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IPS officer’s brother among 3 militants killed in Shopian encounter

Srinagar, Jan 22: An IPS officer’s brother was reportedly among three militants killed in a fierce encounter that ensued after security forces launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in south Kashmir district of Shopian on Tuesday.

An Army official told UNI that following specific information about presence of militants in an orchard at Hafshermal in Shopian district, troops of Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Special Operation Group (SGO) of Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPF launched a joint search operation this morning.

However, he said when the security forces were moving towards the area in the orchard, militants hiding inside a hideout, fired at them with automatic weapons. 

“Security forces retaliated ensuing in an encounter, he said, adding additional security forces were rushed to further seal the entire area to foil any attempt by militants to escape.

Official sources said that three militants were killed in the exchange of fire. “The operation was still going on when the reports last came in,” they added.

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Navin chairs Jammu Central Cooperative Bank BoD meeting

JAMMU, JANUARY 22: Principal Secretary Finance, Navin K Choudhary today asked Jammu Central Cooperative Bank...

Tourism Deptt organsies first road show of winter at Pune

PUNE, JANUARY 22: Tourism Department in collaboration with Kashmir Hotel and Restaurant Owners Federation (KHAROF)...

Omar, Mehbooba again spar on twitter

Srinagar, Jan 22: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti and National Conference (NC) Vice...

Forest Deptt covering up Katha Industries scam: Harsh

Jammu, jan. 22: Pointing towards the dilly dally over the enquiry ordered by the Govt...

Mehbooba urges HP CM to initiate enquiry into mob lynching of 2 J&K youth in...

Srinagar, Jan 22: Reacting to reports that a group of people attempted to lynch two...

Court reject bail of wife & other in murder caseCourt reject bail of wife &...

Jammu, jan. 22: Principal Sessions Judge Rajouri Shahzad Azeem today rejected the bail application of...

Preventive detention cannot be used as an instrument to keep a person in perpetual custody...

Srinagar, jan. 22: Vacation Judge of J&K High Court Srinagar Wing Justice Sanjeev Kiumar while...

Oath ceremony for newly-elected Panchs held at Bishnah

BISHNAH, JANUARY 22: An oath ceremony of the newly-elected Panchs was organised in Fruit and...

Advisor Kumar stresses on conservation of Mansar, Surinsar lakes

JAMMU, JANUARY 22: Advisor to Governor K Vijay Kumar today convened a meeting to take...

Advisor Kumar reviews modalities for rationalization, restructuring of Forest Department

JAMMU, JANUARY 22: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar today convened a meeting to review...

Appointment of Skandan Krishnan as Advisor to JK Governor approved

JAMMU, JANUARY 22: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Government of India, Tuesday conveyed approval...

Governor and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurate Bridge over Ravi River at Keerian Gandial

KATHUA, JANUARY 22: Governor Satya Pal Malik and Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport...

Decrease in Tourism IN JAMMU AND KASHIR

Category: Editorial

RAJNI SHARMA

Tourism has witnessed a decreasing trend in the state particularly in the Kashmir valley. The present unrest in the valley is one main cause of the decrease. The decrease in tourism have done a great economic loss to the valley, where the tourism is considered the mainstay of Kashmir. In the current season normally a huge rush of both national and international tourists was witnessed but due to the present unrest in the valley have given a great set back to the tourist sector of the valley. As a result not only the hoteliers have become unemployed but the Shikara and House boat owners, too,  have suffered a great loss. The tourist places present a deserted look, which indicate that another tourist season of the valley has been usurped.

So far as the decrease in the flow of tourists in the valley is concerned, ever since the eruption of militancy i.e. from 1990 the decrease of tourists in the valley has been seen. From 1990 to 1996 negligible number of tourists visited valley. In 1997 to 2002, the tourist movement in the valley started to pick up again, which continued up to 2010, when the ugly face of militancy again surfaced and tourist flow witnessed a virtual halt. Anyhow with the efforts of the state government, particularly by the tourism department, the situation became conducive for the tourism and tourists thronged the valley in great numbers. 

