The NGT principal bench headed by Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel was hearing a plea against violation of environmental and safety norms in setting up of tents for pilgrims in the dry riverbed near the Amarnath cave. The petitioner was pointing out a tragedy that took place in July, in which 16 pilgrims lost their lives as there was a flash flood.
Jammu : The strategic Jammu-Srinagar highway was closed for traffic on Saturday due to landslides, police said. The landslides hit the highway in Ramsu area of Ramban district. “Clearing operations have begun. Scores of vehicles are currently stranded,” officials said. The highway is the lifeline of supplies for the landlocked Kashmir Valley. This is also […]
Anantnag: During Amarnath Yatra today, terrorists killed seven pilgrims and injured 14 others, including policemen, when they struck at a bus carrying them in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantang district. The bus was attacked in Batengoo around 8.20 p.m. while returning from Baltal to Mir Bazar after darshan, J&K police and CRPF said. The militants also […]
New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today spoke to Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and took stock of the situation following the death of 16 Amarnath pilgrims in a bus accident, officials said. During the telephonic conversation, the chief minister apprised the home minister on the accident […]
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi tonight strongly condemned the dastardly terror attack on Amarnath pilgrims in Kashmir and asserted that India will never get bogged down by such cowardly attacks and evil designs of hate. He said he spoke to Governor N N Vohra and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and assured all possible assistance […]
New Delhi/London: The UK on Saturday issued a travel advisory for its citizens travelling to Jammu and Kashmir, warning against travel to the state, except Jammu city and Ladakh, after the Indian government advised Amarnath pilgrims and tourists to leave in view of the security situation. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advised against all travel […]
New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday presided over a high-level security meeting amid escalating tensions in Jammu and Kashmir where a major security build up has sparked fears and tensions. The meeting was attended by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba, Intelligence Bureau chief Arvind Kumar, Research and Analysis […]
New Delhi: After the tourist, it is the cricketers who have been asked to leave Srinagar given the security concerns in the Kashmir Valley. The Jammu and Kashmir cricket team along with former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan (mentor-cum-coach) were conducting pre-season camps in Srinagar when the Committee of Administrators running the show in Jammu & […]