13000 village electrification milestone achieved under DDUGJY

13000 village electrification milestone achieved under DDUGJY

NEW DELHI: Power Ministry has achieved the milestone of electrifying 13,000 un-electrified villages across India under the under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna (DDUGJY). This against a target of providing electricity to 18,452 such settlements that it says will be achieved next year. In a statement issued by Power Grid Corporation of India Limited […]

Advisory issued for Orchardists

Advisory issued for Orchardists

SRINAGAR: In view of continual and torrential rains, the Directorate of Horticulture has issued an advisory for orchardists advising them to ensure immediate dewatering of their orchards. According to the department’s Subject Matter Specialist, Pomology, Directorate of Horticulture, Manzoor Ahmad Bhat, the orchardist of the valley must spray dodine 65WP (60 gram), carbon dizon (12%), […]

Gold testing machine ‘Karatmeter’ installed at Jammu

Gold testing machine ‘Karatmeter’ installed at Jammu

JAMMU: In a major relief to customers of Jammu, the Department of Legal Metrology saturday equipped its office with gold purity testing machine “Karatmeter” to facilitate the buyer get tested purity of their gold ornaments. ‘’Karatmeter, an accurate, non-destructive means of testing purity of gold, would give an exact reading of the purity of precious […]

Govt for detailed survey of crop loss by snow

Govt for detailed survey of crop loss by snow

SRINAGAR: Minister for Horticulture, Syed Basharat Ahmad Bukhari Friday convened a meeting to review the situation arisen after heavy downpour in the valley. He took stock of the losses caused to different varieties of fruit plants due to the heavy rains and snowfall. Director Horticulture, Joint Director Horticulture Marketing & Planning and other senior officers […]

Banks to obtain PAN from a/c holders till June 30

Banks to obtain PAN from a/c holders till June 30

NEWDELHI: The tax department has given banks three more months till June 30 to obtain permanent account number (PAN) or Form-60 from all account holders as it looks to tighten the noose around evaders. Though the deadline for getting the PAN or Form 60 (if PAN is not available) by banks ended on February 28, […]

DDC emphasizes fast-tracking cashless payment system

DDC emphasizes fast-tracking cashless payment system

RAMBAN:  District Development Commissioner Mohammad Aijaz Firday convened a meeting of all stake holders and concerned officers to review progress on implementation of cashless transaction system in various departments and business establishments in the district. DDC instructed bankers to speed up process of covering all shopkeepers and customers under cashless payment systems along with Aadhaar […]

Accused of selling stale apple concentrate JKHPMC, says its product confirmed safe

Accused of selling stale apple concentrate JKHPMC, says its product confirmed safe

SRINAGAR: After being accused of selling expired apple concentrate in the state assembly by a ruling PDP minister, the Department of Horticulture Friday said that its apple juice concentrate conforms to the set food safety norms. In government handout the department spokesperson has said that the separate analytical reports received from the Food Analyst Kashmir […]

Help Indian artisans access global mkts: Comm Minister

Help Indian artisans access global mkts: Comm Minister

NEW DELHI: Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Friday asked the luxury industry to recognise the work of Indian artisans and help them in accessing global markets. She expressed pain that “wonderful” artisans are standing in queues for the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee (MNREGA) scheme to get minimum wages. “It pains me to […]

JK SFC inks MoU with United India Insurance Company to sell insurance products

JAMMU: J&K State Financial Corporation Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with United India Insurance Company Ltd, a Government of India Undertaking for selling general insurance products, including health products as part of its formal foray into the insurance business. The MoU was signed by Managing Director J&K State Financial Corporation, Mohammad Farooq Thoker […]

No shortage of currency and coins: govt

No shortage of currency and coins: govt

NEWDELHI: The government today set the record straight on cash circulation, saying there is no shortage of notes except some sporadic cases. In his written reply to the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Finance Arjun Ram Meghwal said various measures have been taken for equitable distribution of notes across the country to ensure availability […]