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’.

Ready to go to jail for Hindutva: Togadia

The VHP leader had also triggered a controversy by making an alleged speech on February 1 near Adilabad in Andhra Pradesh.

Anurag Kashyap looks to shoot at Maha Kumbh

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap is seeking for permission to shoot for his film at the ongoing Maha Kumbh in Allahabad.

Hate speech cases at behest of vote-greedy people: Praveen Togadia

VHP leader Pravin Togadia alleged that hate speech cases against him in Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra were an attempt by "vote-greedy political people" to engage him in legal tangle before elections.

Jaiswal attacks forces `furthering political agenda` at Kumbh Mela

Sriprakash Jaiswal remarks came a day after a `daram sansad` (gathering of religious leaders) by VHP saw participants raising the issue of naming Modi as BJP`s Prime Ministerial candidate.

VHP demands sacking of Shinde, death penalty for rapists

VHP passed a number of resolutions at the Maha Kumbh here today, demanding sacking of Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde for his `Hindu terror` remarks and sought death penalty for rapists.

Congress worker suspended for Sonia, Rahul posters

Embarrassed by posters depicting Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi as `Rani Laxmi Bai` and `Lord Shankar` respectively, the city unit of the Congress has suspended a senior party worker.

Modi-for-PM chant resonates at Kumbh Mela, RSS hints at support

In yet another indication of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi’s growing popularity, the saints attending the Dharma Sansad organized by the VHP on Thursday backed his candidature for the Prime Minister’s post.

Rajnath hasn`t given any gag order on PM candidate

BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi defended party president Rajnath Singh`s directive to party members not to speak on the Prime Ministerial candidate issue.

Modi to visit Kumbh Mela on Feb 12 to take holy dip

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will attend the Kumbh Mela being held in Allahabad on February 12.

Kumbh Mela: Dalai Lama`s visit called off despite security clearance

The much-anticipated visit of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to the ongoing Maha Kumbh has been finally called off despite security clearance given by the Uttar Pradesh government for his two-day visit.

Pilgrims to get subsidised LPG connections during Kumbh Mela

With pilgrims finding market priced cooking gas (LPG) too costly, Oil Ministry has ordered that subsidised LPG be provided to them during the entire duration of Kumbh Mela.

Dalai Lama`s visit to Kumbh cancelled due to security reasons

The proposed visit of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to the Maha Kumbh congregation here has been cancelled due to security reasons, a senior Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader said on Sunday.

Liberated scavengers to take part in Kumbh Mela rituals

Around 100 former scavenger women from Rajsthan`s Alwar and Tonk districts would get an opportunity of taking holy dip at the Sangam and perform puja at the ongoing Kumbh Mela on February 7.

Kumbh Mela: Pick and drop facility for elderly in Allahabad

Elderly persons in the city wishing to take a holy dip in the Sangam during the Kumbh Mela can now get a pick and drop facility.

Tannery owned by SP MLA sealed after midnight raid

A tannery allegedly owned by a ruling Samajwadi Party MLA has been sealed following a raid when it was found that the unit was engaged in production despite a ban.