Now, 'Char Dham Yatra' in winter

Priests and temple committees concerned have unanimously approved a proposal to start an annual yatra to places where the char dham deities are worshipped during their winter sojourn.

This year`s char dham yatra not worth its name: BJP

Uttarakhand BJP questioned the rationale of the "haste" showed by the state government in starting the `char dham` yatra when roads damaged in the last year`s flash floods were "not repaired".

Yatra to Kedarnath remains suspended

With the Rishikesh-Kedarnath National Highway blocked at Doliyadevi near Fata and intermittent rains continuing, district authorities Thursday decided to keep the Kedarnath yatra suspended till July 26.

No let up in rains in Uttarakhand

There was no let up in heavy rains across Uttarakhand on Monday with landslides continuing to block traffic on the highways and keeping the char dham yatra suspended for the sixth consecutive day.

Char Dham Yatra halted: Country’s disaster management totters on the edge!

More than 50 million people are affected by natural disasters annually, but despite this the second most populous country in the world suffers from serious lack of disaster preparedness.

Uttarakhand rivers in spate; hundreds of pilgrims stranded

Hundreds of pilgrims continued to remain stranded in Uttarakhand on Thursday with heavy rains lashing the hill state.

Uttarakhand tragedy: Lessons not learnt, pain lingers

Time, it is said, is a great healer. For the hundreds of villagers in Uttarakhand who lost their homes and livelihoods in the flash floods last June 16 and for the thousands all over the country whose loved ones were washed away by the swirling waters, the passage of time has brought no solace. It has, however, added to their pain and anguish for nothing has changed in the hill state, touted as "Gods Own Land".

Uttarakhand CM announces reconstruction plan for Kedarnath shrine

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Saturday announced an elaborate reconstruction and rehabilitation programme for Kedarnath shrine and surrounding areas including erecting protective walls around the famed temple.

Badrinath shrine reopens amid chanting of Vedic hymns

Faith has won over fearful memories of deadly devastation in Uttarakhand. Amid recitals of Vedic hymns and blowing of conch shells, the holy shrine of Badrinath reopened on Monday, a day after prayers began at Kedarnath.

Kedarnath shrine re-opens almost a year after Uttarakhand floods

A year after the famous Kedarnath temple, which was marred by massive flash floods that had left hundreds of people dead and many others stranded, re-opened on Sunday.

2013 calamity to impact number of visitors to shrines: SP

Despite government endeavours to ensure safety of pilgrims and completing infrastructure development before the Char Dham yatra begins, officials feel that the fear psychosis of last year`s calamity will affect the flow of visitors to Kedarnath and other Himalayan shrines this year.

Two highways leading to Kedarnath, Badrinath blocked

Fresh snowfall in higher reaches and moderate showers in plains in Uttarakhand have left two highways leading to Kedarnath and Badrinath shrines in Garhwal Himalayas blocked, raising worries about timely start of the annual Char Dham pilgrimage on May two.

Uttarakhand govt taking steps for smooth Char Dham yatra

With just a fortnight to go for the start of the annual Char Dham pilgrimage, Uttarakhand government is giving final touches to preparations for the yatra route to ensure a smooth and trouble-free journey for the devotees en route to the four Himalayan shrines.

`Jashodaben, Narendra Modi`s wife, on char dham yatra`

BJP`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi`s wife Jashodaben, who has so far led a solitary life after being abandoned by her husband, has disappeared ever since the Gujarat Chief Minister accepted for the first time that he is married.

Kedarnath pilgrimage from May 4; 1,000 pilgrims to visit daily

One thousand devotees will be allowed to visit Kedarnath shrine daily when its portals are opened on May 04, Chief Minister Harish Rawat said.

Biometric registration of devotees for char dham yatris

Biometric registration of devotees and facilities like SMS alerts in case of an emergency are among a slew of steps being taken by the state government in view of the char dham pilgrimage scheduled to begin in May this year.

Rawat orders completion of Gaurikund-Kedarnath road before char dham

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat asked officials to ensure completion of work on a 22 km alternative road between Gaurikund and Kedarnath before the commencement of char dham yatra on May 5.

No failure on part of MeT in Uttarakhand calamity: Govt

There was no failure on the part of the MeT department as it had issued warning of heavy to very heavy rains in Uttarakhand, just before the disaster, government has said.

`Char Dham` yatra to end with closing of Badrinath shrine today

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.

Portals of Badrinath shrine closing on Monday

Gates of 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.