Khonmoh row: Truckers’ unions resolve standoff, resume work

Srinagar: The standoff between two truckers’ unions at Khonmoh was resolved on Thursday with both parties mutually agreeing to resume normal work henceforth. The tussle started over two month ago after two truck unions, Zaffron Truck Union and Alkhudam Truck Union, went against each over supplying cement from the factories to the dealers and retailers […]

JAKFED to provide 150 gas connections to Ladakhi students in Jammu

JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir Cooperative Marketing Federation (JAKFED) would provide 150 gas connections through Public Distribution System to the students belonging to Ladakh region, studying in various educational institutions in Jammu. The JAKFED would also set up distribution of gas sale outlets at different parts of Jammu city and its vicinity area where the […]

‘Government committed to strengthening rural economy’

JAMMU: The Minister for Public Health Engineering (PHE), Irrigation and Flood Control (I&FC), Sham Lal Choudhary on Thursday reiterated government’s commitment for strengthening the rural economy through series of state and centrally sponsored schemes. The minister was addressing a largely attended public meeting at RS Pura. Member Parliament Jugal Kishore Sharma and Samsher Singh Manhas, […]

Govt castigated for turning blind eye towards JKB’s bad debts

Srinagar: JK Bank Officers’ Association (JKBOA) on Thursday castigated the state government for “turning a blind eye towards a pressing issue of bad debts” of the state-owned prestigious financial institution – J&K Bank. “No concrete action is being taken by the government, which is putting at risk the future of not only the staff employed […]

Rajan warns against ‘euphoria’ over fastest-growing tag

Rajan warns against ‘euphoria’ over fastest-growing tag

PUNE: Warning against being “euphoric” about India being the fastest-growing economy, RBI governor Raghuram Rajan on Wednesday sought to contextualise his “one-eyed king” remarks about India’s growth and said the country has a long way to go before it claims to have arrived. “As a central banker who has to be pragmatic, I cannot get […]

WTO ruling on solar power: India to raise issue at UN event

WTO ruling on solar power: India to raise issue at UN event

NEW DELHI: India on Wednesday termed as “unfortunate” the recent WTO ruling which held New Delhi’s power purchase agreements with solar firms as “inconsistent” with international norms and said it will raise the issue during a high-level UN event this week. “It is unfortunate that when India has launched such a big renewable programme, very […]

Oppo F1 Plus launched in Kashmir through CellAir Networks

Oppo F1 Plus launched in Kashmir through CellAir Networks

Srinagar: CellAir Networks, the authorised distributor of Oppo Camera Phones for Kashmir Valley, on Wednesday launched the much awaited Oppo F1 Plus camera phone at an impressive function here. The launching event, as per the statement issued by the distributor, included road shows by the Oppo Ollies and cake cutting ceremonies at almost all the […]

Timber sale depot inaugurated at Mahanpur

JAMMU: Minister for Forests, Ecology and Environment Choudhary Lal Singh on Wednesday dedicated a timber sale depot to the people of Mahanpur village of Basholi tehsil. Principal Chief Conservator of Forests AK Singh, Chief Conservator of Forests Roshan Jaggi, Managing Director State Forest Corporation Arun Tikoo, Director Social Forestry Suresh Chugh, Director Soil and Water […]

GoI tightened PF withdrawal norms unilaterally: Unions

New Delhi: Trade unions, including Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) backed Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS), on Wednesday accused the government of unilaterally deciding to tighten the PF withdrawal norms which had led to unrest and violent protest in Bengaluru. “The notification (issued on February 10 and withdrawn yesterday) was a unilateral decision of the government. No […]