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The IGP directed officials to strategise police deployments on a day-to-day basis in view of the Amarnath Yatra.(PTI)

After Sopore attack, authorities take stock of security for Amarnath Yatra

UPDATED ON APR 01, 2021 04:55 AM IST
Kashmir inspector general of police (IGP) Vijay Kumar on Tuesday held a review meeting through video conferencing with range DIGs and district SSPs of Kashmir zone.
Pilgrims who propose to travel by helicopter do not require advance registration as their tickets will suffice for this purpose.(PTI Photo)
Pilgrims who propose to travel by helicopter do not require advance registration as their tickets will suffice for this purpose.(PTI Photo)

Registration for Amarnath Yatra to start from April 1: Official

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 27, 2021 09:37 PM IST
The 56-day yatra to the 3,880-metre-high shrine is scheduled to start from the twin routes of Pahalgam and Baltal on June 28 and culminate on August 22.
This year’s pilgrimage will be held as per standard operating procedures (SoPs) for Covid-19 stipulated by the government. (HT FILE)
This year’s pilgrimage will be held as per standard operating procedures (SoPs) for Covid-19 stipulated by the government. (HT FILE)

Amarnath yatra to commence on June 28

UPDATED ON MAR 14, 2021 02:20 AM IST
The annual Amarnath yatra to the 3,880-metre-high cave shrine in the south Kashmir Himalayas will commence on June 28 and culminate, as per the tradition, on the day of Raskha Bandhan festival on August 22, officials said on Saturday
Journalist Vikram Joshi died at a hospital in Ghaziabad after being shot at on Monday night by miscreants.(PTI)
Journalist Vikram Joshi died at a hospital in Ghaziabad after being shot at on Monday night by miscreants.(PTI)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Congress attacks govt over journalist Vikram Joshi’s death and all the latest news

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UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2020 01:02 PM IST
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Sadhus wait in a queue to get tested for Coronavirus outside Gandhi Nagar hospital before the announcement of cancelling the annual Amarnath Yatra, which was scheduled to begin in Jammu on July 21, 2020.(PTI)
Sadhus wait in a queue to get tested for Coronavirus outside Gandhi Nagar hospital before the announcement of cancelling the annual Amarnath Yatra, which was scheduled to begin in Jammu on July 21, 2020.(PTI)

Amarnath Yatra cancelled due to spike in coronavirus infections

Hindustan Times, Jammu | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 22, 2020 05:50 AM IST
The board is headed by the lieutenant-governor of J&K, Girish Chandra Murmu, who took the decision at the at the 39th meeting of SABS, held through video conference.
Amarath yatra is one of the holiest pilgrimages of the Hindus.(PTI Photo/Representative)
Amarath yatra is one of the holiest pilgrimages of the Hindus.(PTI Photo/Representative)

Amarnath Yatra cancelled due to Covid-19, aarti to be broadcast live

Hindustan Times, Jammu | By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2020 11:10 PM IST
Amarnath Yatra has been cancelled after preparations had been made for a curtailed pilgrimage this year.
The cash was allegedly sent by a Pakistan LeT commander was hidden in a tiffin box .(HT PHOTO)
The cash was allegedly sent by a Pakistan LeT commander was hidden in a tiffin box .(HT PHOTO)

Ahead of Amarnath Yatra, security forces bust LeT terror funding module in Jammu

Hindustan Times, Jammu | By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria| Edited by Sabir Hussain
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2020 06:44 PM IST
Police said initial questioning revealed that the money was sent by a self styled commander of Lashkar e Taiba from Pakistan to be delivered to the terrorists through their overground workers in Doda.
Security personnel stand guard as they keep watch on the Jammu-Srinagar national higway ahead of the Amarnath Yatra, in Jammu on July 17, 2020.(ANI Photo)
Security personnel stand guard as they keep watch on the Jammu-Srinagar national higway ahead of the Amarnath Yatra, in Jammu on July 17, 2020.(ANI Photo)

Security forces received inputs about terrorists planning to target Amarnath Yatra: Report

