Rising airfares make tourism traders jittery

‘Increase will affect future tourist arrivals’


Srinagar, Mar 10: The hike in airfares has made jittery the hospitality sector stakeholders here fearing it will affect tourism arrivals to Kashmir.  The tourism players here alleged that the airliners operating flights on Kashmir route, hiked the fares at a time when the tourist rush to More

‘JK has potential to be self-reliant in agriculture’

Kissan Mela held at Palpora


Srinagar, Mar 10: J&K has all the potential to become self sufficient in food grains, vegetables and fruits.  This was stated by Advisor of Chief Minister Mubarak Gul today while speaking on the occasion of  Kissan Mela cum Exhibition held at Palpora Srinagar.  Gul while addressing More

‘Purchase chemical fertilizers at MRP’

Agri deptt checks fertilizer godowns


Srinagar, Mar 10: To ensure distribution of quality chemical fertilizers and eradicate menace of black marketing, Chief Agriculture Officer Budgam checked various godowns of wholesale and retail dealers.  The Chief Agriculture Officer Budgam warned that anybody found indulging in sale of More

SMPP dailywagers strike, seek release of wages


Pulwama, Mar 10: Daily rated workers and casual labours in Seer Multiple Processing Plant (SMPP) in Malangpora, here are protesting for last many days seeking release of wages and regularization of their services. The striking workers said they have not received wages for the last three months More

Autowings celebrates 2nd year of Ford Figo


Srinagar, Mar 10: Autowings Ford Private Limited celebrated second year of its Ford Figo at a glittering function at its showroom here. Managing Director, Ashiq Hussain Wani, Director, Azhar Mir, Sales Head, Sameer Khan and entire sales and service staff of Autowings Ford were present on More

JK 40 pc deficient in foodgrains


Jammu, Mar 10: With average production of cereal crops per hectare in J&K remaining far below the national average, state every year imports a large quantity of foodgrains to meet domestic needs.  While there is an overall 40 per cent foodgrain deficit per hectare in the state, Jammu More

3500 industrial units in JK ‘untraceable’


Jammu, Mar 10: At least 3512 industrial units in the state have been found ‘untraceable’. This was revealed by the Minister of Industries and Commerce Department Surjeet Singh Slathia in reply to the question of Member of Legislator Baldev Raj Sharma.  The reply given by government More

Legislators raise ‘pilferage’ of ration under PDS


Jammu, Mar 10: MLAs from erstwhile Doda district today cornered Minister for Consumers Affairs & Public Distribution (CAPD), Qamar Ali Akhoon in the assembly for “failure of department to ensure proper supply of ration in Doda, Bhaderwah and Kishtwar.” They alleged that there is large More

Entrepreneurship awareness campaign

Mercy Corps to organize 14 events in 10 districts


Srinagar, Mar 10: Under its flagship Start-up Kashmir Youth Entrepreneur (SKYE) Development Project, US-based International Development Agency, Mercy Corps has kicked off a month-long entrepreneurship awareness campaign called “Start-up Kashmir” across Valley. Under the project, the Agency More

Grameen Bank organises mela
Kupwara, Mar 10: Grameen Bank, Kupwara has set up 60 farmers’ clubs in Kupwara, besides establishing 44 branches across the district. This information was provided by the Business Promotion Officer, Grameen Bank at a seminar organized by the bank in Kralpora Kupwara today.  The seminar More

TAAI attends ITB Berlin
Srinagar, Mar 10: Members of Travel Agents’ Association of India (JK Chapter) attended the world’s leading travel and trade show, ITB – Berlin. The exhibition was inaugurated on Mar 7. The 20-member TAAI delegation that participated in the exhibition was led by its chairman TAAI – J More

Market inspections held
Srinagar, Mar 10: The field executives of the department of Legal Metrology under the supervision of Deputy Controller (Enforcement) conducted market inspections in the city and booked ten erring traders for violating Weights and Measures Laws/Packaged Commodities Rules.  The markets of Sanat More

Time to wait & watch

RBI monetary policy & union budget are two big risky events for the market


SHARE markets witnessed yet another fall at the end of the 10th week ended March 9 (Friday). The Sensex dropped 133.56 points, or 0.76% to 17,503.24 for the week and the NSE Nifty declined 25.80 points, or 0.48%, to 5,333.55. However, the markets pulled back by 2 percent on the last day of More

  • Kashmir

Haemophilic patients in trouble

Authorities Procure ‘Outdated’ Plasma Factor


Srinagar, Mar 10: Hundreds of patients undergoing treatment for blood clotting disorder (haemophilia) at SMHS here are in trouble as authorities have allegedly procured outdated plasma factor for their More

  • Srinagar City

CONSTRUCTION OF SHOPS ON Zaina Kadal lacks approval

R&B, JKPCC flout norms for bridge vandalization; Dy CM assures action


THE National Conference led government could be showing stubbornness over the alleged vandalization of Zaina Kadal bridge by letting the construction of shops to continue on the heritage link across river More

  • Jammu

Kashmir youth no longer swayed by militancy: DGP

Jammu Mar 10: Director General of Police Kuldeep Khoda on Saturday claimed that a "negligible number" of Jammu and Kashmir's youth are now joining militant outfits while a greater number are instead helping More

  • South Asia

Life imprisonment for acid throwers in PaK

Islamabad, Mar 10: The government of Pakistan-administered Kashmir is all set to introduce a law that will punish culprits involved in acid throwing on women, with life imprisonment and fine amounting More

  • World

14 Palestinians killed in Israeli air strikes in Gaza

Jerusalem, Mar 10: At least 14 Palestinians have been killed in the worst violence between Israeli forces and militants in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip in nearly a year, officials said today. Gaza-based More

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