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  • As election looms, politics infiltrates the world's biggest religious festival Feb 08, 2019 11:40 AM IST

    As election looms, politics infiltrates the world's biggest religious festival

    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.

  • Kumbh to generate Rs 1.2 lakh crore revenue: CII Jan 20, 2019 01:16 PM IST

    Kumbh to generate Rs 1.2 lakh crore revenue: CII

    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.

  • From pariah to demi-god; transgender leader shines at Kumbh Jan 20, 2019 01:08 PM IST

    From pariah to demi-god; transgender leader shines at Kumbh

    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.

  • Rs 4,300 crore earmarked for creating infra for Kumbh Mela Jan 06, 2019 07:48 AM IST

    Rs 4,300 crore earmarked for creating infra for Kumbh Mela

    Besides stepping up transportation connectivity for devotees to reach the Mela area, over 40,000 LED lights have been installed at the venue

  • With exclusive camps, experience the luxurious side of Kumbh Mela this season Jan 04, 2019 07:57 PM IST

    With exclusive camps, experience the luxurious side of Kumbh Mela this season

    At Prayagraj’s Sangam Nivas, the camp is directly in line with the Sangam and overlooks the akharas of the sadhus, religious communities and the crowd

  • Kumbh Mela, the world's largest religious festival, to kick off in January Dec 21, 2018 10:38 AM IST

    Kumbh Mela, the world's largest religious festival, to kick off in January

    Devout Hindus believe that bathing in the waters of the Ganges absolves people of sins and bathing at the time of the Kumbh brings salvation from the cycle of life and death.

  • Railways to run 800 special trains for Kumbh Mela pilgrims Dec 16, 2018 10:25 AM IST

    Railways to run 800 special trains for Kumbh Mela pilgrims

    These trains would be in addition to the regular trains run by the North Central Railway (NCR)

  • Kumbh Mela 2019 to go eco-friendly, ensuring a bonanza for potters Aug 06, 2018 11:58 PM IST

    Kumbh Mela 2019 to go eco-friendly, ensuring a bonanza for potters

    The administration will invite potters from trans-Ganga, trans-Yamuna, neighbouring districts to ensure constant supply of 'kullhad' (earthen pot) and 'dona-pattal' (sal and banyan leaves plates).

  • Muslims raze parts of mosque in Allahabad ahead of Kumbh Mela Jul 05, 2018 09:13 PM IST

    Muslims raze parts of mosque in Allahabad ahead of Kumbh Mela

    The Ardha Kumbh Mela, held every six years, is scheduled to take place from January 12 to March 4 next year in Allahabad

  • Sikka meets PM; dedicates $250 mn to innovate in India Jan 14, 2015 03:24 PM IST

    Sikka meets PM; dedicates $250 mn to innovate in India

    Sikka, the first non-founder CEO of Infosys, said Modi has agreed to dedicate the company's Mysore campus as the first model smart city in the country in April this year. "Today, I had a meeting with the Prime Minister. We had a talk on smart cities, smart infrastructure, which is close to his heart.

  • MP seeks Rs 2,812 cr from Centre for Ujjain Kumbh mela Sep 14, 2013 04:09 PM IST

    MP seeks Rs 2,812 cr from Centre for Ujjain Kumbh mela

    A sum of Rs 2,812 crore is required from the Centre to complete projects related to Simhashta (as Ujjain Kumbh mela is called), Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said.

  • Maha Kumbh: Over 20 dead in Allahabad station stampede Feb 10, 2013 10:30 PM IST

    Maha Kumbh: Over 20 dead in Allahabad station stampede

    More than 20 people were feared dead and 30 others injured in a stampede at Allahabad railway station in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday. The stampede was caused after railing of an over bridge at the railway station collapsed. Officials, however, are yet to confirm the death toll.

  • Catherine Zeta-Jones to visit Kumbh Mela Jan 07, 2013 02:11 PM IST

    Catherine Zeta-Jones to visit Kumbh Mela

    Hollywood beauty Catherine Zeta-Jones is keen to visit India again to see the Kumbh Mela, and is confident she can fit into a Bollywood movie owing to her Oscar-winning turn in musical 'Chicago'.

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