 But, as ill luck have it, the floods of 2014 gave a serious blow to the tourist industry in the valley, as a result in the current season the winter tourism suffered a lot. 2015 witnessed resurgence of tourism in Kashmirvalley after vigorous promotional compaign launched by the Department of Tourism, which resulted in the flow of tourists. The resurgence of tourism compelled the private Air lines owners to add more flights for the state and it was expected that in 2016 the tourism sector in the valley will develop tremendously but the increase in the militant activities dashed all these hopes to ground and not a tourist expressed his willingness to visit the valley. The decrease witnessed so low, that even the hundreds and thousands of bookings were cancelled, which led to the people related with the tourism industry, to starvation. In 2017, the situation did not show any improvement, rather the situation in the state were detoriating day by day in the valley, which put a stumbling block on the development of tourism. In the current year, no significant change has been witnessed. The government needs to take appropriate steps to revive the dying tourist industry in the state, which has affected the economic conditions of the state.

Tourism has witnessed a decreasing trend in the state particularly in the Kashmir valley. The present unrest in the valley is one main cause of the decrease. The decrease in tourism have done a great economic loss to the valley, where the tourism is considered the mainstay of Kashmir. In the current season normally a huge rush of both national and international tourists was witnessed but due to the present unrest in the valley have given a great set back to the tourist sector of the valley. As a result not only the hoteliers have become unemployed but the Shikara and House boat owners, too,  have suffered a great loss. The tourist places present a deserted look, which indicate that another tourist season of the valley has been usurped.

So far as the decrease in the flow of tourists in the valley is concerned, ever since the eruption of militancy i.e. from 1990 the decrease of tourists in the valley has been seen. From 1990 to 1996 negligible number of tourists visited valley. In 1997 to 2002, the tourist movement in the valley started to pick up again, which continued up to 2010, when the ugly face of militancy again surfaced and tourist flow witnessed a virtual halt. Anyhow with the efforts of the state government, particularly by the tourism department, the situation became conducive for the tourism and tourists thronged the valley in great numbers. 

 But, as ill luck have it, the floods of 2014 gave a serious blow to the tourist industry in the valley, as a result in the current season the winter tourism suffered a lot. 2015 witnessed resurgence of tourism in Kashmirvalley after vigorous promotional compaign launched by the Department of Tourism, which resulted in the flow of tourists. The resurgence of tourism compelled the private Air lines owners to add more flights for the state and it was expected that in 2016 the tourism sector in the valley will develop tremendously but the increase in the militant activities dashed all these hopes to ground and not a tourist expressed his willingness to visit the valley. The decrease witnessed so low, that even the hundreds and thousands of bookings were cancelled, which led to the people related with the tourism industry, to starvation. In 2017, the situation did not show any improvement, rather the situation in the state were detoriating day by day in the valley, which put a stumbling block on the development of tourism. In the current year, no significant change has been witnessed. The government needs to take appropriate steps to revive the dying tourist industry in the state, which has affected the economic conditions of the state.

DGP reviews functioning of Police Public Schools, stresses on innovative changes

Category: State

NIN NEWS SERVICE | SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 03: In order to bring innovative changes in the working of Police Public Schools, a meeting of Board of Administrators was held at Police Headquarters (PHQ) here today.

Director General of Police (DGP), Mr. K Rajendra Kumar in chair, the meeting was attended by Additional Director General of Police (Headquarters), Mr. S. P. Vaid and other members of the Board.

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Despite strike, 69 cross sides on LoC in Karvan-e-Aman bus

Category: State

Srinagar, October 9:||

Despite strike called by separatists against braid chopping incidents in the Kashmir valley, 69 persons travelled in the weekly Karvan-e-Aman bus, operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), on Monday.

  The travelers, included 26 fresh residents of POK and two Kashmiris, who crossed the Line of Control (LoC) to meet their relatives, separated in 1947 due to partition. 

