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Pilgrim dies en route Amarnath shrine, death toll mounts to 14

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 22:17

A 65-year-old pilgrim died after suffering cardiac arrest en route Amarnath shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas on Wednesday, taking the death toll in the ongoing pilgrimage to 14.

10th batch of devotees leave for Amarnath from Jammu

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 12:25

The 10th batch of 2,479 pilgrims on Monday left for the Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas from Jammu base camp amid tight security.

Pilgrim count at Amarnath cave crosses 1-lakh mark, 2 more die

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 00:36

The number of pilgrims who have paid obeisance to the holy ice lingam at Amarnath shrine in South Kashmir Himalayas crossed the one-lakh mark today.

J&K: 33 people, mostly Amarnath pilgrims, injured in accident

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 16:21

At least 33 persons, mostly Amarnath pilgrims, were injured on Friday when a bus coming from Baltal base camp turned turtle at Sumbal in Jammu and Kashmir`s Ganderbal district, police said.

Another batch of devotees leave for Amarnath shrine

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 09:53

Amid tight security, a fresh batch of 2,234 pilgrims on friday, left for the Amarnath cave shrine in South Kashmir Himalayas from the base camp here.

Fourth batch of pilgrims leave for Amarnath from Jammu

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 14:24

The fourth batch of Amarnath pilgrims comprising 1,666 pilgrims on Monday left the Jammu base camp for their onward journey to the cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas amid tight security.

Pilgrims continue Amarnath Yatra despite bad weather

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 11:10

Despite inclement weather and snow-covered tracks, the Amarnath yatra is going on with full fervour.

Pawan Hans service from Saturday for Amarnath Yatra pilgrims

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 18:50

Pawan Hans Helicopters Limited would launch daily services from this Saturday to fly pilgrims for the Amarnath Yatra.

Govt promises to improve facilities for Haj pilgrims

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 14:04

Government today promised to bring in significant improvement in facilities for Haj pilgrims and request Saudi Arabia to withdraw 20 per cent cut in India`s quota for the annual pilgrimage.

SASB `apprehensive` about Amarnath yatra commencing next week

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 23:38

With the entire route to Amarnath shrine still buried under a thick blanket of snow, SASB authorities said they have "serious apprehensions" about the commencement of the annual pilgrimage which is scheduled to begin next week.

All departments should coordinate to avoid repeat of tardy response to disaster in Uttarakhand: Rajnath

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 21:56

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday reviewed the measures being put in place for pilgrims and tourists in Uttarakhand as he told all agencies to "regularly interact" among themselves in order to avoid a repeat of the tardy response to last year`s rain and floods in the state.

J&K to provide special identification jackets to Haj pilgrims

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 17:29

The Jammu and Kashmir government will provide special identification jackets to Haj pilgrims from the state to enable them recognise each other and maintain link with the guides accompanying them.