Five Andhra pilgrims killed, two injured in accident

Five pilgrims from Andhra Pradesh were killed and two others injured today when the vehicle they were travelling in rammed into a truck near a village in Bihar's Kaimur district, police said.

No dress code for pilgrims at Kashi Vishwanath: Nyas Parishad

No dress code for pilgrims at Kashi Vishwanath: Nyas Parishad

Chairman of Sri Kashi Vishwanath Mandir Nyas Parishad said there is no dress code of wearing saree imposed for pilgrims visiting Kashi Vishwanath temple.

Ten pilgrims injured as bus turns turtle in UP

Ten persons, including nine women, were seriously injured when a bus carrying pilgrims overturned in Gopiganj area here.

Saudi suggests pilgrims at fault over Hajj deaths, Iran indignant

Saudi Arabia, under growing pressure to account for a crush that killed more than 700 people at the Hajj pilgrimage, on Friday suggested pilgrims failing to follow crowd control rules bore some blame for the worst disaster at the event for 25 years.

First flight from Bhopal carrying Haj pilgrims begins today

The first flight from Bhopal to Saudi Arabia for Haj pilgrims will take off from here on Thursday.

11 Indians killed in Mecca crane collapse: MEA

11 Indians killed in Mecca crane collapse: MEA

The Ministry of External Affairs on Sunday confirmed that 11 Indians were among over 100 people who were killed at Mecca`s Grand Mosque after collapse of a construction crane.

Sayeed expresses grief over death of pilgrims at Mecca

 Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Saturday expressed grief over the death pilgrims after a construction crane collapsed during a storm at Mecca's Grand Mosque.

Fresh batch of 37 pilgrims leaves for Amarnath

A fresh batch of 37 pilgrims on Sunday left for the cave shrine of Amarnath in the south Kashmir Himalayas, amid tight security.

Fresh batch of 58 pilgrims leave for Amarnath

 Amid tight security, a fresh batch of 58 pilgrims on Saturday left for the cave shrine of Amarnath in the south Kashmir Himalayas.

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'Sikkim route to Mansarovar yatra not affecting Uttarakhand'

Notwithstanding the opening of the new route for Kailash Mansarovar yatra via Sikkim from this year, the original route from Uttarakhand has not lost its charm among pilgrims, tourism department officials say.

J&K Haj pilgrims to leave for Medina from Aug 17

 The first batch of Haj pilgrims from Jammu and Kashmir will leave from here directly to the holy city of Medina in Saudi Arabia from August 17, officials said on Wednesday.

Another batch of 444 pilgrims leave Jammu for Amarnath

Amid tight security, a batch of 444 pilgrims today left for the cave shrine of Amarnath in the south Kashmir Himalayas.

Bihar: Three women Kanwariya pilgrims killed in road accident

 Three women Kanwariya pilgrims were killed and another injured when they were run over by a speeding truck here, police said on Sunday.

627 pilgrims leave for Amarnath shrine amid tight security

 Another batch of 627 pilgrims today left for the cave shrine of Amarnath in the south Kashmir Himalayas amidst tight security.

Fresh batch of pilgrims leave for Amarnath shrine

A fresh batch of 707 pilgrims on Sunday left for the cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas amidst tight security.

Fresh batch of pilgrims leaves for Amarnath yatra today

 A fresh batch of 617 pilgrims on Saturday left for the cave shrine of Amarnath in the south Kashmir Himalayas amid tight security.

Naidu urges pilgrims to keep Pushkaram ghats clean

 Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has urged pilgrims at Godavari Pushkaram to keep bathing ghats clean and take it upon themselves as a responsibility.

Necessary steps in place for holiday weekend rush at Pushkaram

Necessary arrangements are in place to handle the heavy flow of devotees that is expected at bathing ghats for Godavari Pushkaram in view of two consecutive holidays, Andhra Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister N Chinnarajappa said on Saturday.

Andhra gears up for Godavari Pushkaram, 4 cr pilgrims expected

An 'arti' for Godavari river on the lines of 'Ganga arti' and promotion of temple tourism and cultural art forms are some of the plans of Andhra Pradesh government during Godavari 'Maha Pushkaram' beginning Tuesday as it seeks to enhance the profile of the new state.