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Amid snowfall, Kedarnath and Yamunotri shrines close for winter season

Over 1.35 lakh pilgrims visited the Kedarnath shrine in Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand since the Char Dham yatra resumed July 1 while the Yamunotri shrine in Uttarkashi district drew 8,000 devotees.
The Kedarnath shrine closed for winter season amid snowfall on Monday morning.(Raajiv Kala/HT PHOTO)
The Kedarnath shrine closed for winter season amid snowfall on Monday morning.(Raajiv Kala/HT PHOTO)
Published on Nov 16, 2020 07:08 PM IST
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Char Dham shrine portals to close for winter months beginning November 15

Those of Badrinath to close on Nov 19, Gangotri on Nov 15, and those of Yamunotri and Kedarnath to close on Nov 16
The Badrinath shrine.(HT photo)
The Badrinath shrine.(HT photo)
Published on Oct 25, 2020 04:28 PM IST
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Over 50,000 pilgrims visit Char Dham shrines, more than 92,000 e-passes issued

On Saturday, 4,844 pilgrims made bookings for e-passes for Char Dham pilgrimage which is a single-day record during the pandemic.
The four Himalayan pilgrimage sites - Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath - collectively called Char Dham, are among the most revered pilgrimage sites in Hindu tradition.(HT Photo)
The four Himalayan pilgrimage sites - Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath - collectively called Char Dham, are among the most revered pilgrimage sites in Hindu tradition.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 04, 2020 06:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

Landslides block 62 roads in Uttarakhand, MeT predicts more rain

Sunday’s landslides that were triggered y heavy overnight rain are likely to affect the Char Dham yatra for the next 01 days.
Landslides have blighted Uttarakhand this monsoon.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Landslides have blighted Uttarakhand this monsoon.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 13, 2020 07:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | ByHT Correspondent

New landslide zones activated on Char Dham road: Experts

They say heavy road construction without considering the fragility of the region has weakened the mountain areas, considering most of the work has been done on steep slopes
The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled the width of the highway shall not exceed the 5.5 metres that the Union road transport and highways ministry specified in 2018 for under-construction roads in mountainous terrain.(HT Photo)
The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled the width of the highway shall not exceed the 5.5 metres that the Union road transport and highways ministry specified in 2018 for under-construction roads in mountainous terrain.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 10, 2020 11:55 AM IST
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Uttarakhand police book man for giving ‘death threat’ to Yamunotri MLA

The incident occurred on Tuesday, but came to light the following evening after Singh’s secretary Suryapal Singh Rana lodged a complaint against the accused, identified as Pramod Tyagi, in Dehradun’s Nehru Colony police station.
A case has been lodged against Tyagi under sections 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).(PTI)
A case has been lodged against Tyagi under sections 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).(PTI)
Updated on Aug 06, 2020 04:11 PM IST
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Gangotri and Yamunotri open on Akshay Tritiya with 1st prayers on PM Narendra Modi’s behalf

The portals of Gangotri and Yamunotri were opened in a simple manner following lockdown prescription
The portals of Gangotri and Yamunotri, both part of Uttarakhand’s Char Dham Yatra were opened on Sunday(HT Photo)
The portals of Gangotri and Yamunotri, both part of Uttarakhand’s Char Dham Yatra were opened on Sunday(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 26, 2020 04:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun/Uttarkashi | ByVipin Negi

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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Kedarnath, Yamunotri shrines shut for winter break

Amid chanting of hymns and rituals, the gates of the Kedarnath and Yamunotri shrines closed for the winter recess on Friday. The Gangotri temple closed on Thursday while the Badrinath shrine would close for winter on November 20.
the gates of the Kedarnath and Yamunotri shrines closed for the winter recess on Friday.(HT Photo)
the gates of the Kedarnath and Yamunotri shrines closed for the winter recess on Friday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 09, 2018 07:23 PM IST
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Dehradun | ByIndo Asian News Service

No trekking in Govind Sanctuary till August 31

Trekking expeditions will not be allowed in the Govind Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park area in Uttarkashi district till August 31, a decision which comes after the death of two persons in the area
The decision comes after a trekker from Maharashtra and a porter were killed recently during separate expeditions in Govind Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park.(Representative Photo/Shutterstock)
The decision comes after a trekker from Maharashtra and a porter were killed recently during separate expeditions in Govind Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park.(Representative Photo/Shutterstock)
Published on Jun 18, 2018 10:16 PM IST
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Chardham Yatra begins with opening of Yamunotri, Gangotri portals

The annual Chardham Yatra in Uttarakhand began Wednesday with the opening of the portals of Gangotri and Yamunotri shrines for devotees amid rituals and chanting of Vedic hymns
Yamunotri shrine on the day of opening of portals on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
Yamunotri shrine on the day of opening of portals on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 18, 2018 10:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Uttarkashi | ByArvind Moudgil
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