Encourage industries based on local raw material: Minister

Encourage industries based on local raw material: Minister

JAMMU: The Minister of State for Industries and Commerce, Sajad Ahmed Kichloo has  urged for massive infrastructural support for facilitating growth of Industry and Commerce, which was imperative for employment generation and economic emancipation of the State. Speaking at a meeting with the heads of various departments and Public Sector Undertakings (PSU) under his change, […]

Electronics industry demands GST from next fiscal

Mumbai: Stating that present tax system is hindering its progress, the electronics manufacturing industry has demanded implementation of GST in the next financial year. “While government is making all efforts to promote the electronics manufacturing, the anomalies in tax system are resulting in slowing down our progress and having a regressive impact on the industry,” […]

‘Kejriwal’s resignation a drama’

Gulmarg : Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Sunday  said AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal acted in a haste by submitting his resignation over the Jan Lokpal bill, and hinted that it was probably the “aim”. Kejriwal resigned as the Delhi chief minister on Friday after suffering a defeat in the Assembly on the Jan Lokpal Bill after […]

Iran’s Dead Poets Society: As Pen Dares the Sword

BY ROBERT FISK In Iran, there should be a Dead Poets Society. Or perhaps a Martyred Poets Society, with its newest member a certain Arab-Iranian from Ahwaz, in the far south-west of the country, on the Iraqi border.  He has been hanged for “spreading corruption on earth”, one of hundreds put to death by the […]

BCCI threatened Pakistan for opposing ICC revamp: Zaka

LAHORE: Former Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Zaka Ashraf on Sunday, alleged that he was threatened by the Board for Cricket Control in India for opposing the structural overhaul of the ICC. (N Srinivasan to become ICC’s first chairman; PCB, SLC oppose move) “They were threats directed at Pakistan but our stance was clear,” Ashraf said […]

BSF acquiring 191 acres of land for fencing

Jammu:  Border Security Force(BSF)  is acquiring 191 acres of land for construction of three-tier border fencing along the Indo-Pak border in Jammu. “Out of the total land measuring 10408 kanals (1301 acres) in 118 villages of Jammu, Samba and Kathua districts, an area measuring 1599 kanals (191 acres) is being acquired by BSF for fencing […]

Over 10,000 cops to undergo skill-upgradation training

Srinagar:  Over 10,000 personnel of Jammu and Kashmir Police will undergo a skill-upgradation training by the department and Delhi University to meet challenges of the fast changing world and for better police-public interface. “Jammu and Kashmir Police in collaboration with Delhi University will be imparting soft skill development training to about ten thousand policemen across […]

Khan attends Assembly

Jammu: Former Health Minister Shabir Ahmad Khan, who was arrested on charges of sexually assaulting a woman doctor and released on bail, today attended the Assembly session here. Khan arrived in the House late in afternoon and attended the proceedings. “Yes, he attended the session today,” Speaker Mubarak Gul said. Khan had sought permission from […]

1000 additional Aganwadi Centres approved

Jammu: The Cabinet which met here under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, approved setting up of 1000 additional Aganwadi Centres under the scheme “Aganwadi-on-Demand on adhoc basis”, in the State under Integrated Child Development Scheme and engagement of 1000 honorary Aganwadi workers and 1000 honorary Aganwadi Helpers to man these centres. The Cabinet […]

‘Traffic police plays foul on highway’

Jammu: Hundreds of passengers Sunday accused  traffic police of playing foul by announcing opening of Jammu-Srinagar highway despite slippery conditions at Batote-Patnitop stretch of the 300 kilometre road link connecting Valley with rest of the world. The passengers said they had  to face  tremendous hardships as there was total “chaos and confusion” on the stretch. […]