THE WORLD FLOCKS TO KUMBH
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.