BALTAL

  • 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...
  • Amarnath Yatra crosses 2 lakh pilgrim mark July 6, 2012

    Jammu: The number of pilgrims who have paid obeisance at the Amarnath shrine this year has crossed the two lakh mark. "As many as 2,10,524 pilgrims have paid obeisance at the Ice Lingam of Lord Shiva at Amarnath shrine in South Kashmir Himalayas till last night," officials associated with the Yatra...
  • CRPF recovers air pistol at Amarnath Yatra base camp July 2, 2012

    Srinagar: Security forces today recovered an air pistol at Baltal base camp of the Amarnath Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir, which was reportedly thrown inside a toilet by an unidentified person. Sudhir Kumar, spokesman of the Central Reserve Police Force(CRPF), told IANS that some women 'yatris' (pilgrims) raised an alarm after...
  • Amarnath Yatra: Five pilgrims dead, seven injured June 27, 2012

    Srinagar: Five pilgrims, including two women, died enroute the 3,880 metre high holy cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas, taking the toll during the ongoing yatra to six, police said today. Chander Kanta(63), a resident of Haryana, died at Domail along the shorter Baltal Cave route in Ganderbal district...
  • Amarnath Yatra begins via Baltal instead of Pahalgam June 15, 2009

    Srinagar: The Amarnath yatra begins on Monday after a week's delay. Authorities are on alert, given last year's violence and clashes in the Valley and the Jammu region over the shrine board controversy. The snowbound tracks leading to the shrine have been cleared. Chants of Bham Bham Bhole in honour of...
  • First batch of pilgrims start Amarnath yatra June 18, 2008

    Srinagar: The first batch of devotees have started their journey to the Amarnath cave shrine from three base camps on Tuesday amid tight security arrangements. Officials said that nearly 12,000 pilgrims began the twomonth annual pilgrimage. But more than 2,500 pilgrims traveling from Jammu to the base camp at Baltal have been...
  • 'New Amarnath route is not according to scriptures' June 8, 2008

    Sringar: The Amarnath pilgrimage, scheduled to begin from June 18, is mired in yet another controversy. The shrine custodian, Mahant Deependra Giri, has asserted that using the manmade Baltal route for the pilgrimage which is significantly more convenient than the original one goes against the Hindu scriptures. According to...