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Badrinath closes for winter on Sunday

Badrinath closes for winter

The sacred portals of Badrinath in Garhwal Himalayas closed for devotees on Sunday for the winter season. After traditional prayers, the gates of the famed Himalayan shrine were closed at 5.13 pm, Badrinath-Kedarnath Mandir Samiti sources said.The gates of ‘chardham’, a set of four pilgrimage sites in Garhwal Himalayas, including Badrinath are closed every year

Modi in Kedarnath, to visit Badrinath on Sunday

Modi in Kedarnath, to visit Badrinath on Sunday

Five days before the election results, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday morning offered prayers at the Kedarnath shrine nestled in Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand. Early in the day, Modi arrived at Dehradun’s Jolly Grant airport and took a helicopter to Kedarnath. He was wearing a grey attire with a pahari cap and a saffron

Traffic resumes on Badrinath highway

Traffic resumes on Badrinath highway

Traffic resumes on Badrinath highway.The Badrinath highway which was closed after heavy rain and landslides around midnight, opened on Tuesday morning, an official said.Landslides triggered on Monday night at Lambagad left the highway blocked with rocks for almost eight hours.The annual ‘Chaar Dham’ pilgrimage at the other three places – Yamunotri, Gangotri and Kedarnath though

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One killed as helicopter crashes in Badrinath

A helicopter carrying pilgrims crashed soon after take-off from the Himalayan shrine of Badrinath in Uttarakhand today, killing a crew member and injuring two pilots. All the five passengers were reportedly safe. An official at the Directorate General of Civil Aviation in Delhi said that an engineer, who was part of the crew, died in

Cloud- Bust at Rudraprayag, Badrinath highway affected

Uttrakhand: While frequent cloudbursts in Uttarakhand in the season of Monsoon, the occurrence in summer season shortly after the severe forest fire has caught government attention. A huge cloudburst reported in Rudraprayag at Uttrakhand that left several pilgrims and tourists stranded. Meanwhile, the authorities have halted the traffic of Badrinath highway. The cloudburst caused a