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 […]

Axis Bank holds blood donation camp

Srinagar: Axis Bank on Saturday organized a blood bank here in which more 35 staff members and some customers donated their blood. The blood donation camp was organized in collaboration with Red Cross Society, Kashmir, a statement from the bank said. District Development Commissioner, Srinagar, Farooq Ahmad Shad, who was present at the occasion hailed […]

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 […]

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 […]

Self-employment programs in Anantnag reviewed

ANANTNAG: District Development Commissioner, Anantnag Friday stressed upon the concerned authorities to work for the quick disposal of the cases of unemployed youth for establishment of income generating units. District Development Commissioner, according to an official statement, was addressing the local advisory committee meeting of Rural Self Employment Training Institute (RSETI), here. The meeting was […]

Fisheries Deptt collects Rs 4.5 lakh from offenders in Anantnag

ANANTNAG: The Fisheries Department provided one lakh quality brown trout fingerling stocking to be carried in trout stream of the district during the current year in phase second in the streams of Lidder, Kokernag, Brenghi, Verinag, Chatapal and Panzath. The department of Fisheries is performing various activities for conservation of natural water resources and to […]

Economic growth to cross 5% this financial year: PM

NEW DELHI: Pinning hopes on the good monsoon and recent reforms, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said economic growth will cross 5 per cent in the current financial year and accelerate further in the coming years. Addressing the Governors’ Conference here, Singh said the Indian economy, after many years of rapid growth, has slowed down […]

Entrepreneurship training in Bandipora concludes

BANDIPORA: A 15-days training course organized by Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) concluded at Rural Self Employment Training Institute (RSETI), Bandipora. As many as 60 candidates were imparted the necessary training of dairy farming, sheep rearing, tour and travel management, readymade garments and other skills under SKEWPY, an official statement Friday said. The aim of the […]

STP Issue

SRINAGAR: Expressing their resentment over the statement by Minister for Urban Development Nawang Rigzin Jora wherein he had stated that hotels having more than 19 rooms needed to install their own STPs, the Valley hoteliers said the information given in the legislative assembly contradicts the government’s own decision to construct STPs in Srinagar and Jammu […]