Char Dham Yatra to continue normally, says Harish Rawat

Assuring the safety of the `Char Dham yatris`, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Saturday said the yatra will continue normally despite the incessant rains in the state.

Char Dham, tourist spots in Uttarakhand safe: Minister

Dismissing apprehensions of visitors planning to cancel their bookings for Uttarakhand in the wake of the latest earthquake in Nepal, the state government on Wednesday said Char Dham yatra routes and all tourist spots are absolutely safe and there is no need to worry.

Day 1 of Char Dham Yatra logs increased footfalls

After two years, Char Dham Yatra - an annual Hindu pilgrimage in the hill state of Uttarakhand - finally showed signs of picking up on its first day, officials said on Wednesday.

Watch: Know the Puja Muhurat to buy gold on Akshaya Tritiya

Akshaya Tritiya, the holy festival is celebrated among Hindus and Jains. Akshaya Tritiya is considered to be an auspicious day to inaugurate new ventures. This year the auspicious day is on April 21. It is also known as Akha Teej, celebrated on the third day of the Hindu month of Vaisakha.

Chardham yatra: BJP to send its MLAs to assess preparations

With the 'chardham yatra' scheduled to begin on April 21, main opposition BJP in Uttarakhand on Thursday said it will send its MLAs to areas close to the four Himalayan shrines to take stock of the condition of roads and other arrangements for devotees on the route.

Badrinath highway in Uttarakhand closed after snowfall

 The Badrinath highway was closed due to to heavy snowfall in Uttarakhand, officials said on Monday.

Purohits in Uttarakhand to get pension

The Uttarakhand government has decided to grant a pension of Rs 800 per month to purohits living in the hills to stop their migration to the plains in search of livelihood, a senior official said here on Saturday.

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.

Badrinath Temple to close for winter on November 27

Badrinath Temple, one of the four Char Dhams, will close for winters on November 27 this year.

Weather clears in Uttarakhand; pilgrims leave for `Char Dham`

The weather was clear in most parts of Uttarakhand today except light to moderate rain at isolated places, allowing `Char Dham` pilgrims to leave for Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri.

Heavy rains continue to lash Uttarakhand; rivers flowing near danger mark

Rain fury continued in Uttarakhand overnight with major rivers flowing dangerously close to the danger mark.

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: Rivers in spate again, hundreds of pilgrims stranded

The holy Char Dham yatra to Badrinath, Kedarnath, Yamunotri and Gangotri in Uttarakhand has been halted owing to heavy rains in the upper reaches of the state.

Uma Bharti bats for uninterrupted flow of Ganga

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

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

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

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.

Yatra to Kedarnath-Badrinath to resume on October 5

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

5,360 missing in Uttarakhand, fresh rains add to woes

The Uttarakhand government puts the number of missing people in last month`s tragedy at 5,360.

Pilgrims from AP being sidelined in rescue ops: Chandrababu Naidu

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.