‘Time ripe to enhance cross LoC trade’

Slathia hopes banking will replace barter


Jammu, Dec 28: Maintaining that time was ripe to enhance the trade and business across LoC, Minister for Industries and Commerce, S S Slathia today urged governments of India and Pakistan to sink their differences in the interest of the people of both the countries.  He said that huge expenditures More

Air service for Kargil announced


Jammu, Dec 28: New Delhi-based air service company, MANTRA, will put to operation 17-seater aeroplane to and fro Jammu-Kargil from first week of January. Minister for Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CAPD), Qamar Ali Akhoon said after attending a high level meeting of the senior More

Minister calls for shifting of load to prevent power cuts


Jammu, Dec 28: Minister of state for Power, Shabir Ahmed Khan has said that load of 50 MVA grid station Kalakote will be shifted to Burn-Akhnoor-Siot-Kalakote double circuit transmission line to relieve consumers of Rajouri and Poonch districts from unscheduled power curtailment.  “For the purpose More

Rising mortality in poultry concerns farmers

‘Animal husbandry department has failed to give us expert advice’


Baramulla,Dec 28: Poultry farmers in this district today said that they had lost thousands of birds to deadly Ranikhet so far, yet the authorities were not taking any measures to check the rising mortality in poultry birds.The farmers said they faced huge monetary losses due to the outbreak of More

Govt has made agri sector one of focused areas: Rana


Jammu, Dec 28: Chief Minister’s political advisor, Devender Singh Rana today said the government has made agriculture as one of the focused areas in the development policy of the state. Speaking after inaugurating an agriculture mela at Agore in Nagrota constituency, Rana said that modern More

Panday for awarding 5 best crafts every year


Srinagar, Dec 28: Joint Secretary, Union Ministry of Industries & Commerce, Sudhanshu Pandey Friday said that the artisans, craftsmen and designers of J&K deserved not only appreciation and encouragement but also awards of excellence for their talent and contribution towards Art and Craft More

Outside taxi drivers grab local operators’ ground


Srinagar, Dec 28: Kashmir Tourist Taxi Transport Welfare Federation Thursday said that the outside taxi operators were operating on local routes here in contravention to law. The federation members at a meeting here with its president Ghulam Nabi Pandoo in chair said that the outside taxi More

19 tourism projects sanctioned for JK
Jammu, Dec 28: Jammu and Kashmir government today said the Centre has sanctioned 19 new tourist projects for the development and upgradation of tourism infrastructure in the state. "The Centre has sanctioned 19 new tourist projects involving a cost of Rs 97.36 crore for development and upgradation More

Chinore SMF records increase in seed prod
Chinore, Dec 28: The Seed Multiplication Farm, Chinore, has recorded a substantial increase in seed production of major crops during past few years due to introduction of advanced technological innovations in the unit. Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Hassan Mir, informed this during his inspection More

HDFC Bank commissions branch,ATM in Brein


Srinagar, Dec 28: HDFC Bank, second largest private sector bank in India, today commissioned a branch and an ATM at Brein, Nishat, here.   With this the Bank has taken the tally of its branches to 54 and ATMs to 140 in the state.  The branch was inaugurated by Syed Ashaq Bukhari More

Ratan Tata bids adieu


Mumbai, Dec 28: Corporate icon Ratan Tata today retired as Chairman of Tata Group after a 50-year run predicting that India's growth will re-establish after the 'passing phase' of a difficult environment, which will most likely continue in the next year. Turning 75 today, he kept away from the More

  • Kashmir

Fresh snowfall in upper reaches, rains lash plains

Snow Adds Color To New Year Festivities At Gulmarg


Srinagar, Dec 28: While the plains in Kashmir received light rainfall, heavy snowfall was Friday recorded in the upper reaches including the world-famous tourist resort of Gulmarg.  Kargil, Drass More

  • Srinagar City

LD hospital sans round-the-clock heating arrangements

Patients shiver in freezing cold



Srinagar, Dec 28: In a surprising move which is taking a heavy toll on patients including newborns in freezing cold, authorities at the Kashmir’s lone maternity hospital Lal Ded here operate the heating More

  • Jammu

Highway closed on Friday evening


Ramban, Dec 28: Fresh snowfall and slippery road conditions led to the closure of Jammu-Srinagar highway on Friday evening. However, officials said the situation will be reviewed Saturday morning keeping More

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