Amarnath Yatra: News

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.

11 Jul 2023


Monsoon mayhem: 40 dead as heavy rains wreck North India

The monsoon continues to rage across North India, with floods becoming prevalent in several states.

16 Aug 2022

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K: 6 ITBP personnel killed in bus accident, 30 injured

A bus carrying about 39 security personnel from the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and the Jammu and Kashmir Police met with a severe accident on its way to Pahalgam on Tuesday.

12 Jul 2022

Jammu And Kashmir

Amarnath Yatra resumes from Jammu, 3 days after cloudburst

The Amarnath Yatra resumed on Monday from Jammu's Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas base camp after a three-day gap following flash floods allegedly caused by a cloudburst at the cave shrine.

10 Jul 2022


Rescue operations continue at Amarnath; heavy rains in Maharashtra, Telangana

After flash floods triggered by a cloudburst near the Amarnath shrine in Kashmir killed 16 on Friday, four Mi-17V5 and four Cheetal helicopters of the Indian Air Force (IAF) were deployed for rescue and relief efforts.

09 Jul 2022

Jammu And Kashmir

Amarnath Yatra: 15,000 rescued, 16 dead, 40 missing after cloudburst

At least 16 people were killed and dozens swept away by the flash flood triggered by a cloudburst near the revered cave shrine of Amarnath in Kashmir on Friday evening.

08 Jul 2022

Jammu And Kashmir

Amarnath Yatra suspended after cloudburst; 10 dead, 40 feared missing

At least 10 people died and around 40 others were reported missing on Friday following a cloudburst near the Amarnath cave shrine in Jammu and Kashmir.

03 Jul 2022

Indian Army

Army rebuilds bridges overnight to make way for Amarnath pilgrims

The Indian Army's Chinar Corps rebuilt two bridges in Jammu and Kashmir in record time to clear paths for pilgrims during the annual Amarnath Yatra.

18 Jun 2022

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K: Terrorists kill off-duty police sub-inspector in Pulwama

Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district saw the death of an off-duty police officer on Saturday amid a rise in targeted killings in the Kashmir Valley.

04 Jun 2022

Pakistan News

Kashmir killings: Centre blames Pakistan; Pandits shifted to safer locations

Amid rising incidents of targeted civilian killings in Kashmir, Union Minister for Home Affairs Amit Shah convened high-level meetings with top military and security officials on Friday.

02 Jun 2022

Jammu And Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir: Bank manager from Rajasthan killed by terrorists

Terrorists gunned down a bank employee hailing from Rajasthan in the Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) on Thursday.

02 Jun 2022

Jammu And Kashmir

Shah to hold review meet on Amarnath Yatra, J&K security

Union Home Minister Amit Shah will hold a review meeting on Jammu and Kashmir with all top security officials on Friday, News18 reported quoting sources.

20 Apr 2022

Jammu And Kashmir

From RFID tags to drones, security arrangements for Amarnath Yatra

With the 43-day long Amarnath Yatra scheduled to start on June 30 after a two-year pandemic hiatus, officials are leaving no stone unturned to ensure that all security arrangements are in place.

06 Apr 2021


'Baba Barfani' pilgrimage in Timmersain to begin from Wednesday

A pilgrimage to Timmersain in Uttarakhand's Chamoli District will begin from Wednesday on the lines of the Amarnath Yatra.

25 Mar 2021

Jammu And Kashmir

Six lakh pilgrims to participate in upcoming Amarnath Yatra

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam on Wednesday enjoined officers to undertake preparations for an expected footfall of six lakh pilgrims during the upcoming Amarnath Yatra.

25 Jan 2021

Jammu And Kashmir

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.

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

Jammu And Kashmir

#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

Jammu And Kashmir

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

Article 370

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.

04 Aug 2019

Pakistan News

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


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

Indian Army

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

Jammu And Kashmir

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

Jammu And Kashmir

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.

01 Jul 2019


Amarnath Yatra begins; first batch leaves amid multi-level security

The 46-day-long Amarnath Yatra officially started on Monday, with the first batch of pilgrims leaving for the holy shrine in the morning.

01 Jul 2019

Jammu And Kashmir

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

Jammu And Kashmir

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

Raksha Bandhan

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

Jammu And Kashmir

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

Jammu And Kashmir

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.

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

Jammu And Kashmir

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

Jammu And Kashmir

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

Jammu And Kashmir

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

Jammu And Kashmir

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

Jammu And Kashmir

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

Jammu And Kashmir

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

Jammu And Kashmir

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

Jammu And Kashmir

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

Jammu And Kashmir

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

Raksha Bandhan

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

Jammu And Kashmir

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

Jammu And Kashmir

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

Jammu And Kashmir

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

Jammu And Kashmir

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.

