Handcarts of street vendors ablaze in Soura by security forces

Handcarts of street vendors ablaze in Soura by security forces

Police and paramilitary forces Wednesday set the handcarts of five vendors of Soura ablaze along with their merchandise and cash boxes, locals and eyewitnesses said. They said youth were engaging Police and paramilitary forces in stone-throwing ding-dong battle in front...
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Mission Impossible or Mission Kashmir? Tom Cruise visits the Valley in MI 6

Mission Impossible or Mission Kashmir? Tom Cruise visits the Valley in MI 6

Hollywood icon Tom Cruise along with his Mission Impossible team lands in Kashmir to stop a sinister plot. Before you jump the gun, that’s how India finds a place in the narrative of the upcoming Mission: Impossible – Fallout. From...
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‘Valley Weekends’ set to return from tomorrow

‘Valley Weekends’ set to return from tomorrow

The Tourism Department will be resuming ‘Valley Weekends’, which will have cultural and sports activities for tourists and locals from the wee hours to the evenings, from Saturday. An official of the Tourism Department said ‘Valley Weekends’ will be he...
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Centre must step in to check rising airfares: PDP

Centre must step in to check rising airfares: PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday asked the state and the Central governments to take immediate measures for addressing the skyrocketing air fares to Kashmir during peak tourist season. In a statement issued here, PDP general secretary Mansoor Hu...
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GST roll-out hit industrial production, forced employee layoffs: FCIK

GST roll-out hit industrial production, forced employee layoffs: FCIK

Appalled by ‘callous’ performance of government departments, the Federation Chamber of Industries Kashmir claimed that rollout of Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime has hit Kashmir industry badly resulting in huge employee layoffs and compounding employme...
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Reduce GST on Almond Kernels: CII

Reduce GST on Almond Kernels: CII

A delegation of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on Friday apprised Minister for Finance, Labour and Employment Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari about various issues being faced by industries. Bukhari assured the delegation that the government would take...
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Flying on Srinagar-New Delhi route is no longer an option for many travelers

Flying on Srinagar-New Delhi route is no longer an option for many travelers

The airfare on Srinagar-New Delhi route has gone up so high in the last few weeks that for many it is no longer an option to look at while making their travel plan. Students, sick people, and tourists are instead...
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Since the beginning of holy Ramadan commodity prices soaring up

Since the beginning of holy Ramadan commodity prices soaring up

Consumers across Kashmir complained on Monday that the prices of food items including vegetables, fruit, chicken and meat in the local markets have risen sharply since the beginning of holy Ramadhan. The consumers accused the authorities of failing to keep...
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Rs 4 a litre hike in petrol, diesel prices in offing

Rs 4 a litre hike in petrol, diesel prices in offing

A Rs 4 per litre increase in petrol and diesel prices is in the offing if state-owned fuel retailers are to return to pre-Karnataka poll hiatus margin levels, brokerage firms said. No sooner had Karnataka polled to elect a new...
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Tourist death could be last nail in Kashmir Tourism Coffin: Industry

Tourist death could be last nail in Kashmir Tourism Coffin: Industry

The tourism trade in Kashmir condemned the killing, saying that those who had thrown stones at the vehicle in which the tourist was travelling were not well wishers of Kashmir but cold-blooded murders. The fragile tourism industry in Kashmir has...
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