Dalai Lama holds discussions with spiritual leaders

Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama arrived at the piligrimage town of Trimbakeshwar, near here on Sunday.

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First 'shahi snan' of Kumbh Mela begins today

The first 'shahi snan' of the ongoing Kumbh Mela began in Nashik on Saturday with thousands of devotees, including 'mahants' of various akhadas or sects, thronging the ghats of River Godavari to take the holy dip.

Nashik Kumbh: Poor turnout at first Shahi Snan
Nashik Kumbh: Poor turnout at first Shahi Snan

The inaugural 'Shahi Snan' (royal bath) at the ongoing Simhastha Kumbh Mela proved to be a damp squib due to poor turnout, organisers said here on Saturday.

Kumbh Mela: Nashik gears up for first 'shahi snan'

As the first shahi snan (holy dip) on August 29 at Nashik and Trimbakeshwar towns during the ongoing Kumbh Mela draws near, the district administration here is leaving no stone unturned to facilitate the famous ritual for the visitors.

Believe it nor not! 700 kg onions worth Rs 50,000 stolen in Mumbai

As onion prices hit the roof, robbers targeted a shop in suburban Mumbai and fled with 700 kg of kitchen staple worth about Rs 50,000, leaving the shocked owner in tears.

Travel frequency has increased across India
Travel frequency has increased across India

The frequency of Indians, especially from cities like Lucknow, Nashik and Ludhiana, travelling within the country and abroad has gone up, says an expert.

Only 8% water left in Marathwada dams

Due to an erratic rains, the water situation in the Marathwada region of Maharashtra is grim with only eight percent of water in its reservoirs.

Vaishnav akhadas hold flag hoisting at Nashik Kumbh mela

Ahead of the first 'Shahi Snan' (royal bath) scheduled for August 29, a conventional flag hoisting ceremony of three Vaishnavite akhadas was held on Wednesday at 'Sadhu Gram' in Nashik, which is hosting the Kumbh Mela along with Trimbakeshwar.

Kumbh: Seer invites Hurriyat, Ulfa leaders to discuss peace

A Hindu seer has invited separatist leaders from Kashmir and heads of militant groups like Ulfa and Bodo to participate in a debate on peace at the ongoing Kumbh mela here.

40-year-old bomb found in Deolali

An old bomb apparently used by the Army was found at a market area in Deolali Camp near here, police said on Thursday.

Fadnavis, Chouhan to attend flag hoisting ceremony in Nashik

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadanvis and his Madhya Pradesh counterpart Shivraj Singh Chouhan will attend the flag hoisting ceremony of three akhadas here at the ongoing Kumbh Mela on August 19.

Nashik Kumbh, Mumbai, Pune on alert after Gurdaspur terror attack

Security has been enhanced across the length and breadth of the country in the wake of the terror attack in Punjab's Gurdaspur, which has so far claimed the lives of six people, including a terrorist.

Farmer kills self over lack of money to buy fertilisers

A 55-year-old tribal farmer allegedly committed suicide in Ganga Mhalundi village, around 35 kms from here, for not having enough money to purchase fertilisers for his crops.

Kumbh Mela: 20 trains to get additional halt at Nashik Road

 In view of the ongoing Kumbh Mela being celebrated at Nashik and Trimbakeshwar, the Central Railways has decided to give additional halt to 20 trains at Nashik Road station.

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.

Helping the dead in final journey is sacred duty for Nashik woman

"Living persons can cheat, the dead will never...This is why I love and care for the dead and help them in their last journey," says 35-year-old Sunita Patil who has chosen to serve the deceased before their mortal remains are consigned to flames.

'Akhand Jyot' at Kumbh: 3,617-km long wick to keep India united

 'Maha Kumbh Akhand Jyot', a one-of-its-kind lamp having the longest wick of 3,617-km, the same as the distance from Kashmir to Kanykumari, was illuminated on the opening day of the Simhastha Kumbh here and will continue to burn for all the 108 days.

Nashik violence figures in Maharashtra Assembly; Oppn attacks govt

The violence at Harsul town in Nashik earlier this week found echo in Maharashtra Assembly on Friday with opposition members charging the government with not doing enough to restore normalcy in the trouble-hit area.