Hindu seer hacked in Allahabad

A Hindu seer was Tuesday murdered at the Magh Mela here on the banks of Sangam, the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati, police said.

Shiv Sena hits out at Vasudevananda over '10 kids per family' rant

Slamming Swami Vasudevananda for his comments that every Hindu family must produce 10 kids, the Shiv Sena on Tuesday said the 'godman' should at least refrain from joining the league of other leaders from the BJP, who created furore with their controversial remarks.

Magh Mela with Paush Poornima 'holy dip' begins today

Magh Mela is set to begin today with approximately 25 lakh pilgrims are expected to take a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of Yamuna, Ganga and mythological Saraswati, on the occasion of Paush Purnima.

Rains force Magh Mela pilgrims to desert tent city

Unusually heavy winter rains have forced thousands of pilgrims here to abandon the make-shift city of tents that had come up in view of the annual religious congregation of Magh Mela.

Tight security measures for Magh Mela: ADG

Stringent security measures have
been put in place at the on-going Magh Mela though there are
no intelligence inputs of any terrorist threats to the annual
religious congregation, a top police official said on Sunday.

Sea of pilgrims throng Sangam as Magh Mela begins

A sea of pilgrims and devotees thronged the Sangam here to take a holy dip on the first day of the annual Hindu festival of Magh Mela that started Thursday amid heavy security, officials said.