Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said this after chairing a review meeting organised on the completion of Hajj 2019 where he took stock of the preparations for next year's pilgrimage
24 buses stuck in Himachal Pradesh’s Chamba after heavy rains wash away road; Manimahesh Yatra temporarily suspended
Around 24 buses were stuck near Chamera dam in Chamba on Tuesday, after the road to Kharamukh got washed away following heavy rains in the area.
Five pilgrims injured as glacier collapses en route to Shrikhand Mahadev shrine in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu
Five pilgrims were injured as a glacier broke off and collapsed on way to the Shrikhand Mahadev shrine in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu district, the police said on Wednesday.
Amarnath yatra: Amid tight security, 14th batch of 5,210 pilgrims leaves Jammu base camp on Monday to visit cave shrine
Amid tight security, 14th batch of 5,210 Amarnath pilgrims left a base camp from Jammu on Monday. The 14th batch comprises 3,711 males, 1,386 females, 19 children and 94 seers. Multi-tier security arrangements have been made for smooth and successful conduct of the yatra.
Pakistan's Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur and its importance for the Sikhs: All you need to know
The shrine at Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur in Pakistan is among the holiest of holy sites for followers of Sikhism is believed to be the final resting place for Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of the Sikh religion
Kartarpur corridor: Pakistan agrees to visa-free travel for 5,000 pilgrims per day, assures no anti-India acts to be allowed
The talks with Pakistan on the modalities for operationalisation of the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor was held at the Pakistan side in Wagah for which an Indian delegation crossed over to the other side of the international border.
First batch of Hajj pilgrims from Srinagar leaves for Saudi Arabia; around 11,700 men and women to undertake Mecca pilgrimage this year
The first batch of 11,000 pilgrims from Jammu and Kashmir left for Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Thursday to perform this year's Hajj pilgrimage. The passengers will first go to Delhi and afterwards will board the direct flight to Jeddah. The Hajj is an annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, the holiest city for Muslims.
Amarnath Yatra: Langar committees set up sheds along National Highway to provide food, medical aid to pilgrims trekking to shrine
Langar committees have constructed sheds at various points along the National Highway to provide facilities to pilgrims going for Amarnath Yatra such as food, shelter and medical aid. They have also established washrooms as well as set up boarding and lodging facilities and CCTV cameras have also been installed in the tents. According to government officials, the rush at Amarnath Yatra has increased this year in comparison to the past couple of years.
Kailash Mansarovar yatra: 44 pilgrims from Telangana stranded in Nepal’s Hilsa after travel agency abandons them on return trip
Forty-four people from Telangana have been left stranded since the last four days near the Nepali town of Hilsa after a travel agency they were registered with abandoned them while returning from their pilgrimage to Kailash Mansarovar. One of the passengers said that the area, where they have been stranded, is completely surrounded by hills and a few of them are gradually falling sick. 'I request the state government to help us get back to our homes safely', he said.
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.
Kumbh Mela’s Bhule Bhatke camp has been returning lost loved ones to families since 1946, reunited 20,000 pilgrims since 15 Jan
Hundreds of people mill around the ‘Bhule Bhatke Camp', lost in the teeming crowds of the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, hoping desperately to be ‘found'
Amarnath Yatra concludes today; over two lakh pilgrims visited holy site; Shrine Board takes stock of sanitation initiatives
Annual pilgrimage of Amarnath Yatra 2018 concluded on Sunday. The holy Hindu pilgrimage is traditionally culminated on the auspicious day of Shravan Purnima as per Hindu Calender
Another batch of 233 pilgrims left the base camp from Jammu on Sunday to join the ongoing Amarnath yatra in south Kashmir Himalayas, officials said.
Kanwariyas engage in violence in Delhi, UP: It's time to stop unruly 'pilgrims' threatening people's safety
The dictionary meaning of 'pilgrimage' does not involve intimidation, threats, or violence. Yet, that is precisely what happened on the Kanwariyas' route to the Ganga.
An annual event in the Marathi calendar, the wari is a pilgrimage undertaken by devotees of Lord Vithoba, to his temple in Pandharpur. Palanquins (palkhis) venerating Sant Dnyaneshwar and Tukaram are carried from Alandi and Dehu by the warkaris, who cover 250 km by foot, over a 21-day journey
Amarnath Yatra: 13 injured after tempo carrying pilgrims rams into stationary truck in Jammu and Kashmir's Udhampur district
Thirteen Amarnath pilgrims were injured when their vehicle rammed into a stationary truck on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway in Jammu on Thursday, a police official said.
Burhan Wani death anniversary: Amarnath Yatra suspended for today in view of separatists' strike; two pilgrims die of natural causes
Jammu and Kashmir authorities have suspended the Amarnath yatra for one day on Sunday in view of a strike called by separatists to mark the second death anniversary of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, police said.
Amarnath Yatra: 326 stranded pilgrims evacuated from Panjtarni to Baltal base camp due to heavy rain
The authorities on Friday evacuated 326 Amarnath pilgrims, who were stranded at Panjtarni due to heavy rainfall, to the Baltal base camp.
Amarnath Yatra remains suspended from Jammu for 2nd day due to bad weather; thousands stranded at Baltal, Pahalgam camps
The Amarnath yatra remained suspended from Jammu for the second day on Friday as inclement weather in the Valley had left thousands of pilgrims stranded at both Baltal and Pahalgam base camps
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