With the gates of Badrinath shrine scheduled to be reopened on May 5, Ishwar Prasad Namburi was on Friday formally given charge as the `Rawal` (head priest) of the famed Himalayan temple.
Angry relatives of a minor girl created a ruckus at the ITBP camp at Joshimath in Chamoli district, demanding action against a jawan who allegedly molested her.
With heavy snowfall in neighbouring Uttarakhand, the Met Office said the winter chill might return in Uttar Pradesh for a brief period.
There was still no clarity over the number of deaths in the flood-ravaged Uttarakhand.
About 2,200 pilgrims have been evacuated from Gurdwara Gobind Dham situated before famous Sikh pilgrimage Hemkunt Sahib in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand and safely brought to Joshimath.
Days after Uttarakhand got almost inundated due to flash floods and landslides, Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna faced the wrath of locals in Joshimath.
A female tourist from Russia, who had come from Joshimath for trekking in the Upper Himalayas, was found dead under mysterious circumstances.
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