Everything you need to know about Maha Khera: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Maha Khera: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Shimla, May 12 (IANS) Former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh Sunday said the Jat community should get reservation under the Other Backward Classes (OBC) category.
Singapore, May 2 (IANS) An over-a-century-old Hindu temple here was re-consecrated in an event that was attended by 12,000 Hindus.
Kolkata, May 1 (IANS) With legendary singer Manna Dey turning 95 Wednesday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee greeted him on the occasion.
Lucknow/New Delhi, Apr. 27 (ANI): The Samajwadi Party (SP) on Saturday condemned the detention of its leader and Uttar Pradesh Urban Development minister Azam Khan at the Boston airport.
Lucknow, April 26 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Minister Mohammad Azam Khan has decided to cut short his US trip after his "long and humiliating frisking" at the Logan airport in Boston, an official here said.
After the major success for organizing successfully he Mahakumbh in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh chief minister
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Monday sought reports from the home ministry, external affairs ministry and Delhi government over 500 Pakistani Hindu refugees living in a 28-room dilapidated building in south Delhi.
New Delhi, April 18 (ANI): Hundreds of devotees in Delhi offered special prayers at temples on the occasion of the Maha Asthami on Thursday, which marks the penultimate day of the nine-day Navratri festival, dedicated to Hindu mother goddess.
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) A widow whose farmer husband was electrocuted due to an ill-maintained electricity transformer in Haryana has been awarded compensation of over Rs.8 lakh, apart from interest running into lakhs of rupees, by the top consumer court.
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Fear of deportation looms large over a group of 479 Pakistani Hindu refugees as their visas expire Monday but they are firmly set against returning to Pakistan, saying they will prefer to die than go back.
Bangalore, April 5 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday met legendary singer Manna Dey at the latter's daughter's residence in Bangalore and presented him the "Vishesh Maha-Sangeet Sammaan".
Kolkata, April 2 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will call on ailing legendary singer Manna Dey in Bangalore Thursday.
Chandigarh, April 1 (IANS) On a day he celebrated his 100th birthday, a retired lieutenant colonel of the Indian Army was Monday declared the First Citizen of the force.
Allahabad, March 10 (IANS) The curtain came down Sunday on the Kumbh 2013, the biggest religious congregation on earth, with over 70 lakh people taking a holy dip at Sangam on Maha Shivratri.
Bangalore, March 10 (IANS) Piety, religious fervour, day-long fasting, a night-long vigil, chanting of hymns and singing of devotional lyrics to invoke Hindu god Shiva marked the Maha Shivratri festival across Karnataka Sunday.
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) Maha Shivratri was Sunday celebrated across India as millions offered prayers to Lord Shiva and many fasted during the day.
Hyderabad, March 10 (IANS) Maha Shivratri was Sunday celebrated with religious fervour across Andhra Pradesh, with devotees observing fast and offering prayers at temples of Lord Shiva.
Hyderabad, March 10 (IANS) Tragedy struck the Maha Shivratri celebrations in Andhra Pradesh Sunday when four students drowned and another went missing in the Godavari river.
Bhubaneswar, March 10 (IANS) Devotees fasted and thronged Shiva temples across Odisha Sunday on Maha Shivratri.
Allahabad, Mar 10, (ANI): Marking the last day of 55-day-long Maha Kumbh mela, about 50 lakh devotees are expected to take the holy dip on the occasion of Mahashivaratri on Sunday.
Jammu, March 10 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government has set up mobile outlets to sell a rare fish to Kashmiri Hindus (Pandits) at migrant camps here on Maha Shivratri -- the community's most popular festival.
Ekta Kapoor and Vishal Bharadwaj have moved one step ahead in promotional ways for movies. Ekta and Vishal have launched a mini-TV series of 16 episodes comprising 8 stories named Ek Thi Nayika.
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) 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.
New Delhi, Mar 1 (IANS) French documentary filmmaker Diego Bunuel has had an experience of a lifetime. He spent time at the ongoing Maha Kumbh, which takes place here every 12 years, and says he was surprised to see the "good" infrastructure.
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Bangkok, Feb. 25 (Xinhua-ANI): Four people were killed and scores injured on Monday in a hand grenade explosion at a concert in northeastern Thailand, police said.
Allahabad, Feb 25 (ANI): Thousands of devotees on Monday plunged into the river Ganges at the ongoing Kumbh Mela, on the occasion of 'Magh Purnima'.
Allahabad, Feb 25 (IANS) The penultimate bathing day of the 55-day Maha Kumbh - Maghi Poornima - began early Monday at the Sangam here, with lakhs taking an early holy dip in the Ganga.
Damascus, Feb 21 (IANS) Divorce rate has gone up by 45 percent and marriage rate has dropped over 40 percent in Syria since the outbreak of protests against the government, show a media survey.
