10 million to gather for 2015 Nashik Kumbh Mela

The Maharashtra government is gearing up to receive over 10 million pilgrims for the 2015 Kumbh Mela, scheduled after 12 years in the small temple towns of Nashik-Trimbakeshwar, around 175 km north of Mumbai.

Narendra Modi inaugurates Garba festival in Gujarat

Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Saturday said that festivals in the country should be encouraged because they showcase Indian`s culture to the world.

India transiting through unprecedented demographic change: President

President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said it was important to focus on youth and noted that the Bharat Scouts and Guides movement can provide the necessary leadership to them.

CCTVs for Nashik Kumbh Mela to be installed soon: Patil

As part of the security measures for the 2015 Kumbh Mela in Nashik, CCTV cameras would be installed at the site for the event, RR Patil said.

UP begins work on online policy

Uttar Pradesh has begun drafting an online policy aimed at catering to news websites, portals and news wires, an official said on Tuesday.

Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan insulted at Boston Airport

Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Minister and senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan has alleged that he was insulted at a US airport.

Kumbh Mela study to be presented at Harvard

A study about the Kumbh Mela pilgrimage in India will be presented at an annual symposium on South Asia hosted by the Harvard University.

Akhilesh heads for Harvard to share Kumbh success mantra

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav left for the US to deliver a lecture at the Harvard Business School on organising the Maha Kumbh Mela.

None should defend a person convicted by SC: Togadia on Sanjay Dutt

Flaying those rallying behind film actor Sanjay Dutt, VHP`s Praveen Togadia said such people are doing injustice to Supreme Court and its verdict in 1993 Mumbai blast case.

Tarun Gogoi`s bag goes missing from taxi, driver arrested

A bag belonging to Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, who was here for a holy dip in the Sangam, has gone missing from a taxi, following which its driver was arrested.

Lakhs take holy dip at Sangam on Maha Shivratri

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.

Maha Kumbh well organised, says French filmmaker Diego Bunuel

French documentary filmmaker Diego Bunuel has had an experience of a lifetime.

Devotees take holy dip at Maha Kumbh on Maghi Poornima

Lakhs of pilgrims on Monday converged at Sangam for a holy dip on the auspicious occasion of Maghi Poornima.

Six killed in road mishap in MP

All the six deceased were residents of Madri village and were returning from the Kumbh last evening when the incident took place, police said.

Rains, spate in Ganga send Kumbh officials into a tizzy

After incessant rains that turned the Kumbh mela site into a swamp, rising waters of the Ganga and Yaumna rivers here have added to the problems of the mela officials.

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.