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Five Diagnostics Centres Named In COVID-19 Testing Scam

The houses and offices of top executives of five diagnostics firms were raided by the Enforcement Directorate on August 6 after the Uttarakhand Police filed a case over money laundering. During Kumbh Mela, the Uttarakhand government had given contracts to these firms for rapid antigen and RT-PCR testing. However, along with less than the required number of testing, the labs recorded fake entries and bogus bills.

Sat, 07 Aug 2021 - 11:38 AM / by Aditi Chavan

Tags: Kumbha Mela, Uttarakhand, RT-PCR test, Diagnostics firm, Enforcement Directorate

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Uttarakhand HC demands SOP from State

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HC Asks Uttarakhand Govt To Follow SPOs' During 'Char Dham Yatra'

Uttarakhand High Court has asked the state to follow all SOPs' during Char Dham Yatra and has warned about lack of strictness. Highlighting the surge in COVID cases due to Kumbh, Court has directed the authorities to submit SOPs before June 21 and has asked for personal appearance of Chief Secretary, Health Secretary, and the Additional Tourism Secretary in the next hearing. The Char Dham Yatra was disallowed till June 22.

Fri, 18 Jun 2021 - 05:49 PM / by Vanshika Sharma

Tags: Kumbha Mela, Uttarakhand highcourt, Char Dham Yatra, Uttarakhand

Courtesy: Times Of India

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Char Dham Yatra: HC Orders Govt To Release Standard Operating Procedure

Concerning the COVID-19 second wave, Uttarakhand HC on April 21, has directed the government to release Standard Operating Procedure on conducting Char Dham Yatra, scheduled from May 14. Recently, in Kumbh Mela the pilgrims openly flouted COVID-19 guidelines creating panic. Chief Justice RS Chauhan and Justice Alok Kumar Verma have asked the state government to establish mobile testing vans and build hospitals with support from the central… read-more

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 - 07:47 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: Uttarakhand, COVID Guidelines, Kumbha Mela, COVID-19 outbreak, Char Dham Yatra

Courtesy: The Economic Times

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PM Modi Appeals For Symbolic Haridwar Kumbh To Curb COVID-19 Spread

PM Narendra Modi on April 17 appealed that the Haridwar Kumbh should be kept symbolic curb the COVID-19 pandemic. With two ''shahi snan" already organised, PM Modi said that he talked to Swami Avdheshanand Giri of Juna Akhara regarding same. Reportedly, huge gatherings of tens of thousands of pilgrims - along the banks of Ganga - in the last few days without following proper COVID-19 protocols have sparked nationwide concern.

Sat, 17 Apr 2021 - 04:58 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: Kumbha Mela, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, COVID-19 outbreak, Coronavirus Pandemic

Courtesy: NDTV

Kumbh Mela.

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Karnataka Govt Asks Kumbh Mela Returnees To Isolate Themselves

Karnataka government asks the Kumbh Mela returnees to isolate themselves at home on return. It has asked the pilgrims to get the RT-PCR test and then can carry on with their daily activities only when the test is negative. Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar tweeted requesting the pilgrims to strictly follow the SOPs.

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 - 05:56 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: Kumbha Mela, Kumbh 2021, COVID-19 outbreak, karnataka government

Courtesy: The Economic Times

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Al-Enabled Sensor Cameras At Haridwar Kumbh Tracking Masks, Stampede

Uttarakhand Police is using AI-equipped cameras with sensors to monitor huge crowds gathered at Haridwar's Kumbh Mela. Reportedly, 350 cameras are installed including 100 equipped with sensors to zoom and identify people not donning masks. Besides, tracking parking lot activity and unattended mysterious objects, the cameras will generate a stampede alerts at the rushed spots. Moreover, spotted unmasked people will be given free mask/ charge… read-more

Mon, 12 Apr 2021 - 04:54 PM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: Kumbha Mela, Uttarakhand, Artificial Intelligence, Covid -19

Courtesy: Indian Express

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COVID Negative Report Mandatory For Taking Holy Bath At Kumbh Mela

Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat has stated on November 24 that pilgrims would be allowed to take holy bath only after testing negative for the COVID-19. The CM added that thermal screening and rapid antigen tests would be conducted at every entry points of the festival. Moreover, he opined that spiritual leaders should urge the pilgrims to follow the COVID-19 precautionary norms.… read-more

Tue, 24 Nov 2020 - 05:10 PM / by Sakshi Amrutkar

Tags: Uttarakhand, Kumbha Mela, Covid-19

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

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Uttarakhand: Kumbh Mela To Take Place Amidst COVID-19 Situation

Kumbh Mela will be hosted in Haridwar from January 14, 2021, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, indicated the Uttarakhand CM, Trivendra Singh. He has stated that the duration of the Kumbh Mela would be structured at that time considering the severity of the pandemic. Moreover, religious fraternity has extended its support to conduct the festival successfully. Reportedly, 35-50 lakh individuals are bound to bathe in Ganga during the festival.… read-more

Mon, 23 Nov 2020 - 12:15 PM / by Sakshi Amrutkar

Tags: Kumbha Mela, CM Trivendra Singh Rawat, Uttarakhand

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Uttarakhand Govt to Limit Number of Pilgrims In Haridwar Kumbha Mela 2021

Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat has decided to organize the Haridwar Kumbha Mela 2021 in a restricted manner with limitations in the number of pilgrims. The decision was taken to contain the spread of COVID-19. He said, "Passes will be issued to devotees as the congregation will be numerically restricted due to the coronavirus pandemic." The government has directed that preparations for Kumbha Mela must be completed by December 2020.

Mon, 21 Sep 2020 - 06:27 PM / by Ujjwal Panchariya

Tags: Uttarakhand, Uttarakhand Government, haridwar, Kumbha Mela

Courtesy: Times Of India