Friday, 21 January, 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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Army chief General M.M. Naravane

Gen Naravane’s legacy can only be understood over time. But it’s altered LAC dynamics forever

Gen Naravane is both a dove and a hawk, depending on the issue. This was because, at the end of the day, he was, and is, a “quintessential Army man”.
Representational image of a jewellery store | ANI

India Jewellery Park to be set up in Mumbai, aims to attract Rs 20,000 crore investment

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council and Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation have signed a draft agreement granting possession of a plot for setting up the park.


Foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla meets German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach on 20 January. | Twitter | @MEAIndia

New chapter in ties as Indian foreign secy meets Germany navy chief, warship ‘Bayern’ visits

With Germany identifying India as one of the key partners in its Indo-Pacific policy, a German frigate entered Indian waters for a port call in Mumbai, in a major signal to China.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.