Sunday, 2 October, 2022
TopicKumbh Mela

Topic: Kumbh Mela

India’s soul has been seared. Wounded spirits more damaging than the countless Covid deaths

It’s good that the Char Dham Yatra has been suspended. Vaishno Devi pilgrimage must also be called off. The gods will understand.

No entry for pilgrims & tourists, temples shut — how Ayodhya averted a Kumbh amid Covid surge

Ayodhya district administration's prompt and even some 'not so popular' decisions, like shutting down all temples, helped authorities manage the situation.

2020 marked the beginning of a new decade of fear, uncertainty and fight for survival

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Devotees take holy dip in Ganga on occasion of Chitra Purnima of Kumbh Mela

People were seen flouting Covid-19 regulations as they were not wearing face masks and were also not maintaining social distance.

Modi govt flags over 50 tweets critical of it citing ‘disinformation’, Twitter blocks all

Tweets 'withheld in India' include a few by Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera, MP Revanth Reddy, Bengal minister Moloy Ghatak. Khera said he will take 'legal recourse'.

‘Holy dip will wash away all infections’: Kumbh returnees are driving Rajasthan Covid graph up

From 1,081 new cases on 21 March, the number of new Covid cases in Rajasthan went up to 14,468 on 22 April. As on 23 April, the state had 1,07,517 active Covid cases.

No Covid tests for Kumbh returnees, no beds or data — how 2nd wave has hit Indore, Bhopal

Bhopal and Indore are Madhya Pradesh’s two worst-hit districts, making up over 37 per cent of its caseload of Covid infections.

India needs responsible leadership to wade through Covid crisis

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After attending Kumbh Mela, Nepal’s former King Gyanendra, Queen Komal test positive for Covid

The 73-year-old former King and 70-year-old former Queen recently returned from India where they had taken a holy dip at Haridwar's Har Ki Pauri during the Maha Kumbh.

‘Highly infectious’ double mutant strain was circulating in Uttarakhand even before Kumbh began

The National Centre for Disease Control has detected a total of six cases of various strains in Uttarakhand. Three of them belong to the double mutant strain.

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

Naval Group & IIT Goa signing agreement to extend partnership on 28 September | Twitter @navalgroup

France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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