Woman entrepreneur stakes claim in KCCI’s male bastion

Woman entrepreneur stakes claim in KCCI’s male bastion

SRINAGAR: A young woman Kashmiri entrepreneur who revived Namda, the traditional Kashmiri rug, is contesting as the only woman for a seat in the 21-member executive committee of the Valley’s premier business body, the Kashmir Chamber of Industries and Commerce (KCCI). If she wins, Arifa Jan will be the second woman to be part of […]

Finance dept to take over expenditure allocation from Planning dept

Finance dept to take over expenditure allocation from Planning dept

SRINAGAR: In a significant decision, the State Administrative Council (SAC), which met on Tuesday evening under the chairmanship of Governor Satya Pal Malik, approved transfer of expenditure allocation powers from the Planning to the Finance Department. As per the decision, the expenditure functions including allocation of resources, authorisation, releases, revalidation, re-appropriation, etc, which were earlier […]

Maj Gogoi shifted from Budgam unit

Maj Gogoi shifted from Budgam unit

Srinagar: The Army has shifted Major Leetul Gogoi, who was at the centre of the human shield controversy, out of his unit and attached to local formation headquarters after being indicted by an Army Court of Inquiry(CoI) for fraternising with a local woman in Srinagar, officials said Tuesday. Last month, the CoI instituted by the […]

BSF soldier found dead on Jammu border

BSF soldier found dead on Jammu border

Jammu/New Delhi: A BSF soldier, who went missing from a forward area along the Indo-Pak international border in Jammu early Tuesday, was found dead, officials said. They said the head constable rank soldier is suspected to have been hit by a fatal sniper shot from across the border when troops were clearing the tall ‘sarkanda’ […]

Decision to hold polls in J&K shows arrogance of central govt: CPI(M)

Decision to hold polls in J&K shows arrogance of central govt: CPI(M)

Srinagar: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Monday slammed the central government for going ahead with panchayat and municipal elections in Jammu & Kashmir. The CPI(M) said this showed the “arrogance” of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Union government. “The decision of the government to go ahead with panchayat and urban local bodies elections […]

Late-night bid to torch Panchayat Ghar in Tral

Late-night bid to torch Panchayat Ghar in Tral

Anantnag: Unidentified people tried to torch a Panchayat Ghar on Sunday night here in Tral area’s Seer Jageer village in Pulwama district. The arson bid comes a day after the state election commission announced dates for Panchayat polls, beginning November 17, despite reservations voiced by the state’s two main political parties, the NC and the […]

No place except road to host functions in downtown

No place except road to host functions in downtown

SRINAGAR: In congested Zaina Kadal in downtown Srinagar, the construction of a community centre-cum-marriage hall at Malikpora-Gadyar, supposed to begin in 2002, is yet to commence. The construction of similar facilities in the nearby areas of Safa Kadal and Noorbagh, started many years ago, is yet to be completed. The community centre at Zaina Kadal […]