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Char Dham Board warns Gangotri priests of legal action if they stop pilgrims from other states

Ravinath Raman, the chief executive officer (CEO) of the Board, said that the Gangotri priests took the decision on Tuesday to bar the pilgrims from other states.
Earlier on July 24, the Trivdendra Singh Rawat-led Uttarakhand government had decided to allow pilgrims from other states to visit Char Dham shrines, albeit with certain pre-condition amid the viral outbreak.(HT Photo)
Earlier on July 24, the Trivdendra Singh Rawat-led Uttarakhand government had decided to allow pilgrims from other states to visit Char Dham shrines, albeit with certain pre-condition amid the viral outbreak.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 30, 2020 02:15 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | ByNeeraj Santoshi

Gangotri shrine shut till August 15 days after govt allows pilgrims from other states

The decision has been taken by the priests at the shrine in the wake of the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in the Himalayan state.
Barricade put up outside the main gate of Gangotri shrine in Uttarkashi district on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
Barricade put up outside the main gate of Gangotri shrine in Uttarkashi district on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 28, 2020 05:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Uttarkashi/Dehradun | ByVipin Negi | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

Char Dham soil and Ganga water to be sent to Ayodhya for Ram Temple Bhumi Pujan

The water of Gangers considered to be holy and soil from the four pilgrimages of Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri will be sent to Ayodhya.
The Char Dham shrines in Uttarakhand are considered to be one of the holiest pilgrimages in Hindu religion. )(ANI Photo)
The Char Dham shrines in Uttarakhand are considered to be one of the holiest pilgrimages in Hindu religion. )(ANI Photo)
Updated on Jul 26, 2020 03:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | BySuparna Roy | Posted by Abhinav Sahay

Committee on Char Dham project divided over green impact

The report points out that the occurrence of landslides has been enhanced by vertical or near-vertical cuts without sufficient slope vulnerability analysis in the fragile Himalayas.
The proposed all-weather road will connect the four shrines of Uttarakhand -- Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. (Santosh Bhatt/HT Photo)
The proposed all-weather road will connect the four shrines of Uttarakhand -- Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. (Santosh Bhatt/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 22, 2020 05:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | BySuparna Roy

Uttarakhand: Landslides, triggered by heavy rain, block three national highways

The Uttarakhand government announced on Thursday morning that the Rishikesh-Gangotri NH was blocked for traffic, as debris had fallen from mountains near Bhatwadi in Uttarkashi district.
The Rishikesh-Yamunotri NH was blocked for traffic near Dabur Kot.(PTI)
The Rishikesh-Yamunotri NH was blocked for traffic near Dabur Kot.(PTI)
Updated on Jul 16, 2020 05:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun/Uttarkashi | BySuparna Roy

Masks, sanitisation, no prasad: Char Dham pilgrimage in times of Covid-19

Pilgrims to Uttarakhand’s Char Dham shrines have to undergo thermal scanning and sanitisation before they are allowed to enter the premises. Wearing of masks has also been made compulsory at all the shrines.
Pilgrims wearing masks and maintaining social distance stand in a queue outside Badrinath shrine, Uttarakhand.(HT Photo)
Pilgrims wearing masks and maintaining social distance stand in a queue outside Badrinath shrine, Uttarakhand.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 07, 2020 08:24 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun/Uttarkashi | BySuparna Roy | Edited by Anubha Rohatgi

Uttarakhand HC reserves judgement in PIL against govt takeover of Char Dham, 51 other temples

Kartikey Hari Gupta, the counsel representing intervenor, Rural Litigation and Entitlement Kendra (RLEK), a non-governmental organisation (NGO), in the matter that is supporting the state government’s stand, said the court over the past week had heard all the parties concerned and reserved its judgment in the matter.
Uttarakhand HC reserved its judgment in a PIL against the state government’s takeover of the Char Dhams and 51 other temples in the hill state
Uttarakhand HC reserved its judgment in a PIL against the state government’s takeover of the Char Dhams and 51 other temples in the hill state
Updated on Jul 07, 2020 08:36 PM IST
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Dehradun | ByNeeraj Santoshi

8 army personnel test positive for Covid-19 in Uttarakhand, Char Dham shrines open for pilgrims

Uttarakhand reported 66 fresh Covid-19 cases on Wednesday.
Arrangements being made at Badrinath shrine for ensuring physical distancing among pilgrims.(HT Photo)
Arrangements being made at Badrinath shrine for ensuring physical distancing among pilgrims.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 02, 2020 08:59 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

Uttarakhand govt gears up for Char Dham Yatra; priest body apprehensive

A priests’ body in Uttarakhand that has representatives from all the major shrines in the hill state, has opposed the state government’s proposed move to start the annual Char Dham yatra from June 8.
The priests want the decision to open the shrines for pilgrims to be postponed for a few more weeks because of the spiralling number of Covid-19 positive cases in the hill state.(File photo for representation)
The priests want the decision to open the shrines for pilgrims to be postponed for a few more weeks because of the spiralling number of Covid-19 positive cases in the hill state.(File photo for representation)
Updated on Jun 03, 2020 06:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | BySuparna Roy and Vipin Negi

