The annual Hindu pilgrimage, Amarnath Yatra is held between July and August. It occurs when the iced stalagmite Shiva lingam reaches the top of its waxing phase through the summer months. The Yatra is taken by pilgrims to the 130 feet high glacial Amarnath cave shrine of iced stalagmite Shiva linga at 12,756 feet in the Himalayas.
25 Jan 2021
Amarnath Yatra expects six lakh footfall, J&K administration issues directions
Expecting a footfall of nearly six lakh during the annual Amarnath Yatra, the Jammu and Kashmir administration on Sunday issued directions to widen walking tracks, lay down prefabricated cement tiles on tracks from Baltal, and build retaining walls.
20 Aug 2020
10,000 troops to be immediately withdrawn from Jammu and Kashmir
More than a year after the abrogation of Article 370, the Centre decided to withdraw 10,000 troops from the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, an order released on Wednesday evening said.
21 Jul 2020
#CoronavirusCrisis: No Amarnath Yatra this year due to COVID-19 pandemic
The annual Amarnath Yatra pilgrimage has been canceled for this year in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, announced the Raj Bhawan in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.
18 Jul 2020
Kashmir: Three terrorists killed today, six in 24 hours
In a major breakthrough for security forces, three terrorists were eliminated in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian this morning. The encounter, that started in the wee hours of the morning, happened at Amshipora area.
10 Oct 2019
J&K reopens for tourists, government assures all the help
For the last two months, Jammu and Kashmir has been under a never-seen-before security blanket. Thousands of Army personnel were sent to the northernmost state, shops were shut, and communication modes snapped to deal with any violent backlash of the Article 370 decision.
08 Oct 2019
Tourists can visit J&K from Thursday as administration lifts curbs
Two months after tourists of Jammu and Kashmir were asked to leave, the border state is opening its arms for them again.
09 Aug 2019
Let them come, we'll deal: Indian Army after Pakistan's threats
The Indian Army is determined to defend the country's borders, and will thwart all attempts of Pakistan to disrupt peace in Jammu and Kashmir, Chinar Corps Commander Lieutenant-General Kanwal Jeet Singh Dhillon said on Thursday.
04 Aug 2019
Pakistan refuses to accept bodies of intruders killed by #IndianArmy
Following the Indian Army's offer to Pakistan to take back the bodies of five intruders, including one Pakistani commando and four terrorists, shot dead in Jammu & Kashmir's Keran sector, Islamabad refused to accept their bodies.
04 Aug 2019
Amit Shah meets NSA Ajit Doval to discuss Kashmir security-crisis
Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday held a high-level meeting with National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval and several other top security officials at the Parliament to discuss the Kashmir security crisis.
04 Aug 2019
Home Minister Amit Shah to visit J&K after August 7
Union Home Minister Amit Shah is likely to visit Jammu & Kashmir after the Parliament's Budget Session concludes on August 7.
03 Aug 2019
Students vacate #NITSrinagar after advisory; but district-administration denies ordering closure
A day after tourists and Amarnath pilgrims were asked to leave Kashmir in wake of terror threat, evacuation of NIT Srinagar's non-Kashmiri students sparked a controversy on Saturday.
03 Aug 2019
J&K: After government's advisory, tourists rush to Srinagar Airport
A sense of uncertainty and panic has taken over Jammu and Kashmir after the government on Friday suspended Amarnath Yatra and asked tourists to leave in wake of terror threats, about which the Army spoke about.
03 Aug 2019
Addressing 'panic', J&K Governor Malik asks politicians to stay calm
On Friday evening, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik urged politicians of the state to not believe in rumors, which sparked after the government issued an advisory asking tourists to cut short their visit to the valley in wake of terror threats.
02 Aug 2019
J&K: Amarnath Yatris, tourists asked to return amid terror threats
The Jammu and Kashmir government has asked pilgrims of Amarnath Yatra and tourists to cut short their visit to the valley, citing terror threats.
02 Aug 2019
Terrorists planned to attack Amarnath yatra, Pakistani Army involved: Lieutenant-General
In a mind-boggling development, the Indian Army on Friday said they have recovered a rifle belonging to Pakistani Army from the Amarnath Yatra route.
27 Jul 2019
Center rushes 10,000 troops to J&K to strengthen counter-insurgency operations
In a bid to strengthen counter-insurgency operations and law and order duties in Jammu & Kashmir, the Center is rushing an additional 10,000 central forces troops amid speculations about the scrapping of Article 35A.
01 Jul 2019
Jammu: Bus falls into gorge, 35 dead; PM expresses condolences
In an unfortunate incident, 35 people died and 17 were injured after a minibus rolled into a gorge in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar district on Monday morning.
26 Jun 2019
Amit Shah to visit Kashmir; security, development on his mind
Home Minister Amit Shah will start his two-day trip to Kashmir on Wednesday, and is expected to discuss a slew of topics, including security and development.
