Mercy Corps pitches for Islamic banking in Kashmir

Says Easier Access To Loans Essential For Promoting Entrepreneurship

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Jan 4: Global humanitarian relief organization, the Mercy Corps, has in its latest report pitched for Islamic banking in Kashmir. “The (Islamic banking) concept is an increasing phenomenon in the West and across the globe. Shariah-complaint financial products and services should be developed More

HC directs personal appearance of Additional Commissioner Income Tax

"To Play Against The Orders Of Court Is To Play Against The Fire"

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Jan 4: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Friday directed personal appearance of Additional Commissioner, Income Tax Department, Range -3, Srinagar, to explain reasons for violating court direction in transfer case of an officer.A bench of Justice Yaqoob Mir passed the directions on a More

A journey through the colours of JK

JK Bank wall calendar-2013

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Jan 4: In what would help publicise Kashmir on international tourism market, J&K Bank, state’s only listed company, has taken lead to reach to the unreached by using its wall calendars projecting multidimensional beauty of the state.The bank incorporated in 1938, kicked off its platinum More

SRTC bus service for Ajmer Sharief
Islamabad (Anantnag), Jan 4: Manager, State Road Transport Corporation (SRTC), Islamabad (Anantnag), today said a bus service to Ajmer Sharief from here will commence from January 8.The service, he said, will run twice a week. Bookings can be made on 01932-222982 or 9419040911 . More

Tarigami for strict implementation of Labour Welfare Laws

EC pitches for eco-friendly engineering in 4-lanning of Highway

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Jan 4: The Committee on Environment of J&K Legislative Assembly has enjoined upon central and state construction agencies to ensure strict implementation of various labour welfare laws besides following environment norms while executing the ambitious 4-lanning project of Srinagar – Jammu More

Pak cabinet resolves to grant MFN-status to India

REZAUL H LASKAR

Islamabad, Jan 4: Against the backdrop of a missed deadline for normalising trade relations with India, Pakistan today said the federal cabinet had reiterated its resolve to grant Most Favoured Nation-status to the neighbouring nation.The cabinet, during its meeting yesterday, discussed the issue More

Rs 1.2 cr cheques distributed
Budgam, Jan 4: MLA Khansahib, Hakim Muhammad Yaseen distributed Rs. 1.21 crore in the form of cheques among 250 beneficiaries at a function organised by Rural Development Department Khansahib.Yaseen was informed that during current financial year Rs. 2.90 crore were released under this scheme More

KTMF calls on Commissioner CT Deptt

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Jan 4: A delegation of Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers’ Federation (KTMF) today called on Commissioner, Commercial Taxes, Kifayat Rizvi at his Jammu office. The delegation led by federation president, Muhammad Yaseen Khan, raised problems faced by the traders at Lakhanpur check post More

After SC rap, govt set to notify rules regulating drug trials

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Jan 4: After over 2,242 deaths during clinical drug trials in last five years, government plans to regulate the USD 500 million sector by bringing changes in drug laws to make lapses by pharma MNCs a punishable offence and enhance compensation among other steps.A day after the Supreme More

India, Iran to discuss IPI gas pipeline project

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Jan 4: India and Iran are likely to discuss the stalled Iran-Pakistan-India gas pipeline at a joint commission meeting in the first quarter of the year, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said today.IPI project had been stalled over cost of gas as well as security of the pipeline More

Diesel, LPG rates may go up if govt approves Kelkar report

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Jan 4: Diesel, kerosene and cooking gas LPG prices may be hiked soon as the government considers Vijay Kelkar Committee recommendations on cutting fiscal deficit.The Kelkar Committee, which was appointed by Finance Ministry to suggest a roadmap for fiscal consolidation, has suggested More

CNG price in national capital hiked to Rs 39.9

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Jan 4: CNG price in national capital was today hiked by Rs 1.55 per kg to Rs 39.90 due to higher input cost.Indraprastha Gas Ltd said the selling price of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) in Delhi, Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad is being raised with effect from midnight tonight due More

IRDA to come up with final guidelines in Feb

'BANCASSURANCE'

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Mumbai, Jan 4: Insurance regulator IRDA is likely to come up with 'Bancassurance' guidelines by the first week of February, Chairman J Hari Narayan said today."The final guidelines are expected by the first week of February," he told reporters on the sidelines of an event of Insurance Brokers Association More

‘Raising LIC investment limit imprudent’

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Mumbai, Jan 4: IRDA Chairman J Hari Narayan today said the government's recent move to allow the state-owned insurer, LIC, to invest up to 30 per cent in a company was imprudent.He also said it is a matter of legal interpretation."I think, it is imprudent," Narayan told reporters on the sidelines More

Tablet market likely to double in 2013

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Jan 4: India's tablet PC market is expected double to around six million units in 2013, led by increased enterprise adoption and availability of Windows 8-based devices, research firm CyberMedia said today. "Over 100 per cent growth expected in 2013 as OEMs (original equipment manufacturer More

  • Kashmir

Haji Yousuf 's ghost haunts Crime Branch

Govt To Act On Bedi Commission Report, Initiate Action Against Cops

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Jan 4:  Jammu and Kashmir Government is contemplating disciplinary action against the Crime Branch (CB) officials held guilty by Justice HS Bedi panel, the one-man Commission of Inquiry More



  • Srinagar City

SHRC TAKES STRONG NOTE

Seeks report from IGP Kashmir, SP, SHO Hazratbal

ASSAULT ON GK CORRESPONDENT

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Jan 4: Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) on Friday took strong note of assault on Greater Kashmir correspondent Imran Muzaffar by some policemen on Thursday and sought reports More




  • Jammu

Woman cop commits suicide

Jammu, Jan 4: A woman police constable allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan at her residence in Rajouri district, police said on Friday.  The constable, identified as More



  • South Asia

Siachen Glacier shrinking, says study

Karachi,Jan 4: The Siachen Glacier has been reduced by 5.9km in longitudinal extent between 1989 and 2009 because of rising temperatures, says a study published recently. Human presence at Siachen More



  • Pattan/Tangmarg

Waripora sans basic amenities

‘SUCCESSIVE REGIMES IGNORED US’

Waripora (Pattan) Jan 4: Inhabitants of Waripora Payeen in this north Kashmir area are up in arms against the non-availability of the basic amenities in the village. Located at the bank of Nallah More



  • GKeducation&Careers

Towards a better education system

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

REMEDIAL MEASURES

REHANA JABEEN

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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