Thursday, 1 December, 2022

Topic: Kedarnath

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.

Swamy’s plea against temple takeover by state not in public interest: Uttarakhand govt to HC

The BJP govt in Uttarakhand also told the court that Subramanian Swamy is fighting a proxy petition and that he has no interest in the welfare of pilgrims.

Kedarnath trip not political, tried to find my inner self: PM Modi in Mann Ki Baat

In his first radio address since the BJP's thumping victory, PM also calls for Swacch Bharat-like campaign to tackle water crisis.

Kedarnath cave where PM Modi meditated sees massive bookings for ongoing season

Kedarnath officials say not a single day has passed since prime minister's visit in May when the meditation cave hasn't been occupied.

Modi’s Kedarnath visit shows he is India’s PM & Hindu pilgrim at the same time

The BJP’s 2019 campaign made no attempt at hiding the fact that it is a Hindu party, seeking the votes of Hindus.

Want to be at the Kedarnath cave where Modi meditated? Pass a physical and prepare to wait

GMVN, which operates the Rudra cave near the Kedarnath Temple, has not started taking bookings yet. The rent is also expected to go up.

After 20 hours at Kedarnath, PM Modi prays for 20 minutes in Badrinath shrine

The prime minister reached Badrinath on an IAF helicopter, which landed at an army helipad near the shrine, and reached the temple by road.

TMC complains to Election Commission about PM Modi’s ‘unethical’ media address at Kedarnath

TMC spokesperson Derek O'Brien called the coverage of PM Modi's visit a gross violation of the Model Code of Conduct.

Three Bollywood movies that revealed the complexity of being an Indian Muslim in 2018

In Manto, Mulk and Kedarnath, Bollywood’s Muslims learn to live dangerously.

No sweaters and clichéd romance: How Kedarnath lets Sara Ali Khan down

Sara Ali Khan and Sushant Singh Rajput's film Kedarnath has little imagination and falls flat despite an interfaith love story.

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A group picture of Supreme court judges at Supreme Court in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Ambedkar rejected collegium system, said CJI supremacy on judges’ appointment is dangerous

In May 1949, the Constituent Assembly debated the Collegium system, only to reject it thrice. Now the SC is assuming that role once again.
Representational image | Reuters

India’s economic growth at 6.3% for second quarter, slower than previous months

Government capital spending increased more than 40% during the quarter as it stepped up expenditure on roads to railways, according to official data on Wednesday.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.