RBI rules out Islamic banking in India


Kochi, Nov 22: Reserve Bank Governor D Subbarao today ruled out introduction of Islamic banking in the country but said other methods for channelising funds based on the principles of Islamic law can be looked at. "Islamic banking is not possible", he said, adding the central bank could look More

State Cooperative Bank holds function

Cooperative Week


Srinagar, Nov 22: State Cooperative Bank held an impressive function to celebrate the Cooperative Week here on Tuesday.  Muhammad Ashraf  Bhat, Managing Director, State Cooperative Bank at the function said:  “The cooperatives have been playing a significant role in the development More

FM for creating skilled workforce


Jammu, Nov 22: Minister for Finance, Abdul Rahim Rather today called for better implementation of self-employment schemes in J&K to provide economically viable and technically feasible job avenues to the youth. Speaking at a meeting of the Employment Facilitating Agency- highest body More

New Kargil post office building inaugurated


Srinagar, Nov 22: John Samuel, Chief Postmaster General, Jammu and Kashmir inaugurated newly constructed Post Office Building of Kargil Post Office.  The building constructed at a cost of Rs 40 lakh has been constructed on an area of one kanal and is the first departmental building of Kargil More

Bharti launches airtel money in JK


Srinagar, Nov 22: Bharti Airtel through its wholly owned subsidiary Airtel M Commerce Services Limited (AMSL) today announced the J&K launch of airtel money – the country’s first of its kind mobile wallet service by a mobile operator.  Now available across 300 key cities in India - airtel More

Hyderpora residents appeal CAPD against bakers


Srinagar, Nov 22: The residents of Hyderpora Wednesday alleged that the bakers (Kandur) in the locality have arbitrarily hiked the price of bread. “The area bakers have slightly increased the weight of the bread to sell it at Rs 5/piece, while the government rate continues to be Rs 2.5,” More

Shikari bereaved
Srinagar,Nov 22: Mother of Nazir Ahmad Shikari, Secretary General FCIK breathed her last on Thursday. She was laid to rest at their ancestral graveyard in Islamabad. The FCIK and all its constituent bodies have mourned the demise. Former president FCIK, Shakeel Qalandar has expressed his condolence More

  • Kashmir

British High Commission team in Valley

Envoys Discuss Human Rights Situation With SHRC Officials


Srinagar, Nov 22: For the first time in the past nearly two decades of unrest in Kashmir, a high level team of the British High Commission in Islamabad and New Delhi are jointly making an on-the-spot assessment More

  • Srinagar City

From cozy offices,SMC top brass takes to streets

Dr Qasba does Gandhigiri in City centre, intensifies Anti-Polythene drive


Srinagar, Nov 22: The next time someone argues with you over use of polythene, do give a second thought, if you want to resist his “uncalled for intervention”. Reasons: You may end up in trouble and could More

  • Jammu

People sick of present government: Mehbooba

NC Never Allowed Democracy To Flourish: Qarra


Poonch, Nov 22: Opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti Thursday lambasted the state government for what she termed its failure on all fronts and said that people want to get rid More

  • GKeducation&career

Story of an exemplary teacher

A government school teacher employs teachers in a remote government high school and pays their salary from his own pocket



In a remote government high school in Poshkreeri, zone Mattan, Anantnag, around 60kms from Srinagar, Ghulam Muhammad Sheikh, 47, attends to his duty an hour before the school starts. And he is the last More

  • Kangan

Roadblock hits construction of Bamluna spill channel

Affected farmers demand compensation at market rate

Bamluna (Kangan): The farmers whose land has been acquired for construction of a water spill channel from Wangat to Kijpora have demanded compensation at existing market rates.  Authorities have acquired More

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