Vodafone launches Global Design Store

SRINAGAR: The Vodafone India Tuesday launched the Global Design Store here for its customers in Kashmir Valley. In a release issued here, Vodafone said it is the company’ first Global Design Store in the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, and also its first-of-its-kind store in the state. Located at Polo View here, the Store […]

Leh Yak to get bigger, better with induction of fresh blood

Leh Yak to get bigger, better with induction of fresh blood

SRINAGAR: Yak Husbandry in Ladakh’s Leh district is expected to get a shot in the arm with the authorities planning to go for Breed Improvement of the domesticated animal. This fiscal, the local unit of the Animal Husbandry Department will acquire semen of the high-quality yak from the Arunachal Pradesh-based National Research Centre on Yak […]

Committee suggests reforms for Ease of Doing Business in JK

SRINAGAR: The Apex Committee for implementation of ‘Make in India Programme’ and ‘Ease of Doing Business’ in the state Monday recommended revival of the district-level single window clearance system. “The committee recommended revival of district level single window clearance system headed by DDC for setting up of business unit in micro and small scale industry […]

JK partners with Chamber for tourism promotion

SRINAGAR: The state’s Tourism Department is participating in the ongoing three-day Great Indian Travel Bazzar-2015 (GITB) at Jaipur. An official release here said the exhibition started on April 19 in Jaipur’s Exhibition Convention Centre (JECC). “In a bid to promote Jammu and Kashmir as a tourism destination in the global markets, a team of J&K […]

Extreme Automobiles showroom opens at Athwajan

SRINAGAR: Extreme Automobiles, an exclusive showroom of taxicabs from the International Cars & Motors Ltd, was inaugurated Monday at Athwajan Bypass here. In a press statement issued here, the company said the showroom was jointly inaugurated by Minister for State Industry & Commerce and Power development, Mohammad Ashraf Mir, and Chairman HK Cements & HRCC, […]

Mufti appoints Parkash as Chairman KVIB

JAMMU: Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Monday appointed Minister for Industries & Commerce, Chander Parkash, as Chairman of the J&K Khadi & Village Industries Board (KVIB). The CM also appointed MLA Zanskar, Syed Mohammad Baqir Rizvi as Vice-Chairman of KVIB and Daljeet Singh as Vice-Chairman of Advisory Board for Development of Kissans. Both shall have […]

Govt relaxes norms for compensation to farmers

Govt relaxes norms for compensation to farmers

SRINAGAR: Government on Sunday eased the procedure for seeking compensation by farmers and fruit growers for their crop-damage due to natural calamities, by making certain changes in the norms of State Disaster Relief Fund (SDRF). Under the new rules farmers can seek compensation if crops suffers a damage of 33 per cent, with the earlier […]

Hailstorms batter orchards in Baramulla: Growers

Baramulla: Hailstorm along with fast winds on Sunday evening caused damage to various horticultural as well as agricultural fields. Growers said that the standing crop of  oilseeds, oats got damaged. The hailstorms also hit the bloom on most of the horticulture. Gulam-u-din Ahmad of Sheeri Baramulla, told Kashmir Reader that fast rains turned into a […]

MGNREGA liability touches Rs 400 cr in JK: Saroori

SRINAGAR: Works carried under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) have created liabilities to the tune of Rs 400 crores in the state thereby derailing the very purpose of the scheme. In a statement issued by the MLA Inderwal and Congress leader G. M. Saroori, said that  lakhs of people belonging to […]

Officials carry inspection of pesticides dealers

Handwara: The Horticulture Officials in Kupwara district carried out inspection on  various dealers and stockiest to ensure quality pesticides are sold in the district. The check was carried out at Vilagam, Karalpora, Trahgam and Kupwara zones. The teams lifted a number of pesticide for testing and seized many under the Section Under Section 21(1)(D) of […]