29 Jun 2018

Jammu And Kashmir

CRPF opens help-desk for Amarnath pilgrims at Jammu-Tawi station

Now pilgrims going to the cave-shrine of Amarnath can receive information about their trip from the newly-opened help-desk 'Madadgar' (helper) by the CRPF at a railway station in Jammu.

27 Jun 2018


You're our guests, won't attack you: Hizbul assures Amarnath pilgrims

A year after a deadly terrorist attack on Amarnath pilgrims killed eight, Hizbul Mujahideen has assured Yatris a safe passage this time, saying it has no plans of attacking the pilgrimage.

20 Jun 2018

Jammu And Kashmir

Security-forces asked to maintain 'alertness', 'synergy' ahead of Amarnath Yatra

Ahead of the annual Amarnath Yatra, security forces have been asked to maintain "highest level of alertness", "synergy" among themselves and also to share intelligence on a real-time basis so that nefarious designs of anti-national elements and their mentors can be thwarted, police said today.

10 May 2018

Narendra Modi

Ahead of Ramzan, Amarnath Yatra, J&K parties call for ceasefire

An all-party meet in Srinagar on Wednesday urged the Centre to announce a unilateral ceasefire, ahead of Ramzan and Amarnath Yatra, which would begin in a few days.

Amarnath: NGT 'clarifies' after ban on mantras spark mass outrage

Yesterday, reports emerged that the NGT had banned chanting of hymns and ringing of bells at the Amarnath cave shrine.

05 Dec 2017

Indian Army

In major win, forces wipe out group behind Amarnath attack

In a major win for security forces, three Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists involved in the Amarnath attack of July were killed in an encounter in South Kashmir.

15 Nov 2017


Why focus on businesses, not on pilgrims?: NGT raps Amarnath

Two days after capping the number of daily visitors to Vaishno Devi reportedly over environmental concerns, the NGT has now turned its attention to Amarnath in J&K.

24 Jul 2017

Indian Government

Securing Amarnath Yatra: Government issues food advisory to CRPF

In a bid to plug security loopholes during the Amarnath Yatra, the government issued an advisory to CRPF personnel to stay off piping hot yummy food being served in community kitchens along the way.

16 Jul 2017

Road Accidents

Amarnath: 16 pilgrims killed after bus falls into gorge

At least 16 pilgrims on the Amarnath yatra died and 35 others remain injured after a bus carrying them fell into a gorge in J&K's Ramban district on Sunday.

13 Jul 2017

Rahul Gandhi

Massive hunt for Amarnath mastermind Abu Ismail, high alert sounded

A massive manhunt has been launched in South Kashmir to nab LeT's Abu Ismail, the alleged mastermind of the Amarnath terror attack.

12 Jul 2017

Bipin Rawat

In June, intelligence input had warned of Amarnath attack

Intelligence input had warned of a potential attack on the pilgrims on June 25; had the administration taken action, the deadly mishap could have been averted.

12 Jul 2017

Hizbul Mujahideen

Three Hizbul terrorists neutralized in Budgam

A day after terrorists opened fire on an Amarnath Yatra bus killing seven pilgrims, security forces successfully neutralized three Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir.

12 Jul 2017

Narendra Modi

Amarnath terror strike: Protesters across Gujarat cry for revenge

People in Gujarat took their anger over the recent terrorist strikes on Amarnath pilgrims to the streets, as protests erupted over several districts and cities in the state.

11 Jul 2017


3 places targeted in 5 minutes: How Amarnath attack happened

At around 8:20 pm on July 10, in just over five minutes, an unknown number of Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists attacked three places in Anantnag, Jammu and Kashmir.

11 Jul 2017

Social Media

Amarnath attack: India keeps aside differences to condemn incident

Last night, seven pilgrims were killed and 14 injured when terrorists opened fire on a bus on the Amarnath Yatra.

30 Jun 2017

Char Dham Yatra

Amarnath Yatra gets suspended due to heavy rains

The Amarnath yatra which started on Thursday had to be suspended today as heavy rains lashed the region.

29 Jun 2017


Amarnath Yatra goes hi-tech- drones, choppers for the first time

The Amarnath Yatra is going hi-tech. For the first time ever, there will be drones and helicopters for aerial surveillance along the route.

Calling 'terror threat' a bluff, Geelani welcomes Amarnath yatris

Calling the terror threats to be presumptuous lie, Separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani called out to all the Amarnath yatris thereby welcoming them to the state. The Hurriyat leader further stated that the devouts were the state's revered guests.

2007 Ajmer Dargah blasts case: Life imprisonment to two convicts

The National Investigation Agency Special Court in Jaipur pronounced the quantum of sentence in the 2007 Ajmer Dargah bomb blast case.