Outside bat manufacturers eye Kashmir willow

Lobby in JK for removal of ban on export of clefts

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Mar 12: In a major concern to state’s famed cricket bat industry, some outside investors are lobbying in Jammu and Kashmir for removal of ban on the export of willow clefts. Sources said that some outside bat manufacturing companies with an eye on the Kashmir willow— considered More

JK rolling out RFD for efficiency, accountability in departments

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Mar 12: Minister for Finance, Abdul Rahim Rather today called for putting in place a scientific method for evaluation of efficiency and accountability through measurable outputs and outcomes in various departments. The minister added that fiscal discipline and budget management should be the More

Food production on decline in JK: Govt

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Mar 12:  The food production in Jammu and Kashmir is falling every year due to large scale farm land conversions for the developmental projects and expansion of human habitations, besides dependence on the rain for irrigation in the hill terrains, govt admitted in the Upper House here More

CCIK criticises Budget

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Mar 12: The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Kashmir (CCIK) today termed the state budget as jugglery of figures and bereft of any direction. In a press statement here today, the chamber said: “There is nothing concrete in the budget for the development of trade and industry in More

LoC trade to restart from Wednesday

SALIL RAINA

Poonch, Mar 12: Traders associated with cross-LoC business here today decided to restart the trade from Wednesday. The traders had suspended the trade following the ban by the government on two local firms whose consignments were found to be containing incriminating material. Pawan Anand More

Sanctions would trigger if Iran-Pak gas pipeline goes ahead: US

LALIT K JHA

Washington, Mar 12: Hours after Pakistan and Iran inaugurated the much-delayed section of a USD 7.5 billion gas pipeline, the US has expressed "serious concerns" and warned Islamabad that if it went ahead with the project it would face sanctions. "We have serious concerns, if this project More

All Women Bank

The Union Budget 2013-14 announced an All Women Bank for India. Will J&K Bank in the state take a like initiative for women empowerment? Tafazal Hussain discusses

BUDGET announcements of any country or for that matter any state are watched closely by the majority of the population as it defines the future course on important fronts that affect lives of people.  Pro-reformist Indian Finance Minster P Chidambram announced the 2013-14 budget on 28th Feb More

  • Kashmir

Afzal body: Separatists slam Shinde’s remarks

Hurriyat (M) Forms Legal Cell To Challenge Detention Of Leaders, Youth

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Mar 12: Both factions of Hurriyat Conference Tuesday slammed Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde for refusing to return the body of Afzal Guru to his family. While the Hurriyat led by Syed Ali Geelani More



  • Srinagar City

DAY 2: SHAHER-E-KHAAS SHUTS AGAINST DETENTION OF YOUTH

‘Shops to reopen on Thursday’

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, Mar 12: Old City, the Shaher-e-Khaas observed a complete shutdown for the second consecutive day Tuesday as shops remained closed and peaceful demonstrations were staged against the detention More




  • Jammu

Jobs after retirement in JK Govt

127 Officers Re-Employed, Re-Engaged In 3 Years

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Mar 12: Despite having more than 6 lakh unemployed youth, the Jammu and Kashmir government has re-employed around 127 officials in various departments and Public Sector Undertakings during the last More



  • GKeducation&career

Of Conflict,Curfews and Curbed education

When the music of rhymes is replaced by the sound of gunfire

CONFLICT GENERATION

RABIA NOOR

Come late toddlerhood and schooling begins. It’s a bitter truth of those tender years when a child needs a mother more than anything else. Sometimes it feels to be unfair to those little souls whose smiles More



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