‘Intl Saffron Market to be setup in Kashmir’

SRINAGAR:- Minister for Agriculture Production, Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura yesterday said that the Government has taken various steps taken for the promotion Agriculture sector, the Minister said Rs. 4.50 crore have been earmarked for Saffron Mission in Jammu and Kashmir with an aim to boost its quality and productivity. He said the Department has been […]

Industrial units to get uninterrupted power supply: Chander Parkash

Srinagar: – Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Parkash Ganga today informed that the Government will provide independent receiving stations to industrial units to ensure uninterrupted power supply to them. Replying to a question of Zafar Iqbal Manhas, Chander Parkash informed that the Government has stopped power connections to industrial units engaged in manufacturing of […]

‘Rs 500 crore from PM Package to be spent on Horticulture sector’

SRINAGAR:- Minister for Agriculture Production, Mr Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura today informed the House that crop loss of Rs 1568 crore was assessed by the Department of Revenue for Horticulture sector due to incessant rains and floods of September 2014. Replying to a question by Muhammad Akbar Lone, the Minister informed that 50 per cent […]

ADC Kashmir convenes meet regarding revival of Pashmina industry

SRINAGAR:- A high level meeting was convened today under the chairmanship of Additional Commissioner Kashmir regarding  revival of traditional Pashmina industry in Kashmir. The meeting was attended by the officers of Industries, Handloom, Khadi and Village Board, Handicrafts departments, other concerned officers of various departments besides Artisans, NGO’s, representatives of Kashmir Economic Alliance, Tehfuz and […]

ROUF AHMAD SOFI: Fashioning Baseball’s Kashmir run

It wouldn’t be an understatement to term Baseball a fringe sport-both in terms of fan following and people playing it- in this part of the world.  Unlike Cricket and Football, Baseball is confined to certain sections and doesn’t find a permanent fixture in the sports calendar of schools across the valley. The attraction to the […]

Daesh chief Baghdadi killed in airstrike: Reports

Raqqa: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of one of the most formidable terror groups in the world, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Daesh), has reportedly been killed in an air strike, media reports said on Monday. Baghdadi has been reportedly killed in a strike in Syria, by a US lead coalition. This […]

Syria war: 224 killed in first week of Ramadan

Beirut :- At least 224 people were killed in the first week of Ramadan in Syria, with the majority of the deaths resulting from bombings by Syrian and Russian warplanes, according to a monitor. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitor, said on Monday that between 6 and 12 June – the first […]

‘Saudi, Kuwait, Qatar Must Stop Funding Extremists’

WASHINGTON: White House hopeful Hillary Clinton on Monday issued a pointed warning to US allies in the Middle East, saying countries like Saudi Arabia must crack down on citizens supporting extremism. Following the weekend massacre at a gay club in Orlando by a gunman who the FBI says may have been radicalised, the presumptive Democratic […]

Growing Pak-China ties upset US:Pak

ISLAMABAD: Pak Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry has said that Pakistan’s growing strategic partnership with China is one of the main reasons behind the current strains in its ties with the United States. Briefing a joint meeting of Senate’s standing committees on foreign affairs and defence on Monday, Chaudhry said the United States was probably […]

Bahrain bans largest Shia opposition group

Bahrain:- Bahrain has suspended all the activities by the country’s largest Shia political group and frozen its assets, Justice Ministry says. The ministry announced in a statement on Tuesday that the kingdom suspended the al-Wefaq opposition group. The Al-Wefaq opposition group has been suspended before as Bahrain has been embroiled in turmoil over the protests […]

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