Youth Festival Sonzal-2012 Begins At KU

  Around 700 students participating in 18 categories Campus Reporter Srinagar – Describing the youth as an embodiment of innovation and creativity, Minister for Science and Information Technology J&K State Syed Aga Ruhullah Mehdi Tuesday said that extra-curricular activities are an essential component of the education process, for preparing the students to effectively face future […]

Miraculous Escape For Congress MP In Udhampur

Jammu – Congress MP from Kathua-Doda-Udhampur Constituency Choudhary Lal Singh today had a providential escape when the front tyre of his vehicle burst while he was on way to Banihal area of Ramban district to address a public rally.  “The convoy of Mr Singh was heading towards Banihal this morning when suddenly the front tyre […]

Bengali Tourist Dies In City

Srinagar – A Bengali tourist died in a hotel room in Srinagar, reportedly due to heart attack, official sources said here today. They said 55-year-old Yoginder Nath Halidar son of late Jamni Kant, resident of Jabalpur, Kolkata complained of chest pain in his hotel room here.  However, other family members immediately took him to SMHS […]

LPG consumers can now fill up KYC form till Nov 15

Srinagar – The government has extended by 15 days the deadline for filling the Know Your Customer (KYC) form by LPG consumers to November 15. In a exercise to weed out multiple or ghost connections, the state-owned oil firms had previously asked their domestic cooking gas (LPG) distributors to collect and verify duly filled KYC […]

RBI makes banking easy for customers

New Delhi – The Reserve Bank of India today announced a slew of measures, including a simplification of the stringent KYC (know-your-customer) norms, to make banking easier for the common man. “It is proposed to review the existing KYC norms for simplifying them within the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act and international […]

Rs. 300 cr being spent on R&B projects on J&K: Javid

Larkipora – Minister of State for R&B, Javid Ahmad Dar and Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Hassan Mir today dedicated 24 meter span steel bridge to the people of Larkipora and Allopora here this afternoon. The bridge was constructed at cost of Rs 1.29 crore under NABARD by R&B within two years. The approach road of […]

Pesky calls and messages are a menace: Sibal

New Delhi – Pesky calls and messages are a menace not only for common people but also for Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal, who said that he too is a victim of the unsolicited communications and has discussed these issues with telecom regulator. “TRAI is taking it up (pesky calls/SMSes issue). I also face lot of […]

Geelani Credible Leader: Bhim Singh

Says, Pro-India Politicians Create Confusion For Their Own Interest Srinagar – Maintaining that Hurriyat (G) Chairman Syed Ali Geelani has a democratic right to dissent, National Panthers Party leader Prof. Bhim Singh Tuesday said ‘Geelani is a towering leader and can’t be stopped from raising his voice’. However Singh clarified that there was no mention […]

Rs. 11.35 Cr realized against the sale of 7.24 lakh cfts

Srinagar – As many as 12.20 lakh cfts timber has been stocked against the target of 13 lakh cfts, out of which 7.24 lakh cfts have been distributed among the consumers of Kashmir division and revenue of Rs. 11.35 crore realized upto ending September, 2012. This information was given at a review meeting of officers […]

Need for “a global agreement” to protect infrastructure of digital world

New Delhi – Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology, called for “a global agreement” on how to protect the key infrastructure of the digital world. He addressed more than 300 participants from 22 countries at the opening session of the EastWest Institute’s 3rd Worldwide Cybersecurity Summit. Pointing out that for the first time in […]