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Congress claims scam in Ujjain Kumbh, seeks HC-monitored probe

 Congress on Monday alleged a "scam worth crores" of rupees by BJP government in Madhya Pradesh in organising Simhastha Kumbh fair and demanded a High Court-monitored probe.

Over 12,000 Hindus gather in Kashmir to celebrate Maha Kumbh

The Maha Kumbh this year has been declared by Omkar Nath Shastri, an astrologer whose family is known for publishing Panchang for Kashmiris.

Devotees take first holy dip of Ardh Kumbh in Haridwar

Devotees take first holy dip of Ardh Kumbh in Haridwar

Thousands of devotees thronged the 'Har ki Pauri' ghat in Haridwar to take first festive bath on the occasion of Makar Sankranti during the Ardh Kumbh mela on Thursday morning.

Nashik: Maha Kumbh to kick start from Tuesday

Maha Kumb in Nashik to begin from Tuesday, July 14, where it will continue for more than a month.

Seema Biswas to debut on TV with 'Maha Kumbh'

Seema Biswas to debut on TV with 'Maha Kumbh'

Bollywood actress Seema Biswas, who rose to fame with her compelling performance in Shekhar Kapur's 'Bandit Queen', will soon make her television debut with 'Maha Kumbh'.

BJP demands CBI probe into Kumbh `mismanagement`

BJP on Thursday demanded a CBI inquiry into mismanagement exposed by Comptroller Auditor General of India in its report on Maha Kumbh organised at Allahabad last year.

CAG report on Maha Kumbh exposes SP govt`s claim: BJP

Attacking the Uttar Pradesh government over CAG report on Maha Kumbh Mela, BJP on Wednesday said the shortcomings pointed out by the auditor has "exposed" the dispensation which had "patted its back" for organising the religious event successfully.

CAG punches holes in UP`s Maha Kumbh spend

In a major embarrassment for the Uttar Pradesh government, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has punched many holes in the much-hyped 2013 Maha Kumbh in Allahabad.

Tarun Tahiliani brings spirituality of Maha Kumbh on ramp

The models sashayed down the ramp in saffron dresses amid the chant of mantras for Tarun Tahiliani`s `Kumbhback` collection at the ongoing Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) Autumn/ Winter 2013.

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.

Maha Kumbh well organised, says French filmmaker Diego Bunuel

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

Maha Kumbh was crash course in Hinduism: French filmmaker

French documentary maker Diego Bunuel, who spent 21 days at the ongoing Maha Kumbh, the largest gathering of people in the world, in Allahabad, said it was more like a crash course in Hinduism.

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.

HC asks Centre to ascertain actual number of death in stampede

To ascertain actual casualties in stampede at Allahabad railway station on February 10, Allahabad High Court directed Centre to collect information about the missing people through advertisements.

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.

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.

Five Kumbh pilgrims killed in mishap

Five pilgrims returning from the Kumbh Mela were killed and eight others injured when a jeep collided with a truck in Jalalpur area, police said on Saturday.