ITBP DG visits Lipulekh pass ahead of Kailash Mansarovar pilgrimage, requests visitors to keep mountains clean
Director General of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), SS Deswal visited Lipulekh pass to review the arrangements and the conditions for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. Deswal was accompanied by other officials also and they cleaned the area by collecting garbage and took it to the base for its disposal. According to the schedule this year, 18 batches will trek across the Lipulekh pass in Uttarakhand.
MEA announces commencement of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra; Jaishankar calls it 'important step' towards India-China friendship
External Affairs minister S Jaishankar announced the commencement of the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, while asserting that the pilgrimage is an 'important step' towards promoting people-to-people exchanges, and strengthening friendship between India and China.
Water and hopes down to a trickle in Uttarakhand's hilly areas as residents ignored by state abandon their homes
With natural water resources gradually drying up and households still waiting for drinking water connections, Mason village in Uttarakhand's Pauri district is one of worst-hit by migration, earning the moniker of ‘ghost villages’
Rahul Gandhi tests 'soft Hindutva' in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh as Congress borrows heavily from BJP's electoral strategy
According to political pundits, Rahul Gandhi’s approach towards soft Hindutva is an effort to come out of the clutches of "Nehruvian secularism."
Rahul Gandhi arrives in Amethi for two-day visit; Kanwariyas greet Congress president with posters dubbing him 'Shiv-bhakt'
He was greeted with posters hailing 'Shiv bhakt Rahul Gandhi' on his first visit in Amethi after undertaking the arduous 12-day pilgrimage to Mount Kailash, considered the abode of Lord Shiva. Rahul arrived at Lucknow's Amausi Airport and drove to Amethi, his Lok Sabha constituency.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday paid glowing tributes to Kailash Mansarovar, saying there was no hatred at the holy place.
BJP asks 'which politician is Rahul Gandhi going to meet in China', as Congress chief leaves for 12-day Kailash Mansarovar Yatra
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday launched and all-out attack on Congress president Rahul Gandhi as he embarked upon a 12-day Kailash Mansarovar Yatra
Rahul Gandhi to undertake Kailash Mansarovar Yatra; Congress president likely to embark on journey tomorrow night
Congress president Rahul Gandhi is likely to undertake the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra in the first week of September and may leave later this week for the journey
Kailash Mansarovar Yatra: Bad weather keeps seventh batch of pilgrims waiting to be airlifted to Gunji base camp
The situation arose due to dense fog in Chiyalekh valley on way to Gunji. The pilgrims were supposed to cross over to Tibet through the Lipulekh Pass on Saturday but are still waiting to be airlifted to Gunji
Kailash Mansarovar Yatra: MEA issues advisory for pilgrims, says high chances of getting stranded due to bad weather
The advisory said the prospective Kalash Mansarovar pilgrims should note that Simikot and Hilsa in Nepal are connected to rest of the world only by air through small aircraft and helicopters.
Kailash Mansarovar yatra: Nearly 1,000 Indians returning from pilgrimage stranded in Nepal's Simikot, Hilsa
The ordeal of the stranded Indian pilgrims returning from Kailash Mansarovar in Tibet is still not over as nearly 1,000 of them continue to await their evacuation at Nepal's mountainous regions amidst inclement weather
Kailash Mansarovar yatra: 250 Indians evacuated from Nepal's Hilsa region amid heavy rains; 17 flights, Nepal Army choppers deployed
Over 250 Indian pilgrims were evacuated from Nepal's mountainous Hilsa region on Wednesday, as authorities stepped up efforts to rescue those stranded there due to heavy rain while returning from the Kailash Mansarovar pilgrimage in Tibet.
Commercial flights, Nepal Army chopper evacuate Kailash Manasarovar pilgrims as over 1,000 people remain to be rescued
Five commercial flights and one Nepal Army chopper operated on Wednesday, transporting 96 Indian stranded pilgrims from Simikot to Surkhet.
Two pilgrims dead, over 1,500 stranded along Kailash Mansarovar route; India asks Nepal to deploy army helicopters
Two Indian pilgrims died among those undertaking the Kailash Mansarovar pilgrimage while over 1,500 others were stranded due to bad weather conditions along the Simikot-Hilsa route, media reports said.
'We cannot stand another Dokalam,' says Chinese envoy to India Luo Zhaohui; focusses on confidence building measures
Chinese envoy Luo Zhaohui commented on the strained bilateral relations between India and China. He suggested that the ties can be improved by narrowing differences between the two countries and expanding cooperation.
Sushma Swaraj meets Chinese counterpart in Beijing: Joint statement announces meeting scheduled between Narendra Modi, Xi Jinping
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi held a joint address at Beijing, where they announced that Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi will be meeting in Wuhan city in China to discuss bilateral ties
China last year did not allow Indian pilgrims to travel to Kailash Mansarovar through Nathu La after the face-off between the Indian and Chinese militaries in Doka La Plateau in Bhutan.
The government is engaged with China on the issue of the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra via the Nathu La route which was not undertaken this year, VK Singh said.
Tourists en route Nathu La have started trickling into Gangtok and business is picking up for locals as they make the last ditch to make money before winter
While China may be breathing down Sikkim's neck, the bone of contention that needs to be resolved as quickly as possible is the Siliguri Corridor, also known as the chicken's neck.