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.
Verdict of Kathua rape,murder:Lifer for 3, 5-yr term for 3, 1 acquitted
A Special Court in Pathankot Monday awarded life imprisonment to three out of the six convicted for the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Jammu’s Kathua district last year.
After nearly a year-long trial, the court held the six guilty in the case that shook the conscience of people across India.
The court acquitted another accused Vishal Jangotra, son of mastermind Sanji Ram, giving him the ”benefit of doubt”.
Pulwama boy among NEET toppers in Kashmir
Kamran Imitiyaz from Chersoo Awantipora has made his mark by scoring 623 marks in the recently conducted NEET exam. Kamran an orphan, credits his success to his mother. But his family struggle hasn’t bogged him down. He is now on his way to chase his dream of becoming a doctor.
Srinagar’s Pra’TAAPH’ park (Sunny and Shadeless)
Pratap Park, the closest public park to city center Lal Chowk is bereft of trees and Shade.The Park which witnesses good public rush but hardly offers any respite from summer Heat.The Park lacks any trees or a designated sitting space protected from sunlight.