Unabated rains lash North India, 11 killed

Unabated rains lash North India, 11 killed

At least 11 persons lost their lives due to incessant rains that swept across vast swathes of North India on Sunday triggering landslides and damaging houses in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and UP while several rivers were also flowing close to the danger mark.

Uttarakhand: ITBP rescues around 1000 pilgrims stranded at Hemkunt Sahib

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Saturday assured immediate help to those affected by heavy rains in Uttarakhand as the state government dispatched a rescue team to oversee evacuation of pilgrims stranded at Hemkunt Sahib.

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Internet network strengthened on Kedarnath Yatra route

Pilgrims will now be able to enjoy wi-fi services at various spots during Kedarnath yatra with a project aimed at strengthening communication network enroute the Himalyan Shrine having been successfully implemented, a senior official said on Monday.

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Rahul Gandhi to undertake Kedarnath yatra on Thursday

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will undertake a yatra to Kedarnath on Thursday, trekking 18 kms up into the Uttarkhand mountains to pay obeisance at the temple which faced the brunt of flash-floods two years ago and has since been spruced up.

Team of physically challenged persons start trek to Kedarnath

 A seven-member team of physically challenged people, including a duo who had fought in the Kargil war, on Wednesday started on a trek to Kedarnath.

Kedarnath Yatra suspended till July 29

Kedarnath yatra was on Sunday further suspended due to bad weather till July 29 after opening for a brief four hours.

Rains lash parts of north India, force suspension of Kedarnath yatra

Rains lashed many areas of north India on Wednesday including hilly state of Uttarakhand, where authorities suspended pilgrimage to Kedarnath.

Kedarnath Yatra hit by landslides, halted

The Kedarnath Yatra in Uttarakhand was halted after landslides in Rudraprayag blocked the route that leads to the pilgrimage site, officials said.

Kedarnath Yatra suspended for fourth day due to bad weather

The Kedarnath Yatra remained suspended for the fourth consecutive day Tuesday due to adverse weather conditions, officials said.

Kedarnath Yatra remains suspended for second day due to snowfall

Pilgrimage to Kedarnath remained suspended for the second consecutive day due to snowfall at the Himalayan shrine and rain in the lower areas of Kedar valley.

Kedarnath yatra halted after heavy snowfall, 144 pilgrims stranded

A week after the opening of famous Kedarnath shrine, the yatra was put on hold after heavy snowfall and bad weather in the region, a report said on Sunday.

Kedarnath journey risky at present, avoid yatra for a week: Priest

Holding that arrangements for the Kedarnath yatra are not adequate yet, the temple`s chief priest Bhimashankar Ling on Sunday advised devotees planning to visit the Himalayan shrine to put their plans on hold for at least a week as it could be "risky".

Preparations afoot for smooth Kedarnath yatra

With less than a week to go for this year`s Kedarnath yatra, preparations are afoot to make the journey smooth and trouble-free for pilgrims.

239 pilgrims visit Kedarnath since resumption of yatra

Braving vagaries of the weather, altogether 239 devotees have paid obeisance at Kedarnath since resumption of the yatra to the Himalayan shrine earlier this month after its protracted suspension in the wake of the June calamity, a senior official said on Saturday.

Yatra to Kedarnath to be resumed on Oct 1: Bahuguna

Pilgrimage to Kedarnath shrine in Garhwal Himalayas, which was suspended in the wake of the June calamity in Uttarakhand, will be resumed on October one, Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna on Thursday said.

Restricted Kedarnath Yatra by chopper may begin in Oct: Uttarakhand CM

Pilgrims may go to Kedarnath by helicopter from next month while the Badrinath yatra will resume from October, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna said.

Authority to regulate Kedarnath yatra

The Uttarakhand government has decided to constitute an authority to regulate the Kedarnath yatra and look after reconstruction work in the flood-ravaged town, officials said Wednesday.