Owners abandon Char Dham pack animals in Uttarakhand as lockdown bites

Animal rights activists in the state are trying to raise funds to rehabilitate these animals by their owners who are pout of work after the Char Dham yatra was cancelled.
Donkeys rescued from streets in Dehradun feeding at a shelter home on Chakrata Road.(HT PHOTO)
Donkeys rescued from streets in Dehradun feeding at a shelter home on Chakrata Road.(HT PHOTO)
Published on May 05, 2020 09:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | BySuparna Roy

Hindu minister to be chairperson in case of Muslim CM: Char Dham proposal

The state government plans to enact the Chardham Shrine Management Board Act 2019 to oversee the management of Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath.
Kedarnath temple covered in a sheet of snow, Nov 27, 2019. The Uttarakhand cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal to manage the Char Dham,or four holy Hindu abodes in the state.(ANI)
Kedarnath temple covered in a sheet of snow, Nov 27, 2019. The Uttarakhand cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal to manage the Char Dham,or four holy Hindu abodes in the state.(ANI)
Updated on Nov 28, 2019 05:42 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | ByKalyan Das

Kedarnath is now the perfect blend of spiritualism and modernisation

Pilgrims are flocking the place in record numbers every year.
Kedarnath is one of the popular Char Dhams in the state of Uttarakhand.(Uttarakhand State Govt.)
Kedarnath is one of the popular Char Dhams in the state of Uttarakhand.(Uttarakhand State Govt.)
Updated on Sep 13, 2019 01:19 PM IST
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7 labourers on Char Dham road project in Uttarakhand killed in landslide

A rescue operation is underway by local administration and police to rescue the injured who are feared to be trapped under the debris at the accident site in the state’s Rudraprayag district
An earth-moving machine at the site of a landslide, which left at least seven labourers dead, in Uttarkhand’s Rudraprayag district(HT Photo)
An earth-moving machine at the site of a landslide, which left at least seven labourers dead, in Uttarkhand’s Rudraprayag district(HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 21, 2018 03:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | ByHT Correspondent

Many tourist places in Uttarakhand yet to achieve pre-2013 flash floods footfall

After the 2013 tragedy, there was a dip in the number of tourists visiting Uttarakhand. As per the tourism department’s data, 2.85 crore people visited Uttarakhand in 2012. The number fell down to 2.11 crore in 2013.
Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara in the Garhwal Himalayas, Uttarakhand. The number of tourists visiting the Sikh shrine and several other tourist places in the state has fallen after the flash floods of 2013.(HT FIle Photo)
Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara in the Garhwal Himalayas, Uttarakhand. The number of tourists visiting the Sikh shrine and several other tourist places in the state has fallen after the flash floods of 2013.(HT FIle Photo)
Updated on Oct 04, 2018 03:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | ByNitika Kakkar, Dehradun

Launch from ‘char dham’ will ensure success of Gaurav Yatra: Raje

Addressing a rally in Nathdwara, Raje said that the BJP government has carried out works that were not done in the past.
CM Vasundhara Raje during a road show in Gogunda of Udaipur district during the Rajasthan Gorav Yatra on Sunday.(HT PHOTO)
CM Vasundhara Raje during a road show in Gogunda of Udaipur district during the Rajasthan Gorav Yatra on Sunday.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 05, 2018 11:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | ByHT Correspondent

Two labourers die in Uttarakhand cloud burst, rains disrupt Char Dham pilgrimage

Two persons have died and three buried under rubble after a cloud burst led to a major chunk of a hill to collapse.
Two of the bodies have been extracted while search continues for three more.(HT file photo)
Two of the bodies have been extracted while search continues for three more.(HT file photo)
Updated on Jul 20, 2018 12:51 PM IST
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Indo Asian News Service | ByHT Correspondent

5 years of Kedarnath tragedy: No dent in faith, but pilgrims wary of riverside construction

Five years down the line, Kedar valley that bore the brunt of the flashfloods, looks a different place, courtesy the large scale reconstruction works being carried out on a war footing
One thing which remains unchanged is the faith that millions have in the power of Lord Kedarnath.(HT)
One thing which remains unchanged is the faith that millions have in the power of Lord Kedarnath.(HT)
Updated on Jun 15, 2018 10:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Sonprayag | ByKalyan Das

Is muck disposal in Uttarakhand Ganga basin the culprit?

Ratan Aswal, social activist from Garhwal, said he has documented the muck disposal in the Ganga basin. He added that the impact of the “illegal activity” was now clearly visible.
Social activists claim that a large amount of muck generated by cutting hills have been dumped in the lush green forest on the river banks thus prompting natural water sources to dry up.(HT FILE (REPRESENTATIVE PIC))
Social activists claim that a large amount of muck generated by cutting hills have been dumped in the lush green forest on the river banks thus prompting natural water sources to dry up.(HT FILE (REPRESENTATIVE PIC))
Updated on May 25, 2018 10:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | ByAnupam Trivedi

First batch of pilgrims for Badrinath, Kedarnath shrines leave Haridwar

With just five days left for the opening of portals of Kedarnath and Badrinath shrines, the first batch of pilgrims visiting the shrines left from Haridwar on Tuesday
People throng Haridwar for the Char Dham pilgrimage.(RAMESHWAR GAUR/HT PHOTO)
People throng Haridwar for the Char Dham pilgrimage.(RAMESHWAR GAUR/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 24, 2018 10:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Haridwar | BySandeep Rawat
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