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Kumbh Mela: Rains force pilgrims to leave before schedule

Last Updated: Sunday, February 17, 2013, 15:10

Heavy rainfall over the last two days has thrown life out of gear at the Maha Kumbh mela.

Special trains to run between Kakinada & Allahabad

Last Updated: Sunday, February 17, 2013, 12:49

Two special trains will run between Kakinada and Allahabad via Nagpur in the coming week to clear extra rush of passengers, an official release said.

Five Kumbh pilgrims killed in mishap

Last Updated: Saturday, February 16, 2013, 19:40

Five pilgrims returning from the Kumbh Mela were killed and eight others injured when a jeep collided with a truck in Jalalpur area, police said on Saturday.

Allahabad Railway Station stampede: Toll rises to 37

Last Updated: Saturday, February 16, 2013, 15:59

A 65-year-old Kumbh pilgrim who was seriously injured in the stampede at the railway station here, succumbed to injuries after battling for his life close to a week.

After stampede, fire kills 1 at Maha Kumbh

Last Updated: Friday, February 15, 2013, 09:44

Almost a week after the Allahabad Railway Station stampeded, another tragedy hit the ongoing Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad with a major fire leaving one person dead and others injured.

Kumbh stampede: HC defers hearing on PIL seeking judicial probe

Last Updated: Thursday, February 14, 2013, 23:01

The Allahabad High Court Thursday deferred till Monday hearing on a petition seeking a judicial probe into the stampede at the railway station here.

Kargil and 26/11 martyrs` kin participate in Kumbh

Last Updated: Thursday, February 14, 2013, 22:35

About 100 people, closely related to martyrs of the Kargil incursion and the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, took part in Maha Kumbh.

Maha Kumbh: Elaborate arrangements for 3rd, last `Shahi Snan`

Last Updated: Thursday, February 14, 2013, 22:34

Elaborate arrangements have been put in place by the administration and the Railways for the third and last `Shahi Snan` of the Maha Kumbh on Friday.

Allahabad stampede: BJP demands probe by HC judge

Last Updated: Thursday, February 14, 2013, 21:04

Bhartiya Janta Party on Thursday demanded that a sitting High Court judge probe the stampede at Allahabad railway station which killed 37 people three days ago.

At Kumbh, call to make Ganga your valentine

Last Updated: Thursday, February 14, 2013, 18:05

Marking Valentine`s Day, several spiritual leaders on Thursday urged people at the Kumbh Mela here to treat the Ganga as their valentine everyday.

Low-flying chopper pilot, French photographer held at Kumbh

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 17:46

Cases were slapped on a helicopter pilot, flying a French photo-journalist, who had hovered dangerously low over the pilgrims at the Kumbh Mela, police officials said.

`Media responsible for panic after Kumbh stampede’

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 12:52

Urban Development Minister Mohammad Azam Khan, who resigned as in-charge of Kumbh mela, has blamed the news channels for creating panic in the aftermath of the stampede.