Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
TopicKumbh Mela

Topic: Kumbh Mela

22 people on a train back from Kumbh found Covid positive at railway station in Ahmedabad

These 22 people, including seers, were among around 200 passengers of the Haridwar-Ahmedabad Yoga Express, the only train running between the two cities.

Viral post on UP journalist ‘killed for Kumbh criticism’ is fake, images are from Delhi murder

The journalist, Pragya Mishra, tweeted a clarification Sunday, saying the reports of her death are just rumours. She said she is currently at home because of Covid protocol.

Returning from Kumbh Mela? Delhi govt makes 14-day home quarantine mandatory

Those visiting the Kumbh Mela in Haridwar between 18 and 30 April will have to fill in their details on a government website before leaving Delhi.

How not to ‘Kumbh’ amid Covid spike — this Gujarat town shows the way during Navratri

The town of Unjha is on a mission to break the Covid transmission chain. To that end, it has voluntarily closed an important temple & its spice market, the biggest in Asia.

Kumbh Mela to be suspended? Akharas in talks as Covid tally rises, top seer dies, BJP ‘nudges’

Niranjani Akhara, an influential sect of Hindu saints part of Kumbh mela, has decided to conclude their activities, could see other sects follow suit, but consensus unlikely.

‘Covid won’t affect sadhus’: At Kumbh, many shun masks & distancing, say faith will save them

Between 10 and 14 April, 1,701 attendees of the Haridwar Kumbh Mela, which started 1 April and ends 30 April, tested positive for Covid-19.

Over 1,700 test positive for Covid in Haridwar Kumbh Mela over 5-day period

The numbers, which are expected to cross 2,000, include both RT-PCR and Rapid Antigen Test reports from 10 to 14 April.

‘Corona jihad’ to ‘holy dip’ – India’s TV channels shocked at Kumbh but it’s no ‘human bomb’

News channels’ coverage of Haridwar continued to dip in and out of Kumbh Mela. But no channel called this a ‘human bomb’ or ‘corona warfare'.

Comparing Kumbh with Markaz is likening ‘Gangajal to dirty drain water’, says VHP

The VHP backing for the event comes a day after Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat made it clear that the Kumbh Mela will continue. 

Poll rallies to Kumbh Mela — Modi-Shah’s conscience must take a look at latest Covid surge

There is a reason Modi forgets his Mann ki Baat on Covid safety at rallies and Kumbh Mela — it’s poll over people.

On Camera

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File photo of PM Narendra Modi with his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa in New Delhi | Bloomberg

Sri Lanka in ‘debt trap’, India’s response shows pushback against China has begun

While China waits for a Hambantota Port-like 'takeover' of Colombo port city, India has responded with great alacrity to Sri Lanka’s financial needs.

Max Healthcare to invest Rs 3,400 crore to double India capacity over next 4 years

The investment will help boost capacity at existing hospitals as well as augment the firm’s land holdings. The plans come in the backdrop of repeated virus outbreaks in India.

Defence

HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
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.
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