Steps afoot to ensure greater transparency in working of Agriculture Dept: Andrabi

Steps afoot to ensure greater transparency in working of Agriculture Dept: Andrabi

SRINAGAR: Director Agriculture Department, Syed Altaf Aijaz Andrabi today said the department represents an important sector which forms the backbone of the economy of the State. The Director made these remarks while chairing the meeting of the empowered committee to monitor the performance of the officers at different levels of the Department. He impressed upon […]

Education Minster for timely supply of quality tree spray oils

Education Minster for timely supply of quality tree spray oils

SRINAGAR: Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Saturday highlighted the need for a timely supply of standard tree spray oils for flourishing fruit industry of Jammu and Kashmir. The Minister made these remarks during the launch ceremony of Veedol tree spray oil at a local hotel here. Deputy Commissioner Budgam, Mohammad Harun Malik, […]

KAS Officers Association hail Drabu’s employee friendly budget

KAS Officers Association hail Drabu’s employee friendly budget

JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Services Officers Association have hailed the Finance Minister, Haseeb Drabu for presenting an employee-friendly budget which according to them has been acclaimed by the whole employee fraternity of the State. “We are equally grateful to the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti for initiating various employee-friendly measures over the past three years,” […]

India needs $300 billion investment to double refinery capacity

Bhubaneswar: India needs investment to the tune of $300 billion in the next 10 years to double its oil refining capacity, union petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Saturday. “Oil refining capacity in the country stands at over 247 million ton at present and demand for petro products, which is rising rapidly, will touch 600 […]

Government to resume minting coins, but at a slower rate

KOLKATA: The government has gone back on its decision to halt production of coins entirely and has asked all the four mints in the country to restart production, albeit at a slower pace, industry sources said on Saturday. The government has directed the state-run Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India Limited (SPMCIL), which runs […]

78.72 lakh tourists visited JK till Nov 2017: MoS

78.72 lakh tourists visited JK till Nov 2017: MoS

JAMMU: The Minister of State for Tourism, Priya Sethi on Friday informed the Legislative Council that Jammu and Kashmir witnessed a footfall of 78.72 lakh tourists till November last year and added that the state government has devised exclusive circuits for development of potential tourist destinations in the state to attract maximum number of visitors […]