Thursday, 26 May, 2022
TopicKumbh Mela

Topic: Kumbh Mela

Thousands take holy dip in Ganga during Kumbh Mela amid rising Covid cases

Marching barefoot to their destination without masks or observing social distancing, the seers took a holy dip as they were showered with flower petals on behalf of Uttarakhand govt.

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British govt to Modi govt — How Kumbh Mela has been organised through epidemics

This year’s Kumbh Mela takes place amid fears that a massive gathering like this could turn out to be a Covid-19 super-spreader event.

Increase Covid testing, ensure adequate care facilities for Kumbh, Centre tells Uttarakhand

In a letter to Uttarakhand Chief Secretary, Union Health Secretary observed that 12 states have shown surge in cases & pilgrims visiting Haridwar could be from these states.

High-level central team to review medical care arrangements at Kumbh Mela in Haridwar

The team will focus on the implementation of preventive measures for Covid, issued by the health ministry for Kumbh Mela that is starting on 1 April.

15 min for holy bath, Covid hospital in Haridwar — How Kumbh Mela will be held next year

Kumbh Mela is set to take place between 11 March and 27 April amid the Covid pandemic. Devotees will have to make online bookings to go to the ghats for holy baths.

Haridwar Kumbh Mela to be held with limited people, devotees to get entry passes

Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat said the saints and seers also agreed to the idea of reducing the scale of the event due to Covid pandemic.

India shouldn’t struggle with Covid-19 lockdown. It organises Kumbh Mela much better

Days into PM Modi’s national lockdown to fight coronavirus, there was chaos in India. Doctors didn’t have gears, people panicked and essential supplies were being stopped.

Akharas’ spirituality was intact, until sadhus began promoting Hindutva politics

The influence of Hindutva, which was consolidated in 1960s, gained unusual pace during 1980s and threw the old monastic orders of Hinduism out of gear.

Yogi govt shut down Kanpur tanneries for Kumbh. Three months later, shutters still down

Kanpur's famed leather industry, valued at Rs 9,000 crore, has found itself under siege since the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad this January.

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US President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on 16 August 2021. Biden defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan | Samuel Corum | Bloomberg

US blames failure to shut Pakistan border for Afghan defeat. India, please take note

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Modi govt to allow duty-free import of soybean, sunflower oil, cool surging prices

The government will permit purchases of 2 million tons each of the two vegetable oils per annum this fiscal year and the next, according to a notification by the finance ministry.


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What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.