ISM-prepared cow urine drug distributed at govt dispensaries: Hurriyat (G)

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) on Tuesday alleged that Indian System of Medicine (ISM) has prepared a drug composed of cow urine and other substances. The amalgam also alleged that the medicine has been sent to the Valley for free distribution at all government dispensaries. ‘Cow Urine-based medicine Sanjeewani Vati is prepared by the Indian System […]

Court commissioners on Dal encroachments: LAWDA officials side with violators

Court commissioners on Dal encroachments: LAWDA officials side with violators

Srinagar: The enforcement wing of the LAWDA, tasked with checking encroachments in the Dal Lake, has remained “either dormant or seems to be in league with the violators”, two vigilance commissioners appointed by the high court have said in their report. The commissioners—Mohammad Shafi Khan who retired last year as principal sessions judge and former […]

Mudra Yojna: Banks asked to identify potential borrowers

Mudra Yojna: Banks asked to identify potential borrowers

SRINAGAR: Minister for Agriculture Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura on Tuesday urged banks to identify potential borrowers, process their cases, and sanction and disburse loans to non-farm enterprises in district Budgam of central Kashmir. The minister was speaking at an event related to Prime Minister’s Mudra Yojna, an official handout issued here said, adding the event […]

Camps organised in Ganderbal, Kupwara

SRINAGAR: Ganderbal Lead Bank on Tuesday organised a mega camp at the district’s RSETI Hall. The camp was organised for distribution of loans sanctioned by various bank branches in district Ganderbal under newly-introduced Prime Minister’s Mudra Yojna (PMMY). Inaugurating the camp, District Development Commissioner (DDC) informed the audience about the need for banking. He asked […]

SKS Microfinance slashes interest rate by 1.25%

SRINAGAR: SKS Microfinance Limited on Tuesday slashed the interest rate by 1.25% to 20.75%. “The rate cut will come into effect from October 1 for all future disbursals,” it said in a release issued here. With this third interest rate cut since October last year, SKS Microfinance Limited “now charges what is considered the lowest […]

UN, world powers can’t ignore Kashmir, Palestine disputes: Hurriyat (M)

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) on Tuesday said that United Nations and the world powers cannot ignore Kashmir and Palestine dispute while they discuss global peace and terrorism at the 70th annual meeting of UN General Assembly. “In the ongoing 70th annual meeting of UN General Assembly, though the discussion on global progress, terrorism, refugees and […]

A parking solution for a congested old city area

A parking solution for a congested old city area

Srinagar: A dearth of parking space along with a rise in car thefts in the old city has prompted Abdul Gaffar to convert his piece of land into a parking lot. Gaffar, a farmer from Safa Kadal’s Dana Mazar area, has been running the parking lot next to his house since last year, and says […]

Middle-aged man ends life

Srinagar: A middle aged man allegedly committed suicide by jumping into river Jhelum in Safa Kadal locality of the Old City here. Abdul Hamid Bhat, 50, son of Ghulam Mohammad of Latter Masjid jumped into river Jhelum at Safa Kadal here this afternoon, a police official said. He said the body of the middle-aged man […]

Omar takes a dig at Modi over social media remark

Srinagar:  Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today took a pot shot at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his recent remarks on joining social media before becoming Chief Minister of Gujarat. “….He became CM in 2002. Facebook started in ’04 and Twitter in ’06 so must be another platform,” Omar tweeted while replying to […]