LPG, power crises ignite demand for Kangris

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Dec 3: With Valley reeling under LPG crisis and power shortage, the demand for Kangiris (earthen pot) has increased more this winter than it used to be in previous years. Market observers here said the demand for Kangiri has increased manifold this winter as people “cannot bank More

Farm machinery melas held at Trehgam, Chadoora

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Dec 3: Department of Agriculture organized 24th Farm Machinery Mela at Batargam Trehgam on Sunday.  On this occasion District Development Commissioner Kupwara Sarmad Hafeez said that use of Modern Technology, Farm Machinery and Agriculture Inputs could take the state towards the More

GDP slump could lead to downgrade: Fitch

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Dec 3: Fiscal slippages and declining growth could result in India’s rating downgraded to below investment level, rating agency Fitch has warned. Fiscal slippages in the run-up to 2014 general elections and declining growth could result in India’s rating downgraded to below the More

New Ford Figo rolled out in Islamabad

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Dec 3: Auto Wings Ford launched the much awaited New Ford Figo at a function at its showroom in Islamabad (Anantnag). The car was unveiled by Muhammad Yousuf Dhobi, cluster head second, and Zaffar Ahmed Maqdoomi, cluster head first, J&K Bank, Islamabad (Anantnag) who were the More

Airtel launches 24x7 ‘emergency alert service’ for customers

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Dec 3: Airtel, leading global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, today announced the launch of an innovative 24x7 ‘Emergency Alert Service’ for customers.  The service shall enable Airtel mobile customers during “emergency” to send More

TASK hails Dir Tourism
Srinagar, Dec 3: Travel Agents Society of Kashmir today hailed Director Tourism, Talat Pervaiz “for his efforts to increase inflow of tourists to Kashmir.” “Tourism department has done commendable job for promotion of tourism and increasing of the holiday period of visitors by introducing promotional More

Reduce excise duty, service tax; raise IT limit: Assocham

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Dec 3: The government should reduce excise duty and service tax to 8 per cent and raise income tax exemption limit to Rs 3 lakh in the next Budget to promote investments and boost economic growth, Assocham today said.  In its pre-Budget memorandum for 2013-14, the chamber also More

  • Kashmir

Shia-Sunni unity: Geelani to lead ‘peace march’ in Srinagar

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Dec 3: The Hurriyat Conference (G) is organizing a peace march on December 5 (Wednesday) from downtown Srinagar under the leadership of its chairman Syed Ali Geelani.   “We will offer More



  • Srinagar City

‘Unwanted curfews’ irk Shaher-e-Khaas traders

SAY BUSINESS BADLY AFFECTED, SEEK SAGAR’S INTERVENTION

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, Dec 3: The traders of old City, the Shaher-e-Khaas are up in arms against the government for “imposing unwanted curfews in the area” for the past few days adding that the business has been badly More




  • Jammu

Income Rs 89,000; Assets Rs 3.40 crore

Ex-Minister Charge-Sheeted In Disproportionate Assets Case

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Dec 3: After more than 23 years of investigation, Jammu and Kashmir Vigilance Organisation Monday presented charge-sheet against a former minister and MLA Reasi for allegedly acquiring assents disproportionate More



  • Court Watch

JK Chief Secretary gets 1 day to file compliance report

‘Bureaucrats Need To Be Pulled Up For Taking Judicial Process For Granted’

REHABILITATION OF POOR GIRLS

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Dec 3: The Jammu and Kashmir Monday granted one more day to the Chief Secretary to file a compliance report in a case of rehabilitation of poor girls ‘exploited in the garb of providing jobs More



  • World

Now we have a state: Abbas

Ramallah, West Bank, Dec 3: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas returned to the West Bank after winning upgraded UN status for the Palestinians, telling cheering crowds: “Yes, now we have a state.”  More



  • Pulwama

Pulwama sans lavatories

People face inconvenience

Pulwama: Failure of the municipal authorities to construct public lavatories here is causing immense problems to the people. Though Pulwama was accorded district status nearly three decades ago it sans More



  • GKeducation&Careers

Student Counseling:An area of darkness

There’s a pressing need to make counseling services available in government schools, universities and colleges

CONCERN

PUPINDER S BALI

As reports of student stress and suicides because of academic,peer, and parental pressures multiply, country top schools managements have been forced to wake up to the importance of student counseling More



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