More than 1.5 lakh pilgrims have finished the Amarnath Yatra that started June 28.
The yatra to the Holy Cave Shrine of Amarnath on Wednesday started from the traditional Pahalgam route, four days after the annual pilgrimage began on the shorter Baltal route.
With the yatra having entered fourth day on Tuesday, over 50,000 pilgrims have paid their obeisance at cave shrine of Amarnath in Jammu and Kashmir, housing holy Ice Lingum of Lord Shiva.
Two Amarnath pilgrims including a saint died on way to the 3,880-metre high holy cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas, taking the death toll in the ongoing pilgrimage to five.
A multi-pronged security system has been put in place along the highway from Kathua to Jammu for visiting Amarnath pilgrims, a senior police officer said on Thursday.
With the annual Amarnath Yatra starting this Saturday, the DGP on Wednesday took stock of security arrangements.
Army today said it had ordered shifting of the security camp at Pahalgam Golf course in Anantnag district of Kashmir.
The month-long search for an Assistant Sub-Inspector of Jammu and Kashmir police ended on Saturday with the recovery of his body from a stream in Chandanwari area.
A batch of over 1,000 devotees left the Jammu base camp to pay obeisance at the cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir.
A batch of over 1,000 pilgrims has left the Jammu base camp for Shri Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas.
Unidentified militants lobbed a grenade at a police post in south Kashmir`s Anantnag district on Sunday evening, police said.
A 55-year-old man apparently died of cloudburst in a forest area in south Kashmir`s Anantnag district, police said here Wednesday.
One person was killed and at least
three others were critically injured in a car blast on Thursday near Bijbehara in south Kashmir.
A week-long recruitment drive by Army in Anantnag district has registered `good` response with about 6,000 youth from across Kashmir turning up.
At least 10 people were killed and
42 others injured when a bus fell into a stream in south
Kashmir`s Anantnag district on Saturday.
Jammu and Kashmir government has ordered an inquiry into the alleged violation of guidelines in execution of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural
Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) in Anantnag district.
Police on Saturday claimed to have
arrested two youths in south Kashmir`s Anantnag district for
participating in the stone-throwing protests in the state last
The body of a person, who went
missing in February after being caught in an avalanche, was
recovered from a forest in Anantnag district of south Kashmir,
police said on Sunday.
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