Allahabad, Feb 15 (ANI): One person has died in a fire that broke out early this morning at the Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad.
Lucknow, Feb. 14 (ANI): There was chaos inside the Uttar Pradesh assembly on Thursday as the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLAs raised slogans against the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party (SP) Government over the Kumbh stampede, and stopped Governor B.L. Joshi from addressing the joint session of Parliament.
Ahmedabad, Feb. 13 (ANI): Comedian Raju Srivastava, who will be contesting the Lok Sabha elections from Kanpur on a Samajwadi Party (SP) ticket, on Wednesday said that his sole motive is to give a permanent smile to the people of the country through his new innings in the political battlefield.
Mumbai, Feb 11 (IANS) Indian scientists will join their counterparts globally for a rare celestial event scheduled for the night of Feb 15-16 -- the passing of an asteroid very close to Earth, around 28,000 km away, and visible with ordinary binoculars, a Mumbai astro-scientist said here Monday.
New Delhi, Feb. 11 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday demanded an investigation into the stampede that took place at the Allahabad railway station last night, and said those responsible for the untoward incident must be punished.
Allahabad, Feb 11 (ANI): An eyewitness blamed the police for a stampede at the railway station that killed several pilgrims returning after a holy dip at the 'Maha Kumbh' here.
Allahabad, Feb 11 (ANI): Accepting lack of arrangements due to huge turn up of people, Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal on Monday ruled out collapse of footover bridge or any railing on the railway station as the cause for stampede and death of 36 so far.
Allahabad, Feb 11 (ANI): At least 36 people were killed and scores of others injured on Sunday night in a stampede at Allahabad railway station as thousands of pilgrims were returning after a holy dip at the 'Maha Kumbh' here.
Allahabad, Feb 10 (IANS) Officials at the Maha Kumbh mela premises had a tough time Sunday as they found themselves caught between the incessant rush of devotees and the steady spin of rumour mills on Mauni Amavasya, the biggest bathing day.
Allahabad, Feb 10 (IANS) Amid blowing of conch shells, the biggest bathing day 'Mauni Amavasya' at the Maha Kumbh began early Sunday as millions of visitors walked to take a dip at the Sangam - the holy confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and the mystical Saraswati.
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, who is currently busy working on his new film "Bombay Talkies", plans to shoot at ongoing the Maha Kumbh in Allahabad for the movie.
Allahabad, Feb 8 (IANS) A rare planetary configuration after 147 years, unprecedented security and a multitude of faithfuls has set the stage for the biggest of all holy 'shahi snans' (royal baths) at the Maha Kumbh Sunday. More than 30 million pilgrims were expected for Mauni Amavasya, officials said.
Panaji, Feb 6 (IANS) Union Tourism Minister Chiranjeevi may not attend the Goa carnival as he will be at the Maha Kumbh in Allahabad, an official said Wednesday.
Once again BJP has shouted that it is committed to the construction of a Ram Temple at Ayodhya. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Rajnath Singh said that it is our deep desire and party is committed for the same.
Allahabad, Feb 6 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said his party is committed to the construction of a Ram Temple at Ayodhya.
Kanpur, Feb 6 (ANI): Samajwadi Party leader Ram Ashrey Kushwaha on Wednesday urged Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi to restrict his visit to Allahabad, the venue of Maha Kumbh Mela, as religious and not turn it into a political circus.
Allahabad, Feb 6 (IANS) Comparing Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi with India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Ashok Singhal Wednesday said the public demand that Modi be made prime minister reminded him of Nehru.
Allahabad, Feb. 6 (ANI): Tibetan Buddhist monks took out a religious rally at the Kumbh Mela here, and prayed for the well being of mankind.
New Delhi, Feb 5 (ANI): Bollywood filmmaker Ekta Kapoor is gearing up for a Daayan Mukhti Yagna to be performed at the Maha Kumbh Mela along with the cast of her upcoming film 'Ek Thi Dayan'.
Lucknow, Feb 4 (IANS) A team of Maharashtra Police Monday visited the Maha Kumbh in Allahabad to study the security arrangements made by their counterparts in Uttar Pradesh for the world's largest religious congregation, an official said.
Mumbai, Feb 4 (IANS) Actress Huma Qureshi will travel to Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh to promote her forthcoming horror thriller "Ek Thi Daayan" at the ongoing Maha Kumbh. She says that this would be her first ever visit to a Kumbh mela.
Allahabad, Feb 3 (IANS) As the administration gears up for the holy bathing day Feb 10 on Mauni Amavasya at the Maha Kumbh here, women scavengers (untouchables) of the yore will perform rituals at the Sangam with Hindu priests Feb 7, marking a departure from a tainted tradition.
