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Kumbh Mela

Omicron Scare | Will Gangasagar Mela In Bengal Be A 'Kumbh' Deja Vu?

Jan 05, 2022 Shreya Basak

During the second wave, Kumbh Mela was called a 'super-spreader event'. Cut to 2022, will Gangasagar Mela be a mistake the country has been trying to evade?

Centre should declare Gangasagar Mela a natl fair: Mamata

Dec 29, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The Gangasagar Mela is equally important as the Allahabad 'Kumbh Mela' but it is yet to get the national status, she said.


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

Private Firm Under Scanner For Fake Covid Tests During Kumbh

Jun 17, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The probe found several irregularities in the test report


Kumbh Mela 2021 | Returnees In These States Will Have To Stay In Quarantine; Check Full List

The ongoing Kumbh Mela has been at the centre of controversy amid fears that it could be a super spreader event as the second wave of the coronavirus surges uncontrollably.

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18 April, 2021

Mandatory Covid-19 Tests, 14-Day Quarantine For Kumbh Mela Returnees In Odisha

Outlook Web Bureau

ASHA and Anganwadi Workers will regularly visit the symptomatic returnees at home or in medical camps to monitor their health conditions, the order said.


17 April, 2021

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

Outlook Web Bureau

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

Outlook Web Bureau

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

Outlook Web Bureau

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

Outlook Web Bureau

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.


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12 April, 2021

Thousands, Many Maskless, Gather For Kumbh Mela Amid India Covid Battle

Outlook Web Bureau

Thousands of saffron-clad seers and ash-smeared Nagas flouted Covid-19 norms and converged at Har Ki Pairi for a holy dip in the Ganga during the second royal bath of the Kumbh Mela.


21 March, 2021

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

Outlook Web Bureau

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

Outlook Web Bureau

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.


25 November, 2020

Even As Covid-19 Threat Looms, 2021 Kumbh Mela In Haridwar Will Be Held

Outlook Web Bureau

The Kumbh takes place in a cycle of approximately 12 years, at four river-bank pilgrimage sites


24 February, 2019

PM Modi Washes Feet Of Sanitation Workers At Kumbh

Outlook Web Bureau

"It's nothing less than a dream. Will share this proud moment with everyone. Modi deserves another chance as the country's head," said one of the sanitation workers whose feet was washed by Modi


21 February, 2019

IIT Madras Develops System To Prevent Stampedes During Kumbh, Hajj

Outlook Web Bureau

Using a computer simulation, researchers can intelligently plan where to place police personnel to quickly quell disturbances in a crowd that could otherwise lead to panic and chaos.


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10 February, 2019

Weighing 30 Kilos, 'World's Largest Seed' From Over 120-Year-Old Tree Is Centre Of Attraction At Kumbh

Outlook Web Bureau

Dr Shiv Kumar of the BSI told PTI-Bhasha that the seed belonged to a tree planted at the Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden near Kolkata in 1894. The tree had flowered after 112 years, Kumar said.


Photo Gallery

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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