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Mahakumbh Mela IG Sanjay Gunjiyal briefing Mela police paramilitary officers in Haridwar.(HT Photo)

Akhadas, seers oppose Uttarakhand govt’s fresh Mahakumbh SoP on Covid-19

By HT Correspondent, Haridwar
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 07:43 PM IST
  • The Akhil Bharatiya Akhada Parishad has termed the restrictions as 'stern measures'.
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Hindu devotees gather to take a holy dip in the waters of the river Ganga to mark "Mauni Amavasya" during the ongoing religious Kumbh Mela, or "festival of the pot", amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in Haridwar, India, February 11, 2021. (REUTERS)
Hindu devotees gather to take a holy dip in the waters of the river Ganga to mark "Mauni Amavasya" during the ongoing religious Kumbh Mela, or "festival of the pot", amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in Haridwar, India, February 11, 2021. (REUTERS)

Kumbh preparations in Haridwar underway; registration, Covid-19 report mandatory

ANI, Haridwar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 11:46 AM IST
Officers in charge of the Kumbh Mela said that those who attend the religious congregation should do prior registration at a portal and have a Covid-19 negative report.
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The ongoing multi-agency rescue operation at Tapovan Tunnel in Chamoli district's Joshimath.(PTI Photo)
The ongoing multi-agency rescue operation at Tapovan Tunnel in Chamoli district's Joshimath.(PTI Photo)

Matri Sadan to resume agitation for closure of hydropower projects on Ganga

UPDATED ON FEB 14, 2021 11:21 PM IST
  • From February 23, a seer of the Matri Sadan ashram will go on an agitation demanding scrapping of all hydropower projects.
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Hindu devotees gather to take a holy dip in the waters of river Ganges to mark "Makar Sankranti" festival in Haridwar. (Reuters Photo )
Hindu devotees gather to take a holy dip in the waters of river Ganges to mark "Makar Sankranti" festival in Haridwar. (Reuters Photo )

‘Covid jabs, pilgrim passes’: How Uttarakhand is prepping for Kumbh 

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2021 02:19 PM IST
The Haridwar district administration has demanded that 70,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccines be made available to immunise the personnel posted on Kumbh Mela duty, district magistrate C Ravishankar said.
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Mahakumbh prep is also ushering in development, infrastructural projects, amenities and facilities to Haridwar. (HT Photo)
Mahakumbh prep is also ushering in development, infrastructural projects, amenities and facilities to Haridwar. (HT Photo)

Amid Covid-19, Uttarakhand mulling to notify Mahakumbh dates from April 10-27

By HT Correspondent, Dehradun
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2021 08:04 PM IST
  • If approved, the Mahakumbh Mela would be officially organised for only 18 days against the present proposed period of about two months.
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The 'Maha Kumbh Mela' is celebrated in a cycle of 12 years at four river-bank pilgrimage sites across India.(Reuters)
The 'Maha Kumbh Mela' is celebrated in a cycle of 12 years at four river-bank pilgrimage sites across India.(Reuters)

Government will not take any risk that will turn Haridwar into Wuhan

ANI, Haridwar
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 03:19 PM IST
  • In view of the pandemic, GOI has released a set of SOPs regarding the Kumbh Mela. The authorities concerned have been asked to discourage children below the age of 10, people above the age of 65, pregnant women, and people suffering from chronic diseases from participating in the Mela.
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Hindu devotees take a holy dip in the waters of river Ganges to mark "Makar Sankranti" festival, which falls on the first day of the religious Kumbh Mela, or "festival of the pot", amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease, in the northern town of Haridwar, India,(Reuters)
Hindu devotees take a holy dip in the waters of river Ganges to mark "Makar Sankranti" festival, which falls on the first day of the religious Kumbh Mela, or "festival of the pot", amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease, in the northern town of Haridwar, India,(Reuters)

Negative RT-PCR report must for devotees coming for Kumbh in Haridwar

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 05:26 PM IST
The Uttarakhand government shall ensure that healthcare and other frontline workers engaged during Kumbh Mela medical and public health operations are vaccinated on priority.
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The Maha Kumbh Mela in Haridwar had begun on Makar Sankranti on January 14 will continue till April.(Twitter/@ANI)
The Maha Kumbh Mela in Haridwar had begun on Makar Sankranti on January 14 will continue till April.(Twitter/@ANI)

Mythology-themed graffiti adorn walls of Haridwar

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 04:53 PM IST
This is being done under the campaign called "Paint My City", run by the Haridwar-Roorkee Development Authority.
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The Maha Kumbh in Haridwar is being held after twelve years.(Reuters)
The Maha Kumbh in Haridwar is being held after twelve years.(Reuters)

Haridwar painted in colours of folk tradition, culture during Maha Kumbh Mela

ANI, Haridwar
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 12:06 PM IST
The Maha Kumbh Mela in Haridwar had begun on Makar Sankranti on January 14 will continue till April.
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Representational Image.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Representational Image.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Four dead as train on trial run crushes them in Haridwar; Uttarakhand CM order probe

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha | Hindustan Times, Haridwar
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 11:31 AM IST
Thursday evening’s accident took place when the train was on trial run to test the newly laid Haridwar-Laksar double line track
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The accident took place Thursday evening near Jamalpur railway crossing in the rural segment of Haridwar.(Representational image/Getty Images)
The accident took place Thursday evening near Jamalpur railway crossing in the rural segment of Haridwar.(Representational image/Getty Images)

Train on high-speed trial run crushes four people near Haridwar

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Haridwar
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 12:35 AM IST
The train was on a trial run at 100 kmph to test the newly laid Haridwar-Laksar double line track.
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Beautification work going on for next year’s Mahakumbh in Haridwar.(HT PHOTO.)
Beautification work going on for next year’s Mahakumbh in Haridwar.(HT PHOTO.)

