Saturday, 25 June, 2022
TopicAmarnath Yatra

Topic: Amarnath Yatra

Modi govt goes all out for bumper footfall in 1st Amarnath Yatra post-370 scrapping & Covid

Govt hopes for double the footfall of last Amarnath Yatra in 2019, which was curtailed ahead of scrapping of Article 370. The 2020 and 2021 editions were cancelled due to Covid.

J&K admin cancels Amarnath Yatra due to Covid, devotees can still attend virtual ‘aartis’

Yatra will be symbolic and virtual aartis will allow devotees to pay obeisance while avoiding travel and exposure to the infection, said J&K L-G Manoj Sinha.

India’s soul has been seared. Wounded spirits more damaging than the countless Covid deaths

It’s good that the Char Dham Yatra has been suspended. Vaishno Devi pilgrimage must also be called off. The gods will understand.

Amarnath Yatra is likely to be called off as Covid cases surge

The decision on Amarnath Yatra is taken by an advisory committee in J&K administration. The Centre can also recommend the same. The final call is taken by a shrine committee.

Registration of Amarnath yatra temporarily suspended due to Covid

The 56-day yatra to the 3,880-metre-high shrine is scheduled to start from the twin routes of Pahalgam and Baltal on 28 June and culminate on 22 August.

7 militants, including chief of Al Qaeda-inspired AGH killed, Amarnath Yatra was target

Police & Army say militants are picking ‘soft targets’ but Yatra will be protected, reveal that Hizbul & Lashkar operatives are joining outfits like AGH to revive them.

24×7 CCTV cameras, drones — Kashmir Police chief outlines security measures for Amarnath Yatra

Kashmir Inspector General Vijay Kumar said checkpoints will be increased and some camps will be shifted. The 56-day yatra is scheduled to start on 28 June and end on 22 August.

Amarnath yatra to commence on 28 June, registration process to start from 1 April

The yatra was restricted to a group of Sadhus last year due to the Covid pandemic, while a year earlier it was called off on 2 August mid-way due to a "terror threat".

Amarnath Yatra cancelled amid spike in Covid cases in Jammu and Kashmir

Shri Amarnath Shrine Board confirms cancellation of this year's yatra, says virtual darshans and live telecasts of aarti will be organised.

Jammu & Kashmir High Court asks SASB to urgently decide on holding Amarnath Yatra

The court directed the J&K administration to place the 10 July status report on holding Amarnath Yatra and other relevant material before the SASB for its consideration.

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Code M to Test Case—Ekta Kapoor gets it right on women in Army

The Navy will use Agnipath to recruit women as sailors. But there is a visible gap on our screens too – women are usually missing from shows on Indian military.
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‘All about helping Rajni’ — tech gurus at iSPIRT quietly power India’s digital revolution

With the fictitious Rajni from rural India as its guiding light, iSPIRT has been using internet & software to change structure of country’s economy, with aim to improve quality of life.

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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