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Fire at Kumbh destroys tents, none injured

Fire at Kumbh destroys tents, none injured

Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh), A fire broke out in the Kumbh premises here on Monday, destroying a large part of the tented area, officials said. But no loss of life was reported. The fire erupted in Sector 13 of the sprawling Kumbh complex due to an explosion in a cooking gas[Read More…]

Beyond Sexuality: For the first time in history, Kinnar Akhada to participate at Kumbh Mela 2019

In a first-of-its-kind initiative, Kinnar Akhada (whose members belong to the transgender community) will participate in the upcoming Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj. Terming it as ‘Akhada beyond sexuality’, the head priest of Kinnar Akhada on Friday said that it a step forward towards acceptance in the society. “For us, this participation is about mainstream society[Read More…]

Centre approves renaming of Allahabad as Prayagraj

Centre approves renaming of Allahabad as Prayagraj

New Delhi: Days ahead of the “Kumbh Mela”, the Union Home Ministry has approved the Uttar Pradesh government’s proposal to rename Allahabad as Prayagraj. A no-objection certificate (NOC) from the Home Ministry will now ensure that names of other institutes in the district, including railway station, high court and university,[Read More…]

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