J&K Bank Bags SKOCH Award In B&F Silver Category

SRINAGAR — J&K Bank Chairman and CEO Parvez Ahmed received the prestigious SKOCH Award in Banking and Finance Silver Category for the establishment of thirty-five J&K Bank Easy Payment Units in Leh Ladakh Region leading to a revolutionary inclusive banking and rural expansion, which was recognized at the 55th SKOCH Summit held at the Constitution Club of […]

Land ‘Crunch’ Hits CUK Expansion

SRINAGAR — The paucity of land has hit the expansion of the Central Uni­versity of Kashmir (CUK) which was badly hitting its academic activti­ties. This was revealed at the fourth meeting of the varsity Court, its highest statutory body, at SK Inter­national Convention Centre (SKICC) here on Saturday. The meeting was chaired by the Chancellor, Lt. […]

DPS’s Film On Mental Health Bags International Award

SRINAGAR — The Delhi Public School Srinagar emerged as the winner of a film making competition at the recently held international young film makers festival at which school’s entry ‘Tanaav’ was declared the unanimous winner. The two-day festival was held by The National Life Skills and School Wellness Program in New Delhi beginning 18 December. […]

Speeding Up Of Hokersar Dredging Work Sought

SRINAGAR — Secretary of Public Health Engineering (PHE) Irrigation and Flood Control (I&FC) departments, Farooq Ahmad Shah, Saturday sought speeding up of the ongoing dredging works in Hokersar lake. Speaking on the occasion, the Sec­retary said that the completion of the first phase of flood management will increase the capacity of manag­ing floods by 60,000 cusecs. […]

ERA To Spend Rs 4.53 Crore On Handicraft Clusters  

SRINAGAR — The Economic Recon­struction Agency is developing a consultancy support for the de­velopment of embroidery and papier machie crafts at Noor Bagh and Zadibal at Srinagar respectively at a cost of Rs. 2.39 crore and Rs. 2.18 crore. This information was given by Dr. Raghav Langer Chief Ex­ecutive Officer J&KERA / JTFRP during his visit […]

SKUAST Debates Utility Of Poplar Cultivation

SRINAGAR — The faculty of Forestry and Directorate of Extension, SKUAST Shalimar Saturday con­ducted a brainstorming session on the utility of Popular Cultiva­tion in Kashmir. Justice (Retd.) Bashir Ahmad Kirmani was the chief guest at the session, ‘Popular Cultivation in Kashmir: A Boon or Menace.’ Experts from diverse fields in­cluding scientists from social for­estry, soil conservation, […]

Cold Wave Continues In Kashmir

SRINAGAR — Cold wave conditions tightened grip in Kashmir as the mercury went down at most places last night, with Leh, in the Ladakh region, ex­periencing the coldest night of the winter so far. Leh recorded a low of minus 15.8 degrees celsius last night – over three degrees down from minus 12.7 degrees celsius the […]

CB Books BITCOIN Cheaters

SRINAGAR — The Crime Branch Kashmir has registered a case against the officials of GAINBIT­COIN for cheating the people on the promise of investing their money into its crypto currencies to achieve 180 percent growth in one-and-half year. The CB had received a com­plaint from aggrieved persons, stating therein that they had purchased BITCOIN worth lakhs […]

Youth Arrested For Bid To ‘Loot’ ATM  

SRINAGAR —  Police on Friday night arrested a 19-year-old youth after he allegedly made a failed bid to loot the ATM of ICICI bank in Pampore area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Reports said the security guard of the ATM situated at Kadlibal, Pampore overpowered the youth when he struck in the ATM and tried to […]

PDD Turns To Power Cuts Due To 900 MW Electricity Deficit

SRINAGAR — The Power Develop­ment Department is facing a defi­cit of 900 Mw of electricity due to which it has to resort to the fre­quent power cuts. PDD chief engi­neer, Hashmat Qazi, said that the people are “resorting to overload during winters” despite the fact that the department is currently facing power deficit of 900 […]