Kashmir consumers shell out Rs 400 cr for power

Shabir for reforms to bridge gap between supply and revenue collection

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Jan 10: Underscoring the significance of the energy sector in the economic development of the State, Minister of State for Power, Shabir Ahmed Khan Thursday called for necessary reforms to bridge the gap between the energy supply and revenue collection. The Minister said the government More

Rail fare hike anti-people: Left

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Jan 10: Slamming the central government for the hike in passenger rail fares, State Secretary, CPI (M), Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami today said this “anti-people” decision is bound to “further hit the common man who is already reeling under price rise and inflation.” In a statement More

Pak speaks of 'some reservations'

MFN-status to India

REZAUL H LASKAR\PTI

Islamabad, Jan 10: Certain stakeholders in Pakistan have "some reservations" about giving Most Favoured Nation-status to India and the issue will be discussed at an upcoming meeting between the two sides, Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani said today. Without giving details, Jilani told More

Farmers’ empowerment govt’s priority: Mir

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Jan 10: Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Hassan Mir today asked the farmers to adopt latest agri-techniques in their fields to improve their production and returns.   The Minister was addressing a gathering after inaugurating a day-long sensitisation programme on “National Vegetable More

LA panel seeks report about brick kilns on farmland

Agri production loss

Jammu, Jan 10: A Legislative Assembly sub committee today sought detailed report from Agriculture Department about the farm land being used by the brick kiln owners in Kathua, Samba, Jammu, Rajouri, Budgam and Pulwama within a fortnight for scrutiny. The LA panel which met here today held More

Balgarden,Karan Nagar traders complain poor power supply

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Jan 10: The business fraternity of Balgarden, Karan Nagar and Batamaloo here today flayed the Power Development Department for providing them with “most haphazard and extremely poor power supply.”  The traders said despite being commercially important places, the PDD was resorting to More

Income Tax Saver Scheme

Sajjad Bazaz

I am a government employee. I have been told by the department that I fall under tax net. Even as my colleagues suggested me to go for a life insurance policy to seek income tax exemption, I am more inclined to park my money in a fixed deposit of the bank. Since my salary account is with J More

JKCCC ridicules govt figures

‘Contractor Payments’

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Jan 10:  The Valley-based contractors today rebutted the claims of the state government on the liabilities pending on account of works at the treasuries in Kashmir. Under the banner of Jammu and Kashmir Central Coordination Committee of Contractors (JKCCC), they ridiculed the More

JK Bank holds literacy programs

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Jan.10: J&K Bank in collaboration with Agriculture Department organized a number of awareness camps in Bandipora and Pulwama. Facilitator, Financial Literacy and Credit counselling Centre Bandipora conducted a series of awareness camps in remote villages of Bandipora including More

'India wastes 21 mn ton of wheat'

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

London, Jan 10: India stands out for its glaring lack of infrastructure and food storage facilities. A new study says that 21 million tonnes of wheat -- equivalent to the entire production of Australia -- goes waste in the country.  The report by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers ( IME) on More

‘Special package for handloom weavers on anvil’

Govt to introduce ACCs in Jammu

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Jan 10: After successfully launching the ambitious Artisans Credit Cards (ACC) in Kashmir this fiscal, the government has announced to introduce the scheme in Jammu division. The ACC entitles weavers and artisans to interest free bank credit up to Rs 1 lakh without any mortgage.
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  • Kashmir

KCSDS seminar presses for stringent laws

Speakers Say Cops Must Focus On Investigation, Stop Moral Policing

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

MANZOOR-UL-HASSAN

Srinagar, Jan 10: The Valley-based civil society members and students Thursday launched a crusade against the violence inflicted on women to push the government for making stringent laws to prevent such More



  • Srinagar City

Police raids unjustified :CCA

Srinagar, Jan 10: Coaching Centres’ Association (CCA) on Thursday called on Director Education MS Rather and discussed various issues confronting them including raids by police.   In a statement More




  • Jammu

Cabinet approves draft ordinance

NEW RECRUITMENT RULES

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Jan 10: The Jammu and Kashmir government Thursday accorded approval to an ordinance on amending some of the provisions of the Jammu and Kashmir Civil Services, Decentralization and Recruitment Act More



  • News

43 killed in 4 bomb attacks in Pakistan

REZAUL H LASKAR/PTI

Islamabad, Jan 10: Forty-three people were killed and over 120 others injured in four bomb attacks in the restive Pakistani provinces of Balochistan and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa today, with terrorists targeting More



  • Islamabad

Old town demands marriage hall

Islamabad (Anantnag), Jan 10: Residents of this south Kashmir town have urged the authorities to construct a marriage hall in the town.  “Residents of old town face tremendous problems during marriage More



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