Amid Covid-19, Mahakumbh 2021 to be of shorter format of 48 days

By Sandeep Rawat | Hindustan Times, Haridwar
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 12:26 AM IST
A section of priests, traders, hoteliers, tour operators and vendor associations are unhappy as an abridged Mahakumbh will have a direct impact on their livelihood.
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Police personnel deployed at Har ki Pairi can also be asked to wear shoes and belts made of material other than leather
Police personnel deployed at Har ki Pairi can also be asked to wear shoes and belts made of material other than leather

40 companies of central paramilitary forces to be deployed for Kumbh in Haridwar

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Haridwar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 26, 2020 07:50 PM IST
The Centre has given its approval for the deployment of 40 companies of paramilitary forces, including seven companies each of the SSB and the CISF, six of the ITBP, 10 each of BSF and CRPF, for the Kumbh mela, Inspector General of Police Sanjay Gunjyal said.
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Akhada Parishad president Mahant Narendra Giri and secretary Hari Giri (right) during an inspection of Kumbh facilities for saints at Niranjani Akhada in Haridwar.(HT PHOTO.)
Akhada Parishad president Mahant Narendra Giri and secretary Hari Giri (right) during an inspection of Kumbh facilities for saints at Niranjani Akhada in Haridwar.(HT PHOTO.)

Akhada Parishad to send list of ‘self-styled godmen’ to Uttarakhand CM to bar them from Mahakumbh

By Sandeep Rawat | Hindustan Times, Haridwar
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 12:56 AM IST
Akhil Bharatiya Akhada Parishad, the apex body of the all the Akhadas, has decided to prepare a list of such fake saints and self-styled godmen and send it to Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat so that they don’t get any recognition and facilities during the Kumbh through Kumbh Mela administration.
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Police personnel at the site where two bike-borne young men fired on Jackie in Laksar area of Haridwar district on Monday.(HT PHOTO.)
Police personnel at the site where two bike-borne young men fired on Jackie in Laksar area of Haridwar district on Monday.(HT PHOTO.)

Man shot dead in Uttarakhand’s Haridwar by unidentified assailants

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Haridwar
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 07:38 PM IST
Negi said the deceased called Jackie, a resident of Saharanpur along with his relative Dikshit, 17, were coming from a medical centre after procuring medicine for their relative when they were shot at from a close range by some unidentified people near the temple in Baseda Khadar.
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Image for representation.
Image for representation.

10-year-old girl raped and murdered in Haridwar, body found in almirah

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Haridwar
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 06:37 PM IST
The girl was found missing since 3 pm after she had gone out to play near her house.
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Kumbh Mela force IG Sanjay Gunjiyal inspects security arrangements in Haridwar.(HT photo)
Kumbh Mela force IG Sanjay Gunjiyal inspects security arrangements in Haridwar.(HT photo)

Mahakumbh 2021: 24 police stations to be set up

By Sandeep Rawat | Hindustan Times, Haridwar
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 04:52 PM IST
With just a fortnight left for the fair to start, these police stations will have the responsibility of maintaining policing, law order, traffic, crowd management and patrolling the mela zone
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Pilgrims taking a bath at Har-Ki-Pauri in Haridwar.(HT Photo)
Pilgrims taking a bath at Har-Ki-Pauri in Haridwar.(HT Photo)

Uttarakhand allows festive bath for all on Somvati Amavasya before Mahakumbh

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Haridwar
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 07:53 AM IST
While there is no blanket ban on the arrival of pilgrims from other states for Somvati Amavasya, restrictions and preventive measures will continue to contain Covid-19 pandemic.
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Renovation work at Har-Ki-Pauri ahead of Mahakumbh in Haridwar.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Renovation work at Har-Ki-Pauri ahead of Mahakumbh in Haridwar.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Haridwar teachers to be Uttarakhand govt’s Corona warriors for Mahakumbh 2021

By Sandeep Rawat | Hindustan Times, Haridwar
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 06:23 PM IST
Over 30 government school teachers from the district have already been trained under the guidance of Haridwar chief medical officer, informed officials.
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Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat with Mela officer Deepak Rawat, inspecting Kumbh works at a bridge site on Thursday in Haridwar.(HT Photo)
Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat with Mela officer Deepak Rawat, inspecting Kumbh works at a bridge site on Thursday in Haridwar.(HT Photo)

Uttarakhand CM sets deadline for Mahakumbh preparations amid credit war over Ganga status

