LPG subsidy in bank accounts has saved Rs 15,000-cr: PM

LPG subsidy in bank accounts has saved Rs 15,000-cr: PM

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the policy of giving LPG subsidy directly in consumers’ bank accounts has saved India Rs 15,000-crore last year. “When we decided to deposit the subsidy directly to the bank accounts, we found that three to four crore consumers could not be traced. This leakage of gas connection was […]

Onion exports fall 10% to 6.95 lakh tonnes in Apr-Dec

Onion exports fall 10% to 6.95 lakh tonnes in Apr-Dec

New Delhi: India’s onion exports declined by 10 per cent to 6.95 lakh tonnes during April-December period of the ongoing fiscal due to restrictions on outbound shipments. However, exports rose by 44 per cent in value terms to Rs 1,961.60 crore in the first nine months of financial year 2015-16 on higher realisation, according to […]

‘Labour class, Industry should work in unison for boosting economic growth’

‘Labour class, Industry should work in unison for boosting economic growth’

JAMMU: Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai on Saturday said that the labour class and Industry should work in tandem in order to accelerate the industrial activities which would in turn ensure economic growth   and poverty alleviation across India. He was speaking at a Two  day Conference on labour Law reforms organised by the department […]

KCCI opposes power tariff hike

SRINAGAR: The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Saturday opposed the  tariff hike in power, seeking more transparency and technological interventions to arrest prevalent losses in power sector. The chamber presented the case of industry,commerce and general public at the public hearing of  the State  Electricity Regulatory Commission here in response to the petition […]

JKYF, Horticulture Dept hold training prog for underprivileged women

JKYF, Horticulture Dept hold training prog for underprivileged women

Srinagar: As part of activities aimed at proving dignified livelihood opportunities to families headed by widows of underprivileged section, J&K Yateem Foundation and State Horticulture Department jointly organized day long training programme, under ATMA (Agricultural Technology Management Agency) Scheme at Fruit Craft Centre, Lal Mandi here. Over four dozen women attended the training programme. During […]

KEA(C) for roll back of excise on gold jewellery

SRINAGAR: Kashmir Economic Alliance led by Showkat Chowdary has oppose the GoI move to levy excise duty on non-silver jewellery. In a statement issued here it has backed the gold and jewellery fraternity here seeking an immediate roll back of excise on jewellers. The statement added that closure of the shops has hit the whole […]

Kashmiri jewellers strike hits Bengali artisans hard

Kashmiri jewellers strike hits Bengali artisans hard

SRINAGAR: Behind the glitter of Kashmir’s jewellery sector is a 15,000 strong workforce of Bengali karigars (artisans) — working in gold processing and manufacturing units here — who claim to have been hit hard by the ongoing strike by gold dealers. Even though many artisans say that their work does not come under the ambit […]