Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on Monday took a holy dip at Sangam while attending the Maha Kumbh mela.
A state spokesman said Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav had appointed retired Allahabad High Court judge Justice Onkareshwar Bhatt to hold the probe.
Murli Manohar Joshi said that a CAG inquiry should be conducted into expenditure made during Maha Kumbh Mela at Allahabad.
Heavy rainfall over the last two days has thrown life out of gear at the Maha Kumbh mela.
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.
Union Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal urged the state and Union government to work together to avoid any mishap at Kumbh in the future.
Azam Khan, a senior minister in the Akhilesh Yadav-led UP government, was in-charge of the Maha Kumbh.
Owners of tanneries are now complaining that labourers who have stayed back are demanding exorbitant wages for their services.
The ongoing Maha Kumbh congregation has so far witnessed a number of fire-related incidents which have claimed a total of eight lives.
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 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.
Uttar Pradesh government shot off a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh seeking his intervention to ensure that `Kumbh Mela` is held smoothly.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav rushed Panchayti Raj Minister Balram Yadav and Transport Minister Durga Prasad Yadav to Allahabad.
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