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DGP sanctions Special Reward for 89 meritorious police wards

Category: State


NIN NEWS SERVICE | Srinagar, September 12:
Director General of Police, Dr. S.P Vaid today sanctioned special reward of Rs. 4,58000 in favour of 89 wards of serving police personnel, who have secured above eighty per cent marks in the annual examination of class 12th during the academic session 2016-17.

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Editorial

  • Cable car accident

          RAJNI SHARAM  Much awaited cable car project has failed in its first trial, which the Prime minister of India was going to dedicate to the nation on 3rd of February 2019. At least two persons died and several were injured when a trolley of Jammu...

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State

Navin chairs Jammu Central Cooperative Bank BoD meeting

JAMMU, JANUARY 22: Principal Secretary Finance, Navin K Choudhary today asked Jammu Central Cooperative Bank (JCCB) to tide over its NPAs, while assuring full support for locating the state government employee defaulters.

Chairing the meeting of Board of Directors (BoD) of the Bank in capacity of its chairman, here today, Navin approved various recommendations of the Audit Committee of   the Bank, including disbanding of the office of District Officer and merger of non-viable branches with the nearest potential branch to cut down the administrative expenses.

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Tourism Deptt organsies first road show of winter at Pune

PUNE, JANUARY 22: Tourism Department in collaboration with Kashmir Hotel and Restaurant Owners Federation (KHAROF) held an impressive Travel Show in Pune seeking the cooperation of the travel associations and the media from the city for the promotion of J&K tourism.

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Omar, Mehbooba again spar on twitter

Srinagar, Jan 22: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti and National Conference (NC) Vice President Omar Abdullah once again entered into an argument on Twitter after the latter alleged that former J&K chief minister Mufti Mohammad Syed used to bring people in police vehicles to attend Republic and Independence Day celebrations to show how much the situation was “improving”.

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Forest Deptt covering up Katha Industries scam: Harsh

Jammu, jan. 22: Pointing towards the dilly dally over the enquiry ordered  by the Govt into the issuance of licenses for Katha Industries in violation of rules, Harsh Dev Singh JKNPP Chairman and Former Minister accused the investigating agencies of connivance with the scamstars in a bid to cover up the scam. He was addressing a press conference in Jammu today.

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Mehbooba urges HP CM to initiate enquiry into mob lynching of 2 J&K youth in Kufri

 

 

 

Srinagar, Jan 22: Reacting to reports that a group of people attempted to lynch two youth belonging to Pir Panjal in Jammu region, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday urged

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Court reject bail of wife & other in murder caseCourt reject bail of wife & other in murder case

Jammu, jan. 22: Principal Sessions Judge Rajouri Shahzad Azeem today rejected the bail application of Anu Sharma and her brother Ajay Kumar who are facing trial in murder of Amitabh Bachchan husband of Anu Sharma.

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Preventive detention cannot be used as an instrument to keep a person in perpetual custody without trial: HC

Srinagar, jan. 22: Vacation Judge of J&K High Court Srinagar Wing Justice Sanjeev Kiumar while quashing PSA of Bilal Ahmad Bhat son of Mohd Maqbool Bhat resident of Drusso Jageer Rafiabad Sopore District Baramulla holds that The preventive detention involves the detaining of a person without trial in order to prevent him from committing certain types of offences. But such detention cannot be made a substitute for the ordinary law and absolve the investigating authorities of their normal functions of investigating the crimes which the detenu may have committed. After all, the preventive detention cannot be used as an instrument to keep a person in perpetual custody without trial.

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Oath ceremony for newly-elected Panchs held at Bishnah

 

 

 

BISHNAH, JANUARY 22: An oath ceremony of the newly-elected Panchs was organised in Fruit and Vegetable Mandi Block Bishnah today.

The formal inaugural and welcome address was made by Block Development Officer Rajani Bala who congratulated the newly elected Panchs for their victory in recently held polls.

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Advisor Kumar stresses on conservation of Mansar, Surinsar lakes

JAMMU, JANUARY 22: Advisor to Governor K Vijay Kumar today convened a meeting to take stock of measures being taken for preservation and conservation of Mansar, Surinsar lakes.

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