Valley has `100 cr market for 2-wheelers


Srinagar, Jan 15: The Valleyites purchase two-wheelers for Rs 100 crore annually. According to a market survey Greater Kashmir conducted this week, people in Kashmir valley every year purchase around 20,000 bikes and other two wheelers. Market observers said over the years the market More

564 IG units sanctioned
Jammu, Jan 15: The Annual Action Plan for the current year under Swarnajayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojana (SGSY) and District Rural Development Agency (DRDA) Administration was approved to the tune of Rs. 131.76 lakh and Rs.155.36 lakh respectively during a Governing Body Meeting of the Agency which met More

HPCL Pampore holds health camp


Srinagar, Jan 15: HPCL Pampore plant today organized a free health camp for truck operators. The company said the health checks of truck operators were essential because “the truck operators involve long and irregular working hours, remain confined to steering with concentration on road, More

Sarovar Hotels forays into Kashmir

City Forest is now Sarovar Portico


Srinagar, Jan 15: One of the leading names in the hospitality sector, Sarovar Hotels has tied up with Royal Khazir Hotels and Resorts Private Limited in Srinagar city.  The City Forest Hotel owned by the Khazir group will now be renamed as Sarovar Portico. It will be group’s first hotel in More

KCC awareness camps held


Budgam, Jan 15: A number of KCC awareness camps were organized by Department of Agriculture in collaboration with J&K Bank and Revenue Department. The camps were held at Soibug, Arth, Astanpora and Darmunna.   A large number of farmers including Punchs and Sarpunchs participated More

Kiran Bedi to meet Aryans students


Srinagar, Jan 15: India’s first women IPS officer, Dr Kiran Bedi, will meet students of Chandigarh-based Aryans Group of Colleges, at Srinagar and Jammu on January 28.  During the visit, Dr Bedi will give scholarship to needy students on basis of merit-cum-means, in courses like B Tech, MBA More

Nepal-India tourism mart kicks off in Lumbini
Kathmandu, Jan 15: The first-ever Nepal-India Tourism Mart 2013 today kicked off in Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha, in western Nepal as a joint effort to promote pilgrimage tourism between the two countries. Nepalese Tourism Minister Posta Bahadur Bogati and Indian Ambassador to Nepal Jayanta More

RBI introduces swap facility for export credit growth


Srinagar, Jan 15: With a view to further enhance the flow of credit to the export sector, the Reserve Bank of India has introduced a US Dollar-Rupee swap facility to support incremental Pre-shipment Export Credit in Foreign Currency (PCFC) by banks.  Scheduled banks (excluding Regional Rural More

‘Distt admn neglects Char-e-Sharief’
Srinagar, Jan 15: Chrar-e-Sharief Fruit Growers Association and Sheikh-ul-Alam Welfare Society Monday accused district administration Budgam of neglecting the town on development front. “The people of Chrar-i-Sharief town are facing hundreds of civic problems and the authorities concerned More

DLRC meet held


Jammu, Jan 15: Lead Bank Office, State Bank of India (SBI) Kathua, organised DLRC/DCC meeting of bankers and various departments of Kathua district to review the flow of credit under ACP 2012-13, performance of banks in key areas relating to deposits, advances under priority sector lending for the More

India can achieve 4% agri growth in 2012-17: Pranab


New Delhi, Jan 15: President Pranab Mukherjee today said the country can achieve the targeted 4 per cent growth in the agriculture sector during the 12th Plan period with the help of better seeds, improved water management practice and balanced use of fertilisers and pesticides, among others.& More

India Inc opposes higher taxes on rich


New Delhi, Jan 15: Industry chambers today opposed any proposal to impose higher taxes on rich saying such "negative" policies could hurt business confidence.  At this juncture when there is a need to generate capital resources to invest in developmental needs, any proposal to introduce higher More

Lambert Lane traders condole demise
Srinagar, Jan 15: The Lambert Lane Traders’ Association today condoled the demise of mother of Tariq Ahmad Dar. Dar is Vice President of the association. According to spokesperson of the association, the members visited the residence of the bereaved family and expressed their condolence. More

  • Kashmir

Candidate applies as female, appears ‘male’

KU: ‘Sex-Change Case’ Figures In Written Test For JA’s


Srinagar, Jan 15: The recently held written test for appointment of Junior Assistants at the University of Kashmir has triggered a lot of suspense after a candidate applied as female but appeared as ‘male More

  • Srinagar City

IGP chairs security meet

‘Keep check on trouble mongers, devise proper traffic plan to shrines’


Srinagar, Jan 15: Inspector General of Police, Kashmir S M Sahai chaired a security meeting for ensuring smooth culmination of Eid-Milad-un-Nabi (SAW) and R-Day here.  On the occasion, the IGP directed More

  • Jammu

Army threatens to avenge killings

We Have Definite Plans To Retaliate: Gen Parnaik


Jammu, Jan 15: The Indian Army has a "definite plan" to avenge the killing of two soldiers by Pakistani troops, Lt Gen KT Parnaik declared on Tuesday. "We have definite plans to retaliate but not More

  • South Asia

Pak aims to develop smaller lighter nuclear warheads: Report


Washington, Jan 15: Expanding its nuclear arsenal at a rapid pace, Pakistan is now aiming to develop smaller and lighter atomic warheads more suitable for use on missiles, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientist More

  • GK Features

‘Tell us,where is our son?’

Eight years after his disappearance, Shabir’s ailing parents live in misery



“We don’t want to talk about our son,” the ailing mother of Shabir Ahmad Dar,  who disappeared eight years ago, says at the door of their modest two-room home in Noorbagh, Qamarwari. “We’re tired More

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