Jammu and Kashmir
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
SC lays down directions on Haj pilgrimage
Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the government to frame a five-year policy for regulating the Haj ...
Thousands take part in Meghalaya pilgrimage
Thousands of people climbed the sacred U Lum Sohpetbneng mountain as part of an indigenous tribal pi...
Syria ‘planned to bomb Haj’ in 2012
Syria had planned to explode a bomb during the Haj (pilgrimage) season in 2012, a former military of...
Chhattisgarh govt to facilitate for free pilgrimage visit to disabled
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh has said his government will soon facilitate for free of cos...
Haj: Travel agency charged with fraud
A teacher at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) here has charged a Ahmedabad based travel agency of...
Sikh family looted in Pakistan; gets back money
A Sikh family on a pilgrimage in Pakistan was looted of cash and valuables.
Jerusalem pilgrimage from Feb-May next: TN
Tamil Nadu Government on Wednesday said the proposed pilgrimage to Jerusalem would begin from Februa...
Snake-catchers busy rescuing devotees on Sabarimala pilgrimage
Snake catchers are having a packed schedule during the pilgrimage season at hill-shrine Sabarimala a...
Bosnian walks over 5,500 km on pilgrimage to Mecca
Bosnian Muslim Senad Hadzic`s spiritual journey to perform the Haj took him 10 months as walked 5,65...
Hajj pilgrims on last leg of journey of a lifetime
Pilgrims rushed to complete their final rituals of stoning the devil and a farewell circumambulation...
Kerala wants no restrictions on Sabarimala pilgrimage
Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Friday said there should not be any restrictions on pilgrimag...
Haj pilgrimage: Direct Air India flights from Kashmir
Air India will operate direct flights from Srinagar to Jeddah to ferry this year`s Haj pilgrims to S...
Pakistani Hindus on pilgrimage say they don`t want
A group of 171 Pakistani Hindus which has arrived in Rajasthan on a pilgrimage said, “come what may ...
Now Sri Lankan pilgrims forced to leave Tamil Nadu
150 Sri Lankan nationals, including Sinhalese were forced to head back home from TN after some pro-T...
Saudi SIM cards for Indian Haj pilgrims
For the first time, Indian Haj pilgrims will get SIM cards of Saudi Telecom company at a nominal cos...
Amarnath Board wants more shelter and hospital for yatris
Sri Sri Ravishankar rejected criticisms made against the Board over poor arrangements and asserted t...
Fourth batch of pilgrims leaves for Amarnath
The fourth batch of 3,537 pilgrims for the Amarnath cave shrine left from here amid tight security F...
Amarnath yatra: J&K Health Minister visits pilgrim camps
A team led by Jammu and Kashmir Health Minister Sham Lal Sharma visited pilgrim camps to review medi...
Bus driver fell asleep before accident: Passenger
The driver of the state transport bus which fell into a deep gorge killing 15 persons, most of them ...
Shrikhand Mahadev pilgrimage begins in Himachal
The Shrikhand Mahadev pilgrimage has started in Himachal Pradesh, an official said Sunday.
Manimahesh pilgrimage to begin Aug 10 in Himachal
The 44-day-long Manimahesh pilgrimage in the interiors of Chamba district in Himachal Pradesh, dedic...
Amarnath pilgrimage: Death toll touches 72
Four more pilgrims and a porter died en-route to the holy cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir H...
Haj pilgrimage: FIRs registered against 170 people
FIRs have been lodged against 170 people who got their names included in the list of Haj pilgrims fo...
Amarnath Yatra crosses 2 lakh pilgrim mark
The number of pilgrims who have paid obeisance at the Amarnath shrine this year has crossed the two ...
377 debarred from Haj pilgrimage
At least 377 people have been debarred from undertaking Haj pilgrimage this year after Central Haj C...
Five more Amarnath pilgrims die, toll mounts to 19
Five more devotees died due to cardiac arrest at Pahalgam and Baltal base camps pushing the death to...
Unregistered Amarnath pilgrims cause chaos
Unregistered pilgrims for the annual Amarnath yatra in the Jammu and Kashmir Himalayas are causing m...
Vaishno Devi pilgrimage resumes after forest fire
Pilgrimage to the Hindu shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi near Jammu resumed Saturday morning after it was...
No delay in June 25 start of Amarnath pilgrimage
The shrine, devoted to Lord Shiva, is located at the height of 13,888 feet above sea level and most ...
TN to part fund Hindus` pilgrimage to Mansarovar
Jayalalithaa has already announced financial aid for 500 Christians to undertake pilgrimage to Jerus...
Heavy rush of pilgrims to Vaishno Devi shrine
With about 35,000 devotees each day in this holiday season, authorities have been forced to regulate...
TN temple priest among those killed in Nepal plane
A pall of gloom descended on the house of LS Sudarsanam, a temple priest here after reports of his d...
Kerala: 49429 applications for Haj pilgrimage
A total of 49429 applications had been received this year for Haj pilgrimage for 2012 in Kerala.
Amarnath Shrine Board reviews yatra security
Mountain rescue teams, CCTV cameras, fire fighting units and X-ray baggage scanning units will be pu...
SC strikes down Haj subsidy
In a major setback to the Centre, the Supreme Court on Tuesday turned down its policy of giving gove...
Registration for Amarnath yatra begins
Registration for the annual Amarnath pilgrimage, set to begin from June 25, commenced on Monday at 1...
Amarnath yatra: Govt to provide oxygen cylinders
Many Amarnath pilgrims reported on way to the cave shrine due to lack of oxygen in 2011.
Apex court wants VIP quota for Haj to go
The Supreme Court Monday said that a VIP quota in Haj pilgrimage should not go on perpetually.
Sabari pilgrimage to begin tomorrow
The holy hillock Sabarimala and surrounding valleys will reverberate with devotional chants for tw...
Young Indians taking pilgrimage trips on the rise
Religious travels in India are no longer just for the oldies. An increasing number of young people...
Amritsar joins pilgrim cities` pledge to go green
The newly formed Green Pilgrimage Network, of which the Sikh holy city of Amritsar is the only membe...
2.5 million Muslims begin rites of Hajj pilgrimage
Pilgrims flooded the streets as they headed towards Mina, around five kilometres east of the holy mo...
Go on pilgrimage: Gadkari to PM
PM Manmohan Singh should go on a pilgrimage if he was helpless in checking corruption, BJP presiden...
Kashmiri Pandits protest for right to pilgrimage
A group of Kashmiri Pandits on Sunday staged a protest here demanding that the Centre and Jammu an...
Haj subsidy for 1.25 lakh pilgrims
The Government has approved Haj subsidy for 1.25 lakh pilgrims and fixed fare of Rs 16,000 per perso...
First Haj pilgrimage flight flagged-off
About 27 flights, each with a seating capacity of 300 will carry the pilgrims till October 15.
‘Machail yatra’ begins in Jammu and Kashmir
The annual ‘Machail yatra’, a traditional pilgrimage to temple of a Hindu deity in Machail area of J...
Shravan pilgrimage: Security increased in Haridwar
In view of the heavy inflow of pilgrims during auspicious `Shravan` month, security in the holy city...
Over 1 lakh devotees visit Amarnath cave in 7 days
With 12,000 pilgrims being allowed to move towards the Amarnath cave shrine in Jammu and Kashmir Tue...
Amarnath yatra resumes from Baltal route
The Amarnath yatra on Satuday has resumed from the Baltal route after it was suspended for a day due...
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