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Srinagar: Despite heavy rains lashing all through the week, a large number of devotees on Friday visited the Hazratbal shrine to offer afternoon prayers and catch a glimpse of the Holy relic of Prophet Mohammed SAW. Earlier this month, the Shrine Management at Hazratbal decided to not hold the night long prayers at Dargah in wake of the pandemic. The decision had left many devotees disappointed, however, arrangements were made at the Dargah for  displaying…

Rajasthan: As Ram temple is in need of a “special stone” for the construction, the government of Rajasthan has sought the approval of Government of India under the Forest and Wildlife Acts for denotifying Bansi Paharpur block of Bharatpur’s Band Baretha wildlife sanctuary to allow mining of the “unique pink sandstone.” Desired for its unique pink shade, over 1 lakh cubic feet of Bansi Paharpur sandstone has already been sourced as the “exclusive material” for…

Baramulla: In yet another incident of burglary in a shrine, burglars looted cash from two shrines in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. Reports said that burglars broke into the shrines located in Yarbugh Rafiabad and Delina areas and decamped with cash. These two incidents occurred during the intervening night of November 19 and 20. One of shrines where devotees flock in large numbers is of Syed Nizamuddin Bukhari (RA). Sources said that burglars managed to steal…