24,000 pilgrims pay obeisance at Vaishnodevi on 1st Navratra

As many as 24,000 devotees paid obeisance at the holy cave shrine of Vaishnodevi in Katra on the first day of Navratra on Thursday.

Amarnath pilgrimage: Death toll touches 72

Four more pilgrims and a porter died en-route to the holy cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas since last night.

Six more Amarnath pilgrims die; toll rises to 67

Six more Amarnath pilgrims died en route to the holy cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas, taking the toll during this year`s pilgrimage to 67, officials said today.