NABARD organizes financial literacy workshop in Budgam

BUDGAM: National Bank for Agriculture & Rural Development (NABARD) organised a Financial Literacy Workshop at ITI here on Saturday. The workshop was attended by young trainees of ITI Budgam engaged in Handicrafts, Handlooms and other allied activities. The Camp was inaugurated by District Development Manager NABARD Budgam and Officer in Charge NABARD Srinagar. Assistant Director […]

Every bank branch to have ATM by March this year

JAIPUR: Describing UPA-II government’s focus on inclusive growth in the banking sector as a mission, Union Minister of State for Finance Namo Narayan Meena Saturday said every old bank branch should have ATM facility by the end of current fiscal. Every new bank was now providing ATM facility while opening its branches despite some problem […]

Miandad quits as director general PCB

KARACHI: Former captain Javed Miandad has decided to part ways with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and offered his resignation as the director general of the governing body. “PCB confirms the receipt of a letter to the chairman [Najam Sethi] by Javed Miandad in which he has offered his resignation,” the board’s spokesperson confirmed to […]

Salman Khurshid in Kandahar, backs Karzai amid Afghan stand-off with US

KANDAHAR: Amid a stand-off between the US and the embattled Afghan President, India on Saturday saluted Hamid Karzai’s “extraordinary and brave” leadership in “nurturing democracy and peace” in the war-torn country. External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid, in his speech at the inauguration of Afghanistan’s first national agriculture university here, backed Karzai and lauded his leadership […]

Rahane maiden ton gives India ascendancy

WELLINGTON: Ajinkya Rahane cracked his maiden ton as India dished out a dominant batting display to take a massive 246-run lead and put themselves in the drivers’ seat over New Zealand in the second and final Test on Saturday. Rahane, playing in his fifth Test, struck a classy 118 which he made from 158 deliveries […]

Fresh snowfall in higher reaches; plains receive rains

Fresh snowfall in higher reaches; plains receive rains

Srinagar: The tourist resort of Pahalgam and the higher reaches in south Kashmir received fresh snowfall while many parts of the Valley were lashed by rains during the night even as the minimum temperatures rose further giving the residents more relief from cold conditions. Pahalgam resort received 4.8 cm of fresh snow and the mercury […]

Doda: One killed in avalanche

Jammu: One person was killed and another rescued when an avalanche hit a mountainous belt of Doda district Saturday, police said. The avalanche occurred in Bhalesa belt of Doda district, a police officer said. One person was killed and another rescued in the avalanche, he said, adding that the body of deceased has been recovered. […]

Develop new destinations: Kashmir tour operators to govt

NEW DELHI: There is more to Kashmir than popular destinations like Gulmarg and Pahalgam, said a Srinagar-based tour operator Saturday, blaming the lackadaisical approach of the state’s tourism department for not developing lesser-known tourists spots like Kokernag and Verinag. “The state tourism department is not promoting new tourist destinations. Whatever money they get from the […]

Goa police to file charge sheet against Tarun Tejpal on Feb 17

Panaji: Goa police will file charge sheet on Monday against Tehelka founder-editor Tarun Tejpal who was accused of sexually assaulting his woman colleague last year. The charge sheet would be filed before Principal Additional Sessions court judge Anuja Prabhudesai, sources said on Saturday. Tejpal (50) has been accused of raping the woman in a lift […]

Islamic finance assets to reach $2.1tr

JEDDAH: Islamic finance industry will continue to grow driven by both demand and supply factors, and further facilitated by government agencies and financial regulators, KFH-Research, a subsidiary of Kuwait Finance House Group KFH-Group, said in a report. The report, which focuses on 2014 Islamic finance expectations, forecasts that Islamic finance industry will continue to draw […]