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3 dead in Uttarakhand as snowfall strands 400 pilgrims in Kedarnath

Snowfall of about five inches was reported at Kedarnath, which disrupted helicopter services and the movement of pilgrims
A view of the Kedarnath temple amid heavy snowfall in Uttarakhand's Rudraprayag district.(PTI File Photo)
A view of the Kedarnath temple amid heavy snowfall in Uttarakhand's Rudraprayag district.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on May 08, 2018 08:53 PM IST
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Sushant Singh Rajput, Sara Ali Khan’s Kedarnath to release on November 30

Kedarnath was facing some problem with its release date. The film finally has a release date.
Kedarnath is directed by Abhishek Kapoor.
Kedarnath is directed by Abhishek Kapoor.
Updated on May 08, 2018 02:38 PM IST
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Pilgrim dies of heart attack, hundreds stranded after snowfall in Badrinath, Kedarnath shrines

Former Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat and other Congress leaders Pradeep Tamta and Manoj Rawat were among those stranded at the Kedarnath shrine due to continuing snowfall.
The yatra has been put on hold only temporarily and will be resumed with improvement in the weather.(ANI Photo)
The yatra has been put on hold only temporarily and will be resumed with improvement in the weather.(ANI Photo)
Updated on May 08, 2018 08:17 PM IST
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Chardham: Initial rush exceeds all previous records, says chief minister

Rawat said after the yatra began this year, some 60,000 pilgrims have visited the Badrinath shrine and 51, 000 Kedarnath till Wednesday evening.
Chief minister TS Rawat speaks to the media after reviewing the annual Chardham yatra.(HT PHOTO)
Chief minister TS Rawat speaks to the media after reviewing the annual Chardham yatra.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 03, 2018 09:55 PM IST
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Seers oppose laser show in Kedarnath shrine, urge govt to reconsider decision

Laser show, a new attraction introduced at the Kedarnath shrine this year, has not gone down well with a section of seers who demanded its immediate closure
The laser show presented at the Kedarnath shrine in Uttarakhand. The show, titled ‘The Eternal Shiva’, was introduced at the shrine this year as a new attraction for devotees.(Video Grab)
The laser show presented at the Kedarnath shrine in Uttarakhand. The show, titled ‘The Eternal Shiva’, was introduced at the shrine this year as a new attraction for devotees.(Video Grab)
Published on May 02, 2018 10:08 PM IST
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Pvt operators offer free ride to Mana-Chopta for Chardham pilgrims

The association of private tour and travel operators has said they will take pilgrims availing their services for Chardham Yatra to Mana in Chamoli district and scenic meadows of Chopta in Rudraprayag at no extra fare
The annual Chadham Yatra to the four fabled shrines of Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri began on April 18.(HT Photo)
The annual Chadham Yatra to the four fabled shrines of Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri began on April 18.(HT Photo)
Published on Apr 30, 2018 09:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySandeep Rawat, Haridwar

Process to open Kedarnath portals begin as Kedar Baba’s Utsav Doli starts for shrine

The Army band received the palanquin outside the temple amid chanting of vedic mantras and playing of traditional tunes.
Utsav Doli of Kedar Baba begins its journey to Kedarnath from Omkareshwar temple at Ukhimath in Rudraprayag district on Thursday.(Rajiv Kala/HT PHOTO)
Utsav Doli of Kedar Baba begins its journey to Kedarnath from Omkareshwar temple at Ukhimath in Rudraprayag district on Thursday.(Rajiv Kala/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 26, 2018 09:45 PM IST
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At Kedarnath, new darshan system to bring have nots at par with haves

Pilgrims visiting Kedarnath in the Chardham will now have a hassle-free darshan of Lord Kedarnath following a decision to withdraw the old system
Under the old darshan system, the well-off devotees, who would air dash to the Kedarnath shrine, would get preferential treatment in offering puja.(HT File)
Under the old darshan system, the well-off devotees, who would air dash to the Kedarnath shrine, would get preferential treatment in offering puja.(HT File)
Updated on Apr 24, 2018 10:35 PM IST
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Traffic flow to be smooth on Chardham route: Uttarakhand CM

Special arrangements are being put in place on the Chardham route to ensure that traffic jams do not continue beyond 15 minutes during the ongoing annual yatra (pilgrimage), chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has said.
A proper traffic management on the route would bring a huge relief to both pilgrims as well as local people, says chief minister’s media coordinator Darshan Singh Rawat.(HT Photo)
A proper traffic management on the route would bring a huge relief to both pilgrims as well as local people, says chief minister’s media coordinator Darshan Singh Rawat.(HT Photo)
Published on Apr 22, 2018 10:00 PM IST
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Arrangements in place to give immediate medical aid to Chardham pilgrims

Elaborate arrangements are being put in place so that pilgrims visiting the Chardham could be provided prompt medical aid for hypothermia or heart-related problems they might develop while negotiating the tiring uphill trek to the Himalayan shrines of Kedarnath and Yamnotri
The annual pilgrimage to the Chardham comprising the four Himalayan shrines of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamnotri in Uttarakhand began on April 18.(HT File)
The annual pilgrimage to the Chardham comprising the four Himalayan shrines of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamnotri in Uttarakhand began on April 18.(HT File)
Published on Apr 21, 2018 10:12 PM IST
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‘Tourist police’ to greet, guide pilgrims on Chardham route

With the opening of the portals of the holy shrines at Kedarnath and Badrinath in the Garhwal hills, the Uttarkahand police have decided to deploy “special tourist police” personnel at strategic places along the Chardham pilgrimage route
A total of 127 tourist police personnel to be deployed in Garhwal region.(HT Photo)
A total of 127 tourist police personnel to be deployed in Garhwal region.(HT Photo)
Published on Apr 21, 2018 10:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySandeep Rawat

