Visiting World Bank Mission Team calls on CM

SRINAGAR: Chief Minister, Ms Mehbooba Mufti today called for prioritizing the works under World Bank loan of Rs 1500 crore to address urgent infrastructure deficiencies in critical areas including flood and disaster management. “Given the State’s resource constraints and lack of matching expertise, external funding and technical advice is imperative to create adequate flood and […]

Against national average of 60% CDR in J&K at 49.11%: Drabu

Minister for Finance, Labour and Employment, Dr. Haseeb. A. Drabu today informed the House that the aggregate Credit Deposit Ratio during the last fiscal in respect of all banks operating in J&K State stood at 49.11% against the national average of 60%. Replying to a question by Mr. Davinder Singh Rana on behalf of Mr. […]

Rs. 350 cr credit plan formulated for Bandipora

 BANDIPORA:- The District Credit Plan (DCP) of Rs. 350 crore has been formulated for the current fiscal in district Bandipora and by linkage of District Development Plan (DDP) with DCP, the total annual plan for the district would be Rs. 448.96 crore. This was stated during a District level Review Committee (DLRC) meeting held here […]

LC taken up Discussion on Budget

SRINAGAR: The House today took up general discussion on Budget 2016-17. Initiating the discussion on Mr. Zaffar Iqbal Manhas today said that the Government should be given time to implement its developmental policies. Referring the budget as a transparent roadmap, Mr. Manhas said that the Government has devised the budget thinking on long term basis […]

Tarigami for comprehensive policy to develop Agriculture, allied sectors

SRINAGAR: MLA Kulgam Mr. M Y Tarigami while participating in the Discussion on General budget (2016-17) today said that the state has rich potential in animal and sheep husbandry, sericulture, horticulture and other sectors, but there is a lack of concrete input policy in this regard. He said that the development of these sectors can […]

New food grain mandis on anvil: Zulfkar

Minister of State for Agriculture, Mr. Sunil Kumar Sharma today informed the House that no demand for establishment of procurement centre at Sherpur village of Kathua district has been received till end of April 2016 from the farmers. Replying to a question by Mr. Kuldeep Raj, the Minister said that local millers and traders of […]

Parent’s beware! Chemicals in plastic bottles can weaken kids’ teeth

You can never be too careful with your babies and a new study only proves this right. It has been found that chemicals commonly found in plastics and fungicides may be weakening children’s teeth by disrupting hormones that stimulate the growth of dental enamel. For the study, the researchers examined the effects of two endocrine […]

Did you know: Painkillers may extend duration of chronic pain

 NEW YORK: The short-term decision to take painkillers can have devastating consequences of making pain worse and longer lasting, warns new research. “We are showing for the first time that even a brief exposure to opioids can have long-term negative effects on pain,” said lead researcher Peter Grace, assistant research professor at University of Colorado […]

J&K created niche on India’s sports map in 2015: Mir

Srinagar: Director General Department of Youth Services & Sports Jahangir Mir Wednesday asked his department to carry out selections on merit basis, a statement from the department said. He was chairing a meeting of all the District Youth Services & Sports Officers of the Kashmir Division to review the various tourneys that the department is […]

Inter-College Judo Championship:AS College pocket men’s event

Amar Singh College Srinagar Wednesday walked away with men’s title in Inter -College Judo Championship played at Kashmir University campus. They were followed by Gandhi Memorial College who secured the second, a statement from the organisers said. In women’s event, Women’s College MA Road were the winners of the championship edging past Gandhi Memorial College.  […]

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