KEA extends support to Hurriyat Conference on Article 35A row

KEA extends support to Hurriyat Conference on Article 35A row

Kashmir Economic Alliance, an umbrella trade body, on Tuesday extended its complete support to Hurriyat Conference for fighting the proposed abrogation of Article 35-A. Addressing a press conference at a local hotel here, Farooq Ahmad Dar, co-chairperson, Kashmir Economic Alliance...
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5% Hotel occupancy in ‘Peak’ tourist season

5% Hotel occupancy in ‘Peak’ tourist season

Even as tourist arrivals in the Kashmir valley have remained on the lower side this year, the hoteliers are among the worst hit. The stakeholders say there is just around five per cent occupancy rate in hotels at a time...
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Kashmir Industrialists call Centre’s tax exemption decision ‘Discriminatory’

Kashmir Industrialists call Centre’s tax exemption decision ‘Discriminatory’

Calling the central government’s recent tax exemption announcement for Jammu and Kashmir ‘discriminatory as is going to benefit only handful of industrial units in the state’, the Federation of Chambers of Industries Kashmir (FCIK) today expressed surpri...
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NIA arrests businessman Zahoor Watali for ‘Funding Militants’

NIA arrests businessman Zahoor Watali for ‘Funding Militants’

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) today arrested businessman Zahoor Ahmad Watali for allegedly funding militant and separatist activities in the state. Watali, who is an alleged hawala conduit, was arrested in New Delhi this evening following multiple s...
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Businessman’s office, house raided in Srinagar by Enforcement Directorate

Businessman’s office, house raided in Srinagar by Enforcement Directorate

The Enforcement Directorate on Thursday raided the house and office of a leading businessman and carpet exporter in Kashmir in connection with exports proceeds involving over Rs 20 crore. A joint team of the Enforcement Directorate and Crime Branch of...
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Jhelum cruise showcases old city’s heritage

Jhelum cruise showcases old city’s heritage

Trial run started on July 12, service likely to give a boost to tourism Even as the government’s plan of a water transport service is yet to see the light of day, the Jhelum cruise has been making travellers discover...
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GST will take away our fiscal autonomy, dilute Special status of JK: KEA

GST will take away our fiscal autonomy, dilute Special status of JK: KEA

Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) acting chairman Farooq Ahmad Dar Tuesday expressed serious concerns about GST by saying it is a direct attack on fiscal autonomy of the Jammu and Kashmir. Addressed media Dar said: “GST will take away our fiscal autonomy...
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Fest aims to put Gurez on adventure tourism map

Fest aims to put Gurez on adventure tourism map

In an effort to put the virgin locations of Gurez on the tourism map, a three-day ‘Gurez Festival’, organised by the government, started on Saturday. The festival will promote Gurez as a destination for adventure sports activities. “Gurez has a...
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Panel criticises trade body leaders house arrest: GST Row

Panel criticises trade body leaders house arrest: GST Row

The Jammu and Kashmir Coordination Committee (JKCC), an amalgam of various trade bodies, today flayed the government for placing under house arrest its leaders ahead of the proposed sit-in on Tuesday. JKCC coordinator Siraj Ahmad said an emergency meeting of.....
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Secrets places of Kashmir no one will tell you about

Talk about Kashmir and the places that come to mind are Srinagar, Sonmarg, Gulmarg and Pahalgam. They remain the most frequented and popular tourist destinations. There’s much more to discover in this lovely state. Presenting the lesser-known beautiful p...
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