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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.

Allahabad stampede: Azam Khan quits as in-charge of Kumbh Mela

Urban Development Minister in the Uttar Pradesh government Azam Khan on Monday quit as the in-charge of Maha Kumbh Mela organising committee.

Sonia condoles loss of lives in Allahabad stampede

Congress president Sonia Gandhi expressed grief over the death of 36 people in a stampede at Allahabad railway station.

Allahabad stampede failure of Centre, UP: BJP

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.

`Allahabad station stampede probe after clearing Kumbh rush`

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.

Allahabad stampede: Eyewitness blames police

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`.

`Punish those responsible for Allahabad stampede`

The Bharatiya Janata Party has demanded investigation into a stampede following the collapse of an overbridge railing at the Allahabad railway station.

Allahabad stampede: Death toll reaches 36; Centre, UP govt in blame game

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.

Allahabad stampede: Bansal orders high-level probe

Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal on Monday ordered a high-level inquiry into the stampede at the Allahabad Junction which claimed 36 lives, announced compensation for the victims and blamed the tragedy on tardy crowd management by the local administration.

Allahabad Railway Station stampede: UP govt orders inquiry

The Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday ordered an inquiry into the stampede at Allahabad Railway Station.

PM condoles loss of lives in Allahabad Railway Station stampede

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday night condoled the loss of lives in a stampede at Allahabad Railway Station and assured financial assistance to the families of those killed and to the injured.

Mauni Amavasya: Two killed in stampede at Kumbh

Two persons were killed in a stampede at the Mahakumbh mela here today as three crore pilgrims converged for a holy dip at Sangam on the auspicious occasion of `Mauni Amavasya`.

‘Ek Thi Daayan’: Maha Kumbh visit to seek blessings, says Ekta Kapoor

Ekta Kapoor, who took the holy dip at the ongoing Maha Kumbh mela in Allahabad yesterday, says she was there not to promote her upcoming venture `Ek Thi Daayan` but to seek blessings for the film.

Mauni Amavasya: Over 3 crore devotees take holy dip in Sangam

Over three crore devotees led by ascetics of Hindu sects on Sunday took a holy dip at Sangam on `Mauni Amavasya`, considered the most auspicious day of bathing during the 12-yearly Kumbh congregation here.

Modi unlikely to attend Maha Kumbh

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is unlikely to attend the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad on February 12, apparently due to "security reasons", sources said on Saturday.

‘Ek Thi Daayan’: Emraan Hashmi, Ekta Kapoor visit Kumbh Mela

Emraan Hashmi and producer Ekta Kapoor today visited the ongoing Maha Kumbh here and took a holy dip in the Sangam before participating in a "yajna" for the success of their upcoming movie ‘Ek Thi Daayan’.