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SRINAGAR: Director Tourism Kashmir Tasaduq Jeelani gave a detailed presentation on the potential of J&K tourism at travel and tourism shows in Moscow, which was organized by Union Ministry of Tourism. Thousands of the travel agents from different parts of the country including India participated in the tourism shows held at hotel The Ritz-Carlton, Moscow on Monday and another travel show on Tuesday at Belmond Grand Hotel Europe at St Petersburg.

 

Besides other officials from the Union Ministry of Tourism, D B Venkatesh Verma, Ambassador of India to Moscow, G Balasubramaniam, Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM), Embassy of India in Moscow also participated in the travel show. In addition to showcasing India’s diverse tourism potential, they also informed the gathering about the J&K’s breathtaking landscape and urged them to visit the State for holidaying.

 

Tasaduq Jeelani screened short films highlighting the tourism potential of all the three regions of the State. He also gave a power point presentation showcasing JK’s diverse culture, art, craft and breathtaking beauty to attract the tourists to Kashmir. During the B2B networking, Director Tourism Kashmir personally met the leading travel agents from Moscow and urged them to promote J&K’s tourism potential.

 

Speaking over phone from St Petersburg, Tasaduq Jeelani said the travel agents who had earlier sent their clients to JK praised the beauty of the State. “I personally talked to the heads of the travel trade from Moscow and St Petersburg who assured that they would send groups to JK for holidays especially for adventure and heritage tourism,” he said. Notably, the Department of Tourism has embarked on an aggressive marketing campaign within and outside the country to attract travellers to the State.

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SRINAGAR: The Kashmiri students of Aligarh Muslim University on Monday said that the fear among the J&K students is increasing every passing day as more and more students are being “named and framed with fake charges”. A statement issued by the students said that the sedition and other relevant charges against two Kashmiri scholars have not been withdrawn, and administration is creating more fear among the students.

 

“As the campus is turning hypersensitive, and fear is increasing, parents are calling students to return to Kashmir,” they said. The students said: “We are firm on our stand that 1200 students from J&K at AMU will return to Kashmir, in case sedition charges are not withdrawn.

 

“We will meet the alumni of AMU visiting the university to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan on 16 October, and tell them our story of fear and harassment. We are feeling insecure and targeted. We are victimized for being Kashmiris. We reiterate that no law and order problem was created by Kashmiri students at AMU and all the charges leveled against us are politically motivated and concocted.”

The students have appealed the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Satya Pal Malik to take cognizance of the “fake charges” leveled against Kashmiri students at AMU and get them revoked. “The Honorable Governor must make arrangements for safety and security of Kashmiri students leaving AMU on 17, October, in case the sedition charges are not withdrawn. We appeal to the Chief Minister of UP and Delhi, to make security preparations and ensure our safe return.”  

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  • Will facilitate supply of additional power to Valley

NEW DELHI: Power transmission infrastructure developer, Sterlite Power today announced formal commissioning of the Rs 3000 crore ambitiousNRSS-29 project for providing additional power supply to Jammu & Kashmir from the Northern Grid. The project has been completed two months ahead of the schedule. The 415KM, Northern Region System Strengthening (NRSS)-29 project will ensure reliable power access for the Valley by augmenting the state’s power transmission capacity by at least 33%, Sterlite Power said in a statement.

 

“This transmission line will deliver an additional 1000 MW power to the valley,” it said. NRSS-29 comprises 135 KM Jalandhar-Samba 400 kV D/C transmission line which was commissioned in June 2016 and 280 KM Samba–Amargarh(Sopore) two 400 kV double circuit transmission lines and one 400/220 kV GIS sub-station which was commissioned today. NRSS-29 is the largest private sector transmission project awarded in the country till date.