AMARNATH

  • India tour of Australia: a brief history December 6, 2014

    India's dream of winning a Test series in Australia hasn't fulfilled yet. They have toured Australia 10 times but never returned home with the trophy. Here is a look-back at India's performance in Australia from 1947 to 2012. 1947-48: India's first experience on the Australian soil came when the...
  • Another batch of devotees leave for Amarnath July 30, 2014

    Jammu: Amid tight security, the 34th batch of pilgrims on Wednesday left for the Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas. As many as 409 pilgrims, including 255 men, 55 women and two children left from the Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu in a cavalcade of 12 vehicles at...
  • 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...
  • BJP MLAs demand safe return of Rajasthan pilgrims from Amarnath July 19, 2014

    BJP MLAs demanded that the Rajasthan government ensure the safe return of pilgrims from the state who were stranded in Kashmir following clashes at Amarnath Yatra base camp near Baltal. BJP MLA Gyandeo Ahuja sought attention of the Speaker and said that nearly 100 people who had gone to the pilgrimage...
  • 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...
  • Pilgrim count at Amarnath cave crosses 1lakh mark, 2 more die July 6, 2014

    Srinagar: The number of pilgrims who have paid obeisance to the holy ice lingam at Amarnath shrine in South Kashmir Himalayas crossed the onelakh mark on Sunday, even as two more devotees died of heart attack, taking the death toll during the Yatra this year to 12. As many as 1,12,143...
  • 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...
  • We haven't yet discussed about the player in our panel: Mudgal May 25, 2014

    The Supreme Courtappointed IPL probe panel headed by retd Justice Mukul Mudgal on Sunday met for the first time to discuss the modalities about their further investigation into the spotfixing and betting scandal related to the sixth edition of Indian Premier League. "There wasn't any discussion about the reputed cricketer who...
  • Srinivasan under pressure as former players, BCCI VPs ask him to resign March 25, 2014

    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 going...
  • Time has come to look beyond 'defensive' Dhoni: Amarnath February 19, 2014

    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 is...
  • Ashwin to get Polly Umrigar Award from BCCI December 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin will receive the Polly Umrigar Award from the BCCI for being India's best international cricketer of the year 201213. 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 be...
  • Now, a short film to spread rationalist Dabholkar's message October 12, 2013

    Pune: A short film made to support the antisuperstition mission undertaken by slain rationalist Narendra Dabholkar will now become a vehicle for propagating the cause for which he campaigned relentlessly. A Mumbaibased duo Amandeep Singh and Amarnath Chandaliya closely associated with Dabholkar, has produced an 18minute film titled 'Bhooth...
  • 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...
  • 44 pilgrims leave for Amarnath amid tight security August 18, 2013

    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, police...
  • 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...
  • Amarnath yatra suspended for second consecutive day August 16, 2013

    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 batch...
  • 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 12, 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 12, 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...