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33 IPS officers shifted in UP, power chief also booted out


July 31st, 2012 - 1:16 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 30 (IANS) Bruised by attacks of opposition parties on the law and order situation in the state, Uttar Pradesh's Akhilesh Yadav government late Monday transferred 33 senior IPS ... Read more...

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Plan panel approves Rs.57,800 crore for Uttar Pradesh


July 18th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Planning Commission Wednesday approved a Rs.57,800 crore outlay for Uttar Pradesh for the 2012-13 fiscal.The annual plan package is of Rs.57,000 crore, while Rs.800 ... Read more...

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Massive security for 2013 Allahabad Kumbh Mela


June 19th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 19 (IANS) A massive security arrangement will be in place when the 2013 Maha Kumbh is held at Allahabad.Additional Director General of Police Jag Mohan Yadav said the ... Read more...

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UP gears up for Kumbh Mela 2013


May 14th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 14 (IANS) Gearing up for the Kumbh Mela being held in Allahabad next year, the Uttar Pradesh government has said that preparations will be reviewed every fortnight.At a ... Read more...

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With Rs.669 crore, UP speeds up Kumbh Mela work


April 27th, 2012 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 27 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has taken up Kumbh Mela 2013 on a priority basis and asked various agencies to speed up work on a war footing, ... Read more...

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Akhilesh meets PM, seeks funds for central aided projects (Lead)


April 14th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Saturday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here and discussed a range of issues, including funding for development projects, ... Read more...

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Akhilesh meets PM, seeks funds for central aided projects


April 14th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Saturday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here and discussed a range of issues with him, including funding for ... Read more...

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Tens of thousands throng the Ganges (Lead)


January 14th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sagar Island (West Bengal), Jan 14 (IANS) Tens of thousands Saturday packed the Sagar Island in West Bengal to take a dip in the Ganges on the occasion of ... Read more...

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Over two lakh devotees assemble for Gangasagar fair


January 14th, 2012 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sagar Island (West Bengal), Jan 14 (IANS) Tens of thousands of devotees have assembled at the Sagar Island in West Bengal to take a dip in the Ganga where ... Read more...

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Big events attract huge crowds: Auto Expo organisers


January 7th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) Organisers of the 11th Auto Expo Saturday tried to ward off criticism of poor crowd management at the event saying that big events ... Read more...

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Stampedes at religious places in over a decade


November 8th, 2011 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) Following are some of the stampedes at religious places in India claiming many lives in over a decade:Nov 8, 2011 - At least 16 people ... Read more...

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Haridwar prepares for a Kumbh - with Anna in attendance


October 30th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Haridwar (Uttarakhand), Oct 30 (IANS) Around five million people are set to gather here Nov 6-10 to propagate the sacred "Gayatri Mantra" in an event that organizers say will ... Read more...

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Pilgrims’ progress begins to Rajasthan’s Kumbh Mela


April 11th, 2011 - 10:45 am ICT by IANS
Fatehpur Sikri (Uttar Pradesh), April 11 (IANS) From atop the ridge of this complex, once Mughal emperor Akbar's capital, one can see a sea of humanity. People waving red flags, ... Read more...

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Hollywood star Radha Mitchell’s next project will explore India’s spirituality


May 22nd, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), May 22 (ANI): Hollywood actress Radha Mitchell (Silent Hill), who experiences a feeling of home in India, participated in recent Kumbh Mela, according to reports.Mitchell's next film project will reportedly ... Read more...

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300 foreigners illegally entered Rajaji National Park during Kumbh


May 5th, 2010 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Around 300 foreigners inadvertently entered the Rajaji National Park in Uttarakhand during the Kumbh Mela and tried to set up temporary camps, the Lok Sabha was informed ... Read more...

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Haridwar overflows with pilgrims on last day of Maha Kumbh


April 28th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Haridwar (Uttarakhand), April 28 (IANS) A sea of pilgrims converged here Wednesday to take a holy dip in the revered Ganga on the occasion of Vaisakh Aadhimaas that marks the end of ... Read more...

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Devotees throng a religious festival in Jodhpur


April 26th, 2010 - 8:29 pm ICT by ANI
Jodhpur, Apr 26 (ANI): Thousands of devotees, locals as well as tourists, are performing the pilgrimage of 'Yogi Shale' in Rajasthan's Jodhpur.Dozens of elephants are also part of the festivities.The fair ... Read more...

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`Politics will puncture Yoga Guru Ramdev,’ says holy man


April 19th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Haridwar, Apr.19 (ANI): A holy man here has expressed deep skepticism about Yoga Guru Swami Ramdev's proposed plan to launch a political party to cleanse the system."Ramdev is a successful yogi, but ... Read more...