Mumbai, Jan 30 (IANS) Filmmaker Ekta Kapoor along with the cast of "Ek Thi Daayan" is set to perform a yagna at the Maha Kumbh in Allahabad.
Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh), Jan.30 (ANI): Foreigners attending the Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, are connecting with their spiritual side through yoga on the banks of the Ganges River.
Allahabad, Jan 29 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh has banned small gas cylinders from being used in the Maha Kumbh and also synthetic clothes after a fire in the premises last week left 19 people injured, officials said Tuesday.
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) Ekta Kapoor is set to take Emraan Hashmi and Huma Qureshi, lead actors of "Ek Thi Daayan" to Allahabad to attend the Maha Kumbh. The religious producer wants the team to derive positive energy from the event.
Allahabad, Jan.25 (ANI): At least 12 people were reported hurt/injured after two pandals caught fire at the ongoing Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad on Friday.
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) A dance performance at the ongoing Maha Kumbh? If choreographer-turned-director Remo D'Souza has his way, he will perform with his dance troupe in Aallahabad in Uttar Pradesh soon.
Allahabad, Jan.20 (ANI): Foreign visitors at the Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad have praised the luxury camps that have been offered to them with facilities such as heating and other comforts.
New Delhi, Jan 18 (ANI): Poonam Pandey recently visited the ongoing Mahakumbh in Allahabad to get blessings for her upcoming Bollywood debut film 'Nasha'.
Allahabad, Jan. 17 (ANI): Soaking in the spiritual energy at the world's largest religious congregation, the Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, foreigners, mostly from western countries, are practicing yoga.
Allahabad, Jan 14 (IANS) The world's largest gathering of people, the 55-day Maha Kumbh congregation, began in this north India town Monday with over a crore people, led by the ash-smeared Naga ascetics, taking a dip at the Sangam - the confluence of the Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers.
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) As the Maha Kumbh, which occurs once every 12 years, began Monday with Makar Sankaranti, nearly 50 lakh devotees converged for a ritual bath at the Sangam in Allahabad, where Rivers Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati converge.
Allahabad, Jan 14 (IANS) It was a rare 'sangam' of technology and tradition on day one of Maha Kumbh 2013 Monday with Google map integration, GPS and 'flying cameras' making their advent in the 55-day festival, the biggest religious congregation anywhere in the world that is estimated to draw tens of millions from India and around the world.
Mumbai, Jan 14 (IANS) The team of "ABCD: AnyBody Can Dance" will perform at the Maha Kumbh as a promotional activity for the film. Director Remo D'Souza says they will perform on a devotional song.
Allahabad, Jan. 14 (ANI): Hindu hermits of the Naga clan marched in procession to the Ganges river for their first 'Shahi Snan' (royal bath) during the Kumbh Mela at Allahabad on Monday.
Allahabad, Jan 14 (IANS) The world's largest gathering of people, the 55-day Kumbh congregation, began in this north India town Monday with tens of thousands of devotees, led by ash-smeared Naga ascetics, taking a dip at the Sangam - the confluence of the Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers.
Allahabad, Jan. 13 (ANI): Saints read royal decree and participated in a ritual bath ahead of the 'Maha Kumbh Mela' here on Sunday.
Allahabad, Jan.12 (ANI): The Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, is seeing the participation of a special class of ascetics known as Jangams in holy ceremonies.
Allahabad, Jan.12 (ANI): At least a 100 million devotees, ranging from naked Nagas and their leaders to common Hindu worshippers, will stream into the city of Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh to take a dip at the confluence of the Rivers Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati next week during the Maha Kumbh Mela or Festival, an event that takes place every twelve years.
Allahabad, Jan.9 (ANI): Ascetics and sages have promised that during the Allahabad Maha Kumbh Mela that begins from January 14 and ends on March 10, they will adopt eco-friendly techniques to prevent pollution of the River Ganges, where millions will take a holy dip.
Allahabad, Jan. 7 (ANI): Newly inducted hermits reached Allahabad on Monday, ahead of the 'Maha Kumbh' to get their training and to get acclimatized to their nomadic existence.
New Delhi, Dec 26 (ANI): The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) today approved the allocation of 16200 tonnes of wheat and 9600 tonnes of rice for the pilgrims visiting the Maha Kumbh 2012-13 at Below Poverty Lines (BPL) prices.
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) The government Wednesday allotted additional foodgrain at subsidized rates for the pilgrims visiting the Maha Kumbh in Allahabad January-March 2013.
Lucknow, Dec 19 (IANS) The countdown for Maha Kumbh 2013, beginning Jan 14, has started, as hundreds of religious seers and followers of the Juna Akahada, Agni and Avahan Akahadas entered the Mela premises near the Sangam in Allahabad Tuesday.
