In times of communication blockade, 4G towers communicate resistance

In times of communication blockade, 4G towers communicate resistance

SRINAGAR: While communication networks are down in Kashmir Valley, the pro-freedom protesters are using the newly-erected 4G telecom towers to hoist green and black flags. The new series of towers, set up by Anil Ambani’s Reliance Jio Infocomm, have thus become 25-meter-high flagpoles in the trouble-torn Valley. The youth take grave risk and employ great […]

Unrest affects supply of eatables to Kashmir

Unrest affects supply of eatables to Kashmir

Srinagar: Kashmir has witnessed a dip in the flow of trucks carrying vegetables and fruits in the last 13 days of unrest following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani by the Indian forces. President, Parimpora Fruit Mandi, Bashir Ahmad Bashir told Kashmir Reader that only 10 to 20 trucks could reach the Valley […]

Vegetables wholesalers directed to conclude business by 6:30 am

SRINAGAR: The wholesale vegetable dealers at Iqbal Sabzi Mandi Batamaloo here have decided to confiscate stocks of the dealers who indulge in trading beyond 6.30 am. The Kashmir Vegetable Dealers Association has communicated the decision to its members through the posters posted on the walls in the Mandi. As per the communiqué, the decision was […]

Flyers can now buy duty-free goods worth Rs 25,000

Flyers can now buy duty-free goods worth Rs 25,000

NEW DELHI: Flyers coming in from abroad can buy goods upto Rs 25,000 from duty-free shops in international airports across the country, a five-time jump from the current limit. The move follows complaints from the travellers that the limit was low and needed to be revised. They had cited instructions issued late last year by […]

Amazon crosses 1 lakh sellers on its platform

Amazon crosses 1 lakh sellers on its platform

MUMBAI: E-commerce firm Amazon.in has crossed one lakh sellers on its platform during April-June quarter, witnessing a seller growth of over 250 per cent year-on-year. “Since our launch in June 2013, we have been working extensively to meet different business requirements of sellers and help them grow business profitably online,” Gopal Pillai, GM and Director […]

Gold climbs Rs 96 on positive global cues

NEW DELHI: Gold prices were up by Rs 96 to Rs 31,815 per 10 grams in futures trade on Monday as speculators raised their bets amid a firm global trend. At the Multi Commodity Exchange, gold for delivery in August was trading higher by Rs 96 or 0.30 per cent to Rs 31,815 per 10 […]

Customs dept wants FPOs to be automated to check smuggling

Customs dept wants FPOs to be automated to check smuggling

New delhi: The customs department has asked the Department of Posts to completely computerise the Foreign Post Offices in the country in order to check smuggling through FPOs. The matter came up for discussion at a recent review meeting after it was noticed that people were misusing the FPOs to smuggle in various prohibited goods […]

E-commerce helping availability of pharma drugs, abuse

E-commerce helping availability of pharma drugs, abuse

NEWDELHI: Growing e-commerce in India is facilitating significant increase in online pharmacies, leading to easy availability of pharmaceutical drugs and their abuse, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) says. In its annual report for 2015, published on Friday, the NCB says abuse of pharmaceutical drugs in India has assumed serious proportions in recent times and the […]

Govt preparing action plan to attract more FDI in dairy sector

Govt preparing action plan to attract more FDI in dairy sector

New Delhi: Aiming to double farmers’ income in the next five years, the Centre is chalking out a national action plan to attract more foreign direct investment (FDI) in the dairy sector. The department of animal husbandry under the aegis of agriculture ministry is holding a series of discussion with private players in this regard. […]

Paytm Payments Bank looking at a pre-Diwali take-off

NEW DELHI: Digital payment platform Paytm is readying a budget of Rs 350-500 crore to roll out its payments bank and eyeing an October launch before Diwali this year, a top executive said. “It is a large budget of about Rs 350-500 crore. We are working on the launch of services. Technology implementation will take […]