Govt clueless about expenses on new administrative units

JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir government Wednesday seemed clueless about the expenses that the newly created administrative units would incur. “The budget for the creation of new administrative units is an adhoc provision. I will put it in the budget later,” Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather told reporters outside of legislative Assembly after presenting sixth budget […]

KU’s ‘callous’ approach to cost B Ed students PG opportunity

SRINAGAR: Around 3,600 B Ed candidates enrolled in Kashmir University’s Distance Education Department are likely to miss the post graduation entrance examination due to delay in declaration of results by the varsity authorities. The candidates who took admission in early 2012 initially faced a year’s delay in completion of the one-year course as the authorities […]

NC wants resolution in LC to retrieve power projects from NHPC

NC wants resolution in LC to retrieve power projects from NHPC

JAMMU: J&K’s ruling National Conference on Thursday asked state government to introduce a resolution in state legislature seeking return of the power projects from National Hydro Power Corporation (NHPC). Speaking on the supplementary question about Ranjarajan Committee report which had recommended handing over of some power projects to the state, NC MLC Davendra Singh Rana […]

‘Include Mass Communication under RAMSA’

SRINAGAR: The degree holders in Mass Communication are seeking inclusion of the subject at 10+2 level under New Delhi’s RAMSA scheme. RAMSA, the scheme for universalisation of secondary education throughout India, was recently extended to Jammu and Kashmir with an aim to provide free and compulsory higher secondary education to all in the age group […]

Reorganisation of Com Tax Deptt on anvil

JAMMU: Commercial Taxes Department is to witness reorganization to enable it to cover new districts and overloaded areas by independent assessment circles, Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather said Thursday. The proposed reorganization may also enable us to keep Lakhanpur Check Post open for import of taxable goods almost on a round the clock basis. The […]

Delay in payments irks Hardepanzoo ReTs

SRINAGAR: The ReTs working in Hardepanzoo in central Kashmir’s Budgam district Thursday expressed displeasure over the delay in payment of school funds and their salaries. A delegation of ReTs told Kashmir Reader that the government is yet to release their salaries and the funds pertaining to Mid-Day meal scheme. “We have been running from pillar […]

Another feather in Parvez Rasool’s cap

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir skipper Parvez Rasool’s ever growing stocks had a massive lift Thursday, with the all-rounder emerging as one of the high profile picks among the uncapped players on the second and final day of Indian Premier League auction held at Bangalore. The Bijbehara lad fetched whopping Rs 9.5 million (95 lakh) with […]

‘Only 2 out of 140 coaching centres in Sgr, Jmu registered’

Jammu: Only two out of 140 private coaching centers operating in capital cities of Srinagar and Jammu are registered, government said on Thursday. In a written reply to PDP legislator Mehbooba Mufti, the government informed the Legislative Assembly that none of the 60 coaching centers operating in Jammu city are registered while in Srinagar only […]