Pilgrims

  • Six people from UP go missing after a boat capsized in Bihar 29-03-2014 03:54 PM

    Six persons from Uttar Pradesh have gone missing after a boat capsized in Karmanasa River near Khajuri Ghat under Nuwaon block, official sources said on Saturday. The boat carrying over 60 pilgrims was coming from Akhani village, where a religious Urs fair is going on, when it sank late night...
  • Cultural programme enthrals pilgrims during Holi celebration 13-03-2014 08:15 AM

    Dance and musical performances on Wednesday night enthralled thousands of tourists and pilgrims who gathered in the Brij Bhumi region in Mathura to witness Holi festival. "Security forces had to struggle hard to control pilgrims for over two hours however no untoward incident has taken place," District Magistrate Vishal Chauhan...
  • 11 Ramdev followers killed in a road accident near Jodhpur 11-12-2013 11:00 AM

    Eleven pilgrims were killed in a road accident when their vehicle collided head-on with a truck, police said. All the victims belong to Gujarat and were heading for Ramdevra in Jaisalmer district to pay obeisance to Ramdev. An MUV, carrying 20 pilgrims including driver, had left from Panchmal district of...
  • SIMI planned to strike pilgrim train, Shia mosque in Lucknow: Police 28-11-2013 08:09 AM

    Suspected Students' Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) operative Umer Siddhiqui, who was recently nabbed in Raipur, had planned to attack a Delhi-Bodh Gaya special train and the Shia mosque at Lucknow, police said. Police added that along with the recent Patna blasts accused Haider Ali alias 'Abdulla', Siddhiqui (35), had...
  • Portals of Badrinath shrine to close today for 6-month winter break 18-11-2013 08:37 AM

    Gates of the famous Badrinath shrine will be closed for devotees from Monday, ending this year's 'Char Dham' yatra which was marred by the June rain fury and remained suspended for nearly three months. The shrine's doors will be closed at 7.38 pm on Monday for winter, according to Badrinath-Kedarnath...
  • HC directs govt-appointed 'Nazim' to take charge of offerings at Ajmer Dargah 14-11-2013 08:23 AM

    In a landmark judgement, Rajasthan High Court on Wednesday directed the government-appointed 'Nazim' (administrator) of Ajmer dargah to take charge of collection and distribution of offerings at the shrine. The court also said that the 'Diwan' (descendant of sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti) and his followers will not be restricted from...
  • Badrinath to close for 6-month winter break starting November 18 15-10-2013 10:23 AM

    The "kapat" (doors) of the Sri Badrinath Shrine would be closed for devotees on November 18 for six months, officials said on Tuesday. A decision on this was taken on Dussehra by the management committee of the Badrinath shrine after seeing the auspicious timing in the almanac. Officials said the...
  • 239 pilgrims visit Kedarnath since resumption of yatra after Uttarakhand floods 12-10-2013 03:55 PM

    Braving vagaries of the weather, altogether 239 devotees have paid obeisance at Kedarnath since resumption of the yatra to the Himalayan shrine earlier this month after its protracted suspension in the wake of the June calamity, a senior official said on Saturday. The higher reaches of the mountains surrounding the...
  • Punjab: 20 killed, 30 injured as truck falls into gorge in Hoshiarpur 10-10-2013 10:41 AM

    Hoshiarpur: More than 20 people were killed and around 30 injured in a road accident in the Hoshiarpur district of Punjab on Thursday. A group of pilgrims was returning from Chintpurni after offering prayers when their truck fell 100 feet into a gorge. Those injured in the accident were rushed...
  • Haj flight from Bhopal with 237 pilgrims departs for Mecca 27-09-2013 03:19 PM

    Bhopal: The first Haj flight this year with 237 pilgrims on board from Bhopal left for the holy city of Mecca from Raja Bhoj International Airport in Bhopal. A total of total 237 Haj pilgrims including 120 males and 117 females left for Mecca last night but the main attraction...
  • IT department issues notice to Mahabodhi temple over its collections 24-09-2013 03:09 PM

