Marketing, crop insurance key to restore farmers’ confidence: Mehbooba

Jammu: Flagging crop insurance and marketing support to the produce as key to restore the confidence of farming community in the agriculture sector, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today directed the administration to see how these two facilities are ensured to agriculturists even as she suggested use of CDF funds to give a push to rural […]

Jhelum-Tawi Recovery project:’Focus will be on technology,research-driven implementation’

Jammu: Government has decided to focus on study and technology based implementation of the World Bank (WB) funded Jhelum-Tawi Recovery project  in order  to attain best results while going for reconstruction of flood damaged infrastructure and future preparedness to prevent  damages in the event of natural calamities. Speaking at a high level meeting convened to […]

Day 130: Public, Pvt Transport Picks Up In City, Towns

SRINAGAR: There were traffic jams witnessed in the capital city Tuesday on number of roads which otherwise have remained mostly deserted due to curfews and shutdowns over the last four months. There was a considerable increase in the movement  of public and private transport since the trend started some two weeks back. However markets remained […]

Shutdown Losing Intensity, Hurriyat Blames Govt Employees 

Srinagar:Condemning the killing of 21-year old Rizwan of Noorbagh firing and shelling on the funeral procession, injuring scores of mourners, Hurriyat Conference (G) said that blood thirst of Indian forces is not quenched by killing by bullets & pellets and they run over youth in road traffic accidents as well.  Commenting over the “calendars from […]

98% Appear In 10th Class Exams

Srinagar: Thousands of students Tuesday appeared in the annual board examinations of class 10th in unrest-hit Kashmir, where normal life remains affected by a shutdown since July 8. The class 10th exams began amid unprecedented security measures across all the 558 examination centers a day after some 95% students appeared in the 12th class exams.  According to […]

Kashmir Tech Companies Suffer Rs 200 Cr Losses In 4 Months

Srinagar: Even as the ongoing agitation has entered fifth consecutive month -affecting normal life – a business sector that could have continued operations was the Information Technology (IT) industry. But ban on the internet services, left this field as a biggest sufferer with business players pegging the aggregate loss to whopping Rs 200 crores. Not only […]

Govt. Says, Working For Return Of Power Projects

Srinagar: The State government Tuesday said that it is working out modalities with the centre to get back power projects from National Hydroelectric Power Corporation Limited (NHPC). “The state government is working on modalities to get power projects from NHPC. Several discussions have taken place between GoI and J&K government on the issue and there […]

No Proper Testing Of Poultry In Valley

Srinagar: As the Kashmir imports approximately 5.5 crore broiler chicken from Haryana and Punjab annually while around 36 lakh are produced locally, it has been observed that there is no process of testing these fowls, entailing a significant health risk to consumers. According to KNS there is as such no mechanism from government which could […]

Demonetization Has Ended Stone Pelting In Kashmir, Says Parrikar

NEW DELHI: The Union defence minister, Manohar Parrikar on Monday said that since demonetisation of high currency notes “terror funding” has come down to zero and there hasn’t been stone-pelting on forces. Parrikar speaking at an event said, “In the last few days after PM’s daring move, there hasn’t been stone pelting on security forces. […]

MLA Blasts Parikar Over ‘Bizarre’ Remarks

SRINAGAR: Independent lawmaker Engineer Rashid has sharply reacted to Defence Minister Manohar Parikar’s “bizarre remarks” that demonetization of twin currency notes has stopped stone pelting in Kashmir. “By passing such pity remarks, he has tried to mislead the masses in India,” Rashid said. “Whatsoever is happening at the streets of Kashmir is indigenous and an outcome […]

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