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Solang has great snow, but lacks professional touch: Skiers


February 29th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Solang Valley (Himachal Pradesh), Feb 29 (IANS) Bestowed with great snow and steep pistes, this picturesque valley has a lot of potential, but so far the ski runs have remained ... Read more...

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Solang Valley, India’s newest destination for adventure sports(With Image)


February 18th, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Manali, Feb 18 (IANS) Winter sports is no longer confined to the breathtaking locales of Jammu and Kashmir. Solang Valley in Himachal Pradesh is fast turning into a popular destination ... Read more...

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Four killed, 44 wounded in Pakistan bombing (Lead)


July 15th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 15 (DPA) A suspected suicide bombing Thursday ripped through a busy street outside a bus stand in Pakistan's north-western district of Swat, killing four people and injuring at least ... Read more...

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Rohtang tunnel: Sonia launches Rajiv’s dream project (Roundup)


June 28th, 2010 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Solang (Himachal Pradesh), June 28 (IANS) A giant excavator sprang to life as Congress president Sonia Gandhi pressed a remote control to launch the building of a strategic 8.8 ... Read more...

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Solang awaits Sonia to launch ambitious tunnel work


June 27th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Solang (Himachal Pradesh), June 27 (IANS) This picturesque valley tucked in the snow-capped Pir Panjal range of the Himalayas in Himachal Pradesh is all decked up to welcome Congress ... Read more...

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Flashfloods in Himachal snap road link with Kashmir


May 30th, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 30 (IANS) Flashfloods in the higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh's Chamba district due to thawing of glaciers and incessant rains have snapped road connectivity with neighbouring Jammu and Kashmir, an ... Read more...

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Jammu and Kashmir’s Betaab Valley, a major tourist attraction


May 29th, 2010 - 8:07 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, May 29 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir's Betaab Valley, named after a Bollywood movie, has become a favourite tourist destination.Enroute to the Amarnath shrine, this newly developed tourist resort near Pahalgam, is ... Read more...

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Timber mafia robbing Bhaderwah region of its forest cover


February 7th, 2010 - 9:31 pm ICT by ANI
Bhaderwah (Jammu-Kashmir), Feb.7 (ANI): Even as the issue of climate change has alarmed countries across the world and serious efforts are on to increase green cover everywhere, local authorities in Jammu and ... Read more...

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Kashmiri girl students get arms training


January 16th, 2010 - 8:35 pm ICT by ANI
By Nadeem KhanRajouri (Jammu and Kashmir) Jan 16 (ANI): Girl students of Rajouri in Jammu and Kashmir are being imparted special arms training by the paramilitary forces to counter militancy in ... Read more...

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Landslide kills 10 in Pakistan


January 4th, 2010 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 4 (DPA) At least 10 people were killed when a massive landslide hit a remote village in Pakistan's mountainous northern areas Monday, media reports said. The incident occurred at Attabad in ... Read more...

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Tourists arrival gives boost to J-K economy


December 29th, 2009 - 10:15 pm ICT by ANI
By Afzal BhattSrinagar, Dec 29 (ANI) : As the winter chill sets in Jammu and Kashmir tourists both domestic and international are flocking the picturesque valley in large numbers giving a ... Read more...

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10 militants killed in Pakistan


December 3rd, 2009 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 3 (DPA) Pakistani security forces killed 10 Islamic militants in an overnight raid on a rebel redoubt in north-western Swat district, the military said Thursday. The picturesque valley, once a ... Read more...

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Kashmir Tulip garden gears up to lure tourists


December 1st, 2009 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
By Afzal BhatSrinagar, Dec 1 (ANI): Preparations are in full swing in the renowned tulip garden of Srinagar ahead of the seasonal Tulip festival.Authorities in the region are busy planting saplings ... Read more...

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Delay in arrival of monsoon in Kashmir


July 21st, 2009 - 7:19 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, July 21 (ANI): Temperature hovering three degrees above normal has left residents and visitors high and dry in Kashmir.The picturesque valley is hot, as delayed rainfall has led to a ... Read more...

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Helicopter service to promote tourism in Bhaderwah


June 7th, 2009 - 9:57 pm ICT by ANI
Bhaderwah (Jammu and Kashmir), June 7 (ANI): The Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Department has introduced helicopter services in the valley to ferry people to far flung spots, a step which is intended ... Read more...

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Pakistani military vows to crush Taliban (Lead)


May 8th, 2009 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 8 (IANS) Admitting to the presence of 4,000 Taliban militants in Swat in Pakistan's restive northwest, the military Friday said it had launched an all-out offensive to flush them ... Read more...

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Swat deal may harm Afghanistan’s security


April 15th, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Apr 15 (ANI): Afghanistan has said its own security could be hurt by a deal between the Pakistan Government and the Taliban militants to impose Islamic law in the Sawt ... Read more...

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Swat peace deal collapses


April 9th, 2009 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 9 (IANS) A deal between the Pakistani government and the Taliban to restore peace in the Swat Valley Thursday collapsed with a radical cleric withdrawing from the pact he ... Read more...

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Pak quake survivors beg for shelter as winter sets in


November 3rd, 2008 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar , Nov 3 (ANI): The quake-hit people in Balochistan are begging for shelter from the Pakistani authorities ahead of the winter season.A strong earthquake of 6.5 magnitude on the Richter ... Read more...

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14 troops killed in northwest Pakistan (Lead)


August 9th, 2008 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Peshawar, Aug 9 (DPA) Fourteen security personnel were killed Saturday in two separate pro-Taliban militant attacks in northwest Pakistan, officials said. More than two dozen heavily armed insurgents attacked a police checkpoint ... Read more...

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70 killed in Pakistan’s Swat Valley clashes


August 1st, 2008 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Islamabad, Aug 1 (DPA) Security forces, backed by gunships and artillery, pounded several militant hideouts Friday as the death toll in three days of fighting in Pakistan's north-western Swat Valley rose to ... Read more...

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Tourists flock back to Kashmir


July 12th, 2008 - 8:47 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, July 12 (ANI): Not long ago, people on flights from Delhi to Srinagar were government officials, local businessmen or journalists. Years of fighting between separatist militants and security forces had ... Read more...

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Army supports Governments peace initiatives in tribal areas: Masood


May 18th, 2008 - 7:49 pm ICT by admin
Peshawar , May 18 (ANI): Pakistan Corps Commander Peshawar Lt-Gen Masood Aslam has said that Army fully supports Governments peace initiatives in the tribal areas and seeks its direction for the ... Read more...

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Pakistani Army backs government’s initiatives in tribal areas


May 18th, 2008 - 12:29 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, May 18 (IANS) The Pakistani Army fully backs the newly-elected government's peace initiatives in the restive tribal areas in the north, a senior officer has said. "The army is a part ... Read more...

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Swat operation will end before Jan 8 polls: Pak minister


November 27th, 2007 - 12:44 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Nov 27 (ANI): The caretaker Interior Minister of Pakistan, Hamid Nawaz Khan, has assured that the military operations in the Swat district of the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) would be ... Read more...

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Mountain terrain cycling gets a boost in J-K


November 19th, 2007 - 10:45 pm ICT by admin
Srinagar, Nov 19 (ANI): Adventure sports got a boost in Jammu and Kashmir with about 45 children participating in the Mountain Terrain Cycling event in Srinagar, amidst cheer and applause from the ... Read more...

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Dutch government lends support to floriculture in J-K


November 14th, 2007 - 2:28 am ICT by admin
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