    For the first time, the Income Tax department has issued notice to Bodh Gaya's Mahabodhi temple, Buddhism's holiest shrine, over its collections, officials on Tuesday said. "The IT department has issued notice to the management committee of the Mahabodhi temple and demanded that they submit details of temple's income and...
  • Around 200 pilgrims visit Hemkund Sahib 23-09-2013 07:39 PM

    Gopeshwar: About 200 pilgrims visited the Hemkund Sahib in Garhwal Himalayas on Monday after pilgrimage to the famous Sikh shrine resumed last Saturday. Pilgrimage was suspended for over three months in the wake of the mid-June calamity in Uttarakhand. Over one thousand pilgrims have visited the shrine in two days...
  • Himachal Pradesh: 10 Kishtwar pilgrims die in road mishap 21-09-2013 08:53 PM

    Ten people, including four women and two children, died when a private vehicle fell into a gorge in Himachal Pradesh's Lahaul-Spiti district, an official said on Saturday. The victims, from Kishtwar area in Jammu and Kashmir, were on a pilgrimage. The accident occurred on Friday night on the Tandi-Killar road...
  • Pilgrimage to Hemkund Sahib resumes after 3 months 21-09-2013 01:46 PM

    The pilgrimage to famous Sikh shrine Hemkund Sahib in Uttarakhand Himalayas, suspended since the June 16 natural calamity, resumed on Saturday with Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna flagging off a batch of nearly 100 pilgrims from Govindghat. "The yatra to Hemkund Sahib suspended since the natural calamity hit the state on...
  • 86 days after Uttarakhand tragedy, prayers resume at Kedarnath Temple 11-09-2013 08:20 AM

    The deathly silence brooding over Kedarnath since the June calamity hit Uttarakhand broke early on Wednesday morning by the chanting of Vedic hymns as prayers resumed at the Himalayan shrine, 86 days after ravaging floods left over 400 people dead in the Kedar valley. Shortly after the dawn, as the...
  • Uttarakhand tragedy: 68 decomposed bodies of pilgrims found 07-09-2013 11:51 AM

    The death toll in Uttarakhand tragedy continues to mount with 68 more bodies believed to be of pilgrims who died of cold and starvation while trying to escape the devastating June floods being found on way to Kedarnath shrine. The badly decomposed 68 bodies, found over the ridges between Garurchatti...
  • Janmashtami celebrated with fervour in Krishna's birth place 28-08-2013 05:51 PM

    Over ten lakh devotees paid their obeisance at different decked-up temples in the city on the occasion of Janmashtami, the festival signifying the birth of Lord Krishna. Besides Mathura, a large number of people also visited several temples of Vrindaban and Goverdhan. Krishna Janmasthan or Kesava Deo temple and Dwarkadheesh...
  • Last batch of Amarnath pilgrims to depart for holy shrine on Monday 18-08-2013 04:58 PM

    The last batch of Amarnath pilgrims to the holy cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas will start from the Nunwan base camp on Monday, subject to favourable weather conditions. "Subject to fair weather conditions, the last batch of yatris from the Pahalgam Route shall be allowed to cross the Chandanwari...
  • Amarnath yatra resumes, 255 pilgrims head for cave shrine 17-08-2013 01:42 PM

    The Amarnath yatra resumed on Saturday with a batch of 255 pilgrims leaving from Jammu to the cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas after remaining suspended for the last two days. The yatra was suspended due to bad weather conditions from Jammu on August 15. As many as 255 pilgrims...
  • 5 killed, 23 injured in two separate road accidents near Bhilwara 13-08-2013 02:05 PM

    Five persons were killed and twenty three others got injured in two separate road mishaps in Bhilwara district, the police said on Tuesday. Four men were killed on the spot and nine others got injured when a tempo in which they were travelling in collided head-on with a bus on...
  • Curfew continues in 8 Jammu districts, 11 including separatist leader arrested 13-08-2013 10:36 AM

