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TopicKumbh Mela

Topic: Kumbh Mela

What is Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad, body under spotlight after Narendra Giri’s ‘suicide’

Mahant Narendra Giri was elected president of ABAP, apex body of the 13 main Hindu akharas, in 2014, and re-elected in October 2019. He was found dead Monday.

AAP alleges corruption in organisation of 2019 Kumbh, cites CAG report

According to the CAG report, there were 'huge irregularities' in the expenditure of Rs 2,700-crore allocated for organising the Kumbh, AAP MP Sanjay Singh said.

Cairn moving to seize Indian assets embarrassing. Modi govt had time to end retrospective tax

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68% in Uttarakhand think it was ‘irresponsible’ to organise Kumbh this year, survey shows

Of those who said the Kumbh should have been cancelled, 15 per cent held the Modi government responsible, while nearly 40 per cent blamed the state.

Ex-Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Rawat demands judicial enquiry into Kumbh Mela Covid testing scam

Current Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Rawat remarked Thursday that the Covid testing scam was from before he took charge as CM. He also said a probe was underway.

Haridwar administration orders probe into allegations of fake Covid reports issued during Kumbh

Investigations had revealed that many private labs issued fake Covid test reports in the name of random people on the basis of their identity cards and phone numbers.

Vaccinated late, ‘left to fend for ourselves’, airlines staff say as Covid kills 14 pilots

National carrier Air India lost five pilots, Vistara two. IndiGo was the worst hit with seven deaths. Airline employees blame management for delayed vaccination.

Shouldn’t have gone to Kumbh, ‘Covid-guilty’ mela returnees now say in MP’s Vidisha

From MP, it was Vidisha district that sent highest number of devotees to Kumbh. Many tested positive for Covid on return. Cases surged in MP after people returned from Kumbh.

A Bengaluru woman returned from Kumbh, tested positive for Covid & ‘infected 33 people’

The 67-year-old is suspected of having passed on the virus to others in her family, including her psychiatrist daughter-in-law, who likely unknowingly infected patients and colleagues

100 to 2,000+, Dehradun’s daily Covid cases see huge rise as Kumbh ends, but officials deny link

Dehradun, which borders Haridwar, is by far Uttarakhand's worst-hit district. Its cumulative total of Covid cases was 93,849 on 12 May, or 35% of the state’s 2,64,683. 

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What are UST & Luna and why the fall of 2 ‘stablecoins’ led to a crypto crash in India

Along with crash in value of UST and Luna coins, Indian market for crypto assets also reeling under strict control imposed by government, with the imposition of TDS on all crypto transactions.

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NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.
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