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Prayagraj attracts tourists as Siberian birds flock to Sangam early this year

Every year thousands of Siberian birds arrive at Sangam and nearby wetlands in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj in November but this time they are back early. These birds increase the beauty of the ghats and tourism and become the centre of tourist attraction
Prayagraj attracts tourists as Siberian birds flock to Sangam early this year(Sheeraz Rizvi/HT photo)
Prayagraj attracts tourists as Siberian birds flock to Sangam early this year(Sheeraz Rizvi/HT photo)
Updated on Oct 04, 2021 12:50 PM IST
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Priyanka Gandhi takes holy dip in Sangam, pays tribute to Jawahar Lal Nehru

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra reached the Sangam - a confluence of the Ganga, Yamuna and mythical Sarswati river - for taking the holy dip on Thursday.
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra takes a holy dip in Sangam on the occasion of 'Mauni Amavasya' during the ongoing 'Magh Mela' in Prayagraj, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (PTI)
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra takes a holy dip in Sangam on the occasion of 'Mauni Amavasya' during the ongoing 'Magh Mela' in Prayagraj, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (PTI)
Updated on Feb 11, 2021 04:50 PM IST
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Seers demand memorial pillars for those who lost lives for Ram temple

The seers plan to get a resolution passed by the Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad in this regard and then send a formal proposal for the memorial pillars to the Centre through the state government.
The seers also want all cases registered against people during the Ram temple movement to be withdrawn. (Photo@ShriRamTeerth)
The seers also want all cases registered against people during the Ram temple movement to be withdrawn. (Photo@ShriRamTeerth)
Updated on Aug 07, 2020 06:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | ByK Sandeep Kumar | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

Locust swarms in Uttar Pradesh’s Sangam city, heading towards Kaushambi

The people resorted to clanging of utensils and tin cans to bursting firecrackers in a bid to chase locust swarms away.
Swarms of locusts in the heart of Prayagraj city on Thursday. (HT photo)
Swarms of locusts in the heart of Prayagraj city on Thursday. (HT photo)
Updated on Jun 11, 2020 01:15 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

Two LeT terrorists killed in encounter in J-K

There was exchange of fire between security forces and the terrorists at Sangam, Bijbehara.
Two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists were on Saturday killed in an encounter(HT Photo)
Two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists were on Saturday killed in an encounter(HT Photo)
Published on Feb 22, 2020 04:56 AM IST
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‘Congress needs re-launch from its old bastion for revival’: former Congress MLA

As per Singh, the present dispensation cleverly clubbed religious fanaticism to national patriotism, which in itself is a dangerous combination for the country.
As per Singh, the present dispensation cleverly clubbed religious fanaticism to national patriotism, which in itself is a dangerous combination for the country.(Ht image)
As per Singh, the present dispensation cleverly clubbed religious fanaticism to national patriotism, which in itself is a dangerous combination for the country.(Ht image)
Updated on Oct 10, 2019 05:21 AM IST
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43 Muslims booked after BJP MLA alleges buffalo meat biryani served to Hindus in UP feast

BJP lawmaker alleged that Hindus were served biryani containing buffalo meat at a local shrine without informing them.
Biryani with Buffalo meat served to Hindu devotees.(HT photo( Representational image))
Biryani with Buffalo meat served to Hindu devotees.(HT photo( Representational image))
Updated on Sep 06, 2019 11:54 AM IST
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Meet Manoj, the man preventing suicides at Prayagraj’s Yamuna Bridge

Credited with saving the life of over 60 people, Manoj, 33, in fact is known as ‘son of Yamuna’ and a savior. “Manoj is a good diver and has saved countless lives.
Manoj Nishad on his boat near New Yamuna Bridge.(Photo: HT)
Manoj Nishad on his boat near New Yamuna Bridge.(Photo: HT)
Updated on Aug 05, 2019 08:18 AM IST
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A record over 24 crore people visited Kumbh-2019, more than total tourists in UP in 2014-17