    Curfew continued in eight districts of Jammu region on Tuesday even as the annual Amarnath Yatra resumed after three days, officials said. Eleven people have been arrested in connection with the communal clashes in Kishtwar. The Amarnath Yatra had remained suspended for the last three days. "The Amarnath Yatra resumed...
  • 10 injured in stampede at Baba Sidhnath temple after railing collapses 12-08-2013 02:58 PM

    Over ten pilgrims were on Monday injured in a stampede at the Baba Sidhnath temple in Jehanabad district of Bihar, police said. The stampede occurred on Monday morning when the railing of the pathway leading towards the temple collapsed as large number of pilgrims pushed each other to make it...
  • SC seeks replies from J&K, Centre over stranded Amarnath pilgrims 12-08-2013 02:37 PM

    New Delhi: A day after Amarnath Yatra was suspended temporarily due to Kishtwar violence, a PIL has been filed in the Supreme court on Monday seeking the safe transit of stranded pilgrims who have gone to Jammu and Kashmir for the Amarnath Yatra. The PIL has been filed by Jammu...
  • 9 'Kanwariyas' killed in 2 separate road accidents 06-08-2013 12:32 PM

    Nine Hindu pilgrims (Kanwariyas) were killed and nearly a dozen injured in two separate road accidents on Tuesday in Bihar's Jamui and Saran districts, police said. In Jamui, five pilgrims belonging to a family, were killed when a speeding truck hit their vehicle near Sikandra. "Five pilgrims were killed on...
  • Man dies after drinking water from public container in Shravani Mela 03-08-2013 09:52 PM

    A man on Saturday died after drinking contaminated water from a public water container here in Deoghar where a month-long 'Sawani Mela' is underway, police said. A rickshaw-puller, identified as Manoj Mandal, was rushed to hospital as he fell sick after drinking water from one of the twelve containers placed...
  • Buddhist pilgrim offers to inlay Mahabodhi temple's dome with gold 01-08-2013 12:08 PM

    The dome of Bodh Gaya's 1,500-year old Mahabodhi temple, Buddhism's holiest shrine that was rocked by a string of bombings in July, will be inlaid with gold thanks to an offer made by a pilgrim, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Thursday. "The ASI (Archaeological Survey of India) has...
  • Four pilgrims injured on Jamui-Kharagpur road 29-07-2013 02:30 PM

    Four pilgrims were injured when they fell off the roof of a bus after being hit by an overhead obstruction at the railway crossing on the Jamui-Kharagpur road in Bihar's Jamui district on Monday. The pilgrims were hit by the overhead structure of a railway gate as the bus was...
  • Debris in Kedarnath not cleared yet: NDMA 12-07-2013 04:38 PM

    New Delhi: Nearly a month after a flash flood deposited nearly a 10-foot-high mound of debris around Kedarnath shrine in Uttarakhand, not much progress has been made in clearing it, an official said on Friday. "Not much progress has been made in clearing the debris at the Kedarnath shrine," M...
  • Bodh Gaya blasts: Serial explosions shook hotels near Mahabodhi temple 07-07-2013 01:24 PM

    The hotels close to the Mahabodhi temple complex shook due to the impact of the serial blasts, causing tourists and pilgrims to run out in panic. A local resident near Mahabodhi temple said the blasts made the hotels, where a number of tourists were staying, shake. "The blasts made the...
  • Locals, security men clash at Amarnath Yatra's Baltal camp 05-07-2013 12:20 AM

    Srinagar: Clashes broke out on Thursday evening between locals and security forces at Baltal base camp of Amarnath Yatra in north Kashmir after CRPF men reportedly beat up a taxi driver, police said. Twelve people were reportedly injured. Taxi drivers and locals resorted to heavy stone pelting at the security...