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Char Dham


In SC's Chardham order: Defence supreme, green compliance monitoring comes full circle

December 15, 2021 12:32 pm

The Supreme Court also noted that the Chardham project “is riddled with environmental issues” and made the approval for wider roads conditional on implementing all the recommendations made by the HPC it appointed.

Char Dham Roads: SC accepts border security concerns, allows widening of 3 hill stretches

December 15, 2021 3:43 am

Noting that the "Project is riddled with environmental issues", the bench also set up an Oversight Committee, headed by its former judge Justice (retired) A K Sikri, to oversee implementation of the HPC's recommendations.

Explained: What's in Uttarakhand's Char Dham Act, and why it is being withdrawn

December 02, 2021 2:36 pm

The Uttarakhand government in December 2019 had tabled the Uttarakhand Char Dham Shrine Management Bill, 2019. The bill brought the Char Dham of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri and 49 other temples under the purview of a proposed shrine board.

Uttarakhand to repeal Char Dham Devasthanam Board Bill

December 01, 2021 3:45 am

The Opposition Congress had extended support to priests and pandas protesting the formation of the Devasthanam board.

Char Dham road: BrahMos needs to be taken to LAC, need wide roads, says govt

November 12, 2021 12:00 pm

AG in SC: We are vulnerable, have to defend country, do whatever we can

Explained: The Char Dham road debate

November 12, 2021 1:32 pm

Why deciding the width for mountain highways does not warrant a defence-vs-environment debate, and how destabilisation of the hills undermines concerns and the very idea of a reliable all-weather road

Uttarakhand: Trivendra Singh Rawat forced to return from Kedarnath without darshan

November 02, 2021 8:16 am

Angry with Rawat, the teerth purohits showed him black flags and shouted slogans against him, forcing him to return without having 'darshan' at the temple.

Railways to run premium train on Ramayan, Northeast, Char Dham circuits

October 12, 2021 3:49 am

On the N-E circuit, the premium train will take 150 people to explore five North-Eastern states. The first 15 days-14 nights' trip leaves Delhi on November 26, said Achyut Singh, Joint General Manager,Tourism, IRCTC.

Uttarakhand High Court scraps daily cap on Char Dham pilgrims

October 06, 2021 3:13 am

In its order dated September 16, the court had allowed the Char Dham yatra but had placed restrictions: 1,000 pilgrims were permitted to visit Badrinath, 800 to Kedarnath, 600 to Gangotri and 400 were allowed at Yamunotri.

Char Dham: Supreme Court panel head protests MoD remarks

February 18, 2021 9:51 am

On Wednesday, Attorney General KK Venugopal, representing the government in the case, denied any link between the Char Dham project and the recent flash floods in Rishi Ganga.