amarnath cave

Will guerrilla influx offset Kashmir’s peace dividends? (Kashmir Newsletter)


September 7th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 7 (IANS) Infiltration from across the Line of Control into the Kashmir Valley has increased since August, but intelligence officials assert that the numbers are not large enough ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Jammu, Kashmir lock horns over Amarnath infrastructure


August 23rd, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 23 (IANS) The question of improved amenities for pilgrims to the Amarnath cave shrine has again divided the people of Jammu and those of the Kashmir Valley, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

45,000 Amarnath pilgrims treated at medical camps


July 30th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 30 (IANS) About 45,000 pilgrims were treated at the medical camps set up along the Amarnath pilgrimage trek route this year, according to an official."These medical aid camps ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Improve medical aid for Amarnath pilgrims: Apex court (Lead)


July 23rd, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court was Monday shocked over the death of another 10 pilgrims in the past three days on way to the Amarnath cave shrine ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Dalai Lama visits religious sites in Srinagar, prays for peace


July 18th, 2012 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 17 (IANS) Buddhist spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, who is on a six-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, Tuesday visited religious places of different faiths in Srinagar and ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Around 500,000 perform Amarnath Yatra


July 16th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 16 (IANS) Around 500,000 pilgrims have so far performed this year's Amarnath Yatra that began June 25, an official said Monday. Eighty-six pilgrims have died during this ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Shrikhand Mahadev pilgrimage begins in Himachal


July 15th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Rampur, July 15 (IANS) The Shrikhand Mahadev pilgrimage, considered tougher than the journey to the Amarnath cave shrine in Kashmir, has started in Himachal Pradesh, an official said Sunday.The first ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Kashmir survives another tragedy, this time without blood


July 1st, 2012 - 9:41 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 1 (IANS) As normal life resumed in Srinagar and other parts of the Valley Saturday, Kashmir survived yet another tragedy - this time without any blood being spilt ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Amarnath yatra pilgrims could be sensors for earthquakes (Science Feature)


June 29th, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Pilgrims who trek to the Amarnath cave shrine in Jammu and Kashmir and the horses that carry them could be used as sensors of an impending earthquake.Geologists foresee a major earthquake ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Heavy rain disrupts Amarnath pilgrim’s movement


June 25th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 25 (IANS) The movement of pilgrims from north Kashmir's Baltal base camp towards the Amarnath cave shrine was stopped Monday due to heavy rains along the way, ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

12,000 pilgrims arrive for Amarnath Yatra


June 24th, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 24 (IANS) The first batch of Hindu pilgrims, consisting of 12,000 people from across the country arrived Sunday morning at the two base camps in Jammu and ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Thick snow cover posing new risk to Amarnath pilgrims


June 22nd, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 22 (IANS) Thick snow cover at Kashmir's Amarnath cave shrine and on the route leading to it is posing multiple risks to pilgrims and has increased challenges ... Read more...

Posted in National |

No delay in June 25 start of Amarnath pilgrimage


June 12th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 11 (IANS) Despite unseasonal snowfall hampering the clearance of the 37-km route to the Amarnath cave shrine in Jammu and Kashmir, the pilgrimage will start on the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Freak summer worries Kashmir farmers, fruit growers


June 9th, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 9 (IANS) The unexpected fall in temperatures Saturday followed by rains in the plains and fresh snowfall in the hills is causing serious concern among farmers and fruit ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Snowfall on Amarnath track hits clearance operation


June 8th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 8 (IANS) Track clearance operation to the Amarnath cave shrine is facing problems due to fresh snowfall along the 37-km route in south Kashmir.Jammu and Kashmir Governor ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Three lakh pilgrims register for Amarnath Yatra


June 4th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 4 (IANS) Authorities Monday stepped up preparations for the annual 'Amarnath Yatra' that begins June 24 in Jammu and Kashmir, and for which three lakh devotees from across ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Amarnath Yatra: 300 Hindu activists detained in Jammu


June 3rd, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 3 (IANS) Nearly 300 Hindu activists were detained here Sunday when they attempted to begin the Amarnath pilgrimage in defiance of the June 25 date fixed by ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Bad weather hampering efforts to clear Amarnath route