Srinagar | By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON JUL 18, 2020 11:43 AM IST
The Army officer said it was only befitting that Friday’s encounter, in which three terrorists, including a self-styled commander of the Jaish-e-Mohammad, were gunned down, took place just four days before the yatra is set to commence on July 21.
The Supreme Court dismissed the plea of Shri Amarnath Barfani Langars Organization which sought directions for restrictions on the Amarnath Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir due to the Covid-19 pandemic.(HT PHOTO)
The Supreme Court dismissed the plea of Shri Amarnath Barfani Langars Organization which sought directions for restrictions on the Amarnath Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir due to the Covid-19 pandemic.(HT PHOTO)

SC turns down plea for restrictions on Amarnath Yatra for Covid-19

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent| Edited by Sabir Hussain
PUBLISHED ON JUL 13, 2020 04:23 PM IST
The Supreme Court cited the principle of separation of powers and said the administration would take a call to restrict access of pilgrims in the Amarnath Yatra.
Amarnath Yatra is likely to begin from July 21 this year.(ANI Photo/Representative)
Amarnath Yatra is likely to begin from July 21 this year.(ANI Photo/Representative)

Amarnath Yatra: 1,000 pilgrims on helicopters, 500 on foot to be allowed per day via Baltal track this year

Hindustan Times, Jammu | By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2020 10:21 PM IST
The date of beginning of Amarnath Yatra this year has not been announced officially.
The Amarnath Yatra was scheduled to begin from June 23, but was curtailed due to the coronavirus pandemic. It is now expected to begin on July 23.(HT Photo)
The Amarnath Yatra was scheduled to begin from June 23, but was curtailed due to the coronavirus pandemic. It is now expected to begin on July 23.(HT Photo)

Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor performs Pratham Aarti, Amarnath Yatra to begin on July 23

Hindustan Times, Jammu | By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2020 03:44 PM IST
This year’s Amarnath Yatra in south Kashmir Himalayas would have to be undertaken in a restricted manner due to Covid-19 pandemic.
This year’s Amarnath Yatra would have to be undertaken in a restricted manner so that the SoPs to contain the spread of Covid 19 can be strictly enforced during the pilgrimage(PTI)
This year’s Amarnath Yatra would have to be undertaken in a restricted manner so that the SoPs to contain the spread of Covid 19 can be strictly enforced during the pilgrimage(PTI)

J-K Chief Secy says SOPs for Amarnath Yatra to be strictly enforced amid pandemic

Hindustan Times, Jammu | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 04, 2020 08:02 PM IST
Nine out of 10 Kashmir districts are in red zone and the entire medical system is already fully stretched in handling the Covid-19 pandemic, said Jammu and Kashmir chief secretary of BVR Subrahmanyam.
Only Baltal route is likely to be made operational for the devotees headed to the holy cave shrine of Amarnath this year.(PTI Photo)
Only Baltal route is likely to be made operational for the devotees headed to the holy cave shrine of Amarnath this year.(PTI Photo)

Amarnath Yatra: Only 2,000 pilgrims likely to be allowed per day starting July 21

Hindustan Times, Jammu | By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2020 07:02 PM IST
An official decision on the resumption of Amarnath Yatra has not been made yet.
Amarnath yatra pilgrims heading for the cave shrine from Baltal in Kashmir last year.(File Photo/PTI)
Amarnath yatra pilgrims heading for the cave shrine from Baltal in Kashmir last year.(File Photo/PTI)

In curtailed Amarnath yatra, no pilgrim above 55 years to be allowed

Hindustan Times, Jammu | By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria| Edited by Sabir Hussain
PUBLISHED ON JUN 06, 2020 03:16 PM IST
The Covid-19 pandemic has forced authorities to shorten the duration of the Amarnath yatra and restrict it to only route.
Devotees during their pilgrimage to the holy cave shrine of Amarnath, in Baltal, Jammu and Kashmir in July 2019.(PTI File Photo)
Devotees during their pilgrimage to the holy cave shrine of Amarnath, in Baltal, Jammu and Kashmir in July 2019.(PTI File Photo)

Amarnath Yatra: Special religious ceremony to be performed in Jammu on Friday

Hindustan Times, Jammu | By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2020 08:23 AM IST
The pooja signifies commencement of the annual pilgrimage to the cave shrine of Amarnath. The pilgrimage has been cut-short this year.
Thousands of pilgrims either take the traditional and longer 45km-long Pahalgam route or the shorter 14km-long Baltal route to Amarnath, one of Hinduism’s holiest shrines, every year.(PTI file photo)
Thousands of pilgrims either take the traditional and longer 45km-long Pahalgam route or the shorter 14km-long Baltal route to Amarnath, one of Hinduism’s holiest shrines, every year.(PTI file photo)

