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No plans to construct motorable road to Amarnath shrine: Kashmir


August 19th, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 19 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government has no plans to construct a motorable road to the Himalayan cave shrine of Amarnath, a minister said Sunday.Addressing a ... Read more...

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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...

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16 Amarnath devotees killed as truck falls into gorge (Second Lead)


July 27th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 27 (IANS) At least 16 people on their way back from the Amarnath pilgrimage were killed and 20 injured, three of them critically, when the truck in which ... Read more...

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16 Amarnath pilgrims killed as truck falls into gorge (Lead)


July 27th, 2012 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 27 (IANS) At least 16 people on their way back from the Amarnath pilgrimage were killed and 20 injured when the truck in which they were travelling rolled ... Read more...

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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...

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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...

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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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Separatist shutdown affects life in Kashmir


June 11th, 2012 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 11 (IANS) Life in Srinagar and other towns in the Kashmir Valley was impacted Monday as shops, educational institutions and business establishments shut down in response to a ... Read more...

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100 post offices to register for Amarnath yatra: SASB


April 30th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 30 (IANS) For the first time, 100 post offices accross the country will register pilgrims for the annual Amarnath Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said Monday ... Read more...

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Preparations for 2012 Amarnath pilgrimage begin


October 16th, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Oct 16 (IANS) Preparations for the annual Amarnath pilgrimage in Jammu and Kashmir next year started Sunday with Governor N.N. Vohra, who is the chairman of the shrine ... Read more...

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Amarnath Yatra ends peacefully


August 13th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 13 (IANS) The month-and-half-long annual Amarnath pilgrimage concluded Saturday on Shravan Purnima amid chanting of religious hymns inside the Himalayan cave shrine in south Kashmir's Anantnag district.More ... Read more...

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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...

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Bad weather halts Amarnath pilgrimage (Second Lead)


July 3rd, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 3 (IANS) The Amarnath pilgrimage was again halted Sunday due to landslides and bad weather along the route to the Kashmir cave shrine. Pilgrims have been asked ... Read more...

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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...

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Chidambaram steps out to interact with Kashmiris, tourists (Roundup)


June 21st, 2011 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 21 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Tuesday stepped out of protocol to interact with locals and tourists as he flew into Pahalgam in Jammu and Kashmir.Taking many ... 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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Hindu groups to go ahead with early Amarnath yatra


June 11th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 11 (IANS) A showdown between Hindu religious groups and the Jammu and Kashmir government over the annual Amarnath pilgrimage appears imminent. Ignoring Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's directive, ... Read more...

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Amarnath pilgrimage registration to commence Tuesday


May 9th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 9 (IANS) The air has been cleared for the annual Amarnath "yatra" (pilgrimage) as the weather has impoved in the Kashmir Valley over the past week, enabling ... Read more...

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Previously unknown Himalayan cave culture discovered


March 1st, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Mar 1 (ANI): A previously unknown Himalayan cave culture has been uncovered through gruelling archaeological research in upper Mustang, Nepal.According to the Department of Archaeology (DOA), highly skilled archaeologists ... Read more...

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Omar pledges to keep Kashmir trouble-free this summer


January 28th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 28 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has made two resolutions for 2011: not to allow trouble-makers to spoil the valley's summer and to launch an onslaught ... Read more...

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Curfew in Srinagar to prevent separatist march


August 28th, 2010 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 28 (IANS) Normal life was paralysed here again Saturday as authorities clamped curfew to prevent a protest march called by separatists. "Curfew has been imposed in Srinagar city as a ... Read more...

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Amarnath yatra sees over 300,000 pilgrims


July 25th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 25 (IANS) More than 300,000 pilgrims have come to offer prayers at the revered Amarnath cave shrine in Jammu and Kashmir so far, with a month still to go ... Read more...

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Amarnath yatra begins peacefully, curfew extended across Valley (Intro Roundup)


July 2nd, 2010 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 1 (IANS) The annual pilgrimage to a Himalayan cave shrine kicked off Thursday under heavy security cover amid the continuing turmoil in Kashmir. There were fewer street protests but the ... Read more...

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Amarnath yatra begins peacefully amid turmoil in Kashmir (Roundup)


July 1st, 2010 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 1 (IANS) The annual pilgrimage to a Himalayan cave shrine kicked off Thursday under heavy security cover amid the continuing turmoil in Kashmir. But there were fewer street protests as ... Read more...

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Amarnath Yatra begins (Lead)


June 30th, 2010 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 30 (IANS) The Amarnath Yatra began Wednesday morning with the first batch of nearly 1,300 pilgrims leaving here for the Himalayan cave shrine in south Kashmir amid rising tensions in ... Read more...

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Amaranth Yatra commences under tight security


June 30th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
By Tahir Nadeem KhanJammu, June 30 (ANI): The annual Amarnath Yatra began on Wednesday with the first batch of 557 pilgrims leaving for the Himalayan cave shrine of Amarnath from here.Jammu and ... Read more...

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First batch of Amarnath pilgrims leave Jammu


June 30th, 2010 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 30 (IANS) The first batch of nearly 1,300 pilgrims Wednesday morning left for the Himalayan cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir from here. There were 233 women and 32 children ... Read more...

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Seeking central varsity, Jammu to hold parallel I-Day function


August 14th, 2009 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 14 (IANS) Some residents of this winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir will organise a function parallel to the government-held Independence Day celebrations Saturday, to press their demand for ... Read more...

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Amarnath pilgrimage concludes peacefully


August 5th, 2009 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 5 (IANS) The annual Hindu pilgrimage to the Himalayan cave shrine of Amarnath, which draws thousands of devotees every year, concluded here Wednesday. This year's yatra concluded peacefully as the ... Read more...

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350,000 pilgrims visit Amarnath shrine


July 23rd, 2009 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 23 (IANS) Over 350,000 people have visited the Amarnath cave shrine in the Kashmir valley since the two-month-long pilgrimage began June 5. "So far more than 350,000 pilgrims have performed ... Read more...

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Amarnath pilgrimage resumes after weather improvement


July 6th, 2009 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 6 (IANS) A day after the ongoing Amarnath pilgrimage was temporarily halted due to bad weather, nearly 10,000 Hindu pilgrims left for the Himalayan cave shrine in the Kashmir ... Read more...

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Amarnath pilgrimage halted, Pahalgam route snowed


June 22nd, 2009 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 22 (IANS) The ongoing Amarnath pilgrimage to the Himalayan cave temple in the Kashmir Valley was halted for a day Monday from here due to heavy rush of pilgrims on ... Read more...

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Bomb on Amarnath route defused in Kashmir


June 22nd, 2009 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 22 (IANS) The Indian Army Monday averted a tragedy by detecting a bomb planted by suspected guerrillas on a route to Amarnath pilgrimage in Jammu and Kashmir, police said. A patrol ... Read more...

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Amarnath pilgrimage via north Kashmir route to start Monday (Lead)


June 13th, 2009 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
Jammu/Srinagar, June 12 (IANS) The annual Amarnath pilgrimage that attracts tens of thousands of Hindus will start June 15 from Baltal, taking the shorter and steeper route to the Himalayan cave ... Read more...

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Amarnath pilgrimage to start from Baltal Monday


June 12th, 2009 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 12 (IANS) The annual Amarnath pilgrimage that attracts tens of thousands of Hindus will start June 15 from Baltal, taking the shorter and steeper route to the Himalayan cave ... Read more...

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