Seven injured after police use force on protesters in Qamarwani

Seven injured after police use force on protesters in Qamarwani

JAVID ALI SRINAGAR: Seven persons including two women were injured in police action on Thursday when they tried to block roads against the demolition drive of government. A small community living on the banks of river Jhelum in Rampora area of Srinagar staged protests and blocked roads in Qamarwari alleging Srinagar Municipal Corporation of demolishing […]

Sopore Fruit Growers Association bifurcates

Sopore Fruit Growers Association bifurcates

BARAMULLA: Within a month, traders at Fruit Mandi Sopore elected two presidents owing to the difference between members of their erstwhile representative body. The election for president of Fruit Growers Association Sopore was held on August 4. And Mushtaq Ahmad Tantray was elected as president in presence of Deputy Commissioner Baramulla, SDM Sopore, MLA Sopore, […]

JK to prepare farmers for cultivation of high-density plants

JK to prepare farmers for cultivation of high-density plants

SRINAGAR: The government is going to organise five “mega kissan melas” in Kashmir Valley to prepare the growers for cultivation of high-density fruit plants. An official handout issued here said a high-level meeting chaired by the Minister for Horticulture, Abdul Rehman Veeri, took the decision of organising the events. Accordingly, the government would soon organise […]

Horticulture employees protest over pending salaries

Javid Ali Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Horticulture Produce Marketing & Processing Corporation (JKHPMC) employee union Thursday organized a protest here demanding disbursement of their pending salaries. The protesters accused that the policies of Managing Director (MD) of the Corporation are “anti-worker.” They said the employees are the worst sufferers as they have not been […]

Banks in JK disbursed Rs 5,801 cr in Q1

Banks in JK disbursed Rs 5,801 cr in Q1

SRINAGAR: The banks operating in the state have extended credit aggregating to Rs 5,801.24 crore during the first quarter of the financial year 2015-16, while only 9% of the target set under govt-sponsored schemes has been achieved. The J&K Bank has disbursed Rs 4,194.09 crore, which amounts to 72% of the cumulative amount disbursed by […]

Now, govt wants to promote golf tourism in Kmr, Jmu

Now, govt wants to promote golf tourism in Kmr, Jmu

SRINAGAR: Secretary Tourism, Farooq Ahmad Shah, on Wednesday said all efforts should be made to promote golf tourism in the state. Chairing a meeting held here to review functioning of the Tourism department, he said both Kashmir and Jammu regions have “some world-class” golf courses that can help “attract high end tourists to the state”. […]

Tourist huts inaugurated in Lolab

SRINAGAR: Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Abdul Haq, on Wednesday inaugurated two tourist huts at Krusun and Nagsari Kalaroos areas in Lolab constituency of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. Addressing people on the occasion, the minister said the present government “is trying its best” to boost the tourist industry in the area by upgrading […]

Financial security employees’ biggest concern in India: MetLife survey

SRINAGAR: The biggest financial concern of employees in India is financial security of their families in case of their premature death, MetLife Employee Benefits Trend Study 2015 (EBTS) has revealed. In a release issued here on Wednesday, MetLife said it surveyed employers and employees in India to gain insights into employee loyalty, financial concerns, talent […]

Shopian to get hi-tech fruit market

Shopian to get hi-tech fruit market

SRINAGAR: Minister for Horticulture, Abdul Rehman Veeri, on Wednesday said south Kashmir’s Shopian district would get a hi-tech fruit market soon. “A state-of-the-art fruit mandi at Aglar would be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 37.70 crore. In this regard a project of Rs 5.58 crore has already been sanctioned and Rs 1.56 crore […]