JK to have new agriculture policy soon: Khurshid Ganai

JK to have new agriculture policy soon: Khurshid Ganai

SRINAGAR: Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai on Wednesday said that the government is working on a new agriculture policy that will go a long way in developing and expanding the most important sector of the state. The Advisor said this after inaugurating a day-long Kissan Mela at the lawns of SKICC here on Wednesday. […]

India unlikely to be 3rd top agri exporter by 2020: Govt

NEW DELHI: India is unlikely to become one of the top three agriculture export countries of the world by 2020 due to high domestic consumption base and limited arable land, Parliament was informed on Wednesday. “With high domestic consumption base and limited arable land, India is not likely to have adequate export surplus to become […]

Paris Automobiles launches Maxima-C cargo vehicle

Paris Automobiles launches Maxima-C cargo vehicle

Srinagar: Bajaj Auto, the world’s largest manufacturer of three-wheelers, on Wednesday announced the launch of “Maxima-C” cargo vehicle. Bajaj Auto’s R&D team has created this unique product to deliver the highest power and lowest operating costs in the commercial 3-wheeler category, said the company’s spokesman in a statement. Maxima-C offers best in power which is […]

Approach roads to Kathua tourist spots in shambles

JAMMU: Despite the fact that crores of rupees have been spent in creating assets in the tourist destinations of Kathua district, the plans of Tourism Department and Jammu and Kashmir State Tourism Development Corporation (JKTDC) to generate revenue from such assets have fallen flat. Reason: Sordid approachable roads are keeping visitors away from visiting these […]

HC grants CBI 3 more months to complete probe into JKCA scam

HC grants CBI 3 more months to complete probe into JKCA scam

SRINAGAR: The J&K High Court on Tuesday granted CBI three more months to complete its investigation into the multi-crore Jammu and Kashmir cricket Association scam. The direction to extend the time was passed by a division bench of justices Muzaffar Hussain Attar and B S Walia while disposing of an application filed by the CBI […]

Kashmir’s armed struggle not a religious one, says Hurriyat (G)

Kashmir’s armed struggle not a religious one, says Hurriyat (G)

SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference (G) on Tuesday said that linking the armed struggle in Kashmir with religion was “intellectual bankruptcy” as “Kashmir dispute has a strong historical background”. The conglomerate, as per a statement issued here, held a meeting that was presided over by its deputy general secretary Ghulam Nabi Sumji. Addressing the meeting, Sumji said […]

North Kashmir hospitals without anti-rabies vaccine

North Kashmir hospitals without anti-rabies vaccine

Baramulla: Anti-rabies vaccines are not available in most of the hospitals in north Kashmir. Almost all major hospitals in Baramulla, Kupwara, and Bandipora districts of north Kashmir do not have the vaccine available, with the shortage forcing the patients to purchase it from the market. Rafiq Ahmad, a resident of Baramulla, said: “There is no […]

Asia’s largest tulip garden thrown open to tourists

Asia’s largest tulip garden thrown open to tourists

Srinagar: Asia’s largest tulip garden on the banks of Dal Lake here was thrown open to visitors on Tuesday about two weeks ahead of schedule as the Valley experienced warmer days leading to earlier blooming of the flowers. The garden was thrown open for the public today ahead of schedule as the weather this year […]

Governor for strict action against unauthorisedly absent doctors

Governor for strict action against unauthorisedly absent doctors

JAMMU: Governor NN Vohra had a detailed review of Health and Medical Education Department in a meeting at Civil Secretariat which was attended by Parvez Dewan, Advisor to Governor; BR Sharma, Chief Secretary; BB Vyas, Financial Commissioner, Planning and Development Department; Navin K. Choudhary, Commissioner/ Secretary, Finance Department; Dr. Mandeep K. Bhandari, Secretary, Health and […]