Tuesday, 29 November, 2022
TopicKashmir tourism

Topic: Kashmir tourism

Kashmir sees 84% less tourists in October — internet ban, terror attacks make matters worse

Only 7,378 tourists visited Kashmir after security advisory lifted on 9 October. Total October footfall was 9,378 — 84% drop from 59,048 in October 2018.

How Kashmir internet shutdown has hit Valley industries hard

Internet unavailable in Kashmir since Modi govt scrapped Article 370. Kashmir Chamber of Commerce & Industry chief pegs losses at estimated Rs 10,000 crore.

J&K govt plans roadshows across the country to restore image as a safe tourist destination

The programme, named 'Back to Valley', was initiated soon after the government advisory asking tourists to leave the state, issued on 4 August, was lifted.

First large tourist group touches down in Kashmir — 60 elderly Sikhs with message of peace

The gurdwara ‘sevaks’ from Delhi say they are in Kashmir to see the 'heaven on earth' & spread peace. Their tour operator is a bit concerned, though.

A tourist’s death threatens to kill Kashmir’s revenue lifeline

The tourism industry fears cancellations after the death of the visitor from Chennai. The industry cannot hope for revival until the conflict is resolved,  experts say.

This is why the rest of India flocks to Asia’s largest tulip garden

One of Kashmir’s major tourist attractions, the 16-hectare garden is home to more than two million colourful tulips.

On Camera

YourTurn

Former Pakistani Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa | ISPR/Twitter

On my last day as Pakistan Army Chief, I leave Asim Munir with bigger problems than my billions

Does Indian Army Chief Gen Pande have no interest in making CPEC, cheese pizza economic corridor? I suggest him this corridor against China. Learn from us.
Representational image of workers at a construction site | ANI

GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.