Sunday, 26 June, 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

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A fire rages in the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower hotel during the 26/11 Mumbai attacks | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg News

Quiet conviction of 26/11 mastermind Sajid Mir shows Pakistan’s flimsy terror crackdown

LeT’s 26/11 operational head Sajid Mir was secretly tried and convicted last week, days before Pakistan’s fate is decided by terror-finance watchdog FATF.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Does breaking up big states boost economy? Data doesn’t back up hype, says Indian study

The study by researchers at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research looked at economic impact of reorganising Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Bihar in the year 2000.

Defence

The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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