Haridwar (Uttarakhand) [India], July 25 (ANI): As the month of Sawan dedicated to Lord Shiva begins on Sunday, marking the beginning of the Kanwar Yatra, the Haridwar administration said they will strictly watch state borders to prevent devotees from entering Haridwar for the pilgrimage.
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) [India], July 24 (ANI): The month of Shravan or Sawan dedidcated to Lord Shiva, that begins on July 25 this year also marks the beginning of the Kanwar Yatra. This year, however, owing to Covid pandemic the Yatra has been cancelled in Uttrakhand, with the state police saying that it won't permit people to enter Haridwar for the usual pilgrimage.
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) [India], July 23 (ANI): In view of the possibility of a third wave of the Covid pandemic, the Haridwar District Administration has said that only a 'symbolic snan' (holy bath) will be held on the occasion of Guru Purnima on July 24.
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) [India], July 17 (ANI): After the Uttarakhand government decided to cancel the Kanwar Yatra this year in light of COVID-19, Haridwar police on Saturday said that borders of the state will remain sealed and a Quick Reaction Team (QRT) of the police will also be deployed.
New Delhi [India], June 21 (ANI): Responding to the severe medical oxygen shortage in wake of the second COVID-19 wave, state-owned engineering major Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited's Haridwar and Bhopal plants have so far supplied more than 3,87,000 and 1,74,000 cubic meters of the live-saving gas respectively.