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Kumbh mela ends; Maharashtra CM Fadnavis, Amit Shah attend concluding event

The Kumbh flag was brought down to mark the end of the year-long Simhastha Kumbh Mela in Nashik in the presence of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and BJP president Amit Shah.

After clean chit by NIA over Malegaon blasts, Sadhvi Pragya on hunger strike for Kumbh visit

After clean chit by NIA over Malegaon blasts, Sadhvi Pragya on hunger strike for Kumbh visit

Sadhvi Pragya, who was given a clean chit in the 2008 Malegaon blasts case by the National Investigation Agency, on Monday began a hunger strike here, demanding that she be allowed to take part in Simhastha Kumbh at Ujjain, said one of her kin.

Amit Shah to take dip with Dalit sadhus at Kumbh on Wednesday

Amit Shah to take dip with Dalit sadhus at Kumbh on Wednesday

 BJP national president Amit Shah will go ahead with his plan to take a holy dip, named 'Samrasta Snan' (social harmony bath), with Dalit sadhus in the Shipra river on Wednesday during the ongoing Kumbh Mela in Ujjain despite reservations from some quarters.

Tents collapse in thunderstorm at Kumbh Mela killing at least 7 people

Heavy rainfall and wind uproots "Pandal" in Simhasta Kumbh in Ujjain, 5 killed, several injured.

Kumbh Mela in Ujjain: From erecting 131-foot high trident to 97 lakh kg of marigold flowers...

Kumbh Mela in Ujjain: From erecting 131-foot high trident to 97 lakh kg of marigold flowers...

The Simhasth Kumbh pilgrimage will be held from April 22 to May 21 on the banks of Kshipra river in Ujjain. 

Ardh Kumbh Mela 2016: In Pics

Ardh Kumbh Mela 2016: In Pics

The Ardh Kumbh Mela began at Har ki Pauri ghat in Haridwar on Tuesday. At least 1 million devotees are expected to take bath in the holy river this year.

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Kumbh: Sadhus clash over procession route, normalcy restored

Two groups of Sadhus allegedly clashed after a seer took out a procession to Ram Kund through the royal procession route in Tapovan here during the ongoing Kumbh Mela to which another group objected and attacked them and damaged two vehicles, a senior police official said on Sunday.

Women seers to perform separate flag hoisting at Nashik Kumbh on Aug 18

Aggrieved at being ignored by the Akhada Parishad during the ongoing Kumbh mela here, Sadhvi Trikal Bhavanta, the Mahant of all-women Pari akhada, has decided to perform a separate flag-hoisting on August 18.

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Five Kumbh pilgrims killed in mishap in UP

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.

Akhilesh rejects Azam Khan`s resignation as Kumbh in-charge

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Thursday rejected the resignation of Cabinet Minister Mohammad Azam Khan as the chief of Kumbh Mela Organising Committee.

Low-flying chopper pilot, French photographer held at Kumbh

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.

After crowds, mosquitoes worry Kumbh officials

It is not just the millions trickling into the sprawling 58 sq km campus of the Kumbh Mela that officials worry about. There is also an `army` of mosquitoes to tackle.

Ensure proper shelter for poor during Kumbh: HC

The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday directed Municipal authorities to ensure proper shelter for the poor visiting the city.

Akhilesh asks Centre for subsidised essentials for

Terming Centre`s decision to provide foodgrains, kerosene and LPG at market rates during Mahakumbh Mela at Allahabad as unfortunate, UP CM Akhilesh Yadav has sought supply of these essential commodities at subsidised rates.

Kumbh deserves a Nobel: Nishank

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Ramesh
Pokhriyal Nishank on Thursday said the Mahakumbh mela deserves a
Nobel prize for being the world`s largest religious gathering.

50 lakh pilgrims take holy dip in Ganga on `Baisakhi`

Bathing ghats in Rishikesh and
the city along the Ganga were teeming with devotees on the
occasion of `Baisakhi` as about 50 lakh pilgrims, including
foreigners, took holy dip today.