‘Tourism across LoC has more potential than trade’

Existing tourism infra in bad shape; Kashmir needs 5-star hotels: KHARA, KHAROF

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Nov 19: The Valley hoteliers Monday said the tourism infrastructure in Kashmir was in “bad shape” due to ban on construction works/repairs at tourist spots. “Kashmir has adequate accommodation to host tourists but the hotels are in bad shape due to ban on construction works/repairs More

CT deptt realizes Rs 2900 cr tax revenue

No genuine taxpayer should feel harassed: FM

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Nov 19: In a significant achievement, the Commercial Taxes Department has realized a revenue of Rs 2888.61 crore in the first seven months (ending October 2012) of the current fiscal against Rs 2280 crore collected during the corresponding period of last financial year, marking an increase More

HDFC Bank adjudged ‘company of the year 2012’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Nov 19: HDFC Bank has been adjudged as ‘Company of the Year, 2012’ at ET Awards for Corporate Excellence, the bank in a statement here said. It said the bank in 2012, the year it has been awarded for, surpassed the 206-year-old State Bank of India in market value, “The More

JK Bank sanctions Rs 20 cr on 10,000 KCCs

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Nov.19: J&K Bank distributed 350 Kissan Credit Cards (KCC) to the farmers at a KCC mela in Gund, Kangan. So far the Bank has sanctioned around Rs 20 crore through more than ten thousand KCCs issued in favour of the farmers in Ganderbal district. The KCCs were handed over to More

‘Carpet industry needs better infra’

Swiss agency hosts workshop on carpet weaving

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, Nov 19: A Switzerland-based agency held a daylong workshop on “Managing Threats and Opportunities in Hand Knotted Carpets through Corporate Social Responsibility” here.  The event organized by Label STEP Max Havelaar Foundation (Switzerland) was attended by a good number of exporters More

CEO Rahim Greens to attend Int’l conference in London

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar,Nov 18: Chief Executive Officer, Rahim Greens, Abdul Hamid Bhat has been invited to 22nd IAVE World Volunteer Conference to be held in London from December 10-12.  The invitation to Hamid has been extended by the IAVE World President Dr. Kang Hyun Lee.  This year the theme of More

Chaya bags IGS award

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Nov 19: J&K’s prominent hotelier, Mushtaq Ahmad Chaya has bagged Indira Gandhi Sadhbhavana Award “for his contribution to the hospitality sector.”  Chaya, who is the founder of Mushtaq group of Hotels, was presented the award at New Delhi during a symposium on the “Life and More

KTMF condemns JK Bank recovery team

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar,Nov 19: Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers’ Federation today expressed concern over what it said the “coercive methods J&K Bank adopted in recovering loans from an hotelier.” The KTMF at a meeting held today with its president Mohammad Yaseen Khan, in chair condemned the bank More

Changing system of cheques

Straight Talk

Sajjad Bazaz

Banks across India are issuing new cheques conforming Cheque Truncation System (CTS) -2010 standard.  The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) had issued a plan to ensure a time-bound migration to CTS-2010 standard cheque formats by all banks. As per the plan, banks had to arrange to issue only multi More

  • Kashmir

‘Leh, Kargil poorly studied in terms of biodiversity, impacts of climate change on wetlands’

WWF Report Says Region Threatened By Unsustainable Tourism, Overgrazing, Resource Extraction

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Srinagar, Nov 19: A report by the World Wildlife Fund (India Network) has revealed that Leh and Kargil regions of Jammu and Kashmir were poorly studied in terms of biodiversity and potential impacts of More



  • Srinagar City

Admin caught napping on defunct bypass lighting

2 years on highway plunged into darkness; PDD, R&B unmoved

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, Nov 19: For the past two odd years, driving down the busy stretch of Jammu-Srinagar-Muzaffarabad highway snaking through the south City has been risky as this vital stretch is without lights More




  • Jammu

Building tourism infrastructure in JK must, but natural beauty is equally important: Omar

CM Pitches For Protection Of Environs, Chairs PDA Meeting

Jammu, Nov 19: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday reiterated the need for preserving natural beauty of J&K. He said the development of tourist infrastructure should not interfere in the serenity and More



  • World

GAZA DEATH TOLL SOARS DESPITE CALLS FOR TRUCE

92 Palestinians killed in 6 days of airstrikes

AL JAZEERA AND AGENCIES

Gaza, Nov 19: Israeli airstrikes have pounded Gaza for a sixth day successive day, raising to 92 the number of Palestinians killed, as the UN Secretary-General calls for an immediate ceasefire. Three More



  • Bijbehara

Govt Primary school New Colony functions in shed

Students suffer, authorities mute

Where does money for educational infrastructure go?

KHALID GUL

BIJBEHARA: Belying tall claims of the Government of providing quality infrastructure and education to students, a Primary school here functions in a makeshift shed.  The Government Primary School More



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