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Badrinath temple reopens Badrinath temple reopens



Dehradun, The doors of Badrinath temple nestling in the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand were thrown open for pilgrims on Friday after performing all Vedic rituals.

The idol of Lord Badri (Vishnu) was installed at the sanctum sanctorum of the temple after it was brought in a religious procession amid chanting of slogans such as "Jai Badri Vishal".

Stage set for smooth conduct of Chardham Yatra Stage set for smooth conduct of Chardham Yatra

 

Dehradun, With the Chardham Yatra set to begin on the auspicious occasion of Akshaya Tritiya on Tuesday, the Uttarakhand government has been preparing for a smooth conduct of the annual yatra to the Hindu shrines.

While Gangotri and Yamunotri shrines will reopen on Tuesday, Kedarnath and Badrinath shrines will open to the pilgrims on Thursday and Friday, respectively, a government official said on Sunday.

Rediscovering treks of Kedarnath, Badrinath Rediscovering treks of Kedarnath, Badrinath



Dehradun, For centuries, pilgrims trekked hundreds of miles to visit Badrinath and Kedarnath shrines nestled in the Garhwal range of Himalayas in Uttarakhand.

Most of these routes, also undertaken by Adi Shankracharya, vanished after roads were built right up to Badrinath and Gaurikund, the base camp of Kedarnath.

Kartarpur Corridor: India, Pakistan discuss concerns Kartarpur Corridor: India, Pakistan discuss concerns

 

Chandigarh, Officials from India and Pakistan met at the Zero Line along the international border between the two countries in Dera Baba Nanak sector on Tuesday and discussed the technical and security aspects of the upcoming Kartarpur Corridor.

Official sources said that officers from the two sides discussed the alignment of the Corridor which will be around 5-km long. Out of this, nearly 4.5 km will fall in Pakistan's territory.

Kartarpur Corridor: India, Pakistan discuss concerns Kartarpur Corridor: India, Pakistan discuss concerns

 

Chandigarh, Officials from India and Pakistan met at the Zero Line along the international border between the two countries in Dera Baba Nanak sector on Tuesday and discussed the technical and security aspects of the upcoming Kartarpur Corridor.

Official sources said that officers from the two sides discussed the alignment of the Corridor which will be around 5-km long. Out of this, nearly 4.5 km will fall in Pakistan's territory.

 Captain Amarinder Singh greets people on Baisakhi Captain Amarinder Singh greets people on Baisakhi

 

Chandigarh,

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday felicitated Punjabis across the globe on the sacred occasion of the 320th Sajna Divas of the 'Khalsa Panth' and 'Baisakhi', which symbolizes the spirit of Punjab, Punjabi & Punjabiat.

Registration begins for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Registration begins for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

 

New Delhi, The government has begun the process for registration of pilgrims for this years Kailash Mansarovar Yatra which will be held from June 8 to September 8 through two routes.

An External Affairs Ministry release said on Tuesday that the registration for the yatra has begun from April 9 and the last date is May 9.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old and not more than 70 years on January 1.

Uttarakhand secures Char Dham, border ahead of polls Uttarakhand secures Char Dham, border ahead of polls

 

Dehradun, Bracing for the April 11 polls, Uttarakhand has heightened security around the Char Dham shrines and will seal the border with Nepal two days ahead of the elections, a top police official said here on Monday.

To ensue a free and fair process, 60 additional companies of central forces will be deployed to manage 11,238 polling booths, Director General of Police (Law and Order) Ashok Kumar said.

"We have also increased vigil around all the four Char Dham shrines --Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri," Kumar said. All the shrines are still closed, and will only open separately in the first week of May.

Mizoram churches to pray for peaceful elections Mizoram churches to pray for peaceful elections


Aizawl, The apex body of churches in Mizoram has urged churches across the state to hold mass on April 5 or 6 for the peaceful conduct of the April 11 Lok Sabha vote, a church leader said, here on Monday.

The Mizoram Kohhran Hruaitute Committee (MKHC) is the apex body of 16 churches in the state. Of the Mizoram's 1.1 million population (as per the census 2011), 87 per cent are Christians, belonging to various denominations, mostly Presbyterian in North and Baptists in South.

Free stay for 4,000 Vaishno Devi pilgrims soon Free stay for 4,000 Vaishno Devi pilgrims soon


Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Saturday laid the foundation stone of a building that would provide free accommodation daily to 4,000 pilgrims visiting the Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine.

To add additional facilities for meeting the accommodation needs of the pilgrims who visit the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine, the Governor laid the foundation stone for construction of a new Durga Bhavan in the Bhavan area, a

Pakistan hold 'constructive' discussions on Kartarpur corridor Pakistan hold 'constructive' discussions on Kartarpur corridor


Attari  Officials from India and Pakistan on Thursday held "detailed and constructive" discussions on the Kartarpur corridor which will enable pilgrims from India to travel to the Sikh shrine inside Pakistan through a dedicated corridor.

Amarinder for passport, visa-free travel on Kartarpur Corridor Amarinder for passport, visa-free travel on Kartarpur Corridor


Chandigarh, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday welcomed the Union Home Ministry decision to fast track the development of the Kartarpur Corridor, but demanded "passport and visa free `khule darshan' for pilgrims visiting the historic gurdwara" across the international border with Pakistan.

Amarnath Yatra to begin July 1 Amarnath Yatra to begin July 1



Jammu, The Amarnath Yatra this year will begin July 1, and last 46 days, it was announced here on Thursday.

The decision was taken by the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB), headed by Governor Satya Pal Malik.

 Amarinder greets people on Mahashivratri Amarinder greets people on Mahashivratri


Chandigarh Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has extended warm greetings to the people of Punjab on the auspicious occasion of 'Mahashivratri' with a call to celebrate the festival in the true spirit of brotherhood and harmony. In his message, the Chief Minister urged the people to come together to celebrate the festival with the vow to promote goodwill and bonhomie. He exhorted the people to follow the ideology promoted by Lord Shiva to destroy all evil forces of divisiveness and hated.

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