The Kumbh 2019 visitors included 10.30 lakh foreign tourists. The Maha Kumbh Mela held in 2013 had seen 7.86 crore pilgrims, including 3.50 lakh foreign tourists, arriving here.
Devotees bathing at Sangam during MakarSankranti during the Kumbh mela, 2019.(HT File)
Devotees bathing at Sangam during MakarSankranti during the Kumbh mela, 2019.(HT File)
Published on May 21, 2019 10:16 AM IST
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On UP Board results eve, students seek blessings

In Lucknow, Class 10 student of Karamat Hussain Inter College, Nida Noor said, “As I got to know that the results will be declared on Saturday, my hands turned cold. My parents have vowed to feed a few poor people if I score above 85%.”
Class 12 student of SKD Academy, Amritesh Kumar said, “I am not tensed at all… I am expecting 93% marks.” SKD Academy (Lucknow) called their students to calm down their anxiety level.(HT Photo)
Class 12 student of SKD Academy, Amritesh Kumar said, “I am not tensed at all… I am expecting 93% marks.” SKD Academy (Lucknow) called their students to calm down their anxiety level.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 27, 2019 12:36 PM IST
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NGT alarmed at post-Kumbh mess in Prayragraj, warns of epidemic

The green court pulled up the UP chief secretary for severe lapses in letting the situation in Prayagraj, formerly known as Allahabad, to come to such a pass and instructed the officer to appear before it on Friday.
Solid waste being burnt at Parade Ground near Sangam in Prayagraj.(HT Photo)
Solid waste being burnt at Parade Ground near Sangam in Prayagraj.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 26, 2019 08:59 AM IST
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Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Gandhi cap changes colours, but still a fad

Qadir Bhai, a well-known trader of election campaigning material for many years in Sangam city's Chowk locality said the craze for Gandhi caps being witnessed these days was unprecedented.
Gandhi caps in varied hues on sale in Chowk locality of Prayagraj(Sheeraz Rizvi/HT)
Gandhi caps in varied hues on sale in Chowk locality of Prayagraj(Sheeraz Rizvi/HT)
Updated on Apr 20, 2019 08:43 AM IST
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Lok Sabha Elections 2019: On boat yatra, Priyanka Gandhi jabs PM Modi’s ‘Main bhi Chowkidar’ campaign

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Priyanka left Swaraj Bhawan for Sangam at around 9.30am as enthusiastic Congress workers and supporters carrying placards in her support waved at her on the way.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra offered prayers before embarking on her three-day 140-km ‘Ganga Yatra’ from Prayagraj Varanasi at Mannaiya ghat on a steamer.(HT Photo)
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra offered prayers before embarking on her three-day 140-km ‘Ganga Yatra’ from Prayagraj Varanasi at Mannaiya ghat on a steamer.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 23, 2020 10:50 PM IST
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Kumbh Mela ends, 1.10 crore take dip

Officials said with this, 24.05 crore devotees, the highest number ever in the mela, have bathed during the mega religious gathering that began on January 15 on the occasion of Makar Sankranti.
The 49-day Kumbh Mela concluded on Monday with 1.10 crore pilgrims taking a dip in the Sangam on the sixth and last bathing day of Maha Shivratri.(PTI)
The 49-day Kumbh Mela concluded on Monday with 1.10 crore pilgrims taking a dip in the Sangam on the sixth and last bathing day of Maha Shivratri.(PTI)
Published on Mar 05, 2019 03:12 AM IST
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Kumbh Mela ends with Mahashivratri dip on Monday, 60 lakh expected at Sangam

Sixty lakh pilgrims are expected to bathe in Sangam on Monday - Mahashivratri - the last day of the mega religious fair. ; the number of ritual bathers has crossed 22 crore since start of mega religious fair.
Devotees at Sangam, Prayagraj, during the ongoing Kumbh Mela, Sunday, March 3, 2019. The mega religious fair will end on Monday, March 5, with the last auspicious bathing day on Mahashivratri.(Anil Kumar Maurya / HT)
Devotees at Sangam, Prayagraj, during the ongoing Kumbh Mela, Sunday, March 3, 2019. The mega religious fair will end on Monday, March 5, with the last auspicious bathing day on Mahashivratri.(Anil Kumar Maurya / HT)
Updated on Jun 17, 2020 08:55 PM IST
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‘Holy dips won’t wash away sins’: Mayawati’s dig at PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Modi launched the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme in Gorakhpur on Sunday and took the dip and offered prayers during his visit to the ongoing Kumbh Mela on the same day.
BSP Chief Mayawati.(PTI photo)
BSP Chief Mayawati.(PTI photo)
Updated on Feb 25, 2019 04:40 PM IST
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PM Modi washes feet of sanitation workers at Kumbh in Prayagraj

