Power key enabler to rebound JK economy:Mehbooba

JAMMU:- To address the complex issues confronting Power sector in the state, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, Thursday, asked the Power Development Department (PDD) to devise a comprehensive roadmap in view of the distress in power generation, transmission and distribution systems so that quality power supply is ensured to the consumers. She also advised the department […]

CM takes briefing of Industries & Commerce Department

JAMMU:– In a significant step to boost women entrepreneurship in the State, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, Thursday ordered the conversion of Jammu Haat into an exclusive ‘Women Business Centre’.For this, she directed I&C Department to prepare a ‘Business Plan’ within the next two months so that brass tacks are done to establish the Centre, which […]

Ban on export of Ladakhi Apricot should be lifted

Jammu:  President B.J.Y.M. KARGIL Mohd Hassan Pasha raised the long pending issue of lifting the Ban on Export of Apricot outside Kargil with the Minister for Cooperatives Chering Dorjay, at Civil Secretariat Jammu.Terming it unfortunate Mohammad Hassan Pasha told that the Apricot export has been banned in 1974 under J&K Pest and disease act.He also […]

Work towards building brand, better marketing for horticulture produce:Priya Sethi

JAMMU:-Stressing on brand building and better marketing of horticulture produce of the state, Minister of State for Education, Technical Education, Tourism, Culture, Horticulture, Floriculture and Parks Priya Sethi said that nature has bestowed the state with good climatic conditions for quality horticulture produce and the department needs to work towards improving marketing facilities besides building […]

Govt committed to provide conducive environ for industrial growth: Ganga

JAMMU:-– Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Prakash Ganga today said that the government is taking adequate steps to provide a conducive environment to the industrialists and aspiring entrepreneurs in Jammu and Kashmir. This was stated by the Minister while addressing the gathering of senior officers of Industries department, Industrialists from across the nation and […]

Talks, but no talks

Just when we thought that the dialogue  between India and Pakistan has been hopelessly hampered by the Pathankot attack followed by the arrest of an alleged Indian spy in Balochistan, foreign secretaries met in New Delhi to discuss the resumption of the formal dialogue – albeit on the sidelines of a multilateral Heart of Asia […]

When Big Brother Wants to Go Beyond Watching You

LAST WEEK,, Kumar Rajiv Ranjan, district magistrate of Kupwara in Jammu and Kashmir issued a circular requiring registration of “WhatsApp news groups” following violent protests in Handwara and Kupwara in which 5 people were killed.The circular was issued with a view to “restrict the spreading of rumours”. The circular laid down five conditions: It asked […]

Life is…a Life-Long School

One way of looking at life is to think of it as a school that extends, quite literally, from womb to tomb. Life is a life-long process of education that provides us with innumerable potential educative experiences, each of which can teach us something valuable for our spiritual evolution.The lessons we can learn through the […]

Iraq bans Al Jazeera news network over violation of guidelines

Iraqi officials have revoked the operating license of the Qatar-based Al Jazeera news network and closed its bureau in the capital, Baghdad, over its violation of government guidelines.In a Wednesday letter to the controversial satellite network, Iraq’s Communications and Media Commission (CMC) said it was revoking the license that allowed Al Jazeera to operate in […]

Afghan Taliban say team in Pakistan not for peace talks

ISLAMABAD: Afghan Tali­ban on Wednesday formally confirmed that a delegation from their political office in Qatar was visiting Pakistan and promised “fruitful results”, but rejected the impression that the group was there to discuss participation in peace talks with Kabul.Muhammad Naeem, a Qatar-based spokesman for the Taliban, told journalists that Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour […]

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