‘Congenial environment imperative for work, growth’

CM distributes Rs1.31 cr among 1000 beneficiaries


Srinagar, Jan 6: Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah today said that congenial environment is imperative for providing opportunity of work to working class besides carrying forward growth and development.  Launching programme of cess distribution among workers at a function at SKICC here this morning More

Omar announces package of incentives for labour class

Rs2250 pension for worker dying in harness


Srinagar, Jan 6: In a major relief to the workforce, Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Sunday announced a number of incentives for labour class associated with building and other constructions. The incentives announced include enhancement of minimum wages, ex-gratia relief, pension from January More

JK Bank organizes awareness camps

Cluster head accorded warm send off


Srinagar, Jan.6: J&K Bank organized awareness camps at Turkwangam, a remote village in district Shopian and at village ‘Puchal’ (Lajora) in district Pulwama.  More than 100 people from the village participated in the camps and expressed their keen interest and enthusiasm in the programme More

Cash transfer scheme is not a magic wand; problems exist: Ramesh


Gollaprolu (AP), Jan 6: The direct cash transfer scheme is not a "jaadu ki chhadi" (magic wand) to reform a "broken down" delivery system and problems are there in its implementation, Union Minister Jairam Ramesh said today. "It (Direct Benefits Transfer Scheme) is not a single 'jaadu ki More

BSNL notifies change in telephone numbers

New Exchange At Nowgam


Srinagar, Jan 6: Due to commissioning of Nowgam Exchange, the landlines numbers in Nowgam and its adjoining areas have been changed. The exchange was inaugurated by Chief General Manager BSNL Jammu and Kashmir RK Kaul during a function on Saturday.  In a statement a spokesman of More

Rs 92.5 lakh sanctioned for Seed Certification Agency


Srinagar, Jan 5: Union agriculture ministry has sanctioned Rs 92.5 lakh to Seed Certification Agency of Kashmir Division for multiplication and distribution of quality seeds among the farming community. The grant is aimed to help the agency improve production and distribution of quality seeds among More

Are banks customer-friendly?

Gone are the days when customers used to trust the banks blindly. What has disappeared is the trust.

Sajjad Bazaz

“When I go into a bank I get nervous. The clerks make me nervous; the little windows at the counters make me nervous; the sight of the money makes me nervous; everything makes me nervous. The moment I go through the door of a bank and attempt to do business there, I become an irresponsible fool…”< More

  • Kashmir

22 yrs on,old city family awaits rehabilitation

Despite VP’s Intervention, Authorities Unmoved


Srinagar, Jan 6: In a glaring instance of official apathy towards rehabilitation of families affected by the calamities, a family from old city area here is running from pillar to post for the past two More

  • Srinagar City

Omar visits Peer-e-Dastgeer (RA) Shrine

Reviews restoration work

Srinagar,Jan 6: Chief Minister,Omar Abdullah Sunday morning visited the under construction Shrine of Peer-e-Dastgeer Sahib (RA) at Khanyar here and received first hand appraisal of the status of progress More

  • Jammu

JK Govt to amend Constitution in next assembly session:Bhalla

State subject, domicile certificate for refugees

Vijaypur (Samba),Jan 6: In a significant development,state revenue minister Raman Bhalla on Sunday disclosed that Jammu and Kashmir government will bring an amendment in the state Constitution in next More

  • South Asia

US drones target Taliban hideouts

16 Militants Killed


Islamabad, Jan 6: At least 16 militants were killed and seven others injured in a coordinated attack by US drones which fired a volley of missiles at three Taliban hideouts in the restive South Waziristan More

  • PaK

NSF rally in Muzaffarabad decries UN resolutions on Kashmir


Muzaffarabad, Jan 6: Activists of pro-independence National Students Federation (NSF) held a rally here on Saturday to express their rejection of the January 5, 1949 UN Security Council resolution on Kashmir More

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