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NDRF saves 12 Kumbh pilgrims from drowning after their boat capsized in the Ganges river
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NDRF saves 12 Kumbh pilgrims from drowning after their boat capsized in the Ganges river

The boat capsized while the pilgrims were on their way to take a dip in the holy Ganges river during the ongoing Kumbh Mela.

Hindu leaders converge at VHP's two-day Dharma Sansad, Yogi Adityanath meets Mohan Bhagwat, Puri Shankaracharya
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Hindu leaders converge at VHP's two-day Dharma Sansad, Yogi Adityanath meets Mohan Bhagwat, Puri Shankaracharya

A two-day Dharma Sansad organised by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) started at Prayagraj on Thursday and saw Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath drop by.

Ram Temple 'foundation ceremony' in Ayodhya on 21 Feb: Swami Swaroopanand says 'ready to face bullets'
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Ram Temple 'foundation ceremony' in Ayodhya on 21 Feb: Swami Swaroopanand says 'ready to face bullets'

Religious leader Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati on Wednesday said a ceremony to mark the start of construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya will take place on 21 February, even if those gathering there have to "face bullets".

Yogi Adityanath to meet RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat in Prayagraj today; CM to also participate in VHP's Dharma Sansad
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Yogi Adityanath to meet RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat in Prayagraj today; CM to also participate in VHP's Dharma Sansad

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath is slated to visit Maha Kumbh on Thursday to meet RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, against the backdrop of the grand two-day Dharma Sansad being organised by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP).

Shashi Tharoor comes under fire for 'everyone is naked' jibe at Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath's Ganga dip
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Shashi Tharoor comes under fire for 'everyone is naked' jibe at Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath's Ganga dip

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has come under fire from the BJP for his "everyone in naked in this Sangam" jibe at Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath's holy dip in the Sangam at Prayagraj on Tuesday.

Laxmi Narayan Tripathi claims a place for trans people at Kumbh Mela, pushes for recognition of her Kinnar akhara
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Laxmi Narayan Tripathi claims a place for trans people at Kumbh Mela, pushes for recognition of her Kinnar akhara

Unlike other akharas at the Kumbh Mela, which are only open to Hindu men, the Kinnar akhara is open to all genders and religions. On the Kumbh's first bathing day, Tripathi led a train of 21 tractor chariots from their tent camp to the bathing ghats.

Yogi Adityanath announces construction of Ganga expressway at Uttar Pradesh cabinet meet, takes holy dip in Sangam in Prayagraj
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Yogi Adityanath announces construction of Ganga expressway at Uttar Pradesh cabinet meet, takes holy dip in Sangam in Prayagraj

Adityanath offered prayers as he took a holy dip in River Ganga at Sangam during the ongoing Kumbh Mela. The area around Sangam was cleaned and decorated on Monday for the holy dip.

Kumbh Mela 2019: Yogi Adityanath takes holy dip in Sangam after Uttar Pradesh cabinet meet in Prayagraj
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Kumbh Mela 2019: Yogi Adityanath takes holy dip in Sangam after Uttar Pradesh cabinet meet in Prayagraj

According to officials almost all the Uttar Pardesh ministers present at the cabinet meeting took the holy dip.

The politics of Kumbh: Does the costliest Mela have a vote bank agenda?
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The politics of Kumbh: Does the costliest Mela have a vote bank agenda?

It’s a surreal sight, and yet in a state that has been on a renaming overdrive, it is perhaps the very image of a Hindutava culture being embodied. Approximately 200 people set off from various parts of Bundelkhand, in what is essentially a state-sponsored caravan, to the ongoing Kumbh Mela in erstwhile Allahabad, now Prayagraj.

Kumbh Mela 2019 more a grand platform for politics than religion; parties pitch camps to spread ideology among pilgrims, tourists
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Kumbh Mela 2019 more a grand platform for politics than religion; parties pitch camps to spread ideology among pilgrims, tourists

Apart from being the largest spiritual gathering in the world, the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj, given the footfall and media attention it attracts from across the world, is also a grand platform for political discourse. While outfits promoting Hindutva politics have had a regular presence at the Kumbh Mela, other parties, like the Congress and the Samajwadi Party, have also pitched their camps at the site to spread their politics among the pilgrim crowds.

