FinMin kicks off pre-budget meetings in Kashmir

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Feb 4: Minister for Finance and Ladakh Affairs, Abdul Rahim Rather today held pre-budget discussions with the representatives of trade and industry here today. The 7-hour marathon meeting was attended by representatives of Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industries (KCCI), Kashmir More

Don’t impose any new tax: FCIK

Demands return of NHPC-run power projects to JK

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Feb 4: The Federation Chamber of Industries Kashmir (FCIK) today urged Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather not to impose any new tax in the upcoming budget as “the people are already facing the pangs of inflation.” President FCIK, Zahoor Ahmad Bhat speaking at a pre-budget discussion More

Capacity building, skill dev focused areas: Omar

‘Taj Group agrees for knowledge partnership with JK’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Feb 4:  Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Monday said that capacity building of youth and upgradation of their skill have been made as thrust area by the government.  He said such areas were receiving due attention to enhance employability of youth to ensure employment in open job More

Declare Kashmir a free economic zone: Traders

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Feb 4: The representatives of trade and industry today sought VAT exemption on handicrafts, handmade walnut wood carved furniture, made-ups of chain stitch and raw pashmina wool. Speaking at a pre-budget meeting with Finance Minister, Abdul Rahim Rather here today, the traders said More

Airtel launches ‘Apna Chaupal’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Feb 4: Bharti Airtel, a leading telecom service provider in India with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, today announced the launch of first-of-its kind voice based one-stop solution portal for value added services - Apna Chaupal.  Especially designed for the rural More

Wal-Mart continues lobbying in US for India entry

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Washington, Feb 4: Amid a probe being initiated into Wal-Mart's US lobbying with regard to its India entry, the global retail giant has continued to lobby with the American lawmakers on this issue, as also others, and spent a total amount of $6.13 million on the same during 2012. As per the latest
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Investment Matters

Sajjad Bazaz

IIBs for small investorsReal return from these bonds will be nominal, but wealth erosion won’t happen.Inflation is eating up our savings. Each passing day prices of commodities like food products, consumer goods etc are shooting up. Every day value of money is pulled down More

  • Kashmir

Ban on gutka: High Court pulls up Govt, calls response ‘unjustified’

Directs State To Take Necessary Steps To Impose Ban On Chewing Tobacco Items Containing Nicotine

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Feb 4: Evaluating the response of the state government to the Public Interest Litigation seeking ban on manufacture, sale, storage and distribution of gutka, panmasala and  other forms of More



  • Srinagar City

PDP castigates Govt over Eidgah ground vandalization

‘It reflects lack of vision of NC led regime’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Feb 4: The main opposition party Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday castigated the State Government over the vandalization of Eidgah ground saying it reflects lack of vision for development More




  • Jammu

Police solve 12 year old case

4 PERSONS, INCLUDING 3 HIZB MILITANTS, HELD FOR KILLING 7 YOUTH

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Feb 4: Police on Monday said it achieved a major breakthrough by arresting four persons including three former Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militants involved in the killings of seven youth including More



  • South Asia

‘Kashmir resolution key to regional peace’

JI launches e-mail campaign to seek UN’s attention towards K-issue

NISAR AHMED THOKAR

Islamabad, Feb 4: Terming India’s stance on Kashmir issue as “unjustified”, the Secretary General of Jammat-e-Islami Pakistan Liaqat Balooch Monday said that Kashmiris’ struggle for right to self-determination More



  • World

Brahmaputra dams not to affect water flows to India: China

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Beijing, Feb 4: Maintaining that its move to build three more dams on Brahmaputra river in Tibet will not affect the flows to down stream areas, China today said it is in "communication and cooperation More



  • PaK

Protest in Muzaffarabad against Federal Minister

TARIQ NAQASH

Muzaffarabad, Feb 4: Dozens of civil society activists staged a protest demonstration along a bustling thoroughfare here on Monday, calling upon the Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan to take stock More



  • GKeducation&Careers

Training journalists of the future

Ill-equipped departments, obsolete syllabus and inexperienced faculty worries journalism students

TEACHING JOURNALISM

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Um Roommana Sulaiman, 23, wants to become a successful television broadcaster like Mishal Husain of the BBC. A 4th semester student of journalism at the Islamic University of Science and Technology Awantipora More



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