Water can be used to transform JK economy: Omar

Lakhanpur toll plaza inaugurated


Lakhanpur, Jan 13: Underscoring the importance of financial self-sufficiency for development, progress and prosperity of J&K, Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah, Sunday called for developing “a mindset by the civil society and the government of working together to realize this goal.” “The More

Facility will give fillip to economic activities: FinMin


Lakhanpur, Jan 13: Minister for Finance, Abdul Rahim Rather today said the new Toll Plaza here will give fillip to economic activities.  He said the Toll Plaza will provide hassle-free facilities to the traders, industrialists and other business community to tranship their consignments to More

JK marks 34% increase in tax collection
Lakhanpur, Jan 13: Minister for Finance, Abdul Rahim Rather today said the tax collection which was just Rs. 2600 crore in 2008-2009 has gone to over Rs. 5500 crore last year  and the State has registered 34 percent increase in the growth of tax collection.  “This has been recognized and More

JK Bank training institute holds skill dev programs


Srinagar, Jan 13: J&K Bank RSETI Kupwara conducted a 10-day skill development programme on ‘knitting’, in which three Self Help Groups (SHG) comprising 30 trainees from Punzava and Radnaag, were imparted training.  The trainees were identified and sponsored by DRDA, Kupwara, the bank More

LAHDC seeks funds from Planning Commission


Leh, Jan 13: For allocating adequate funds to this district, Chief Executive Councillor (CEC) LAHDC- Leh, Rigzin Spalbar recently held a meeting with Director, Planning Commission of India, D D Sharma at Yojna Bhavan, New Delhi.  The CEC sought allocation of funds for implementation of 12th Five More

‘900 mn people in India connected through mobile phones’

Airtel launches ‘sustainability report’


Srinagar, Jan 13: Airtel, leading global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, has launched its first ‘Sustainability Report’ for its India operations.  The report also touches upon the company’s sustainability initiatives in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka More

LoC traders apprehend heavy financial losses

‘If trade is suspended how can we get money back?’


Srinagar, Jan 13: With tension brewing between India and Pakistan over firing incident at the ceasefire line, the LoC traders here are worried about the future of trade. The traders said if the trade is suspended, they will incur huge pecuniary loses as they have invested hugely in the trade More

Govt may refer issue to TRAI: Tewari

Surrogate Ownership


New Delhi, Jan 13: Concerned over cases of "surrogate ownership" of broadcasting and distribution platforms by some political parties, government is planning to refer the matter to TRAI for its suggestions to carry out changes in the laws. "I don't think it requires any rocket science to More

Fayaz Reshi is president KTA


Kunzar, Jan 13: Fayaz Ahmad Reshi, has been elected as president Kunzar Transporters Association (KTA). The sumo owners and drivers congratulated Reshi on his success.   The transporters took out a small rally to felicitate Reshi.  Meanwhile, Reshi said that he will take up all the More

'CADD Quest 2013 to benefit 12,000 students’'

Exam at Srinagar on Jan 19, 20


Srinagar, Jan 13: Chennai-based Asia’s largest training institution in Computer Aided Designing (CAD) and Project Planning & Management (PPM), has announced CADD Quest 2013, its annual scholarship exam for students and professionals interested in learning CAD courses.  The exam will be More

Liability pending with deptts, not at treasuries: HPOA


Srinagar, Jan 13: Amid a huge of controversy over pending liabilities at treasuries, the Hotmix Plant Owners’ Association (HPOA) today said that Rs 1000 crore figure actually stands for the works executed by the Valley contractors and not the liability pending at the treasuries. President More

Investment Matters

Sajjad Bazaz

Beware of ‘Ponzi’ trapPeople have been too easily succumbing to the high 'guaranteed' return sales pitch.SOME time back I got to know about a scheme through a friend who had put in Rs 50,000 in the scheme and was earning some Rs.5,000 to Rs 10,000 a month. The most attracting More

  • Kashmir

JKLF prog: 55 persons court arrest on concluding day


Srinagar, Jan 13: The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front’s ‘Jail Bharo Programme’ concluded here on Sunday. About 50 persons—including Front leaders, relatives of incarcerated Kashmiris and relatives of More

  • Srinagar City

Premature babies to get free therapy at GB Pant Hospital

Srinagar, Jan 13: Valley’s lone pediatric specialty, G.B. Pant Hospital has started free surfactant replacement therapy for newborn babies suffering with respiratory distress syndrome (RDS).  Officials More

  • Jammu

Avail benefit from govt schemes: Dy CM to people

Jammu, Jan 13: Calling upon people to avail maximum assistance from different schemes launched by the government, Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand said that various central and state funded initiatives More

  • South Asia

LoC skirmishes: Civil society voices concern

Urges India, Pakistan To Strengthen Peace Process


Islamabad, Jan 13: Voicing its concern over the recent skirmishes between Indian and Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, civil society representatives here Sunday said More

  • World

Mubarak, sons to be retried over killing of protesters


Cairo, Jan 13: An Egyptian court today accepted former president Hosni Mubarak's appeal against his life sentence and ordered his retrial and that of his sons over the killing of hundreds of pro-democracy More

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