When a five-star luxury hotel threw open its doors to guests in this north Kashmir tourist destination in December 2012, many said Gulmarg did not have the inflow to sustain a high-end luxury facility like the Khyber Himalayan Resort.
A separatists' call for a strike in Srinagar and other districts of Kashmir on Sunday failed to evoke response from voters who thronged the polling booths, especially in the summer capital which has had a history of low turn out.
Pakistan today asserted that it will go ahead with all development projects in PoK and criticised India for asking China to cease its involvement in infrastructure projects, including the multi-billion economic corridor there.
Cold wave continued unabated in Kashmir division as minimum temperatures remained several degrees below the freezing point, even as many places including Srinagar witnessed the coldest night of the season so far.
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will arrive here tomorrow to review the security situation in the wake of spurt in militant violence in Kashmir, including the deadly attack on an army camp in Uri that left 11 security personnel dead.
Sources have revealed that between that the attack at an Army camp in Mohura, in the Uri sector, was carried out on the direct orders and supervision of senior officers of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence.
Normal life was affected in Kashmir due to a strike called by separatist groups on Monday, even as the authorities imposed restrictions in some parts of the city in view of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's maiden election rally in the Valley.
With Assembly elections in full swing, it is raining advertisements for vernacular dailies in Kashmir as candidates and political parties try to reach out to the maximum number of electorate in the remaining three phases of the polls.
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi blamed BJP government for rising terrorist activities in Kashmir, where militants from Pakistan launched four terror attacks on Friday which killed 11 security personnel and two civilians.
Chief of Army Staff General Dalbir Singh Suhag on Saturday said the attack on Uri camp in north Kashmir's Baramulla district was a desperate attempt by militants to disrupt the democratic process in the state.
With logistical support from the government, outlawed Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed on Friday told his supporters that Pakistanis should come forward and help the Kashmiris in getting "freedom" from India.
Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's poll rally, Kashmir Valley was rocked by four terror attacks by militants on Friday from across the border who stormed an Army camp in Uri leaving 11 security personnel including a lieutenant colonel dead and killed two civilians in Tral.