Kashmir to face vegetable shortage, price escalation due to freaky weather

Kashmir to face vegetable shortage, price escalation due to freaky weather

SRINAGAR: With extended rainy season this year delaying local farm produce, Kashmir is likely to face shortage of vegetable, as well as, price escalation in coming months. Wholesalers dealing the vegetables and fruits here say the shortfall in supplies and rise in prices may further get escalated due to expected strain in vegetable imports, as […]

Aryans to organise career counseling camp on April 25

SRINAGAR: To remove the confusion from the minds of the students regarding selection of career option, Aryans Group of Colleges would be organizing a “Career Counseling Camp” on April 25 at Aryans Campus situated near Chandigarh. Those who are interested to participate in the camp, may call on toll free helpline number of the Group, […]

Activist calls on VP to discus Pashmina goat project

Activist calls on VP to discus Pashmina goat project

SRINAGAR: The Himalayan Abstract Artist and Pashmina Activist, Babar Afzal called on Vice President of India, Hamid Ansari to discuss the three point program for the Global Pashmina Goat Project. Erratic climatic conditions and snow has been killing Pashmina Goats in the Himalayas from the past several years, threatening supplies of silky cashmere wool used […]

EPFO to allot A/C No to subscribers by October 15

NEW DELHI: Retirement fund body EPFO will provide permanent or universal account numbers (UAN) on the pattern of core banking services to its over five crore active subscribers by October 15 this year. Under core banking services, a customer can avail the bank services in any of its branch through his allotted unique account number. […]

Babycare portal FirstCry opens store in Srinagar

Babycare portal FirstCry opens store in Srinagar

SRINAGAR: Online and store based babycare and kids wear company Sunday opened its franchise here at the Muminabad Bypass, Batmaloo. The first franchise of FirstCry in Srinagar city was inaugurated by the north India head of the company, a spokesperson of the company said. The Sringar franchise is owned by Rizwan ullah Tak, a young […]

LinkedIn hits 300 million milestone; 50% traffic to come from mobile

NEW DELHI: With over 300 million members, professional networking site LinkedIn is betting big on mobile handsets to drive growth, as 50 per cent of its traffic is expected to come from handheld devices. “We know mobile is critical. Later this year, we are going to hit our mobile moment, where mobile accounts for more […]

NTPC frames new policy to weed out unprofessional vendors

NEW DELHI: India’s largest power producer NTPC, which does Rs 50,000-crore worth public procurements every year, has put in place a detailed policy on banning business dealings involving unprofessional and frivolous vendors. The new policy, introduced last month, comes against the backdrop of instances of projects getting adversely impacted due to unprofessional approach of some […]

‘Bond yields unlikely to fall’

MUMBAI: The rally in the government bond prices seen last may not sustain due to the continuous supply of debt every week and the caution ahead of the election results next month, say bankers. Last Thursday, the 10-year government bond yield eased by over 10 basis points to 8.85 per cent. On the same day, […]

IRDA forms working group for simple products in general insurance

NEW DELHI: Insurance sector regulator Irda has formed a working group to review ‘File & Use’ (F&U) guidelines to ensure availability of simple products in the general insurance category. The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (Irda) said it was required to review the extant guidelines on F&U requirements for general insurance products. “It is felt […]

‘Sebi norms on related party deals would pose difficulties’

NEW DELHI: Capital market watchdog Sebi’s new norms on related party transactions could pose practical difficulties for listed companies, according to consultancy KPMG. The norms are part of a stringent corporate governance framework for listed companies that would be effective from October 1. Under the new corporate governance rules mooted by Sebi, all material related […]