hindu pilgrimage

Shutdown hits life in Kashmir


September 4th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 4 (IANS) Life in Srinagar and other parts of the Kashmir valley was partially affected due to a shutdown call by separatists Tuesday.Hardline separatist leader Syed Ali ... Read more...

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No plans to construct motorable road to Amarnath shrine: Kashmir


August 19th, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 19 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government has no plans to construct a motorable road to the Himalayan cave shrine of Amarnath, a minister said Sunday.Addressing a ... Read more...

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15 Indians killed as jeep falls into Nepal river (Second Lead)


July 28th, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 28 (IANS) As many as 15 Indian pilgrims, including four children, were killed and two injured Saturday when their jeep veered off the road and fell into a ... Read more...

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15 Indians killed in Nepal accident (Lead)


July 28th, 2012 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 28 (IANS) As many as 15 Indian pilgrims, including four children, were killed Saturday when their jeep fell into a river in Nepal, a media report said.The pilgrims ... Read more...

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Around 500,000 perform Amarnath Yatra


July 16th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 16 (IANS) Around 500,000 pilgrims have so far performed this year's Amarnath Yatra that began June 25, an official said Monday. Eighty-six pilgrims have died during this ... Read more...

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36 Indian pilgrims die in Nepal bus crash (Second Lead)


July 15th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu/New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) At least 36 Indians were among 40 people killed Sunday when an overcrowded bus carrying Hindu pilgrims from India to a temple in Nepal veered ... Read more...

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35 pilgrims killed in Nepal bus accident (Lead)


July 15th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 15 (IANS) At least 35 pilgrims, most of them Indians, were killed and 12 injured in a road accident in western Nepal Sunday afternoon after their bus veered ... Read more...

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35 killed in bus accident in Nepal


July 15th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 15 (IANS) At least 35 people, most of them Indians, were killed in a road accident in western Nepal Sunday afternoon after the bus they were travelling by ... Read more...

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Kashmir survives another tragedy, this time without blood


July 1st, 2012 - 9:41 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 1 (IANS) As normal life resumed in Srinagar and other parts of the Valley Saturday, Kashmir survived yet another tragedy - this time without any blood being spilt ... Read more...

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Bomb defused near Jammu (Lead)


June 28th, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 28 (IANS) The police in Jammu and Kashmir Thursday detected and defused a timebomb in a briefcase near a petrol pump in the Ranbir Singh Pura area, ... Read more...

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Bomb diffused near Jammu


June 28th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 28 (IANS) The police in Jammu and Kashmir Thursday detected and diffused a timebomb in a briefcase near a petrol pump in the Ranbir Singh Pura ... Read more...

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Separatist shutdown affects life in Kashmir


June 11th, 2012 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 11 (IANS) Life in Srinagar and other towns in the Kashmir Valley was impacted Monday as shops, educational institutions and business establishments shut down in response to a ... Read more...

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Differences sharpen between Amarnath board, religious groups


May 12th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 12 (IANS) Differences have sharpened between Hindu religious groups and Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) over the duration and commencement of this year's annual pilgrimage to the ... Read more...

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Annual Hindu pilgrimage of Amarnath to start June 25


February 26th, 2012 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 25 (IANS) The annual Hindu pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave shrine of Lord Shiva, in the south Kashmir Himalayas, will commence on June 25 this year.It will ... Read more...

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Sahai’s Rs.100 crore largesse for Jharkhand tourism


December 14th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Jharkhand has been allocated Rs.100 crore in 2011-12 to ramp up its tourism infrastructure, Union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai said Wednesday."Jharkhand is a ... Read more...

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BJP unites to defeat Reddy brothers in Bellary


November 17th, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 17 (IANS) Karnataka's faction-ridden ruling Bharatiya Janata Party Thursday decided to unitedly take on Reddy brothers for propping up their own candidate in the Nov 30 bypoll ... Read more...

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East Coast Railway to run two weekly special trains


August 2nd, 2011 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 2 (IANS) The East Coat Railway Tuesday said it will run two weekly special trains to Shirdi in Maharashtra from Bhubaneswar and Visakhapatnam to facilitate wait-list passengers.The first ... Read more...

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Heading for ‘Shiva’s home’ - to keep it clean (Feature)


July 18th, 2011 - 9:57 am ICT by IANS
Chamba (Himachal Pradesh), July 18 (IANS) Before the pilgrims make their progress, anti-waste campaigners are heading for Manimahesh Lake at 13,500 feet, which affords splendid views of Lord Shiva's mythical ... Read more...

