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Everything you need to know about Pahalgam: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more

Everything you need to know about Pahalgam: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more

100 post offices to register for Amarnath yatra: SASB

April 30, 2012 at 3:54 PM

Srinagar, April 30 (IANS) For the first time, 100 post offices accross the country will register pilgrims for the annual Amarnath Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said Monday as authorities battled massive damage to the Baltal base camp due to snowfall just a month ahead of the 2012 tour.

Weatherman forecasts cold week for Kashmir

April 26, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Srinagar, April 26 (IANS) The cold weather would continue for at least another week across the Kashmir Valley, said the weather office here Thursday.

Better weather forecast in Kashmir from Monday

April 23, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Srinagar, April 23 (IANS) After hailstorms and gusty winds at some places Sunday, the weather office here forecast improvement in the weather across the Kashmir Valley Monday.


Gulmarg shivers at minus two degrees Celsius

April 14, 2012 at 10:51 AM

Srinagar, April 14 (IANS) With the minimum temperature falling six degrees below normal, north Kashmir's ski resort town of Gulmarg Saturday shivered at minus 2.3 degrees Celsius. Incessant rains and thundershowers affected normal life across the Valley, an official here said.

Spring rain in Kashmir, farmers elated

April 11, 2012 at 2:43 PM

Srinagar, April 11 (IANS) Incessant rain has brought down temperatures across the Kashmir valley Wednesday.

Chopper fares slashed for Amarnath pilgrims

April 4, 2012 at 4:00 PM

Jammu, April 4 (IANS) Helicopter fares from base camps to the Amarnath cave shrine in Jammu and Kashmir have been slashed by at least 35 percent this year, said an official of the shrine board.

Tourists enjoy Kashmir Valley's blossoming almond trees

March 27, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Srinagar, Mar.27 (ANI): Hundreds of tourists, both domestic and foreign, have thronged the Kashmir Valley to enjoy the experience of watching almond trees bloom.

Fresh snowfall in Ladakh, rain in Kashmir

March 26, 2012 at 1:12 PM

Srinagar, March 26 (IANS) As fresh snowfall lashed the Ladakh region, the minimum temperature dropped to minus 3.8 degrees Celsius in Kargil town Monday, making it the coldest in Jammu and Kashmir.

Tourists throng Kashmir to witness fresh spell of snow

February 21, 2012 at 3:16 PM

Srinagar, Feb.21 (ANI): Following a fresh spell of snowfall, tourists have converged in large numbers in Pahalgam to enjoy adventure sports like horse riding and skiing.

Army organises snow festival in Pahalgam to boost tourism in Kashmir

February 20, 2012 at 3:39 PM

Pahalgam (J-K), Feb.20 (ANI): Keen to promote tourism in the resort town of Pahalgam, the Indian Army recently organised a snow festival that attracted scores of tourists and pilgrims.

Snowbound Kashmir attracts tourists

December 29, 2011 at 8:37 PM

Srinagar, Dec 29 (ANI): Scores of tourists especially newly weds thronged the picturesque locales of Kashmir in the sub-zero temperatures.

Amarnath Yatra: An environmental disaster in the making

August 8, 2011 at 4:02 PM

Srinagar, Aug.8 (ANI): The Amarnath Shiv Lingam has melted once again, ten days before the yatra has ended officially. No one should be surprised or shocked. For the amount of pressure that the shrine board puts on the cave, it's a miracle the lingam lasted this long.

Eight killed in bus accident in Jammu and Kashmir

July 30, 2011 at 9:04 PM

Pahalgam, July 30 (ANI): At least eight people were killed and over a dozen others got injured when a bus fell into a stream in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag District on Saturday.

Amarnath yatra resumes from Pahalgam

July 9, 2011 at 1:32 PM

Jammu, July 9 (ANI): The pilgrimage to Amarnath cave shrine on Saturday resumed from Pahalgam route after remaining suspended for two days due to inclement weather.

