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Daiwik Hotels to have five properties in two years


July 18th, 2012 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 18 (IANS) The Kolkata-based Daiwik Hotels Private Ltd,, operating on the pilgrimage hospitality concept plans, will have five hotels in major pilgrimage centres in the country over the ... Read more...

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Over five million pilgrims visit Vaishno Devi till June


July 4th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 4 (IANS) Over five million pilgrims from across the country paid visit to the famous Hindu shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi near Jammu in the first six months ... Read more...

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Daiwik Hotels to launch five hotels in pilgrimage centres


May 22nd, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) Kolkata-based Daiwik Hotels is planning to launch five hotels in key pilgrimage centres across India with an initial investment of Rs.180 crore in the next 30 ... Read more...

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Heavy rush of pilgrims to Vaishno Devi shrine


May 15th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 15 (IANS) With about 35,000 devotees each day in this holiday season, authorities have been forced to regulate entry to the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine near Jammu.According to ... Read more...

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Rs.19,000 crore approved for J&K; rail line


January 4th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) Renewing its commitment to the strategic Jammu-Baramulla rail link in Jammu and Kashmir, the Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure Wednesday approved additional Rs.19,000 crore towards completion ... Read more...

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Need to produce innovators, entrepreneurs, says president


November 25th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 25 (IANS) Calling for spreading education to one and all in the country, President Pratibha Patil Friday said a "comprehensive education system" must produce innovators and entrepreneurs.Addressing ... Read more...

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Building collapse toll rises to seven, three critical


September 28th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) A day after a six-decade-old building housing 50 people collapsed in Old Delhi, two more people succumbed to injuries Wednesday, taking the toll to seven, ... Read more...

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Delhi building collapse: Victim’s kin seek to rebuild lives


September 28th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) It was around 8 p.m. when 12-year-old Saima was engrossed with dinner preparations in the Khan household, in the old quarter of the city. Saima, ... Read more...

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Delhi building that collapsed was 60-years-old


September 28th, 2011 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) The three-storied building, which collapsed killing five and injuring 22 people in the Walled City in the capital, was more than 60-years-old, locals said Wednesday.The ... Read more...

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Now, ropeway for pilgrims to Vaishno Devi shrine


September 23rd, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 23 (IANS) The shrine board of Vaishno Devi, one of the most revered Hindu temples situated in Jammu and Kashmir, Friday approved a ropeway project connecting base camp ... Read more...

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Two held for murdering teen


May 30th, 2011 - 3:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Two people have been arrested for murdering a 19-year-old in north Delhi earlier this week, police said Sunday.The accused, identified as Vipin Mohan and Nitin ... Read more...

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Net times for Agra’s league of seniors


February 6th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Brij Khandelwal Agra, Feb 6 (IANS) For senior citizens of the city of the Taj Mahal, some of them well over 70-years-old, a new world of learning has opened up that ... Read more...

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People flee homes as floodwater enters Bihar villages


July 14th, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 14 (IANS) Thousands of people in Bihar fled their homes Wednesday as floodwaters entered over 100 villages and threatened to inundate many others. Nearly 100 villages in Aurai, Katra and ... Read more...

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Ban Ganga has little water for Vaishno Devi pilgrims


April 16th, 2010 - 9:49 am ICT by IANS
By Ankur Tewari Katra (Jammu and Kashmir), April 16 (IANS) For many, a holy pilgrimage to Vaishno Devi means a dip in the Ban Ganga river which meanders around the sacred shrine. But ... Read more...

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Devotees throng Vaishno Devi temple on New Year Eve


January 1st, 2010 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
Katra (Jammu and Kashmir), Jan 1 (ANI): Thousands of devotees converged in Katra town here to visit Vaishno Devi during the lunar eclipse and commencement of Magh.The shrine, which is located ... Read more...

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Scientist arrested for causing death of boy


October 19th, 2009 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 19 (IANS) An Uttarakhand scientist has been arrested and charged with rash and negligent driving causing the death of a six-year-old boy in Uttar Pradesh's Barabanki district, the police said ... Read more...

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Tight security at Vaishno Devi shrine ahead of ‘Navratri’


September 18th, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Katra, Sept 18 (ANI): Security has been beefed up at the famous Vaishno Devi Temple near Jammu ahead of the nine-day 'Navratri' festival.Paramilitary and police personnel are patrolling and frisking people at ... Read more...

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The pilgrim’s progress: Soon, third cave at Vaishno Devi


August 24th, 2009 - 10:35 am ICT by IANS
By Binoo Joshi Katra (Jammu and Kashmir), Aug 24 (IANS) The pilgrim's progress is all set to become easier. A proposal to construct a third cave at the Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu ... Read more...