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Bad weather halts Amarnath pilgrimage (Second Lead)


July 3rd, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 3 (IANS) The Amarnath pilgrimage was again halted Sunday due to landslides and bad weather along the route to the Kashmir cave shrine. Pilgrims have been asked ... Read more...

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Ahead of Amarnath pilgrimage, Kashmir secures routes


June 6th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 6 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government has started deploying security forces along the routes leading to the Amarnath cave shrine devoted to Lord Shiva as pilgrims ... Read more...

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More than 150,000 register for Amarnath pilgrimage


May 22nd, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 22 (IANS) There has been an overwhelming response to the annual Amarnath "yatra" (pilgrimage) this year, with more than 150,000 having registered themselves in the 12 days ... Read more...

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Preparations for Amarnath pilgrimage begin


May 1st, 2011 - 3:46 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 30 (IANS) Preparations for the annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave shrine in Jammu and Kashmir, scheduled to begin from June 29, have started, an official of ... Read more...

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Jammu and Kashmir seeks more security forces


April 29th, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 29 (IANS) Amid fears of another summer of riots and violence, the Jammu and Kashmir government has requisitioned additional forces from New Delhi to provide security during the ... Read more...

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Hindus greet Chaplin’s grandson for undergoing traditional Hindu wedding in India


February 20th, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Feb 20 (ANI): Hindus have greeted film-icon Charlie Chaplin's grandson Mark Joplin for reportedly going through a traditional Hindu wedding ceremony in India.According to reports, Joplin (60) and Terra Tiffany ... Read more...

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Indo-Americans shocked at Sabarimala tragedy


January 15th, 2011 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Jan 15 (ANI): Indo-Americans have expressed shock and dismay at the tragedy in remote Kerala (India), where stampede caused the deaths of dozens of returning Sabarimala pilgrims and injuring many ... Read more...

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Himalayan monks to launch green movement in Kolkata


December 17th, 2010 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) The fast-melting glaciers in the Himalayas could destroy Hindu pilgrimage spots as well as the caves where thousands of sadhus meditate, and monks have decided to launch a ... Read more...

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Tourists stranded in Uttarakhand


September 21st, 2010 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, Sep 21 (IANS) More than 100 tourists, including many from abroad, were stranded in different areas of Uttarakhand where torrential rain and landslides have claimed 66 lives over the past ... Read more...

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Two army officers buried under snow avalanche (Second Lead)


September 21st, 2010 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Dehradun, Sep 21 (IANS) Two Indian Army officers of a mountaineering team were killed when a snow avalanche hit their camp in Uttarakhand where torrential rains and landslides have left 66 ... Read more...

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Chopper service for Himachal’s Manimahesh pilgrims


September 1st, 2010 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 1 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has allowed private heli-taxi operators to ferry pilgrims during the sacred Hindu pilgrimage Manimahesh in the remote areas of Chamba district, an official said here Wednesday. "Two ... Read more...

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Now British ‘garbage girl’ to clean Shiva’s abode


August 17th, 2010 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Aug 17 (IANS) This Briton is known as the 'garbage girl' of the mountains in Himachal Pradesh. And she is now set to clean the huge piles of trash ... Read more...

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3,000 BSF personnel airlifted to Kashmir


June 30th, 2010 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Some 3,000 Border Security Force (BSF) personnel have been sent to the Kashmir Valley to be part of the multi-layer security net for the annual Hindu pilgrimage ... Read more...

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Amarnath Yatra arrangements in full swing


June 23rd, 2010 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 23 (IANS) Preparations for the two-month-long annual Hindu pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave shrine in Jammu and Kashmir starting July 1 are in full swing. Dozens of 'langars' ... Read more...

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Cut Amarnath pilgrimage to 15 days, says Geelani (Lead)


June 18th, 2010 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 18 (IANS) Hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani Friday said the annual Hindu pilgrimage to the Amarnath shrine in Jammu and Kashmir should be curtailed to 15 days from ... Read more...

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Curtail Amarnath pilgrimage to 15 days: Geelani


June 18th, 2010 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 18 (IANS) Hardline leader Syed Ali Geelani Friday said the separatists were not against the annual Amarnath 'yatra' (pilgrimage) in principle, but wanted its duration to be curtailed to ... Read more...

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Shorten Amarnath Yatra period to save ecology: Geelani


March 19th, 2010 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 19 (IANS) Hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani Friday demanded that the annual Amarnath Yatra pilgrimage period be reduced from the present two months to save the delicate ecology of ... Read more...

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