Govt to promote Kashmir globally as safest, best tourism destination

Stakeholders for sustainable tourism, infrastructure upgradation

ARIF SHAFI WANI

Srinagar, Nov 30: Buoyed with the lifting of travel advisory by Britain, the Jammu and Kashmir Government has resolved to promote J&K as “one of the best and safest” tourist destinations globally.  Britain lifted nearly two-decade old travel advisory for its citizens against Srinagar More

JK bags Special Excellence 2012 Award

GK NEWS NETWORK

New Delhi, Nov 30: Jammu & Kashmir has been conferred with a special award in “Excellence in Regenerating Tourism” for 2012 by well-known Conde Nast Traveller Magazine. The award to the state was given at a glittering ceremony on Thursday here. Minister of State for Tourism & Culture, Nasir More

Subsidy announced for IG units in Baramulla
Baramulla, Nov 30: About Rs. 56.34 lakh would be given as subsidy for the establishment of 431 Income Generating Units under SWARNJAYANTI GRAM SWAROZGAR YOJANA (SGSY) in district Baramulla.  81 Self Help Groups have been established in the district. This was given out in a meeting More

RBI launches inflation expectations survey of households

GK NEWS NETWORK

New Delhi, Nov 30: The Reserve Bank of India today launched the 30th round of the Inflation Expectations Survey of households with reference period October-December 2012.  The central bank has been conducting the Survey on a quarterly basis since September 2005. The Survey seeks More

Technical committee to review presentation of accounts

GK NEWS NETWORK

New Delhi, Nov 30: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has constituted a Technical Committee to review the form of presentation of its Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss Account.The Committee will also review the style and content of the management commentaries on financial statements and notes to More

JK Bank organises event on ‘role of banking ombudsman’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Nov 30: At the request of the Banking Ombudsman Office (New Delhi), J&K Bank organised an event at the Police Auditorium in Jammu. The meeting was convened to educate the bank customers about the service initiatives and the grievance redressal mechanisms launched by the Reserve More

India-Pak trade through rail comes to halt, courtesy wagon shortage

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Chandigarh, Nov 30: Trade through rail route between India and Pakistan has almost come to a halt due to non- availability of rail wagons, exporters have said.Exporters said they had not been able to get sufficient rail wagons during last four weeks. They further said goods worth Rs 1,000 crore are More

‘Hajj pilgrims with Al-Khuddam feel a difference’

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Nov 30:  For 167 pilgrims who went on Hajj with Al-Khuddam, state’s leading Hajj and Umrah Company, this year, it was a journey with a difference.Right from Srinagar to Makkah and Madinah and back to Kashmir, “the company took care of even the minute details of the pilgrims.”
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Govt considering raising cap on subsidised LPG cylinders

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Nov 30: Government is considering raising cap on supply of subsidised LPG cylinders and a decision will be taken in the "next few days", Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister M Veerappa Moily said in the Lok Sabha today. "We are considering it (giving more than six subsidised cylinders More

SIBAL'S PERSONAL WEBSITE HACKED

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Nov 30: Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal's personal website has been hacked and defaced by groups alleging Internet censorship and curbs on free speech. The website 'www.Kapilsibalmp.Com' was yesterday attacked and contents were altered to show the minister in poor light. Sibal, who More

Maruti Suzuki may start work on Gujarat facility early next year

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Nov 30: Maruti Suzuki Ltd (MSL) may start ground work for its proposed manufacturing facility in Gujarat by early next year, a top official of the country's largest car maker said here today.Hyderabad, Nov 30: Maruti SuzukiBSE -0.93 % Ltd (MSL) may start ground work for its proposed manufacturing More

  • Kashmir

Amnesty slams JK Government over Danish’s detention

‘State Authorities Must Halt Practice Of Arbitrary Arrests Particularly Of Children’

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Srinagar, Nov 30: Global rights watchdog, Amnesty International (AI) Friday condemned what it calls the arbitrary detention of a minor Danish Farooq in Jammu and Kashmir, noting that J&K Government More



  • Srinagar City

Slow services irk passengers at Srinagar International Airport

Air travel takes less time, collecting luggage takes more

GK CITY CORRESPONDENT

Srinagar, Nov 30: Air travel could be saving precious time of passengers but those landing at Srinagar International Airport nowadays curse their decision of taking the flight as luggage collection takes More




  • Jammu

NC-Congress campaign ends in Jammu region

Coalition for empowerment of common man: Rana, Tara

LC POLLS

Nagrota, Nov 30: The coalition candidates ended their election campaign for the Legislative Council polls here on Friday, a NC spokesman in a statement. He said that out of 43 sarpanchs, 39 along with More



  • South Asia

Pak, Afghan talks on Strategic Partnership

AGENCIES

Islamabad, Nov 30: Pakistan and Afghanistan today began negotiations on a Strategic Partnership Agreement even as Kabul called on Islamabad to take more steps, including the release of Taliban detainees More



  • World

PALESTINE WINS HISTORIC UN VOTE

YOSHITA SINGH

United Nations, Nov 30: Palestine overwhelmingly won a historic UN General Assembly vote which will upgrade its status to non-member observer state at the world body, a stinging diplomatic setback to the More



  • GK Careers

‘My aim is to retain marginalized children in government schools’

State of Education

INTERVIEW

In an interview with Shabir Ibn Yusuf, Director School Education, Kashmir, M Shafi Rather, while admitting that all is not well with the government schools in Kashmir, says he wants to link marginalized More



  • GK Features

Principal Caretaker

A retired teacher revived a neglected Pandit school in Nawakadal and ensured the temple inside the school was never closed for devotees

DEDICATION

MAJID MAQBOOL

When 76-year-old Ghulam Muhammad Malik retired as a government teacher in 1995, he had looked forward to his post-retirement life. But when the local people from Khankah-Sokhta in Nawakadal approached More



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