Odisha government rules out any change to festival guidelines; idols will have to be below 4 ft height
Announcing this, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Kumar Jena said that restrictions announced by the government in its August 9 guidelines will continue.
The warrants were issued on special investigation team's request which conducted raids on various locations in connection with the scam in Uttarakhand, Delhi, UP, Punjab and Haryana.
Then Mela officer (medical and health) Dr Arjun Singh Sengar and then officer-in-charge (medical and health) Dr N K Tyagi were suspended on Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami's orders.
Replying to a debate in the assembly on the state's supplementary budget, he also referred to the apparent endorsement by a Samajwadi Party MP of the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan.
Officials privy to the development said district health officials as well as mela health officials have been fired as the report indicates their complicity.
The partners in the two pathology labs have got stay from the Uttarakhand High Court on their arrests with a condition to cooperate in the ongoing investigation.
Sonu Nigam on Sunday reacted to the Kumbh Mela being made symbolic for this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The government is keeping an eye on the situation and will make a decision if the need arises, said a state minister.
They will be monitored for some years to ascertain whether they joined for genuine reasons or took the step to dodge a personal crisis. When they pass all the tests, they are pronounced as Naga sadhus