36, with most of the victims being women. ...
  • Newsmaker of the Day: Devesh Chaturvedi 11-02-2013 11:31 PM

    The UP government in Allahabad railway station stampede incident has said that responsibility can be fixed only after the probe is complete. ...