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Asia’s largest Tulip Garden in Kashmir opens for Visitors

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Srinagar, April 1, 2017: One of the major tourist attractions of Kashmir Valley and Asia’s largest Tulip Garden was opened for visitors on Saturday.

Located in the foothills of the Zabarwan Mountains on the banks of the Dal Lake and spread over 75 acres of picturesque land the Tulip Garden was opened ahead of schedule this year.

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“For the first time, 48 varieties of tulips have come to bloom in the garden where we have sown 1.5 million bulbs of the flower this year, those who love nature and tulips, no longer need to go to Holland or elsewhere,” said Farooq Ahmad Shah, Secretary State Tourism Department.

“Kashmir is in fact more beautiful than we have been told. It is much more beautiful than what we see on television or in the movies,” Bagishree, 28, a tourist from Maharashtra said. (IANS)

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Pakistan Rejects Any Link to Kashmir Terror Attack

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that the attack was a matter of "grave concern".

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that the attack was a matter of "grave concern" and it had been condemning "heightened acts of violence in the (Kashmir) Valley". Pixabay

Pakistan has denied any involvement in the suicide attack that claimed the lives of 45 CRPF troopers in Jammu and Kashmir.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that the attack was a matter of “grave concern” and it had been condemning “heightened acts of violence in the (Kashmir) Valley”.

“We strongly reject any insinuation by elements in the Indian government and media circles that seek to link the attack to the State of Pakistan without investigations,” said the statement.

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The Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM), a Pakistan-based outfit, claimed responsibility for the attack in Pulwama district. Wikimedia

The Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM), a Pakistan-based outfit, claimed responsibility for the attack in Pulwama district. It was the worst ever attack on security forces on any single day since a separatist campaign broke out in Jammu and Kashmir in 1989.

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India said the JeM was led by “international terrorist” Masood Azhar, who had been given full freedom by Islamabad to operate and expand his terror infrastructure in territories under the control of Pakistan and to carry out attacks in India and elsewhere with impunity. (IANS)