6 artisan clusters sanctioned for Shehr-e-Khas

17,000 artisans to be benefited

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Jan 16: In what could give a major boost to traditional crafts of Kashmir, the government of India has sanctioned six artisan clusters for Shahr-e-Khas. The clusters shall cover six different crafts namely Paper Machie, Pashmina weaving, Aari-Crewel Embroidery, Kani Shawl, Sozni Embroidery More

Govt to introduce Data Management Technology for farmers: Mir

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Jan 16: Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Hassan Mir today said that government was actively considering the introduction of Data Management Technology for the farmers of the J&K to help  them  get round the clock area based agriculture information vital for better production and More

Tourism players welcome induction of new ministers

Appreciate role of Jora, Wani in tourism

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Jan 16: Kashmir-based tourism players today welcomed the induction of Ghulam Ahmad Mir as Minister for Tourism and Sajad Ahmad Kichloo as Minister of State for Tourism. In a major reshuffle in his four-year-old government, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday inducted 10 legislators More

Aircel brings winter offer to JK customers

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Jan 16: Aircel, one of India’s leading telecom players, today launched a ‘special’ winter offer for its customers in Jammu and Kashmir.  The company in a statement said the product named ‘Extra Talk Time’ will bring “joy and delight to the customers as they will be able to talk More

Airtel launches free Facebook access

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Jan 16: Airtel, a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, today announced that its prepaid mobile customers can enjoy free access to the mobile application of popular social networking service – Facebook.  As part of this More

  • Kashmir

Zalpora youth loses life ‘at the hands of Sarpanch’

Villagers Accuse Panchayat Head Of Beating 22-Year-Old Boy To Death

SUHAIL AJMAL

Zalpora (Sumbal), Jan 16: A day after a 22-year-old youth from Zalpora was found dead near Sultanpora village on the outskirts of Sumbal tehsil in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district, the villagers Wednesday More



  • Srinagar City

URS NAQSHBAND SAHIB (RA) OBSERVED WITH FERVOR

Srinagar, Jan 16: The annual urs of Hazrat Khwaja Naqshband Sahib (RA)  was observed with fervor and reverence across Kashmir today. The largest congregation was held at the shrine of Khanqah More




  • Jammu

Glaring disparity in rental charges

Govt accommodation

Legislators Pay 10 Times Less Than State Employees

AKSHAY AZAD

Jammu, Jan 16: Reflecting how politicians are availing huge concessions at the expense of public money, the state government is charging ten times less rent from the legislators than the employees for More



  • South Asia

‘Pak general elections by May 15’

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, Jan 16: Amidst protests by cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri for the dissolution of Parliament, the Pakistan government today said it is determined to complete its five-year term and to hold the polls by More



  • Pattan/Hajin

Hajin remains overcast with dust

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Hajin (Sonawari), Jan 16: Sand is a ‘big problem’ in this north Kashmir town. Everyday when hundreds of vehicles zoom around carrying the substance extracted from the river Jhelum, clouds of dust hover More



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