SHOs with innovative ideas on Char Dham Yatra to be rewarded

The new Uttarakhand DGP has announced that police station in-charges who come up with innovative ideas for better coordination of Char Dham Yatra beginning next week will get cash rewards.

Uttarakhand turns to trekking to boost tourist footfalls

Uttarakhand turns to trekking to boost tourist footfalls

Go trekking is the new credo for Uttarakhand Tourism, as it aims to garner more footfalls to the hill state.

NIH scientists to use water isotopes tracer tech to track Ganga's origin

NIH scientists to use water isotopes tracer tech to track Ganga's origin

Several studies on Ganga have been conducted at Bhojwasa near the Gangotri glacier where one of NIH's observatories are situated. So far, research has favoured Gaumukh as the origin of the sacred river Ganga.  

Gayatri Pariwar to clean up ghats from Gangotri to Gangasagar

 Gayatri Pariwar to clean up 200 ghats of river ganga from Gangotri to Gangasagar under Nirmal Ganga Jaal Abhiyaan.

Govt to celebrate 'Safe Uttarakhand' day

Enthused by the success of ongoing Char Dham Yatra, which is being held for the third consecutive season since the 2013 disaster, the state government has decided to organise programmes on November 24 to celebrate 'Safe Uttarakhand' to attract more pilgrims to the state.

4.0 magnitude earthquake jolts Chamoli in Uttarakhand, no casualty reported

4.0 magnitude earthquake jolts Chamoli in Uttarakhand, no casualty reported

A mild intensity earthquake measuring 4.0 magnitude on the Richter scale was recorded in Chamoli district and its adjoining areas in Uttarakhand on Sunday morning.

Uttarakhand: Char Dham Yatra resumes

The annual Char Dham Yatra to Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri, Yamunotri and Hemkund Sahib, which was hindered due to landslide near the Uttarkashi-Gangotri Marg, resumed on Monday.

Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat assures safety to Char Dham yatris

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Monday said that each person taking up the Char Dham yatra is the responsibility of the state government.

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.