Vaishno

  • J&K: Train services to Vaishno Devi base camp resume 6 days ago

    Jammu: Train services have been resumed to the base camp of Mata Vaishno Devi cave shrine, where the old holy cave has been reopened for 'darhsan'. "Train services to Katra, the base camp of Mata Vaishno Devi shrine, have been resumed. All the trains are now running smoothly," Divisional Traffic Manager...
  • J&K: Vaishno Devi yatra running smooth, chopper services resume 1 week ago

    Jammu: Pilgrimage to the cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi in Trikuta Hills in Reasi district is going on smoothly on Tuesday, with over 12,000 more pilgrims on their way to offer prayers. The yatra had remained suspended for four consecutive days in view of heavy rains in Jammu and...
  • 1,500 trucks stuck on way to Kashmir 1 week ago

    Jammu: Nearly 1,500 trucks carrying essential supplies to Kashmir were on Tuesday stranded on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway as sections of the road were washed away in the flash floods, cutting off the Valley from the rest of the country. Officials said stretches of the over 300-km long highway have either...
  • J&K floods: Shri Shakti Express stuck, pilgrims headed to Vaishno Devi stranded September 8, 2014

    Jammu: Pilgrims who were headed to the Vaishno Devi shrine were stranded after the Katra-bound Shri Shakti Express train was stuck in the Udhampur district due to floods in Jammu and Kashmir. There are nearly 500 pilgrims, who left from Delhi, on the train. Heavy rains and floods have led...
  • J&K: Train services to Katra cancelled due to flood September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Northern Railway on Saturday cancelled train services to Katra due to heavy floods and breaches on tracks between Jammu and Katra section. Besides the gushing of flood waters, heavy boulders had fallen on tracks at certain places in the Jammu-Udhampur-Mata Vaishno Devi Katra rail section, a senior Northern...
  • Vaishno Devi shrine board to partner with Bangalore based health care service provider July 30, 2014

    Srinagar: Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB) is planning to rope in services of Bangalore based health care service provider for its upcoming medical facility for rendering quality health care services to the people of Jammu and Kashmir. "The Board had decided to explore the possibility of Shri Mata Vaishno...
  • Train service from Delhi to Katra formally begins today July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Train service to Katra, the base camp of Mata Vaishno Devi shrine from the national capital on Monday formally began with the AC superfast Shri Shakti Express embarking upon its maiden journey from New Delhi. "The 18-coach AC train departed for Katra at 5:30 PM from New Delhi railway...
  • J&K: Daily Delhi-Katra train service for Vaisho Devi from Monday July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Railways will introduce from Monday a daily train service from Delhi to Katra, the base camp for pilgrims visiting the Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine. The AC superfast 'Shri Shakti Express' will depart from New Delhi station at 5:30 PM daily and arrive at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra station...
  • Modi proposes 'common model' for Himalayan states July 4, 2014

    Katra: Stressing that Himalayan states have similar sets of problems and opportunities, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday proposed a "common model" for the their development. "I accept that there is need to have a separate policy and planning for development of the Himalayan states in India. All the states located...
  • Development of J&K depends on railways, says CM Omar Abdullah July 4, 2014

    Katra: Underlining that economic development of Jammu and Kashmir is largely dependent on railways; Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday stressed the need for early completion of unconnected stretches of Jammu-Baramulla Railway track. Omar said that economic linkage of Jammu and Kashmir with the rest of the country is dependent on...
  • PM hints at private investment in Railways, says will make stations modern July 4, 2014

    Katra: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday hinted at private investment in the Indian Railways while inaugurating the Udhampur-Katra rail link. Speaking on the occasion, Modi said that he has held meetings with Railway officials to enable private entities to invest. "I have held a detailed meeting with Railway officials, soon...
  • Snapshot: Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Station seen from space July 4, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated the Udhampur-Katra rail link by flagging of the Vaishno Devi Express. The train to Katra near Mata Vaishno Devi shrine, is part of the 292 kilometre Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla railway line that would eventually connect Kashmir with the rest of the country. The 25 km stretch...
  • PM Modi flags off Vaishno Devi Express, links Katra to rest of India July 4, 2014

    Katra: After a prolonged wait, Katra has got its first rail link. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated the Udhampur-Katra rail link by flagging of a train which he suggested be named as Shree Shakti Express. The train to Katra near the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine, is part of the...
  • Live: PM Modi inaugurates the Udhampur-Katra rail link July 4, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the Vaishno Devi express from Udhampur to the holy town of Katra on Friday. This is the first train to Katra near Mata Vaishno Devi shrine. ...
  • Katra to get its first train today, to be inaugurated by PM Modi July 4, 2014

    Srinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the Vaishno Devi express from Udhampur to the holy town of Katra on Friday. This is the first train to Katra near Mata Vaishno Devi shrine. It is part of 292 kilometer Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla railway line that would eventually connect Kashmir with the...
  • J&K: PM Modi to flag off train to Katra, an engineering marvel July 1, 2014

    Srinagar: The Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the first train from the holy town of Katra on Friday. The train to Katra near Mata Vaishno Devi shrine, is part of 292 kilometer Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla railway line that would eventually connect Kashmir with the rest of the country. The 25...
  • Modi likely to flag off train to Katra on July 4 June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The much-awaited train service to Katra, the base camp for pilgrimage to the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine, is likely to be flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July 4. Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda will accompany Modi to the inauguration of the 25-km Udhampur-Katra line, and accordingly all...
  • Train to Vaishno Devi set for launch before Rail Budget June 22, 2014

    New Delhi: After missing several deadlines, Indian Railways has finally got the mandatory safety clearance from the Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) to commission the much-awaited train service to Katra, the base camp of Mata Vaishno Devi shrine, before the Rail Budget 2014-15. The 25-km long Udhampur-Katra rail section in Jammu...
  • Watch: Narendra Modi takes a horse ride at Vaishno Devi March 26, 2014

    Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, who is set to start the phase 2 of his party's campaign, started his day on Wednesday with a visit to the Vaishno Devi shrine. ...
  • Snapshot: Narendra Modi on horseback on his way to the Vaishno Devi shrine March 27, 2014

    Bharatiya Janata Party leader and the party's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi was seen riding a horse on his way to the revered Vaishno Devi shrine located at the Trikuta Mountains in Jammu and Kashmir. ...
  • SC seeks replies from J&K, Centre over stranded Amarnath pilgrims August 13, 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...
  • Anil Goswami takes charge as new Home Secretary June 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Senior IAS officer Anil Goswami, a seasoned hand on Jammu and Kashmir affairs, on Sunday took charge as the new Union Home Secretary. 58-year-old Goswami, a 1978 batch IAS officer, is the first bureaucrat from Jammu and Kashmir to rise to the post of Union Home Secretary and...
  • J&K: Shrine Board launches free online Yatra registration May 6, 2013

    Jammu: In an effort to facilitate the registration process for pilgrims visiting Vaishno Devi, the Shrine Board on Monday launched online registration system. "Online registration for procuring a Yatra Slip is part of the Board's ongoing efforts to facilitate pilgrims and to improve existing procedures, apart from enhancing accessibility of...
  • 5 pilgrims dead as truck hits van on way to Vaishno Devi February 5, 2013

    Jammu: Five pilgrims died on Tuesday and seven were injured when a truck collided with a van that was on its way to the cave shrine of Vaishno Devi in Jammu and Kashmir. All pilgrims hailed from Patiala, Punjab. Earlier in January, two pilgrims to were killed and about 20 others...
  • Vaishno Devi on high alert after LeT threat November 27, 2012

    Jammu: The hindu shrine of Vaishno Devi in Jammu and Kashmir is on a high alert after an email that allegedly threatened revenge for the hanging of 26/11 terrorist Ajmal Kasab. The email has been traced to Bangalore and was allegedly sent by the Lashkar-e-Toiba to a hotelier in Katra....
  • LeT threatens to strike at Vaishno Devi November 26, 2012

    Jammu: An email threatening to target the cave shrine of Vaishno Devi was purportedly sent by the banned terror outfit Lashker-e-Toiba to a hotelier in Katra to avenge the execution of 26/11 terror attack convict Ajmal Kasab, police said on Monday. The email was received by AH Bhat, a hotelier of...
  • Vaishno Devi pilgrimage resumes after forest fire June 23, 2012

    Jammu: Pilgrimage to the Hindu shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi near Jammu resumed on Saturday morning after it was suspended due to a forest fire. The fire broke out on Friday evening in the forests near Adhkunwari, six kilometres from the Katra base camp. It started spreading fast and reached close...
  • Army Chief prays at Vaishno Devi amid controversy March 29, 2012

    Jammu: While the whole country talked about his stunning disclosures and latest confrontation with the government, Army Chief General VK Singh paid a quiet visit to the Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu and Kashmir. He was accompanied by wife Bharti Singh on Wednesday evening. Both were there for a little...
  • Terrorists plan strike in Jammu, security beefed up September 16, 2008

    Jammu: Security in and around Jammu has been beefed up following intelligence inputs that militants plan to strike here, a police official said on Tuesday. Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel have been deployed at various vulnerable points across the city. The security at Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine, about 50 km from...
  • Paid darshan system for Mata Vaishno Devi scrapped June 13, 2008

    New Delhi: The Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB) has withdrawn the recently introduced paid darshan scheme on Thursday and decided to scrap all modes of out of queue darshan at the holy shrine. The shrine board's 'tatkal' darshan scheme had raised a howl of protests organised by many local...