Pilgrimages

  • Woman kidnaps 3 minor children from Mathura railway junction 14-04-2014 08:41 AM

    A woman has allegedly kidnapped three minor children of a family on a pilgrimage to Kaliyar Dargah in Roorkee after befriending them at Mathura railway junction, police said on Sunday. The woman disappeared along with the children, Raj (5), Sana (2) and Saba (3), late Saturday night, and was yet...
  • Wildfire continues to rage in Tirupati, efforts on to control it 20-03-2014 01:48 PM

    Hyderabad: The forest fire continues to rage on the hills of Tirumala in the temple town of Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh. With authorities going all out to control it, Air Force choppers have been put on stand by to air spray water. The chief secretary and Governor have asked all...
  • Murakami's newest novel to be released in August 2014 20-02-2014 11:13 AM

    Murakami loyalists need not wait too long for another treat by the acclaimed author. His newest novel, Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage has been slated for release by Harvill Secker on the 12 August, 2014. The novel was released in Japan in April, 2013, and it sold about...
  • Rameswaram temple cloak room turns unsafe as devotees lose belongings 06-12-2013 10:47 PM

    Rameswaram: Several devotees, including those on their annual pilgrimage to the Lord Ayyappa temple, have lost their belongings, including mobile phones, kept in the cloak room at the famous Sri Ramanathaswamy temple here, police said on Friday. Devotees who did not want to stay in the temple cottages in view...
  • Kerala: Sabarimala pilgrimage gets underway 16-11-2013 01:26 PM

    Sabarimala (Kerala): The holy hillock of Sabarimala has begun reverberating with the devotional chant of thousands of devotees as the two-month-long annual pilgrimage season of the Lord Ayyappa temple got underway today at the dawn of the auspicious month of 'Vrishchikam' in the Malayalam calendar. The first leg of the...
  • India-Thailand road link by 2015 27-10-2013 06:58 PM

    The multi-billion 1,632-km India-Myanmar-Thailand trilateral highway, to be completed by 2015, would boost trade and business between the two Asian countries, Indian Ambassador to Thailand Anil Wadhwa said on Sunday. Speaking to agencies on the sidelines of a function to mark the arrival of the 10th international flight of SpiceJet...
  • Char Dham Yatra hit by snowfall, rains; pilgrims forced to abort journey 12-10-2013 12:32 PM

    The pious Char Dham Yatra in Uttarakhand, which began earlier this month after a gap of three months, has been hit by inclement weather, officials said on Saturday. The yatra to Badrinath and the Kedarnath shrines has been stopped briefly due to incessant snowfall and rains. More than four dozen...
  • UP legislator's wife murdered in Delhi 09-10-2013 12:19 PM

    An Uttar Pradesh legislator's wife was murdered at her home in Delhi on Wednesday morning, police said. Rehana, 40, wife of Haji Aleem, a legislator from Bulandshahr in Uttar Pradesh, was at her New Jafrabad home in east Delhi, while her husband was away for Haj pilgrimage, police said. The...
  • Kedarnath-Badrinath pilgrimage to restart on October 5 01-10-2013 12:08 PM

    Almost four months after flashfloods and heavy rains led to the halt of the annual "Char Dham Yatra" in Uttarakhand, the religious trip to Kedarnath and Badrinath shrines is scheduled to open for people on October 5, officials said on Tuesday. While small vehicles have been allowed right up to...
  • Pre-fabricated houses to come up in Kedarnath for pilgrims 25-09-2013 03:41 PM

    With pilgrimage to Kedarnath likely to resume next month, pre-fabricated houses with power and water connectivity have been built at the Himalayan shrine to accommodate 100 people. Chief Secretary Subhash Kumar, who visited Kedarnath yesterday to take stock of the arrangements there, said pre-fabricated houses fitted with power and water...
  • Omar Abdullah reviews arrangements for Haj pilgrimage 23-08-2013 07:50 PM

    With the first batch of Haj pilgrims scheduled to leave for Saudi Arabia next month, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday directed officials to ensure all facilities to the faithfuls to make their stay and travel hassle-free and comfortable. "All facilities should be ensured to the 'Aazmeen-e-Hajj'...
  • 44 pilgrims leave for Amarnath amid tight security 18-08-2013 02:59 PM

    A small batch of 44 pilgrims left Jammu base camp on Sunday for Amarnath cave shrine in South Kashmir Himalayas. The batch, comprising 15 men and 29 sadhus left from Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu at around 4.40 AM towards Amarnath to pay obeisance at the holy cave shrine,...
  • Amarnath yatra suspended for second consecutive day 16-08-2013 04:36 PM

    The ongoing pilgrimage to the cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas remained suspended for the second consecutive day on Friday from Jammu following bad weather conditions. "Amarnath yatra has been suspended for second day today due to bad weather conditions," a police officer said at Jammu. No fresh...
  • Maharashtra govt to make travel insurance mandatory 04-07-2013 02:21 PM

