January chill pushes up sale of woollens, heating appliances in Valley


Srinagar, Jan 31: The continued chill in January in the Kashmir Valley shot up demand for heating appliances and woollens. Shopkeepers dealing in woollen clothes, blankets, heating gadgets, etc, said their sales during the month increased considerably. “On an average I sold 5 to 10 gas heaters More

Omar gives nod to ‘Youth Start-up Loan Scheme’

* 'Will make SKEWPY more inclusive' * 'Support entrepreneurs in off-bank mode to get soft loans'


Jammu, Jan 31: Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Tuesday gave nod to yet another initiative of ‘Youth Start-up Loan Scheme’ (YSLS) under Sher-i-Kashmir Employment and Welfare Programme for Youth (SKEWPY) to expand its orbit of offering opportunities to the educated youth for venturing in independent livelihood More

11 top officials of JK Bank retire
Srinagar, Jan 31: J&K Bank extended a warm farewell to eleven of its officers who attained their superannuation today. Executive Presidents, Tafazal Hussain and G M Sahibzada presented bouquets to the retirees Vice-president Syed Abdul Hamid, Senior Executive Manager Mushtaq Ahmad Ansari More

NABARD to fund JK farm sector


Jammu, Jan 31: National Agriculture Bank and Rural Development (NABARD) has agreed to provide more funding support and guidance in agriculture sector to boost the farming sector in the state. The issue was discussed at a high level meeting of NABARD officials held under the chairmanship of More

Ratle project to generate 850 MW

Environment Ministry approves capacity increase proposal


Jammu, Jan 31: Ministry of Environment and Forests has given a green signal to Ratle Hydro Electric Project Pvt Ltd, a GVK Group company, to increase it power project capacity from 690 MW to 850 MW. Ratle Hydro Electric Project, to be constructed on Chenab River in Kishwar District of Jammu More

Akhoon stresses for energy conservation

Oil and Gas Conservation Fortnight-2012 concludes


Jammu, Jan 31: Minister for Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution, Qamar Ali Akhoon today underlined the need for launching a vigorous campaign to make people aware about the importance of conservation of energy, including Oil and Gas, to make the future of country secure.  The Minister More

Fireplace sales go hot this winter


Srinagar, Jan 31: The fireplace, an architectural structure designed to contain a fire for heating, with typical heritage looks has been going trendy in the Valley at least for its cast iron avatar. Its sales, as per its dealers, have soared over 30 per cent this winter. Apart from many villas More

No price hike in mutton, milk: CAPD


Srinagar, Jan 31: Director, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Department, Kashmir, today said the retail rate of dressed mutton continues to be Rs 240 per Kg.  He said whenever the reports of overcharging were brought to the notice of the department, action has been taken under the More

Airtel digital TV launches iKidsworld


Srinagar, Jan 31:  Airtel digital TV- the DTH service from Bharti Airtel announced launch of iKidsworld- unique interactive service for kids to expand their learning and imagination.  Engaging kids at every step, the user interface is designed to make learning extremely enjoyable for More

‘Implement farm programmes to boost agri production’


Srinagar, Jan 31: Commissioner/Secretary Agriculture Production Department Navin Kumar Choudhary laid stress on implementing of various programmes to boost agri-production and uplift farming community.  The Commissioner/Secretary stated this while reviewing the progress of various schemes More

  • Kashmir

Geelani calls for protests on Friday, shutdown on Tuesday

Shifting of Kashmiri detainees to outside jails

Srinagar, Jan 31: The Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Shah Geelani, who is currently in New Delhi, has called for peaceful protests after Friday prayers on February 3, and complete shutdown More

  • Srinagar City


2 dozen mauled in Hawal, HMT; girl critically wounded; Admin reluctant to act against canines


Srinagar, Jan 31: After having broken all previous records  of mauling humans in this summer Capital, the stray dogs are on a biting spree, even worse than before. In the latest Tuesday they attacked More

  • Jammu

Govt to table PSA amendment Bill in upcoming session


Jammu, Jan 31: After failing to get consent from Governor N N Vohra on the ordinance regarding amendments in Public Safety Act (PSA), the state government has decided to introduce a bill in the forthcoming More

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