Hoteliers demand moratorium period for construction of STPs

SRINAGAR: In the backdrop of the government’s plan to develop Sewerage Treatment Plants (STPs) in Srinagar city for waste management, the Valley hoteliers have demanded moratorium period and suspension of the ban on the operation of the hotels having more than 19 rooms and running without a STP. A delegation of hoteliers under the banner […]

Multi brand menswear showroom launched in Srinagar

Multi brand menswear showroom launched in Srinagar

Srinagar: A Multi brand menswear showroom, ‘Step Up Revolution’ was launched at Rajbagh, Srinagar on Thursday. Proprietor Aasim said the showroom provides all the latest fashion and best brands including, Lee, Levis, Spyker etc reasonable prices. Reader

Srinagar city gets first leisure gaming lounge

SRINAGAR: The city took a new stride in the gaming and leisure industry Thursday with the launch of a state-of-the-art leisure gaming lounge by a young entrepreneur promoted by Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI). Gamer Xone, spread over an area of about 400 square feet, is a console gaming lounge with latest devices […]

GoI announces passport service in rural areas through CSC

SRINAGAR: The Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India along with CSC e-Governance Services India Limited – promoted by the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) – is all set to launch Passport related services through the vast network of over one lakh Common Services Centers (CSCs) across rural hinterland of India. The initiative […]

‘India economy to grow at 5.6% in 2014-15’

NEW DELHI: India is likely to grow by 5.6% in 2014-15 against a projected growth of less than 5% in the current fiscal, a report by India Ratings and Research has said. “The global economy in 2014 appears to be in a better shape than what it was in 2012 and 2013. India Ratings forecasts […]

India’s billionaire count to double in next 10 yrs: Knight Frank report

MUMBAI: The number of ultra-high-net-worth individuals (UHNWI) in India is expected to double over the next 10 years making the country home to the fourth highest number of billionaires in the world by 2023, says Knight Frank’s 2014 Wealth Report. The report from global real estate consultancy firm predicted that the number of billionaires in […]

Vodafone expands its footprint in J&K

SRINAGAR: To assert its market position in Jammu and Kashmir, Vodafone India is going on an expansion spree in the state with the roll-out of more than 200 new sites (towers) in the state in financial year 13-14, “Vodafone has increased its coverage network by 20 percent and now covers 62 percent of the population […]

Gold dips below Rs 31k

NEW DELHI: Gold prices dipped below Rs 31,000 mark by falling Rs 350 to Rs 30,900 per ten grams after nearly one month here on Monday on heavy selling by stockists in tandem with a weak global trend. However, silver found some buying support from industrial units and ended higher by Rs 110 to Rs […]

India among Dubai’s top 10 hotel guest source markets

DUBAI: India has been ranked among Dubai’s top ten hotel guest source markets in 2013, according to the Emirate’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing. The other countries included in the list are Saudi Arabia, UK, US, Russia, Kuwait, Germany, Oman, Iran and China. The number of tourist arrivals has increased by over one million […]

75 businessmen from 28 countries to participate in Kashmir handicraft exhibition

75 businessmen from 28 countries to participate in Kashmir handicraft exhibition

SRINAGAR: More than 75 businessmen from 28 countries are participating in ‘5th Buyer-Seller Meet’ organized from March 8 to 10 at SKICC here to exhibit and promote Kashmir handicrafts to ‘international craft lovers’. “Buyers from Germany, USA, Turkey, Slovakia, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Austria, Canada, Australia etc are visiting to participate in the event and we […]