Kumbh Mela 'fake' Covid testing: Uttarakhand police forms SIT; accused firm approaches HC

Max Corporate Services, the firm against which FIR has been lodged in Kumbh Mela 'fake' Covid testing case, approached the Uttarakhand High Court challenging the legality of the FIR.

published on : 19th June 2021

Scam is old, I took over in March, says Uttarakhand CM on fake Covid testing during Kumbh Mela

The decision to rope in private firms to conduct Covid tests during the Kumbh Mela was taken before he took over as Chief Minister, Tirath Singh Rawat said.

published on : 18th June 2021

Kumbh Mela 'fake' Covid testing: FIR registered against one firm, two path labs

The lab tested around one lakh people out of which 10,000 reports by the lab were Covid-19 positive while 90,000 were certified as Covid negative.

published on : 17th June 2021

Haridwar's positivity rate during Kumbh reported to be 80 per cent lesser than rest of Uttarakhand

After an alleged forgery in over 1 lakh COVID-19 tests was reported during Mahakumbh, the positivity rate of the district has also raised suspicions.

published on : 16th June 2021

Covid curfew extended for another week in Uttarakhand, Char Dham yatra opened for locals

The famous four Himalayan temples in Uttarakhand though open since May for daily prayers have been out of bounds for pilgrims.

published on : 14th June 2021

Probe in Uttarakhand on Mahakumbh testing data

A resident of Haridwar, who had not given his sample, received a text message stating that his RT-PCR test had been done.

published on : 11th June 2021

Data proves calling Haridwar Kumbh Covid super-spreader unfair: Mela security in-charge

Mela IG Sanjay Gunjyal also said the religious event formally began on April 1 by which time the second wave of Covid was already raging in states like Maharashtra and Haryana.

published on : 30th May 2021

Mahakumbh, now Char Dham, why embarrass ourselves?, Uttarakhand HC slams govt's carelessness; CJ questions Centre's 'callous attitude'

The court also questioned the centre over diversion of Oxygen from Uttarakhand to other states without fulfilling the state's demand. 

published on : 20th May 2021

Don't blame Kumbh Mela for spread of COVID-19: Ravi Kishan to Opposition

In a video message, the Member of Parliament from Gorakhpur said the pandemic has engulfed the entire world and blaming Kumbh or Hinduism for its spread was wrong.

published on : 20th May 2021

'Conspiracy against Hindus': Religious figures criticise linking Kumbh with COVID-19 spread

The seers' comments came a day after the BJP accused the Congress of preparing a 'toolkit' to target the Modi government over the second wave of the pandemic.

published on : 19th May 2021

COVID-19: 13 test positive at hospital after doctor contracts virus from Kumbh Mela returnee

While everyone in the hospital in Bengaluru, including patients and staffers, has recovered, the incident has prompted it to open a 40-bed section for COVID-19 patients

published on : 12th May 2021

Kumbh ends: 70 lakh participated in 'scaled down' mela held amid virus surge

Held over three months in normal circumstances, the Kumbh Mela this time formally begun as late as April 1 due to concerns over COVID-19.

published on : 30th April 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

Ex-Nepal king Gyanendra Shah and family test positive for COVID after visiting Kumbh, hospitalised

The 73-year-old former King and 70-year-old former Queen were diagnosed with the disease on April 20.

published on : 24th April 2021

COVID-19: SC should've intervened during poll rallies, Kumbh Mela, says Sena

The party's remarks come after the apex court's order asking the Centre for a national plan on oxygen supply and vaccination amid the pandemic.

published on : 24th April 2021
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