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Tirumala free ladoos to be tastier, nutritious

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Chennai: The high-voltage Telan­gana protests did not spare even the famed Tirumala  temple. The protests literally halved footfalls at Tirumala, said TTD  treasurer and SRMU general secretary N. Kan

Fresh batch of pilgrims leave for Amarnath

A fresh batch of 101 pilgrims Wednesday left for the cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas.

Santosh Lad was one of us: Survivors

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Bengaluru: “He was at the wheel driving us and carrying our luggage. We did not feel that he was a minister, but an ordinary worker sent to help us,” survivors of the Uttarakhand floods from Karnatak

Pilgrims rescued, foodgrain shortage in some Uttarakhand villages

Rescue of pilgrims stranded in Badrinath came to an end today with about 150 of them being safely evacuated even as the administration struggled with the task of supplying relief to remote parts of Uttarakhand where foodgrain shortage has been reported in 170 villages.

Efforts on to evacuate 900 people in Uttarakhand, extricate bodies

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Dehradun: Last ditch efforts were today on to evacuate about 900 people from Badrinath amid overcast conditions at some places in Uttarakhand where authorities were grappling with the task of extrica

Andhra Pradesh pilgrims in Badri airlifted

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Hyderabad: The long wait for about 40 people on the Char Dham pilgrimage from the state, who were stranded in Badrinath for two weeks, finally ended on Sunday.
The pilgrims were airlifted from the ho

Sweet surprise ends the horror for U'khand victims

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Vijayawada: Every crisis, they say, brings with it an opportunity. Scores of pilgrims from AP ‘realised’ that when the tough time they had in the rain ravaged Uttarakhand for days finally brought wit

Drones to aid rescue ops in Uttrakhand

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Joshimath/New Delhi: As conditions continue to be adverse in flood ravaged Uttarakhand,  drones are now helping search teams make a last ditch attempt to find survivors, if any, in the devastated sta

3 sick Pondy pilgrims airlifted

Puducherry: Three of the 49 pilgrims from Puducherry, who had fallen ill due to adverse weather conditions in rain-ravaged Uttarakhand, were airlifted from Harsil to Chamoli from where they were take

51-member group has lucky escape

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Nellore: A group of 51 pilgrims from Nellore, which had gone on the Char Dham yatra, returned to the district on Sunday.
The group had a lucky escape because it had left Kedarnath almost 48 hours bef

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