x

Like our Facebook Page

   
Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
 
Breaking News :   Adityanath confident that Indian govt will act against Pak-sponsored terrorists | Kolkata girl gets rape threats for Facebook post on Kashmir | Indian envoys to Pakistan, United States meet Rajnath Singh | 10-yr-old girl writes to PM Narendra Modi demanding revenge for Pulwama terror attack; letter goes viral | Lockheed Martin unveils new combat jet F-21 for India | 2500 Kashmiri youth brave snow, rain to participate in Indian Army's recruitment drive | Earthquake hits UP, tremors felt in Delhi-NCR and Kashmir | Landslides halt traffic on Jammu-Srinagar highway | Exams of Class 8, 9 postponed in Jammu | Curfew temporarily relaxed in Jammu | Hurriyat leader under NIA scanner continues to enjoy security | Pak PM Khan pretends to be blind, can't see Azhar enjoys all privileges in his country | Abdullahs and Muftis-style hurting Kashmiris outside Kashmir | Started 7 years back, 200 bedded maternity hospital still in oblivion | Examination postponed, internet services remain suspended | Annoyed over ignoring youth, Congress leader likely to join BJP | Aggrieved CRPF ready to help Kashmiris | Anyone who picks up gun in Kashmir will get killed: GOC Dhillon | Promote peace, eschew tendencies of hate: Dr Farooq | SRS seeks action against anti-national elements | JKNPP appeal masses to maintain peace | VKS appeals people to maintain communal harmony | Rajnath Singh reviews J&K situation; NSA, Home Secretary attend the meeting | JKTF discusses filling of vacant Chairman' post | Ek Sath Rang Mandal presents 339th Monday Theatre | SBI announces humble initiatives for martyred CRPF soldiers in Pulwama | Guru Ravi Dass Jayanti celebrated | Kashmiri student rusticated from SGT for Pulwama comments | Youth arrested charged with sedition for 'anti-national' activities on social media | Robbers stumble after looting Rs 40 lakh from ATM, people flee with money scrambled on road | France to move proposal at UN to ban JeM chief Masood Azhar | Work on hi-tech border surveillance project in progress: BSF | Cabinet clears promulgating fresh ordinance for companies law amendments | DoT asks telcos to crack down on subscriber sending offensive messages | Fresh snowfall in Himachal's Shimla, Kufri, Dalhousie | Civil court should examine if wearing turban is essential for Sikhs: SC | Centre review against SC/ST verdict to be heard afresh, says SC | Govt relaxes norms for startups, raises investment limit for availing angel tax concession | Martyr's wife delivers baby girl soon after his last rites in Rajasthan | Centre hikes Dearness Allowance by 3% for employees, pensioners | Isolation of separatists begins with Fidayeen attack at Lethpora | Retribution to Pulwama attack and the Kashmiri sentiment | Why should Indian Tax Payers bear expenses for the security of Pak apologists in Jammu & Kashmir? | Govt reshuffles bureaucracy; DCs, other top officers transferred | Sheep Husbandry Deptt violates law, allows import of dead animals into Kashmir | Village housing 7.5 MW HP Project reels under darkness | Hundreds of stranded passengers evacuated from Khatika Talab area | Traffic PIL: HC orders appearance of Div Com, four other officers if orders not complied | Vehicle-borne IED separates Pulwama attack from earlier fidayeen strikes' | MLC booked for defying DC's order, impersonation | To 'sustain their families and serve the nation,' several Kashmiri youth participate in Army Recruitment drive | Vested political interests engineering communal divide: Harsh | Ramban people allege HCC of damaging environment | JPPF seeks release of detained Jammu youth | Tributes paid to martyrs | Need to act beyond the candle marches: AAP | Pak army increases deployment across LoC | Div Com issues fresh avalanche warning | NC and PDP need not to interfere in Jammu province: MPEJ | Pakistan violates ceasefire | Young Panthers seek release of detained youth | Fight in J&K is between nationalists and anti-nationals: Slathia | JKBSGs organizes Shardhanjali programme | Students pay tributes to all martyrs | 41st Sub-Junior National Volleyball Championship | Back Issues  
 
news details
Tourism players worried over shutdown politics
2/12/2019 11:23:53 PM

Early Times Report
SRINAGAR, Feb 12: With the tourism industry getting ready for the new season, people associated with this sector are worried over the prevailing situation in the Valley.
They believe the present disturbance in the wake of shutdown calls by separatists could have an adverse impact on the tourism sector.
The separatists have called for shutdown on February 13 and 14. "They have been giving such shutdown calls since last year. We are really worried about the tourism season," a hotelier Fayaz Ahmad said. "We don't know what will happen in this season. We are receiving a huge booking of tourists but shutdown calls are really making us worried," a travel agent Mohammad Shafi said. "These separatists are running a huge business across the globe but make the poor people suffer by giving shutdowns," he added. Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Mailk called for a complete shutdown to protest and resist this "viscous move" and threatened a mass agitation if any adverse order is announced.
The tourism sector is one of the primary sources of revenue generation for the state.
"The cancellations of tourists who were willing to visit the Valley have increased for the past few days," John Mohammad, who runs a travel agency, said.
He said the disturbance in Kashmir become a boon for the neighboring states of J&K. "The enquiries for the coming month look bleak as tourists want to see how the situation will remain. If the situation will continue for some more time, then it will be a huge setback for the tourism industry here," Mohammad said.
The present situation is giving us sleepless nights to Mohammad Sharif, who is a sumo driver. "We are apprehensive what will happen this year. We won't be able to feed the family if the prevailing situation continuous," Sharif said.
He said the tourism industry gets worst affected whenever there is any law and order problem in the Valley.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
 
 
 
Early Times Android App
STOCK UPDATE
  
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
 
CRICKET UPDATE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
 
 
J&K RELATED WEBSITES
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
JKTDC
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
UTILITY
Train Enquiry
IRCTC
Matavaishnodevi
BSNL
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
PUBLIC INTEREST
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
JK CAMPA
JK GAD
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
EDUCATION
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
JKBOSE
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center
SMVDU