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Ice shivling at Amarnath cave melts

The yatra is still continuing and approximately 5,000 pilgrims are visiting the cave every day.

Fresh batch of pilgrims leave for Amarnath yatra

“The fresh batch of 3,048 pilgrims, including 623 women and 144 sadhus, left Jammu in 112 vehicles for the twin base camps in the Valley under tight security in the wee hours,” a police official said.


Fresh batch of pilgrims leave for Amarnath yatra

The 60-day yatra commenced from the twin routes of Baltal in Ganderbal and Pahalgam in Anantnag districts on June 28 and till yesterday over 1.65 pilgrims from across the country visited the cave shrine.

Over 1 lakh pilgrims pay obeisance at Amarnath shrine in 12 days

The Governor was informed that keeping in view the safety of the yatris, the pilgrimage remained totally suspended on three occasions – June 30, July 4  and July 5 from both Baltal as well as Pahalgam routes and remained.

Sixth batch of 3,489 pilgrims leave for Amarnath from Jammu

So far, 36,366 pilgrims have visited the cave shrine by taking the 36-km Pahalgam track in Anantnag district and 12-km Baltal route in Ganderbal since the commencement of the annual 60-day pilgrimage on June 28, officials said.

Amarnath Yatra: Amid tight security, first batch of pilgrims to leave Jammu tomorrow

Around 40,000 security personnel from Jammu and Kashmir Police, paramilitary, National Disaster Response Force and the Army, have been deployed for this year's pilgrimage.


Award for driver who rescued Amarnath pilgrims

Gafoor’s name was considered under the Uttam Jeevan Raksha Padak, which entitles a commendation from the President and a reward of Rs 60,000 on Republic Day.

NGT clarifies Amarnath cave shrine not declared as silent zone

NGT said the only restriction is that devotees will maintain silence in front of Shivlinga, not applicable to any other part.

Militant faultlines deepen as Amarnath attack suspect Abu Ismail killed in Srinagar

'Abu Ismail' had taken charge of the south Kashmir Lashkar after deposing his predecessor ‘Abu Dujana’ who, in turn, was killed last month soon after he joined former Hizb-ul-Mujahideen operative Zakir Rashid Bhat’s newly-formed al-Qaeda affiliate, the Ansar Ghazwa’tul Hind.

Over 300 pilgrims leave Jammu for Amarnath amid tight security

"A total of 309 pilgrims - 236 men and 73 women - left Bhagwati Nagar base camp here this morning for Pahalgam and Baltal base camps in Kashmir to undertake the pilgrimage to the holy cave, which houses the naturally-formed ice shiv lingam," the officials said.

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Amarnath Yatra flagged off

The annual pilgrimage to the 3,880 metre high holy cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas, commenced on Saturday from Baltal route.

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Mehbooba Mufti Calls Amarnath Yatra Terror Attack A ‘Blot On All Muslims And Kashmiris’

Monday’s attack in Anantnag district on pilgrims returning from the Amarnath shrine is the “crossing” of a new red line for militants in Kashmir. This is the second such strike on Amarnath pilgrims in the Valley since militancy first emerged in 1990. The reason why this pilgrimage has stayed conflict-neutral is because it is seen as […]