Govt mulls creation of ‘Brand Fund’: Drabu

SRINAGAR:- Ahead of the Budget Session 2016-17, Minister for Finance, Dr Haseeb Drabu, Saturday held a series of meetings with the representatives of businesses bodies in Jammu and Kashmir.    The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) urged the Finance Minister that the government must do away with the provisions in New Industrial Policy […]

CAPD min seeks more 4.30 lakh MTs of ration for MMSFES

New Delhi:-Raising J&’s food issues with the Central Government, Minister for Consumer Affairs, Public Distribution Department and Legal Metrology Department, Choudhary Zulfkar Ali has urged the Government of India to release 4.30 lakh MTs additional ration to the State on APL rates for implementation of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Food Entitlement Scheme (MMSFES). The scheme is […]

Come clear on transfer of Power Projects: Tarigami

Srinagar:- CPI (M) has asked the state government to clear its stand on the issue of transfer of Power Projects from NHPC to the state and to justify its earlier stand of incorporating the same in the “Agenda of Alliance”. The recent statement of Union Power Minister has been very discouraging. It appears to be […]

Govt keen to promote eco-tourism in potential areas: Lal Singh

Srinagar :-Minister for Forests, Ecology and Environment, Choudhary Lal Singh has said that government has tagged protection of forests and wildlife as the priority sector keeping in view their importance in boosting tourism activities in the state. “The forests and rich eco-system are the main natural legacies which accord Jammu and Kashmir the distinction of […]

India pays part of Iran oil dues ahead of Modi visit

Tehran: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s maiden visit to Iran, Indian refiners have made first euro payments in four years to clear a part of the $6.4-billion (nearly Rs 43,000 crore) in past oil dues. Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd  has paid $500 million (nearly Rs ?3,326.38 crore) and Indian Oil Corp  $250 million […]

Molvi Imran Ansari bereaved

SRINAGAR: Grandmother of IT & Sports Minister Imran Ansari and mother of MLA Zadibal Abid Ansari passed away on Saturday. Family sources told Kashmir Observer that Mrs Nissa Begum breathed her last at 2 pm Saturday at Dar-ul-Jawad, Qamarwari. She was 95. Deceased was mother of Shia cleric and politician late Molvi Iftikhar Hussain Ansari […]

Trade Along LoC :The movement of goods can lessen Indo-Pak tensions

[[{“type”:”media”,”fid”:”5384″,”view_mode”:”wysiwyg”,”instance_fields”:”override”,”attributes”:{“height”:”100″,”width”:”100″}}]] THE elaborate cross-LoC trade arrangements which were devised by Pakistan and India, avowedly as a confidence-building measure, had a strangely dual aspect. They were rooted in distrust but traders on both sides were required to trust one another. It was to be trade by barter without banking facilities and telecommunication links. On April 27, […]

Pinning Hopes On Technology For Protection

[[{“type”:”media”,”fid”:”5382″,”view_mode”:”wysiwyg”,”instance_fields”:”override”,”attributes”:{“height”:”100″,”width”:”100″}}]] The nomads of Jammu & Kashmir, who spend entire summers in the Himalayan highlands, are often victims disasters worsened by climate change, and just as often ignored. While floods and landslides are occurring in increasing frequency, linked to extreme weather events, much of the reporting happens from urban areas.The nomads – Bakkarwals and Gujjars […]

An Island Of Books

[[{“type”:”media”,”fid”:”5379″,”view_mode”:”wysiwyg”,”instance_fields”:”override”,”attributes”:{“height”:”100″,”width”:”100″}}]] Sitting on an island in the idyllic Dal Lake, drinking your favourite coffee and reading your favourite book away from the hustle and bustle of a chaotic city- What more can a book lover ask for?Books and coffee have always been the perfect combination but add to it the mesmerising view of Dal Lake […]

Why you don’t read as much as you used to

[[{“type”:”media”,”fid”:”5377″,”view_mode”:”wysiwyg”,”instance_fields”:”override”,”attributes”:{“height”:”100″,”width”:”100″}}]] This is the thing, though. It’s not the churn of the twenty-four-hour news cycle that has dismembered that style of reading you were once so good at: the solid uninterrupted chunk, the afternoon in the park, the sleepless night (those sleepless nights, they were secretly the best). And no, I’m not going to be […]

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