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  • Kumbh Covid testing 'scam': ED raids premises of several pathological labs in Delhi-NCR and Uttarakhand Aug 06, 2021 08:04 PM IST

    Kumbh Covid testing 'scam': ED raids premises of several pathological labs in Delhi-NCR and Uttarakhand

    The raids were carried out at the premises of Novus Path Labs, DNA Labs, Max Corporate Services, Dr Lal Chandani Labs and Nalwa Labs.

  • 1 lakh COVID-19 tests done during Kumbh Mela fake, probe finds: All you need to know Jun 17, 2021 10:20 AM IST

    1 lakh COVID-19 tests done during Kumbh Mela fake, probe finds: All you need to know

    Investigating officials say this could just be “the tip of the iceberg” as eight more agencies were tasked with conducting COVID-19 test samples during the Kumbh Mela

  • False COVID-19 reports: 1 lakh antigen tests done during Kumbh Mela fake, finds investigation Jun 15, 2021 01:32 PM IST

    False COVID-19 reports: 1 lakh antigen tests done during Kumbh Mela fake, finds investigation

    Officials have warned that “this is just the tip of the iceberg” as another eight sample collection agencies were also tasked with conducting COVID-19 tests during the Mela. The nine agencies and 22 private labs collectively conducted 4 lakh tests – majority antigen tests – during the Kumbh Mela period.

  • Data proves calling Haridwar Kumbh COVID-19 superspreader unfair: Mela security incharge May 30, 2021 09:14 AM IST

    Data proves calling Haridwar Kumbh COVID-19 superspreader unfair: Mela security incharge

    The Kumbh Mela, which is attended by people from different parts of the country in large numbers, drew flak from various quarters as the number of COVID-19 cases rose at a rapid pace during the days coinciding with the event.

  • Kumbh Mela 2021: Largest sects of seers exit festival after PM Narendra Modi's appeal Apr 19, 2021 10:59 AM IST

    Kumbh Mela 2021: Largest sects of seers exit festival after PM Narendra Modi's appeal

    Kumbh Mela 2021 has been at the centre of a controversy amid fears that it could be a super spreader event, with millions flouting rules to take a dip in the River Ganga.

  • Kumbh Mela 2021: Mandatory COVID-19 test, 14-day quarantine ― state-wise orders for Kumbh returnees Apr 19, 2021 10:29 AM IST

    Kumbh Mela 2021: Mandatory COVID-19 test, 14-day quarantine ― state-wise orders for Kumbh returnees

    Delhi and Odisha have made 14-day quarantine mandatory for all Kumbh Mela returnees.

  • COVID-19 pandemic | These celebs expressed their dismay over the ongoing Kumbh Mela festival Apr 18, 2021 04:26 PM IST

    COVID-19 pandemic | These celebs expressed their dismay over the ongoing Kumbh Mela festival

    Over 1,700 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the Haridwar Kumbh Mela area from April 10 to 14 confirming fears that one of the world's largest religious gatherings may contribute further to the rapid rise in coronavirus cases. The pictures from the gathering has raised the brows of many to wonder about the Kumbh Mela situation and coronavirus spread.

  • COVID-19 second wave | Mandatory 14-day quarantine for Delhi residents returning from Kumbh Mela Apr 18, 2021 11:20 AM IST

    COVID-19 second wave | Mandatory 14-day quarantine for Delhi residents returning from Kumbh Mela

    The Kumbh Mela in Haridwar has been at the centre of controversy amid fears that it could be a superspreader event with lakhs of devotees attending the event as the second wave of COVID-19 surges uncontrollably.

  • No direct entry to villages for Gujarat Kumbh visitors, RT-PCR mandatory: CM Vijay Rupani Apr 17, 2021 05:33 PM IST

    No direct entry to villages for Gujarat Kumbh visitors, RT-PCR mandatory: CM Vijay Rupani

    The CM has said that all of these returnees will be tested using the RT-PCR and those infected will be kept in isolation for 14 days.

  • PM Narendra Modi says 'Kumbh Mela should now only be symbolic' amid COVID-19 second wave Apr 17, 2021 09:30 AM IST

    PM Narendra Modi says 'Kumbh Mela should now only be symbolic' amid COVID-19 second wave

    The ongoing Kumbh Mela has drawn flak from various quarters as the number of COVID-19 cases has zoomed at a rapid pace in the past few weeks.

  • Kumbh Mela 2021: No plans to cut festival short; Uttarakhand HC urged to reduce COVID test limit Apr 15, 2021 09:38 AM IST

    Kumbh Mela 2021: No plans to cut festival short; Uttarakhand HC urged to reduce COVID test limit

    As per the Kumbh notification, the Kumbh Mela will continue till April 30

  • In pics | Here's how crowd gathered at the Kumbh Mela festival turned super-spreaders Apr 14, 2021 10:36 AM IST

    In pics | Here's how crowd gathered at the Kumbh Mela festival turned super-spreaders

    Kumbh Mela: Masks were not worn by a large proportion of devotees and social distancing appeared impossible.

