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.

Kumbh fire injured succumbs

An 8-year-old girl, one of the eight persons injured in the Kumbh Mela fire in Allahabad, succumed at a hospital here on Thursday.

Pilgrims renounce world, begin life as hermits after Maha Kumbh initiation

Hindu pilgrims at the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, have renounced their tiers with the materialistic world, and initiated themselves into leading ascetic lives.

Westerners connect with their spiritual side at Maha Kumbh

Foreigners attending the Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, are connecting with their spiritual side through yoga.

Sonia, Rahul likely to visit Maha Kumbh during February 5-9

Congress president Sonia Gandhi and party vice president Rahul Gandhi are likely to visit the ongoing Maha Kumbh congregation here next month.

ULFA leaders seek blessings for talks with Centre at Kumbh

Two senior ULFA leaders belonging to the pro-talk faction took a holy dip in the Sangam at the Kumbh Mela seeking divine blessings for the success of their ongoing talks with the Centre.

Maha Kumbh: Lakhs of devotees take holy dip on `Paush Poornima`

Lakhs of devotees on Sunday took a holy dip at the Sangam on the auspicious occasion of `Paush Poornima` during the ongoing Maha Kumbh.

IAF air ambulance evacuates eight injured in Kumbh Mela fire

An air ambulance of Indian Air Force (IAF) successfully evacuated eight persons, injured in a fire at Kumbh Mela, for emergency medical attention in the national capital.

Maha Kumbh: Shankaracharya relents following letter from UP CM

Shankaracharya of Dwarka Peeth Swami Swaroopananda Saraswati has relented and decided to take part in the congregation following a conciliatory gesture by the Uttar Pradesh government.

Kumbh pilgrims pay homage to Ganga on Republic Day

More than 1,000 people will march to celebrate India`s Republic Day on the banks of the Ganga at the Kumbh Mela on Saturday.

Fire at Maha Kumbh; 19 injured, two pandals gutted

A fire broke out at the Maha Kumbh congregation here today, injuring at least 19 people, some of them seriously, and gutting a couple of "pandals", officials said.

Three held with smack worth Rs 2 cr at Maha Kumbh

Three drug peddlers were arrested with 2kg smack worth Rs 2 crore while trying to smuggle where millions of pilgrims, tourists and ascetics are camping for Maha Kumbh congregation, police said.

Maha Kumbh: Factional feud among akharas

Factional feud among the orders of ascetics has come to the fore at the ongoing Maha Kumbh congregation with one of the "akharas" threatening to boycott the upcoming "Shahi Snan".