Sunday, 26 June, 2022
TopicVaishno Devi

Topic: Vaishno Devi

How ‘overcrowding’, no contingency & chaos after scuffle led to Vaishno Devi shrine stampede

Eyewitnesses as well as vendors on the 13-km route said the new year’s rush resulted in a much bigger crowd than the 35,000 people who were anticipated. J&K DGP says scuffle triggered stampede.

Vaishno Devi University in J&K closed after 13 students test positive for Covid-19

The university located at Kakriyal near Katra town, the base camp for the pilgrims visiting Vaishno Devi shrine, was taken to contain the spread and ensure the safety of the public.

12 dead, 20 injured as rush of devotees lead to stampede at Vaishno Devi shrine in J&K

The stampede was triggered as a crowd of devotees came to pay their obeisance at the temple to mark the New Year. Among the injured, four were stated to be in critical condition.

Quota for Vaishno Devi pilgrims from outside J&K to be raised to 500 daily

The cap was imposed at 100 pilgrims when the shrine reopened on 16 August, after a gap of nearly five months.

Vaishno Devi Shrine set to deliver prasad through speed post across India

Three categories of prasad have been launched by the board on a no profit no loss basis, which can be booked either through the website of the board or through telephonic mode.

Vaishno Devi Yatra to resume on 16 August after nearly 5-month long suspension

In the first week, there shall be a cap of 2,000 pilgrims each day of which 1,900 would be from Jammu and Kashmir and the remaining 100 from outside.

Vaishno Devi yatra closed, all interstate buses banned in J&K to stop coronavirus spread

Udhampur district administration has suspended all modes of public transport, while all public parks in Poonch district have been closed.

Vande Bharat Express taking Vaishno Devi pilgrims to Katra won’t serve non-veg food

The proposed Delhi-Katra Vande Bharat Express is likely to be rolled out as soon as normalcy is restored in J&K.

Maneka Gandhi wants J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti to stop the use of horses in Vaishno Devi

Union minister says equines should be instead replaced with battery-operated carts as they are a source of a highly contagious disease called glanders.

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