Rattle power project gets environmental clearance

CERA approves Rs 5517 cr estimated cost


Jammu, Dec 27: Finally the prestigious Rattle Hydroelectric Power Project has been accorded environmental clearance by the Union Ministry of Environment with revised capacity of 850 Megawatts. Besides, the Central Electricity Regulatory Authority has accorded the Techno Economic Appraisal approving More

SHG engineers welcome govt decision

Pre-qualification criteria for hydro projects


Srinagar, Dec 27: Valley-based Self Help Group of Engineers today welcomed the government decision to relax eligibility criteria for J&K residents for investing in power projects up to 10MW. At a meeting under the banner of Self Help Group of Engineers Association with its president Er More

Series of machinery melas concludes at Tragapora


Baramulla, Dec 27: The Farm Machinery Melas held in a series from November 1 concluded Wednesday. The last mela of the series was inaugurated by Javaid Ahmad Dar Minister of State for Agriculture at Tragapora Rafiabad on Wednesday.  The series covered all sub divisions of the Valley, in which More

NDC Approves 12th Five Year Plan


New Delhi, Dec 27: Country's apex policy making body NDC today approved the strategy to achieve average growth rate of 8 per cent during the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17), generate 50 million new jobs and increase investments in infrastructure sector. "I am very happy that NDC (National Development More

Emporium employees appeal govt
Srinagar, Dec 27: J&K Arts Emporium Low Paid Employees’ Union Thursday appealed Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and Ministers of Finance, Industries and Commerce to give them benefit of 6th Pay Commission recommendations. “Our corporation has been earning a substantial part of revenue from More

Traders raise issues with GRC
Jammu, Dec 27: A meeting of the Grievance Redressal Committee was held here today with Financial Commissioner, Finance Department Iqbal Khandey in chair. During the meeting, the representatives of trade and commerce projected various issues and raised certain grievances for consideration of More

Ratan Tata retires today


Mumbai, Dec 27: Ratan Tata, who led the transformation of the Tata group from a conventional corporate house into a USD 100 billion global conglomerate with high-profile acquisitions abroad, will retire tomorrow ending a 50-year run in one of India's oldest business empires. Marking a generational More

Kashmir gets slot 6 in top 10 travel destinations

Google search trends for 2012

Mumbai, Dec 27: Kerala has edged out the Taj Mahal to become the number one travel destination in the Google’s search trends for India this year.  Kerala is ranked at number one, Taj Mahal at number two, followed by Wagah Border, Vaishno Devi and Amarnath. Kashmir came number six on the list More

Govt mulls Rs10/litre hike in diesel, kerosene


New Delhi, Dec 27: Diesel prices may be hiked by Rs 10 per litre over a 10-month period and kerosene rates increased by same quantum over the next two years if a proposal being mulled in the Oil Ministry is accepted. The price hike is being considered as the government scrambles to find ways More

Petro products, power, under-priced; need to hike rates: PM


New Delhi, Dec 27: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today made a strong case for "phased" hike in prices of petroleum products, coal and power as they are "under-priced" warning that failure to control subsidies would lead to cut in plan expenditure. "Unfortunately, energy is under-priced in More

Labaika introduces Umrah packages


Srinagar, Dec 27: Valley’s premier Hajj & Umrah company, Labaika, today launched its full -board Umrah Package. Company’s Managing Director, Umar Tibatbaqal, said the company has launched the full-board Umrah package for the convenience of the intending pilgrims. He said the More

Aircel announces alliance with Yebhi.com

Keep Shopping Keep Talking


Srinagar, Dec 27: Aircel, one of India's leading telecom players, today announced “unique alliance” with India’s largest Online Fashion Store - Yebhi.com.  The alliance brings an exclusive proposition - “KSKT- Keep Shopping Keep Talking,” where Yebhi.com customers can avail free talk time More

Mis-buying of financial products

A lot is debated on mis-selling.But hardly a word is uttered about the bad decision of the customers. Mis-selling is common but so is mis-buying.

Sajjad Bazaz

A peon working in one of the schools in Srinagar city has a monthly earning of around nine to ten thousand rupees per month. He narrated his tale of falling victim to mis-selling of financial product. He was conned into buying insurance plan in 2007 on the pretext that he would be getting double More

  • Kashmir

‘2012 most peaceful year since eruption of militancy’

Police data reveals zero incidents of violence in five Valley districts


Srinagar, Dec 27: Steep decline in militancy-related incidents in the Valley continued through 2012, bringing the killings to all time low. Interestingly, five districts of the Valley did not record a More

  • Srinagar City

Choked drains at Naveedabad irk inhabitants, authorities mute

‘Drainage mess has affected our social relationships’


Srinagar, Dec 27: Despite spending crores of rupees on construction of drainage system in Srinagar, most of the drains in many localities here are choked in absence of regular cleaning.  Inhabitants More

  • South Asia

Bilawal makes formal entry into Pak politics


Islamabad, Dec 27:  Slain former premier Benazir Bhutto's 24-year-old son Bilawal Bhutto Zardari today made his formal entry into Pakistani politics, pledging to protect his country and its fledgling More

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