Bad weather suspends Amarnath pilgrimage

July 1, 2011 at 11:20 AM

Srinagar, July 1 (ANI): The Amarnath pilgrimage was suspended this morning because of bad weather on both routes leading to the cave shrine in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag District.

Third batch of 2, 163 pilgrims leaves for Amarnath shrine

June 30, 2011 at 12:16 PM

Jammu, June 30 ((ANI): The third batch of 2, 163 devotees left the Jammu base camp for the Amarnath shrine on Thursday morning amidst tight security.

Second batch of 2,185 pilgrims leave for Amarnath

June 29, 2011 at 11:47 AM

Jammu, June 29 ((ANI): The second batch of 2,185 devotees left the Jammu base camp for the Amarnath Yatra on Wednesday morning amidst tight security.

Ski-mountaineering expedition held in Srinagar after 22 years

March 15, 2011 at 4:56 PM

Srinagar, Mar 15 (ANI): After 22 years, the Winter Games Association in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, organised a 20-day ski-mountaineering expedition.

Indian Army organizes career counselling session for Kashmiri youth

January 11, 2011 at 4:55 PM

Pahalgam, Jan 11 (ANI): The Indian Army recently organized a career counselling session for unemployed youth and school children in Jammu and Kashmir's Pahalgam town.

Deputy Inspector General SKR holds police-public meet at Pahalgam

October 9, 2010 at 10:35 PM

Srinagar, October 9 (ANI): In a bid to boost police and public relation, a special meet was held by Deputy Inspector General SKR Anantnag at Police Station Pahalgam in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district here on Saturday.

37 heritage sites declared protected monuments in Kashmir

September 7, 2010 at 4:46 PM

Srinagar, Sep 7 (ANI): The Jammu and Kashmir government has declared 37 heritage sites as protected monuments to encourage pilgrim and heritage tourism.

Pilgrims on way to join Amarnath Yatra stopped due to inclement weather

July 24, 2010 at 6:24 PM

Lakhanpur (Jammu and Kashmir), July 24 (ANI): About 2000 Hindu pilgrims on way to join the Amarnath Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir were stopped at Lakhanpur, the main entry point to the state, following inclement weather conditions.he pilgrims, who had left in a fleet of 60 vehicles, were stopped at the Gateway of the Jammu and Kashmir state, as landslides had occurred on the road due to heavy rains.

N N Vohra pays obeisance at Amarnath shrine

July 1, 2010 at 4:54 PM

Pahalgam, July 1(ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra paid obeisance at the holy cave shrine of Amarnath on Thursday.

Geelani wants reduction in duration of Amarnath yatra

June 19, 2010 at 12:36 PM

Srinagar, June 19 (ANI): Leader of the hardline faction of the All Party Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Shah Geelani has demanded a reduction in the duration of the annual pilgrimage to Amarnath from two months to 15 days.

Planning Commission approves Rs. 6000 cr annual plan for J-K

June 18, 2010 at 9:04 PM

Jammu, Jun 18 (ANI): Endorsing the Jammu and Kashmir Government's requirement of pursuing a vibrant and effective developmental agenda, the Planning Commission today approved the size of current year's annual plan for the state at Rs. 6000 crore, increasing the allocation by approximately nine per cent (Rs. 500 crore) in comparison to the previous year.

Security reviewed for upcoming Amarnath Yatra

June 2, 2010 at 8:39 PM

Amarnath/Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir), June 2 (ANI): Security has been reviewed in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of upcoming Amarnath Yatra that will start off next month.

Illegal construction continues unabated in Kashmir despite ban

December 20, 2009 at 4:41 PM

Pahalgam (J-K), Dec 20 (ANI): Construction work of high-rise buildings is in full swing in Jammu and Kasmir's Pahalgam region despite the authorities imposing a ban on such activities.

