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Amarnath Yatra: Delhi HC notice to Shrine Board, Centre on online helicopter ticket booking
India

Amarnath Yatra: Delhi HC notice to Shrine Board, Centre on online helicopter ticket booking

The lawyer appearing for the Shrine Board apprised the court that all services are presently available on its website but due to some technical glitch, it will be functional in some days

Char Dham Yatra: Environmentalists flag concerns over threat to Uttarakhand's exotic herbs
India

Char Dham Yatra: Environmentalists flag concerns over threat to Uttarakhand's exotic herbs

People associated with the tourism department say that Kedarnath Yatra is very important from an economic point of view

Char Dham Yatra: Uttarakhand government increases daily cap on pilgrims
India

Char Dham Yatra: Uttarakhand government increases daily cap on pilgrims

An earlier government order in this regard had been partially modified, increasing the limit to 16,000 for Badrinath, 13,000 for Kedarnath, 80,000 for Gangotri and 5,000 for Yamunotri, officials said on Wednesday

Kedarnath Temple opens doors to devotees today, CM Pushkar Singh Dhami offers prayers
India

Kedarnath Temple opens doors to devotees today, CM Pushkar Singh Dhami offers prayers

Located on the bank of the Mandakini river, Kedarnath Temple is the of the four ancient pilgrimage sites referred to as ‘Char Dham’ which also include Yamunotri, Gangotri and Badrinath

Apt and visible: Crafting in service of dharma the Indian way
India

Apt and visible: Crafting in service of dharma the Indian way

An architect’s rebuttal to another architect on why it’s outrageous to make a case that Hindu dharma has never been about grandness

Punjab and the threat of subversive war: Unpacking the coincidences
India

Punjab and the threat of subversive war: Unpacking the coincidences

Why did anger against farm laws surface only within Punjab and not anywhere else? Why were the protests so focused around one religious community, even in Haryana and Uttar Pradesh? Surely there is an external factor, trying to provoke the community against India

Uttarakhand CM announces repeal of Char Dham Devasthanam Board Bill
India

Uttarakhand CM announces repeal of Char Dham Devasthanam Board Bill

Chardham priests had been demanding scrapping of the board ever since its creation in 2019, saying it was an infringement of their traditional rights over the temples

Uttarakhand priests threaten to obstruct PM Modi's Kedarnath visit: What you need to know about controversy
India

Uttarakhand priests threaten to obstruct PM Modi's Kedarnath visit: What you need to know about controversy

The priests are opposing the formation of the Chardham Devasthanam Board, which is envisioned to be an umbrella body to regulate shrines and temples under its purview

Uttarakhand floods: Easy to point finger at climate change, but humanity is equally to blame
India

Uttarakhand floods: Easy to point finger at climate change, but humanity is equally to blame

It’s easy to blame climate change and lack of collective global action for increasing intensity and frequency of disasters, but what about the manner in which the region’s topography has been unashamedly smashed in recent years?

Indian Railways to start special train in September for Char Dham yatra; check details here
India

Indian Railways to start special train in September for Char Dham yatra; check details here

As per a press release by IRCTC, the 16-day tour will begin from the National Capital’s Safdarjung Railway Station on 18 September

Badrinath Temple opens portals, no devotees allowed; first prayers offered on Narendra Modi's behalf
India

Badrinath Temple opens portals, no devotees allowed; first prayers offered on Narendra Modi's behalf

Badrinath Temple opened its portals on Friday, 15 May at 4.30am amid the ongoing coronavirus lockdown

National Ganga Council chaired by PM Modi hasn't met once since its start in 2016
India

National Ganga Council chaired by PM Modi hasn't met once since its start in 2016

The NGC is arguably the single largest committee overseeing the cleanup of river Ganga today.

Nitin Gadkari calls for fast-track development of Rs 12,000 crore Char Dham pilgrim project
India

Nitin Gadkari calls for fast-track development of Rs 12,000 crore Char Dham pilgrim project

Nitin Gadkari has sought to fast-track key infrastructure projects, including Char Dham, and reached out to all the stakeholders for quicker clearances.

Uttarakhand landslide: Watchful constable ensures no life is lost in calamity
India

Uttarakhand landslide: Watchful constable ensures no life is lost in calamity

No casualties were reported in a massive landslide on the Rishikesh-Badrinath National Highway thanks to an alert police constable of Uttarakhand Police

Uttarakhand Election 2017: Absence of tourist spots from poll agendas shows parties' ignorance about state
Politics

Uttarakhand Election 2017: Absence of tourist spots from poll agendas shows parties' ignorance about state

Political parties should focus on building new and modernised hill stations which could contribute in increasing the revenue of the state and making it more beautiful and liveable instead of promising modern bridges and highways (like Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised) in Uttarakhand

Rains, landslides obstruct traffic on highways in Uttarakhand
India

Rains, landslides obstruct traffic on highways in Uttarakhand

Light to medium rain in various parts of Uttarakhand and resulting landslides have obstructed vehicular traffic on several roads including national highways on the Char Dham routes in the hill state.

No new hydroelectric power projects in Uttarakhand for now: SC
India

No new hydroelectric power projects in Uttarakhand for now: SC

Expressing concern over the recent tragedy in Uttarakhand, the Supreme Court on Tuesday prohibited setting up of any new hydroelectric power project in the state and directed the Centre to constitute an expert body to study environmental degradation caused by such projects.

Uttarakhand floods: Rs 195 cr package to rebuild Char Dham circuit
India

Uttarakhand floods: Rs 195 cr package to rebuild Char Dham circuit

The Uttarakhand government will utilise the fund according to its requirements.

Uttarakhand govt requested to help pilgrims stranded in rain
India

Uttarakhand govt requested to help pilgrims stranded in rain

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy today directed senior officials of protocol department to contact Uttarakhand government for providing relief to pilgrims from the state who were stranded near Uttar Kashi due to heavy rains in that state