Thursday, 6 October, 2022

Topic: Kedarnath

Seat of vairagya vs development — Dhami govt at odds with priests on Kedarnath wall gold plating

The facelift, sponsored by a 'mystery' Mumbai-based businessman will see the walls of the temple's sanctum sanctorum being covered with over 200 kgs of gold.

Husky’s parents have lawyered up. Noida’s Nawab is ready for the next trip

With over one lakh followers on Instagram, Nawab Tyagi is an influencer in his own right after he became India’s first dog to go paragliding in Manali in 2019.

Uttarakhand puts 15 cameras on way to Kedarnath, for PM Modi to track redevelopment if he wants

High resolution cameras between Sonprayag & Kedarpuri will monitor pilgrim movement, and can track progress of PM's pet project. Kedarnath area was damaged in 2013 flash floods.

Almost every temple across India has ‘ghantis’ from UP’s Etah. Govt needs to take note

Kedarnath to Mahakaleshwar, temples have bells cast by Etah artisans. While the One District One Product initiative helps, there's more to be done.

That Himalayas were always deva bhumi is a myth. Heartland loyalists inflated obscure legends

In 'Mountain Temples & Temple Mountains', Nachiket Chanchani uncovers the history of India's 'sacred' mountain range.

SC allows widening of 3 ‘strategic stretches’ in Char Dham road project, cites security concerns

SC bench led by Justice D.Y. Chandrachud modifies top court’s September 2020 order that had restricted road width on entire highway in fragile Himalayan region to 5.5 m.

Kedarnath reconstruction: PM’s dream project to be ready by 2022, but experts warn of huge risks

Scientists say shrine area is ‘marshy, unstable’, ongoing heavy construction may lead to more trouble if 2013-like situation recurs.

H.D. Deve Gowda ‘deeply moved’ by Adi Shankaracharya’s statue, congratulates PM Modi

On Friday, PM Modi unveiled a 12-foot statue of Adi Shankaracharya at the holy site of Kedarnath. Deve Gowda noted the Karnataka connect of the seer in his letter to the PM.

Modi unveils 12-feet tall Shankaracharya statue in Kedarnath, launches projects worth Rs 130cr

After arriving in Kedarnath, PM Modi watched a documentary detailing the reconstruction work carried out at the Himalayan temple after the devastating deluge of 2013.

Pakistanis are using a 2-yr-old image to claim ‘Indian Mi-17’ chopper crashed in Ladakh

An image of a crashed chopper has gone viral on Twitter and Facebook, with social media users from Pakistan and Nepal claiming it to be an Mi-17 that crashed in Ladakh.

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Jaishankar to embark on his 1st visit to New Zealand from Oct 5

G20 has 5 daunting challenges and India’s presidency can turn this crisis into opportunity

India should highlight its leadership in low-cost vaccine tech, effective health immunisation delivery, generic pharmaceutical manufacturing, and solar energy.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 5G services at 6th Indian Mobile Congress 1 October 2022 | Representational image | The Print

Data vs atta, petrol, LPG: How dirt-cheap mobile internet contrasts with surging food, fuel prices

Analysis of govt data shows that while price of mobile data is one-twentieth of what it was 6 yrs ago, LPG price is up 73%, atta prices up by over 28%.


Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.