RO water purifier-maker Blue Mount Appliances enters J&K

Srinagar: RO water purifier-maker Blue Mount Appliances marked its entry into J&K market by launching series of its exclusive products at an event held here on Wednesday. A statement issued by the company here said that Blue Mount has come into existence with an aim to provide 100 per cent pure and healthy water in […]

PNB reports biggest quarterly loss in Indian bank history

New Delhi: Reeling under huge bad loans, Punjab National Bank (PNB) on Wednesday posted the record high quarterly loss by any public sector lender at Rs 5,367 crore for the fourth quarter ended March 31. This is the biggest quarterly loss in Indian bank history. A three-fold surge in provisioning for bad loans, including for […]

Special teams constituted to check sale of fake handicrafts

Srinagar: Enforcement wing of quality control division, directorate of handicrafts has constituted special inspection teams to conduct surprise inspection of handicraft dealers for ensuring selling of genuine Kashmiri art. The aim of such inspections will be to safeguard the interests of handicraft artisans of the state and to save the gullible tourists from being cheated […]

Kupwara cab drivers protest station relocation

Baramulla: The association of cab drivers in Kupwara district of north Kashmir protested on Wednesday against the relocation of their station to Rigipora. The government recently ordered all the drivers concerned to station their vehicles at the identified site inside the new bus yard. The drivers protested the order by blocking the Kupwara-Srinagar highway for […]

DDB approves Rs 81.61 cr annual plan for Shopian

SHOPIAN: Minister for public works and parliamentary affairs Abdul Rehman Veeri on Wednesday asked officers to ensure inclusive development by creating productive assets at the district level. The minister who is also chairman of district development board Shopian was addressing a district development board meeting here. Minister for revenue, relief & rehabilitation, Syed Basharat Bukhari, […]

My govt will give fillip to entrepreneurship: CM

My govt will give fillip to entrepreneurship: CM

Interacts with young biz leaders, assures them maximum support SRINAGAR: Describing young entrepreneurs as an ideal role model for the state’s Generation Next, chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti, on Tuesday lauded their achievement of translating imaginative ideas into real success stories against all odds, especially during the years of turbulence. She described these self-empowered young men […]

Govt to expedite process of sugar procurement

Govt to expedite process of sugar procurement

JAMMU: Minister for consumer affairs & public distribution Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali on Tuesday chaired a meeting to review the implementation of National Food Security Act (NFSA), Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Food Entitlement Scheme (MMSFES) and providing additional food-grains at 2 kg per soul to the people belonging to Below Poverty Line (BPL) and Priority Sector Households […]

Aircel connects with customers through street plays

Aircel connects with customers  through street plays

Srinagar: To connect with its customer base in Kashmir, mobile service provider Aircel on Tuesday started a series of street plays (Nukkad Nattaks). Statement issued by the Aircel here said that the aim of this popular medium of communication was to reach out to customers in Kashmir with information about its products and services, besides […]

Dorjay for equaling national average in credit-deposit ratio

Chairs 123rd BoD meeting of SCARDB SRINAGAR: Highlighting the significance of banking sector in inclusive growth, the minister for cooperative, Chering Dorjay, on Tuesday underscored the need for building a strong financial sector in J&K which can respond to the growing needs of the emerging economy. Chairing the 123rd board of directors meeting of Jammu […]

Traders asked to file returns

SRINAGAR: The commercial taxes department, J&K government, has notified that such dealers whose annual gross turnover is Rs 20 lakh and above shall have to file their periodical returns along with due payments electronically in the first quarter of financial year 2016-2017. “All dealers and other stakeholders registered under VAT/GST/CST and whose annual gross turnover […]