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Former PDP MLA Aijaz Ahmad Mir's car used to attack pilgrims in 2017 Amarnath terror attack: NIA

On July 10, 2017, eight pilgrims were killed and 18 injured after terrorists attacked the Amarnath yatra bus at Botengoo.

Jan 22, 2019, 09:40 AM IST

Over 2 lakh pilgrims performed Amarnath Yatra so far

Governor NN Vohra, who is also chairman of the board, held a meeting to review the latest status of the ongoing yatra, which commenced on June 28.

Jul 18, 2018, 09:32 AM IST

IAF's helicopters deployed to rescue stranded Amarnath pilgrims

The use of IAF helicopters were as per the direction given by Governor NN Vohra to Shri Amarnath Shrine Board.

Jul 06, 2018, 21:08 PM IST

Both routes of Amarnath Yatra shut, after landslide kills 5, injures 3

A flood alert had been issued for the region after the Jhelum crossed the danger mark. The area has also received heavy rainfall.

Jul 04, 2018, 10:11 AM IST

Security tightened for Amarnath Yatra due to rise in terrorist activity

The two-month long pilgrimage to the 3,880 metre high cave shrine of Amarnath will commence on June 28.

Jun 21, 2018, 11:26 AM IST

Amarnath not being declared a silent zone, NGT clarifies

NGT clarified that it had only said that any devotee or any individual should maintain silence while standing in front of the "Amarnath Ji Maha Shivling".

Dec 14, 2017, 16:34 PM IST

Chanting mantras, ringing bells no longer allowed in Amarnath cave: NGT

Devotees will no longer be allowed to chant mantras or shout 'jaykaras' in the Amarnath cave, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) said on Wednesday. The NGT also said that there should be no ringing of bells. 

Dec 13, 2017, 15:09 PM IST

NGT wants Amarnath cave to be declared 'silence zone'

The National Green Tribunal on Wednesday suggested that the area around the Amarnath Shrine cave be declared as 'silence zone' to prevent avalanches in the area. Looking to improve the environment around the holy shrine, the green body also said that throwing of offerings should be forbidden in the area.

Nov 15, 2017, 12:14 PM IST

40-day Amarnath yatra concludes on last day of Shravan

The pilgrimage concludes on the festival of Raksha Bandhan each year.

Aug 07, 2017, 12:37 PM IST

'Chhari Sthapana' performed at Amareshwar Temple

The holy mace, one depicting Lord Shiva and another Goddess Parvati, will be kept in the Temple for 'darshan' till it leaves for main course of pilgrimage on August 2.

Jul 26, 2017, 13:30 PM IST

473 pilgrims leave for Amarnath

The devotees approach the Cave Shrine either through the traditional south Kashmir Pahalgam route or through the north Kashmir Baltal route.

Jul 26, 2017, 09:22 AM IST

Batch of 678 pilgrims leaves for Amarnath from Jammu

The number of pilgrims visiting Amarnath this year has crossed last year's figures and 2,44,263 yatris had 'darshan' at the Holy cave shrine.

Jul 25, 2017, 16:02 PM IST

16 dead, 35 injured as bus carrying Amarnath pilgrims falls into gorge

In yet another tragic incident, 16 Amarnath pilgrims killed and 35 others were left injured as vehicle carrying them falls into gorge on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway in Ramban district. 

Jul 16, 2017, 14:53 PM IST

Amarnath attack: Woman pilgrim succumbs to injuries, death toll climbs to eight

A woman devotee, injured in the deadly militant attack on Amarnath pilgrims, succumbed at a hospital early today, taking the death toll in the incident to eight. 47-year-old Lalita succumbed to injuries at the SKIMS Hospital here, a police official said.

Jul 16, 2017, 09:49 AM IST

Amarnath yatra attack blot on Muslims, Kashmiris: J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti

The bus came under terrorists' fire near Khanabal in Anantnag district.

Jul 11, 2017, 11:23 AM IST

Amarnath Yatra terror attack: How Pakistan's Ismail, 4 other terrorists attacked unregistered bus from Gujarat in Anantnag

According to Inspector General of Police (Kashmir Range) Muneer Khan, the attack on Amaranth Yatra pilgrims was carried out by Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT).

Jul 11, 2017, 10:43 AM IST

Amarnath attack: Bodies of seven pilgrims airlifted to New Delhi; worshippers continue Yatra

Seven Amarnath pilgrims -- six women, one man -- were killed and 19 others injured when militants attacked an unescorted bus from Gujarat at Khanabal, Anantnag district last night.

Jul 11, 2017, 09:33 AM IST

2,513 pilgrims leave for Amarnath from Jammu

As many as 90,045 pilgrims had paid obeisance at the Amarnath shrine in South Kashmir hills till last evening.

Jul 06, 2017, 18:32 PM IST

Amarnath yatra registration to begin from March 1

The registration for the annual Amarnath yatra through both Baltal and Chandanwari routes will commence on March 1, an official spokesman said today.

Feb 25, 2017, 22:21 PM IST

1,282 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra from Jammu

A fresh batch of 1,282 pilgrims on Thursday left for twin base camps of Amarnath cave shrine in South Kashmir Himalayas amidst tight security.

Jul 21, 2016, 14:43 PM IST