Flagging revival of tourism which was hit hard by 2013 flash floods as his top priority, Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Tuesday said a number of initiatives have been taken by the state government to give the message of a safe Uttarakhand to the outside world so that the tourism industry in the state could be put back on track.
The sky was graced with a spectacular trio recently, as Venus, Mars and the Moon gathered near the western horizon, however according to ancient mythology the eerie phenomenon could have a darker and more sinister purpose.
Sports infrastructure worth Rs 200 crore lost in floods would have meant doom for some but the 100-strong Jammu and Kashmir contingent at the ongoing 35th National Games does not wish to be the subject of a sob story and wants to be applauded for tenacity in adversity.
Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra on Saturday directed the state's Finance secretary to pursue discussions with the Union Finance Ministry on the rapid damage and needs assessment report on the floods prepared jointly by the World Bank team and state government.
Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra on Saturday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and apprised him about the relief and rehabilitation progress going on in the state in the aftermath of massive floods last September.
"Fitoor", an adaptation of Charles Dickens' "Great Expectations" starring Rekha, Katrina Kaif and Aditya Roy Kapur, is the first Bollywood movie being shot in Kashmir after last year's devastating floods.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has approved the rehabilitation of flood victims and the restoration of the public infrastructure in Jammu and Kashmir, which saw massive devastation caused by floods in September last year.
Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra has appealed to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to take an urgent decision on the release of relief funds to the owners of small-scale businesses who suffered huge losses due to devastating floods in the state last year.