Govt floats fresh ‘global tender’ for Kashmir sapphire


Jammu, Apr 10: The state government has floated a fresh global tender to tap the potential of high-grade and world-famous sapphire (mined) in Kishtwar belt of the state. J&K Minerals Ltd, a state government enterprise, yesterday issued a fresh global tender inviting parties with expertise More

Hoteliers concerned over power outages


Srinagar, Apr 10: The Kashmir Hotel and Restaurant Owners Federation (KHAROF) has expressed concern over the worsening power situation in Kashmir valley. “At a time, when the tourism in Kashmir after experiencing initial jolts has begun to show signs of improvement, the hotel and restaurant More

JK govt spent Rs 1,400 cr without budgetary provisions: CAG


Jammu, Apr 10: Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India has questioned Jammu and Kashmir government for undertaking an expenditure of Rs 1408.38 crore without budgetary provisions.  "It was noticed that expenditure of Rs 1408.38 crore was incurred in 66 major heads of account without More

Jammu transport employees go on strike

Public transport services hit

Jammu, Apr 10: Services of the Jammu and Kashmir State Road Transport Corporation (JKSRTC) were badly hit on Wednesday as the employees went on a strike demanding immediate implementation of the 6th Pay Commission scales. Led by General Secretary Paramjit Singh, over 250 staffers, including More

Divisional level fruit show held
Jammu, Apr 10: Minister for Horticulture Raman Bhalla today called upon the farmers to avail benefits  available under Horticulture Mission for North East and Himalayan States (HMNH) scheme to  secure better returns for their horticulture produce. This, according to an official statement More

Altaf Mirza re-designated as Dir A&T
Srinagar, Apr 10: Government has re-designated Altaf Hassan Mirza, Joint Director Accounts & Treasuries as Director, Accounts & Treasuries, Kashmir. The government today issued an order in this regard.  The order reads: “In terms of the second proviso below Rule-24 of the J&K More

HPCL conducts mock fire drill
Jammu, Apr 10: Jammu LPG Plant today conducted a “Mock Fire Drill” based on Disaster Control Management Plan.   Fire Drill was witnessed by J K Verma, Inspector of Factories - Jammu Division, S C Verma, Divisional Fire Officer District Samba and officials from IOCL, JK Fire Services More

Rs 29 lakh try complex inaugurated
Jammu, Apr 10: Minister for Finance, Abdul Rahim Rather in presence of Minister of State for Industries Sajjad Ahmed Kichloo today inaugurated a state-of-the-art Rs 37 lakh new Treasury complex at Nowshera in Rajouri.  Speaking on the occasion,  Rather said that government is committed More

  • Kashmir

JK parties gear up for battle

1977-arrangement on seat sharing no binding: We’re free to contest at will: PDP; We’re everywhere: Congress



Srinagar, Apr 10: The eccentric postures of Congress has prompted the ruling National Conference to make it clear that the seat sharing agreement of 1977 over Parliament constituencies was no binding on More

  • Srinagar City

Amid Srinagar neglect, Govt missing the boat on revival of lost glory



Srinagar, Apr 10: The ongoing revamp of Master Plan for Srinagar could prove a blessing in disguise for the ruling coalition to clear the air over neglect of this historic City and equally help in progressive More

  • Jammu

Lack of staff affects SIC functioning: Report


Jammu, Apr 10: Taking a dig at the government for not providing enough staff to it, the Jammu and Kashmir State Information Commission (JKSIC) has said its working has been affected as some positions have More

  • GKeducation&career

Who cares for Government-run schools?

Most of the government middle schools in the city are without proper infrastructure and lack basic facilities for students



A government school teacher with a book in hand is sitting on her chair teaching a class outside the school building. The students, with their notebooks open, listen to her carefully while sitting on the More

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