Vohra asks Jaitley to ‘urgently’ release funds

JAMMU:  Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra today requested Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to “urgently” release funds which are “due” to the state. “The Governor in a letter to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley requested him to urgently release funds due to the state,” an official spokesperson said. Vohra sought the minister’s intervention to […]

Pakistan, Iran: Businesses asked to cooperate as economies take off

 ISLAMABAD: Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) President Abdul Rauf Alam has said that economies of Pakistan and Iran are taking off and the time is ripe for the business community to search for opportunities in each other’s markets. Speaking at the Pakistan-Iran Joint Business Council on Saturday, Alam termed the visit […]

Pak Suzuki mulls moving investment to Iran

KARACHI: A major automaker has threatened to shift its investment for a new plant worth $400-500 million to Iran from Pakistan citing dearth of incentives for existing assemblers in the Automotive Development Policy (ADP) 2016-21. Pak Suzuki Motor Company Limited (PSMCL), which has over 50 per cent market share, informed the government some time back […]

Horticulture Dept. swings into action against illegal marketing of pesticides

Srinagar :Today on 29.03.16 a team of Horticulture Development Officers / Insecticide Inspectors inspected various retail shops and godowns of pesticide dealers in Kupwara and Handwara.  During the course of inspection some pesticide were seized in contravention of Insecticide Act 1968. During inspection some samples were also collected for analysis.  

Handicrafts department organizes awareness camp at Doda

DODA:- The department of Handicrafts today organized an awareness camp at Doda to bring awareness among artisans of the district. Chief Planning Officer, Yoginder Katoch, Assistant Director Handicrafts and other officers were present during the camp. Speaking on the occasion,  Mr Katoch urged artisans to come forward and take benefits of  various schemes of the […]

HDFC Bank launches Missed Call Mobile Recharge

Srinagar: HDFC Bank Ltd., today announced the launch of Missed Call Mobile Recharge, a simple yet revolutionary way to top up your prepaid mobile number. HDFC Bank customers can now recharge their mobile by giving a missed call, without the need to visit a shop, log onto a website or open an app. Further, customers […]

Meet held to approve market value of lands

Jammu :Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Dr Asgar Hassan SamoonTuesday convened a meeting to finalise market value rates of various types of lands in the valley. The meeting was attended by Additional Inspector General Registration, Dr Shamim, Chief Town Planner, Iftikar Ahmad and Deputy Commissioner Stamps, Ulfat Jabeen. After threadbare discussion Divisional Commissioner Kashmir approved the rate […]

Cult of Senseless Violence in Pakistan

On Sunday, it happened again in Pakistan.  Without warning, a suicide blast tore through the Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park, killing indiscriminately. At least 70 people – mostly women and children – were killed and more than 300 people were wounded. The attack was claimed by a splinter group of the Pakistani Taliban, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar. The blast intentionally targeted […]

Bleeding the white in our flag

The Easter Sunday bombing in Lahore was meant to do many things. One of them was killing Christians. There is no punishment in Pakistan for hooliganism, or barbarianism, or wanton thuggery. You can attack the PTV headquarters, attack the parliament building, attack the Supreme Court building (yes, prime minister, we have not forgotten). You can […]

925 Million Hungry People

Action Against Hunger has launched a call for solidarity through an advertising campaign under the slogans: “Emergency: famine in Somalia”, “The worst drought in recent years is affecting Somalia”. Moreover AMREF (African Medical and Research Foundation), the largest international health organization completely of African origin and management, has launched another campaign against infectious diseases. The […]

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