Ram Naam Bank at Kumbh Mela: 'Release difficult emotions' or 'resolve past issues' at family-run bank where Lord Ram is sole currency
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Ram Naam Bank at Kumbh Mela: 'Release difficult emotions' or 'resolve past issues' at family-run bank where Lord Ram is sole currency

Ashutosh Varshney said people are not bound to worship Lord Ram to be members of the bank. They are free to worship Gods of their religions, he added

Thousands of devotees throng Sangam in Prayagraj to take holy dip in Ganga on 'Paush Purnima'
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Thousands of devotees throng Sangam in Prayagraj to take holy dip in Ganga on 'Paush Purnima'

Thousands of devotees throng Sangam in Prayagraj to take holy dip in Ganga on 'Paush Purnima'

Kumbh Mela to generate Rs 1.2 lakh crore revenue; hospitality sector aims at employing 2.5 lakh people: CII
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Kumbh Mela to generate Rs 1.2 lakh crore revenue; hospitality sector aims at employing 2.5 lakh people: CII

Although the Kumbh Mela is spiritual and religious in nature, the economic activities associated with it generate employment for over six lakh workers, CII said

Kumbh: It's Not Just a Mela — In Episode 2, exploring the security arrangements in the holy city
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Kumbh: It's Not Just a Mela — In Episode 2, exploring the security arrangements in the holy city

Security agencies are confident about thwarting terror attacks in Kumbh because of limited access points in the tent city and constant surveillance via 1400 cameras

Ram Nath Kovind to visit Prayagraj as Kumbh Mela enters 3rd day; President to unveil statue of Maharishi Bhardwaj today
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Ram Nath Kovind to visit Prayagraj as Kumbh Mela enters 3rd day; President to unveil statue of Maharishi Bhardwaj today

The 55-day long Kumbh Mela, which began on Tuesday, will end on 4 March. It is the largest human congregation in the world, with over 130 million pilgrims expected to participate in the festival.

Second day of Kumbh Mela sees thousands congregate at Prayagraj for holy dip in the Ganga
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Second day of Kumbh Mela sees thousands congregate at Prayagraj for holy dip in the Ganga

Day two of the Kumbh Mela offered glimpses into the devotion of the millions of devotees who congregated at the holy site of Prayagraj for a dip into the Ganga.

Kumbh Mela 2019: As akharas raise shrill demand for Ram Temple in Ayodhya, BJP has little time to act ahead of Lok Sabha polls
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Kumbh Mela 2019: As akharas raise shrill demand for Ram Temple in Ayodhya, BJP has little time to act ahead of Lok Sabha polls

The reiteration from Sant Samaj came amid the legal battle at the Supreme Court that is set to decide on the schedule of hearing on Ayodhya title dispute on 29 January.

Kumbh Mela 2019: The grandest spectacle on earth is also a microcosm of Hindu civilisation
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Kumbh Mela 2019: The grandest spectacle on earth is also a microcosm of Hindu civilisation

The Kumbh predates history and is believed to be an eternal tradition. Yet everything associated with it is ephemeral which is transient and vulnerable.

Kumbh: It's Not Just a Mela — In Episode 1, a look at the makeshift city being constructed at Prayagraj
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Kumbh: It's Not Just a Mela — In Episode 1, a look at the makeshift city being constructed at Prayagraj

The Kumbh promises world-class infrastructure, as a city, meant for more than five-and-a-half times the population of Australia, is being meticulously created

At Rs 4,236-cr, 2019 Kumbh mela in Prayagraj is Uttar Pradesh's costliest ever: Figure is 80% of UP's total health budget, claim activists
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At Rs 4,236-cr, 2019 Kumbh mela in Prayagraj is Uttar Pradesh's costliest ever: Figure is 80% of UP's total health budget, claim activists

The 2019 Kumbh is also the costliest so far. The Maha Kumbh of 2013, when the state was ruled by Samajwadi Party and led by Akhilesh Yadav, cost Rs 1,300 crore while the 2001 Purna Kumbh Mela had a budget of just Rs 165 crore.