KU to introduce ‘dhabas’ for students from July

After banning the lone cafeteria functioning in the University campus in April this year, authorities at the University of Kashmir are all set to introduce the ‘dhabas’ for the students. “We have done all the arrangements and we will be opening three dhabas in the campus after the Eid festival is over,” Chief Proctor, KU […]

Cooperative business units to be commercially viable: Minister

Minister of State for Forest, Environment, Animal & Sheep Husbandry, Cooperative and Fisheries, Mir Zahoor Ahmad, today underscored the need for making all existing Cooperative Business units and Milk plants profitable and commercially viable. He also called for revival of poultry through cooperatives in the State of Jammu and Kashmir. Chairing a meeting with the […]

Payments made to newspapers uploaded on DIPR website

In a significant move towards ensuring transparency in advertisement distribution and release of payments, the Department of Information & Public Relations (DIPR) today uploaded, on its official website, the details of the payment made to individual newspapers and periodicals on account of advertisement bills during the financial year 2016-17. The details of the payment are […]

Deputation of Industries Association Kathua calls on Dy CM

A deputation of Industries Association Kathua called on Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Kumar Singh and projected various issues related to the development of Kathua Industrial Estate and overall Industrial scenario in the state. Commissioner Secretary PDD Dheeraj Gupta, Chief Engineer PDD Jammu Ashwani Gupta, Development Commissioner Power Asgar Ali and other concerned officers were […]

Tax bidis at 28 percent to save lives, health activists urge Government

Health activists have urged the government to tax bidis at 28 percent in order to ensure that the use of bidis is curtailed to a large extent. “Taxing bidis below 28% under GST will cause a sharp increase in bidi consumption and further aggravate the public health and economic burden caused by bidi use in […]

Mehbooba asks JKTDC to evolve new modules of tourist business

Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today asked the Jammu & Kashmir Tourism Development Corporation (JKTDC) to evolve new modules of tourist business for the optimal utilization of its assets. Chairing the Board of Directors meeting of the Corporation here today, the Chief Minister asked the JKTDC management to devise strategies for full utilization of its assets […]

GAD asks administrative secretaries to designate PIOs

The government has today asked all the administrative secretaries and Public Authorities of the state to ensure effective implementation of the RTI Act 2009 by designating the PIOs at earliest and notify their names in public domain. In an order issued today it has been impressed upon all the administrative Secretaries and Public Authorities of […]

Minister visits Media Complex Srinagar

Minister for Food Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs and Information, Choudhary Zulfkar Ali, Tuesday visited the Media Complex here to take first hand appraisal of the functioning of the Directorate of Information & Public Relations (DIPR) and also review the progress of work on the auditorium and conference hall being constructed in the Complex.  The […]

D&FCO conducts spl drive in Valley, suspends 47 drug licenses

Under the instructions of Minister for Health & Medical Education, Bali Bhagat, the Drugs & Food Control Organization (D&FCO) has undertaken a special drive against the sale of sub-standard and habit forming drugs in Kashmir valley from 22nd of May. In the first face of drive i.e. up to 26th May, the authorities conducted as […]

Minister visits Kheer Bhawani, reviews arrangement for annual Mela

Minister for PHE, Irrigation Flood & Control, Sham Lal Choudhary today visited Kheer Bhawani to oversee the arrangements for the annual Kheer Bhawani Mela.  He also paid obeisance at the shrine and prayed for peace, prosperity and wellbeing of the people of the state. DDC Ganderbal Tariq Husain Ganai, SSP Ganderbal and district officers were […]