‘J&K Budget 2013-14’: FM holds pre-budget consultation with Kashmir Inc

SRINAGAR: Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather in preparation of Jammu and Kashmir Budget for financial year 2013-14 Saturday kick-started his pre-budget consultation with holding first interaction with Kashmir business community, an official statement here said. Rather held detailed interactive sessions with Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industries (KCCI), Federation Chamber of Industries Kashmir, Kashmir Traders […]

Unemployment global challenge, needs multifaceted approach: Chief Minister

JAMMU: Saying that tackling unemployment, which is a global challenge, needs multifaceted approach to address, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Saturday said hat his focus on entrepreneurship development through the innovative scheme of SKEWPY is to enhance the orbit of livelihood generation for youth of the Jammu and Kashmir. Abdullah, who according to an official statement […]

Joint Chamber urges India, Pak to resume LoC trade

Srinagar: Expressing serious concern over the latest standoff on cross-LoC trade, the Jammu and Kashmir Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JKJCCI) on Friday urged the Indian and Pakistani authorities to immediately facilitate the return of stranded drivers along with their trucks and resume the trade. “The Joint Chamber appeals to the Indian and Pakistan […]

Security heightened across Valley ahead of Jan 26

Security heightened across Valley ahead of Jan 26

Srinagar: Security was tightened Monday in this summer capital and other major towns of the Valley in run up to January 26 . Paramilitary CRPF personnel and police have been deployed in strength for R-day functions across the Valley, official sources told Kashmir Reader Monday. A contingent of troopers and policemen carried out day long […]

Environment Committee seeks report on pollution levels at cement manufacturing units

JAMMU: The Committee on Environment of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly on Monday directed the Industries and Commerce Department to depute a team of officers to Kathua district to inspect the level of pollution at the Cement Units operating in the area. It also asked the government to furnish the report to the Assembly Secretariat […]

Hizb commander’s killing sparks azadi protests in Qazigund

Hizb commander’s killing sparks azadi protests in Qazigund

Srinagar: The death of a Hizbul Mujahideen commander in an encounter sparked violent anti-India protests in Qazigund area of south Kashmir on Monday. Meanwhile, an unidentified militant was killed in a separate encounter in Tral town. Hizb’s district commander Javed Ahmad Mir alias Salfi, a resident of Bulbul Nowgam (Anantnag), was killed in the gunfight […]

Infant deaths result of poor healthcare system: DAK

SRINAGAR: President Doctors Association of Kashmir (DAK) Dr Nisar-ul-Hassan Friday declared deaths of 131 infants in 44 days as alarming. “It is shocking and infuriating that despite uproar over infant deaths in 2010, government has failed to control the infant mortality. This huge increase in infant deaths is beyond doubt result of poor healthcare system,” […]

Milad celebrations conclude, thousands throng Hazratbal

Srinagar: Thousands of devotees gathered at the revered Hazratbal shrine here on the occasion of Friday following Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi (SAW). People from across the Valley thronged the shrine throughout the day to have a glimpse of the holy relic of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) which was displayed after every prayer. However, the biggest gathering was witnessed during […]

Hardepanzoo teachers without salary for 5 months

SRINAGAR: Frequent transfer of Zonal Education Officers (ZEOs) and delay in payment of salaries of ReTs has irked the School Education staff in Hardepanzoo in central Kashmir’s Budgam district. “In past three to four months, six new ZEOs were appointed in the area. These frequent transfers are drastically affecting the working of the system,” a […]

Aptech offers full sponsorship to Clas 12 toppers for pursuing IT

SRINAGAR: Ilm Infinity – Aptech’s regional centre in Kashmir- Friday announced that it will sponsor the toppers of Class 12, Faizan Mushtaq and Junaid-ul-Islam in pursuing career in IT through Aptech Ltd, if they desire. “Ilm Infinity will fully sponsor both the students for any professional course they choose among Aptech’s wide range of career […]