JK Bank share to be traded on stock exchanges @Re 1 after 5thSept

Srinagar: Face value (FV) of J&K Bank share will stand spilt after September 5, 2014 and will be traded at the National Stock Exchange of India Ltd. and The Bombay Stock Exchange Ltd. at Re 1 against existing FV of Rs 10 per share. Shareholders of the Bank holding shares in the Dematerialized form in […]

300% increase in tax collection

Srinagar: Despite 300 percent increase in the tax revenue of Jammu and Kashmir and despite the repeated assurances of the state government, it is yet to re-organize the excise and commercial taxes department. The question was submitted by the legislator Mohammad Ashraf wherein he had asked why the state government has not re-organized the excise […]

KCC&I Adopts New Constitution

SRINAGAR: The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce & Industry today adopted a new constitution at its extra ordinary general meeting The meeting earlier deliberated on the various aspects and later passed the draft amendments of articles of association.  The long pending amendments to the constitution of the KCC&I was finally completed and placed before the EOGM.  […]

Horticulturalists can approach SRTC for transport facility

SRINAGAR: Minister for Transport and CA&PD, Ch. Mohammad Ramzan replying to a Calling Attention Notice moved by Dr. Bashir Ahmad Shah Veeri informed the house that private run transport facility to orchardists is being driven by the market forces on the basis of demand and supply. During the fruit season in the valley huge quantity […]

What next?

IT is doubtful if this question in the headline crossed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mind when he decided on Aug 18 to call off the talks between the Pakistani and Indian foreign secretaries. The Hurriyat leaders had received the invite on Aug 11. Indian Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh’s call to Pakistan’s high commissioner to cancel […]

The ‘Love Jihad’ And Hitler

Hitler had used the similar tactic, as being used by the Right wing in India against Muslims and Christians, to generate hatred and polarize German opinion against the Jews- the so called internal enemy, by making propaganda that Jewish youngmen had been luring the German girls and polluting the quality and purity of the Aryan […]

The Shrinking Greens Of Sonamarg

Bollywood films like Yash Chopra’s “Silsila”, Shammi Kapoor-Sharmila Tagore starrer “Kashmir Ki Kali” and Raj Kapoor’s “Ram Teri Ganga Maili”, to mention just a few, were shot here. As hotels, roadside tea shops, eateries and handicraft kiosks crowd this once breathtakingly beautiful Kashmiri tourist resort, one wonders where the “golden meadow”, as its name suggests, […]

Galloway Attacked In London, Hurt

LONDON: An outspoken British lawmaker who declared an “Israel-free zone” in a northern English city suffered a suspected broken jaw in an attack believed to be linked to his support for the Palestinians, his party said on Saturday. George Galloway was attacked in west London on Friday night. “It is thought that the attack is […]

Syrian rebels attack UN peacekeepers

BEIRUT (AP) — Clashes erupted between al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels and U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday after the militants surrounded their encampment, activists and officials said, as the international organization risked being sucked further into the conflict. Other U.N. peacekeepers were able to flee from a different encampment that that was also surrounded […]

Iraq begins major operation to free besieged town

BAGHDAD: Iraqi security forces backed by Shia militiamen and Kurdish fighters launched a major operation Saturday to break the more than two-month rebel siege of a Shia Turkmen-majority town, officials said. The operation has been in the works for days, with Iraqi aircraft carrying out strikes and forces massing for the drive toward Amerli, which […]