Last time J&K govt archived records? Not since 1985

Last time J&K govt archived records? Not since 1985

SRINAGAR: Contrary to all record-keeping practice, it has been 30 years since the Jammu and Kashmir government has archived a single government document, apart from transfer orders. Director, Archives, Archaeology and Museums, Mohammad Shafi Zahid told Kashmir Reader that no government department has sent any document, be it policy, decision or anything else, since 1985 […]

SIDCO gave loans thrice to company that defaulted each time

SIDCO gave loans thrice to company that defaulted each time

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir State Industrial Development Corporation (JKSIDCO), a state-owned company that grants loans to industrial units, has sanctioned a loan three times to a private company that has each time failed to repay. The JKSIDCO granted the loan under the re-finance scheme of the Industrial Development Bank of India and the Small […]

JK Bank branches gave loans without checks: CAG report

JK Bank branches gave loans without checks: CAG report

SRINAGAR: Two branches of Jammu and Kashmir Bank have flouted rules in disbursement of loans, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India has said in its latest report. According to the CAG, the JK Bank’s Panchkula branch in Haryana had sanctioned a term loan of Rs 1.90 crore and working capital of Rs 25 […]

Tourism dept coming in way of Boulevard widening project

Tourism dept coming in way of Boulevard widening project

SRINAGAR: First it was public outcry, then objection from a government body, and now it is infighting within the Jammu and Kashmir government that is a stumbling block for the start of Boulevard road-widening project that was conceived in 2011. The Rs 33-crore project approved by the NC-Congress dispensation had agreed to widen the road […]

Cornea transplant surgery starts at SMHS hospital

Cornea transplant surgery starts at SMHS hospital

SRINAGAR: Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) hospital in Srinagar installed the facility for a free-of-cost cornea transplant surgery on Friday. The surgery costs Rs 3.5 lakh at private hospitals in the valley. Specialists say that pellet victims can now be operated in the hospital. Last year, the victims whose cornea was torn apart by a […]

Sheep husbandry dept falling far short of set targets

Sheep husbandry dept falling far short of set targets

SRINAGAR: Self-sufficiency in mutton, wool and milk production is the easiest to achieve among the consumables Jammu and Kashmir has the potential to produce. However despite the state having its own Sheep Husbandry Department, which is meant for improving sheep breeds and increasing yields, its production has decreased since 2011. According to the latest report […]

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