DDC Poonch inaugurates renovated bank premises

POONCH: District Development Commissioner Sajad Ahmed khan Wednesday inaugurated the new premises of Jammu & Kashmir Bank branch Sher-e-Kashmir Bridge here. On this occasion, DDC hailed the performance of J&K Bank in various developmental and people friendly spheres. Zonal Head J&K Bank, Jammu West Gucharan Singh thanked DDC for sparing time for the inauguration of […]

Reliance Communications launches new GSM Series in J&K

JAMMU: Reliance Communications, India’s fully-integrated telecommunications service provider, Wednesday announced the launch of a new GSM number series ‘9103’ in Jammu and Kashmir. Reliance Communications, India’s fully-integrated telecommunications service provider, today announced the launch of a new GSM number series 9103xxxxxx in the Jammu & Kashmir Telecom Circle, a company spokesman said. The initiative enhances […]

EPFO to issue universal a/c no soon;calls for cleaning records

NEW DELHI: Retirement fund body EPFO has asked its field staff to clean up records as it plans to issue universal (permanent) account numbers soon to its over 5 crore subscribers. The account number will help those workers in organised sector workers who frequently change jobs, particularly in the construction sector. It will help them […]

Air India joins fare war, offers up to 30% discount

NEW DELHI: Days after budget carriers led by SpiceJet lowered ticket rates by up to 75 per cent to avail early summer season bookings, Air India joined the fare war today offering discounts on select routes. The national carrier announced up to 30 per cent discount on advance ticket purchases with an extended travel period […]

34 hydel projects under execution in Chenab valley: Govt

JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday said that there are 32 hydel projects under execution in Chenab valley, while as 32 projects with the capacity of 2813.46 megawatts are operation across state. The information was given by the Minister of State for Power, Vikar Rasool while replying to a clubbed question by Naresh Kumar […]

Tourism accounts for 7% of J&K’s GDP, says govt

Tourism accounts for 7% of J&K’s GDP, says govt

JAMMU: Tourism is the key sector of Jammu and Kashmir’s economy and accounts for 6.98 percent of the state’s GDP, government said on Tuesday. Minister for Tourism GA Mir stated this in a written reply to a question in the Legislative Council. Development projects for Mughal Road lake circuit and Girgan, valley of seven lakes, […]

Dubai Duty Free Championships

DUBAI: Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi progressed to the doubles quarterfinals of the Dubai Duty Free Championships after overcoming qualifiers Nikolay Davydenko and Victor Hanescu via Super Tie breaker. The second seeded Indo-Pak pair defeated the Russian-Romanian combo 6-1 5-7 10-8 in one hour and 28 minutes in the opening round of the $2,359,935 hard […]

Governor approves laying of audit reports

JAMMU: Governor NN Vohra Tuesday approved for laying before the State Legislature, the Reports of Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India on Appropriation Accounts 2012-13, Finance Accounts 2012-13, (Volume-1 & Volume-2), State Finances for the year ended 31st March, 2013 and on Revenue Sector and Public Sector undertakings (Social, General and Economic Sector) for […]

AirAsia offers half-a-million free tickets on select routes

MUMBAI: Malaysian low-cost airline AirAsia, which is awaiting flying permit from the DGCA to launch its services in the domestic market, Tuesday said it is offering half a million free seats along with 1.8 million low fare promotional seats from Kuala Lumpur on select routes. The bookings under the offer, which commenced yesterday, can be […]

GoI proposing to raise workdays under MNREGA to 150 days

NEW DELHI: To offer some relief to farmers in drought-affected states, a ministerial panel has decided to increase the number of guaranteed work days under MGNREGA to 150 days and cut interest rates on crop loans to 7 per cent for one year, according to sources. These decisions were approved by the EGoM on drought […]