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10,000 troops to be immediately withdrawn from Jammu and Kashmir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10,000 troops to be immediately withdrawn from Jammu and Kashmir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

Boycott everything Kashmiri, even Amarnath Yatra: Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy

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.

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.

Over 2.81 lakh pilgrims pay obeisance at Amarnath

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.

Srinagar: 'Chhari Mubarak' taken to ancient Sharika-Bhawani temple

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.

2.74L pilgrims paid obeisance at Amarnath cave shrine till date

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.

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.

Fresh small batch of 663 pilgrims leaves for Amarnath

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.

Amarnath Yatra: Fresh batch of 782 pilgrims begin their journey

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.

Amarnath-Yatra: Fresh batch of over 1,200 pilgrims begin their journey

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.

Amarnath Yatra: Another fresh batch of pilgrims begins journey

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.

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.

Amarnath-Yatra: Fresh batch of over 3,000 pilgrims leaves from Jammu

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.

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: 10th batch of 5,144 pilgrims leaves from Jammu

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.

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.

Amarnath Yatra: 3 killed in landslide, death-toll reaches 10

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.

Amarnath Yatra death-toll rises to 6 as 3 pilgrims die

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.

Taxi-drivers booked for fake social-media posts claiming 'stone-pelting' on Amarnath-pilgrims

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.

J&K: Rajnath assures all possible help to deal with floods

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.

Amarnath Yatra from Jammu resumes after weather conditions improve

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.

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.

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

29 Jun 2018

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.