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Rock climbing wall inaugurated in Srinagar


September 5th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 5 (IANS) An artificial rock climbing wall was inaugurated here Wednesday to encourage adventure sports enthusiasts, many of whom visit the state from other parts of the country.State ... Read more...

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Annual Amarnath yatra begins (Lead)


June 24th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 24 (IANS) With a thick layer of snow still covering the Amarnath shrine in Jammu and Kashmir, the first batch of pilgrims set out from here Sunday ... Read more...

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Record tourist arrival is peace dividend : Kashmir minister


March 27th, 2012 - 1:16 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 26 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Minister Nawang Rigzin Jora said Monday that a peaceful 2011 has been the year of making history in terms of arrival of ... Read more...

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‘Record tourist arrival in Kashmir is peace dividend’


March 26th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 26 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Minister Nawang Rigzin Jora Monday said 2011 had been a historical year for the state in terms of arrival of record number ... Read more...

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Amarnath yatra begins


June 28th, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu/Srinagar, June 28 (IANS) Amid religious fervour and slogans hailing Lord Shiva, the annual Amarnath pilgrimage was flagged off from Jammu Tuesday morning.Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Minister Nawang Rigzin ... Read more...

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Jammu and Kashmir to promote adventure tourism


May 28th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 28 ( IANS) In a bid to promote adventure tourism in Jammu and Kashmir, the state tourism department is organising a motor rally along the historic Mughal Road ... Read more...

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Ladakh indeed has worst sex ratio, says census office


April 27th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 27 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir census department Wednesday maintained that Ladakh's sex ratio of 583 girls against 1,000 boys, one of the worst in the country, was ... Read more...

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‘Rich tourist infrastructure necessary for J-K tourism sector’s development’


April 17th, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by ANI
By Tahir Nadeem KhanSrinagar, Apr 17(ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday called for construction of five-star hotels in the state, saying that it is necessary for the ... Read more...

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Gulmarg rated Asia’s seventh best ski resort


November 26th, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 26 (IANS) The Gulmarg health resort in Jammu and Kashmir has been rated by CNN International as Asia's seventh best ski destination.Appi Kogen in Japan's Honshu island tops the list ... Read more...

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Maoist bomb kills trooper in Jharkhand


November 7th, 2010 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Nov 7 (IANS) A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper was killed when a bomb planted by Maoists exploded in Jharkhand's Bokaro district Sunday, police said.The CRPF personnel were on a ... Read more...

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President Patil appoints Jora Singh as Punjab and Haryana High Court judge


September 8th, 2010 - 9:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep.8 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil on Wednesday appointed Justice Jora Singh to be a Judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court."In exercise of the powers conferred by clause ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi visits flashflood-hit Leh


August 16th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 16 (IANS) A day before Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi and Minister of State for Defence M.M. Pallam Raju Monday travelled to Jammu and ... Read more...

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Exact death toll not known in Leh tragedy: Azad


August 6th, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Union Health Minister and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Friday said the exact number of casualties due to the flash floods in Leh ... Read more...

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Ladakh Confluence Called Off Due To Alleged Drug Abuse


July 10th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
July 10, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): All the music lovers in India were eagerly waiting for the much awaited Ladakh Confluence, one of the nation's largest eco-friendly music festivals, which was set ... Read more...

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N N Vohra pays obeisance at Amarnath shrine


July 1st, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
By Tahir Nadeem KhanPahalgam, July 1(ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra paid obeisance at the holy cave shrine of Amarnath on Thursday.The Governor also performed pooja in the sanctum sanctorum ... Read more...

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Amarnath Yatra begins (Lead)


June 30th, 2010 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 30 (IANS) The Amarnath Yatra began Wednesday morning with the first batch of nearly 1,300 pilgrims leaving here for the Himalayan cave shrine in south Kashmir amid rising tensions in ... Read more...

