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Irfan Pathan leaves J&K due to security issues, cricket trials postponed

Irfan Pathan, the mentor of Jammu & Kashmir's cricket teams across age-groups, left the state on Sunday due to security issues.

Six pilgrims died in last 4 days, Amarnath Yatra toll reaches 22

Among the dead are 18 pilgrims, two 'sevadars' (volunteers) and two security force personnel deployed on duty en route the holy cave.


Jammu and Kashmir: Railways announces curbs on services till Amarnath Yatra is over

The Railways has announced suspension of train services in its Qazigund-Banihal railway section for five hours daily till the Amarnath Yatra is over.

Only one bus of pilgrims from Valsad to Amarnath this year

Last year, not a single trip was made to Amarnath from Valsad, and this season only one operator has taken pilgrims.

Dialogue only way forward for peace in J&K: Farooq Abdullah

Abdullah also wished a blissful pilgrimage to those visiting the holy cave shrine of Amarnath at a height of 3,880 metres in the south Kashmir Himalayas.

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.

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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 […]