Kumbh Mela

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.

published on : 11th September 2021

Kumbh fake testing: Non-bailable warrant against three

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. 

published on : 28th August 2021

Two Uttarakhand officials suspended for involvement in Kumbh Mela fake COVID testing scam

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.

published on : 27th August 2021

Adityanath: Previous governments didn't promote Kumbh, they'd rather say 'mubarakbaad'

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.

published on : 19th August 2021

Uttarakhand officials did not move a finger to stop fake testing: Report

Officials privy to the development said district health officials as well as mela health officials have been fired as the report indicates their complicity.

published on : 19th August 2021

Kumbh fake Covid testing case: SIT to get non-bailable warrants against accused

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.

published on : 8th August 2021

As a Hindu I feel the Kumbh Mela shouldn't have taken place: Sonu Nigam

Sonu Nigam on Sunday reacted to the Kumbh Mela being made symbolic for this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

published on : 18th 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

Kumbh Mela: Engineers to management grads across faiths, 10K sign up to turn Naga sadhus

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

published on : 4th February 2019