THE WORLD FLOCKS TO KUMBH

The Times of India (Mumbai edition) - - FRONT PAGE -

akhs of pil­grims walked on 22 pon­toon bridges to reach Sangam for the first ‘Shahi Snan’ (royal bath), as the world’s largest hu­man gath­er­ing got un­der­way. Sad­hus of 13 akha­ras were sched­uled to take the holy dip early Tues­day morn­ing, with over 12 mil­lion pil­grims ex­pected to bathe at the con­flu­ence of Ganga, Ya­muna and the van­ished Saraswati through the day |

The mela area is big­ger than four coun­tries — Vat­i­can City, Monaco, Nauru and Tu­valu RE­LATED RE­PORTS, P7 Num­ber of devo­tees ex­pected over 7 weeks, more than Rus­sia’s pop­u­la­tion New Delhi/Mum­bai: Shares of Jet Air­ways ral­lied over 17% in Mon­day’s rel­a­tively weak mar­ket on ex­pec­ta­tions that the air­line will soon get an in­fu­sion of much-needed funds. Sources say talks are in fi­nal stages be­tween Eti­had, Jet and the con­sor­tium of lenders which would re­sult in change of own­er­ship.

Un­der for­eign in­vest­ment rules for In­dian air­lines, their sub­stan­tial own­er­ship and ef­fec­tive con­trol must be In­dian. “A res­o­lu­tion is ex­pected un­der which there will be a re­vamp and re­struc­tur­ing of Jet,” said a source.

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