Valley’s tourism sector pins hope on winter

Valley’s tourism sector pins hope on winter

Kashmir’s tourism industry, which faced a tepid response from holidaymakers during the summer, is now pinning hope on the winter for revival of the sector. The state government was working to make Gulmarg in north Kashmir act as the “main...
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Kashmir’s Tulip Garden replica for Canadian festival

Kashmir’s Tulip Garden replica for Canadian festival

There is some good news for the Kashmir valley’s tourism sector at a time when it is on the revival path. A replica of the summer capital’s famed tourist spot Tulip Garden will be set up at the Canadian Tulip...
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GST hits carpet business in Kashmir

GST hits carpet business in Kashmir

Closed looms, lost jobs and scanty sales: the Kashmiri carpet industry is facing a crisis of sorts after the imposition of the Goods and Services Tax (GST). At stake is the future of the Kashmiri craft and, with hundreds of...
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Locals feeling unsafe, how can we convince tourists?: Tourism Body

Locals feeling unsafe, how can we convince tourists?: Tourism Body

Already hit by nose-dive in tourist arrivals to Kashmir, people associated with the tourism industry now fear that the growing incidents of braid chopping and attacks on people suspected as braid choppers might “deepen the negative perception about the Valle...
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Roll back GST on Kashmir Arts demands NC

Roll back GST on Kashmir Arts demands NC

National Conference Thursday expressed serious concern over the ‘continuous indifference of both state and central governments’ towards the plight of artisans, carpet workers, shawl embroidery workers, wood carvers and other skilled, semi skilled workers f...
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Braid chopping incidents aimed to malign Kashmir’s image: Tourism Body

Braid chopping incidents aimed to malign Kashmir’s image: Tourism Body

As authorities have failed to stop braid chopping incidents or caught the people involved in the act, tourism players here too have become apprehensive about the happenings terming it an attempt to ‘malign Kashmir’s image across world’. People involved i...
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Job Cuts, Cash Crunch, All because of GST: Kashmir’s Carpet Traders

Job Cuts, Cash Crunch, All because of GST: Kashmir’s Carpet Traders

Traders say Kashmir’s centuries-old handicraft and carpet industry is facing the biggest survival challenge these days after the Goods and Services Tax (GST) came Nazir Ahmad Dar’s livelihood is literally hanging by a thread. The carpet-weaver who ...
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GST gets simpler for small businesses and exporters

GST gets simpler for small businesses and exporters

The GST Council tweaked rules on Friday to make life simpler for small businesses and exporters and also cut rates on 27 products , including man-made yarn, which was a key demand of the textiles sector, in a bid to mollify...
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KCCI & JCCI to work in Unison stay away from politically sensitive issues

KCCI & JCCI to work in Unison stay away from politically sensitive issues

The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) and its counterpart Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) have joined hands to work on issues confronting various business sectors and overall development of the state. In a joint press conference...
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Negative publicity hurting tourism in Kashmir: Travel Industry

Negative publicity hurting tourism in Kashmir: Travel Industry

Travel agents from several parts of the country and abroad feel that the situation in Kashmir was not being portrayed “correctly” and that negative publicity was hurting the tourism sector in the valley. A group of travel agents from several...
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