Vaishno Devi: News

01 Feb 2024


Snowfall at Vaishno Devi shrine; cold wave grips North India

The Vaishno Devi Temple received its first snowfall of the season on Thursday.

12 Dec 2023


'Dunki': SRK visits Vaishno Devi shrine ahead of release

Shah Rukh Khan is definitely the superstar of the year with back-to-back all-time blockbusters: Pathaan and Jawan. As the actor is gearing up for his third release Dunki, he visited the sacred Vaishno Devi shrine, making it his third visit in 2023.

30 May 2023


Vaishno Devi: 10 pilgrims dead as bus falls into gorge

Ten people were killed and 57 others were injured on Tuesday morning when a bus carrying pilgrims to the shrine of Vaishno Devi in Jammu and Kashmir's Katra from Amritsar fell into a gorge.

20 Aug 2022

Jammu And Kashmir

Monsoon mayhem: Landslide kills 2 in J&K, cloudburst rocks Uttarakhand

The monsoon continues to rage across the country, with floods becoming common in several states.

02 Jan 2022

Jammu And Kashmir

Vaishno Devi stampede: J&K probe panel's report in 7 days

Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant-General Manoj Sinha has formed a three-member panel to investigate Saturday's stampede at the Mata Vaishno Devi temple.

01 Jan 2022

Narendra Modi

12 dead, several injured in stampede at Vaishno Devi temple

A stampede occurred at the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, killing twelve people and injuring over a dozen others.

19 Dec 2018

Jammu And Kashmir

Night temperature shows improvement in most parts of Jammu

The night temperature in most parts of Jammu region marked further increase, with the city of temples recording a low of 6 degrees Celsius, three degrees below the normal during this time of the season, a MeT official said.

09 Nov 2018

Times of India

"Metro devi" Nikita Devi talks about her 'KBC' experience

The 'KBC' episode which was telecast on Diwali introduced Nikita Vaid to the world, a metro driver who won Rs. 3.2 lakh in the show.

08 Sep 2018


Vaishno Devi pilgrim from Bihar dies in J&K's Katra

A 61-year-old pilgrim from Bihar died on Saturday after falling unconscious at a hotel in Katra, the base camp for Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

21 Jul 2018

Jammu And Kashmir

Delhi pilgrim dies en route to Vaishno Devi shrine

A 30-year-old man from Delhi died of a suspected heart attack en route to the cave shrine of Vaishno Devi in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir.

16 Jul 2018

Narendra Modi

Vaishno Devi: Landslides causes closure of new route in J&K

A landslide today struck the Tarakote Marg, the new 7km track to the Vaishno Devi shrine in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir, forcing its closure.

08 Jun 2018

Prime Minister

CRPF-martyr awarded PM's Medal for saving lives in J&K landslide

A CRPF jawan, who saved lives of Vaishno Devi pilgrims trapped in a landslide on August 24, 2016, has been posthumously decorated with Prime Minister's Police Medal for "showing exemplary ideal of self-sacrifice in a life-threatening incident."

24 May 2018

Indian Air Force

Fire in Trikuta-hills leads to suspension of Vaishno Devi Yatra

After a raging forest fire took over Trikuta Hills, about 50 kms from Jammu, the Vaishno Devi Yatra was suspended on Wednesday.

11 May 2018


Tourist from Haryana disappears in South Kashmir

A tourist from Haryana, who allegedly is a drug addict, disappeared from South Kashmir yesterday, police said.

02 Apr 2018


Vaishno Devi: NGT raps J&K over rehabilitation plan for mules

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has slammed the Jammu and Kashmir government for not finalizing a rehabilitation plan for horses and mules which have been barred from plying from Katra to the Vaishno Devi temple and slapped a cost of Rs. 50 lakh on the state government.

13 Mar 2018

IIT Bombay

New 'palkis' to be launched to ferry Vaishno Devi pilgrims

A totally redesigned 'Palki' or palanquin will soon be launched to ferry pilgrims to the cave shrine of Mata Vaishnodevi in Trikuta hills of Jammu and Kashmir, said a report.

04 Mar 2018


J&K: 2 lakh patients treated at Vaishno Devi hospital

More than 2 lakh patients have been treated at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana hospital in Kakryal in Reasi district of J&K since its inauguration nearly 22 months ago, an official spokesman said today.

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.

13 Nov 2017

Jammu And Kashmir

NGT caps daily visitors to Vaishno Devi to 50,000

The NGT has capped the number of daily visitors to Vaishno Devi at 50,000, reportedly considering the environmental consequences of religious tourism.

NGT seeks report on waste management at Vaishno Devi

National Green Tribunal (NGT) sought a report on solid waste management from the Vaishno Devi Shrine Board.

19 Apr 2016

Narendra Modi

PM Modi visits Katra (J&K)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the Katra shrine in Jammu & Kashmir again.