Seven bodies were fished out while three others are missing in the boat capsize in Ganga at Bhagalpur on Saturday, as Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh for next of kins of victims.
Lakhs of devotees on Sunday thronged the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati here for a holy dip on the auspicious occasion of Maha Shivaratri, bringing the Maha Kumbh to a close.
Marking Valentine`s Day, several spiritual leaders on Thursday urged people at the Kumbh Mela here to treat the Ganga as their valentine everyday.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi expressed grief over the death of 36 people in a stampede at Allahabad railway station.
The Bharatiya Janata Party said the stampede at Allahabad railway station on Sunday night exposed the failure of the central as well as the Uttar Pradesh government.
Railways said a probe will be initiated into the railway station stampede, which left 36 dead, once it is through with the task of clearing the rush of Kumbh pilgrims.
An eyewitness blamed the police for a stampede at the railway station that killed several pilgrims returning after a holy dip at the `Maha Kumbh`.
The Bharatiya Janata Party has demanded investigation into a stampede following the collapse of an overbridge railing at the Allahabad railway station.
Even as the death toll in the stampede at Allahabad Railway Station reached 36 on Monday, both the Uttar Pradesh government and Railways tried to shrug off in taking moral responsibility.
Millions of people in Odisha took ritualistic dips in ponds and rivers and visited temples across the state.
The Maha Kumbh organisers are preparing to receive at least 110 million people from all walks of life, with an average influx of around two million a day.
Population of Ganges River Dolphin has declined from 6000 in 1982 to less than 1800 due to construction of dams and water pollution.
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