Modi also felicitated Swachha Grahis, fire department personnel, security personnel for their dedicated services in Kumbh Mela. Modi washed the feet of the sanitation workers.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi washes the feet of the sanitation workers.(Narendra Modi/Twitter)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi washes the feet of the sanitation workers.(Narendra Modi/Twitter)
Updated on Feb 24, 2019 06:36 PM IST
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Amit Shah, Yogi Adityanath take holy dip in Sangam during Kumbh Mela

The Bharatiya Janata Party chief Amit Shah is expected to meet prominent saints and seers later at Kumbh Mela along with Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath, deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya and other leaders.
BJP president Amit Shah on Wednesday took a holy dip in the Sangam in Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj, where the 49-day Kumbh Mela is underway.(Amit Shah/Twitter)
BJP president Amit Shah on Wednesday took a holy dip in the Sangam in Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj, where the 49-day Kumbh Mela is underway.(Amit Shah/Twitter)
Updated on Feb 13, 2019 02:16 PM IST
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Over 3 crore take holy dip during last ‘shahi snan’ on Basant Panchmi at Kumbh

The fourth official bathing, which commenced as per the ‘Muhurat’ beginning 8.54 am on Saturday, witnessed devotees taking the holy dip all through Saturday also. The auspicious time lasted till 9.54 am on Sunday.
Sadhus bathe at the Sangam on 'Basant Panchami' at the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj on February 10, 2019.(AFP)
Sadhus bathe at the Sangam on 'Basant Panchami' at the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj on February 10, 2019.(AFP)
Updated on Feb 11, 2019 10:45 AM IST
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Over a dozen injured in stampede in Kumbh Mela area

The stampede occurred when a large number of devotees started moving towards Sangam even though a heavy crowd was already present near Erawat Dwar.
A view of Sangam at early hours on the auspicious 'Mauni Amavasya' during the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj on Monday.(PTI)
A view of Sangam at early hours on the auspicious 'Mauni Amavasya' during the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj on Monday.(PTI)
Updated on Feb 05, 2019 11:28 AM IST
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7.49 crore people have bathed in Sangam during Kumbh Mela till now: UP government

An average of five to seven lakh devotees took the dip into the cold water of the confluence of the Ganges, the Yamuna, and the mythical Saraswati every day between January 21 and 30, the report said. And on January 31, 25 lakh devotees bathed on the occasion of Ekadashi.
At least 7.49 crore devotees have taken the dip in the holy waters of Sangam in Prayagraj till Sunday since the beginning of the 49-day Kumbh Mela from January 15, the Uttar Pradesh government has said.(PTI Photo)
At least 7.49 crore devotees have taken the dip in the holy waters of Sangam in Prayagraj till Sunday since the beginning of the 49-day Kumbh Mela from January 15, the Uttar Pradesh government has said.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Feb 04, 2019 01:33 PM IST
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Babas and their pet love!

It is not only seers and pilgrims who are taking the holy dip at the Sangam but many pets have also accompanied their masters to Kumbh and are equally active in bathing in the holy water.
A Sadhu displaying his pet white rat perched atop his decorated headgear during the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj.(Sheeraz Rizvi/HT Photo)
A Sadhu displaying his pet white rat perched atop his decorated headgear during the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj.(Sheeraz Rizvi/HT Photo)
Published on Jan 31, 2019 01:49 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | ByFarhan Ahmed Siddiqui, Prayagraj

In a first, Adityanath’s cabinet meeting at Kumbh, a dip at Sangam is next

The meeting in Prayagraj is part of a series of decisions that Adityanath has taken to boost the profile of the Kumbh Mela, one of the world’s largest pilgrimages.
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Adityanath chairing a cabinet meeting in Prayagraj on Tuesday.(HT PHOTO)
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Adityanath chairing a cabinet meeting in Prayagraj on Tuesday.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 29, 2019 01:32 PM IST
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UP cabinet may pass resolution on Ram Temple at Kumbh Mela meeting today

