Withdrawal-limit from ATM hiked to Rs 4,500 per day from Jan 1

New Delhi: In a relief to common man, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday said cash withdrawal limit from ATMs will be increased to Rs 4,500 per day from the current Rs 2,500 from 1 January. However, there has been no change in the weekly withdrawal limit, which stands at Rs 24,000, including from […]

Pakistan’s policy on Kashmir remains unchanged: Pak Foreign Office

Islamabad: Pakistan has said that its policy on Kashmir has remained unchanged and the issue should be resolved according to aspirations of Kashmiris in line with UN Security Council resolutions, Radio Pakistan reported . “Pakistan wants an amicable solution of Kashmir issue through dialogue, but India is creating hurdles in granting right to self-determination to Kashmiris,” said Pakistan’s […]

CM asks students to benefit from e-facilities,connect with outer world

JAMMU: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today launched a comprehensive IT-enabled School Management Information System (SMIS) developed by the Education Department in collaboration with several agencies like NIELIT, ISRO, Digital India and MHRD etc. SMIS provides a complete database of all the schools spread across the State including staff strength, student-teacher ratio and other components. The […]

Rasheed visits Handwara fire victims;provides Rs10,000 to each family

HANDWARA: Incumbent MLA Langate Er Rasheed Friday visited Wadder Payeen Handwara where more than a dozen houses were dashed to earth in a devastating fire and expressed solidarity with the fire victims. A statement of Rasheed’s party Awami Ittehad Party issued here said, “Rasheed paid an amount of Rs 10,000 per family on behalf of […]

‘On Alam’s re-arrest, it is clear state is over-ruled by Sangh Parivaar’

SRINAGAR: Strongly condemning the re-arrest of senior Hurriyat leader and chairman Muslim league, Masarat Alam, Hurriyat (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani Friday said that their apprehensions that after even quashing 34th PSA will not be different from the previous ones and re-arrest of Masarat Alam proved it right, beyond doubt. In a statement issued to […]

Government initiate action against 31 absentee employees

SRINAGAR: As many as 31 employees were found absent in different government offices in the Kashmir valley during the three days, forcing authorities to initiate action against them. Officials said here today that Assistant Commissioner Revenue (ACR) conducted surprise inspection of various Government offices in the central Kashmir district of Badgam yesterdau. During the surprise […]

Duksum Forest on fire from 3 days

ANANTNAG: The forest fire has engulfed the three compartments of Duksum Range of South Kashmir’s Forest Division. Forest officials admitted that due to lack of manpower and sophisticated equipments they are unable to douse the fire. Reports said compartment number 27, 28 and 29 of Duksum forest caught fire three days back causing a huge […]

Budgam Court Convicts 2 Accused

BUDGAM: Court of Judicial Magistrate, Ist Class, Budgam Imtiyaz Ahmed Lone, Friday concluded the trial involving adulteration of foods, has found two accused guilty for the commission of offence under various sections of Food Safety and Standard Act 2006. The convicted are Syed Ibrahim Rizvi son of Late Haji Mohammad Abdullah Rizvi of Magam M/S […]

Over 17.4 lac banks accounts opened under PMJDY

SRINAGAR: Over 17.4 lakh banks accounts have been opened under  Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) while over 14.4 lakh RuPay Debit Cards have issued in the Jammu and Kashmir till now. Officials said that  under PMJDY, over 17.4 Lakh bank accounts have been opened and over 14.4 Lakh RuPay Debit Cards have been issued […]

Price rise sets Srinagar markets on fire

Srinagar: The increasing price rise of essential commodities and food items has set the Srinagar markets on fire with commoners facing the major brunt. People feel that civil supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) department has failed miserably to perform its duties as the essential commodities are touching sky day by day. “The hike is affecting […]