  • Kumbh Mela amid COVID-19: A look at how the religious congregation turned super-spreader in the past Apr 14, 2021 09:44 AM IST

    Kumbh Mela amid COVID-19: A look at how the religious congregation turned super-spreader in the past

    Haridwar, in the last two days, has seen over 1,000 Covid cases with active caseload data at 2,812 cases.

  • Kumbh Mela: Haridwar reports over 1,000 cases in two days as devotees flout COVID-19 norms Apr 14, 2021 08:12 AM IST

    Kumbh Mela: Haridwar reports over 1,000 cases in two days as devotees flout COVID-19 norms

    Haridwar is all set to organise another Shahi Snan on the occasion of "Mesh Sankranti" on April 14.

  • COVID-19 update | Kumbh and Markaz shouldn't be compared: Uttarakhand CM Apr 13, 2021 10:28 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | Kumbh and Markaz shouldn't be compared: Uttarakhand CM

    Citing other differences between the Kumbh Mela in Haridwar and Nizamuddin Markaz, Rawat said, "The devotees attending Kumbh are not from outside but our own people."

  • Kumbh Mela: COVID norms go for toss as millions take a dip in Ganga; over 100 found positive Apr 13, 2021 09:10 AM IST

    Kumbh Mela: COVID norms go for toss as millions take a dip in Ganga; over 100 found positive

    Over 28 lakh devotees gathered to take a dip in the Ganga during the shahi snan on April 12.

  • Kumbh Mela 2021: AI-enabled cameras set up to flag mask-less visitors, crowd surge in stampede-prone areas Apr 12, 2021 12:01 PM IST

    Kumbh Mela 2021: AI-enabled cameras set up to flag mask-less visitors, crowd surge in stampede-prone areas

    Strict protocols for participation in the Kumbh have been issued, including a limited time period of half an hour for each akhara to bathe.

  • Kumbh Mela begins today: Here's everything you need to know before visiting Apr 01, 2021 10:52 AM IST

    Kumbh Mela begins today: Here's everything you need to know before visiting

    Kumbh Mela congregation on the banks of the Ganges in Haridwar in Uttarakhand will take place from April 1 to 30.

  • Kumbh Mela 2021| Covid-19, superspreader virus fears for massive India religious gathering Mar 22, 2021 02:02 PM IST

    Kumbh Mela 2021| Covid-19, superspreader virus fears for massive India religious gathering

    There were 43,846 fresh cases reported in the past 24 hours, the health ministry said on March 21, the highest single-day rise this year.

  • Kumbh Mela 2021: Health Ministry flags Kumbh Mela as superspreader event: Here's everything you need to know Mar 22, 2021 12:10 PM IST

    Kumbh Mela 2021: Health Ministry flags Kumbh Mela as superspreader event: Here's everything you need to know

    This year Kumbh Mela will be organised for a shorter span, from April 1 to 30.

  • Haridwar Kumbh Mela 2021: COVID-19 test report, medical certificate, other mandatory documents you need to visit Feb 07, 2021 12:09 PM IST

    Haridwar Kumbh Mela 2021: COVID-19 test report, medical certificate, other mandatory documents you need to visit

    The Haridwar Kumbh 2021 is scheduled to begin on March 11 and conclude on April 27

  • COVID-19 update | Negative RT-PCR report must for devotees coming for Kumbh in Haridwar Jan 25, 2021 05:56 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | Negative RT-PCR report must for devotees coming for Kumbh in Haridwar

    Devotees visiting the Kumbh Mela must register with the Uttarakhand government and obtain a compulsory medical certificate from the nearest community Health centre district hospital and medical college in their state.

  • Coronavirus fails to deter massive Hindu Ganges pilgrimage Jan 13, 2021 06:36 PM IST

    Coronavirus fails to deter massive Hindu Ganges pilgrimage

    Hindu pilgrims flocked to the Ganges River in India on January 13, shrugging off the risk of coronavirus a day before the start of the Kumbh Mela, a religious festival that attracts millions each time it is held.

  • Bridge replacing Lakshman Jhula in Rishikesh to come up before 2021 Kumbh Mela Aug 03, 2019 02:18 PM IST

    Bridge replacing Lakshman Jhula in Rishikesh to come up before 2021 Kumbh Mela

    A suspension bridge with a span of 150 metres meant for pedestrians will be built close to the iconic Lakshman Jhula as its substitute, Additional Chief Secretary Om Prakash said.

  • Uttarakhand CM seeks Rs 5,000 crore from Centre for 2021 Maha Kumbh Jun 16, 2019 08:10 AM IST

    Uttarakhand CM seeks Rs 5,000 crore from Centre for 2021 Maha Kumbh

    Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat said a congregation of over 15 crore devotees is likely to converge in Haridwar for the event.

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