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‘I have lost my wallet and brother’: reuniting at Kumbh Mela, the world’s largest festival

As an estimated 15m Hindus gather at convergence of holy rivers in India, the huge lost-and-found centres go digital Day and night, through crackling loudspeakers, the announcements ring out. “It is Babu speaking,” says a shrill voice. “I have lost my wallet and brother. Please come here the moment you hear this.” “Lal Ram is […]

Fact check: Modi is not first Indian head of state to visit Kumbh, as claimed by BJP IT cell chief

President Rajendra Prasad visited the mela in 1953. Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru did so too. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes a holy dip at Sangam during Kumbh Mela, in Prayagraj | PTI Photo Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a dip in the Ganga as part of the ongoing Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, on February […]

PM Narendra Modi in UP today: Holy dip at Kumbh, launch PM-KISAN in Gorakhpur

The Prime Minister will take a bath at Triveni Sangam in Prayagraj and will launch the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana (PM-KISAN), the scheme announced in the interim budget 2019-20, during his visit to Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh. HIGHLIGHTS PM Modi will present awards to sanitation workers in Kumbh He will transfer first installment […]

Have Never Seen a Cleaner Ganga, Says PM Modi at Kumbh After Washing Feet of Sanitation Workers

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath received the Prime Minister upon his arrival in Prayagraj. New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday performed Ganga Arti and washed the feet of sanitation workers during his visit to Prayagraj to attend the Kumbh Mela. The Prime Minister, who took a dip in the Ganga, was taking part […]

Have Never Seen a Cleaner Ganga, Says PM Modi at Kumbh After Washing Feet of Sanitation Workers

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath received the Prime Minister upon his arrival in Prayagraj. New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday performed Ganga Arti and washed the feet of sanitation workers during his visit to Prayagraj to attend the Kumbh Mela. The Prime Minister, who took a dip in the Ganga, was taking part […]

Fact Check: No, Harvard University did not give credit to 2019 Kumbh Mela over 2014 FIFA World Cup

The Harvard University report they are referring to is about the Maha Kumbh organised in 2013 and not the ongoing Ardh Kumbh Mela. Devotees from Nepal carry holy water of River Ganga during Kumbh Mela, or pitcher festival, in Allahabad (Prayagraj), Wednesday. (Image: PTI) Soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Prayagraj to attend the […]

Holy Dip At Kumbh Won’t Wash Away Sins, Mayawati Says In Jab At PM Modi

Mayawati predicted that the centre’s Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) would be a “failure”. “Will a ‘SHAHI’ dip in Sangam by PM Modi be able to wash sins of reneging poll promises”: Mayawati NEW DELHI:  A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s holy dip at the Kumbh Mela in Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj, followed by his gesture […]

PM Modi washes feet of sanitation workers at Kumbh in Prayagraj

Modi also felicitated Swachha Grahis, fire department personnel, security personnel for their dedicated services in Kumbh Mela. Modi washed the feet of the sanitation workers. Prime Minister Narendra Modi washes the feet of the sanitation workers.(Narendra Modi/Twitter) Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a dip at the Sangam and offered prayers during his visit to Prayagraj in […]

Amid calls for boycott, Pakistan MP visits Kumbh Mela, says Islamabad not involved in Pulwama attack

New Delhi: Amid calls for a boycott of Pakistan after Pulwama attacks, a Pakistan Member of Parliament (MP) Rajesh Kumar Vankwani was invited by a government body to attend Kumbh Mela 2019. During his visit, Vankwani met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and former Army chief and MoS for Foreign Affairs VK […]

Freedom in fluid lines: this year’s Kumbh Mela had its first ever transgender art fair

Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, head of the Kinnar akhara. Photo: Ritu Raj Konwar   The artists have drawn out themes from regional folklore and Hindu literary texts rife with stories of gender transformation “Of course, I hate those prying eyes,” says Sanjana Patil. “Who does not like to work freely?” The 40-year-old transgender artist from Nashik […]

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