Free Press Journal
  • Amarnath Yatra attack mastermind Abu Ismail killed in Kashmir

    Srinagar: Top LeT commander Abu Ismail, who carried out the attack on Amarnath Yatra pilgrims in July, was killed on Thursday along with another Pakistani militant in Nowgam area on the outskirts of Srinagar city, police said.

  • Amarnath yatra concludes: Over 2.6 Lakh paid obeisance

    Srinagar: The 40-day annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas ended today, with 2.60 lakh pilgrims offering prayers this year despite a terror attack on a bus that left eight devotees dead. The pilgrimage concludes on the festival of Raksha Bandhan each year.

  • LeT hand in Amarnath massacre

    Anantnag: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Sunday said three people, alleged conspirators in the July 10 attack on Amarnath pilgrims, have been arrested by its Special Investigation Team (SIT). The men provided logistical help to four Lashker-e-Taiba LeT) militants who carried out the attack that left eight people dead, IGP Munir Khan told reporters. The men, who had allegedly helped the four terrorists by providing them with vehicles and shelter, were arrested recently and

  • 1,180 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra

    Jammu: A fresh batch of over 1,100 pilgrims left here on Saturday to perform the ongoing Amarnath Yatra, an official said. “Another batch of 1,180 pilgrims left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas at 3.40 a.m. in an escorted convoy of 43 vehicles for the Kashmir Valley,” he said. There were 787 males, 243 females and 150 sadhus (holy men) in the convoy.

  • Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent separatist protests

    Srinagar: Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar on Friday to prevent a separatist called protest shutdown. Srinagar District Magistrate Farooq Ahmad Lone said restrictions under section 144 CrPc were imposed in areas falling under the jurisdiction of seven police stations — Rainawari, Khanyar, Nowhatta, M.R.Gunj, Safa Kadal, Maisuma and Ram Munshibagh.

  • 1,877 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra

    Jammu: A fresh batch of 1,877 pilgrims left Jammu for the Kashmir Valley on Thursday to perform the annual Amarnath Yatra.

  • RSS pays homage to Amarnath Yatra victims

    New Delhi: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has paid homage to the devotees of Amarnath Yatra who lost their lives in a terrorist attack earlier in July.

  • 16 Amarnath pilgrims die as bus falls into deep gorge

    Ramban/Jammu: Sixteen Amarnath pilgrims were killed and around 31 were injured, when a bus skidded off the Jammu-Srinagar national highway and rolled into a deep nullah in the Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, officials said.

  • Over 3,300 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra

    Jammu: A fresh batch of over 3,300 pilgrims on Saturday left here for the Kashmir Valley to perform the annual Amarnath Yatra, an official said.

  • 3,500 pilgrims leave Jammu for Amarnath Yatra

    Jammu,  A fresh batch of 3,500 pilgrims left Jammu for the Kashmir Valley on Thursday to perform the annual Amarnath Yatra. “A fresh batch of 3,500 pilgrims left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in an escorted convoy of 153 vehicles at 3.25 a.m.,” officials said here.

  • India sounds red alert in J&K, US calls yatra attack reprehensible

    New Delhi/Washington: Even as India sounded the “highest alert” across Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of the killing of seven Amarnath pilgrims by militants, the Trump administration has expressed concern over the “reprehensible” terrorist attack on Amarnath pilgrims in Kashmir that killed seven persons.

  • Amarnath Yatra will continue, says Union Minister Jitendra Singh

    Srinagar, Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Wednesday said that the Amarnath Yatra will continue uninterrupted despite Monday’s terror attack in which seven pilgrims were killed and 19 others were injured. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was personally monitoring the situation, Singh, who is the Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, said.

  • Terror attack on Amarnath pilgrims ‘reprehensible’: US

    Washington: The Trump administration has expressed concern over the “reprehensible” terrorist attack on Amarnath pilgrims in Kashmir that killed seven persons. Several US lawmakers also condemned the dastardly act. Seven Amarnath pilgrims were killed and 19 others were injured in a terrorist attack in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Monday night.