Lack of Covid testing facility at Nilakkal hits pilgrim flow

Procedural delays and failure of authorities to give clearances affected the setting up of the Covid test laboratory at Nilakkal.

published on : 1st January 2021

Kerala government moves SC against HC order increasing number of pilgrims to Sabarimala temple

The enhancement of pilgrims was done by the high court without considering any proper report or other documents, the state government said in its petition.

published on : 24th December 2020

1,000 pilgrims to be allowed a day at Sivagiri

Only 1,000 pilgrims will be allowed to Sivagiri a day during the annual pilgrimage from December 30 to January 1, 2021. 

published on : 11th December 2020

Over 25,000 participate in pushkarams in Andhra Pradesh

Police and other officials deployed diverted the pilgrims to different ghats to avoid crowding at a particular ghat, especially those in Kurnool city and Mantralayam areas.

published on : 22nd November 2020

Number of pilgrims from West Bengal to be halved in 2021 due to COVID-19: Haj Committee Member

From Bengal, in the pre-COVID-19 time at least 9,000 pilgrims used to go on the Haj pilgrimage annually, he said.

published on : 18th November 2020

Char Dham Yatra: Pilgrims' footfall down to 4.2 lakh from 38 lakh last year

Char Dham Yatra for Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri was not opened till July for pilgrims across the country. 

published on : 17th November 2020

Add Chennai as embarkation point for Haj pilgrims, CM Palaniswami urges PM Modi

Palaniswami assured Modi that the State government would follow all the prescribed Covid-19  protocols to ensure the safety of the pilgrims while sending them from Chennai.

published on : 17th November 2020

COVID-19 negative report must for Haj pilgrims next year

Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that December 10 is the last date for submitting applications for Haj pilgrimage 2021.

published on : 7th November 2020

COVID-19 negative report must for travellers to Kedarnath shrine

While the report was mandatory for pilgrims who arrived from outside the state till now, the move was taken to combat the rising COVID-19 cases in the state.

published on : 8th August 2020

Allow pilgrims of 2020 go on Haj next year: Prince of Arcot

He added that there need not be a fresh Hajj draw next year and that those selected this year may go instead.

published on : 24th June 2020

Help pours in for Tamil pilgrims stranded in Varanasi to return home

For 250 Tamilians, mostly pilgrims, stranded in Varanasi district of Uttar Pradesh, help came from an unexpected quarter.

published on : 11th May 2020

Shorter, comfortable and less costlier route to Kailash Mansarovar inaugurated

With the new road, a light vehicle can ply up to 75 kms (5 km short of boundary) and a five day trek will be reduced to two days of road travel thus saving six days of to and fro journey.

published on : 8th May 2020

How will you bring back pilgrims amid COVID-19 lockdown: Telangana HC asks state government

A PIL said that there were no COVID-19 cases in Rajasthan’s Sirohi district where 107 pilgrims are stranded.

published on : 7th May 2020

Punjab coronavirus tally rises to 1,451; 67 percent cases have Nanded link

Two people 'a 55-year-old Hoshiarpur man and a 22-year-old woman from Amritsar' also succumbed to the infection, taking the death toll to 25 in the state. Both died on Monday.

published on : 5th May 2020

Relaxations for inter-state movement given to distressed migrant workers, pilgrims, students only: MHA

Thousands of tourists, students and pilgrims were also stranded in different parts of the country due to the lockdown.

published on : 3rd May 2020
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