J&K police to deploy Mountain Rescue Teams for Amarnath Yatra

Trained to serve in high-altitude areas and natural disaster-hit regions, professional rescue teams of J&K Police will be deployed en route to Amarnath in south Kashmir's Anantnag district for the forthcoming annual pilgrimage to the cave shrine, officials said on Tuesday.

Manthan: Registration for Baba Amarnath Yatra to begin from July 2

Registration for Baba Amarnath Yatra to begin from July 2.

Govt to ensure uninterrupted telecom network in Amarnath Yatra

To ensure uninterrupted telecom network during the Amarnath Yatra, the Home Ministry has taken a series of steps that include augmentation of mobile connectivity and making available satellite phones in designated places.

CRPF DG to travel to J&K today, review security efforts

Central Reserve Police Force boss Prakash Mishra will travel to Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday in order to review the security arrangements in the state, including that for the upcoming Amarnath Yatra.

Registration for annual Amarnath Yatra begins

The process of registration of pilgrims for the annual Amarnath Yatra 2015 has started, it was announced on Monday.

Shrine Board issues guidelines for Amarnath Yatra pilgrims

A series of guidelines have been issued to pilgrims undertaking the Amarnath Yatra this year, including asking women not to wear sarees while trekking, by the shrine board which organises the two-month long pilgrimage.

Congress stages walkout from J&K council after Amarath land resolution rejected

Congress on Tuesday staged a walkout from Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council after its resolution demanding grant of land for building permanent infrastructure for annual Amarnath yatra was rejected.

Helicopter bookings for Amarnath Yatra to start from March 20

Advance online booking of helicopter tickets for this year's Amarnath Yatra will start from March 20, a senior official of the shrine board said here on Thursday.

Amarnath Yatra begins on July 2

The annual Amarnath Yatra (pilgrimage) will begin on July 2 on both the routes of Baltal and Pahalgam and conclude on August 29, official sources said on Thursday.

59-day Amarnath yatra registration begins

The registration of pilgrims for the annual Amarnath Yatra via the Baltal and Chandanwari routes, has commenced at 430 designated bank branches across the country.

Minimum temperatures drops across Valley; rain, snow likely

With a clear overnight sky, minimum temperatures dropped across most places in Kashmir even as the weather department on Friday predicted rain and snow in some parts of the Valley from Saturday, owing to a likely effect of Western Disturbance here.

Snowfall in Gulmarg, minimum temperature drops at most places in Kashmir

 The famous ski-resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir received fresh snowfall and was the coldest recorded place in the state on Thursday even as minimum temperature fell at most places in the Valley.

Relief from intense cold in Kashmir

There was some relief from intense cold for the residents of Srinagar and other parts of Kashmir on Sunday as the minimum temperatures rose to stay above the freezing point - a day before there are chances of widespread rainfall and snow.

Pleasant day in plains of North India, chill stays in hills

Temperature rose marginally in most parts of North India as Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan experienced a pleasant and sunny day on Monday but the winter chill prevailed in Kashmir Valley and higher parts of Uttarakhand which received another spell of snowfall.

Cold wave intensifies in Kashmir, Kargil shivers at minus 10

Cold wave tightened its grip in Kashmir Valley and Ladakh region as the night temperatures at most places slipped further below the freezing point with Kargil shivering at the season's lowest of minus 10 degrees Celsius.

J&K Guv asks Shrine board to prepare action plans for next Amarnath Yatra

Lauding the efforts of various agencies and local stakeholders for the successful conduct of the annual Amarnath yatra, Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra has asked Shri Amarnatji Shrine Board (SASB) to prepare camp-wise and route-wise action plans, focusing on medicare and environment protection, for the next year`s pilgrimage.

One-and-half month long annual Amarnath Yatra ends peacefully

The one-and-half month long annual Amarnath Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir ended peacefully Sunday, officials said. Nearly 400,000 pilgrims visited the shrine.

Small batch of devotees leave for Amarnath

A small batch of 56 pilgrims Thursday left for the Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas from here.

Amarnath Yatra enters last leg as `Chari Mubarak` leaves for holy shrine

The Amarnath Yatra entered its last leg as `Chari Mubarak`, the holy mace of Lord Shiva, Wednesday left for the 3,880 meter high holy cave shrine in south Kashmir.

Small batch of 122 devotees leave for Amarnath

A small batch of 122 pilgrims Tuesday left for the Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas from here.