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India’s Kashmir policy faulty: ex-governor Sinha


September 21st, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Aligarh, Sep 21 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir governor S.K. Sinha Friday accused the Indian government of scoring "self goals" in the state but not learning any lessons.Addressing a lecture ... Read more...

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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...

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Governor reviews Amarnath pilgrimage facilities


July 17th, 2012 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 16 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra, who is also the chairman of Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) that conducts the annual pilgrimage to the cave ... Read more...

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15 pilgrims killed in Jammu bus accident (Second Lead)


July 15th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 15 (IANS) At least 15 people were killed and more than 18 injured when a bus carrying pilgrims returning from the Amarnath shrine fell into a gorge in ... Read more...

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10 pilgrims killed in Jammu bus accident (Lead)


July 15th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 15 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed and more than 20 injured when a bus carrying pilgrims returning from the Amarnath shrine fell into a gorge in ... Read more...

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Over 1 lakh pilgrims visit Amarnath shrine in 5 days


June 30th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 30 (IANS) Over 110,000 pilgrims from across the country have paid their obeisance at the Amarnath shrine in south Kashmir, since the pilgrimage began June 25, while ... Read more...

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Annual Amarnath yatra begins (Lead)


June 24th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 24 (IANS) With a thick layer of snow still covering the Amarnath shrine in Jammu and Kashmir, the first batch of pilgrims set out from here Sunday ... Read more...

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Snow hits Amarnath Yatra preparations in Kashmir


June 14th, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Baltal Base Camp, June 14 (IANS) Snow and inclement weather have hit the setting up of free kitchen (langar) services at this Amarnath Yatra base camp in north Kashmir, ... Read more...

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Home ministry reviews situation ahead of Amarnath Yatra


June 11th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) With snowfall affecting the preparations for the Amarnath Yatra, the union home ministry Monday said it was aware of the concerns for the timely ... Read more...

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Bajrang Dal group stopped from going to Amarnath base camps


May 13th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 13 (IANS) Citing inclement weather, the Jammu and Kashmir government Sunday denied permission to a group of around 100 Bajrang Dal members from going to the Amarnath ... Read more...

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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...

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VHP warns Amarnath shrine board


March 5th, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 5 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has warned of "serious consequences" if the duration of the annual Amarnath yatra in Jammu and Kashmir is less than ... Read more...

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Now, a diet chart for Amarnath pilgrims


January 7th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 7 (IANS) Free kitchens set up by voluntary organizations to feed pilgrims undertaking the Amarnath Yatra will now prepare food as per a specific diet chart, suiting ... Read more...

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Kashmir had record 12 million tourists


December 31st, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 31 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir ended 2011 Saturday with the visit of a record number of nearly 12 million tourists and pilgrims to the state, a number ... Read more...

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Agnivesh should weigh his words: Supreme Court


November 8th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday pulled up activist Swami Agnivesh for allegedly hurting people by describing as "fraud" the annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath shrine in ... Read more...

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Next year, fitness must for Amarnath pilgrims


October 22nd, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Oct 22 (IANS) From next year, all those undertaking the Amarnath pilgrimage in Jammu and Kashmir will have to be medically fit for the arduous journey to the ... Read more...

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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...

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Over 200,000 pilgrims visit Amarnath Shrine


July 10th, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 10 (IANS) Less than two weeks into the annual Amarnath pilgrimage, more than 230,000 pilgrims have visited the cave shrine till Sunday and many more are on ... Read more...

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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...

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‘No artificial Shivling at Amarnath’


June 26th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 26 (IANS) The Shri Amarnath Shrine Board is against the idea of installing an artificial Shivling at the cave shrine if and when the naturally made stalagmite ... Read more...

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All set for Amarnath pilgrimage from June 29


June 25th, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 25 (IANS) The stage is all set for the annual Amarnath pilgrimage in Kashmir from June 29, with gathering of ascetics and pilgrims here in the run-up ... Read more...

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BSNL offers mobile coverage to Amarnath pilgrims (Lead)


June 23rd, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The over three lakh pilgrims to the Amarnath shrine this year need not worry about keeping in touch with their kin. The BSNL is ... Read more...

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BSNL offers mobile coverage to Amarnath pilgrims


June 23rd, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Over three lakh pilgrims to the Amarnath shrine this year need not worry about keeping in touch with their kins across the country. ... Read more...

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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...

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Government intervens to resolve Amarnath pilgrimage row


June 13th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 13 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government Monday made a last-ditch effort to bring about a settlement between Hindu religious groups and the Amarnath Shrine Board over ... Read more...

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Seer assaults Agnivesh for Amarnath remark


May 26th, 2011 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, May 26 (IANS) Social activist Swami Agnivesh was assaulted at a public meeting here Thursday by a seer, angry at his recent comments on the Amarnath shrine. The seer ... Read more...

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Now Geelani opposes stone pelting, says it achieved nothing


April 30th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 30 (IANS) Hardline senior separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani has appealed to the youth not to pelt stones at security forces in Kashmir as the octogenarian leader realized ... Read more...

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Spring arrives in Kashmir, bringing hopes of peace


March 17th, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 17 (IANS) The harsh winter chill is fading away, the brown and barren landscape is giving way to lively green and farmers are getting ready to again plough ... Read more...

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PDP to hold first major public meet in Jammu


March 11th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 11 (IANS) In what is seen as a major development, the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is all set to hold Sunday its first major public ... Read more...

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The situation in Jammu and Kashmir: Jammu focus


September 6th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 6 (ANI): Given the turbulent situation in the Kashmir Valley, it is hardly surprising that Jammu or Ladakh for that matter (till the recent disaster there), doesn't find ... Read more...

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Amarnath pilgrimage ends in Kashmir


August 24th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 24 (IANS) Defying all odds, more than 456,000 pilgrims prayed at the cave shrine of Lord Shiva in southern Kashmir during the Amarnath Yatra that ended Tuesday. The pilgrimage, which ... Read more...

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Amarnath Yatra interrupted due to bad weather


July 22nd, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 22 (IANS) The Amarnath Yatra was Thursday interrupted as the pilgrims' trek from the north and south Kashmir base camps to the cave shrine was stopped due to inclement weather. "We ... Read more...

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Over 1 lakh pilgrims at Amarnath so far


July 12th, 2010 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 12 (IANS) A total of 141,232 Hindu pilgrims have so far paid obeisance at the holy Amarnath Cave in Jammu and Kashmir, Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) officials said ... Read more...

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Amarnath yatra crosses 100,000 mark


July 10th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 10 (IANS) Amid tension and violence in the Kashmir Valley, the number of Hindu pilgrims who have reached the Amarnath shrine in the Himalayas has crossed the 100,000 mark. The ... Read more...

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Sachin Pilot launches mobile services at Holy Amarnath cave


July 8th, 2010 - 10:30 pm ICT by ANI
Jammu, July 8 (ANI): Union Minister of State for Communication and Information Technology (IT) Sachin Pilot launched BSNL's mobile services at Holy Amarnath cave on Thursday.Pilot reportedly made the first call ... Read more...

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