The buzz is that the UP cabinet might pass a proposal on the Ram temple. However, the rumoured resolution on Ram temple isn’t part of the formal agenda of the cabinet, a senior leader confirmed.
People familiar with the issue in the government said Adityanath and his cabinet ministers could also discuss the issue at their cabinet meeting(ANI)
People familiar with the issue in the government said Adityanath and his cabinet ministers could also discuss the issue at their cabinet meeting(ANI)
Updated on Jan 29, 2019 09:12 AM IST
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Yogi Adityanath’s cabinet meet at Kumbh, then a holy dip and a Uri movie show

State government spokesperson and cabinet minister Sidharth Nath Singh said the Hindi film, ‘Uri-The Surgical Strike’, would be screened for the cabinet in a mobile theatre after the ministers attend the meeting and bathe in the Sangam.
A priest performs Ganga Aarti, at the bank of river Ganga, during the ongoing Kumbh Mela-2019, in Allahabad, Monday.(AP)
A priest performs Ganga Aarti, at the bank of river Ganga, during the ongoing Kumbh Mela-2019, in Allahabad, Monday.(AP)
Updated on Jan 28, 2019 08:41 PM IST
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Priyanka Gandhi may begin formal political role in UP with Kumbh holy dip

Priyanka Gandhi, who will take charge as the general secretary for Uttar Pradesh East on February 4, is also expected to hold a press conference jointly with party chief and brother Rahul Gandhi in Lucknow.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra at a road show in Amethi in 2014. The Congress party on Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019 appointed Priyanka Gandhi Vadra as All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary of Uttar Pradesh East. (File Photo)(PTI)
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra at a road show in Amethi in 2014. The Congress party on Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019 appointed Priyanka Gandhi Vadra as All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary of Uttar Pradesh East. (File Photo)(PTI)
Updated on Jan 26, 2019 05:46 PM IST
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Mauritius PM Pravind Jugnauth visits Kumbh, wishes stronger ties with India

Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth visited Kumbh Mela and took a dip in the Ganga on Thursday and wished for stronger ties with India.
Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth and his wife offering prayers at Bade Hanuman Temple and the Akshayvat.(Anil Kumar Maurya/HT)
Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth and his wife offering prayers at Bade Hanuman Temple and the Akshayvat.(Anil Kumar Maurya/HT)
Updated on Jan 24, 2019 09:23 PM IST
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In a first, UP Cabinet meeting to be held at Kumbh on January 29

Health minister and Uttar Pradesh government spokesperson Sidharth Nath Singh said the cabinet meeting was scheduled to be held in the Kumbh Mela area on January 29 on the directives of the chief minister.
The entire UP cabinet-led by chief minister Yogi Adityanath will take a dip in the holy waters of Sangam and hold a meeting at Prayagraj during the ongoing Kumbh mela.(PTI)
The entire UP cabinet-led by chief minister Yogi Adityanath will take a dip in the holy waters of Sangam and hold a meeting at Prayagraj during the ongoing Kumbh mela.(PTI)
Updated on Jan 21, 2019 08:24 AM IST
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Kinnar Akhada makes historic splash in Kumbh Mela

In a first, members of transgender akhada take part in royal bath on the opening day of the mega fair
Kinnar Akhada Mahamandaleshwar Acharya Lakshmi Narayan Tripathi(Reuters)
Kinnar Akhada Mahamandaleshwar Acharya Lakshmi Narayan Tripathi(Reuters)
Updated on Jan 18, 2019 04:41 PM IST
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Regal splendour marks Kumbh’s first shahi snan

Mahamandaleshwars, mandaleshwars and members of Ramta Panch reached Sangam on gold and silver chariots while thousands of Naga sadhus arrived in palanquins and on foot to the accompaniment of music by dozens of musical bands from various states.
Naga Sadhus take a holy dip at Sangam on the auspicious Makar Sankranti day during the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj(Sheeraz Rizvi/HT)
Naga Sadhus take a holy dip at Sangam on the auspicious Makar Sankranti day during the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj(Sheeraz Rizvi/HT)
Published on Jan 16, 2019 11:42 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | BySmriti Malaviya, Prayagraj
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