BSNL launches free roaming

Srinagar: State-controlled BSNL launched free roaming services from Monday and subscribers will not have to pay charges for using mobile phones outside the home circle now. BSNL has a mobile subscriber base of 7.72 crore as of March-end.

Centre to fast-track development of energy sources in JK: Goyal

NTPC-JKSPDC sign agreement for development of thermal power in the State SRINAGAR: Union Minister of State with independent charge for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy, Piyush Goyal today promised all help from central government to Jammu & Kashmir for expeditious development of conventional and non-conventional energy sources in the state. “Power Minister Piyush […]

Drabu for professional management of JK’s finances

‘Role of Funds Organization in Internal Resource Generation’ SRINAGAR: Minister for Finance, Labour, Employment & Culture, Dr Haseeb A Drabu has underscored the need for adequate and professional management of the State’s finances. Addressing One-day convention on “Role of Funds Organization in Internal Resource Generation” organized by the Funds Organization here today, the Minister   […]

89th Meeting of JKPCC Board of Directors Held

SRINAGAR: Minister for R&B, Gardens, Parks and Floriculture, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari, who is also the chairman of Jammu Kashmir Projects Construction Corporation (JKPCC), presided over 89th meeting of Board of Directors of the Corporation held here today. Minister of State for R&B and Revenue, Sunil Kumar Sharma, Commissioner Secretary, R&B, Secretary Health and Medical […]

Hanjura for strict adherence to Land Use Act

SRINAGAR: Expressing serious concern over the conversion of saffron land for residential purposes, Minister for Agriculture Mr. Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura said there should be no deviation of the Land Use Act. He directed the district administration Pulwama to gear up their field functionaries and take strong measures to stop the construction of residential houses […]

Bandipore to produce 40,000 Kgs cocoon

BANDIPORE: About 40,000 Kgs of cocoon production costing Rs. One crore has been targeted to be achieved in Bandipore district during this harvesting season of cocoon. This was stated during a training camp organized by Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Bandipore at Baharabad Hajin in which a good number of progressive farmers and rural youth participated. […]

Mehbooba chairs SLCC meeting of FCI

SRINAGAR: Emphasizing the need for construction of high-tech go-downs in the state, Member Parliament, Mehbooba Mufti today asked Food Corporation of India (FCI) to formulate a proposal for construction of two Silos (modern go-downs) of 50,000 MT capacity for funding from the Centre. She said these Silos would be set up near railway line in […]

Pak Kashmir unveils tax free budget

Muzaffarabad: The Pakistan controlled Kashmir (AJK) Monday presented a tax-free budget for the next fiscal year, amounting to over sixty-eight billion Pakistani Rupees.    Presenting the budget in the House, AJK Finance Minister Chaudhry Latif Akbar said, 9.5 percent increase has been made for developmental expenditure in the new budget. The budget provides over eleven […]

Rohingyas, Taliban and the license to kill

When the sane majority chooses to remain silent in the face of injustice and tyranny, the fringe begins to speak on their behalf.  This is just what Myanmar’s persecuted Rohingyas needed – solidarity vows from Pakistan’s Tehreek-e-Taliban! The militant group has urged Muslims in Myanmar to “rise up and fight” the country’s rulers, saying their […]

Come & See This Paradise

“Why cannot you just divorce yourself from the blanket and explore the beautiful world out there?’, Sofiya uttered t he words in a fit of anger and fascination. But the only reaction she got was a vague smile from her only sister Sobia! Sobiya and Sofiya were two sisters, Twin souls; they used to call […]

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