Winter chill engulfed North India after fresh snowfall if parts of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.
The apex court stayed the NGT order while hearing a plea filed by Vaishno Devi shrine challenging the tribunal's order on capping the number of pilgrims to 50,000 per day.
If the number of pilgrims is capped, it will adversely affect the earnings. Probably the NGT was not told that the Trust itself stops issuing entry permits when there is a large influx of pilgrims.
The NGT directed that no horses or mules shall be allowed on the new route to the shrine and these animals shall be removed slowly from the old path as well.
A man has been arrested for allegedly using forged letters of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to get heli-tickets to the Mata Vaishnodevi cave shrine, police said here today.
One CRPF jawan was dead and several pilgrims suffered injuries when a landslide hit the Mata Vaishno Devi Bhawan in Jammu and Kashmir today.
At least four pilgrims were killed and seven others were injured following a landslide near cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi in Reasi district of Jammu in the wee hours today.
Jammu: Security has been put on high alert in and around Katra town, the base camp of the holy cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi, in the Reasi district after two army uniforms were recovered
New Delhi: A helicopter ferrying pilgrims to the Vaishno Devi temple crashed near Katra in Jammu and Kashmir today.Initial reports suggested that at lest seven people including the lady pilot lost their lives in the
Jammu: Over 2.5 lakh pilgrims have visited and paid their obeisance at the holy cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi during Navaratras in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir.As many as 2,58,946 pilgrims visited the
New Delhi: Railway stations located near some of the prominent temples may soon become “discharge free”. The stations in and around famous temples like VaishnoDevi in Jammu, Dwarkadish temple in Gujarat and Arulmigu Ramanatha Swami
Katra (Jammu): The cave shrine of Mata Vaishnodevi in Jammu and Kashmir's Trikuta Hills is decked up for the Navratras, which will begin tomorrow amid tight security.The Katra base camp and the route to the
Jammu: Pilgrimage to the cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi in Trikuta Hills of Reasi district resumed on Monday morning after remaining suspended for four consecutive days in view of heavy rains in Jammu and
Jammu: President Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday arrived in Jammu region's Katra town to pay obeisance at the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine.Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra accompanied the President on his visit to the shrine.The Jammu
New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee will attend a convocation of Jammu University, being held after a gap of 14 years, during his two day visit to Jammu beginning from Monday.During his stay in the winter