CUK signs MoU with Tourism department

SRINAGAR: The Tourism Studies department of Central University of Kashmir (CUK) Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Tourism department of the state. The MoU was signed between the officiating Vice-Chancellor of CUK, Prof Mehraj-ud-Din Mir, and Talat Parvez, Director of the Tourism department. The MoU was signed with the objective of nurturing more […]

Traders fined for overcharging

SRINAGAR: The authorities Friday fined two traders at the Srinagar International Airport for overcharging. Action was taken during a surprise inspection of the Airport market carried out by the field executives of Legal Metrology Department (LMD) under the Assistant Controller’s supervision, a press statement issued here said. “The MRP printed on one of the products […]

Vegs get expensive as flood-hit Valley struggles to produce local varieties

Vegs get expensive as flood-hit Valley struggles to produce local varieties

SRINAGAR: The damage caused by the floods in September has deprived Kashmir Valley of the locally grown vegetables, forcing the consumers to buy the non-local varieties at expensive rates. According to the growers, the fields have been too wet post floods for cultivation. Consequently, they said, the Valley’s vegetable produce for winter has been significantly […]

Forget tourism, concentrate on healthcare: Tour operators to DAK

SRINAGAR: Kashmir-based tour operators’ bodies Thursday expressed resentment over the recent statement of by the Doctors Association of Kashmir (DAK) against New Year celebrations in the Valley. In a joint statement issued here, the bodies said the DAK President Dr Nisar ul Hasan’s statement is “detrimental to the tourism revival plan.” “Tourism Industry suffered extensive […]

Camps held for sheep farmers at Bandipora

SRINAGAR: Sheep Husbandry department organised series of awareness programmes for sheep farmers in various flood-affected areas of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district in Dec ember. In a press statement issued here, it said the teams of the department inspected Ganastan, Inderkote, Nowgam, Tularzoo, Trigam, Shadipore, Shilwat and other parts of Sumbal area in the ditrict. “They […]

KCCI resolves to work for flood victims

SRINAGAR: Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industries (KCCI) Thursday said it would work for rehabilitation of the victims of the devastating September floods. “We resolve to work for rehabilitation of thousands of people who suffered losses in the ravaging floods,” President of the KCC&I Sheikh Ashiq Ahmad said in a press statement issued here. He […]

Valley misses exchange of cards on New Year

Valley misses exchange of cards on New Year

Iqbal Kirmani SRINAGAR: The September floods appear to have dampened the New Year festivities in the Kashmir Valley as far as the exchange of greeting cards and gifts is concerned. Still recovering from the devastation caused by the floods, the prominent galleries in this summer capital of the state didn’t make an effort to maintain […]

Biz School organises Capacity Building Prog

SRINAGAR: Business School of Kashmir University (KU) in collaboration with India’s Ministry of Tourism Wednesday organised Tourism Awareness Programme at Zabarwan Park here. Inaugural session of the programme was held under the Business School’s Director Prof Mufeed Ahmad, KU said in a press statement issued here. “He spoke about the importance of handicrafts, and advised […]

Joint task force formed at Kishtwar

SRINAGAR: A joint task force of district officers and bankers was Wednesday constituted in Kishtwar district to chalk out a detailed action plan for ensuring comprehensive financial inclusion. A press statement issued here said the move was taken in the District Level Review Committee meeting convened by the concerned Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Javed Khan. The […]

Officers asked to survey consumers

KUPWARA: Special Secretary Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CA&PD) department Mohammad Akbar Ganai Wednesday asked the officers in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district to conduct a general survey about the consumers registered under various categories. He issued the directions in a meeting convened to review the stock and supply position of food grains the district, an […]