‘Negative’ media coverage of Kashmir affected tourism: Congress

The Congress today expressed concern over the “negative” portrayal of Kashmir in prime-time television debates, saying it has hurt the state’s tourism sector. “There is a concern over the negative portrayal of Kashmir in prime-time (TV) debates and it has badly affected the tourism of the state,” the leader of Congress Legislative Party, Nawang Rigzin Jora said, during a discussion on the budget in the Assembly today. Jora made a strong pitch for corrective measures in this regard. He questioned the absence of the mention of agriculture growth in the…

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Annual Amarnath pilgrimage from 28 June, 15000 pilgrims to be allowed daily

Governor chairs shrine board meeting; implementation of NGT directions discussed Governor NN Vohra, who is also the Chairman of the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB), presided over an emergent meeting of the shrine board at New Delhi today to particularly discuss among other issues the implementation of the recent directions of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) with regard to the yatra and to decide the further course of action. The shrine board deliberated on the NGT’s directions contained in its December 13 and 14 orders in the case titled “Gauri…

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Tourists thronging Gulmarg for new year celebrations

After witnessing little to no visitors for more than a year now, tourism players in Kashmir at the end of 2017 have got a reason to cheer. Hotels in Gulmarg are jam-packed, as tourists from across the country are rushing towards this famous ski resort in north Kashmir on the New Year’s Eve. People associated with travel trade say other tourist destination in Kashmir have also witnessed a good number of hotel bookings. They say tourist arrivals started to pickup from December 23 to celebrate Christmas here and later stayed…

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