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Ganga in Haridwar, where the Mahakumbh is to be held shortly.(HT Photo)

Court asks Uttarakhand government to submit details of Mahakumbh preparations

By Neeraj Santoshi | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 08:20 AM IST
  • One million visitors are expected to attend the Mahakumbh on routine days while about five million are expected for Shahi Snaans (royal baths)
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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)

'Negative RT-PCR report, registration mandatory': Centre's SOP on Mahakumbh

By HT Correspondent, Haridwar/dehradun
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 11:14 PM IST
  • The SOP was issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on January 22 but was made public on Sunday.
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Image for representation. (REUTERS)
Image for representation. (REUTERS)

Uttarakhand to get first consignment of Covid-19 vaccines on Wednesday

By HT Correspondent, Dehradun
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2021 07:16 PM IST
  • Uttarakhand government has requested the Centre for extra vaccines for Mahakumbh fair.
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Elaborate arrangements are being put in place for Makar Sankranti bath which normally in previous Kumbh fairs used to be the first festive dip of the Kumbh.(File photo)
Elaborate arrangements are being put in place for Makar Sankranti bath which normally in previous Kumbh fairs used to be the first festive dip of the Kumbh.(File photo)

Mahakumbh: RT PCR report mandatory for incoming pilgrims for Makar Sankranti dip

By HT Correspondent, Haridwar
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2021 06:46 PM IST
  • Thermal screening has also been made compulsory for hotels, dharamshalas, ashrams, guest houses and lodges before they check in pilgrims and tourists.
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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: Uttarakhand HC tells state govt to share SOP on crowd management

By Neeraj Santoshi, Dehradun
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2021 06:04 PM IST
  • Before the epidemic, over 12 crore pilgrims were expected to participate in the four-month-long Mahakumbh.
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Akhil Bharatiya Akhada Parishad president Mahant Narendra Giri (left) holding discussion regarding Kumbh fair with saints in Haridwar:(HT Photo)
Akhil Bharatiya Akhada Parishad president Mahant Narendra Giri (left) holding discussion regarding Kumbh fair with saints in Haridwar:(HT Photo)

3 Akhadas to herald Mahakumbh 2021 on January 25

By HT Correspondent, Haridwar
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2021 06:27 PM IST
  • According to Akhil Bharatiya Akhada Parishad general secretary Mahant Hari Giri Maharaj, the first bhoomi pujan will be performed at Juna Akhada on January 16.
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File photo: Mahakumbh 2021 prep is changing face of Haridwar.(HT Photo)
File photo: Mahakumbh 2021 prep is changing face of Haridwar.(HT Photo)

NSG commandos to counter terror threat during Mahakumbh 2021

By HT Correspondent, Haridwar
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2021 07:31 PM IST
  • Kumbh Mela Force had sought elite National Security Guards for Kumbh fair keeping in mind the sensitivity of the mega fair and terror threat.
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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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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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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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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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Renovation being done at Har-Ki-Pauri ahead of Mahakumbh in Haridwar. However, holding the mela amid pandemic is a tough challenge.(HT Photo)
Renovation being done at Har-Ki-Pauri ahead of Mahakumbh in Haridwar. However, holding the mela amid pandemic is a tough challenge.(HT Photo)

Uttarakhand to allow pilgrims for Mahakumbh after negative Covid-19 test

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 04:55 PM IST
An expert questioned if the government’s plan to conduct rapid antigen tests at Kumbh mela entry points was either practical or possible.
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