Kashmir's historic mud-houses becoming popular tourist attraction

August 12, 2009 at 9:14 PM

Srinagar, Aug. 12 (ANI): Historical mud huts and tent houses are fast becoming hub of tourist attraction in the Kashmir valley.

Sri Amarnath Yatra concludes peacefully

August 5, 2009 at 7:48 PM

Srinagar, Aug.5 (ANI): Having lasted for nearly two months, the famous Amarnath pilgrimage concluded on Wednesday with a group of ardent devotees carrying the mace of Lord Shiva to the 3,880 metre high cave shrine in Kashmir.

Annual Amarnath yatra to conclude today

August 5, 2009 at 1:37 PM

Srinagar, Aug 5 (ANI): The sevenweek long annual Amaranath yatra is concluding today, with holy mace of Lord Shiva reaching the shrine from Panchtarni.

Hindus bound for Amaranth cave perform Chadi Pooja

July 22, 2009 at 9:54 PM

Srinagar, July 22(ANI): Hindu pilgrims on Wednesday held 'Chadi Pooja' in Srinagar to launch the formal annual Amarnath pilgrimage.

Amarnath yatra resumes from Jammu

July 6, 2009 at 12:19 PM

Jammu, July 6 (ANI): The Amarnath yatra resumed today a day after it was suspended due to heavy snowfall and rains on Sunday.

SASB team visits Amarnath cave to give final touches to arrangements

June 14, 2009 at 7:48 PM

Baltal (Jammu) June 14 (ANI):With just a day left for the commencement of this year's Shri Amarnathji Yatra from Jammu via the Baltal route, the Army stepped in to augment track clearance on a critical patch from Sangam to the holy cave.

Amarnath Shrine board to revise dates of pilgrimage

June 13, 2009 at 10:27 PM

Srinagar, June 13 (ANI): Following bad weather conditions, the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) is compelled to revised the dates of the annual pilgrimage along the traditional Pahalgam route, but its schedule via Baltal route will remain unchanged.

CRPF tightens security ahead of Amarnath yatra

June 5, 2009 at 9:19 PM

Srinagar, June 5 (ANI): Ahead of the bi-annual Amarnath pilgrimage starting mid-June, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has beefed up security to ensure an unhindered Yatra for pilgrims.

Punjab unrest: Kashmir's Amarnath pilgrimage deferred

May 26, 2009 at 6:54 PM

Srinagar, May 26 (IANS) The annual pilgrimage to the Himalayan cave shrine in Kashmir that was to begin June 7 has been postponed by a week due to the violent unrest in neighbouring Punjab and also because of heavy snowfall on the mountainous track to the temple, an official said Tuesday.

Kashmir's Amarnath pilgrimage begins June 7

May 14, 2009 at 10:19 AM

Srinagar, May 13 (IANS) The annual pilgrimage to the Himalayan cave shrine in Kashmir, which was at the centre of a land row last summer, will begin June 7 and end Aug 5 this year, an official said Wednesday.

Kashmir gears up for annual Amaranth pilgrimage

May 11, 2009 at 2:29 PM

Srinagar, May 11 (ANI): The preparations for the upcoming Amaranth pilgrimage in Kashmir have begun.

Jammu and Kashmir election factsheet

December 16, 2008 at 9:52 PM

Jammu/Srinagar, Dec 16 (IANS) Factsheet about the sixth phase of elections for 16 seats in the Jammu and Kashmir assembly Saturday.

Mehbooba Mufti files nomination papers from J-K's Wachi constituency

November 24, 2008 at 8:32 PM

Srinagar, Nov 24 (ANI): People's Democratic Party President Mehbooba Mufti on Monday filed her nomination papers from Wachi constituency of Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian District.

Heavy snowfall blocks Jammu-Srinagar Highway

November 14, 2008 at 8:30 PM

Srinagar, Nov 14 (ANI): Heavy snowfall blocked traffic on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway on Friday as Kashmir valley received the first snowfall of the season.

