Andhra Pradesh News | Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday July 15, 2015
Thousands of pilgrims took holy dip in Godavari River in Rajahmundry today as authorities took steps to improve crowd management, a day after 27 people died in a stampede.
Andhra Pradesh News | Reported by Uma Sudhir (With inputs from Agencies), Edited by Aashna Harjani | Tuesday July 14, 2015
27 people, most of them elderly women, were crushed to death this morning in a stampede on the banks of the River Godavari in Andhra Pradesh on the first day of a major religious festival. At least 25 people were injured.
India News | Edited by Ashish Mukherjee | Saturday April 27, 2013
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, who was invited by the Harvard Business School to speak on organising the Maha Kumbh mela, cancelled his lecture and also skipped a reception hosted by the Indian consulate in New York, to protest against his senior minister Azam Khan's detention and questioning at the Boston airport in the US on Thursda...
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday April 24, 2013
Accompanied by a team of officials and two ministers, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today left for the US to deliver a lecture at the Harvard Business School on organising the Maha Kumbh Mela and the challenges faced by the administration.
Allahabad News | Indo-Asian News Service | Monday March 25, 2013
The successful hosting of Maha Kumbh 2013 has earned Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav an invite from Harvard University to speak on how the 55-day religious congregation, which attracted tens of millions of people from India and around the world, went off like clockwork and was praised by organisation worldwide.
Allahabad News | Indo-Asian News Service | Monday February 25, 2013
The penultimate bathing day of the 55-day Maha Kumbh - Maghi Poornima - began early Monday at the Sangam in Allahabad, with lakhs taking an early holy dip in the Ganga.
Allahabad News | Press Trust of India | Saturday February 16, 2013
Yet another fire broke out at the Kumbh Mela area here this afternoon, injuring two sadhus, an official said.
Allahabad News | Reported by Anant Zanane; Edited by Sindhu Manjesh | Friday February 15, 2013
Top Uttar Pradesh cops were today caught flouting an Allahabad High Court order, which forbids VIPs from visiting the Maha Kumbh in their official vehicles.
Allahabad News | Edited by Sindhu Manjesh | Friday February 15, 2013
Tons of trash left behind by the crores of pilgrims visiting Allahabad for the mela pose a health hazard, and cleaning up the venue is a major challenge for mela administrators.
Allahabad News | Edited by Sindhu Manjesh (with PTI inputs) | Friday February 15, 2013
One person has died in a fire that broke out early this morning at the Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad. Almost 30 make-shift tents set up to house pilgrims were gutted by the fire that broke out at around 2 am.
India News | Edited by Prasad Sanyal | Monday February 11, 2013
After 36 people died in a stampede at the Allahabad railway station, the union and state governments have denied that their lapses may have contributed to the tragedy; they blame the massive rush of passengers, returning from a dip in the waters of the Ganga and Yamuna, at the Maha Kumbh, the world's largest religious festival.
Allahabad News | Anant Zanane | Monday February 11, 2013
Thirty-six people have died in a stampede at the Allahabad Railway station. The toll, however, may go up with several of the injured in critical condition. They have been admitted to the Swaroop Rani Hospital and the Railway Hospital in Allahabad.
Allahabad News | Press Trust of India | Monday February 11, 2013
BJP President Rajnath Singh today condoled the loss of lives in the stampede at Allahabad Railway station and urged Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to strengthen the arrangements in the city during the Maha Kumbh.
Allahabad News | Press Trust of India | Sunday February 10, 2013
Two people were killed in a stampede at the Mahakumbh mela here today as three crore pilgrims converged for a holy dip at Sangam on the auspicious occasion of 'Mauni Amavasya'.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday February 10, 2013
The proposed visit of Congress President Sonia Gandhi to the ongoing Maha Kumbh here has been cancelled due to "want of cooperation" of the Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh in making security arrangements, the party's state unit alleged today.
Riya Chakravarty | Sunday February 10, 2013
Ekta Kapoor, who took the holy dip at the ongoing Maha Kumbh mela in Allahabad, says she was there not to promote her upcoming venture Ek Thi Daayan but to seek blessings for the film.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday February 10, 2013
Lakhs of devotees today took a holy dip on the auspicious occasion of 'Mauni Amavasya' in the ongoing Maha Kumbh congregation at the Sangam in Allahabad.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Friday February 8, 2013
A rare planetary configuration after 147 years, unprecedented security and a multitude of followers have set the stage for the biggest of all holy 'shahi snans' (royal baths) at the Maha Kumbh on Sunday. More than 30 million pilgrims were expected for Mauni Amavasya, officials said.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday February 7, 2013
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat today described Narendra Modi as his "friend" but side-stepped queries on the possible projection of the Gujarat Chief Minister as BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday February 5, 2013
The much-anticipated visit of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to the ongoing Maha Kumbh has been finally called off despite security clearance given by the Uttar Pradesh government for his two-day visit.
Purnima Ranawat | Monday February 4, 2013
Actress Huma Qureshi will travel to Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh to promote her forthcoming horror thriller Ek Thi Daayan at the ongoing Maha Kumbh. She says that this would be her first ever visit to a Kumbh mela.
Allahabad News | Press Trust of India | Sunday February 3, 2013
The proposed visit of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to the Maha Kumbh congregation here has been cancelled due to security reasons, a senior Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader said today.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Thursday January 31, 2013
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday reviewed preparations for the February 10 Shahi Snan at the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad and met devotees and holy men.
Purnima Ranawat | Thursday January 31, 2013
Filmmaker Ekta Kapoor along with the cast of Ek Thi Daayan is set to perform a yagna at the Maha Kumbh in Allahabad.