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  • 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.

  • Indore: Kashmiri youths attack city pilgrims on Srinagar highway

    Indore: Kashmiri youths attacked four buses of pilgrims from city on Srinagar Highway, in J&K on Monday.  However, no pilgrim was injured in the incident as army jawans swung into action on time. However, the army vehicles were damaged in the attack.
    A jattha of 718 pilgrims had gone to Jammu and Kashmiri on July 7 to ake Amarnath yatra. Narendra Sharma, who led the jattha, said that the pilgrims had reached J&K

  • Amarnath yatris victims of terror politics

    The dastardly attack on unarmed, innocent Amarnath Yatra pilgrims ostensibly by Pakistan’s Lashkar-e-Taiba, which snuffed out the lives of at least seven of them and injured 19 in Batingu, near Anantnag in Jammu and Kashmir, exposes the barbarism of the terrorists. The last time Amarnath Yatra pilgrims were attacked was 15 years ago. The same year, 59 pilgrims travelling back from Ayodhya died in the Godhra train carnage triggering state-wide riots in Gujarat.

  • 2 Maharashtra pilgrims among 7 Amarnath Yatra victims

    New Delhi/Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned the killings of seven Amarnath pilgrims, of whom two are from Maharashtra, saying he was “pained beyond words” and “India will never get bogged down by such cowardly attacks and the evil designs of hate”.