Amarnath Yatra

  • Last batch of Amarnath pilgrims to depart for holy shrine on Monday 18-08-2013 04:58 PM

    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...
  • Amarnath yatra resumes, 255 pilgrims head for cave shrine 17-08-2013 01:42 PM

    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...
  • Cloudburst strikes Himachal Pradesh, rain disrupts Amarnath yatra in Kashmir 13-08-2013 10:54 PM

    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...
  • J&K govt to evacuate stranded Amarnath pilgrims within 24 hours 13-08-2013 11:58 AM

    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...
  • Parliament: Events through the day 13-08-2013 11:04 AM

    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 13-08-2013 10:36 AM

    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...
  • Kishtwar remains on edge; Omar slams Modi, Jaitley 13-08-2013 08:05 AM

    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 12-08-2013 11:04 PM

    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...
  • SC seeks replies from J&K, Centre over stranded Amarnath pilgrims 12-08-2013 02:37 PM

    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...
  • Kishtwar violence: Arun Jaitley detained in Jammu; Amarnath Yatra suspended 11-08-2013 11:30 AM

    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...
  • J&K: Curfew lifted in Kashmir, Amarnath Yatra resumes 21-07-2013 01:14 PM

    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...
  • J&K: Amarnath Yatra resumes after two days of curfew 20-07-2013 08:56 PM

    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 20-07-2013 11:33 AM

    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...
  • J&K: Ramban tense after 4 died in BSF firing, Amarnath Yatra halted 19-07-2013 08:00 AM

    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...
  • Locals, security men clash at Amarnath Yatra's Baltal camp 05-07-2013 12:20 AM

    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...
  • J&K: Amarnath yatra halted due to bad weather conditions 29-06-2013 09:59 AM

    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...
  • 12,000 people have registered for Amarnath yatra 28-06-2013 07:50 PM

    Twelve thousand people have officially been registered for Amarnath yatra. Some are hoping that the authorities have learned the horrific lesson from flood-hit Uttarakhand where thousands of people have lost their lives. ...
  • Watch: Amarnath pilgrims complain about poor facilities 28-06-2013 12:55 PM

    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 28-06-2013 07:38 AM

    Pahalgam: It could take years to re-build 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...
  • J&K: IB issues terror alert for Amarnath Yatra 27-06-2013 04:50 PM

    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...
  • Fears of attack on Amarnath yatra 'gross exaggeration': Omar 20-06-2013 06:18 PM

    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...
  • J&K: Omar chairs meeting to review Amarnath Yatra arrangements 20-06-2013 02:06 AM

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday chaired the unified headquarters meeting which took stock of the security situation in the state and the arrangements for the forthcoming annual Amarnath Yatra. An official statement issued in Srinagar said the Chief Minister received a briefing on the prevailing...
  • Amarnath Shiv lingam's size shrinks to half of what it was 5 weeks ago 18-06-2013 12:29 PM

    Jammu: It's just a week for the Amarnath Yatra to begin in Jammu. Lakhs of devotees throng the icy mountain shrine every year. Network18 has got exclusive footage from inside the cave showing that the Shiv lingam has shrunk to half its size due to rising temperatures. The lingam, according...
  • Amarnath Yatra under threat from Pakistan terrorists 15-06-2013 01:53 PM

    Kashmir: The Amarnath Yatra beginning on June 28 is under threat from Pakistan terrorists. Intelligence sources and the Army have observed the increased militant attempts to penetrate the counter insurgency grid in South Kashmir's Anantnag area. In the last one month, seven terrorists were intercepted and killed in Anantnag but...
  • SC to hear Agnivesh's Amarnath case today 14-11-2011 09:28 AM

    New Delhi: The case against former Team Anna member Swami Agnivesh for his controversial comments on the Amarnath Yatra is slated to come up for hearing in the Supreme Court on Monday. The activist had earlier sought the dismissal of criminal proceedings but the court was reluctant. Agnivesh had termed...
  • SC raps Agnivesh for his Amarnath remarks 08-11-2011 05:13 PM

    New Delhi: Showing reluctance to quash criminal proceedings against activist Swami Agnivesh for allegedly making a controversial statement about Amarnath pilgrimage, the Supreme Court on Tuesday said people's sentiments cannot be taken for granted and that he cannot go "scot free" if he has made the remark. A bench of...
  • SC criticises Agnivesh for his Amarnath comments 08-11-2011 01:01 PM

    New Delhi: Showing reluctance to quash criminal proceedings against activist Swami Agnivesh for allegedly making a controversial statement about Amarnath pilgrimage, the Supreme Court on Tuesday said people's sentiments cannot be taken for granted and that he cannot go 'scot free' if he has made the remark. A bench of...
  • 3 more Amarnath pilgrims die, toll touches 80 18-07-2011 05:00 PM

    Srinagar: Three more devotees died of cardiac arrest taking the death toll to 80 during the ongoing pilgrimage to the holy cave shrine of Amarnath, officials said on Monday. 76-year-old M R Verma, a resident of Uttar Pradesh, breathed his last at the 3880-mt high cave shrine on Monday morning...
  • Minister reviews arrangements for Amarnath yatra 05-07-2011 07:18 AM

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Minister for Industries and Commerce Surjeet Singh Slathia on Monday reviewed the arrangements for smooth conduct of Amarnath Yatra and comfortable stay of pilgrims in case of inclement weather. Divisional commissioner Pawan Kotwal, Jammu Inspector General of Police Dilbagh Singh, Jammu DIG Farooq Khan, Director Tourism...
  • Amarnath yatra suspended due to landslides 03-07-2011 01:35 PM

    Srinagar: The Amarnath yatra was on Sunday suspended from both Baltal and Pahalgam routes following landslides triggered by heavy rains, officials said. "The pilgrims were not allowed from either Pahalgam or Baltal route today due to landslides triggered by rainfall during the night," an official at the yatra control room...