By Sandeep Rawat | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 08:01 AM IST
Uttarakhand CM Trivendra SIngh Rawat’s inspection comes in the backdrop of Akhada Parishad representatives and many prominent saints expressing concern recently over the slow pace of Mahakumbh infrastructure works.
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Representational Image.(File photo)
Representational Image.(File photo)

Earthquake hits Haridwar after 40 years, seismic activity being studied

By Suparna Roy | Hindustan Times, Haridwar/Dehradun
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 05:36 PM IST
Officials said no loss of life or any other damage to property was reported
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A low-intensity earthquake of magnitude 3.9 on the Richter Scale hit Haridwar in Uttarakhand at 9:41 am.(PTI/ Representational photo)
A low-intensity earthquake of magnitude 3.9 on the Richter Scale hit Haridwar in Uttarakhand at 9:41 am.(PTI/ Representational photo)

Low-intensity earthquake hits Haridwar in Uttarakhand

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 12:03 PM IST
A low-intensity earthquake of magnitude 3.9 on the Richter Scale hit Haridwar in Uttarakhand at 9:41 am.
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Pilgrims performing rituals at Har-Ki-Pauri in Haridwar.(HT PHOTO)
Pilgrims performing rituals at Har-Ki-Pauri in Haridwar.(HT PHOTO)

Covid-19 stops outsiders, only locals allowed for Kartik Poornima bath in Haridwar

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Haridwar
PUBLISHED ON NOV 30, 2020 05:57 PM IST
The local administration allowed locals to take ritual baths after the Akhil Bharatiya Akhada Parishad and Ganga Sahha condemned the state government’s move to impose a blanket ban on Kartik Poornima rituals devotees.
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BJP national president JP Nadda will begin his Uttarakhand tour from December 4.(PTI PHOTO.)
BJP national president JP Nadda will begin his Uttarakhand tour from December 4.(PTI PHOTO.)

BJP chief JP Nadda to meet Haridwar saints, CM Rawat on Uttarakhand visit

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 09:45 AM IST
Nadda will begin his visit by meeting the seers and saints in Haridwar and seeking their blessings on December 4. Following that, his party events will continue from December 5-7.
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Mahakumbh prep is also ushering in development, infrastructural projects, amenities and facilities both on a permanent and temporary basis.(HT Photo)
Mahakumbh prep is also ushering in development, infrastructural projects, amenities and facilities both on a permanent and temporary basis.(HT Photo)

Mahakumbh 2021 prep is changing face of Haridwar, here’s how

By Sandeep Rawat | Hindustan Times, Haridwar
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 08:09 PM IST
In a first, this Mahakumbh will witness temples, ashrams, dharamshalas, hotels in Haridwar coloured in saffron and yellow colors.
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File photo: Haridwar, Uttarakhand.(HT File Photo)
File photo: Haridwar, Uttarakhand.(HT File Photo)

Uttarakhand HC directs state govt to file affidavit on Covid-19 preparedness for Mahakumbh 2021

By Neeraj Santoshi | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 09:32 PM IST
Officially, Mahakumbh will begin from January 1, 2021 and conclude on April 28.
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Sadhvi Trikal Bhavanta who claims to be head of Akhada Pari.(HT Photo)
Sadhvi Trikal Bhavanta who claims to be head of Akhada Pari.(HT Photo)

Akhada Parishad opposes recognition to all-female ‘Akhada Pari’ during Mahakumbh 2021

By Sandeep Rawat | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, Haridwar
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 04:01 PM IST
Sadhvi Trikal Bhavanta of Akhada Pari has demanded from Kumbh mela administration facilities at par with those offered to all the thirteen major Akhadas.
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Uttarakhand’s climate change activist Ridhima Pandey has said she didn’t expect she would feature in such a prestigious list.(HT PHOTO.)
Uttarakhand’s climate change activist Ridhima Pandey has said she didn’t expect she would feature in such a prestigious list.(HT PHOTO.)

Uttarakhand’s climate change activist Ridhima Pandey in BBC’s list of 100 most influential women globally

By Neeraj Santoshi | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 07:24 PM IST
The list, according to the BBC website, highlights those who are leading change and making a difference during these turbulent times.
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A grand bridge built ahead of Mahakumbh 2021 in Haridwar.(HT Photo)
A grand bridge built ahead of Mahakumbh 2021 in Haridwar.(HT Photo)

Mahakumbh 2021 expected to peak with 1st Shahi Snan on March 11

By Sandeep Rawat | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Haridwar
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 05:21 PM IST
Officially, Mahakumbh will begin from January 1, 2021, as has been the precedent, with the whole Haridwar district coming under Kumbhmela administration purview.
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The sage and seer community has been demanding the restoration of Ganga’s status at Haridwar for a long time..(HT Photo)
The sage and seer community has been demanding the restoration of Ganga’s status at Haridwar for a long time..(HT Photo)

Ganga’s status in Haridwar to be restored finally as CM vows to scrap Congress order

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Haridwar
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 12:00 AM IST
Congress government had declared the stretch of Ganga at Haridwar to be a channel of the main river to negate the impact of an NGT order.
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