‘Kashmir’s tourism sector is resilient, will bounce back’

JK government has launched a media blitzkrieg to promote the state as a must-visit tourism destination for globe trotters. In an interview with Kashmir Scan, the newly appointed Managing Director of JKTDC, Sarmad Hafeez, tell us about his plans to revive the fledgling tourism sector.  Managing Director JKTDC Sarmad Hafeez KS) Tell us about your academic More...

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By KS Correspondent On Friday, October 20th, 2017
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‘Building Brand “Parsa’s” to help economy, create employment’

Social media turned fast-food chain Kathi Junction’s Sarah City Centre outlet into a ‘must-visit’ place overnight. In an interview, the entrepreneur who effected the turnaround, Javed Parsa, tells More...

By Kashmir Scan On Wednesday, September 27th, 2017
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“I heard people say: ‘How can a woman become entrepreneur’

VLCC Baghat is emerging as one of the most popular salons in the valley. It has earned quite a name for itself among young and old alike. All of this couldn’t have been possible without the lady, Zubeda Yusuf, More...

By Chasfeeda Shah On Saturday, July 1st, 2017
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“Need to check youth radicalisation, militancy”

With an illustrious career spanning more than three decades, Muneer Khan took over as chief of Kashmir Police recently. In an interview with Chasfeeda Shah, Mr Khan, Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, spoke More...

By Kashmir Scan On Friday, April 28th, 2017
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“Don’t be prisoner of geographical boundaries”

Social media may have diverted people, particularly youngsters, from listening to radio but its audience surpasses any other mode of information. In J&K, radio has gained audience with the introduction of private More...

By Nabeel Aijaz On Saturday, April 8th, 2017
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‘In 2015, 150 boys and girls in Jammu died due to drug abuse’

After starting his journalistic career with Kashmir Times in 1998, he went on to work with Indian Express and Hindustan Times. After that, he worked for Daily Excelsior and headed a local English daily, JK News More...

By Ajaz Rashid On Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
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‘Modi saheb is working for all communities, regardless of religion’

Born in a far-flung area of Surankote, Mr Kohli shifted with his family to Kalakote village of Rajouri where he was brought up. After serving as a dedicated civil engineer with the government for more than three More...

By Nabeel Aijaz On Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
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“Like Agriculture, Handicrafts is the building block of JK’s economy”

Once termed as a dying sector, the Department of Handicrafts has revived itself in past few years by marketing products to other states in a better way and also by giving highly subsidised loans to artisans so More...

By Nabeel Aijaz On Sunday, January 29th, 2017
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“Kashmir Unrest impacted businesses in Delhi and Punjab too”

Beginning with his ancestral textile business, Mushtaq Ahmad Wani expanded his interests to electronics and tourism sector. Elected as the president of one of Kashmir’s most prestigious business organisation, More...

By Chasfeeda Shah On Saturday, June 11th, 2016
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“Key to our success is peoples’ co-operation”

  At a time when the Srinagar city is crumbling under the weight of its vehicular traffic, sparking outrage among commuters, we caught up with Maqsood-Ul-Zaman, the city’s senior superintendent of traffic More...

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