Festivals

Prayagraj gears up for Kumbh Mela, world’s largest religious festival

Pilgrims from across the world are gathering in India for the Kumbh Mela, a heady mix of spirituality, politics and tourism that begins on Tuesday, garnering extra attention ahead of a general election in the Hindu-majority country this year. During the eight-week festival at Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh, authorities expect up to 150 million people, […]

Festivals

It was ‘difficult’ to celebrate festivals during previous governments in UP: Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Saturday attacked the SP and the BSP, claiming that the previous governments in the state did not provide an environment to celebrate festivals. “It was difficult to celebrate festivals like Janmashtmi and Durga Puja during previous governments due to anarchy and riots in festive season,” he said. “We gave […]