Kumbh Mela: Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar takes holy dip

Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on Monday took a holy dip at Sangam while attending the Maha Kumbh mela.

Allahabad stampede: Uttar Pradesh govt orders judicial probe

A state spokesman said Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav had appointed retired Allahabad High Court judge Justice Onkareshwar Bhatt to hold the probe.

Joshi seeks CAG inquiry into expenditure during Maha Kumbh

Murli Manohar Joshi said that a CAG inquiry should be conducted into expenditure made during Maha Kumbh Mela at Allahabad.

Kumbh Mela: Rains force pilgrims to leave before schedule

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

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.

Centre had given all help to UP for Kumbh: Jaiswal

Union Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal urged the state and Union government to work together to avoid any mishap at Kumbh in the future.

RSS questions Azam Khan`s appointment as Kumbh Mela in-charge

Azam Khan, a senior minister in the Akhilesh Yadav-led UP government, was in-charge of the Maha Kumbh.

Crisis of labour hits tanneries following Kumbh ban

Owners of tanneries are now complaining that labourers who have stayed back are demanding exorbitant wages for their services.

Another fire breaks out at Kumbh

The ongoing Maha Kumbh congregation has so far witnessed a number of fire-related incidents which have claimed a total of eight lives.

Allahabad Railway Station stampede: Toll rises to 37

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.

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.

Kumbh: UP govt seeks PM`s intervention against `VI

Uttar Pradesh government shot off a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh seeking his intervention to ensure that `Kumbh Mela` is held smoothly.

Senior IPS officer drives to Sangam in car despite HC order

Deputy Inspector General of Police of Lucknow Navneet Sikera, reached Sangam in his car despite High Court ruling that no vehicles be allowed to ply in the Kumbh Mela area on main bathing days.

No vehicle should ply on main bathing festivals: HC

The Allahabad High Court directed the UP government, district administration of Allahabad and Kumbh Mela administration to ensure that no vehicle other than that of police and ambulance service is allowed to ply.

Allahabad stampede: BJP demands probe by HC judge

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

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

Eight killed as jeep on way to Kumbh Mela falls in gorge

Eight persons including five women were killed and six others injured today when the vehicle in which they were travelling, fell in a deep gorge here, police said.

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.

Political parties blame Railways, UP govt for Allahabad tragedy

Opposition parties on Monday blamed the Railways and the Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh for the "avoidable" stampede during the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad.

UP CM directs ministers, top officials to monitor relief work

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav rushed Panchayti Raj Minister Balram Yadav and Transport Minister Durga Prasad Yadav to Allahabad.