China issues safety advisory for citizens travelling to India

Beijing—Amid bilateral tensions over the Sikkim standoff, China Saturday issued an advisory for its citizens travelling to India, asking them to take necessary precautions for their personal safety.  “It is not a travel alert. It is an advisory asking Chinese travellers to be careful,” an official of the Chinese Foreign Ministry told PTI here. The […]

Indians flying abroad not to fill departure card from tomorrow

New Delhi: Indians flying abroad will not be required to fill departure cards from Saturday. However, those going out of the country via rail, seaport and land immigration checkposts will have to fill the embarkation card. “It has been decided to discontinue the practice of filling up of departure card by Indians at all international airports […]

7 things you should never do on an airplane

You’re all booked and prepared to take your dream vacation and while that may be good news, the bad news is that you could potentially experience loud passengers, cramped seats, crying babies and a germ-infested aircraft before you arrive at your destination. While you may know the basic tips for travelling in comfort — carrying earplugs, […]

Houseboats A Rich Heritage Of Kashmir: Houseboat Owners

Srinagar:  For last four decades successive governments have been making various plans to restore the Dal Lake but nothing concrete has been done in this regard except the creation of J&K Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA). The LAWDA has failed to restore the beauty of these lakes. Over Rs. 500 crores have already been […]

Drabu calls houseboats part of Kashmiri culture

SRINAGAR: Minister for Finance, Dr Haseeb Drabu on Friday said the houseboats aren’t just business establishments but part of Kashmiri culture and heritage which needs to be preserved and propagated. “The Kashmiri houseboats remain important to local economic growth not only in terms of tourism but promoting culture, architecture, heritage and hospitality,” Dr Drabu said at a felicitation function organized here by the Houseboat Owners Association. The Houseboat Owners Association had […]

US issues travel advisory to citizens for Pak, Bangladesh, Afghanistan

Washington: The US Tuesday issued a travel warning for its citizens visiting Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, and said extremist elements are also “active” in India. “The US government assesses terrorist groups in South Asia may be planning attacks in the region, possibly against US facilities, citizens and interests. US citizens should avoid travel to Afghanistan, as […]

First foreign airline AirAsia lands at Srinagar airport 

SRINAGAR: AirAsia became the first foreign airline ever on Sunday to start its operations from Srinagar international airport in Jammu and Kashmir.  Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti waved the flag to clear the landing for the AirAsia flight at Srinagar airport on Sunday morning.  Srinagar airport is christened ‘The Sheikh-ul-Alam International Airport’ for the last five […]

Mufti Orders Realignment of Dal Houseboats

SRINAGAR – Describing Dal Lake as a world heritage treasure and a great splendour of Kashmir valley, Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Tuesday ordered Lakes & Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) to immediately undertake realignment of houseboats at Doldum to preventing influx of untreated sewage from entering into the lake.   He also directed LAWDA to […]

900 shikaras, 300 dongas, 600 houseboats damaged

Srinagar:  The houseboats costing 100 crore have been damaged in Kashmir due to the recent catastrophic floods, with the people associated with the trade saying it will take years to restore Kashmir’s glory once again. Houseboats that earlier used to decorate the waters of world famous Dal lake were among the initial entities hit by […]

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