Yogi Adityanath does a Har Har Gange, takes dip during Kumbh Mela at Prayagraj

Yogi Adityanath was accompanied by some of his cabinet ministers. He also held a cabinet meeting in Praygraj today. Yogi Adityanath also held a special cabinet meeting in Prayagraj today. (Photo: Twitter/CM UP) HIGHLIGHTS Yogi Adityanath was accompanied by his some of his cabinet ministers He also chaired a Cabinet meeting in Praygraj today This […]

Ahead Of Kumbh Mela, Centre Approves Renaming Of Allahabad As Prayagraj

For changing the name of a village or town or a city, an executive order is needed. The renaming of a state requires amendment of the Constitution with a simple majority in Parliament. NEW DELHI: A fortnight ahead of the ‘Kumbh Mela’, the Centre has approved the renaming of Allahabad as Prayagraj as sought by […]

Opinion: The Kumbh Mela, India’s first smart city and more

Kumbh Mela shows India can manage big projects using a broken public delivery system In little over a week, the festivities of the Kumbh Mela, the pilgrimage spot for the Hindus located at the confluence of the rivers Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati in Prayagraj (formerly Allahabad), will begin. On the peak day, Mauni […]

Airtel to deploy pre-5G mobile network tech for Kumbh this week

Besides new mobile site, Airtel smartphone customers will be able to stream the Kumbh proceedings including important Snans (religious bath) and Aartis on the Airtel TV app. New Delhi: Bharti Airtel plans to deploy pre-5G network technology for its customers at the world’s largest congregation Kumbh Mela – to be held between January 15 and […]

Kumbh Mela 2019: UP government allotted Rs 4,300 crore for infrastructure

“The UP government is making efforts to familiarise the world with high-quality life, conduct and thoughts of Indian culture through the Kumbh Mela” The Uttar Pradesh government has allotted Rs 4,300 crore for creating the infrastructure necessary to conduct the Kumbh Mela 2019, scheduled to begin from January 15, the state’s Minister of Excise and […]

From pariah to demigod: Transgender Laxmi becomes a star at Kumbh Mela with her Kinnar Akhara

Long recognised as one of the most influential figures in the LGBT community in India, Laxmi Narayan Tripathi become famous when she appeared on reality TV show “Bigg Boss” in 2011. In a desert tent guarded by armed police and a thick-set bouncer, Laxmi Narayan Tripathi is blessing a constant stream of pilgrims, who garland […]

No restriction on offering prasad to God, UP Minister on marijuana use at Kumbh Mela

The Kumbh Mela, which attracts thousands of pilgrims, both from India and abroad, was last held at Prayagraj in 2013. It will be held from January to March, 2019. PANAJI: There cannot be a restriction on ‘prasad’ being offered to the Gods, Uttar Pradesh Minister for Civil Aviation Nand Gopal Gupta said on Thursday, when […]

12 Crore Devotees Expected To Visit Kumbh Mela: UP Minister

Touted as the biggest cultural and religious event in the world, the Kumbh Mela at Prayagraj (formerly Allahabad) has been accorded the status of world heritage by the UNESCO 1,400 CCTV cameras will keep an eye on security of pilgrims and cleanliness arrangementsMUMBAI:  About 12 crore devotees are expected to visit Kumbh Mela starting at […]

Railways to begin commercial run of Train 18 ahead of Kumbh Mela next week

The train, which will run at a speed of 130 kmph, will reduce journey time between Delhi and Varanasi from the present 11 hours and 30 minutes to 8 hours. The Railways is likely to begin the commercial run of the much awaited Train 18 between Delhi and Varanasi next week, just ahead of the […]

Telcos get ready to woo pilgrims at Kumbh Mela

Telcos plan to offer RFID tags to locate those who might get lost, realtime travel info & emergency helplines Mumbai: India’s biggest mobile phone companies Vodafone Idea, Bharti AirtelNSE -0.66 % and Reliance Jio Infocomm are planning to woo the 130 million people expected to arrive for the Kumbh Mela, which starts January 15, with […]