Mehbooba fixes targets to turnaround farming sector

JAMMU:– Describing agriculture as the bright spot in state’s economy, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, Friday fixed achievable targets for a quick turnaround, aimed at making J&K self-sufficient in agriculture production.As a testament to the fertility of the land for certain kind of crops, she suggested popularizing the concept of model villages for basmati, mushkbudgi, apple, […]

Planning to Marry? Think Kashmir as a wedding destination

SRINAGAR: – While Kashmir is celebrated across the world as a prime tourism destination that the place can be a splash for weddings has eluded people till now.Weddings in Kashmir offer a different ambiance- relaxing, serene and pristine with great weather and surroundings, far away from the maddening crowd, in the serene environs of nature.This […]

NHPC reacts on ’19K Cr income’ from JK waters

Srinagar:- Taking note of the National Hydro Power Corporation (NHPC) projected half figures, while replying to RTI application filed by Venkatesh Nayak ofCommonwealth Human Rights Initiative, New Delhi.“While J&K Government pays more or less Rs 4000 Crores annually for buying hydro-energy, which is partly generated from its own waters, NHPC has projected a figure of […]

Work hard to grab avenues in international market: Naeem to students

JAMMU: Minister for Education, Naeem Akthar today called upon engineering students of Jammu and Kashmir to achieve excellence to grab the job opportunities available in international market . “Professionals cannot be restricted by the community, national or ethnic barriers. They are welcomed everywhere provided they can compete with best of their ability” Naeem told Engineering […]

Govt reconstitutes Management Board of J&K Cooperative Agriculture & Rural Development Bank

JAMMU: The Government has ordered reconstitution of the Board of Management in the J&K State Cooperative Agriculture and Rural Development Bank, Srinagar with Minister for Cooperative as its Chairman. Other members of the Board include Minister of State for Cooperatives, Administrative Secretaries of Planning and Development, Finance, Cooperative Departments and Registrar Cooperative Societies. The Managing […]

Hailstorm destroy crops in South Kashmir

Pulwama: The devastating hailstorms left behind a trail of destruction, leveling standing crops destroying apple and almond flowers on Friday in South Kashmir’s Pulwama and Kulgam districts.  Fruits as well as crops according to locals witnessed devastation. The hailstorm continued for at least 15 minutes leaving behind a trail of destruction. The worst affected villages […]

Regal Chowk Traders Appeal CM Mehbooba

Srinagar:- Regretting that the commercial hub of Srinagar has been in red since September 2014 floods, Regal Chowk Traders Federation has appealed the government to seriously look into the matter. The RCTA held a meeting in Srinagar today under its President Manzoor Ahmed Mir and Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation President Mohammed Yasin. The meeting […]

Who Needs An Apology?

THE Canadians are a strange lot. Who in their right mind would offer apologies with folded hands for something that happened more than a century ago? Justin Trudeau, Canada’s young prime minister, has decided to tender a formal apology next month before parliament for what is known as the Komagata Maru incident of 1914.What happened […]

Punished for Being A Kashmiri!

Human nature is such that you don’t realise the injustice meted at people unless you yourself become a victim of it. I too couldn’t fathom the hatred that the people of India held for Kashmiris until I myself faced it in the worst form. Five months ago, I went to Pune for a job. I am […]

This Media Justifies Injustice!

Media propagates reality. It presents things as they exist. But when this reality is dressed up and masked, absurdity prevails. India, a country that claims to be the world’s largest democracy, is overlooking the very basic principle of democracy-protecting human rights. Kashmir, a valley of saints, is a perfect example of how this democratic nation […]

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