Tag Archives: Uttarakhand

Hemkunt Sahib yatra on despite bad weather

Amritsar, Punjab: Although the Uttarakhand Government has suspended the Chaar Dham Yatra as well as pilgrimage to Sri Hemkunt Sahib in view of bad weather conditions, pilgrims continue to head towards Hemkunt Sahib. The Meteorological Department has forecast heavy rainfall today and tomorrow. There is also a possibility of water level going up in the rivers. Gurdwara Rishikesh Manager Darshan Singh ...

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Uttarakhand disaster: Hospital volunteers lend a helping hand

New Delhi: Voluntary health groups and workers’ unions from the national Capital and several other states are lending a helping hand to offer medical assistance to surviving victims in disaster-hit Uttarakhand. From Delhi the second medical team, comprising volunteers, nurses, paramedical staff and doctors equipped with medicines and diagnostic facilities, left today and is now on its way to Banswara, ...

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Over 4,000 Sikh pilgrims stranded at Hemkunt Sahib

Amritsar, Punjab: Over 4,000 Sikh pilgrims remain stuck in Ghangaria village, the last stopover on way to Hemkunt Sahib gurdwara in Uttarakhand, where heavy rain and landslides have wreaked havoc over the past few days. The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) said most of the pilgrims were from Punjab and Delhi. The Punjab government and the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management ...

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NCM seeks info on loss in Sikh shrines of U’khand

Patiala, Punjab: National Minorities Commission (NCM) has sought a complete report from Uttarakhand Minorities Commission (UKMC) regarding loss of life and property of Sikh devotees in the recent floods. Ajiab Singh, member of NCM has written a letter to the chairman of UKMC Narinderjit Singh Bindra in this regard. Bindra is also the vice-chairman of Shri Hemkunt Sahib Management Trust ...

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Punjab govt’s PR disaster in U’khand exposed

Patiala, Punjab: The Punjab government’s ‘publicity-oriented’ drive after the natural disaster in Uttarakhand has been disastrous right from the beginning. The assault on senior IAS officer Kahan Singh Pannu, video clips of which went viral on YouTube, has exposed the public anger brewing among stranded pilgrims, especially from Punjab, against the Parkash Singh Badal regime. Much before the state government began ...

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