JK to enhance retirement age to 60?

Srinagar: The government has “agreed to enhance the retirement age of employees from 58 to 60 years,” a local news agency reported on Friday. The increase in retirement age has been a long-pending demand of the Joint Coordination Committee (JCC), an amalgam of several employees unions, which recently deferred protests in Jammu as a ‘goodwill […]

Fisheries Deptt collects Rs 4.5 lakh from offenders in Anantnag

ANANTNAG: The Fisheries Department provided one lakh quality brown trout fingerling stocking to be carried in trout stream of the district during the current year in phase second in the streams of Lidder, Kokernag, Brenghi, Verinag, Chatapal and Panzath. The department of Fisheries is performing various activities for conservation of natural water resources and to […]

Shopian encounter: Geelani pays tributes to slain militants

SRINAGAR: Paying tributes to the militants killed in an encounter at Pinjoora Shopian in South Kashmir, Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani Friday said the militants are an “asset and pride” of the “nation”. “Our young generation has chosen the path of resistance instead of school and colleges, and despite limited resources they have […]

Entrepreneurship training in Bandipora concludes

BANDIPORA: A 15-days training course organized by Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) concluded at Rural Self Employment Training Institute (RSETI), Bandipora. As many as 60 candidates were imparted the necessary training of dairy farming, sheep rearing, tour and travel management, readymade garments and other skills under SKEWPY, an official statement Friday said. The aim of the […]

STP Issue

SRINAGAR: Expressing their resentment over the statement by Minister for Urban Development Nawang Rigzin Jora wherein he had stated that hotels having more than 19 rooms needed to install their own STPs, the Valley hoteliers said the information given in the legislative assembly contradicts the government’s own decision to construct STPs in Srinagar and Jammu […]

In election year, coalition govt extends concessions, announces welfare measures

In election year, coalition govt extends concessions, announces welfare measures

JAMMU: With an eye on coming elections, the Jammu and Kashmir government in budget 2014-15 announced various incentives to the industry and unveiled a slew of social welfare schemes. Presenting the Rs 43,543-crore budget in the Assembly, Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather also announced an insurance scheme for panchayat members and the regularisation of Rehbar-e-Zirat […]

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 […]

J&K witnesses 33% increase in tax revenue due to reforms: Rather

J&K witnesses 33% increase in tax revenue due to reforms: Rather

JAMMU: Saying that tax revenue in the state has witnessed 33 percent increase during the span of last five years of the present coalition government, the Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather Thursday claimed that tax revenue which was just Rs 2600 crore in 2009 is expected to increase to Rs 7500 crore during the 2014-15 […]

‘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 […]