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Amarnath Yatra suspended temporarily at Udhampur


June 30th, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by ANI
Jammu, June 30 (ANI): The annual Amarnath Yatra has been temporarily halted in Jammu and Kashmir's Udhampur district due to the turbulent situation in the state.The Yatra is expected to resume ... Read more...

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First batch of Amarnath pilgrims leave Jammu


June 30th, 2010 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 30 (IANS) The first batch of nearly 1,300 pilgrims Wednesday morning left for the Himalayan cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir from here. There were 233 women and 32 children ... Read more...

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Motor rally to boost adventure tourism


June 25th, 2010 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 25 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Minister Nawang Rigzin Jora said the first motor rally on the Mughal road Friday will encourage adventure tourism in the state. Describing the rally as ... Read more...

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Third tunnel opens at Vaishno Devi shrine


April 21st, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 21 (IANS) With the opening of a third tunnel, waiting time for pilgrims visiting the Vaishno Devi shrine has been further cut. The tunnel is connected to the sanctum sanctorum ... Read more...

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Now, reserve your houseboats at Srinagar Airport


April 11th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Apr 11 (ANI): A reservation counter for booking houseboats was inaugurated at the Srinagar International Airport over the weekend.Tourism Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Nawang Rigzin Jora and many other ... Read more...

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Floating barricades around Jammu lake to protect birds


November 27th, 2009 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 27 (IANS) The wildlife department in Jammu and Kashmir will lay floating barricades around Surinsar lake to protect migratory birds, a minister said here Friday. "This is aimed at preserving the ... Read more...

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Golf diplomacy: Kashmir hosts 22 foreign envoys


November 2nd, 2009 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Nov 2 (IANS) Aiming to convey to the world that Jammu and Kashmir is a safe tourist destination, the state government hosted ambassadors of 22 countries for a friendly golf championship ... Read more...

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Worth Tourism Day marked in the country


September 27th, 2009 - 9:52 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi/ Chandigarh / Srinagar, Sep. 27 (ANI): Several functions were held on the occasion of World Tourism Day on Sunday in different parts of the country.The objective of this day ... Read more...

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2,500 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra Monday


June 15th, 2009 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 15 (IANS) Amid shouts of "Bam bam bhole", the traditional cry hailing Hindu god Shiva, the first batch of more than 2,500 pilgrims left early Monday morning for this ... Read more...

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National Conference concedes Ladakh seat to Congress


April 8th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 8 (IANS) The stalemate between Jammu and Kashmir's ruling partners over the candidate for the Ladakh Lok Sabha seat has ended. The Congress will field its candidate with support from ... Read more...

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Bollywood returns to Kashmir Valley


April 2nd, 2009 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 2 (IANS) Bollywood is fast resuming its honeymoon with the picturesque Kashmir Valley - once the most favoured location for filmmakers in the country. Several film units have already started shooting ... Read more...

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Kashmir to host international ski championship in March


February 24th, 2009 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 24 (IANS) An international ski championship is being organised in snow-clad Gulmarg resort from March 1, Jammu and Kashmir's tourism minster said Tuesday. The higher reaches of Gulmarg are covered with ... Read more...

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Winter carnival begins in snow-covered Gulmarg (Lead)


February 3rd, 2009 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Gulmarg (Jammu and Kashmir), Feb 3 (IANS) Fresh morning snowfall provided an idyllic background for the two-day snow carnival that started in this tourist resort of Jammu and Kashmir Tuesday.More than 2,000 ... Read more...

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Plethora of winter sports at Kashmir snow carnival


February 3rd, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Gulmarg (Jammu and Kashmir), Feb 3 (IANS) Attracted by facilities for winter sports like ice skating, ice hockey and snow rugby, over 2,000 tourists have descended on Jammu and Kashmir's Gulmarg town ... Read more...

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Kashmir government plans to boost sports tourism


January 17th, 2009 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 17 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government is planning to boost sports tourism and involve private business enterprises in reviving the hospitality industry in the state but is worried about ... Read more...

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