Govt wakes up to slump in cherry business

Will Procure Fruit From Today To Support Growers

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, June 21: In a good initiative, the state government today announced that JK State Agro Industries Development Corporation will procure cherries from Parimpora Fruit mandi, here to provide support to the farmers who had complained about incurring losses due to fall in the demand. Pertinently More

JK Bank procuring 1,000 tents for earthquake victims

CSR Initiative

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, June 21: Exhibiting its “responsible corporate citizen character”, J&K Bank today handed over 389 water proof tents to Doda and Kishtwar district administrations in Jammu region. The tents are to be donated among the earthquake affected families in the Chenab valley. A team More

Hoteliers’ Club for regulating number of pilgrims

Criticises govt proposal of hike in water tax

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, June 21: Jammu and Kashmir Hoteliers’ Club today demanded that limited number of Yatris should be allowed to visit Amarnath Shrine in Kashmir. “We are not against the Yatra but the state government should restrict the number of pilgrims and also reduce the time period of the pilgrimage More

Kashmiris always facilitated Yatris: KHARA
Srinagar, June 21: Criticizing a recent statement by Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, Kashmir Hotels and Restaurant Association (KHARA) said Kashmiri people have always welcomed pilgrims to Amarnath Shrine even during the most testing times. “Kashmiris are known world over for their More

Kashmiris always facilitated Yatris: KHARA
Srinagar, June 21: Criticizing a recent statement by Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, Kashmir Hotels and Restaurant Association (KHARA) said Kashmiri people have always welcomed pilgrims to Amarnath Shrine even during the most testing times. “Kashmiris are known world over for their More

PILTOF welcomes pilgrims
Srinagar, June 21: Newly formed, Pilgrim & Leisure Tour Operators’ Forum (PILTOF) today condemned a statement by Union Home Minister in which he had said that pilgrims to Amarnath Yatra may be targeted this year. In a statement here today Nazir A Bakshi, Chairman PILTOF said such announcement More

Contractors to protest in Jammu today

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, June 21: An emergency meeting of office bearers of Jammu and Kashmir Contractors Co-ordination Committee (JKCCC) was held today at Jammu in which final arrangements for protest demonstration to be organized on June 22 at Lok Nirman Bhawan was finalized.  “We had called a meeting More

WDC holds exhibition at Polo Ground

Minister hails women entrepreneurs for promoting state products

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, June 21: Minister for Social Welfare, ARI & Trainings, Sakina Itoo Friday inspected a 10-day Exhibition-cum-Sale at Sports Ground near Tourist Reception Centre here. The exhibition, which is already six day old, is being organised by J&K State Women Development Corporation (WDC).< More

‘Essar Steel dollarises its rupee debt’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, June 21: In line with the strategy to “de-risk” its Balance Sheet, Essar Steel India today announced raising $ 1 billion External Commercial Borrowings at a competitive LIBOR linked pricing.  “Consequently, the average maturity of its debt or in other words the door to door maturity has More

  • Kashmir

Crackdown in Lal Chowk, frisking at several other places

People Complain Of Inconvenience; Police Terms It Routine Security Drill

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, June 21: Police Friday carried out a cordon and search operation in the city's commercial hub Lal Chowk and its adjoining areas following intelligence inputs that militants might try to sneak More



  • Srinagar City

Fragile power network risks another Dar Mohalla

Why PDD prefers investment in re-metering over public safety, ask residents

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, June 21: With the ruling coalition government preferring “controversial” investment worth millions in fresh metering of the already metered areas in Srinagar, the fragile power transmission network More




  • Jammu

Army reviews Amarnath Yatra security arrangements

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Jammu, June 21: Amid intelligence inputs of militant threat to Amarnath yatra, the Army today reviewed security measures for the smooth conduct of the annual pilgrimage to the 3,880 mt high cave shrine More



  • South Asia

15 killed in Peshawar suicide blast

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Peshawar, June 21: At least 15 people were killed and over 30 injured today when a suicide bomber blew himself up amidst scores of worshippers attending Friday prayers at a Shia madrassa on the outskirts More



  • World

Kerry visiting India for strategic dialogue

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Washington, June 21: US Secretary of State John Kerry, heading a high-powered delegation of his cabinet colleagues and top military commanders, today left for India as part of his 10-day seven nation Asia More



  • Gk Features

Her mental health

‘STRESS DUE TO OVERWORK CAN LEAD TO MENTAL DISORDERS’

CONCERN

INSHA LATIEF

FOR the past four months, Tehmina Akhtar (name changed), 28, a resident of district Baramulla, is undergoing treatment at Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences in Rainawari, the lone psychiatric More



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