Pilgrims to shell out more for palanquin and mule rides to Kedarnath

The portal of the shrine will open on April 29.
Pilgrims to shell out more for palanquin, sling and mule ride to Kedarnath.(HT Photo)
Pilgrims to shell out more for palanquin, sling and mule ride to Kedarnath.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 20, 2018 10:06 PM IST
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Now, laser show on 2013 deluge, Congress objects

The laser will showcase ‘Aadi Anant Shiva’ -- a 25-minute show on Lord Shiva.
A laser show is planned for 7 days from the day portals of the shrine will be opened on April 29.(HT FILE PHOTO)
A laser show is planned for 7 days from the day portals of the shrine will be opened on April 29.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 20, 2018 09:59 PM IST
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Copter service to Kedarnath: Govt floats fresh tender, 12 days before portals open

The Uttarakhand has once again floated tenders inviting bids from aviation firms for helicopter services to Kedarnath shrine
Pilgrims at the Gangotri shrine on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
Pilgrims at the Gangotri shrine on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 18, 2018 10:40 PM IST
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Chardham: Take the road less travelled and walk in footsteps of Pandavas

If things fall in line, the adventurous among the Chardham pilgrims would be able to take the “world’s most ancient” trekking route — same as the Pandavas are said to have taken before embarking on their journey to heaven
It is believed that the Pandavas visited the four shrines — Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri — to atone for their sins before embarking on their journey to heaven.(HT Photo for representation)
It is believed that the Pandavas visited the four shrines — Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri — to atone for their sins before embarking on their journey to heaven.(HT Photo for representation)
Published on Apr 16, 2018 10:19 PM IST
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Chardham yatra: U’khand gears up to deal with heavy rush of pilgrims

With Badrinath and Kedarnath, two of Uttarakhand’s four fabled shrines likely to witness a heavy influx of pilgrims during the upcoming Chardham yatra, government agencies have started making arrangements to ensure that visitors have enough ration and accommodation facilities available
This year, Chardham yatra starts from April 18.(HT File)
This year, Chardham yatra starts from April 18.(HT File)
Published on Apr 15, 2018 08:43 PM IST
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No more queueing up at Badrinath, Kedharnath: Tokens to ensure time-bound darshan

Pilgrims visiting Badrinath and Kedarnath — two of the Uttarakhand’s four fabled Hindu shrines that comprise the Chardham — will now have a hassle-free darshan of the deities, courtesy a token system
The six-month-long Chardham yatra starts on April 18.(HT Photo)
The six-month-long Chardham yatra starts on April 18.(HT Photo)
Published on Apr 14, 2018 10:25 PM IST
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Pilgrims to get story of Kedarpuri through mobile app

If everything goes as per plan, pilgrims will receive minute details about the prominent sites along the trekking route to Kedarnath and those in and around the shrine area on their mobile phones during the Chardham pilgrimage
The foundation stone for the Kedarpuri reconstruction project was laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in October last year.(HT File Photo)
The foundation stone for the Kedarpuri reconstruction project was laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in October last year.(HT File Photo)
Published on Apr 12, 2018 10:17 PM IST
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Date for inviting tender for Kedarnath chopper service extended

This seems to be a season of controversies in Uttarakhand. After mayhem over medical fee issue and liquor policy, now aviation policy is under fire
Last year, nearly 4 lakh pilgrims preferred copters over horses and palanquins to reach Kedarnath shrine.(HT Photo)
Last year, nearly 4 lakh pilgrims preferred copters over horses and palanquins to reach Kedarnath shrine.(HT Photo)
Published on Apr 09, 2018 09:56 PM IST
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Condition tweaked third time in tender inviting operators to fly copters to Kedarnath

Uttarakhand government has tweaked tender clause for helicopter services to Kedarnath shrine third time in less than a month
The helicopter service cost is <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>3000-7000 per person depending on the distance of helipad.(HT File)
The helicopter service cost is 3000-7000 per person depending on the distance of helipad.(HT File)
Published on Apr 03, 2018 09:57 PM IST
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IAF Mi-17 chopper crashes in Uttarakhand’s Kedarnath, 6 injured

One of the people involved in the rescue operation said that the helicopter got entangled with an iron girder while landing and crashed as the pilots lost control.
The personnel of Nehru Institute of Mountaineering and local police swung into action soon after the Russian-origin transport helicopter crashed above the helipad located behind the Kedarnath shrine on Tuesday.(NIM)
The personnel of Nehru Institute of Mountaineering and local police swung into action soon after the Russian-origin transport helicopter crashed above the helipad located behind the Kedarnath shrine on Tuesday.(NIM)
Updated on Apr 03, 2018 04:18 PM IST
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Single window for booking copter rides to Kedarnath likely from June

The portals to Kedarnath shrine will re-open on April 18, but the single window ticketing system for copters is likely to be put in place in two months
A similar single window system is already in place for Amarnath and Vaishno Devi yatras.(HT Photo)
A similar single window system is already in place for Amarnath and Vaishno Devi yatras.(HT Photo)
Published on Mar 31, 2018 10:15 PM IST
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Work in group to run copter service at Kedarnath: Govt to aviation firms

Utarakhand government has asked aviation companies to give copter service collectively
The government officials suggested that the companies with less than three copters should work as a group.(HT)
The government officials suggested that the companies with less than three copters should work as a group.(HT)
Updated on Mar 28, 2018 10:06 PM IST
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