Civilian flights from Awantipora airfield got Defence Ministry node

Civilian flights from Awantipora airfield got Defence Ministry node

In a significant development, the Union Defence Ministry has approved operation of civilian flights from Awantipora airfield, a strategically important airbase managed by Indian Air Force in southern Kashmir. “‘In-principle approval for civil flights operations from Awantipora airfield under Regional...
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Irregularities in appointments, loans at heart of J&K Bank raids

Irregularities in appointments, loans at heart of J&K Bank raids

Allegations of large-scale irregularities in matters related to loans, finances and appointments are at the heart of raids by the state anti-corruption bureau (ACB) at the corporate headquarters of the Jammu and Kashmir Bank that continued in Srinagar for a...
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Tourism sector on the brink of disaster

Tourism sector on the brink of disaster

Kashmir needs no introduction as a tourism destination and its rich history is known the world over. Over the years, huge investment from the government as well as the public has played a vital role in making it a world...
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Cross-LoC trade to resume after plugging of loopholes: MHA

Cross-LoC trade to resume after plugging of loopholes: MHA

The cross-Line of Control (LoC) trade, which was suspended by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) because of its misuse for terror funneling purposes, will resume soon after the mechanisms to check the loopholes are put in place. Sources said...
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Infiltration of third-party goods, Channelling funds for militancy, Clandestine trade of drugs, Supply of arms and fake currency notes, reasons for suspending LoC trade: MHA

Infiltration of third-party goods, Channelling funds for militancy, Clandestine trade of drugs, Supply of arms and fake currency notes, reasons for suspending LoC trade: MHA

The Union Ministry of Home Affairs Friday listed alleged channeling of funds for militancy in Kashmir and supply of arms and fake currency notes to the Valley among five main reasons for suspending the cross-Line of Control trade with Pakistan...
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Due to Convoy System, Highway Ban, Kashmir Apple Industry on verge of decline: Delhi AMA

Due to Convoy System, Highway Ban, Kashmir Apple Industry on verge of decline: Delhi AMA

The prevailing Army convoy system and highway ban has left the only surviving Apple industry in Kashmir at the verge of decline given the huge losses faced by the merchants and growers. The Apple Merchant Association Delhi president Metharam Kriplani...
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Asia’s largest Tulip Garden thrown open to visitors

Asia’s largest Tulip Garden thrown open to visitors

Asia’s largest tulip garden overlooking the famous Dal Lake here in the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir was Sunday thrown open to public, marking the beginning of new tourism season in the valley. The garden witnessed an impressive footfall...
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Campaign on to remove tourist’s fears about J&K

Campaign on to remove tourist’s fears about J&K

Ahead of the tourism season, the J&K Government has launched a major media and promotional blitz across India to dispel ‘fears’ among tourists about Kashmir, post the Pulwama suicide attack of February 14. Some of leading Bollywood personalities will a...
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Five must visit lakes in J&K

Five must visit lakes in J&K

From Dal Lake to Pangong Tso, the lakes in Jammu & Kashmir are at the centre of all activity. The lakes are at the centre of life for the inhabitants of Jammu & Kashmir, and can be credited for the...
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Business slump continues, little hope for revival: Kashmir Inc

Business slump continues, little hope for revival: Kashmir Inc

Thanks to recent Indo-Pak hostilities and uncertainty over hearing of Article 35A in Supreme Court, Kashmir businesses do not see any hope coming out of prolonged slump. The economic condition of Kashmir may further deteriorate due to dwindling tourist footfal...
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