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The State Administrative Council (SAC) has decided to take up with the Ministry of Home, Government of India, the opening up of 17 routes/areas without insisting upon inner line permit. The trekking routes proposed to be opened include (i) Faroona-Jasgund via Lasar La (ii) Akshow (Zanskar)-Gulab Garh (Kishtwar) (iii) Padum-Gulab Garh (Kishtwar) via Omasila. (iv) Padum-Dangale (Padder Valley) via Pot La (v) Kanore-Batambis-Sapi (vi) Sapi to

Christian Maurer, the swiss-born Paragliding athlete, won the Redbull X-Alps adventure race for the sixth time. He paraglided, hiked and ran over 1,100 km across the Alps from Salzburg to Peille near Monaco. The major contributor to his victory was when he was able to land on Mt. Titlis in Switzerland, the highest turn point of the race, saving him the 2,000m ascent on foot. He

The Uttara Kannada district administration is checking the feasibility of wreck-diving close to Netrani Island off the Murudeshwar coast. Netrani Island rich in marine flora and fauna with coral reefs in its sea beds is already a well known scuba-diving destination and now can become Karnataka's wreck-diving destination too. The island bed home to a fishing boat, that sank about ten years ago has a variety

The International Water Kayaking Championship, a part of the seventh edition of the Malabar river festival was held in Iruvanhi river at Pulikkayam on Sunday. Ivan Kosathov of Russia bagged the first place in men's category while Shikha Chouhan won in the women's. They were crowned the rapid Raja and rapid Rani of the Malabar river festival 2019. The winners were declared by calculating the

My name is Burhan Azaad War. I am a 20-year-old snowboarder from Gulmarg, Kashmir, in the mighty Himalayas. For me snowboarding has been an outlet to let go; free of emotions, to have fun and to shred hard, as long as you are able to do so, to conquer your fears and challenge yourself. This is my story about snowboarding. I started in the year 2014,

Gulmarg has been the most captivating experience of my life. As soon as my flight landed at Srinagar the light cold breeze blew my heart away. Gulmarg is tucked away at the beginning of Himalayas and has the most beautiful slopes to ski and snowboard. My initial vacation was planned for a week of learning basic skiing but I ended up staying for 10 days.