Kashmir tourism and lessons to be learnt

J&K government must strengthen the tourism infrastructure so that we emerge as an all-season destination in true sense of the word. In absence of facilities, the vast potential of this sector will remain unexplored. Shikara Ghat at world famous Dal Lake Kashmir has witnessed a sharp decline in tourist arrivals. Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has More...

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By Ahmad Riyaz On Sunday, July 2nd, 2017
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Another Summer of Discontent

If the groundswell of euphoric support for the militancy was reflected last year in the ever-growing participation in the militant funerals, this year people are determinedly trying to save the militants by disrupting More...

By Chasfeeda Shah On Monday, June 19th, 2017
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Caught In Crossfire

One of the key sectors and a potential game-changer for the Kashmir economy is Tourism. But the situation at hand in South Kashmir and the simmering discontent quietly spreading across central and north Kashmir More...

By Suhail Ahmad On Saturday, June 3rd, 2017
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Deciphering Poll Boycott

A medley of factors, far more complex, would have contributed to people’s decision to boycott elections. In Kashmir, there is always more than what meets the eye, Suhail Ahmad writes. clashes during by polls More...

By Ahmad Riyaz On Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
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Wake Up On Kashmir

New Delhi’s approach to sleep over the Kashmir problem and hoping it resolves on its own is alienating Kashmiris and fading any hope of political engagement between India and Pakistan as the two countries More...

By Chasfeeda Shah On Monday, April 24th, 2017
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Shrinking Mainstream

At the time of the accession of Jammu and Kashmir and even after that, when the Kashmir issue was taken to the United Nation, the government of India had agreed that the accession of the princely state is subject More...

By Suhail Ahmad On Wednesday, April 5th, 2017
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Road to frustration

There is no quick-fix formula to do away with traffic jams in Srinagar. Among many others things, it depends on the layout of the city which, in our case, poses the biggest hurdle, Suhail Ahmad writes. How often More...

By Chasfeeda Shah On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
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Respect our Martyrs

By moving to declare the birthday of Kashmir’s last Dogra ruler, Hari Singh, as a public holiday, the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has ignited another controversy which can snowball anytime into a storm and may More...

By Suhail Ahmad On Saturday, February 4th, 2017
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Controversy’s Favourite Child

When Dr Farooq Abdullah openly backed Hurriyat on his father’s birth anniversary, people wondered if this was political opportunism or change of heart. With his second book on the cards, one can expect a More...

By Chasfeeda Shah On Sunday, January 29th, 2017
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New Challenges

Marred by countless controversies, the year 2016 caused some of the major setbacks for entire J&K. The longest ever curfew and strike for consecutive five months, beef ban, attack on J&K special position More...

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