Shrine

  • Kedarnath pilgrimage to open on May 4; footfall of nearly 1,000 pilgrims expected daily 08-04-2014 06:59 PM

    One thousand devotees will be allowed to visit Kedarnath shrine daily when its portals are opened on May 04, Chief Minister Harish Rawat said and sought to allay safety concerns of pilgrims. The number of visitors to the Himalayan shrine is being regulated to avoid any confusion in case of...
  • Portals of Badrinath shrine to reopen for devotees on May 5 04-02-2014 05:04 PM

    The sacred portals of Badrinath shrine will be thrown open for devotees in the wee hours on May 5, after a five-month winter break. The doors of the Himalayan shrine will be opened at 4.5 AM on May 5, Badri-Kedar Temple Committee CEO Ganesh Godiyal on Tuesday said. The auspicious...
  • Former SP leader Jaya Prada slams Akhilesh government over Saifai festival 10-01-2014 08:51 PM

    Actress-turned-politician Jaya Prada on Friday hit out at the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav over the controversial Saifai Mahotsav. Speaking to reporters in Shirdi after visiting the Saibaba shrine, Jaya Prada, a former Samajwadi Party leader, said that while common people were suffering under the intense cold spell in...
  • China-Japan propaganda war continues, compares to Lord Voldemort 08-01-2014 11:52 AM

    China lambasted Japan on Tuesday for comparing it to Lord Voldemort, the villain in the Harry Potter stories, after both countries used the character to describe each other in a tit-for-tat diplomatic spat. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's December 26 visit to Tokyo's Yasukuni Shrine, where Japanese leaders convicted as...
  • China says Japan PM shuts door on talks with war shrine visit 30-12-2013 06:08 PM

    China said on Monday that its leaders will not meet Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after his visit to a shrine seen by critics as a symbol of Tokyo's wartime aggression, underscoring the deteriorating ties between Asia's two biggest economies. Abe had repeated his hopes for talks with Beijing last...
  • Srinagar: Fire in Hazratbal area damages 14 houses 30-12-2013 04:39 PM

    At least 14 residential houses and two boats were damaged in a devastating fire in Hazratbal area in the outskirts of the city on Monday, officials said. Fire broke out in a house at Dhobi Ghat locality in the vicinity of holy Hazratbal shrine on the banks of Dal Lake...
  • Japan: PM Shinzo Abe visits shrine for war dead, China, South Korea angered 26-12-2013 02:35 PM

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Tokyo's Yasukuni Shrine for war dead on Thursday, a temple seen as a symbol of Japan's World War II militarism, prompting a swift and sharp rebuke from China. The first serving Prime Minister to visit the shrine in seven years, Abe however said he...
  • Portals of Badrinath shrine to be closed on November 18 13-10-2013 06:41 PM

    Dehradun: Portals of the famous Badrinath shrine will be closed for devotees on November 18, bringing to an end this year's 'Char Dham' yatra which was marred by the June rain fury and remained suspended for nearly three months. A decision in this regard was taken in a meeting of...
  • Bank locker found at Kedarnath, Rs 1.90 crore recovered 15-09-2013 09:04 PM

    Dehradun: Rs 1.90 crore in cash were recovered from a bank locker pulled out of the debris at Kedarnath during cleaning operations prior to resumption of prayers at the Himalayan shrine on September 11, a senior police official said on Sunday. The locker of State Bank of India was pulled...
  • Three months after devastation, Kedarnath temple to open on Wednesday 10-09-2013 11:32 PM

    Kedarnath: The stage is all set for resumption of prayers on Wednesdayat the calamity-hit Kedarnath shrine, 86 days after flashfloods in Uttarakhand left hundreds of pilgrims and locals dead. The sanctum-sanctorum of the Himalayan shrine has been spruced up under the supervision of a team of Kedarnath-Badrinath Committee and administrative...
  • Delhi: Self-help group helps women gain financial independence 06-09-2013 12:55 PM

    New Delhi: A self-help group in the heart of Nizamuddin Basti is helping women gain financial independence. INSHA Crafts Centre, an initiative of the Aga Khan Trust, provides a livelihood to women residents of the area by providing vocational training in embroidery, tailoring and paper cutting. For women like Tamanna,...
  • 40-member team reaches Kedarnath to expedite clean up operations 19-08-2013 02:38 PM

    With the proposed date for resumption of prayers at Kedarnath drawing near, a 40-member team reached the Himalayan shrine to expedite the clean up operations there even as most places across Uttarakhand were lashed by light to moderate rains, officials said at Dehradun on Monday. As prayers at the shrine...
  • 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...
  • Relief operations speed up as weather remains clear for second day 30-07-2013 03:22 PM

    Relief operations in disaster-hit Uttarakhand picked up on Tuesday as the weather remained clear for the second consecutive day with choppers, loaded with foodgrains and other essentials flying to affected villages in the worst hit Rudraprayag, Chamoli and Uttarkashi districts. However, low visibility conditions induced by overcast skies at places...
  • Watch: Serious security lapses across famous religious sites in India 10-07-2013 07:17 PM

