Amarnath Yatra: Over 40,000 pilgrims visit holy cave shrine so far; 5 dead

Five pilgrims have died since the commencement of the Amarnath Yatra this year, even as over 40,000 devotees have so far visited the holy cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas, officials said on Sunday. A pilgrim by the name Virinder Gupta is missing from the yatra’s Chandanwari-Sheshnag route, they said. Of the … Read more

Public WiFi zones activated at 3 locations for Amarnath pilgrims in Jammu

In a bid to facilitate Amarnath pilgrims to stay connected with their families back home, the Jammu Smart City Limited (JSCL) on Saturday set up WiFi zones at three vital locations including the base camp Bhagwati Nagar here, an official said. The two other locations where the WiFi zones … Read more

Fourth batch of over 6,000 pilgrims leaves Jammu for Amarnath cave shrine

Amid tight security arrangements, the fourth batch of 6,113 pilgrims, including 1,292 women, left the Bhagwati Nagar base camp here on Saturday to pay obeisance at the 3,880-metre-high holy cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas, officials said. The pilgrims, also comprising 195 Sadhus and 25 children, will … Read more

Health ministry building two 50-bed hospitals for Amarnath Yatra pilgrims

For this year’s Amarnath Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir, the Centre is taking steps to ensure healthcare facilities for the pilgrims, including setting up of two 50-bed hospitals at Baltal and Chandwari halts on the way to the cave shrine. The Amarnath Yatra has commenced on Thursday and will conclude on … Read more

Amarnath Yatra begins, 2,750 pilgrims leaves base camp for cave shrine

The annual Amarnath Yatra began on Thursday as a batch of about 2,750 pilgrims left the base camp here for the cave shrine housing the naturally formed ice-lingam in the south Kashmir Himalayas. The pilgrimage was flagged off by Deputy Commissioner Piyush Singla at the Nunwan base camp in … Read more

Governor Manoj Sinha flags off 1st batch of Amarnath pilgrims from Jammu

Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Wednesday morning flagged off the first batch of pilgrims for the annual Amarnath Yatra from the Bhagwati Nagar base camp in the Jammu city for their onward journey to the Pahalgam and Baltal base camps in Kashmir. The 43-day pilgrimage to the cave shrine … Read more

J&K Lt Gov reviews security arrangements, preparations for Amarnath Yatra

Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Govenor Manoj Sinha on Thursday reviewed security arrangements and preparations for the upcoming Amarnath Yatra which begins later this month, officials said. The unified command meeting was attended by the chief secretary and senior officers from the Home department, Jammu and Kashmir Police, Army, intelligence … Read more

Army’s Northern Commander reviews preparedness for upcoming Amarnath yatra

General Officer Commanding-in-chief, Northern Command, Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi on Saturday visited the counter-insurgency force (Delta) headquarters in Ramban district and reviewed its operational preparedness for smooth conduct of the upcoming Amarnath yatra, a defence spokesman said. Accompanied by General Officer Commanding of Jammu-based White Knight Corps Lt Gen … Read more