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SC Agrees To Hear PIL On Alleged Hate Speeches Made At ‘Dharam Sansad’ At Haridwar

Jan 10, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a PIL seeking action against those who made hate speeches during the recent ‘Dharam Sansad’ held at Haridwar in Uttarakhand.

NCM Takes Note Of Row Over Namaz Offering, Hate Speeches Given In Religious Conclaves

Dec 29, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

"Appropriate action" will be taken by the commission "accordingly", the NCM said adding that chairman Lalpura has "proposed" to visit the site in Ambala where a "church was vandalized" recently.

Haridwar Dharam Sansad: 76 SC Lawyers Write To Chief Justice To Take Action

76 top lawyers from the Supreme Court have written to the Chief Justice to take suo motu cognizance in the Dharam Sansad case where hate speeches were said to be made in Haridwar.

Rishabh Pant, Flambouyant India Cricketer, Named Uttarakhand Brand Ambassador

Dec 20, 2021 PTI

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami made the announcement about the same on Sunday. Rishabh Pant is currently in South Africa, preparing for the upcoming three-match Test series against the Proteas.

Fake Covid Test During Kumbh: ED Conducts Raids, Files Money Laundering Case

The ED said it has seized 'incriminating documents, bogus bills, laptops, mobile phones and property documents and Rs 30.9 lakh cash' during the raids

04 June, 2021

Asaram Bapu’s Plea For ‘Holistic’ Treatment At Ayurvedic Centre: SC Seeks Rajasthan's Response

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The self-styled Godman has been facing varying jail terms including life sentence in sexual assault cases.

17 April, 2021

Kumbh Mela: Joona Akhara Sect Announces End Of Participation; Plea Filed In SC To ‘Clear’ Gathering

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The developments come just hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday urged the organisers of the Kumbh Mela to make it a ‘symbolic’ event

17 April, 2021

Kumbh Should Now Be Symbolic: PM Modi To Head Of Juna Akhara

Outlook Web Bureau

After Prime Minister Narendra Modi's appeal, Swami Avdheshanand urged people to not come to Kumbh for bathing in large numbers and follow rules.

16 April, 2021

Ayodhya Admin Mulls Ban On Religious Gatherings On Ram Navami After Kumbh Mela

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Anticipating the arrival of a large number of seers on Ram Navami from Kumbh, an official said a ban on religious gatherings cannot be ruled out to prevent a Covid-19 spike.

15 April, 2021

More Than 1,700 Test Positive For Covid-19 In Kumbh Mela In 5 Days

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A majority of the 48.51 lakh people who took part in the last two royal baths (Shahi Snan) were seen openly violating COVID norms like wearing of face masks and social distancing.

14 April, 2021

Amid Kumbh Mela Fervour, Haridwar Logs Over 1,000 Covid Cases in Two Days

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A sea of saffron-clad seers and ash-smeared Nagas converged at Har ki Pauri in Haridwar for a holy dip in the Ganga during the Shahi Snan of the Kumbh Mela this week.


21 March, 2021

Kumbh Mela: Centre Tells Uttarakhand Govt To Enhance Covid Testing, Follow SOPs

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The Centre warned against a potential upsurge in covid-19 cases in the local population after the auspicious Shahi Snan days during the Kumbh Mela.

17 March, 2021

Kumbh Mela: DDMA Issues Advisory Urging Delhi Residents To Undergo Covid-19 Test On Return

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The Health Ministry SOP prescribes that all the visitors to Kumbh must produce a health certificate which is a mandatory requirement for entering the Kumbh Mela area.

29 December, 2020

Uttarakhand HC Asks Haridwar Admin For Protection To Interfaith Couple


The couple had sought the court's intervention expressing fear that the wife's family could cause harm to them.

14 May, 2020

167 Migrant Labourers Go Missing From Train Bringing Them To Haridwar


The matter is being probed in consultation with authorities in Surat whether the missing 167 passengers did not board the train or got down after boarding it, the Haridwar DM said.

27 May, 2019

To Control Population, Deny Voting Right To Third Child, Says Ramdev; Owaisi Responds

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Addressing a press conference in Haridwar, Ramdev said the country's population should not be allowed to go beyond 150 crores.

09 April, 2019

Haridwar Lok Sabha Constituency: BJP's Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank Fighting To Retain Seat

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In the 2009 Lok Sabha polls, Congress’ Harish Rawat defeated BJP’s Swami Yatindranand Giri by over 1.20 lakh votes.


09 February, 2019

70 Die After Drinking Spurious Liquor In Two Adjoining Districts Of UP, Uttarakhand

Outlook Web Bureau

While 24 people died in Balupur and neighbouring villages in Uttarakhand’s Haridwar district, 46 others died in Saharanpur district in UP

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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

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