Officials review arrangements for Amarnath yatra

Officials review arrangements for Amarnath yatra

JAMMU: The arrangements for Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra, 2017 were reviewed at a high level meeting held, here today. The meeting was co-chaired by Chief Executive Shri Amarnath Shrine Board, Officer Umang Narula and Divisional Commissioner, Jammu Dr Pawan Kotwal to discuss the necessary services being put in place for the annual pilgrimage. Members of […]

Registration for Amarnath yatra to open on March 1

Registration for Amarnath yatra to open on March 1

JAMMU: The registration of pilgrims for Amarnath Yatra will being on 1st March 2017, for both the Baltal and Chandanwari routes, a government spokesman said Saturday. The registration shall be done   through 433 designated branches of Punjab National Bank, Jammu & Kashmir Bank and YES Bank located in various States of the country. This year’s […]

A letter to Rajnath Singh, Home Minister, Republic of India

Shri Rajnath Ji: You came, you didn’t see, and you left! But who cares? As long as the ongoing Amarnath yatra, your only operational obsession in Kashmir, is plying smooth, you are as happy as the Smiling Buddha. Regardless of the merit of your visit, if at all there was one, you created history of […]

Relatives of injured pilgrims overwhelmed by warmth of Kashmiris

Relatives of injured pilgrims overwhelmed by warmth of Kashmiris

Srinagar: Relatives of pilgrims injured in an accident in Bijbehara some days back have expressed joy and surprise over the treatment meted out to their kin by the locals. Shyam Sundar Tyagi of Ghaziabad, who has come to see his injured nephew admitted in a Srinagar hospital said that he was pleasantly surprised at the […]

Kashmiris help injured yatris, win praise as ‘epitome of humanity’

Kashmiris help injured yatris, win praise as ‘epitome of humanity’

Srinagar: Amarnath yatris who were brought for treatment to SMHS hospital after their bus met with an accident at Bijbehara, praised the hospitality and care they received at the hands of Kashmiris and described the Kashmiri hospitality as an epitome of humanity. A group of injured yatris while talking to Kashmir Reader said that they […]

Rajnath concerned over Amarnath yatra, Pandit homes

Rajnath concerned over Amarnath yatra, Pandit homes

New Delhi: The Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday expressed anguish over the loss of precious lives in incidents of violence in Jammu and Kashmir and prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured. He expressed concern over the stray attacks on Kashmiri Panidts and suspension of Amarnath yatra. Singh reviewed the situation in […]

Thousands of Amarnath pilgrims stranded in Jammu

Thousands of Amarnath pilgrims stranded in Jammu

Srinagar: Nearly 10,000 Amarnath pilgrims, apart from Kashmir bound tourists and local passengers were stranded at various places in Jammu region as the yatra convoy was not allowed to proceed to Valley from Jammu and the movement of all sorts of vehicles was suspended between Batote and Banihal towns on Saturday morning. Over 600 vehicles […]

Amarnath pilgrim dies of cardiac arrest, toll rises to 6

Amarnath pilgrim dies of cardiac arrest, toll rises to 6

Srinagar: One more pilgrim died on Friday of cardiac arrest enroute the holy cave shrine of Amarnath in South Kashmir, taking the total number of pilgrim deaths to six, even as over one lakh people have paid obeisance at the cave shrine within a week, officials said. Surinder Dutt Biyas (65), a resident of Rajasthan, […]