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Shutdown in Jammu over central university demand


August 10th, 2009 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 10 (IANS) Normal life came to standstill here Monday due to a shutdown called by the Central University Andolan Samiti (CUAS) -- a conglomerate of social, political and student groups ... Read more...

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Thousands homeless in Bihar due to floods


August 2nd, 2009 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 2 (IANS) Thousands of people have been rendered homeless in Bihar's Sitamarhi district after the Bagmati river breached its embankment, flooding nearly 200 villages. Those stranded in villages are living under ... Read more...

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Nearly 200 villages flooded in Bihar as river breaches embankment (Lead)


August 1st, 2009 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 1 (IANS) At least one woman was drowned as nearly 200 villages were flooded in Bihar's Sitamarhi district after the Bagmati river breached its embankment early Saturday, officials said. Many ... Read more...

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Over 100 villages flooded in Bihar as river breaches embankment


August 1st, 2009 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 1 (IANS) At least one woman was drowned as more than 100 villages were flooded in Bihar's Sitamarhi district after the Bagmati river breached its embankment early Saturday, officials said. ... Read more...

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Imported flowers for Vaishno Devi temple during Navratri festival


March 30th, 2009 - 8:25 pm ICT by ANI
By Tahir Nadeem KhanKatra, March 30 (ANI): On the occasion of Navratri festival, the famous Vaishno Devi temple near Jammu has been decorated with special flowers brought from Norway, Sweden, Russia, and ... Read more...

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Jammu and Kashmir to get its first cancer hospital


March 29th, 2009 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 29 (IANS) The first cancer hospital is coming up by December in Jammu and Kashmir, where the disease is witnessing a sharp increase. The cancer hospital, being constructed by the Shri ... Read more...

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Rail link to Kashmir Valley may have to be realigned


February 15th, 2009 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 15 (IANS) The proposed 70-km rail link between Katra in the Jammu region and Qazigund in Kashmir Valley may have to be realigned because of geological obstacles, pushing the project ... Read more...

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This excited Jammu voter treks 35 km to vote


December 7th, 2008 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Katra (Jammu and Kashmir), Dec 7 (IANS) Middle-aged Mohammad Yusuf, who ferries people on his pony at this base camp of the famous Hindu temple shrine of Vaishno Devi, was in a ... Read more...

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Kashmir’’s first-ever train service commences today


October 12th, 2008 - 3:44 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Oct 12 (ANI): The first ever train service in Kashmir valley commenced on Sunday. The train left Budgam at 7:10 a.m. and arrived at Anantnag on 8:45 a.m. The train ... Read more...

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Tightened security measures at famous Vaishno Devi Temple in Jammu


October 9th, 2008 - 10:02 pm ICT by ANI
By Nadeem Khan Jammu, Oct.9 (ANI): To avoid any untoward incident like recently witnessed at the Rajasthans Chamunda Devi Temple and Himachals Naina Devi, the management authorities at the famous Vaishno Devi ... Read more...

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Apex court refuses to step into Amarnath land transfer muddle


July 4th, 2008 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday dismissed a petition seeking revocation of the Jammu and Kashmir government's decision to take back land given to the Amarnath shrine board, saying ... Read more...

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President visits Vaishno Devi shrine


May 27th, 2008 - 3:30 pm ICT by admin
Jammu, May 27 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil offered prayers at the Hindu shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi in Jammu and Kashmir Tuesday, officials said. The shrine is located at a height of ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh dedicates Chenab Bridge to nation


April 25th, 2008 - 9:00 pm ICT by admin
Akhnoor (J-K), Apr 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, who is on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, on Friday inaugurated the countrys longest cantilever bridge on the Chenab ... Read more...

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High security for PM’s Jammu visit


April 24th, 2008 - 10:14 am ICT by admin
Jammu, April 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is arriving in Jammu on a two-day visit Friday and all security agencies, including the army, have been put on high alert. "There are ... Read more...

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PM to address Vaishno Devi University convocation Friday


April 23rd, 2008 - 7:57 pm ICT by admin
Jammu, April 23 (IANS) As Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) here gets ready to receive Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday it is with great expectations. Vice chancellor Narender Kumar Bansal hopes ... Read more...

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CRPF soldier commits suicide after shootout


April 21st, 2008 - 4:16 pm ICT by admin
Jammu , Apr 21 (ANI): A Central Reserve Police Force soldier deployed near the Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu s Reasi District committed suicide today after injuring his company commander and ... Read more...

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Pakistani-Hindus offer prayer at Vaishno Devi shrine


April 8th, 2008 - 10:17 pm ICT by admin
Jammu, Apr 8 (ANI): A group of fifty-two Hindu pilgrims from Pakistan offered prayer at the Vaishno Devi shrine on Tuesday.The pilgrims visited the shrine on the third day of the ... Read more...

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