Pashmina wool shortage impacts livelihoods in Kashmir

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Apr 24: In a major jolt to already beleaguered Pashmina industry in Kashmir, the death of more than 20,000 Changra goats in Ladakh’s Changthang area has caused severe shortage of wool.  The artisans said the shortage has pushed up the rates of Pashmina wool impacting severely their More

Soz assures all possible help to copper workers

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Apr 24: Member Parliament and President J&K Pradesh Congress Committee, Prof Saifuddin Soz has assured the copper workers and artisans of Srinagar all possible help to mitigate their problems. Taking note of a news story carried by this paper highlighting the problems of the More

iYogi recruitment drive at KU

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Apr 24: A recruitment drive for the youth of J&K organized by Centre for Career Planning & Counselling (CCPC) at Kashmir University concluded today. A high level team from iYogi Technical Services Private Limited - leading provider of tech support services, conducted the drive for More

Don’t want any rate hike: Mutton dealers

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Apr 24: Valley’s mutton dealers today said that they were comfortable with the present meat rates and were not demanding any hike. In a statement here today Anjumani-I-Qurashan Kashmir, a representative body of wholesale mutton dealers, said that the mutton dealers were comfortable More

ML Mir is Circle Head PNB
Jammu, Apr 24: Muhammad Latif Mir (DGM) took over as Circle Head, Punjab National Bank, J&K circle today. Mir hailing from Rajpura, Pulwama, Kashmir, rose to the level of Deputy General Manager after joining the bank in 1978.  With ample experience in banking, Mir has earlier worked More

The Posh Inaugurated

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Apr 24: The Posh— salon for men, was thrown open at Karan Nagar, here today.Superintendent of Police (east Srinagar), Tahir Bhat inaugurated the Salon. “It’s good to see Kashmiri youth engaging in business, and self-employment. They need to be appreciated and such steps are the More

‘Govt bringing in new agri techniques’
Jammu, Apr 24: Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Hassan Mir today said that the government is making all out efforts to improve the agriculture sector by introducing latest agri-techniques for enabling the farmers to get maximum returns from their land.   This, according to an official More

  • Kashmir

PM’s special scholarship scheme for JK in doldrums

Only 663 Beneficiaries Since 2011, HE Dept To Seek Extension

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Apr 24: The special scholarship scheme for the students hailing from Jammu and Kashmir announced by the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has proved to be a damp-squib.    The dismal More



  • Srinagar City

OOPS! LAL CHOWK BEAUTIFICATION PROVES UGLY

3 years on, Govt discovers City centre chocking; starts demolition of park

M HYDERI

Srinagar, Apr 24: What started amid hype as “revival of lost glory” by the ruling coalition –the Lal Chowk Beautification –has proved wastage of Rs two odd crores with state government finally discovering More




  • Jammu

JK Govt approves Rs 15 cr child mortality reduction plan

Jammu, Apr 24: Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday approved an action plan worth Rs 15.36 crore under the 13th Financial Commission to bring down the child mortality rate in the state. The plan More



  • South Asia

6.2-magnitude quake shakes Pakistan

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, Apr 24: A powerful 6.2-magnitude earthquake today shook the Pakistani capital and many northern parts of the country though there were no immediate reports of casualties, officials said.  More



  • World

Over 100 killed in Bangladesh building collapse

ANISUR RAHMAN

Dhaka, Apr 24: Over 100 people were killed and 800 others injured today when an eight-storey commercial building that housed several garment factories and thousands of workers collapsed on the outskirts More



  • GKeducation&career

Battling for survival

Survey depicts Kashmiris are gradually losing their mother tongue

KASHMIRI LANGUAGE

ARIF SHAFI WANI

Mother tongue is considered to be the essence and identity of a nation and its citizens. Irrespective of different places of their birth, religion and cultural moorings, children learn their mother tongue More



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