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Uma Bharti bats for uninterrupted flow of Ganga

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 00:25

Political leaders, environmental activists and spiritual personalities came together here Monday for wide-ranging discussions on ways to clean and develop the Ganga - a river holy for the Hindus.

Sergei Lavrov thanks Sushma Swaraj for helping Russians in Uttarakhand mishap

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 21:39

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday called his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj for providing immediate assistance to the Russian tourists who had met with an accident in Uttarakhand yesterday.

Gangotri of U`khand`s future development to flow from Gairsain: Rawat

Last Updated: Sunday, June 08, 2014, 11:43

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Sunday hit out at the BJP for suggesting that the ruling Congress was using the issue of Gairsain for electoral gains, asserting the Gangotri of the hill state`s future development will flow from the remote hill town.

Chardham yatra to start on May 2

Last Updated: Sunday, April 27, 2014, 19:19

All preparations are complete for the start of Chardham yatra from May 2 with the road from Rudraprayag to Joshimath on way to Badrinath fully black-topped and the snow-clogged highway leading to the Himalayan shrine cleared of snow and opened to traffic, Chief Secretary Subhash Kumar on Sunday said.

India`s Harshwanti Bisht wins Hillary Mountain Legacy Medal

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 22:11

Eminent Indian conservationist and mountaineer Harshwanti Bisht has been selected for this year`s prestigious Sir Edmund Hillary Mountain Legacy Medal for her environmental and community work in the Gangotri Himalaya area.

Two snow leopards sighted at Gangotri National Park?

Last Updated: Monday, December 30, 2013, 12:35

Two snow leopards, an endangered species, have been spotted at the Gangotri National Park in Uttarakhand`s Uttarkashi district.

Yatra to Kedarnath-Badrinath to resume on October 5

Last Updated: Monday, September 30, 2013, 19:42

Pilgrimage to the famous Himalayan shrines of Kedarnath and Badrinath will resume on October 5 with the start of the Navratras.

Gangotri yatra resumes

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 17:01

Pilgrimage to Gangotri, one of the Char Dhams, resumed on Tuesday after remaining suspended for over three months in the wake of the devastating flashfloods in the state.

Pilgrims from AP being sidelined in rescue ops: Chandrababu Naidu

Last Updated: Monday, June 24, 2013, 20:39

Alleging that pilgrims from Andhra Pradesh are being discriminated against in the rescue operations, TDP has requested the Centre to arrange extra helicopters to airlift 400 pilgrims.

All pilgrims stranded at Gangotri evacuated: Army

Last Updated: Saturday, June 22, 2013, 18:28

Amid predictions of heavy rainfall in flood-ravaged Uttarakhand by the weather department, Army has evacuated the entire Gangotri region on Saturday.

Portals of Gangotri, Yamunotri shrines thrown open to public

Last Updated: Monday, May 13, 2013, 17:28

Devotees thronged major chardham destinations in U`khand as the portals of the Himalayan shrines were thrown open to public on occasion of Akshaya Tritiya amid chanting of vedic hymns and blowing of conch shells.

Kedarnath portals to reopen on May 14

Last Updated: Sunday, March 10, 2013, 18:32

The sacred portals of the famous Kedarnath temple in Garhwal Himalayas will reopen on May 14 after its six month annual closure during winters.