Amarnath Yatra

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.

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10,000 troops to be immediately withdrawn from Jammu and Kashmir

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10,000 troops to be immediately withdrawn from Jammu and Kashmir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.

#CoronavirusCrisis: No Amarnath Yatra this year due to COVID-19 pandemic

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.

Kashmir: Three terrorists killed today, six in 24 hours

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.

J&K reopens for tourists, government assures all the help

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.

Tourists can visit J&K from Thursday as administration lifts curbs

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.

Let them come, we'll deal: Indian Army after Pakistan's threats

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.

Pakistan refuses to accept bodies of intruders killed by #IndianArmy

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.

Amit Shah meets NSA Ajit Doval to discuss Kashmir security-crisis

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.

Home Minister Amit Shah to visit J&K after August 7

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.

Students vacate #NITSrinagar after advisory; but district-administration denies ordering closure

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.

J&K: After government's advisory, tourists rush to Srinagar Airport

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.

Addressing 'panic', J&K Governor Malik asks politicians to stay calm

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.

J&K: Amarnath Yatris, tourists asked to return amid 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.

Terrorists planned to attack Amarnath yatra, Pakistani Army involved: Lieutenant-General

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.

Center rushes 10,000 troops to J&K to strengthen counter-insurgency operations

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.

Jammu: Bus falls into gorge, 35 dead; PM expresses condolences

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.

Amit Shah to visit Kashmir; security, development on his mind

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.

Amarnath Yatra concludes, over 2.85 lakh pilgrims offer prayers

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.

Article 35A: SC defers hearing as Kashmir goes into shutdown

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.

Article 35A: Amarnath Yatra suspended amid protests before SC hearing

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.

Swami Agnivesh brutally thrashed by BJP workers in Jharkhand

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.

13 Amarnath pilgrims injured as vehicle rams into stationary truck

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.

Amarnath Yatra suspended for a day on Wani's death anniversary

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.

Flood alert issued in Jammu and Kashmir, Amarnath Yatra suspended

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.

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

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.

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

20 Jun 2018

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.

As BJP dumps PDP, Governor's rule imposed in J&K

20 Jun 2018

As BJP dumps PDP, Governor's rule imposed in J&K

In a major development, President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday morning approved Governor's rule in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K).

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

10 May 2018

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

14 Dec 2017

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.

In major win, forces wipe out group behind Amarnath attack

05 Dec 2017

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.

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

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.

Securing Amarnath Yatra: Government issues food advisory to CRPF

24 Jul 2017

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.

Amarnath: 16 pilgrims killed after bus falls into gorge

16 Jul 2017

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.

PDP MLA's driver held for connections in the Amarnath attack

15 Jul 2017

PDP MLA's driver held for connections in the Amarnath attack

PDP MLA Aijaz Ahmad Mir's driver has been detained by the Jammu & Kashmir police for his alleged connection with the Amarnath pilgrim attack.

Amarnath attack: Stark gaps in security revealed

13 Jul 2017

Amarnath attack: Stark gaps in security revealed

The terrorist attack on the Amarnath pilgrims in J&K's Batengoo has revealed stark holes in security.

Massive hunt for Amarnath mastermind Abu Ismail, high alert sounded

13 Jul 2017

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.

In June, intelligence input had warned of Amarnath attack

12 Jul 2017

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.

Amarnath attack reprehensible, killed civilians exercising right to worship: US

12 Jul 2017

Amarnath attack reprehensible, killed civilians exercising right to worship: US

The US State Department has called the attack on the Amarnath pilgrims "reprehensible" as "civilians were killed as they were exercising their right to worship".

Three Hizbul terrorists neutralized in Budgam

12 Jul 2017

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.

Amarnath terror strike: Protesters across Gujarat cry for revenge

12 Jul 2017

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.