Kashmir receives season's first snowfall

November 14, 2008 at 4:11 PM

Srinagar, Nov 14 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir today received the season's first snowfall.

Srinagar gets first snowfall of season

November 14, 2008 at 11:54 AM

Srinagar, Nov 14 (IANS) The summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir received its first snowfall of this winter season Friday, while the higher reaches of the valley continued to be lashed by snow for the second day.

More checks on postings, says Army Chief

November 12, 2008 at 8:53 PM

Pahalgam (J-K)/Bangalore, Nov 12 (ANI): In the backdrop of the arrest of an army officer in connection to the Malegaon blasts, Army Chief Deepak Kapoor said on Wednesday that army would put in place more checks on postings and connectivities.

Shri Pratap Singh Museum in Srinagar all set to go high-tech

January 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Srinagar, Sep.25 (ANI): The ongoing renovation of the old building of Shri Pratap Singh Museum in Srinagar is all set to turn this historical institution into a high-tech museum.

Bollywood film 'Tahaan' all set to hit theaters

January 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Mumbai, Sept 3 (ANI): Bollywood film 'Tahaan', which is a fable about an eight-year-old boy 'Tahaan' and his donkey, is all set to hit theaters on Friday.

Music of Bollywood film 'Tahaan' released in Mumbai

January 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Mumbai, August 27 (ANI): Music of Bollywood film 'Tahaan' which is a fable about an eight-year-old boy Tahaan and his donkey was released in Mumbai on Tuesday.

Amarnath yatra suspended again

January 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Jammu, Aug 12 (ANI): The Amarnath Yatra was suspended again on Tuesday due to bad weather in the Baltal and Pahalgam areas of South Kashmir.

Bad weather halts Amarnath Yatra

January 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Jammu, Aug 11 (ANI): The Amarnath Yatra was halted today due to bad weather in Baltal and Pahalgam areas in south Kashmir.

'Chhari Mubarak' starts for Amarnath

January 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Srinagar, July 19 (ANI): Devotees here participated in the annual ritual of 'Chhari Mubarak' or the Holy Mace of Lord Shiva and his consort Parvati. The 'Chhari Mubarak' is carried every year from the city's ancient Shankaracharya Temple to the Amarnath cave shrine during a month-long pilgrimage. Special prayers were held at the temple devoted to Lord Shiva, after the holy men led by chief priest Mahant Dipender Giri left with the 'Chhari Mubarak' for Pahalgam. "Since it is a pilgrimage and our scriptures and holy texts also say that yatra starts from Sharad Purnima to Shraawan Purnima. The best occasion to pay tribute is Shraawan Purnima, that is Raksha Bandhan, this year which falls on August 16," the Mahant said.

Another batch of 1,227 pilgrims leaves for Amarnath shrine

January 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Jammu, July 7 (ANI): A fresh batch of 1,227 pilgrims left for the Amarnath yatra from the base camp of Bhagwati Nagar early this morning.

Heavy rains lead to suspension of Amarnath pilgrimage

January 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Srinagar, July 6 (ANI): Heavy rains on both routes to the Amarnath shrine today lead to the suspension of Amarnath Pilgrimage.

Amarnath pilgrims complain poor arrangements by local administration

January 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Srinagar, July 1 (ANI): The ongoing protests in various parts of the Jammu and Kashmir have left many pilgrims stranded in the valley.

Shutdown continues in Kashmir over Amarnath Shrine Board issue

January 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Srinagar, June 28 (ANI): Protests by Muslims continued in Kashmir for the sixth day on Saturday over the transfer of forestland to the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB).

Amarnath Yatra resumes today

June 26, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Jammu, June 26 (ANI): The Amarnath Yatra resumed today a day after it was suspended due to the heavy rush of devotees.

Bad weather halts Amarnath yatra

June 20, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Amarnath Yatra, one of the most important Hindu pilgrimages in Himalayas was suspended on Friday after the weather turned hostile.

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