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Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today arrived in Mumbai to promote State’s tourism industry. He will be holding discussions with tour and travel operators and people from Bollywood in the city. The visit is to seek their support in restoring Kashmir as a favorite tourist destination and also attract film industries to the Valley as an ideal location for film shooting. According to a government statement, Sayeed will hold interactive sessions in Hotel Taj Land’s End today afternoon and later at tonight’s dinner he will meet leading figures of Bollywood. The chief minister has taken a few

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Devastating floods in Jammu and Kashmir have caused an immediate loss of Rs 5,400-5700 crores, well exceeding 10 % of the state’s GDP with heavy damages to trade, hotels, restaurants, horticulture and handicraft besides throwing completely out of gear basic infrastructure of power, railways and communication, initial estimates arrived by ASSOCHAM. The total loss estimated are Rs 2,630 crores only to the hotels, trade, agriculture-horticulture, roads and bridges in the Jammu and Kashmir regions of the state while the Ladakh region was spared of the calamity, worst in several decades. The high- cost infrastructure like the Railways, power and communication

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Claiming that neither any permission was sought nor the state government approved any Yatra, the tourism minister and a senior Congress leader Ghulam Ahmad Mir Friday remarked that Kounsar Nag is a tourist destination and not the pilgrimage destination. Talking to KNS, G.A. Mir stated that the entire matter is local in nature and that the state government has no role vis-à-vis the Kounsar Nag issue. “The fact of the matter is that some locals for worshipping near the Kounsar Nag asked for the security from the state administration. The issue is now being given an unnecessary hype and in actual the

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Photos by Muhabit-ul-Haq Sonamarg is a popular tourist destination of Kashmir. It is situated at 87 kilometres north-east of Srinagar and at an altitude of 3,000 metres above sea level.  Sonamarg means ‘meadow of gold’. It has snow-capped mountains against a cerulean sky. Ponies can be hired for the trip up to Thajiwas glacier which is a major attraction during the summer months. From Sonamarg, trekking routes lead to the Himalayan lakes of Vishansar, Krishnasar and Gangabal. Other lakes in the region are Gadsar, stocked with snow-trout and Satsar, glacier-fed and surrounded by banks of alpine flowers. Baltal, another attraction