Suspension Of Internet: Business Community Bears The Brunt

Contractors unable to submit e-tenders Srinagar: Business establishments in Valley have suffered losses to the tune of lakhs of rupees after the snapping of internet services and imposition of restrictions for four consecutive days. Mobile internet connectivity in the Valley was suspended after the communal tensions erupted in Kishtwar of Jammu region on August 9. […]

Kashmir and Jammu trade bodies meet Chief Minister

Jammu: A delegation of trade bodies of Kashmir consisting of the President, KTMF M. Y Khan, President FCIK Mohammad Ashraf Mir and President JCCI, Dr. Mubeen Shah headed by the President, KCC&I Abdul Hamid Punjabi met trade bodies of Jammu so as to ensure that the peaceful business environment prevail in the State at all […]

Rs. 34.78 Cr advanced for 2323 IG Units in Bandipore

BANDIPORE: Financial assistance to the tune of Rs. 34.78 crore against the target of Rs. 167.67 crore have been provided to 2323 beneficiaries under Annual Credit Plan in Bandipore district during the first quarter of the current fiscal. Out of which, Rs. 23.04 crore were advanced under Agriculture Sector, Rs. 5.66 crore under Small Enterprises […]

Rs. 6 Crores being spent under Vegetable Initiative Scheme

SRINAGAR: About Rs. 6 Crores are being spent under Vegetable Initiative for urban Cluster Scheme in the selected clusters of Kashmir Division around Srinagar city for enhancing the production of vegetables and making available the same to the residents of Srinagar city on cheap rates. This was disclosed in a joint meeting of divisional and […]

J&K Bank conducts DLRC meets

Srinagar: In order to review achievements under Annual District Credit Plan, J&K Bank, in the capacity of convener, conducted District Level Review Committee meets in Bandipora and Baramulla. Lead Bank Office Bandipora conducted DLRC meeting of District Bandipora today to review achievements under Annual District Credit Plan 2013-14 for the quarter ended June 2013.  The […]

Bury the Hatchet

Democracies don’t fight – that’s the lesson Europeans learnt from the horrors of the World War II, and since then have assiduously worked to strengthen the democratic institutions. If that kind of realisation is going to underscore Pak-India bilateralism in the wake of recent unfavourable incidents along the dividing Line of Control in Kashmir, it […]

Is India for Hindus only?

The Hindu right-wing government in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh finally withdrew the order that aimed to introduce lessons from the religious text, Bhagavad Gita, into school curriculums. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) — the ruling party of Madhya Pradesh — came under heavy criticism from Muslim organisations and secular political parties, for […]

Geelani Heeds Mirwaiz Plea, Postpones Friday Strike

Hurriyat (M) welcomes Geelani’s gesture SRINAGAR: A day after Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq made a fervent appeal to separatist organizations to desist from calling shutdowns on Fridays, Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani Wednesday called off the strike for Friday and urged people to observe shutdown on Saturday instead against the […]

Kashmir a symbol of communal harmony: Agnivesh

‘Good Sense Prevailed, People Stayed Away From Yatra’ NEW DELHI: Hindu religious scholar and civil society activist Swami Agnivesh Wednesday appealed people of Kashmir not to get carried away by the awful actions of few religious zealots in Chenab Valley and Jammu city and maintain peace at any cost. He expressed happiness that majority people […]

Indian Author Says, VDC’s Extra-constitutional, Illegal

Omar did good job in containing communal violence: Zafarul Islam  NEW DELHI: Describing the Village Defence Committees as extra constitutional and illegal, eminent author, journalist, and civil society activist Dr Zafarul Islam Khan Wednesday lauded the role of Omar Abdullah for containing communal violence in Kishtwar town in time. “It was the timely action of […]

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