Amarnath Cave

  • Peace imperative for growth of tourism in Kashmir: Omar May 14, 2013

    Sringar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday stressed that peace and tranquility hold the key to groom and grow the tourism industry in the state for which over Rs 383 crores have been sanctioned during the last four years by his government. "People from all the three regions...
  • Jammu and Kashmir seeks more security forces April 29, 2011

    Jammu: Amid fears of another summer of riots and violence, the Jammu and Kashmir government has requisitioned additional forces from New Delhi to provide security during the upcoming Amarnath pilgrimage. The state has asked for nearly 70 companies, or an estimated 7,000 personnel, for security of the pilgrims, official sources told...
  • Amarnath Yatra on but Kashmir still tense July 1, 2010

    Pahalgam: An uneasy calm prevails in Kashmir following over two weeks of clashes between protestors and security forces. The clashes and violence has raised concerns for the security of lakhs of pilgrims who are trekking to Amarnath. The second batch of 2,500 pilgrims set out on Amarnath Yatra from Jammu on...
  • One dead, five injured in Amarnath chopper crash July 9, 2009

    Srinagar: A helicopter crashed near the Amarnath cave shrine on Thursday morning killing one woman pilgrim on the spot and wounding five occupants, police said. The helicopter took off from north Kashmir's Baltal base camp early Thursday morning, but crashed nearly 500 metres short of the helipad near the cave shrine,...
  • One dead, 50 injured in Kashmir | Geelani detained August 25, 2008

    Srinagar: One person was killed and nearly 50 were injured as mobs defied curfew and fought pitched battles with security forces in parts of a tense Kashmir Valley Sunday. Curfew was imposed in cities and towns of the valley early Sunday in an attempt to foil a planned march to...
  • New row: Cong to limit people at Amarnath cave per day July 23, 2008

    Jammu: As the violence over the Amarnath land transfer row settles down, the Congress in Jammu and Kashmir has stirred up another controversy. The party state convention has passed a resolution demanding that the number of pilgrims at the Amarnath cave be restricted to 3,000 people per day. JK Pradesh...
  • Amarnath lingam melting fast June 28, 2007

    Amarnath cave, Jammu & Kashmir: The holy lingam in the Amarnath cave is melting and the shrines custodians say it is because of the heat. The annual twomonth long pilgrimage to the cave begins on June 30, but people have started early to catch a glimpse of the lingam, which is...