Centre rolls out DCT, JK miles apart


Srinagar, Jan 1:  The centre government today rolled out its ambitious Direct Cash Transfer (DCT) scheme that will initially be implemented in 20 districts in India. The scheme shall cover seven schemes wherein money will be transferred to bank accounts of the beneficiaries. However, the DCT More

‘Never know the odds until you play and win’
At 26, he has emerged as one of the successful businessmen in the Kashmir valley. Managing Director, Chowdhary Group, Babar Chowdhary shares his experiences and future plans in business with GK Business correspondent, Mukeet Akmali. Excerpts Tell us something about More

‘JK State Cooperative Bank’s CBS rollout in final stage’

Holds Annual General Meeting After 40 Years


Srinagar, Jan 1: The J&K State Cooperative Bank today held the Annual General Meeting of its shareholders, here. The meeting was significant for it was held after a gap of more than 40 years.  Muhammad Shafi Dar, chairman of the bank who presided over the meeting unveiled the bank’s future More

New Year may bring in up to 10 lakh jobs, 10-15% pay hikes


New Delhi, Jan 1: The New Year may usher in loads of cheers for job seekers, as companies are likely to hire up to 10 lakh employees and dole out pay hikes in the range of 10-15 per cent to high-performers, say experts. As per the estimates of human resource consultants, hiring will definitely More

SFC targets Rs 105 cr revenue

Corporation’s foremost duty to meet local timber demand: Altaf


Jammu, Jan 1: Jammu and Kashmir State Forest Corporation (SFC) is poised to achieve the target of extracting 30 lakh cubic feet timber during this financial year, which is expected to fetch the corporation Rs 105 crore.  The information was given at a review meeting of the corporation More

JKCCC appeals CM
Srinagar, Jan 1: J&K Contractors’ Coordination Committee today sought intervention of Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah, to redress the problems of PMGSY contractors. “The attitude of the PMGSY department is forcing contractors to stop all ongoing works. We appeal the CM to intervene and More

Tourist inflows in 2012 enthuse KHARA


Srinagar, Jan 1: The Kashmir Hotels and Restaurant Association (KHARA) today expressed satisfaction over the successful tourism year 2012. “We are happy with the inflow of tourists in 2012 and are hopeful this year the rush would further improve,” said President KHARA Showkat Chowdhary.

JKTDC new year gala evokes massive response
Srinagar, Jan 1: The special feast, cracker show and live music programmes organized by the Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Development Corporation (JKTDC) on the eve on New Year last night, evoked tremendous response.  On the eve of New Year, the JKTDC had organized special programmes at its Nunkun More

LA panel for rules to regulate brick kilns


Jammu, Jan 1: A Legislative Assembly Sub-Committee on Environment Tuesday called for framing comprehensive rules for regulation of brick kilns in the state, while suggesting amendments in the existing rules. The Committee, headed by MLA Ch Zulfikar Ali, met here today and discussed the impact More

FCI asked to streamline stocking of foodgrains


Jammu, Jan 1: The Jammu and Kashmir government today asked the authorities of Food Corporation of India (FCI) to streamline the stocking of foodgrains in godowns, particularly in the areas which get affected by bad weather and road blockage. "We ask the FCI authorities to streamline the stocking More

  • Kashmir

‘JK’s food shortage growing severe’

Report Attributes Problem To Low SRR, Poor Irrigation, Yield Stagnation


Srinagar, Jan 1: With agriculture in Jammu and Kashmir witnessing “gradual slump”, the State is likely to face food insecurity in future if it does not take measures, an official report has warned.   More

  • Srinagar City

Road Safety Week inaugurated

‘Spread awareness about traffic rules’

Srinagar, Jan 1: The Minister for Social Welfare, Sakina Itoo on Wednesday underscored the need for strict adherence of traffic rules and spreading awareness about safe driving.  “I impress upon up More

  • Jammu

Fire extinguishers scam surfaces in Edu deptt

2 CEOs, 4 ZEOs among 10 officers land in vigilance net


Jammu, Jan 1: Vigilance Organisation has booked Chief Education Officer Jammu and Chief Education Officer Doda among ten other officials of education department for allegedly purchasing fire extinguishers More

  • Court Watch

Ban on gutka: High Court directs JK Govt to file response


Srinagar, Jan 1: The J&K High Court has issued a notice to the state government for its response on the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking ban on manufacture, sale, storage and distribution of More

  • GKeducation&Careers

Towards a better education system

Focus on the quality of education at the primary level to achieve better results



It is result time, pick up a morning newspaper and you will come across numerous ads carrying photographs of students who have passed their 10th class annual exam with good marks. The scores and names More

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