The railway was built on the order of the Ottoman Empire, financed by Deutsche Bank, and strongly supported by the then-German Empire Modern transportation in the form of aircraft effectively began after World War II, with the Kingdom establishing the Arabian Transport Company in 1946 JEDDAH The annual Muslim pilgrimage of Hajj is an Islamic … Continue reading Hajj through history: A 1,400-year spiritual journey
AMN / MAKKAH The number of pilgrims in Saudi Arabia crossed two million (2000000) on Saturday, Saudi security chiefs said, as the country finished preparations for the annual Hajj pilgrimage to begin on Sunday. A final tally will be announced at the beginning of Eid Al-Adha on Tuesday, said Interior Ministry security spokesman Maj. Gen. … Continue reading Hajj 2018: 2 million pilgrims begin journey of a lifetime
AMN / MAKKAH The annual five-day Haj pilgrimage commences today, as millions of Muslims from across the world, begin their journey from the holy city of MAKKAH to assemble in tent-city of Mina in Saudi Arabia. They will spend the night there and move towards plains of Arafat at dawn tomorrow for the day’s main … Continue reading Annual five-day Haj pilgrimage begins
Guru Purnima, also known as Vyasa Purnima, is being celebrated in many parts of the country today. Every year, Guru Purnima is celebrated on the full moon day in the month of the Shakha Samavat according to Hindu calendar. On this day, thousands of devotees express their gratitude towards their teachers for enlightenment. It is … Continue reading Guru Purnima being celebrated today
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has said all the stranded pilgrims of the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra in Uttarakhand’s Gunji have been evacuated and brought to Pithoragarh by Indian Air Force helicopters. In a tweet, Mrs Swaraj said that the normal movement of Yatris has again started. Yesterday, Mrs Swaraj had informed that 115 pilgrims were … Continue reading IAF evacuates all Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims stranded in Uttarakhand’s Gunji
Given the recent inclement weather en route to Kailash Mansarovar Yatra via Nepal, Government of India has issued a new travel advisory for pilgrims traveling via Nepal… AMN / NEW DELHI In wake of recent inclement weather along Nepalganj-Simikot-Hilsa route of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra (through Nepal) and consequent stranding of pilgrims for over a week’s … Continue reading New Advisory on Kailash Mansarovar Yatra through Nepal Route
The seventh batch comprising of 3,708 Amarnath pilgrims left Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas Base camp Jammu early this morning in 139 light and heavy vehicles amid tight security arrangements. These include 2,854 men 622 women, 207 Sadhus and 25 Sadhvis. So far 26,426 yatris have left the Jammu basecamp for Kashmir valley for this year’s … Continue reading 7th batch of Amarnath pilgrims leave Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas Base camp Jammu
BY KHALID GUL & IRFAN RAINA Pahalgam/Ganderbal Although the rain has been a cause of anxiety for him since he arrived in Pahalgam with a group of pilgrims from Rajasthan—to undertake the trek up the treacherous mountains in order to perform the pilgrimage at the Amarnath cave—Dileep Kumar, 55, is nonetheless delighted that he is … Continue reading For many devotees, Amarnath yatra without local support unthinkable
AMN Amarnath Yatra was temporarily suspended today from both Baltal and Pahalgam routes to the holy Amarnath cave. The Yatra is suspended due to slippery road condition following heavy rain which is continuing in Srinagar and elsewhere in the Valley. Meteorological department predicted wet weather during next 24 hours across the state. Officials said that … Continue reading Amarnath Yatra suspended from Baltal and Pahalgam routes
AMN / KATHUA (J&K) Union Minister Jitendra Singh today reviewed arrangements for the annual Amarnath Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir and said it was the collective responsibility of all stakeholders to make the pilgrimage a success. Speaking at the Lakhanpur base camp in Kathua district, the Minister said, the yatra is an annual affair … Continue reading Collective responsibility of all stakeholders to make Amarnath Yatra a success: Minister
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