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Kumbha Sankranti 2022: Date, time, significance and rituals of this auspicious Hindu festival
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Kumbha Sankranti 2022: Date, time, significance and rituals of this auspicious Hindu festival

The festival of Kumbha Sankranti holds great importance among Hindus and they pray for good health, knowledge and prosperity on this day

Kumb COVID test scam: Haridwar court issues non-bailable warrants; hunt on for accused
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Kumb COVID test scam: Haridwar court issues non-bailable warrants; hunt on for accused

The scam pertains to negative COVID test reports being issued to a host of people whose samples were never taken and who did not even attend the Kumbh Mela

Ahead of Uttar Pradesh polls next year, Yogi Adityanath accuses previous governments of not promoting Kumbh Mela enough
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Ahead of Uttar Pradesh polls next year, Yogi Adityanath accuses previous governments of not promoting Kumbh Mela enough

The UP chief minister claimed that the 2019 Kumbh Mela was safely organised in which over 24 crore people participated and that the state is number one in tourism today

Kumbh Mela 2021: Uttarakhand Police forms SIT to probe fake COVID-19 testing scam; key points
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Kumbh Mela 2021: Uttarakhand Police forms SIT to probe fake COVID-19 testing scam; key points

A private agency is accused of having forged about 1 lakh COVID-19 test results during the congregation, as per media reports. The probe has found that in one instance, a single phone number was used to register over 50 people

Kumbh Mela: Uttarakhand govt files FIR against labs for fake COVID-19 tests, all you need to know
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Kumbh Mela: Uttarakhand govt files FIR against labs for fake COVID-19 tests, all you need to know

The firm, Max Corporate Service, Nalwa Laboratories Private Limited of Hisar, and Delhi-based Dr Lalchandani Lab have been accused of issuing fake negative test reports

Kumbh Mela: Probe flags around 1 lakh 'fake' COVID-19 test results; an overview of the controversy
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Kumbh Mela: Probe flags around 1 lakh 'fake' COVID-19 test results; an overview of the controversy

The labs allegedly put out fake COVID test results to meet the daily testing quota of 50,000 tests set by the Uttarakhand High Court during the Kumbh

Haridwar Kumbh Mela: Probe ordered over allegations of one lakh fake COVID test reports by private labs
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Haridwar Kumbh Mela: Probe ordered over allegations of one lakh fake COVID test reports by private labs

The private labs apparently issued such reports to meet the daily testing quota of 50,000 set by the Uttarakhand High Court during the Kumbh Mela, sources said

'Repeatedly causing embarrassment': Uttarakhand HC slams state govt over COVID-19 management
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'Repeatedly causing embarrassment': Uttarakhand HC slams state govt over COVID-19 management

The court's remarks came after videos of priests reportedly violating social distancing norms at temples in Badrinath and Kedarnath as part of Chardham Yatra surfaced

Not just Kumbh Mela, neglectfulness at small religious events in rural India is causing a surge in COVID-19 cases; UP's Ballia is case in point
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Not just Kumbh Mela, neglectfulness at small religious events in rural India is causing a surge in COVID-19 cases; UP's Ballia is case in point

Over the weekend, Ballia town came to a standstill due to the convoy of vehicles going to the Mundan Samaroh. People were stuck in traffic for hours, but the administration neither tried to stop the crowd nor did it register an FIR

Uttarakhand's Chardham Yatra postponed amid COVID surge; portals of temples to open for priests only
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Uttarakhand's Chardham Yatra postponed amid COVID surge; portals of temples to open for priests only

The decision comes at the time that the Uttarakhand government is facing criticism for allowing the 'super spreader event' Kumbh Mela to go ahead despite a surge in cases

Char Dham Yatra cannot become 'another Kumbh Mela', says Uttarakhand HC, tells state to issue SOPs
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Char Dham Yatra cannot become 'another Kumbh Mela', says Uttarakhand HC, tells state to issue SOPs

The court also directed the state government to step up COVID-19 testing by deploying mobile vans in interior regions and increase the number of COVID hospitals

Uttarakhand govt revises night curfew timing, orders closure of markets in urban areas by 2 pm
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Uttarakhand govt revises night curfew timing, orders closure of markets in urban areas by 2 pm

As per the order, the night curfew in 13 districts will start from 7 pm instead of 9 pm and continue till 5 am

Delhi govt mandates 14-day home quarantine for pilgrims returning from Kumbh Mela
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Delhi govt mandates 14-day home quarantine for pilgrims returning from Kumbh Mela

The Delhi government also said that attendees will have to upload their personal details, ID proof, and dates of departure and arrival on the government's official website

Abhinav Bindra condemns Yogeshwar Dutt over support of Kumbh Mela, says wrestler is 'failing' sports community
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Abhinav Bindra condemns Yogeshwar Dutt over support of Kumbh Mela, says wrestler is 'failing' sports community

Dutt tweeted in support of the scores of people that attended celebrations of the religious event on 14 April, saying, "no one in the Kumbh Mela is reaching there illegally, people are following all protocols, no one is spitting at the security and medical staff, no one is running away after hiding from the administration."

'Kumbh Mela should only be symbolic now,' says Modi; two shahi snans over, nearly 2,000 COVID-19 cases at congregation till now
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'Kumbh Mela should only be symbolic now,' says Modi; two shahi snans over, nearly 2,000 COVID-19 cases at congregation till now

Modi tweeted that he spoke to Swami Avdheshanand Giri of Juna Akhara over telephone and inquired about the health of saints

Haridwar, site of Kumbh Mela, sees over 1,000 COVID-19 cases in 48 hours
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Haridwar, site of Kumbh Mela, sees over 1,000 COVID-19 cases in 48 hours

Of some 50,000 samples taken from people in Haridwar, 408 tested positive on Monday and 594 on Tuesday, the Uttarakhand state government said

In grip of a vicious second wave, India needs to confront more than just the virus
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In grip of a vicious second wave, India needs to confront more than just the virus

Our society and country is going backwards, to great cheering and flag-waving.

Can't compare Markaz with Kumbh Mela, those attending are 'our own people', says Uttarakhand CM Tirath Singh Rawat
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Can't compare Markaz with Kumbh Mela, those attending are 'our own people', says Uttarakhand CM Tirath Singh Rawat

He also said that the Markaz was held in a closed space, in a Kothi-like structure, whereas the Kumbh is being held in the open on the sprawling ghats of the Ganga

Kumbh Mela: Thousands gather to take dip in Ganga river on Shahi Snan amid rise in COVID-19 cases
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Kumbh Mela: Thousands gather to take dip in Ganga river on Shahi Snan amid rise in COVID-19 cases

Marching barefoot to their destination, thousands of saffron-clad seers and ash-smeared Nagas flouted COVID-19 norms and took a dip in the river as they were showered with flower petals from helicopters flying above on behalf of the Uttarakhand govt

Enhance COVID-19 testing, ensure adequate health facilities during Kumbh Mela, Centre tells Uttarakhand
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Enhance COVID-19 testing, ensure adequate health facilities during Kumbh Mela, Centre tells Uttarakhand

Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan observed that there is a possibility of an upsurge in cases during the Kumbh Mela