19 Feb 2019
Boycott everything Kashmiri, even Amarnath Yatra: Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy
Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy today supported a call for a boycott of "everything Kashmiri", including the Amarnath Yatra and purchasing products from the state.
26 Aug 2018
Amarnath Yatra concludes, over 2.85 lakh pilgrims offer prayers
The annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave shrine in the south Kashmir Himalayas concluded today with over 2.85 lakh pilgrims offering prayers at the naturally-formed ice-Shivlingam.
18 Aug 2018
Over 2.81 lakh pilgrims pay obeisance at Amarnath
Over 2.81 lakh pilgrims have paid obeisance at the cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas till date this year, officials said.
12 Aug 2018
Srinagar: 'Chhari Mubarak' taken to ancient Sharika-Bhawani temple
'Chhari Mubarak', the saffron-robed holy mace of Lord Shiva, was taken to ancient 'Sharika-Bhawani' temple on Hari Parbat hillock in Srinagar's downtown area for offering special prayers as per the age-old customs related to Amarnath Yatra.
08 Aug 2018
2.74L pilgrims paid obeisance at Amarnath cave shrine till date
As many as 2.74 lakh pilgrims have paid obeisance at Amarnath cave shrine in South Kashmir Himalayas till date this year, an official said.
06 Aug 2018
Article 35A: SC defers hearing as Kashmir goes into shutdown
The SC has adjourned its scheduled hearing on Article 35A to the last week of August as protests continued to rock Kashmir.
05 Aug 2018
Article 35A: Amarnath Yatra suspended amid protests before SC hearing
The Amarnath Yatra has been suspended for two days as separatists called for a two-day shutdown in Kashmir over the upcoming SC hearing on Article 35A.
28 Jul 2018
Fresh small batch of 663 pilgrims leaves for Amarnath
A fresh batch of 663 pilgrims today left for the cave shrine of Amarnath in south-Kashmir Himalayas.
27 Jul 2018
Amarnath Yatra: Fresh batch of 782 pilgrims begin their journey
A fresh batch of 782 pilgrims today left for the cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas, officials said.
23 Jul 2018
Amarnath-Yatra: Fresh batch of over 1,200 pilgrims begin their journey
A fresh batch of over 1,200 pilgrims, including 300 women and 100 sadhus, left the base camp in Jammu for the cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir today.
19 Jul 2018
Amarnath Yatra: Another fresh batch of pilgrims begins journey
A fresh batch of 2,617 pilgrims today left the base camp in Jammu to undertake the annual yatra to the Amarnath shrine in South Kashmir Himalayas.
17 Jul 2018
Swami Agnivesh brutally thrashed by BJP workers in Jharkhand
On Tuesday, social activist Swami Agnivesh was allegedly attacked by BJP Yuva Morcha workers in Jharkhand's Pakur area.
14 Jul 2018
Amarnath-Yatra: Fresh batch of over 3,000 pilgrims leaves from Jammu
A fresh batch of over 3,000 pilgrims today left Jammu for the holy cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas.
12 Jul 2018
13 Amarnath pilgrims injured as vehicle rams into stationary truck
Thirteen Amarnath pilgrims were injured when their vehicle rammed into a stationary truck on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway today, a police official said.
10 Jul 2018
Amarnath Yatra: 10th batch of 5,144 pilgrims leaves from Jammu
The 10th batch of 5,144 pilgrims left Jammu for the holy cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas.
08 Jul 2018
Amarnath Yatra suspended for a day on Wani's death anniversary
On the occasion of Burhan Wani's death anniversary, authorities have suspended the Amarnath Yatra today.
04 Jul 2018
Amarnath Yatra: 3 killed in landslide, death-toll reaches 10
Three pilgrims were killed in a landslide even as another died due to cardiac arrest, taking the death toll during this year's Amarnath Yatra to 10, officials said today.
03 Jul 2018
Amarnath Yatra death-toll rises to 6 as 3 pilgrims die
Three pilgrims, including two from Andhra Pradesh, died today en route to the holy cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas due to various causes, taking the death toll in this year's yatra to six.
02 Jul 2018
Taxi-drivers booked for fake social-media posts claiming 'stone-pelting' on Amarnath-pilgrims
The police have booked some taxi drivers in Jammu for allegedly circulating a false social media post, claiming occurrence of stone pelting on Amarnath pilgrims and scaring them.
01 Jul 2018
J&K: Rajnath assures all possible help to deal with floods
Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday assured Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra of all possible central help to deal with the flood situation in the northern state, officials said.
01 Jul 2018
Amarnath Yatra from Jammu resumes after weather conditions improve
After remaining suspended for a day due to inclement weather, the Amarnath Yatra resumed from Jammu today, as the fourth batch of 6,877 pilgrims left for the twin base camps in Kashmir, officials said.
30 Jun 2018
Flood alert issued in Jammu and Kashmir, Amarnath Yatra suspended
A flood alert has been issued in South and Central Kashmir after water levels in the Jhelum river rose to dangerous levels following heavy rains over the last two days.