Amarnath

  • Srinivasan under pressure as former players, BCCI VPs ask him to resign 25-03-2014 02:22 PM

    New Delhi: Pressure on Tuesday mounted on N Srinivasan to quit as Board of Control for Cricket in India president with former cricketers and administrators asking him to respect the Supreme Court observation that he should step down for a fair probe into the Indian Premier League fixing scandal. After...
  • Time has come to look beyond 'defensive' Dhoni: Amarnath 19-02-2014 04:39 PM

    New Delhi: Former India cricketer Mohinder Amarnath says the time has come to remove Mahendra Singh Dhoni from captaincy as his "defensive approach" has resulted in the country's prolonged failure on foreign soil. "Dhoni is a defensive captain who allows opposition to make a comeback in the game. His record...
  • Ashwin to get Polly Umrigar Award from BCCI 26-12-2013 02:13 PM

    New Delhi: Offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin will receive the Polly Umrigar Award from the BCCI for being India's best international cricketer of the year 2012-13. India's best performers in the senior and the junior level cricket in a period of 12 months from 1 October 2012 to 30 September 2013, will...
  • Now, a short film to spread rationalist Dabholkar's message 12-10-2013 04:29 PM

    Pune: A short film made to support the anti-superstition mission undertaken by slain rationalist Narendra Dabholkar will now become a vehicle for propagating the cause for which he campaigned relentlessly. A Mumbai-based duo - Amandeep Singh and Amarnath Chandaliya - closely associated with Dabholkar, has produced an 18-minute film titled...
  • 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...
  • 44 pilgrims leave for Amarnath amid tight security 18-08-2013 02:59 PM

    A small batch of 44 pilgrims left Jammu base camp on Sunday for Amarnath cave shrine in South Kashmir Himalayas. The batch, comprising 15 men and 29 sadhus left from Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu at around 4.40 AM towards Amarnath to pay obeisance at the holy cave shrine,...
  • 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...
  • Amarnath yatra suspended for second consecutive day 16-08-2013 04:36 PM

    The ongoing pilgrimage to the cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas remained suspended for the second consecutive day on Friday from Jammu following bad weather conditions. "Amarnath yatra has been suspended for second day today due to bad weather conditions," a police officer said at Jammu. No fresh...
  • 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...
  • Hit by dissidence in Bihar, BJP alleges Nitish Kumar trying to split the party 21-07-2013 10:29 PM

    Patna: Just a month after the Janata Dal (United) broke its ties with the Bharatiya Janata Party, cracks are visible within the Bihar unit of the BJP. Four BJP MLAs, of whom one has been suspended, have revolted against former Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi alleging about his...
  • Bihar: Many BJP leaders likely to join JD(U), say sources 21-07-2013 08:10 PM

    Patna: Just a month after the Janata Dal (United) broke its ties with the Bharatiya Janata Party, cracks are visible within the Bihar unit of the latter. Sources said that a large chunk of BJP's Bihar unit cadres, mainly in the Mithilanchal region of north Bihar, are also likely to...
  • Bihar: BJP suspends MLA Amarnath Gami for criticising Sushil Modi 21-07-2013 04:19 PM

    Patna: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday suspended an MLA from Bihar for openly criticising party leader Sushil Modi. BJP MLA Amarnath Gami had hit out at Sushil Modi calling him "power hungry". "Sushil Modi has hijacked the party. He does not want party cardres to progress and therefore...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 1983 WC win gave new dimension to Indian cricket: Kapil Dev 25-06-2013 08:05 PM

    New Delhi: Kapil Dev relived some of the moments of the 1983 World Cup triumph as India on Tuesday celebrated 30 years of their most famous win. Kapil, who led India to the win, along with his team-mates Sunil Gavaskar and Ravi Shastri, the youngest man in the team, walked...
  • 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...