Jun 17, 2021 10:20 AM IST
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
- Jun 15, 2021 01:32 PM IST
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.
- May 30, 2021 09:14 AM IST
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.
- Apr 19, 2021 10:59 AM IST
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.
- Apr 19, 2021 10:29 AM IST
Delhi and Odisha have made 14-day quarantine mandatory for all Kumbh Mela returnees.
- Apr 18, 2021 11:20 AM IST
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.
- Apr 17, 2021 05:33 PM IST
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.
- Apr 17, 2021 09:30 AM IST
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.
- Apr 15, 2021 09:38 AM IST
As per the Kumbh notification, the Kumbh Mela will continue till April 30
- Apr 14, 2021 09:44 AM IST
Haridwar, in the last two days, has seen over 1,000 Covid cases with active caseload data at 2,812 cases.
- Apr 14, 2021 08:12 AM IST
Haridwar is all set to organise another Shahi Snan on the occasion of "Mesh Sankranti" on April 14.
- Apr 13, 2021 10:28 PM IST
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."
- Apr 13, 2021 09:10 AM IST
Over 28 lakh devotees gathered to take a dip in the Ganga during the shahi snan on April 12.
- Apr 12, 2021 12:01 PM IST
Strict protocols for participation in the Kumbh have been issued, including a limited time period of half an hour for each akhara to bathe.
- Apr 01, 2021 10:52 AM IST
Kumbh Mela congregation on the banks of the Ganges in Haridwar in Uttarakhand will take place from April 1 to 30.
- Mar 22, 2021 12:10 PM IST
This year Kumbh Mela will be organised for a shorter span, from April 1 to 30.
- Feb 07, 2021 12:09 PM IST
The Haridwar Kumbh 2021 is scheduled to begin on March 11 and conclude on April 27
- Jan 25, 2021 05:56 PM IST
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.
- Aug 03, 2019 02:18 PM IST
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.
- Jun 16, 2019 08:10 AM IST
Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat said a congregation of over 15 crore devotees is likely to converge in Haridwar for the event.
- Mar 06, 2019 01:12 PM IST
The PM had felicitated sanitation workers who ensured cleanliness during the Kumbh recently by washing their feet. He also interacted with the sanitation workers, describing them as "real karma-yogis" whose contributions are being lauded all over.
- Feb 08, 2019 11:40 AM IST
As many as 150 million people are expected to come to the festival city of Prayagraj to bathe at the confluence of three rivers considered holy in Hinduism - the Ganges, the Yamuna, and a mythological third one, the Saraswati. Hindus believe bathing in the Ganges at the time of the Kumbh, this year from Jan. 15 to March 31, absolves people of sins.
- Jan 20, 2019 01:16 PM IST
Although the Kumbh Mela is spiritual and religious in nature, the economic activities associated with it generate employment for over six lakh workers across various sectors, CII said in a report.
- Jan 20, 2019 01:08 PM IST
Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, a tattooed transgender leader and a former reality TV star, has become an unlikely icon at the Kumbh Mela, a huge religious festival being held on the banks of the Ganges river in the city of Prayagraj.
- Jan 06, 2019 07:48 AM IST
Besides stepping up transportation connectivity for devotees to reach the Mela area, over 40,000 LED lights have been installed at the venue