COVID positive Asaram Bapu seeks bail for 'ayurvedic treatment' in Haridwar

Asaram was sentenced to life in prison in 2018 after a court here found him guilty of raping the girl in his ashram in 2013.

published on : 10th May 2021

COVID-19: What is Haridwar doing to keep the positivity rate so low?

Between the duration of April 23-29, a total of 1,44,664 tests was conducted out of which 7584 samples were found positive for Covid-19 with a positivity rate of 5.2%. 

published on : 1st May 2021

Mahakumbh impact? Uttarakhand active Covid caseload jumped 1,800% in 25 days

Government spokesman and minister Subodh Uniyal said complacency and arrival of tourists were to be blamed for the surge.

published on : 27th April 2021

Haryana to test pilgrims from Haridwar Kumbh, protesting farmers for COVID-19

Vij reiterated that the state is not imposing any lockdown and asked migrant workers not to pay heed to 'any propaganda' and said they should continue to work.

published on : 19th April 2021

Kumbh Mela returnees, migrants may pose big challenge in Odisha

Travellers manage to escape taking the advantage of slack enforcement due to lack of manpower.

published on : 17th April 2021

Mahakumbh: 50 sadhus test Covid positive, akhadas divided over duration of mega event

The government is keeping an eye on the situation and will make a decision if the need arises, said a state minister.

published on : 16th April 2021

COVID-19: Karnataka makes RT-PCR test mandatory for people returning from Kumbh Mela

The first bath was held on March 11 on the occasion of Mahashivratri, while the second took place on April 12 and the third ended on April 14.

published on : 15th April 2021

As Covid super spreader threat looms large, crowd falls by one-third on occasion of third Shahi Snan

Similar to last Shahi Snan on April 12, no Covid appropriate behaviour was adhered to as thousands gathered on Ganga ghats to take holy dip in the river.

published on : 14th April 2021

Six lakh people arrived in Haridwar for Baisakhi Snan, says Kumbh Mela IG

A large number of Sadhus participated in the third 'shahi snan' of Kumbh at Har Ki Pauri ghat in Haridwar.

published on : 14th April 2021

Mahakumbh: ‘Testing time’ for officials in Haridwar due to poor health infrastructure

The Uttarakhand High Court earlier this week had asked the state government to ensure at least 50,000 samples are tested per day in Haridwar district during the ongoing pilgrim event.

published on : 4th April 2021

Kumbh Mela begins formally in Haridwar despite rise in Covid-19 cases

A negative RT-PCR test report not older than 72 hours before arrival has been made mandatory for devotees gathering for the Kumbh by the Uttarakhand High Court.

published on : 1st April 2021

Elders, kids advised against taking Kumbh Mela pilgrimage

Senior government officials said an advisory has been issued for Delhi residents following the request from the Uttarakhand government.

published on : 18th March 2021

No RT-PCR Covid 19 test report needed to visit Mahakumbh: Uttarakhand CM

"We understand the sentiments of the devotees and will make sure that pilgrims face no hassle when they come to Mahakumbh 2021," said the newly sworn in CM.

published on : 14th March 2021

Very high presence of pollutants in Ganga, reveals Doon University research 

The study indicates that millions of pilgrims visiting the two cities, especially Haridwar, for the Kumbh festival will be 'exposed to high concentration of water pollutants'. 

published on : 28th February 2021

Two mutilated bodies found in a sugarcane field in Haridwar

The condition of the bodies indicates that the two were killed with a sharp-edged weapon, police said.

published on : 12th February 2021
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