Covid-19 outbreak: 14-day Amarnath Yatra to start from July 21

Hindustan Times, Jammu | By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 04:43 AM IST
The pilgrimage to the 3,880-metre-high holy cave shrine of Amarnath in the south Kashmir Himalayas will now be from the shorter Baltal route only, officials added.
Devotees during their pilgrimage to the holy cave shrine of Amarnath, in Baltal, Jammu and Kashmir in July 2019.(PTI File Photo)
Devotees during their pilgrimage to the holy cave shrine of Amarnath, in Baltal, Jammu and Kashmir in July 2019.(PTI File Photo)

Amarnath Yatra to be held only for 15 days this year: Officials

Hindustan Times, Jammu | By Ravi Krishan Khajuria| Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2020 09:54 AM IST
The Amarnath Yatra was scheduled to begin from the twin tracks of Pahalgam in Anantnag district and Baltal in Ganderbal district on June 23. The pilgrimage was to end on August 3 on the day of Shravan Purnima (Raksha Bandhan).
Last year, the duration of the yatra was 40 days while in 2018 the pilgrimage had a duration of 60 days. (Reuters file photo)
Last year, the duration of the yatra was 40 days while in 2018 the pilgrimage had a duration of 60 days. (Reuters file photo)

Jammu and Kashmir administration withdraws order cancelling Amarnath Yatra

Hindustan Times, Jammu | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2020 09:10 PM IST
Earlier, on February 13 when Covid-19 outbreak had not reached the country, the government decided to hold 42-day long annual pilgrimage to the holy cave shrine.
HT Image
HT Image

Work on disability certificates for Amarnath Yatra suspended: Ludhiana DC

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 19, 2020 07:53 PM IST
Protestors and activists belonging to the Alternative Law Forum and other left wing organisations take part in a protest in reaction to the government scrapping Article 370 that granted a special status to Jammu and Kashmir.(AFP Photo)
Protestors and activists belonging to the Alternative Law Forum and other left wing organisations take part in a protest in reaction to the government scrapping Article 370 that granted a special status to Jammu and Kashmir.(AFP Photo)

Article 370 revoked in J&K: A look back at its history and what now

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 10:58 PM IST
As from August 5, 2019, all clauses of the Article 370 shall cease to be operative, says a resolution moved by Union home minister Amit Shah on Monday.
A woman sits as CRPF personnel stand guard in Srinagar, August 4, 2019(ANI Photo)
A woman sits as CRPF personnel stand guard in Srinagar, August 4, 2019(ANI Photo)

Kashmir: Keep guard, reassure citizens

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 05, 2019 07:59 AM IST
The Centre must maintain external security, but allay internal apprehensions.
Pilgrims leave the holy cave of Lord Shiva after worshipping in Amarnath, southeast of Srinagar.(Reuters File Photo)
Pilgrims leave the holy cave of Lord Shiva after worshipping in Amarnath, southeast of Srinagar.(Reuters File Photo)

Air India caps fares of Srinagar flights after government’s advisory on Kashmir

New Delhi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2020 04:22 AM IST
The Ministry of Civil Aviation has advised airlines to rein in surging airfares for pilgrims returning from Amarnath Yatra.
Amarnath Yatra Pilgrims leave as J&K Government announces an advisory to the Amarnath Yatris and tourists to leave the valley as soon as possible, in Srinagar on Saturday.(ANI photo)
Amarnath Yatra Pilgrims leave as J&K Government announces an advisory to the Amarnath Yatris and tourists to leave the valley as soon as possible, in Srinagar on Saturday.(ANI photo)

Specific terror threats led to decision on calling off Amarnath Yatra

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2020 03:59 AM IST
According to top security officials, an anti-personnel landmine manufactured by a Pakistani ordnance factory and a sniper rifle with a 1.5 kilometer kill range were recovered from Sangam top, just 3 kilometres short of the cave, by a 3 Sector Rashtriya Rifles unit deployed on the northern axis.
Students leave the NIT Srinagar campus on Saturday, a day after the government issued a security advisory asking tourists and pilgrims to curtail their stay in Kashmir.(PTI photo)
Students leave the NIT Srinagar campus on Saturday, a day after the government issued a security advisory asking tourists and pilgrims to curtail their stay in Kashmir.(PTI photo)

