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".

SP govt to send emissary to pacify sulking Shankaracharya

SP government in Uttar Pradesh has initiated a move to ensure participation of Shankaracharyas of all the four Peeths established by Adi Sankara, whose presence is considered vital for Maha Kumbh congregations.

Sadhus now want land burial, say rivers too polluted

Concerned over rising river pollution, sadhus of various orders are now seeking departure from tradition as they want adequate land to bury their dead.

Maha Kumbh now a Harvard case study

The Maha Kumbh Mela, considered the largest public gathering in the world, will be the subject of a case study at Harvard University.

Kumbh ban: Tanneries facing huge losses

Over 400 tanneries have been ordered shut to ensure that Ganga river stays pollution free for the Maha Kumbh Mela.

Kumbh Mela: 29 tanneries booked for violating orders

Kanpur Electricity Supply Company Limited (KESCo) lodged cases of power theft against these tanneries yesterday night at the Chakeri police station.

Railways gear up for Kumbh rush

Over 750 special trains, increasing the number of ticketing, booking and enquiry counters are among measures undertaken by Railways for Kumbh Mela.

100 million devotees heading for Maha Kumbh

The Maha Kumbh organisers are preparing to receive at least 110 million people from all walks of life, with an average influx of around two million a day.

Kumbh Mela: PMO warns firms not to pollute rivers

Ahead of the Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, PMO has given directions to control pollution levels in Ganga and Yamuna rivers and warned of action against industries dirtying the water bodies.

Asaram`s camp vandalised, visit to Kumbh Mela opposed

A camp set up at Kumbh Mela ground for Asaram Bapu`s discourse was vandalised.

Catherine Zeta-Jones to visit Kumbh Mela

Hollywood beauty Catherine Zeta-Jones is keen to visit India again to see the Kumbh Mela, and is confident she can fit into a Bollywood movie owing to her Oscar-winning turn in musical `Chicago`.

Seers to chalk out strategy on building Ayodhya’s Ram temple next month

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has convened a meeting of seers at Prayag in Uttar Pradesh on February 7 to discuss strategy for constructing a Ram temple at Ayodhya.

No place for `fake` Shankaracharya in Kumbh Mela: Digvijay

Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh Wednesday alleged that the place reserved for Shankaracharya in Maha Kumbh Mela has been given to a "fake" Shankaracharya.

UP govt to clean up river Ganga ahead of Maha Kumbh Mela

The UP government has issued directions for shutting down industrial units that discharge pollutants in the river, officials said on Friday.

UP govt asks VIPs to postpone Allahabad visit during festivals

The UP government has requested VIPs and other dignitaries to postpone their programme of visiting Allahabad on auspicious days, including Kumbh mela, when people assemble in the town for taking holy dips.

Rs 2,505 cr plan for Nashik Kumbh Mela

The Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) has given approval to spend Rs 2,505 crore for carrying out infrastructure projects ahead of the spiritual mega event `Kumbh Mela` to be held here in 2015-2016.

Puri Shankaracharya invites Kashmiri separatists to Kumbh Mela

Terming the Kashmir issue as a political one, Puri Shankaracharya, Swami Adhokshjanand Tirtha said dialogue was the only way out.

Kumbh mela to last for 55 days this year

Pilgrims visiting the Kumbh mela this year will be a happy lot as the mela will last for 55 days as compared to last year`s 44 days.

With Rs 669 crore, UP speeds up Kumbh Mela work

The Uttar Pradesh government has taken up Kumbh Mela 2013 on a priority basis and asked various agencies to speed up work on a war footing.

Nashik Corporation to need over Rs 900cr for Kumbh

The royal procession route would require some widening, as the overcrowding had caused stampede during the 2003-04 Kumbh Mela.