FVSc SKUAST along with AHD holds Animal clinical at Gagangeer Sonamarg

Srinagar: An Animal clinical cum awareness camp was organised by Faculty of Veterinary Sciences SKUAST-K and Animal Husbandry, at Gagangir Sonamar.The programme was sponsored by SERB-DST Govt. of India sponsored project, The camp was attended by a number of clinical and paraclinical scientists drawn from various divisions of the faculty mostly from the Division of […]

Director Agriculture Kashmir visits Lavender Farm Sirhama

ANANTNAG: The Director Agriculture Kashmir, Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal today visited Lavender Farm Sirhama, Anantnag and took stock of all the developmental and other mandated activities carried out in the farm. During the visit, the Director impressed upon the officers to identify and explore the avenues for the promotion and development of different types of floral […]

Shopping centres’ association lauds Delhi govt’s ‘pathbreaking’ excise reforms

New Delhi: The Shopping Centres Association of India (SCAI) has welcomed the excise reforms approved by the Delhi government as “path breaking” and extended full support to it. The Delhi government, on March 23, approved the recommendations of a group of ministers, including its complete withdrawal from retail liquor sale and lowering of the legal […]

Rising Covid cases may prompt RBI to maintain status quo on rates: Experts

MUMBAI: A sudden surge in COVID-19 cases and the government’s recent mandate asking the central bank to keep retail inflation around 4 per cent are likely to prompt the Reserve Bank to maintain status quo on policy rates at its first bi-monthly monetary policy review for the current fiscal, according to experts. The Monetary Policy […]

High Density Apple Plantation Drive held at Kulgam

KULGAM: Department of Horticulture Kulgam launched Massive High Density Apple Plantation Drive at Khee-Kulgam. The programme is aimed at ensuring maximum produce in terms of quality as well as quantity by bringing more area under high density plantation. This will pave the way forward for getting good economic returns for the grower, said Chief Horticulture […]

DVC registers record electricity generation of over 38 bn units in FY21

Kolkata: Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) on Saturday said it has registered a record electricity generation of 38.41 billion units in the 2020-21 fiscal, overcoming the COVID-19 challenges. The power generation of the company grew by 3.26 per cent in the last financial year. The Plant Load Factor (PLF) for FY 21 stood at 62.39 per […]

US Labour Dept seeks public input on determining H-1B wage levels

Washington: The US Department of Labor has sought feedback from the public in the next 60 days on determining the wage levels for the employment of various immigrants and non-immigrants, including those on the H-1B visas, the most sought-after work visa among Indian professionals. The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows the US […]

SC order on interest waiver: PSU Banks may have to take Rs 2,000 cr hit

NEW DELHI: Public sector banks may have to bear a burden of Rs 1,800-2,000 crore arising due to a recent Supreme Court judgement on the waiver of compound interest on all loan accounts which opted for moratorium during March-August 2020, sources said. The judgement covers loans above Rs 2 crore as loans below this got […]

Govt to slap recovery notice on Vedanta’s Cairn after Delhi HC judgment

NEW DELHI: The oil ministry will seeks tens of millions of dollars from Vedanta’s Cairn Oil & Gas after the Delhi High Court held that the firm was liable to pay higher profit share to the government in lieu of its Rajasthan oil and gas block license being extended beyond initial term, a top official […]

Banks sanctions Rs 25,586 cr to 114,322 Stand-Up India accounts in 5 years

NEw DElHI: The Finance Ministry on Sunday said banks have sanctioned Rs 25,586 crore to about 1,14,322 beneficiaries under the Stand Up India Scheme in the last five years for promoting entrepreneurship among women and SC & STs. The objective of Stand-Up India is to promote entrepreneurship amongst women, Scheduled Castes (SC) & Scheduled Tribes […]