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File image of Mahant Narendra Giri | ANI

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.
UP CM Yogi Adityanath at the Kumbh Mela

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

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Crowds gather for the shahi snaan during the Kumbh Mela at Haridwar Wednesday | Simrin Sirur | ThePrint

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.
Hindu seers perform the shahi snaan at the Kumbh Mela Wednesday | Simrin Sirur | ThePrint

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.
Pilots have been at the forefront of India’s fight against Covid-19, with duties including ferrying cargo and bringing back stranded Indians abroad. | Photo: Twitter/@HardeepSPuri

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.
Vikram Radhuvanshi, a resident of Kherua Haat village in MP's Vidisha district, and his aunt Maya Bai, at the Kumbh Mela | Photo by special arrangement

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.
Pilgrims take a dip in the Ganga during Kumbh Mela | Image for representation only | ANI

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
A person suffering from Covid is shifted to the isolation facility at the Rajiv Gandhi Cricket stadium in Dehradun | Taran Deol | ThePrint

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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Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.