JKSRTC to introduce luxury coaches for cross-LOC travel

JKSRTC to introduce luxury coaches for cross-LOC travel

JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir State Road Transport Corporation(JKSRTC) will be introducing four new luxury coaches for carrying cross-LoC passengers, besides ensuring e-management within Corporation. This was disclosed during a high level meeting of the corporation held by Secretary, Transport Kifayat Hussain Rizvi along with corporation officials here on Friday. During the meet, Managing Director, […]

BSNL reduces mobile call rates by up to 80%

BSNL reduces mobile call rates by up to 80%

New Delhi: State-run BSNL on Friday said it has extended the scheme giving 80 percent reduction in mobile rates to its existing customers, with effect from January 16. The company had earlier announced the scheme for new customers. “Earlier, BSNL had reduced call rate by up to 80 percent for its new prepaid mobile customers […]

GoI plans to open 10,000 new LPG dealers in 2016

NEW DELHI: Government has set an ambitious target of opening 10,000 new LPG dealerships in 2016 on top of around 16,000 existing dealers in the country. On January 1, Pradhan announced 2016 as the ‘Year of LPG Consumers’ and this is yet another step in the direction of making clean cooking fuel available to entire […]

Training under Himayat scheme concludes

BANDIPORA: A training programme organized by Jammu Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) under Himayat scheme concluded at Bandipora here on Friday. District Development Commissioner (DDC) Bandipora Sajad Hussain was the chief guest at the concluding function. A total of 59 candidates were imparted entrepreneurship development training regarding Self Employment Schemes. Speaking on the ocassion, the […]

UN downgrades India’s GDP forecast to 7.5% from 8.2%

New Delhi/Bangkok: The United Nations has downgraded its GDP growth forecast for India for 2016 to 7.5 per cent from 8.2 per cent estimated earlier, largely due to slow progress in implementing reform policies. In 2015, India is expected to see better growth compared to China, but the higher rate is due to a change […]

Sensex down 318 points to 19-month low

MUMBAI: The benchmark BSE Sensex plunged by 317.93 points today to hit a fresh 19-month low of 24,455.04 as muted earnings by some blue-chips and oil prices that fell below USD 30 a barrel combined to pull down the domestic equities for a second straight week. The broader NSE Nifty also broke below the 7,500-level […]

Urbanisation limits cultivation of Chai-doub hakh to 1 field, 3 families

Urbanisation limits cultivation of Chai-doub hakh to 1 field, 3 families

NAZIMA SIDIQ SRINAGAR: Urbanisation has taken a toll on Chai-doub, an area that was once famous for its production of kale (hakh) in old Srinagar’s Safa kadal locality. Once spread over several hundred kanals, the cultivation of kale in Chai-doub is now limited to three families and on a field less than an acre in […]

J&K SLBC holds meeting on IT-enabled Financial Inclusion in Jammu

J&K SLBC holds meeting on IT-enabled Financial Inclusion in Jammu

Srinagar: J&K State Level Bankers’ Committee (SLBC) convened a Steering Sub-Committee meeting to monitor IT-enabled Financial Inclusion, FLCCs, and Credit Plus Activities at Regional Office RBI in Jammu, J&K Bank said on Thursday. Regional director RBI D Sethy co-chaired the meeting with J&K Bank executive president (SLBC) S S Sehgal, it said in a statement […]

Govt to present Budget 2016 on Feb 29: Jayant Sinha

Govt to present Budget 2016 on Feb 29: Jayant Sinha

New Delhi: Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha said the government will present the Budget for 2016-17 on February 29, which will set a roadmap for the coming three years. “We are working hard on Budget that will be presented on February 29 and that will establish a roadmap for two or three years,” […]

Still in negative, wholesale inflation rises on costlier food items in Dec

Still in negative, wholesale inflation rises on costlier food items in Dec

NEW DELHI: Deflationary trend eased in December with WPI inflation moving up to (-)0.73 per cent as food articles, mainly vegetables, turned costlier. The Wholesale Price Index-based inflation has been rising for the last four months and was (-)1.99 per cent in November. In December 2014, it was (-)0.50 per cent. This is the 14th […]