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Srinagar: Kashmir tourism has seen a very steep decline in tourist inflow as a mere 84,000 visitors arrived in the last 18 months in Kashmir — post abrogation of Article 370 on August 5, 2019. The numbers are just 0.8 percent tourists that had visited Kashmir valley annually as over one million tourists had visited valley in 2010-13. Union Tourism Minister Prahlad Patel informed the Parliament that 84,326 tourists visited Kashmir since August 5, 2019,…

Pahalgam: A 19-year-old boy from Srinagar died under mysterious circumstances in Pahalgam area of Anantnag district in south Kashmir on Monday. An official said that Mubashir Sajad Dar (19) son of Sajad Ahmad Dar, a resident of Nowpora locality of Khanyar in Srinagar, along with his colleague reached Hotel Akash in Pahalgam on Sunday afternoon for a night stay, a local news agency KNO reported. He said that Mubashir did not wake up this morning…

Pahalgam: After eviction of “illegal and unauthorized occupants” at Pahalgam, the former chief minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief, Mehbooba Mufti on Monday visited the higher reaches of Pahalgam where she met the families who were evicted. Mehbooba visited Pahalgam’s higher reaches where she met the families whose residential places (Dhokas) were demolished by the JK administration. She said that the administration is pushing these nomads to the wall especially during the winter period.…