Environment Committee seeks report on pollution levels at cement manufacturing units

JAMMU: The Committee on Environment of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly on Monday directed the Industries and Commerce Department to depute a team of officers to Kathua district to inspect the level of pollution at the Cement Units operating in the area. It also asked the government to furnish the report to the Assembly Secretariat […]

Aptech offers full sponsorship to Clas 12 toppers for pursuing IT

SRINAGAR: Ilm Infinity – Aptech’s regional centre in Kashmir- Friday announced that it will sponsor the toppers of Class 12, Faizan Mushtaq and Junaid-ul-Islam in pursuing career in IT through Aptech Ltd, if they desire. “Ilm Infinity will fully sponsor both the students for any professional course they choose among Aptech’s wide range of career […]

Business community worst hit by present power crisis: Kashmir Inc

SRINAGAR: With extended electricity cuts and Power Development Department not even sticking to its proposed power curtailment schedule in the Valley, traders and businessmen here say they have lost all hopes on government, as they are facing huge economic losses due to electricity shortage. “The unkind and callous attitude of the state authorities has resulted […]

Employment generation govt’s top priority: Minister

SRINAGAR: Present government is committed for empowering youth and providing them employment opportunities, Rural Development Minister Ali Mohammad Sagar said on Thursday here. He also said to address the unemployment issues government has launched several schemes. The minister, according to an official statement, was addressing a meeting held to review the pace of implementation of […]

Issues hampering Bhathinda-Srinagar gas pipeline resolved: CAPD minister

JAMMU: Minister for Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CAPD) Choudhary Muhammad Ramzan Thursday launched the annual Oil and Gas Conservation Fortnight (OGCF) campaign here at Hotel Asia. The campaign is organised by Oil Companies operating in the state every year from January 16 to 31 under the aegis of the Union Ministry of Petroleum and […]

J&K govt directs for employing locals in HEP

JAMMU: Underscoring the need for involvement of local skilled and unskilled manpower in execution of newly coming-up Hydro Power Projects in the state, the Minister of State for Power Vikar Rasool has directed concerned executing agencies to engage local youth while taking up the construction work on these projects. The minister, according to an official […]

Kashmir industry discriminated against Jammu: Industrialists

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir government has miserably failed to ensure equitable growth and development in the industrial sector and Kashmir region continues to be grossly ignored and discriminating against Jammu region in industrial development, Valley based industrialists Monday said here. In an interactive program organised by Kashmir Small Scale Industries Association (KSSIA), Baghi Ali […]

Anantnag registers 5120 construction labourers for benefits

SRINAGAR: District Anantnag has registered 5120 construction workers for providing them benefits offered by the government under Labour Department, an official spokesperson said on Friday. According to the spokesperson, a meeting of Labour Department and representatives of Constructional Workers Union was held under the chairmanship of District Development Commissioner, Anantnag, Farooq Ahmad Lone in which […]

Govt vows to take action against traders selling counterfeit Kashmir arts

Govt vows to take action against traders selling counterfeit Kashmir arts

JAMMU: Saying that state’s world famous crafts are its real identity, the Minister of State for Industries and Commerce Sajad Ahmad Kichloo Thursday said that all the required measures will be taken for protection and promotion of handicrafts industry in the state. He also said strict action will be taken against those dealers, who are […]

J&K to switch over to e-stamping

JAMMU: Saying goodbye to physical stamps, Jammu and Kashmir government has entered into an agreement with Stock Holding Corporation of India Limited (SHCIL) to introduced e-stamps in the state. The e-stamping is a computer based latest technology with advanced security features for paying non-judicial stamp duty to the government, an official spokesperson said. The Commissioner […]