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Govt committed to boost tourism landscape of J&K: MoS Tourism

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As part of Union Government’s public outreach programme for Jammu and Kashmir, Union Minister of State (MoS) for Defence and Tourism, Ajay Bhatt today had a detailed interaction with the officials of Jammu & Kashmir Tourism Department at Royal Springs Golf Course at Srinagar. Besides, Bhatt met various stakeholders associated with the tourism sector of the UT of J&K.

On the occasion, the Union Minister reviewed the tourism scenario of the Union territory of Jammu & Kashmir. A detail overview was presented by Secretary, J&K Tourism Sarmad Hafiz, Director Tourism Kashmir Dr. Ghulam Nabi Itoo and other officials of the department.

Bhatt underlined the infrastructure and measures in place as well as potential available. He highlighted the Union Government’s commitment towards developing and improving the overall landscape to boost the tourism landscape of the Union Territory.

Addressing the gathering, the Union Minister of State, Ajay Bhatt said that the Government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is making all out efforts to keep the essence of Jammu & Kashmir intact by ensuring holistic development of the region. He assured that besides the existing avenues pertinent to the tourism in the region, border tourism, eco-tourism and Horticulture tourism will be taken up on priority.

On the occasion, Union Minister had an interactive meeting with stakeholders associated with tourism sector of the UT of Jammu and Kashmir. Representatives comprising of travel and tour operators and hoteliers were present during the interaction. During a meeting, various challenges and issues faced by the industry were put forth.

Bhatt ensured the support and assistance of the Union Government which is committed towards the betterment of the region. All the measures are being taken to boost the tourism sector, he added.

Earlier, a Mountain Biking Expedition was flagged off by the Union Minister adding on to the diverse Tourism options and capacities already in place in the sector.

 

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Home Minister Amit Shah Pays Tribute to Pulwama Martyrs

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Home Minister Amit Shah, who is on a visit to Jammu and Kashmir, today paid tributes to the forty CRPF jawans martyred in the Pulwama terror attack before leaving for Delhi. He said that the dedication and supreme sacrifice of the soldiers for the defence of the country further strengthens our resolve to eradicate terrorism. Appreciating the security forces who stood against terrorism, he said that today, all of us could sleep peacefully in our homes due to their change. Every citizen of the country is indebted to the soldiers.

Sharing his thoughts on his own Twitter handle, he wrote that today paid tribute to the brave soldiers of CRPF who were martyred in the cowardly terrorist attack of Pulwama by visiting the Pulwama Martyrs Memorial. Your dedication and supreme sacrifice for the defence of the country further strengthen our resolve to eradicate terrorism. Many salutes to the brave sacrifices.

After paying homage, the Home Minister also planted saplings near the memorial. Let us tell you that Home Minister Amit Shah was on a three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir. His visit was to end on Monday evening. However, when he reached the CRPF camp in Pulwama before leaving for Delhi, he changed his mind to return and decided to stay among the soldiers for one night. He interacted with the soldiers, listened to their problems and had dinner with them as well.

During this, the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha was also with him. This morning he reached the martyrdom memorial located in the Lethpora area of ​​Pulwama itself. This memorial has been built in the memory of the forty CRPF martyrs martyred in the Pulwama terror attack. The Home Minister paid tribute to him by paying floral tributes and said that his sacrifice will always remind us to eradicate terrorism. After paying homage, the Home Minister left for Srinagar. From there, he will return to Delhi.

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Woman Among 5 Injured in Grenade Attack in Bandipora

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On Tuesday, five people were injured in a mysterious explosion in the Sumbal area of North Kashmir’s Bandipora district.

Officials told that the low-intensity explosion took place in Sumbal which left around five people injured.

They said the injured had been shifted to Community health centre (CHC) Sumbal for treatment, from where all were shifted to Srinagar hospital.

The officials said that the police had rushed to the spot to check the cause of explosion.

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Celebrations in GMC Srinagar Girls Hostel As Pakistan marks their first World Cup victory over arch-rivals India

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Shortly after captain Babar Azam and his partner Mohammad Rizwan sealed a crushing win in their Twenty20 World Cup group match in Dubai on Sunday, cheers echoed from corridors, common room of Girls Hostel, GMC Srinagar.

On Sunday evening, loud celebrations were held in parts of India-controlled Kashmir, a Muslim majority region that has been at the heart of much of the tension between the two countries.

Fans in central Srinagar city burst crackers and shouted pro-Pakistan and pro-independence slogans.

New Delhi has struggled for decades to dampen pro-freedom sentiments in the region where most Kashmiris favour complete independence or a merger with Pakistan.

India went into the match with a 12-0 record in World Cups against their neighbours, but Pakistan snapped that streak with a 10-wicket romp at the Dubai International Stadium.

Azam scored a 52-ball 68 not out while fellow opener Rizwan hit an undefeated 55-ball 79 as Pakistan achieved their first 10-wicket win in all Twenty20 internationals by comfortably chasing down their target of 152. The loss was also India’s first 10-wicket defeat in Twenty20 cricket.

Indian skipper Kohli reacted with disbelief when asked if their unblemished track record made them complacent against the arch-rivals ahead of the Group Two blockbuster.

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