Char Dham Yatra
29 Apr 2021
Uttarakhand suspends Char Dham Yatra; only priests to perform rituals
The Uttarakhand government has suspended the Char Dham Yatra in light of the COVID-19 situation, Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat announced on Thursday.
22 Apr 2021
Surging COVID-19 cases cast a shadow over Char Dham Yatra
The rising number of coronavirus cases in Uttarakhand has begun to cast its shadow on the forthcoming Char Dham Yatra with no buses booked yet by devotees to travel to the famed Himalayan temples.
31 Aug 2018
As RaGa starts Kailash Yatra, posters celebrate his 'shiv bhakti'
Congress workers put up posters of President Rahul Gandhi in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, on Thursday, which asserted him as a 'shiv bhakt' (devotee of Lord Shiva).
26 Aug 2018
Amarnath Yatra concludes, over 2.85 lakh pilgrims offer prayers
The annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave shrine in the south Kashmir Himalayas concluded today with over 2.85 lakh pilgrims offering prayers at the naturally-formed ice-Shivlingam.
28 Jul 2018
Fresh small batch of 663 pilgrims leaves for Amarnath
A fresh batch of 663 pilgrims today left for the cave shrine of Amarnath in south-Kashmir Himalayas.
28 Jul 2018
Mobile app to warn of extreme weather events in Mumbai
The Union Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) launched a mobile application to provide information on extreme weather events in Mumbai.
27 Jul 2018
Amarnath Yatra: Fresh batch of 782 pilgrims begin their journey
A fresh batch of 782 pilgrims today left for the cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas, officials said.
23 Jul 2018
Amarnath-Yatra: Fresh batch of over 1,200 pilgrims begin their journey
A fresh batch of over 1,200 pilgrims, including 300 women and 100 sadhus, left the base camp in Jammu for the cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir today.
19 Jul 2018
Amarnath Yatra: Another fresh batch of pilgrims begins journey
A fresh batch of 2,617 pilgrims today left the base camp in Jammu to undertake the annual yatra to the Amarnath shrine in South Kashmir Himalayas.
14 Jul 2018
Amarnath-Yatra: Fresh batch of over 3,000 pilgrims leaves from Jammu
A fresh batch of over 3,000 pilgrims today left Jammu for the holy cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas.
10 Jul 2018
Amarnath Yatra: 10th batch of 5,144 pilgrims leaves from Jammu
The 10th batch of 5,144 pilgrims left Jammu for the holy cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas.
08 Jul 2018
Amarnath Yatra suspended for a day on Wani's death anniversary
On the occasion of Burhan Wani's death anniversary, authorities have suspended the Amarnath Yatra today.
07 Jul 2018
Kailash-Mansarovar: Last-batch of stranded Indian-pilgrims airlifted to safety from Nepal
All the 1,430 stranded Indian pilgrims who were stranded while returning from the Kailash Mansarovar in Tibet have been airlifted to safety with the evacuation of the last batch of 160 people from Nepal's mountainous regions today.
14 Dec 2017
Amarnath: NGT 'clarifies' after ban on mantras spark mass outrage
Yesterday, reports emerged that the NGT had banned chanting of hymns and ringing of bells at the Amarnath cave shrine.
06 Jul 2017
China may consider alternative routes for Kailash-Mansarovar Yatra
The Chinese Embassy in New Delhi has conveyed its willingness to discuss the possibility of facilitating the Kailash-Mansarovar Yatra (KMY) through alternative routes.
30 Jun 2017
Amarnath Yatra gets suspended due to heavy rains
The Amarnath yatra which started on Thursday had to be suspended today as heavy rains lashed the region.
29 Jun 2017
Amarnath Yatra goes hi-tech- drones, choppers for the first time
The Amarnath Yatra is going hi-tech. For the first time ever, there will be drones and helicopters for aerial surveillance along the route.
24 May 2017
Bus accident in Uttarakhand claims 23 lives
At least 23 pilgrims from the Indore district of Madhya Pradesh lost their lives in a bus accident that took place on Tuesday in Uttarakhand's Uttarkashi.
19 May 2017
Landslide in Uttarakhand leaves several tourists stranded
About 11,000 'Char Dham' pilgrims on their way to Uttarakhand's Badrinath temple have been stranded as a massive landslide blocked a key road in Chamoli. No casualty has been reported.
26 Mar 2017
Kailash Mansarovar Yatra: UP CM Adityanath doubles financial grant
Newly-elected Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath, during his first speech since assuming the post, announced the doubling of the financial grant given to Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims.
27 Dec 2016
PM Modi lays foundation stone of Char Dham project
Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of the Char Dham highway development project in Dehradun, Uttarakhand.