    Mumbai: In what's being seen as a fallout of the Uttarakhand tragedy, the Maharashtra government is likely to make travel insurance mandatory. This comes in the wake of the tragedy in Uttarakhand and the difficulties faced in collating a list of the missing. The Maharashtra government is proposing to making...
  • Watch: Amarnath pilgrims complain about poor facilities 28-06-2013 12:55 PM

    There are complaints about facilities and services as pilgrims head to Srinagar for the Amarnath Yatra that begins on Friday. 12,000 people are officially registered to trek to the icy cave shrine. ...
  • Uttarakhand: Congress takes a dig at Modi on his contribution 21-06-2013 11:04 PM

    New Delhi: Congress on Friday took a jibe at Narendra Modi government's contribution of Rs two crore for flood-affected victims in Uttarakhand reminding it of the higher contribution made by other states. Party spokesperson Raj Babbar, however, caveated his response by saying that he was only trying to point out...
  • Uttarakhand floods: Volunteers lend helping hand to distraught relatives 21-06-2013 10:15 PM

    Dehradun: As distraught relatives outside Jolly Grant airport and Sahasradhara helipad waited for news of their near and dear ones, they were attended to by scores of volunteers who handed out water bottles and served food. They were also in the streets, collecting donation for the Chief Minister's Fund, contributing...
  • Uttarakhand floods: AI, PHHL helping government in rescue operations 21-06-2013 09:38 PM

    New Delhi: Air India and Pawan Hans Helicopters Limited (PHHL) have pressed into service additional resources to help in search, rescue and evacuation operations in the flood-hit Uttarakhand. While PHHL has deployed three helicopters in rescue operation, Air India has started operating additional flights from Dehradun to bring back those...
  • 'Declare flood in Uttarakhand, HP national calamity' 21-06-2013 09:16 PM

    New Delhi: The Standing Committee on Home Ministry on Friday unanimously recommended to the government that the devastation caused by floods in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh be declared a national calamity. In a meeting held on Friday, the Standing Committee agreed unanimously that the unprecedented nature's fury in Uttarakhand and...
  • Uttarakhand floods: BSNL to fix mobile towers in 3 days 21-06-2013 09:02 PM

    New Delhi: State-run telecom firm BSNL on Friday said it will restore within three days its mobile towers at places where most of the stranded people are located in flood-hit Uttarakhand. "Our 270 BTS (mobile towers) were down till last evening across state. Out of these, we have restored 10...
  • BJP chief asks party to donate for Uttarakhand relief work 21-06-2013 08:30 PM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday expressed concern over the devastation caused by the floods in Uttarakhand with party president Rajnath Singh asking workers to donate funds for relief. After returning from a tour of the affected areas, Singh called for relief work on a large scale. "He...
  • Over 2000 from Rajasthan feared trapped in Uttarakhand 21-06-2013 08:25 PM

    Jaipur: The Rajasthan government has set up four relief camps in rain-ravaged Uttarakhand and is coordinating with the local administration for the rescue of over 2,000 people from the state who are still trapped. "We have set up four camps in Rishikesh, Haridwar and at the Jolly Grant airport in...
  • It will take a long time to rebuild Uttarakhand: Bahuguna 21-06-2013 06:59 PM

    Haridwar: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna on Friday conceded that the torrential rains has left the state devastated and that it will take a long time before normalcy returns back to the hill state. Speaking to CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Bahuguna said the extent of damage in the...
  • 80 pilgrims rescued in Uttarakhand, 54 on way back home: Odisha 21-06-2013 06:40 PM

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Friday said 80 pilgrims from the state stranded in flood-hit Uttarakhand have been rescued and there was no information of any casualty. "80 pilgrims trapped in various parts of Uttarakhand have been rescued and 54 of them are on their way back home," Home Secretary UN...
  • Uttarakhand floods: Chopper deployed for rescue operations crashes, no casualties 21-06-2013 06:05 PM

    Haridwar: A private chopper deployed to rescue stranded people crashed in Kedarnath on Friday. The pilot of the chopper is safe and there have been no casualties in the incident as no passengers were on board. The pilot was reportedly winched by the IAF Cheetah in the vicinity. Meanwhile, Home...
  • FTN: Ground reports from Uttarakhand 20-06-2013 11:59 PM

    The floods in the state of Uttarakhand have claimed over 150 lives. More than 50,000 people are stranded in the hill state awaiting search teams which have been launched by the ITBP and Army. ...
  • Watch India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 20-06-2013 11:46 PM

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  • Uttarakhand floods: Traders distribute food to flood victims 20-06-2013 11:30 PM

    Traders association along with the Municipal Corporation distribute food, medicines to flood victims. ...
  • Immediate rescue operation in Uttarakhand may end in next 7 days: DM 20-06-2013 11:22 PM

    The DM of Dehradun has said that the immediate rescue operation may end in next seven days. He was speaking to our senior editor Anubha Bhonsle. ...
  • Uttarakhand floods: Aerial survey shows extent of damage 20-06-2013 10:51 PM

    CNN-IBN shows the extent of damage in the worst-affected areas in Uttarakhand from above ground. ...