    CNN-IBN conducted checks across famous religious sites in India and found serious security lapses. In Panchkula, Punjab's Nada Sahib and Guwahati's Kamakhya temple there were security loopholes and CNN-IBN reporters could get inside the premises carrying mini cylinders and other hazardous materials. But security was much better in Bangalore's Iskcon...
  • Alleged IM tweet claiming responsibility for Mahabodhi blasts traced to Pakistan 10-07-2013 05:26 PM

    New Delhi: The IP address of the alleged Indian Mujahideen tweet that claimed responsibility for the serial blasts at Bodh Gaya's famous Mahabodhi temple has been traced to Pakistan. Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde had said in a press conference that the National Investigation Agency will verify the claims allegedly...
  • Will consider Nitish's request for CISF security at Bodh Gaya: Shinde 10-07-2013 04:47 PM

    New Delhi: Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Wednesday said the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has taken over the Mahabodhi temple blasts probe at the request of the Bihar government. Shinde, who visited Bodh Gaya on Wednesday along with Congress President Sonia Gandhi, added that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's...
  • Watch: Members of Buddhist community hold peace march against Bodh Gaya blasts 08-07-2013 06:10 PM

    Members of the Buddhist community held a peace march in Agra against the Bodh Gaya serial blasts that shook the holy town and injured two monks. Several Buddhist leaders, including the Dalai Lama and the Karmappa, have appealed for calm and peace after the attacks. ...
  • Live: Mahabodhi temple reopens for public a day after blasts 08-07-2013 10:03 AM

    Bodh Gaya/New Delhi: 6:58 pm: The Mahabodhi temple has now reopened for public after a special prayer was performed. 5:17 pm: The special prayer has begun at the Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya after which the temple will be reopened for public. 5:09 pm: Sources say it is possible that...
  • Watch: CCTV footage of the Mahabodhi temple blasts 08-07-2013 09:44 AM

    Bihar Police has released the CCTV footage of one of the nine blasts which took place in and around the famous Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya on Sunday. Two foreign monks were injured in the attack, which the government has confirmed as a terror attack. ...
  • Mahabodhi temple blasts: 1 detained, IM's role suspected 08-07-2013 08:08 AM

    Bodh Gaya: Investigation has begun and police have detained one person in Kolkata for questioning in connection with the Sunday's terror attack on the Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya, Bihar. The person is suspected to have links with the Indian Mujahideen. Following an advisory by the government, security of all...
  • Sonia Gandhi condemns Mahabodhi temple blasts 07-07-2013 11:20 PM

    New Delhi: Terming the incident as cowardly, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Sunday condemned the Mahabodhi temple blasts that shook the holy city of Bodh Gaya in the hourly hours of the day. She said "an attack on the sanctum sanctorum of peace was unfortunate to say the least." She...
  • Mahabodhi blasts have put Bihar in the list of vulnerable states 07-07-2013 10:06 PM

    Serial blasts at Mahabodhi temple has far reaching repercussion. It is the first terror attack in Bihar where the target was carefully chosen and the operation was meticulously planned. Apart from injuring two monks, these blasts have also placed Bihar in the list of vulnerable states. ...
  • We should not consider Mahabodhi temple blasts as something serious: Dalai Lama 07-07-2013 09:32 PM

    Terror struck the world renowned religious site of Bodh Gaya, Bihar in the early hours on Sunday as a series of nine explosions in and around the famous Mahabodhi temple left two monks injured. ...
  • Mahabodhi temple blasts: Police detain one person for questioning 07-07-2013 09:15 PM

    Bodh Gaya: Taking the investigations forward in the Mahabodhi temple serial blasts that shook the nation on Sunday morning, police on Sunday night detained one person from Bodh Gaya, Bihar for questioning. The person is suspected to be involved in these terror attacks and is now presently being quizzed by...
  • Bodh Gaya: Multiple blasts at Mahabodhi temple leave two monks injured 07-07-2013 06:47 PM

    Bodh Gaya: Terror struck the world renowned religious site of Bodh Gaya, Bihar in the early hours on Sunday as a series of nine explosions in and around the famous Mahabodhi temple left two monks injured. The government, which confirmed the explosions as an act of terror, issued advisory to...
  • Prayers continue at Mahabodhi temple despite terror attack, visitors barred for now 07-07-2013 06:28 PM

    Bodh Gaya: Mahabodhi temple, the target of serial blasts, has been closed for general public but the prayers will continue to be held as usual, Bihar police chief Abhayanand said on Sunday. The DGP said no harm has come to the sanctum sanctorum of the famous Buddhist temple, but some...
  • Watch: Where and when the bombs went off in Bodh Gaya 07-07-2013 05:57 PM

    Nine serial blasts ripped through the holy Bodh Gaya temple complex on Sunday morning, injuring two monks. CNN-IBN's Parikshit Luthra explains where exactly the bombs went off. ...
  • Will go through CCTV footage of Mahabodhi temple thoroughly: Police 07-07-2013 05:38 PM

    A series of nine explosions took place early on Sunday morning in the Buddhist city of Bodh Gaya in Bihar, leaving two monks injured. The Bihar Police said the Bodhgaya Temple Management Committee (BTMC) has requested it to step security in the temple. DGP Abhayanand told reporters that the police...