Traders call for Monday shutdown to protest NIA summons to Yasin Khan

Traders call for Monday shutdown to protest NIA summons to Yasin Khan

SRINAGAR: Prominent trade bodies of Kashmir have called for a valley-wide shutdown on Monday against the NIA summons issued to President of Kashmir Traders Manufacturers Federation (KTMF) Mohammad Yasin Khan. The National Investigation Agency has asked Yasin to present himself for questioning at its headquarters in New Delhi on Monday. Talking to reporters, acting KTMF […]

Heads may roll in BJP, all five of them

Heads may roll in BJP, all five of them

SRINAGAR: The BJP’s state unit is abuzz with talk of its five ministers being shown the door, particularly Forest Minister Lal Singh and Health Minister Bali Baghat, while Speaker of the Assembly Kavinder Gupta and state unit president Sat Sharma, who is also a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA), could be elevated to cabinet […]

Ram Madhav deputed to review performance of BJP’s five ministers

Ram Madhav deputed to review performance of BJP’s five ministers

SRINAGAR: The BJP’s central leadership has deputed party general secretary Ram Madhav and senior party functionary Ram Lal to review the performance of its ministers, particularly the five ministers against whom the apex trade body of Jammu complained to Home Minister Rajnath Singh when he visited Jammu last week. “Ram ji and Madhav ji will […]

New hydro-power policy misses deadline

New hydro-power policy misses deadline

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir government has missed a deadline for coming up with a hydro-electric policy that was envisaged to come out in the public domain in the month of July this year, Kashmir Reader has learnt. Highly placed sources in the Jammu and Kashmir State Power Development Corporation (JKSPDC), the government-owned company that […]

Mufti Sayeed’s dream to draft eco-tourism policy remains unfulfilled

Mufti Sayeed’s dream to draft eco-tourism policy remains unfulfilled

SRINAGAR: Four months before his death, the then Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed had directed the forest department to form eco-tourism policy and start on pilot basis eight projects on eco-tourism mode across the Jammu and Kashmir. Two years have passed neither the policy nor the projects have come up, courtesy official apathy. A top […]

Business bodies won’t meet with Rajnath

Business bodies won’t meet with Rajnath

SRINAGAR: Prominent business organisations in Kashmir have decided to not meet Home Minister Rajnath Singh during his four-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir. However, the Jammu Chamber of Commerce & Industry said it will meet Singh on Monday to raise issues arising out of the Goods and Services Tax (GST). Siraj Ahmad, Convener of Jammu […]

Hope still floats on revival of river transport

Hope still floats on revival of river transport

SRINAGAR: River transport in the Valley has found mention in several political speeches and official meetings, but has not moved beyond such talk. This, when only a small investment is required, people associated with river transport say. One of the suggestions put forth is to make small investments in the already existing boats and to […]

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