Pilgrimage

Pakistan issues visas to over 1,000 Sikh pilgrims for Baisakhi celebrations

Pakistan on Wednesday said it has issued visas to around 1,100 Sikh Indian pilgrims to facilitate their participation in the Baisakhi celebrstions between April 12 and 22.

published on : 8th April 2021

Delhi govt, opposition trade barbs over free Ayodhya pilgrimage scheme for elderly

“Neither he nor his party has made any contribution to the construction of the Shri Ram temple at Ayodhya,” he said.

published on : 12th March 2021

Pilgrimage scheme for labourers

The scheme envisages transferring Rs 12,000 to the accounts of selected labourers, employed across around 6.5 lakh commercial establishments, and 20,500 factories and workshops in the state.

published on : 2nd January 2021

UP govt set to launch scheme to fund labourers' pilgrimage

Under it, an amount of  Rs 12,000 would be transferred to the account of each of the selected number of labourers employed across the state.

published on : 1st January 2021

Sabarimala pilgrimage: Kerala revises guidelines. Here's what you need to know

Along with the pilgrims, officials on Sabarimala duty will also have to compulsorily undergo RT-PCR test from December 26 onward.

published on : 15th December 2020

Sabarimala pilgrimage: More coupons can be booked online from December 2

The number of devotees on weekdays was raised from the previous 1,000 to 2,000 recently. On Saturdays and Sundays, 3,000 persons will be allowed as against the previous 2,000.

published on : 2nd December 2020

Covid norms ‘yes’, but don’t hamper pilgrimage: Kerala HC

In matters not connected with Covid-19 protocol and security, the board should have its own views and decisions.

published on : 21st October 2020

UP govt mulling scheme to fund labourers' pilgrimage 

The scheme, after taking shape, is likely to benefit around 1.5 crore workers of over 20,000 factories, workshops, and around 6.5 lakh commercial establishments in the state.

published on : 17th September 2020

HC imposes complete ban on plastic in Sabarimala

The court issued the order on a report filed by Sabarimala special commissioner on the action needed to prevent the use of plastic.

published on : 24th July 2018

High chances of getting stranded due to bad weather: MEA Advisory to Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims

The advisory comes in the wake of the recent inclement weather along the Nepalganj-Simikot-Hilsa route of the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra through Nepal, and the stranding of pilgrims for over a week.

published on : 5th July 2018

Saudi Arabia has agreed on India's plan to ferry Haj pilgrims via sea route: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Naqvi said that sending pilgrims through ships would help cut down travel expenses significantly and added that it would be a "revolutionary, pro-poor, pilgrim-friendly decision".

published on : 8th January 2018

Move to allow women to go for Haj sans Mehram giving positive results: Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

The application process for Haj 2018 started on November 15 and more than 1,000 women have applied under the category.

published on : 14th December 2017

No more Haj subsidy, focus now on minority education

Haj subsidy is set to be scr­a­p­p­ed from 2018 with the Centre de­ciding to go ahead with the re­commendation for its immediate abolition by a special committee set up in January this year.

published on : 3rd November 2017

Not one, two groups attacked Amarnath yatris: Report

State govt claims bus was attacked from front and right by two different groups; CRPF denies lapse in security; PoK-based LeT terrorist Abu Ismail prime suspect.

published on : 12th July 2017

India affects Buddhist calm in the face Beijing’s rhetoric

Despite dark mutterings from across the disputed border, New Delhi decides to treat Chinese investment proposals with a “great deal of maturity”.

published on : 5th July 2017
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