Less than half the revenue target achieved by Power dept last year

Less than half the revenue target achieved by Power dept last year

Powerful defaulters such as CRPF, govt depts still refuse to clear dues SRINAGAR: The conversion of the Power Development Department to a corporation has had no impact even after more than a year, the official figures clearly suggest. In the last fiscal 2020-21, the corporation realised Rs 1,081 crore revenue against the set target of […]

Fear of vaccine still widespread in Kashmir

Fear of vaccine still widespread in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Nearly two months after the first jab of Covid-19 vaccine was given in Kashmir Valley, apprehensions about getting vaccinated are still widespread among people. As per official figures, neither all health care professionals nor front line workers, nor all persons above 45 have got their first shot of vaccine. Muhammad Afzal, a 53-year-old government […]

Paradise on earth, as well as below

Paradise on earth, as well as below

Least arsenic in J&K’s groundwater in all India: IIT study SRINAGAR: The groundwater in Jammu and Kashmir contains the least percentage of arsenic among all regions in India, an IIT Kharagpur study has revealed. The groundwater here has only one percent of arsenic concentration, the least among all regions of India. The study found that […]

Mutton still selling at Rs 600 in Kashmir

Mutton still selling at Rs 600 in Kashmir

Butchers Association shifts blame on government for allowing rates to go back SRINAGAR: Even after a month since the four-month hiatus over mutton rates has been over, there is very limited adherence to the government-set rates in Kashmir. Mutton dealers in all parts of the valley continue to sell mutton at Rs 600 a kg, […]

Stop grants to several autonomous departments in J&K: CAG

Stop grants to several autonomous departments in J&K: CAG

Utilisation certificates, audit accounts not submitted SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir government has been asked to discontinue grants to autonomous departments which have been lax in following financial rules meant for preventing frauds. According to the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India’s report tabled in Parliament last month, a number of departments have failed […]

Fine those who violate Covid SOPs at mosques: Div Com to Waqf Board

Fine those who violate Covid SOPs at mosques: Div Com to Waqf Board

Srinagar: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir PK Pole has asked the Wakf Board to fine violators of Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOPS) during prayers in mosques in the holy month of Ramazan. The month of fasting starts in Kashmir from Wednesday during which mass gatherings happen in mosques for all the five prayers in a day. The […]

Now it’s easier, and quicker, to register with PM-JAY insurance

Now it’s easier, and quicker, to register with PM-JAY insurance

SRINAGAR: The government has eased the process for registration in GoI’s flagship health insurance scheme that offers up to Rs 5 lakh cover to a patient admitted to any healthcare institute in Jammu and Kashmir. The scheme is Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY), the earlier SEHAT which was reintroduced in December […]

1 2 3 29