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Tag: Amarnath Yatra

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Tent townships, oxygen booths & better health facilities for Amarnath Yatra

The Jammu and Kashmir government is making elaborate arrangements for the Amarnath Yatra this year, officials in the Union Home Ministry said here.

Drone threat a major challenge for security forces during Amarnath Yatra
Drone threat a major challenge for security forces during Amarnath Yatra

Highly placed sources in the security grid said that the anti-drones mechanism will be put along the routes up to the cave and at the assembly points at the base camp in Baltal and Pahalgam.

Amarnath yatra: NDRF, SDRF personnel getting special training to join mountain rescue teams
Amarnath yatra: NDRF, SDRF personnel getting special training to join mountain rescue teams

A total of 13 highly professional instructors, including two more Everesters' -- selection grade constables Nazir Ahmad and Falil Singh -- are involved in the training of the selected batches. The training centre remains open for six months from November-December, Singh said.

6-8 Lakh Pilgrims Expected At This Year's Amarnath Yatra
6-8 Lakh Pilgrims Expected At This Year's Amarnath Yatra

Talking to reporters here, he said that this year. Amarnath Yatra will be one of the biggest yatras in the history of J&K as around 6-8 lakh pilgrims are expected to arrive on the pilgrimage.

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MHA Calls For Foolproof Security Arrangements For Amarnath Yatra

Union Home Minister Amit Shah is likely to review the preparation of the Amarnath Yatra during a high-level meeting before the commencement of the pilgrimage, the MHA officials said.

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43-Day Annual Amarnath Yatra In J&K To Begin On June 30

The Amarnath yatra was cancelled midway in 2019 ahead of abrogation of Article 370 in August that year, while only a symbolic yatra was observed the past two years due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Amarnath Yatra: Online Registration Of Pilgrims To Begin From April 15
COVID-19 Impact: Amarnath Yatra Cancelled, Religious Rituals To Be Performed As Per Tradition 

"It is important to save people's lives. So, it is not advisable to hold and conduct this year's pilgrimage in the larger public interest. Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board is aware of and respect the sentiments of millions of devotees, and to keep the sentiments alive, the Board shall continue the live telecast of morning and evening aarti from the Holy Cave shrine."

Amarnath Yatra: Online Registration Of Pilgrims To Begin From April 15
Amarnath Yatra: Online Registration Of Pilgrims To Begin From April 15

Jammu: The online registration of pilgrims for Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2021 is going to commence on April 15 for both the Baltal and Chandanwari routes. This year’s 56-day Yatra shall…

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Amarnath Yatra Cancelled Due To Covid Pandemic

Srinagar: The Amarnath Yatra 2020 has been cancelled due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, a statement issued by the Raj Bhavan said on Tuesday. The statement said that the Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board (SASB) has decided with heavy heart that it is not advisable to hold and conduct this year’s Amarnath Yatra and […]

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Irfan Pathan, other J&K players asked to leave valley with eye on security

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 & […]

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Shah chairs security meet with NSA, Home Secretary

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 […]

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After UK, Germany issues advisory against travel to J&K

New Delhi: After the UK, Germany has also issued a travel advisory “strongly” discouraging its citizens from travelling to Jammu and Kashmir due to the recent security alert in the state and asked those staying in the Kashmir Valley or along the Armanath Yatra pilgrimage route to leave the state. “Travel to Kashmir is strongly […]

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Kashmir situation: DGCA advises airlines to be ready to operate extra flights from Srinagar

New Delhi: With situation appearing turbulent in Kashmir, aviation regulator DGCA advised airlines on Friday to remain ready to operate additional flights from the Srinagar airport if the need arises, according to a source. The advisory came hours after the Indian Army, citing intelligence inputs, said Pakistan-based terrorists were planning to target the ongoing Amarnath […]

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Immediately cut down stay, return as soon as possible: JK Govt to tourists, Amarnath Yatris

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday asked Amarnath Yatris and tourists to immediately make necessary arrangements to cut short their stay in the Valley and return as soon as possible in the wake of intelligence inputs of “specific terror threats” to the pilgrimage. The Principal Secretary (Home) issued a security advisory, saying pilgrims […]

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Pakistan-made mine recovered along Amarnath Yatra route: Army

Srinagar: Security forces have recovered a Pakistan-made mine and a huge cache of arms from along the Amarnath Yatra route, the Army said on Friday. Searches were launched along the pilgrimage route after specific intelligence that Pakistan-based terrorists might target the Yatra using improvised explosive devices and attack pilgrims, Lt Gen Sarabjit Singh Dhillon said […]