May 27th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 27 (IANS) Bad weather is hampering efforts to clear the route to the sacred Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir even as the annual Amarnath pilgrimage is ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Differences sharpen between Amarnath board, religious groups


May 12th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 12 (IANS) Differences have sharpened between Hindu religious groups and Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) over the duration and commencement of this year's annual pilgrimage to the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Chopper fares slashed for Amarnath pilgrims


April 4th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 4 (IANS) Helicopter fares from base camps to the Amarnath cave shrine in Jammu and Kashmir have been slashed by at least 35 percent this year, said ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Kashmir’s Sonamarg reopens after winter


April 2nd, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 2 (IANS) After remaining closed for nearly three winter months, the Srinagar-Sonamarg road connecting the picturesque north Kashmir tourist destination with the rest of the country was re-opened ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Preparations begin for Amarnath pilgrimage


March 21st, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 21 (IANS) Upbeat after a record half a million pilgrims visited the Amarnath cave shrine in the Kashmir Valley last year, the Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Department ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Annual Hindu pilgrimage of Amarnath to start June 25


February 26th, 2012 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 25 (IANS) The annual Hindu pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave shrine of Lord Shiva, in the south Kashmir Himalayas, will commence on June 25 this year.It will ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Last leg of Amarnath yatra - chhari mubarak leaves Srinagar


August 8th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 8 (IANS) Symbolising the last leg of the Amarnath pilgrimage, Lord Shiva's mace, traditionally known as 'chhari mubarak', was Monday taken from a temple in this Jammu ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Amarnath pilgrimage: Faith leaves nature stinking (Feature)


July 11th, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 11 (IANS) Heaps of empty plastic bottles, stray food wrappers and human excreta...The mountain streams, springs and dense forests leading to the Amarnath cave shrine in Jammu ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Hostile weather halts Amarnath yatra; army, IAF on alert


July 8th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 8 (IANS) With the weather turning hostile all along the pilgrimage route to the Amarnath cave shrine, the Jammu and Kashmir government Friday halted the trek and ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Heavy rains halt Amarnath pilgrimage


July 8th, 2011 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 7 (IANS) The movement of pilgrims towards the Amarnath cave shrine in Jammu and Kashmir was Thursday afternoon suspended due to heavy rains along the south Kashmir's ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

How to trek to Amarnath cave? Shrine board tells you how


July 7th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 7 (IANS) No cigarettes, no plastic, no slippers and no saris either please... as the number of devotees who performed the Amarnath pilgrimage reached 150,000 Thursday, the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Over hundred thousand perform Amarnath Yatra in seven days


July 5th, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 5 (IANS) With 12,000 pilgrims being allowed to move towards the Amarnath cave shrine in Jammu and Kashmir Tuesday morning, more than 100,000 people have performed the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Over dozen Amarnath pilgrims injured in cane charge


July 2nd, 2011 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 2 (IANS) Over a dozen out of hundreds of protesting Amarnath pilgrims were injured in a cane charge by Jammu and Kashmir police to disperse them at Patnitop ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Amarnath pilgrimage resumes


July 2nd, 2011 - 10:09 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 2 (IANS) After remaining suspended for a day due to bad weather, the annual Amarnath pilgrimage to the cave shrine in Jammu and Kashmir resumed early Saturday, an ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Bad weather halts Amarnath pilgrimage (Lead)


July 1st, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 1 (IANS) The annual Amarnath pilgrimage was Friday suspended because of bad weather along both the north and south Kashmir routes to the cave shrine in Jammu and ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

18,000 pilgrims proceed towards Amarnath cave shrine


June 30th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 30 (IANS) More than 18,000 pilgrims were Thursday allowed to move towards the Amarnath cave shrine in Jammu and Kashmir on the second day of the annual ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Thousands trek to Amarnath cave for prayers (Lead)


June 29th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 29 (IANS) Thousands of pilgrims reached the Amarnath cave shrine in Jammu and Kashmir Wednesday afternoon, where special prayers were held, an official said."Thousands of pilgrims have ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Amarnath pilgrimage unlikely to start June 29


June 17th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 17 (IANS) The pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave shrine in Jammu and Kashmir is unlikely to start as scheduled June 29 due to heavy snow and rains, officials ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

« Previous Entries

Subscribe