Tag: Kumbh Mela

Firm in dock for fake Kumbh tests has tin shed ‘office’, gave wrong addresses

A private agency, which was awarded the contract for Covid testing in key areas of the Kumbh mela in Haridwar and is now under scanner...

1 lakh Covid-19 tests during Kumbh festival fake: Report

(This story originally appeared in on Jun 15, 2021) Just days after a preliminary probe by the Uttarakhand health department suggested that many of the...

Let the Covid virus live, in the true spirit of Kumbh-style Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam

Trivendra Singh Rawat, former chief minister – or should that be chief metaphysician? — of Uttarakhand could well have been on the side of the...

Prevailing Covid conditions prove Modi has failed as PM: IMA national vice president | India News

JALANDHAR: In a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for prevailing condition in the country during second wave of Covid-19, Indian Medical Association (IMA)...

How pseudoscience is coming in the way of India tackling the pandemic

I write this column after having kept the Navratri fast for seven days, something I have been doing twice a year since the last thirty...

The second surge of Covid-19 is marked by a brooding sense of despair, frustration and fatigue

Ankit Vengurlekar jokes that his friends find him “annoyingly optimistic”. You know his friends may have a point when he mentions that he used last...

India’s surging case count will make the pandemic more deadly in 2021

Covid-19 is going to kill more people in 2021 than it did last year. If you want to see why, look at what’s happening in...

No crowds now: With akhadas pulling out, Kumbh virtually over

Crowds at the ghats of Ganga in Haridwar have thinned down drastically after the key ‘akhadas‘ of seers began pulling out of the Maha Kumbh,...

Covid-19: Plea in SC against invitation advertisement to ‘Kumbh Mela’ | India News

NEW DELHI: A Noida-based lawyer has filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking immediate strict directions to the Central government and Uttarakhand government to...

Covid:’Kumbh Mela should now only be symbolic,’ PM appeals Swami Avdheshanand | India News

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday appealed top seer at the Kumbh Mela to keep the ongoing pilgrimage “symbolic” in nature after a...