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) A total of 1,313 Indian soldiers won gallantry awards for their role in the 1971 war with Pakistan, Defence Minister A.K. Antony said Monday.
Lucknow, Dec 6 (IANS) Even as the Uttar Pradesh government drags its feet on several projects ahead of the Maha Kumbh in January, it has gone into overdrive to lay out the red carpet for thousands of mediapersons, from India and around the world, who will gather in Allahabad for the mega religious congregation.
Lucknow, Nov 23 (IANS) Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday, asking him for subsidised food grain, kerosene and LPG for the Allahabad Maha Kumbh, which will be held from January to March next year.
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 13 (IANS) The government Monday announced a huge hike in cash benefits for Kerala defence personnel who win gallantry awards by increasing the lump sum grant and one-time annuity. Some benefits will go up 100-fold.
Melbourne, November 5 (ANI): A 50-year-old mother from Byron Bay has said that she is proud to breastfeed her four-year-old daughter up to four times a day.
In a bid to support the economic reforms initiated by UPA government, there are all set for Maha Rally in capital by Congress. It is expected that Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh with Congress President Sonia Gandhi and General Secretary Rahul Gandhi
Allahabad, Nov 3 (ANI): The Police has beefed up security at Allahabad ahead of the revered fair of Maha Kumbh Mela to be held in the holy town, which attracts million of devotees.
Lucknow, Oct 29 (IANS) Government officials headed by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and defence officials led by Lt. Gen. Anil Chait met Monday to thrash out issues between the civil administration and the army.
Kolkata, Oct 23 (IANS) People relished community feasts, visited friends and relatives and went pandal-hopping Tuesday on Maha Navami, the fourth day of Bengal's biggest religious festival, Durga Puja.
Kolkata, Oct 23 (IANS) People relished community feasts at pandals and visited friends and relatives Tuesday on Mahanavami, the fourth day of Bengal's biggest religious festival Durga Puja.
Surat, Oct 23 (ANI): After nine-days of rigorous fasting and daylong prayers, thousands of devotees thronged temples in Gujarat on the last day of the nine-day long Hindu festival of Navaratri to offer prayers to Goddess Durga.
Kolkata, Oct 22 (IANS) Thousands of devotees gathered at Belur Math, the global headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, to watch 'Kumari Puja', the worship of a pre-pubescent girl, as Durga Puja fervour peaked on Maha Ashtami Monday.
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) For Delhi residents, this year's Dussehra will mark the victory of good over evil in more than one symbolic way. The festival will also mark the victory of widespread awareness about diabetes over ignorance.
Lucknow, Oct 9 (IANS) Hundreds and thousands of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) workers and supporters from all over the country tropped into the state capital Tuesday to join the Maha Dalit Sankalp rally at the Rama Bai grounds here.
Lucknow, Oct 8 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president Mayawati is keeping both the Congress and the Samajwadi Party (SP) guessing whether she will, at the BSP rally here Tuesday, withdraw support to the UPA government at the centre.
New Delhi, Sept 27 (ANI): The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) coordination committee is scheduled to meet here on Thursday, with the ongoing political crisis in Maharashtra likely to rule the roost.
New Delhi, Sept 25 (ANI): Shortly after Ajit Pawar resigned from his post as Maharashtra's Deputy Chief over irregularities in awarding contracts for irrigation projects, Bharatiya Janata Party's national spokesperson Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday demanded a white paper from the state government.
Mumbai, Sep 12 (IANS) Composer-singer Himesh Reshammiya has turned mentor for the Indian contestants on music reality show "Sur Kshetra" and compares the excitement with a cricket match between India and Pakistan.
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Shadab Faridi, the soulful voice behind "Tu hi haqeeqat" song, has been roped in to sing for the sequel of 2010 blockbuster "Dabangg".
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Ronit Roy is down with viral flu and due to his condition, the actor is having a tough time shooting for his show "Adaalat".
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Popular Punjabi singer Mika says he is set to feature in a film titled "Balwinder Singh Famous Ho Gaye", which will also star singer Shaan.
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) The Indian Army Sunday remembered Brig. Mohammed Usman - its highest-ranking officer killed in the 1947 India-Pakistan war.
Mumbai, June 22 (ANI): Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Friday said that his government will seek help from Nasscom, cyber cell and foreign experts to recover data from computer hard disks damaged in the fire that broke out in the state secretariat yesterday.
Lucknow, June 19 (IANS) A massive security arrangement will be in place when the 2013 Maha Kumbh is held at Allahabad.
Washington, June 4 (ANI): Many men with metastatic, hormone-sensitive prostate cancer live longer on continuous androgen-deprivation therapy, also known as hormone therapy, than on intermittent therapy, a 17-year study has revealed.
Pretoria, June 1 (IANS) South African President Jacob Zuma has praised Hindus in the country for their role in the freedom struggle.