Category Archives: Kumbh

‘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 […]

Rescue Official Who Saved Drowning Man In Kumbh Mela Dies In Hospital

Constable Rajender Gautam, 36, a resident of Bilaspur in Himachal Pradesh, died around 5.30 am at the Safdarjung Hospital, NDRF Inspector General L Ravi Joseph told PTI. New Delhi:  A constable of the National Disaster Response Force who sustained a severe spinal injury while saving a pilgrim from drowning in the Kumbh Mela died in […]

Baba Ramdev to sadhus at Kumbh Mela: Ram, Krishna did not smoke, why should we?

“We sadhus have left everything including our home, mother and father for a greater cause, then why we cannot leave smoking,” Yoga guru Ramdev said. HIGHLIGHTS Ramdev has urged saints and seers at the Kumbh Mela to quit smoking He collected chillam from several sadhus and made them take a pledge to quit tobacco I […]

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 […]

Fire breaks out at Bihar Governor Lalji Tandon’s tent in Kumbh Mela

Tandon was moved to the circuit house after the mishap. His spectacles, mobile phone and other valuables were charred due to the fire. HIGHLIGHTS The tent caught fire at 2.30 am while Tandon was asleep No casualties were reported at the time of filing this report The fire is likely to have been caused due […]

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 […]

Kumbh Mela 2019 recognised as ‘Swachh Kumbh’, says PM Modi at Prayagraj

The prime minister took a bath at Triveni Sangam in Prayagraj and also interacted with sanitation employees. Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the ongoing Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj on Sunday at Kumbh. He took a holy dip and performed a special puja at Triveni Sangam. He also participated in the Swachh Kumbh Swachh Aabhaar event, […]

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 […]

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