Workshop on Innovation & Startup Policy-2021 at SKUAST-K

Agriculture offers highest number of entrepreneurial opportunities in JK: Prof Sharma Srinagar: SKUAST and Technology, Kashmir Thursday held a daylong brainstorming workshop on adoption of SKUAST-K Innovation and Startup Policy (SISP-2021). The aim of the workshop was to hold consultation with the leading national and international experts, academia, industrialists, entrepreneurs, and student and faculty innovators […]

Pine needle based handicraft training conducted in Nowshera Forest Division

RAJOURI: Handicrafts Training with Pine (Chir) needles as raw material was conducted in Sunderbani Range with the aim to generate livelihood among local youth and to prevent the forest fires, for which chir pine needles act as fuel. Every year forest fires occur in Nowshera Forest Division causing loss of forest and wildlife. Collection and […]

DG Horticulture Kmr conducts extensive visit of B’gam

SRINAGAR: The Director General (DG) Horticulture, Kashmir, Ajaz Ahmad Bhat today conducted an extensive tour of district Budgam. During the visit, the DG inaugurated a mini Apple Washing and Grading Machine (AW&GM) at village Choon, of the district. He also met a large number of orchardists and advised them to avail benefits of different Departmental […]

Govt committed to develop industrial sector in J&K to create employment avenues for youth – Prakash

SRINAGAR: GoI Minister of State for Industries and Commerce (I&C), Shri Som Parkash today chaired a meeting to review the performance of I&C department of Jammu and Kashmir at SKICC, Srinagar. During the meeting, Shri Parkash highlighted that Jammu and Kashmir has a vast potential for the industrial sector and the present government under the […]

Interacts with representatives of Trade bodies

SRINAGAR: Minister of State for Industries and Commerce (I&C), Shri Som Parkash today interacted with the representatives of various trade bodies of Kashmir at SKICC, Srinagar. The delegation comprised of the representatives of Federation Chamber of Industries Kashmir (FCIK), Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI), Confederation of […]

Fish units approved in favour of 19 beneficiaries at Kupwara

KUPWARA: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kupwara, Imam Din today convened a meeting of District Level Committee (DLC) for approval of the selection list of trout/carp units under centrally sponsored scheme ‘PMMSY’ and ‘Capex Budget’ 2021-22. On the occasion, it was informed that the Fisheries department received 39 applications from potential beneficiaries for setting up fish […]

Prospects brightening for economy as 2nd COVID wave wanes: RBI bulletin

Mumbai: Prospects are brightening for the Indian economy achieving “escape velocity” from the pandemic as the second wave of COVID-19 wanes and preparedness for future remains on war-alert status, according to an RBI bulletin published on Thursday. An article on the state of the economy, published in the September bulletin, said aggregate demand is gaining […]

Gold plunges Rs 491; silver tumbles Rs 724

New Delhi: Gold in the national capital on Thursday plunged Rs 491 to Rs 45,735 per 10 gram amid a decline in international precious metal prices and rupee appreciation, according to HDFC Securities. In the previous trade, the precious metal had settled at Rs 46,226 per 10 grams. Silver also tumbled Rs 724 to Rs […]

Rupee edges 2 paise lower at 73.52 against US dollar

Mumbai: The rupee closed marginally lower at 73.52 against the American currency on Thursday, tracking a rebound in the US dollar index. Forex traders said a bullish trend in the domestic equities and sustained foreign fund inflows supported the local unit, but firm crude oil prices and stronger dollar against key currencies weighed on overall […]

Delhi Capitals retain Rishabh Pant as captain for remainder of IPL 2021

DUBAI: Delhi Capitals on Thursday announced that flamboyant wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant will continue to lead the side in the remainder of the IPL beginning September 19. It was one of the most predictable decisions considering that Delhi Capitals did well under Pant despite the fact that Shreyas Iyer led them to their first final last […]

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