Kashmir’s image unscathed post two years of demonetisation, but economy badly hit

Kashmir’s image unscathed post two years of demonetisation, but economy badly hit

Two years ago, when Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre demonetised 86 percent of currency in one go, acrimonious debates riled the country, except Kashmir. The move was immediately dismissed as a failure. Kashmir remained largely unaffected. When several people...
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Khurshid Ganai inspects damaged orchards in Anantnag, Govt to declare last week’s snowfall as ‘Calamity’

Khurshid Ganai inspects damaged orchards in Anantnag, Govt to declare last week’s snowfall as ‘Calamity’

Khurshid Ganai, Adviser to the Governor, on Thursday inspected orchards damaged in the recent snowfall in Cheniwadder and Khiram areas of Anantnag district of south Kashmir. Many orchardists urged Ganai to order the revenue and horticulture departments to asse...
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Kashmir safe for tourists, time for advisories to go: Garry Weare

Kashmir safe for tourists, time for advisories to go: Garry Weare

Travel advisors against Kashmir by various countries must be revoked in a phased manner because the Valley is one of the safest tourist destinations, internationally-acclaimed adventurer and author Garry Weare has said. Many countries including the United King...
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Apple production may fall in coming years

Apple production may fall in coming years

Apple production in Kashmir may be adversely hit in coming years in the wake of damage to fruit-bearing trees following recent snowfall in the Valley, officials said on Wednesday. Director horticulture department Kashmir Manzoor Ahmad Qadri said orchards acros...
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Srinagar Downtown; Once a commercial hub now a victim of frequent restrictions

Srinagar Downtown; Once a commercial hub now a victim of frequent restrictions

An eerie calm, spools of concertina wire, forces personnel in riot-gear dotting the deserted streets and traumatised faces of young and old: This is the most simplified description of Srinagar’s Downtown—once a bustling commercial hub—by its residents br...
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Despite test run, night flights yet to take off at Srinagar airport

Despite test run, night flights yet to take off at Srinagar airport

It has been over 40 days, but the Srinagar International Airport has failed to launch the night flight operations even after a successful test run on August 10. The airport authorities say everything is ready on the ground to start...
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Bollywood’s comeback a boost to Kashmir Tourism

Bollywood’s comeback a boost to Kashmir Tourism

Bollywood is slowly returning to the Valley after staying away from it for quite a long time. A few film crews have shot in Kashmir this year, including at Srinagar Airport after more than three and a half decades. To...
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Fuel prices continue northward march, Soaring prices set commuters pockets on fire

Fuel prices continue northward march, Soaring prices set commuters pockets on fire

The soaring prices of diesel and petrol is proving to be a burden for commuters and transporters in Kashmir, many of whom say their monthly expenses have shot up due to the fuel price hike. Several commuters who spoke to...
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Kashmir Tourism goes in for fresh marketing

Kashmir Tourism goes in for fresh marketing

As Kashmir tourism sector is on a revival path, the government and private stakeholders on Thursday embarked on a fresh countrywide promotional campaign. The tourism department will focus on wooing south Indian tourists in the first phase. “We will be...
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Spike in fuel price continues, Petrol price goes up 30 paise, Diesel rises 40 paise

Spike in fuel price continues, Petrol price goes up 30 paise, Diesel rises 40 paise

Petrol prices in Delhi breached Rs 79 a litre on Monday, continuing a rising streak in prices across metros. At Rs 79.15 a litre in the national capital, the price of petrol hit a fresh record high on Monday, more...
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