Amarnath Yatra

  • VHP blames Jamp;amp;K government for clashes during Amarnath yatra July 19, 2014

    Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Saturday attacked the Jammu and Kashmir government over the clashes between community kitchen operators and pony owners during the Amarnath yatra, and demanded Centre's intervention. "The Jammu and Kashmir government is responsible for the attack on those running community kitchen as it was unable to control the...
  • Amarnath Yatra resumes from Baltal, Pahalgam routes July 19, 2014

    Srinagar: The Amarnath Yatra resumed at 10 AM on Saturday from both Baltal and Pahalgam routes after its temporary suspension, an official said. A senior police official told IANS in Srinagar on Saturday: "After its temporary suspension on Friday, the Amarnath Yatra was on Saturday, resumed from both Baltal and Pahalgam...
  • Amarnath yatra suspended over clashes July 18, 2014

    Srinagar: Clashes between ponywallas and community kitchen operators at Baltal Base camp on Friday forced suspension of the Amarnath Yatra even as Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra and state government appealed to both parties to maintain peace for smooth conduct of the pilgrimage. At least 37 persons, including few security...
  • Over 1.5 lakh pilgrims make Amarnath Yatra July 10, 2014

    Srinagar: More than 1.5 lakh pilgrims have finished the Amarnath Yatra that started here June 28. An official statement on Wednesday said: "As many as 12,345 devotees paid their obeisance before the ice lingam on Wednesday amid chanting of prayers. With this, a total of 155,855 pilgrims have paid obeisance at...
  • J&K: Three more pilgrims die enroute to Amarnath shrine July 3, 2014

    Srinagar: Three more pilgrims including a Sadhu on Thursday died enroute to the 3,880metrehigh holy cave shrine of Amarnath in Jammu and Kashmir, taking the death toll in the ongoing yatra to eight, officials said. A 59yearold sadhu, hailing from Tamil Nadu, died at Baltal base camp hospital in Ganderbal...
  • Two Amarnath pilgrims killed in rockfall June 29, 2014

    Srinagar: Two pilgrims were killed on Sunday in a rockfall near the Amarnath cave shrine in Jammu and Kashmir, police said. The two were identified as Suresh Yadav, 35, resident of Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi, and Tara Singh, 26, resident of Punjab's Bathinda. "The accident occurred when the Yatris were nearing the cave...
  • Ground report: Heavy snow blocks Pahalgam route on Amarnath Yatra June 28, 2014

    7,500 pilgrims have embarked on the Amarnath Yatra amidst tight security. Heavy snow has blocked the traditional Pahalgam route and pilgrims are now using the Baltal route. CNNIBN's Mufti Islah gets a ground report. ...
  • Pilgrims embark on Amarnath yatra amidst tight security June 28, 2014

    Around 7,500 pilgrims have embarked on the annual Amarnath yatra amidst tight security. Heavy snow has forced the authorities to change the traditional Pahalgam route but the yatra is on from the Baltal route. There is 45 feet deep snow in some stretches especially at the Mahagunus top and Sheeshnag...
  • Amarnath Yatra begins, snow likely to make trek difficult June 27, 2014

    Baltal: The Amarnath Yatra has begun in Jammu and Kashmir with 1160 pilgrims leaving for the holy site in the first batch. However, snow accumulation in the Himalayas is making the trek difficult. The good news is that the pilgrims going on this year's Amarnath pilgrimage will get darshan...
  • Last batch of Amarnath pilgrims to depart for holy shrine on Monday August 18, 2013

    The last batch of Amarnath pilgrims to the holy cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas will start from the Nunwan base camp on Monday, subject to favourable weather conditions. "Subject to fair weather conditions, the last batch of yatris from the Pahalgam Route shall be allowed to cross the Chandanwari access...
  • Amarnath yatra resumes, 255 pilgrims head for cave shrine August 17, 2013

    The Amarnath yatra resumed on Saturday with a batch of 255 pilgrims leaving from Jammu to the cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas after remaining suspended for the last two days. The yatra was suspended due to bad weather conditions from Jammu on August 15. As many as 255 pilgrims on...
  • Cloudburst strikes Himachal Pradesh, rain disrupts Amarnath yatra in Kashmir August 13, 2013

    A cloudburst on Tuesday destroyed crops in Himachal Pradesh while heavy rainfall temporarily stopped Amarnath yatra in Kashmir even as heavy downpours in some areas of North India threw normal life out of gear. In the national capital, the temperatures continued to hover close to the normal levels, but it was...
  • J&K govt to evacuate stranded Amarnath pilgrims within 24 hours August 13, 2013

    New Delhi: There are 357 Amarnath Yatra pilgrims who are stranded in a place called Gulabgarh, the Jammu and Kashmir government told the Supreme Court on Tuesday. While giving the details, the state government added that it will evacuate all the pilgrims in the next 24 hours and was monitoring the...
  • Parliament: Events through the day August 13, 2013

    New Delhi: 4:00 pm: Lok Sabha adjourned for the day following uproar over Telangana decision. 3:30 pm: Food Security Bill has been taken up for discussion in Lok Sabha. Meanwhile, Andhra MPs protested against Telangana decision. 2:45 pm: The Lok Sabha has been adjourned till 3 pm after some MPs...
  • Curfew continues in 8 Jammu districts, 11 including separatist leader arrested August 13, 2013

