Puri Rath Yatra to Be Held Without Devotees for Second Year in a Row And Other Top Stories

Puri Rath Yatra to Be Held Without Devotees for Second Year in Row With Covid Protocol in Place

Puri Rath Yatra to Be Held Without Devotees for Second Year in Row With Covid Protocol in Place A month ahead of the annual Rath Yatra, on July 12, the Odisha government on Thursday announced that this year, too, devotees will be barred from participating in the festival, which will only be held in Puri … Read more

Puri Rath Yatra to Be Held Without Devotees for Second Year in Row With Covid Protocol in Place

Puri Rath Yatra to Be Held Without Devotees for Second Year in Row With Covid Protocol in Place

A month ahead of the annual Rath Yatra, on July 12, the Odisha government on Thursday announced that this year, too, devotees will be barred from participating in the festival, which will only be held in Puri amid strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols. Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) PK Jena said that all guidelines of the … Read more

With Weeks Left For Annual Amarnath Yatra, All Eyes on Shrine Board to Come up With Final Decision

With Weeks Left For Annual Amarnath Yatra, All Eyes on Shrine Board to Come up With Final Decision

With barely a few weeks left for annual Amarnath yatra to take place, all eyes are fixed on the Amarnath Shrine Board which is yet to come up with an official statement on whether the pilgrimage will be held or cancelled for the second consecutive year amid the coronavirus pandemic. As suspense intensifies over the … Read more

Uttarakhand Govt May Open Chardham Yatra in Phased Manner Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

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The Uttarakhand government is considering a phased opening of the Chardham Yatra after Covid-19 subsides and the coronavirus induced curfew is lifted. It is being planned to open the Chardham Yatra in a phased manner if the pandemic subsides in the coming weeks though nothing has been finalised yet, Tourism and Culture Minister Satpal Maharaj … Read more

Char Dham Yatra 2021 New COVID-19 Guidelines

The Uttarakhand government revised Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the Char Dham Yatra 2021 and issued new guidelines. Due to the increasing number of coronavirus cases in the country, the Uttarakhand Char Dham Management Board announced a new set of guidelines for the yatra.  The Char Dham Yatra was scheduled to start from 14th May … Read more

Hotels Seek ‘Support’ After Uttarakhand Govt Suspends Char Dham Yatra Amid Covid Surge

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Hundreds of hotels and lodges in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand have sought ‘support’ from the state government after CM Tirath Singh Rawat announced the suspension of Char Dham Yatra for pilgrims owing to the situation arising from the Covid pandemic. The government, however, said the decision for suspension of pilgrimage shall be ‘reviewed’ if … Read more

Char Dham Yatra, Gurdwara Events Suspended Amid Deadly Covid Second Wave

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The Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Tirath Singh Rawat has announced the suspension of the Chardham Yatra to the four famous shrines nestled in the mountains of Himalaya in the state. The Yatra was scheduled to commence next month and now has been deferred citing an unprecedented surge of Covid-19 cases in India. Citing the surging … Read more

Char Dham Yatra Cancelled in Uttarakhand, 37.80% Voter Turnout Till 11am in West Bengal

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Char Dham Yatra in Uttarakhand Cancelled, 16.16 Crore Vaccine Doses Given to States for Free The Uttarakhand government has suspended Char Dham Yatra this year amid rising Covid-19 cases across the country. Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat said only priests of the four temples will perform rituals and puja. This comes as India reported 3,79,257 … Read more

Registration to Amarnath Yatra Temporarily Suspended Amid Covid-19 Spike

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In the wake of the huge increase in the number of Covid-19 positive cases across the country, the Shri Amaranthji Yatra Shrine Board has temporarily suspended the registration for the Yatra. “In view of evolving COVID situation in the country & the need to take all necessary precautionary measures, registration for Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra … Read more

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