Vaishno Devi shrine breaks new record, 40 lakh pilgrims visit in six months

The pilgrimage to Mata Vaishno Devi shrine has set a new milestone with a record number of 40 lakh pilgrims visiting the cave shrine in six months this year.

Yesvantpur-Katra train to be launched today

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu will launch a new premium train from Yesvantpur to Katra on Thursday to cater to the growing number of pilgrims to Mata Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu and Kashmir.

Road mishap: Kin of victim get over Rs 16 lakh compensation

Family members of a 47-year-old man, who died in a road accident involving a negligently parked truck, have been awarded a compensation of over Rs 16 lakh by a Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) here.

Navratras begin at Mata Vaishno Devi shrine

'Navratras' started at the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine on Thursday amid tight security, as hundreds of devotees made a beeline to pay obeisance at the cave shrine in Jammu and Kashmir's Trikuta hills.

Vaishno Devi yatra resumes after remaining suspended for four days in J&K
Vaishno Devi yatra resumes after remaining suspended for four days in J&K

Pilgrimage to the cave shrine of Mata Vaishnodevi in Trikuta Hills of Reasi district resumed Monday morning after remaining suspended for four consecutive days in view of heavy rains in Jammu and Kashmir.

Jammu-Katra rail project Sonia`s favourite: Congress

Expressing happiness over the formal inauguration of the Jammu-Katra railway line, the Congress Friday said it was close to party president Sonia Gandhi`s heart.

Passenger train services to Katra shortly

The long-awaited train service to Katra, the base camp of Vaishno Devi shrine, in Jammu and Kashmir will soon be a reality as railways is gearing up to make the 25-km-long Udhampur-Katra rail line operational shortly.

Train to Vaishno Devi likely from February 2

The much-delayed train service to Katra, the base camp to the famous Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu and Kashmir, is likely to start from February 2.

Vaishno Devi shrine crosses 1 crore arrival mark

The cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi situated at the Trikuta Hills in Jammu and Kashmir this year has witnessed the visit by over one crore pilgrims.

Tusshar Kapoor heads to Vaishno Devi after 24 years

Actor Tusshar Kapoor is off to Vaishno Devi, and says he is visiting the Hindu shrine after 24 years.

Himachal to turn temple gold into mementoes

Himachal Pradesh is set to allow gold-rich temple trusts to melt tonnes of the precious metal in their coffers to turn them into mementoes as is done at the Vaishno Devi shrine in Kashmir.

Heavy rush of pilgrims to Vaishno Devi shrine

With about 35,000 devotees each day in this holiday season, authorities have been forced to regulate entry to Mata Vaishno Devi shrine near Jammu.

President visits Vaishno Devi shrine

The President, who is on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, had yesterday visited the ancient Raghunathji temple in Jammu.