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Vaishno Devi Darbar, which has been closed for five months, is going to open again, Guide line has been released



Devotees will be able to see Goddess Vaishno Devi once again. The court of Mother Vaishno Devi, which has been closed for almost five months due to Corona, is going to reopen.

A guide line has been released by the Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board regarding the pilgrimage.

Big things released by Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board for the journey:

* 1,900 passengers will be from Jammu and Kashmir and remaining 100 passengers from outside.

* People will be allowed to travel only after online registration.

* It will be compulsory for travelers to download the Arogya Setu app on their mobile phones.

* Face mask and cover will be mandatory. Passengers will be thermally checked at entry points of the journey.

* Counseling has been issued for children below 10 years of age, pregnant women, people suffering from other serious illnesses and those above 60 years of age.

* Traditional routes of Banganga, Ardhkunwari and Sanjichhat will be used to reach the building from Katra.

* Himkoti Marg-Tarkot Marg will be used for coming from the building.

* Reports of passengers from outside Jammu and Kashmir and those coming from the Red Zone districts of Union Territory not infected with the corona will be examined at the entry points at the helipad and travel at the Darshani Deodhi.

* Passengers who have reports of not being infected with covid-19 will be allowed to go towards the building.

* Pumps, palanquins and mules will not be allowed initially on the route.

* For the convenience of the passengers all supplementary facilities like battery powered vehicles, ropeways and helicopter services have been arranged.


Woman, three children die in fire in UP village



Banda, Dec 26 : Three children and their mother were burnt to death in a fire which spread from a bonfire in Dubey Purva Mau village in Banda district of Uttar Pradesh.

Additional Superintendent of Police, Mahendra Pratap Chauhan, said, “Kallu, a resident of Dubey Purva village in Marka police station area in Banda district is a daily wager from Jaipur, Rajasthan. He lived there along with his wife and three children. The sparks emanating from the bonfire lit due to the cold gutted the entire house. Possible other reasons behind the fire are also being probed.”

According to the locals, the villagers raised an alarm when they saw the flames engulfing Kallu’s house. By the time they were able to break open the door, the entire house had turned into rubble. There was only burnt debris and smoke everywhere. On receiving information, the police arrived and the fire brigade too reached the site.

Villagers said the mother and her three children were burnt to death in the fire in the kuccha house which began from a bonfire. The police and the fire brigade personnel put out the fire and removed the bodies from the rubble.

The Sub-Divisional Magistrate said prima facie the cause of the fire appears to be the sparks from the bonfire. But only an investigation can confirm the actual reason.

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