    Curfew continued in eight districts of Jammu region on Tuesday even as the annual Amarnath Yatra resumed after three days, officials said. Eleven people have been arrested in connection with the communal clashes in Kishtwar. The Amarnath Yatra had remained suspended for the last three days. "The Amarnath Yatra resumed early on...
  • Kishtwar remains on edge; Omar slams Modi, Jaitley August 13, 2013

    Srinagar/New Delhi: Kishtwar in Jammu and Kashmir remains on edge four days after communal clashes left three persons dead and 60 injured. Over 100 people have been arrested for the violence. But even as curfew continues, the Amarnath Yatra has resumed on Tuesday with the help of the Army. Around...
  • Amarnath Yatra to resume from Tuesday: J&K govt August 13, 2013

    Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday said Amarnath Yatra would resume on Tuesdayfrom Jammu base camp after being suspended for the last three days due to curfew. "Amarnath Yatra will resume on Tuesdayfrom Jammuand will move with an army convoy," Principal Secretary (Home), Suresh Kumar told reporters in Jammu. The Yatra...
  • SC seeks replies from J&K, Centre over stranded Amarnath pilgrims August 13, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after Amarnath Yatra was suspended temporarily due to Kishtwar violence, a PIL has been filed in the Supreme court on Monday seeking the safe transit of stranded pilgrims who have gone to Jammu and Kashmir for the Amarnath Yatra. The PIL has been filed by Jammu and...
  • Kishtwar violence: Arun Jaitley detained in Jammu; Amarnath Yatra suspended August 11, 2013

    Srinagar: As a fallout of the Kishtwar violence, Amarnath Yatra has been suspended from Jammu on Sunday. Curfew has also been imposed in Samba, Kathua and Udhampur districts of Jammu and Kashmir as a precautionary measure. Meanwhile, senior Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley, who was expected to visit Kishtwar...
  • J&K: Curfew lifted in Kashmir, Amarnath Yatra resumes July 21, 2013

    Srinagar: Curfew was on Sunday lifted from all parts of Kashmir but normal life in the Valley remained affected due to the strike call given by hardline Hurriyat Conference to protest against the firing incident in Ramban district that left four persons dead. Amarnath Yatra from Jammu resumed on Saturday evening...
  • J&K: Amarnath Yatra resumes after two days of curfew July 20, 2013

    Jammu: Amarnath Yatra from Jammu resumed on Saturday evening after it was halted for two days following imposition of curfew in many parts of Kashmir Valley due to a firing incident in Gool area which claimed four lives. "A fresh batch of 1,834 pilgrims, including 45 saints, left for the...
  • J&K: Amarnath Yatra suspended for second day July 20, 2013

    Srinagar: Amarnath yatra remained suspended for the second day on Saturday in view of curfew imposed in many parts of Kashmir Valley and Ramban district on Jammu Srinagar National Highway due to the firing incident in Gool area. No fresh batch of pilgrims was allowed to proceed towards Kashmir from the...
  • J&K: Ramban tense after 4 died in BSF firing, Amarnath Yatra halted July 19, 2013

    Srinagar: The Amarnath Yatra in Jammu & Kashmir has been halted following tension and protests in Ramban. Four people were killed on Thursday after the Border Security Force (BSF) opened fire on protesters in Ramban. The BSF troops allegedly opened fire indiscriminately, killing 4 and wounding 25 others, after massive protests...
  • Locals, security men clash at Amarnath Yatra's Baltal camp July 5, 2013

    Srinagar: Clashes broke out on Thursday evening between locals and security forces at Baltal base camp of Amarnath Yatra in north Kashmir after CRPF men reportedly beat up a taxi driver, police said. Twelve people were reportedly injured. Taxi drivers and locals resorted to heavy stone pelting at the security forces...
  • J&K: Amarnath yatra halted due to bad weather conditions June 29, 2013

    Srinagar: The Amarnath yatra, which started on Friday, was on Saturday suspended due to inclement weather conditions. The pilgrims were stopped at yatra base camps in Baltal and Pahalgam. This year 600,000 pilgrims have registered themselves for the yatra. Authorities have made it clear that no unregistered person will be permitted...
  • 12,000 people have registered for Amarnath yatra June 28, 2013

    Twelve thousand people have officially been registered for Amarnath yatra. Some are hoping that the authorities have learned the horrific lesson from floodhit Uttarakhand where thousands of people have lost their lives. ...
  • Watch: Amarnath pilgrims complain about poor facilities June 28, 2013

    There are complaints about facilities and services as pilgrims head to Srinagar for the Amarnath Yatra that begins on Friday. 12,000 people are officially registered to trek to the icy cave shrine. ...
  • Undeterred by Uttarakhand tragedy, thousands set for Amarnath yatra June 28, 2013

    Pahalgam: It could take years to rebuild Uttarakhand which has been devastated by landslides and floods that followed the torrential rains, but the images of devastation haven't deterred pilgrims who are set to start the Amarnath yatra on Friday. Close to 12,000 pilgrims have been registered for the yatra. Devotees will...
  • J&K: IB issues terror alert for Amarnath Yatra June 27, 2013

    New Delhi: The Amarnath Yatra beginning on June 28 is once against under the radar of terrorists. The Intelligence Bureau (IB) on Thursday issued a terror alert for Amarnath Yatra and advised forces to be extra vigilant. In the last one month, seven terrorists were intercepted and killed in Anantnag but...
  • Fears of attack on Amarnath yatra 'gross exaggeration': Omar June 20, 2013

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday said there was no increased threat perception to this year's Amarnath yatra compared to previous years and fears of attack as reported in the media were "gross exaggeration". "While we will take all the regular precautions with a multi layer security...