• Badrinath shrine to open on Sunday Indo Asian News Service - IANS

    Dehradun, April 25 (IANS) The 'kapaat' (portals) of the Badrinath shrine in Uttarakhand will open for devotees on Sunday, an official said on Saturday. Prayers and other religious rituals are being done in the temple and the chief priest of the shrine, referred to as 'rawal' Ishwaran Namboodari prayed to God for a "peaceful …

  • The stir against land acquisition took a tragic and macabre turn when a farmer hanged himself during an Aam Admi Party (AAP) rally in the heart of the national capital. Arguably, the answer to farmers' suicides lies in boosting the agriculture sector through more irrigation facilities, provision of cheap credit and crop …

  • Kedarnath, April 24 (IANS) After a trek of 16 km, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi offered prayers at the Kedarnath temple, Lord Shiva's shrine, here on Friday, the day its 'kapaat' (portals) opened for pilgrims after closure for the winter. Thousands of people lost their lives following a cloudburst which led to flash …

  • Rahul Gandhi prays at Kedarnath shrine Indo Asian News Service - IANS

    Dehradun, April 24 (IANS) After a trek of 16 km to Kedarnath, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi offered prayers at the shrine of Lord Shiva at Kedarnath in Uttarakhand on Friday. He spent the night at a hut at Linchauli on Thursday and trekked to the shrine, covering about 16 km in the forenoon. Special Protection …

  • Kedarnath (Uttarakhand), Apr. 24 (ANI): Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that he willingly undertook the 16 kilometre trek to Kedarnath, adding that travelling by helicopter to the shrine would be an insult to the victims of the 2013 floods in the state. "I had two reasons for trekking to Kedarnath. …

  • Rahul in Uttarakhand for Kedarnath trek Indo Asian News Service - IANS

    Dehradun, April 23 (IANS) Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi arrived here on Thursday to begin on Friday his trek to the revered and ancient Kedarnath shrine in the lower Himalayas. The Gandhi scion will trek the last 16 km to the famous temple along with senior Congress leaders. Earlier, Gandhi was accorded a grand …

  • Dehra Dun, Apr. 23 (ANI): Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi reached the Jolly Grant Airport here for his onward trek to Kedarnath.

  • New Delhi, Apr. 22 (ANI): Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will visit the Kedarnath shrine in Uttarakhand on April 24, accompanied by senior party leader Ambika Soni and state Chief Minister Harish Rawat.

  • New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The suicide by a Rajasthani farmer during an Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) rally here on Wednesday triggered a blame-game among political parties. The AAP blamed Delhi Police for not acting in time to save the farner's life, and along with the Congress took a dig at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government …

  • Who said what on farmer's suicide in Delhi Indo Asian News Service - IANS

    New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other political leaders of the country on Wednesday expressed grief over the suicide by a distraught farmer from Rajasthan here. Following were the reactions from various leaders on the suicide of Gajendra Singh, a farmer from Rajasthan's Dausa district, who hanged …