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Pilgrim / Pilgrimage

Over 3.5 Lakh Pilgrims Take Holy Dip At Gangasagar Mela On Makar Sankranti

Jan 14, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

A two-member panel formed by the Calcutta High Court to monitor adherence to COVID-19 norms at the fair had inspected the preparations since Wednesday.

12 BJP CMs, 9 Dy CMs To Attend 2-Day Varanasi Conclave

Dec 13, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Modi will inaugurate the Kashi-Vishwanath Dham, a renovated pilgrimage corridor at the centre of which is the Kashi Vishwanath Temple on Monday, an event the BJP will be broadcasting live at more than 51,000 places across the country.

Efforts On To Make Annual Amarnath Yatra Safe For Pilgrims: J-K LG

The yatra takes place from the twin routes of Pahalgam in south Kashmir and Baltal in Ganderbal district of central Kashmir in summer.

Pakistan Issues Visas To Indian Pilgrims To Visit 300-Years-Old Shadani Darbar

Dec 01, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Shadani Darbar, founded in 1786 by Sant Shadaram Sahib, is a sacred place for Hindu devotees from across the globe.

Ayodhya Included In Delhi Govt’s 'Mukhya Mantri Teerath Yatra Yojna': Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal had on Tuesday offered prayers at the Ram Janambhoomi site in Ayodhya.

18 October, 2021

PM Modi To Inaugurate Kushinagar International Airport Today

Sharmila Bhowmick

The event will be attended by the President of Sri Lanka Gotabaya Rajapaksa and a 125-member delegation which will include 110 Buddhist monks.

08 October, 2021

West Bengal Bus Carrying Pilgrims Falls Into Ditch, Dozens Injured

Outlook Web Desk

The incident is said to have occurred at Debli on GT Road under Govindpur police station around 22 km away from district headquarters at about 2 am on Friday.

12 July, 2021

Pilgrimage, Tourism Potential Super Spreaders For Covid Third Wave: IMA

Outlook Web Bureau

Global evidence and the history of any pandemic suggest that ‘the third wave is inevitable and imminent,’ Indian Medical Association said.

22 April, 2021

Registration For Amarnath Yatra Suspended As Covid Cases Rise In J-K

Naseer Ganai

Jammu and Kashmir government was expecting six lakh pilgrims for Amarnath Yatra this year

04 March, 2021

Char Dham Project – The Speed Of Destruction

Priyadarshini Patel

It was the criminal lack of warning systems on these projects and the deadly impact of climate change that led to the unforgivable agony of our citizens.

10 January, 2021

16 Pilgrims Injured In Road Accident Enroute To Vaishno Devi Shrine In J-K's Udhampur

Outlook Web Bureau

Jammu and Kashmir: The incident occurred late Saturday night near Chenani, when the vehicle was on its way back from the Patnitop hill resort


16 November, 2020

Adhering To Covid-19 Protocols, Devotees Trek Sabarimala, Pray At Lord Ayyappa Temple


The 62-day-long pilgrimage at Kerala's Sabarimala opens with base camps for testing and other policies for its 85,000 devotees this year.

11 November, 2020

Kerala Unveils Action Plan For Better Health Services For Sabarimala Pilgrims


Lord Ayyappa Temple opens on November 16 for two-month.annual season

08 November, 2019

In A U-Turn, Pakistan To Charge $20 Fee From All Pilgrims Visiting Kartarpur On Inaugural Day

Outlook Web Bureau

Pak PM Imran Khan last week announced that no fee would be charged from Indian Sikh pilgrims on the opening day of the corridor on November 9 and on Sikhism founder Guru Nanak's 550th birth anniversary.

12 July, 2019

Amarnath Yatra: Doctors From J&K And Outside, All For Pilgrim’s Progress

Naseer Ganai

However, doctors complain that the Amarnath Yatra pilgrims don’t follow the health advisories leading to complications.

21 February, 2019

IIT Madras Develops System To Prevent Stampedes During Kumbh, Hajj

Outlook Web Bureau

Using a computer simulation, researchers can intelligently plan where to place police personnel to quickly quell disturbances in a crowd that could otherwise lead to panic and chaos.

06 January, 2019

Tamil Nadu: 10 Sabarimala Pilgrims From Telangana Killed In Road Accident

Outlook Web Bureau

A road accident killed ten Sabarimala pilgrims from Telangana. The incident took place near Thirumayam town in Pudukottai district of central Tamil Nadu on Sunday after their vehicle collided head-on with a lorry.


29 December, 2018

Andhra Pradesh: 18-Month-Old Baby From Maharashtra Abducted At Tirumala

Outlook Web Bureau

The baby was taken away from his parents while they were sleeping in an open area before offering prayers to Lord Venkateshwara on the hill shrine.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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