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Skiing course held at IISM Gulmarg

Gulmarg, Jan 5: Indian Institute of Skiing and Mountaineering (IISM) Friday concluded its first batch skiing and snowboarding training programme at Gulmarg in which over 80 students mostly from outside the state participated. Director tourism Kashmir Mahmood A Shah was the chief guest at the graduation ceremony of the first batch which was held today at IISM Gulmarg. He gave away awards ... Read More »

Telecommunications deptt establishes Public Wi-Fi hotspots in JK’s 204 rural BSNL Exchanges

JAMMU, JANUARY 4: To give impetus to telecom services in rural and remote areas with development of Wi-Fi infrastructure, the Department of Telecommunications through USOF has set up Public Wi-Fi hotspots in 204 rural BSNL Telephone Exchanges of various districts. This initiative of the department implemented through Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) is aimed at to equip these rural telephone ... Read More »

Cable Car proposed for Loran, Tosamaidan: Priya Sethi

Govt making concerted efforts to promote tourism destinations in Bhaderwah, Doda Minister of State for Tourism Priya Sethi today said the government is contemplating to develop Cable Car in Loran and Tosamaidan to tap tourism potential of these areas.    Responding to a question raised by legislator Shah Mohammad Tantray in the House, the Minister informed that the State Cable ... Read More »

Tourism Deptt celebrates New Year at Pahalgam

Ice-climbing, snow marathon, ATV rides, Musical events bring Pahalgam alive PAHALGAM, DECEMBER 31: With tourists flocking famous ski resort Gulmarg in droves, the department of tourism Kashmir this year celebrated New Year at Pahalgam to promote the destination for winter tourism. Pahalgam, which primarily is a summer destination, receives lesser tourist footfall in winter months as compared to Gulmarg which ... Read More »

Army organises Winter Carnival 2017 at Gulmarg

 Hayaan  Firdous Gulmarg, December 31 : The early snowfall this season gave a much needed boost to tourism in J&K especially for locals and tradesmen of Gulmarg where it proved to be a boon. To encourage tourists to come to picturesque Gulmarg, Winter Carnival 2017 was conducted jointly by Army and J&K Tourism Department under the aegis of Dagger Division ... Read More »

GOI transferring Centaur Hotel to JK Govt: Fin Min

‘Decision over its outsourcing to be taken by state Cabinet’ Srinagar, Dec 31 (KNS): The Jammu and Kashmir’s Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu on Sunday confirmed the reports that the state government is getting back Srinagar’s Centaur Hotel from the Hotel Corporation of India Ltd, Ministry of Civil Aviation, GOI. Drabu told KNS that the Ministry of Civil Aviation, GOI has decided to ... Read More »

Dr Drabu reviews expenditure, liability position of key departments

  42% capex budget released upto Nov 2017 compared to 28% for corresponding period of previous fiscal JAMMU, DECEMBER 29:Minister for Finance, Labour & Employment, Dr Haseeb Drabu has stressed the need for keeping liabilities under check and to ensure that the projects are taken up in consonance with the resource allocations to avoid unwarranted fiscal liabilities. This was stated ... Read More »

Tourism deptt continues tourism promotional programs

Holds road show at Bangalore GoI generously funding for tourism infrastructure development in J&K: Priya Sethi Bangalore, Dec 28: Continuing with its series of road shows, the department of tourism J&K organized another tourism promotional event at Bangalore which received overwhelming response from travel trade fraternity from Karnataka. Speaking on the occasion, Minister of State for tourism Priya Sethi said ... Read More »

Budget session 2018: Speaker chairs all party meeting

Seeks cooperation of members for smooth proceedings Jammu, Dec 28 (KNS): Speaker Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly, Kavinder Gupta on Thursday sought cooperation of political parties for smooth conduct of upcoming Budget Session scheduled to start from January 02, 2018. The Speaker, while chairing All party meeting here today, hoped that Members would fully utilize the time fixed for them during the session ... Read More »

Tourism deptt begins massive tourism promotional campaign from Chennai

  JK among the safest destination for tourists, especially women: Priya Sethi Deptt to organize tourism promotion events Bangalore, Hyderabad CHENNAI, DECEMBER 26: Inviting people from South India to experience the real Jammu & Kashmir, Minister of State for Tourism Priya Sethi said the state offers an array of facilities to cater to every type of tourism needs of the ... Read More »