FDI flows into India nearly doubled in 2015: UNCTAD

GENEVA: Foreign direct investment flows into India nearly doubled in 2015 while the US emerged as the top host country for FDI last year, the UN’s trade agency said today. Global FDI flows “unexpectedly” increased significantly by 36 per cent, according to the annual report of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. “Global […]

Michelin enters scooter tyres segment in India

NEW DELHI: French tyre major Michelin on Thursday announced its foray into the fast growing scooter segment in India with the launch of its MICHELIN City Pro range. “Scooters have become increasingly popular in India and emerged as a preferred choice of commuting because of ease of riding and parking in congested areas,” said Pradeep […]

Now silkworm waste to spin farmer economy

Now silkworm waste to spin farmer economy

Syed Rafiyah Srinagar: Scientists in Kashmir have found that waste generated by silkworms and their pupae can be effectively utilised as replacement  for protein diets used in poultry and fish farming reducing not only dependence on costly fish meal, but adding to the economy of the silkworm rearers. Researchers at Temperate Sericulture Research Institute (TSRI) […]

J&K Bank to built dormitory for girls at a Jammu charitable home

J&K Bank to built dormitory for girls at a Jammu charitable home

Jammu: Continuing with its Corporate Social Responsibility programme Jammu and Kashmir Bank on Wednesday inaugurated the construction of a dormitory for girls at Balgran, Charitable Home for destitutes and children at Chhani Rama. The Bank’s Chairman and CEO Mushtaq Ahmad laid the foundation stone for the dormitory, to be built exclusively for girls.Executive President Abdul […]

Apple seeks nod to open stores in India

Apple seeks nod to open stores in India

NEW DELHI: Apple, the maker of iPad and iPhone, has sought permission from the government to open single brand retail stores and also enter the e-commerce business in the country. In this context, Apple India Pvt Ltd has sent an application to the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP). The DIPP is expected to […]

Seminar on zoonotic diseases held

POONCH: The Animal Husbandry Department Poonch organized a day-long seminar on  Zoonotic Diseases in livestock population and their relationship with human health hazards and sufferings. District Development Commissioner, Mohammad Harun Malik, Senior Superintendent of Police, J S Johar, Chief Animal Husbandry Officer, Dr. Mohammad Ismael, Assistant Veterinary Surgeons, Dr. Akiq Khan and Dr. Shahbaz Hussain […]

Valley Pashmina artisans ask for making GI labeling mandatory

Valley Pashmina artisans ask for making GI labeling mandatory

Srinagar: The Tahafuz Society, an amalgam of Kashmiri artisan groups working for safeguarding Kashmir handicraft and its traditional manufacturing process has asked that government to make Geographical Indication (GI) labeling in Pashmina mandatory. This labeling if made mandatory according to the society will end the rule of fake and substandard Pashmina in the market. This […]

‘Centralise GI certification’

‘Centralise GI certification’

JAMMU: Commissioner Secretary, Industries and Commerce  Department, Shailendra Kumar on Tuesday called  carrying G. I. certification of handicraft products at a single lab. He said this at the release of “A Tribute to The Golden Hands”, maiden  pictorial calendar of Handicrafts Department dedicated to the artisans of the state  was released here . He directed […]