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Kailasa brings the house down at Kumbh Mela


April 17th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
April 17, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Kailasa, the Mumbai-based band is going places, literally. It is more famous for its lead singer Kailash Kher, who has carved a niche for himself as ... Read more...

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Muslim varsity alumni give healing touch at Kumbh


April 16th, 2010 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Prashant Sood Haridwar (Uttarakhand), April 16 (IANS) As a sea of mostly Hindu pilgrims descended here for the Kumbh Mela, Azim Mir Khan was among the many doctors who attended to ... Read more...

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Seven Kumbh pilgrims mowed down by car (Lead)


April 14th, 2010 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Haridwar (Uttarakhand), April 14 (IANS) At least seven Kumbh pilgrims, including a six-year-old girl, were killed after they were run over by a car here Wednesday, police said. "The accident took place after ... Read more...

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Car mows down two Kumbh pilgrims


April 14th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Haridwar (Uttarakhand), April 14 (IANS) At least two Kumbh pilgrims were killed and five others injured when a speeding car ran over them here Wednesday, police said, denying media reports that the ... Read more...

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Four dead in Haridwar stampede


April 14th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Haridwar (Uttarakhand), Apr 14 (ANI): Four people are reported to have died after a stampede broke out during a procession at the Maha Kumbh's Juna Akhada here on Wednesday morning.It has been ... Read more...

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AMU alumni set up health camp for Kumbh mela pilgrims


April 9th, 2010 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Alumni of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) will set up a health camp April 12-14 for the pilgrims attending the Kumbh Mela in Haridwar, a statement by ... Read more...

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Preity Zinta ‘washes off sins’ in Ganga


April 8th, 2010 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Bollywood actress Preity Zinta had the most "adventurous day" Thursday, as she went to Haridwar to take a dip as part of the ongoing Maha Kumbh Mela, ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh legislators take dip at Kumbh mela


March 28th, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, March 28 (IANS) As many as 60 Chhattisgarh legislators, including Chief Minister Raman Singh, and their spouses took the holy dip in the Ganga Sunday in Haridwar, where they flew ... Read more...

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Seers protest against hydropower projects in Haridwar


March 23rd, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Haridwar, Mar 23 (ANI): Hindu seers and sadhus under the banner of All India Akhara Parishad, an apex body of monks, staged protest against all the hydropower projects on River Bhagirathi in ... Read more...

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Menu at Indo-Pak pow-wow


February 25th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.25 (ANI): So, what is in a menu you might ask. Oh a world and more. Especially, if it is to do with a high profile lunch hosted by the ... Read more...

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Nepal president in Delhi on four-day visit (Lead)


February 15th, 2010 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) On his first ever foreign visit, Nepal President Ram Baran Yadav reached Delhi on a four-day state visit during which he will sign several agreements as ... Read more...

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Nepal president arrives in Delhi for four-day visit


February 15th, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Nepal President Ram Baran Yadav arrived here Monday for a four-day state visit during which he will sign several agreements as well as visit Haridwar for ... Read more...

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Security tightened at Kumbh Mela after Pune blast


February 15th, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Haridwar, Feb 15 (ANI): Security has been tightened at Kumbh Mela following the deadly bomb blast in Pune.Kailash Keswani, District President of the Business Forum of Haridwar, said the heightened safety ... Read more...

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55 lakh people visited Maha Kumbh mela on Mahashivratri


February 12th, 2010 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Haridwar, Feb 12 (IANS) Nearly 55 lakh pilgrims, including saints of various sects, and tourists participated in the ongoing Maha Kumbh Mela Friday on the occasion of Mahashivratri, mela authorities said. Anand Vardhan, ... Read more...

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Ganga ghats resound with ecstasy on first Shahi Snan (Second Lead)


February 12th, 2010 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
By Asit Srivastava Haridwar, Feb 12 (IANS) With ecstatic shouts of 'Har Har Gange' and 'Jai Ganga Maiya', thousands of bare-bodied Naga sadhus and saints bathed in the revered Ganga river to perform ... Read more...

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Somersaults, dance and music during Mahashivratri bath (Lead)


February 12th, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Asit Srivastava Haridwar, Feb 12 (IANS) Brandishing glittering swords and flashing silver maces, thousands of bare-bodied Naga Sadhus and saints danced to the beat of drums, turned somersaults and chanted fervently as ... Read more...

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Maha Kumbh Mela, Maoist attack wean away Pashupatinath pilgrims


February 12th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 12 (IANS) Though tens of thousands of devotees lined up at the gates of the revered Pashupatinath temple of Nepal Friday to offer worship on the occasion of ... Read more...

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