Pakistan’s BAT attack foiled, thousands of tourists leave Kashmir

Hindustan Times,Srinagar | By Mir Ehsan , Ashiq Hussain and Sudhi Ranjan Sen
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2020 03:43 AM IST
The army said it had repelled an attempt by a mixed group of Pakistani soldiers and terrorists to attack an army post along the Line of Control (LoC), inflicting heavy casualties.
The advisory updated on a regular basis for the benefit of Britons visiting India is against all travel to the immediate vicinity of the border with Pakistan.(PTI image)
The advisory updated on a regular basis for the benefit of Britons visiting India is against all travel to the immediate vicinity of the border with Pakistan.(PTI image)

UK issues advisory, warns citizens in J-K to be ‘vigilant’

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2019 08:33 PM IST
Noting the cancellation of Amarnath Yatra and New Delhi’s advice to tourists in the state, the revised advisory says the British high commission is monitoring the situation and asks Britons in the state to follow the advice of local authorities.
Addressing a press conference at the Congress office in New Delhi, senior party leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said the Amarnath Yatra has never been curtailed, even when the pilgrimage was targeted by terrorists.(Biplov Bhuyan, HT Photo)
Addressing a press conference at the Congress office in New Delhi, senior party leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said the Amarnath Yatra has never been curtailed, even when the pilgrimage was targeted by terrorists.(Biplov Bhuyan, HT Photo)

‘Such a thing has never happened’: Congress on Centre’s J-K advisory

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2020 03:36 AM IST
Addressing a press conference at the Congress office in New Delhi, senior party leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said the Amarnath Yatra has never been curtailed, even when the pilgrimage was targeted by terrorists.
Jammu and Kashmir government advised pilgrims to leave as soon as possible.(PTI photo)
Jammu and Kashmir government advised pilgrims to leave as soon as possible.(PTI photo)

‘Forced to cut Amarnath trip and run’: Cong on Centre asking yatris to leave

New Delhi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2019 03:01 PM IST
The J&K government is asking to tourists and Amarnath pilgrims to curtail their stay in the Valley “immediately” in view of a possible terrorist attack.
Airlines have been advised to be ready to run extra flights from Srinagar in the wake of the turbulent situation in the state.(AP Photo)
Airlines have been advised to be ready to run extra flights from Srinagar in the wake of the turbulent situation in the state.(AP Photo)

Airlines advised to be ready to run extra flights from Srinagar: Report

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2019 08:07 AM IST
The advisory came hours after the Indian Army, citing intelligence inputs, said Pakistan-based terrorists were planning to target the ongoing Amarnath Yatra.
Srinagar, India-August 02, 2019: People stand in a queue at a petrol pump after an advisory was issued by the state’s home department for the Amarnath pilgrims and tourists in Kashmir, in Srinagar, Friday, August 2, 2019. The Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday asked Amarnath Yatris and tourists in Kashmir to “immediately” curtail their stay and leave the valley. The advisory, issued by the state’s home department, cited intelligence inputs about terror threats. (Photo by Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)
Srinagar, India-August 02, 2019: People stand in a queue at a petrol pump after an advisory was issued by the state’s home department for the Amarnath pilgrims and tourists in Kashmir, in Srinagar, Friday, August 2, 2019. The Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday asked Amarnath Yatris and tourists in Kashmir to “immediately” curtail their stay and leave the valley. The advisory, issued by the state’s home department, cited intelligence inputs about terror threats. (Photo by Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)

Tension prevails as Amarnath yatra ends early

Srinagar | By Mir Ehsan
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2019 12:19 AM IST
With residents of Kashmir valley already on tenterhooks for the past week, the order set off a scramble for essentials.
On July 1, the state traffic department announced restrictions on the NH between Nashri and Qazigund in Ramban district for five hours daily.(PTI)
On July 1, the state traffic department announced restrictions on the NH between Nashri and Qazigund in Ramban district for five hours daily.(PTI)

Ambulance carrying father’s body halted for Amarnath Yatra: Official

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2019 10:15 AM IST
The father of Imtiyaz Wani, the director of state finance department, died of cancer at a hospital in Delhi and he was travelling back to Srinagar in the ambulance with the body when they were allegedly stopped near Nagrota.
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