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Free hand given to security forces to give befitting reply to terrorists, Pak: Union minister

Hyderabad: The NDA government has given a “free hand” to security forces to give a befitting reply to terrorists and Pakistan unlike in the past when India would be at the receiving end of their aggression, Union minister G Kishan Reddy said on Saturday. Speaking at a function to mark the 81st Raising Day of […]

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Centre rushes 10,000 troops to Kashmir

New Delhi: The Centre has ordered rushing of about 10,000 central forces personnel to the Kashmir valley in order to strengthen counter-insurgency operations and law and order duties there, officials said Saturday. They said the Union home ministry has ordered the deployment of 100 companies of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) on July 25 […]

Amarnath Yatra Resumes After Daylong Suspension

Jammu: After remaining suspended due to bad weather for a day, the Amarnath Yatra resumed on Saturday as around 4,000 pilgrims set out for the holy Himalayan cave, police said. Of the total 3,926 pilgrims, who left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas — one escorted convoys of 1,608 pilgrims headed to Baltal, while 2,318 to […]

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20 Amarnath Yatris injured in Anantnag road accident

Srinagar: Twenty pilgrims who were returning from the Amarnath Yatra got injured on Saturday in a road accident in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district. Police sources said two buses carrying Amarnath Yatris rammed into each other at Hernag in Anantnag district. “20 Yatris were injured in this mishap. 18 people sustained minor injuries while two […]

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Amarnath Yatra: Reliance Jio comes up with special prepaid plan

Bhubaneswar: Reliance Jio has come up with a special Amarnath Yatra prepaid plan available at several Jio retailers in Jammu and Kashmir. The special Rs 102 prepaid plan offers a number of benefits including unlimited voice and data benefits. The other benefits include: ▪ Unlimited Voice Calls (Local and National) ▪ Unlimited SMS (100/day) ▪ […]

Amarnath Yatra begins, over 7,500 pilgrims head for cave shrine

Jammu: Over 7,500 pilgrims are headed to the Himalayan cave shrine to perform the annual Amarnath Yatra as it began on Monday amid hightended security, police said. A second batch of 4,417 pilgrims left Jammu for the cave after a first batch of over 2,000 pilgrims had left for the Kashmir Valley on Sunday. No […]

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Security strengthened at Jammu Railway Station ahead of Amarnath Yatra

Jammu: The security in and around the Jammu Railway Station was strengthened ahead of the commencement of annual Amarnath Yatra and a senior police officer on Monday assured pilgrims to join the pilgrimage without any fear, saying the security situation in the state was as good as in any other part of the country. Senior […]

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Decision on elections in J&K later this year: EC

New Delhi: The decision to hold Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir, which is under Presidents Rule, will be taken later this year after conclusion of the annual Amarnath Yatra on August 15, the Election Commission said on Tuesday. The poll panel said, in a statement, that it will monitor the situation in Jammu and […]

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Over 1 lakh pilgrims register for Amarnath pilgrimage

Jammu: Over 1.10 lakh devotees have registered for the annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas which begins on July 1, officials said Sunday. Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Paul Malik had launched last week an online registration process for pilgrims. The registration process for the annual Amarnath yatra through the […]

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Online helicopter booking from May 1 for Amarnath Yatra

Jammu: The online helicopter booking for the annual Amarnath Yatra will begin on May 1, according to an announcement on Friday. A statement issued here by the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) that manages the affairs of the annual Himalayan Yatra said: “Online booking of helicopter tickets for Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2019 shall commence on […]

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Amarnath Yatra resumes, 137 pilgrims leave for Kashmir Valley

Jammu : The Amarnath Yatra resumed on Friday after three days’ suspension with 137 pilgrims leaving Jammu for the cave shrine in Kashmir Valley. “The yatris left Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in an escorted convoy of seven vehicles. This includes yatris going to both Baltal and Pahalgam base camps,” a police officer said. The yatra […]

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233 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra

Srinagar: A batch of 233 pilgrims left Jammu for the cave shrine in the Kashmir Valley on Sunday, police said. “The pilgrims left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas here in an escorted convoy of 11 vehicles for the Valley today,” the police said. “Of these, 140 Yatris are going to Baltal base camp while 93 […]

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346 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra

Srinagar: A small batch of 346 pilgrims on Thursday left Jammu for the Kashmir Valley to perform the ongoing Amarnath Yatra, officials said. The yatris left Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in an escorted convoy of 13 vehicles. “This includes yatris going to both Baltal and Pahalgam base camps,” a police officer said. Since it started […]

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Amarnath Yatra resumes, 454 pilgrims leave for Kashmir Valley

Jammu: A small batch of 454 pilgrims on Tuesday left Jammu for the Kashmir Valley as the annual Amarnath Yatra resumed after remaining suspended for two days, officials said. Police said the yatris left Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in an escorted convoy of 11 vehicles. This includes pilgrims going to both Baltal and Pahalgam base […]

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603 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra

Jammu: A batch of 603 Amarnath pilgrims left Jammu on Thursday for the cave shrine in the Kashmir Valley, police said. Since it started on June 28, a total of 265,937 pilgrims have already performed the annual pilgrimage. “An escorted convoy of 16 vehicles carrying the 603 Yatris left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas here […]

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591 pilgrims leave for Jammu to take part in Amarnath Yatra

Jammu: A batch of 591 pilgrims left Jammu on Tuesday for the Kashmir Valley to take part in the Amarnath Yatra that has already seen over 2.62 lakh pilgrims pay their obeisance at the holy cave shrine. The pilgrims left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas here in an escorted convoy of 19 vehicles and headed […]

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3,499 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra which started on June 28

Jammu: A batch of 3,499 pilgrims left Jammu on Tuesday for the Kashmir Valley to perform the Amarnath Yatra. They left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in escorted convoys of 114 vehicles, the police said. A total of 2,262 ‘yatris’ were heading towards the Pahalgam and 1,237 to Baltal base camps. So far, over 36,000 […]

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Amarnath Yatra resumes after three days

Jammu/Srinagar: The annual Amarnath Yatra resumed after three days on Sunday after pilgrims from the two base camps in the Kashmir Valley were permitted to move towards the cave shrine. The pilgrimage was suspended due to incessant rains across Jammu and Kashmir. A total of 6,877 pilgrims left Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in Jammu city […]

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Amarnath Yatra remains suspended due to bad weather

Jammu: The annual Amarnath Yatra remained suspended on Saturday due to incessant rains across Jammu and Kashmir. According to authorities, no vehicle carrying pilgrims was allowed to move towards the Valley from the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in Jammu. “Yatra continues to remain suspended as both the Baltal and Pahalgam base camps were lashed by […]

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Identify and track, CRPF's policy for Amarnath pilgrims

Srinagar: After last year’s attack on an unescorted bus of Amarnath pilgrims, the CRPF has this year adopted an “identify and track policy” for vehicles ferrying devotees to the annual cave shrine pilgrimage in Kashmir Himalayas beginning on Thursday. To ensure identification, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), primarily responsible for the security of the […]

40-day-long Amarnath Yatra ends

Srinagar: The 40-day-long Amarnath Yatra ended on Monday with the arrival of the ‘Chari Mubarak’ (Lord Shiva’s Mace) at the cave shrine where final prayers were performed. Swami Dipendra Giri, the custodian of the Holy Mace, reached the shrine. A small group of devotees who had reached the Baltal base camp in the northern part […]

Amarnath Yatra continues unabated post terror strike

Jammu: A fresh batch of pilgrims on Wednesday left for the Himalayan cave shrine amid tight security as the Amarnath Yatra continued post a Lashkar terror strike in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district. “Another batch of 3,791 yatris left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in 101 vehicles, including 55 buses and 46 light motor vehicles […]

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CM Naveen condemns terror attack on Amarnath Yatra pilgrims

Bhubaneswar/Anantnag: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today strongly condemned the terror attack on Amarnath Yatra pilgrims in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag in which seven pilgrims lost their lives and 14 others including security personnel were injured. Taking to twitter, Patnaik said, “Strongly condemn horrific attack on #AmarnathYatra pilgrims by terrorists at Anantnag. Such dastardly act should […]

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Terror attack on Amarnath Yatra, 7 killed, 14 injured

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 […]

Amarnath Yatra resumes after day-long suspension

Jammu: The annual Amarnath Yatra resumed on Sunday after a day-long suspension with a fresh batch of 4,411 pilgrims who left Jammu for the Kashmir Valley. “A fresh batch of 4,411 pilgrims left Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in an escorted convoy of 140 vehicles for the valley at 4.05 a.m.,” officials said here. “Due to […]

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