Poll Impact? Tourists not visiting Kashmir in Oct, Nov
The valley is witnessing a drop in the footfall of tourists since the government announced civic polls in the state.Municipal elections in the state will commence October 8, while Panchayat polls are scheduled to be held from November 17. While Kashmir Valley is expecting a surge in violence, the travel agents have noticed a fall in the tourist arrivals and bookings for this and the next month.General Secretary Chamber of Commerce and Industries Kashmir (CCIK), Tariq Rashid Ghani, said almost 70 per cent of the bookings got cancelled after election announcement.
Predatory pricing by airlines during winters in Kashmir
Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Sunday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to check predatory pricing by airlines here during the winter season. Commending Governor for raising the issue of high air ticket prices on Srinagar route mainly during closure of roads, a Kashmir industry group has demanded more strict steps to curb exploitation of helpless travelers.
Here is what general public has to say…
PDD to install prepaid electricity meters in JK
Power Development Department (PDD) is going to install prepaid, smart electricity meters in the state in a bid to cut transmission and distribution losses. Prepaid meters would have to be recharged just like a prepaid mobile phone number.
We asked the public whether these meters should be installed in Kashmir or not…Here is what they have to say
Should PUBG game be banned in Kashmir?
The Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) has appealed parents, teachers, and civil society in Kashmir to restrain kids from playing ‘Player’s Unknown Battle Ground (PUBG)’, a highly addictive smartphone game.
PUBG is an online multiplayer battle game in which players can develop virtual teams fighting an armed battle in a simulated environment. It is developed and published by PUBG Corporation, a subsidiary of South Korean video game company Bluehole.
We asked people whether this game should be banned or not…