Govt mulling introduction of job oriented courses in degree colleges

JAMMU: Higher Education Minister Mohammad Akbar Lone Friday said the committee constituted Jammu and Kashmir government is considering introduction of new and job oriented courses in government degree colleges across the state, Higher Education Minister Mohammad Akbar Lone said Friday in Legislative Assembly. Lone while replying to a calling attention notice by Subash Chander Gupta […]

105 candidates pass out from JKEDI

SRINAGAR: A fresh batch of 105 aspiring entrepreneurs including business management graduates, engineers, IT professionals and media professionals has passed out from Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) after completing a three-week training program. There were 11 women in the batch that completed its entrepreneurship training progam on Thursday. The candidates were trained at […]

AirAsia India gets closer to getting flying permit

NEW DELHI: In a step forward for issuance of flying permit to AirAsia India, aviation regulator DGCA today disposed of the objections against the start-up carrier filed by the Federation of Indian Airlines (FIA) and some others. The objections raised by FIA and others on the AirAsia India issue have been “disposed of”, official sources […]

25000 youth provided govt jobs in 2012-13

Jammu: J&K government has provided jobs to 24517 unemployed youth in different departments during 2012-13, Labour and Employment Minister Ajay Sadhotra on Friday told in Legislative Assembly. He said 517 posts have been filled through State Public Service Commission, and 6642 through State Subordinate Services Selection Board during 2012-13  and under Centrally Sponsored Schemes  9725 […]

Ailing Air India hit by another huge fraud, writes to CBI for probe

NEW DELHI: Ailing Air India, which was recently hit by LTC scam, has stumbled upon another case of fraud involving crores of rupees in a scheme meant for family members of the employees of the state-run airline. The case has been referred to CBI after a discreet probe launched by the vigilance department of the […]

Police soft-skills training concludes

SRINAGAR: The five-day soft skill program for police was concluded on Friday at College of Education here, a police spokesperson said. “Kashmir police needs to reaffirm their commitment towards the legacy of humaneness that they have inherited to deliver better services to the people and, the development of soft skill programme was just an attempt […]

Valley traders cry official harassment at Lakhanpur Toll Post

SRINAGAR: Kashmir Traders Federation (KTF), a Srinagar based traders’ body Friday said Kashmiri businessmen dealing with imports are being harassed by the officials on different pretexts at Lakhanpur Check Post. In a written statement mailed to Kashmir Reader, the federation said ‘autocratic’ officers of the state government sitting at the toll post have no sympathy […]

Bhadarwah traders demand medical college

BHADARWAH: Traders’ Assocation Mandir Bazar here while welcoming the decision taken by Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad to establish four Medical Colleges and two Cancer hospitals in Jammu and Kashmir has demanded for establishment of medical college proposed for Doda region at Bhadarwah. President of the association while thanking Azad for allotting one Medical […]

NHPC directed to pay `5 lakh each to affected families in Kralpora

SRINAGAR: District Development Commissioner, Bandipora has asked the implementing agency (NHPC) of Kishan Ganga Hydroelectric Project to pay Rs 5 lakh to the families which have lost their properties at Kralpora village here, according to an official statement issued on Friday. To discuss various issues with regard to ongoing Kishan Ganga Hydroelectric Project at Kralpora-Bandipora, […]

India’s economy still stuck in a rut: HSBC

NEW DELHI:  India is “stuck in a rut” as weaker consumption and stalled investments prevent the economy from building any sort of momentum, HSBC said in a report Friday adding “slow recovery” could start post elections. According to the global financial services major, the year 2014 could thus prove to be a tale of two […]