ICICI Lombard health insurance increases its penetration among state employees

ICICI Lombard health insurance increases its penetration among state employees

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Government Group Medical Insurance Scheme, managed by ICICI Lombard, has recorded a 35 per cent growth in enrolment from 18,102 employees in 2014, the first year of the scheme, to 24,356 employees as on January 2017. The insurance company settled over 6,000 claims which included 1,451 claims so far during […]

Hanjura lays foundation of girls’ hostel at SKUAST-K

SRINAGAR: Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura on Saturday laid foundation of girls hostel at Faculty of Veterinary Sciences & Animal Husbandry (FVSc&AH) of SKUAST-K at Shuhama, Alusteng in Ganderbal. Vice-Chancellor, SKUAST-Kashmir Prof Nazeer Ahmed, Dean, FVSc&AH Shuhama Prof Sarfaraz Ahmad Wani and other senior officers of the University were present on the occasion. […]

Agri varsity worried over occupation of research centre by army

Agri varsity worried over occupation of research centre by army

By Aakash Hassan    Kulgam: Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST) authorities have expressed concern over army setting up a camp in a part of the Mountain Research Centre for Field Crops (MRCFC) at Khudwani. Earlier, the police and CRPF had been occupying about three hectares of the facility for 25 years and […]

New ‘dog repellant’ a hit in city

New ‘dog repellant’ a hit in city

SRINAGAR: Aside from the battle people are fighting with government troops, in the lanes of Srinagar people are also fighting dogs with “bottles filled with violet-colour water”. The violet-colour water is sourced from indigo dye or blue-colour detergents. According to locals, it is effective in keeping dogs at bay. Farooq Ahmad, a resident of Jamalata, […]

Guv steps in to explore how educational institutions can become functional

SRINAGAR: A meeting to discuss the issues involved in making educational institutions, particularly schools, functional in the Kashmir Valley was held under the chairmanship of Governor NN Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here. Naeem Akhter, Minister for Education, PK Tripathi, Principal Secretary to Governor; Dr Khurshid Iqbal Andrabi, Vice Chancellor, University of Kashmir; Prof Nazeer […]

SKUAST teachers, scientists express concern over civilian killings

Srinagar: The Scientists & Teachers Association of SKUAST-K has expressed concern over the continuous killings of civilians across the valley. In a statement issued here, the association said that it is a matter of concern that the prime minister of India did not express a single word of sympathy with families who lost their dear […]

Japanese delegation takes stock of Chinese rice variety

SRINAGAR: A volunteer Group OSICA from Japan Monday visited Sher-i-Kashmir University of Agriculture Science & Technology (SKUAST-Kashmir) to commemorate their 50 years of association with the varsity. The 19-member delegation was headed by the NGO President Dr. Yashiko Nakano. The Group had an interactive session with the students and the faculty of the SKUAST-Kashmir and […]

Fruit growers’ conclave held at SKUAST-K

Fruit growers’ conclave held at SKUAST-K

US-based Kashmiri scientist to implement in valley technology that increases shelf-life of apples SRINAGAR: The directorate of extension Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir (SKAUST-K) in collaboration with department of horticulture, on Thursday organized fruit growers’ conclave here at Shalimar. Among others, the conclave was attended by Prof Nazir Ahmad Mir, a […]

SKUAST-Kashmir adopts Tangdhar for red rice promotion

SRINAGAR: In a bid to bring back the loosing charm of Zag (Lal) variety of rice, SKUAST on the directions of Vice-Chancellor Prof. Nazeer Ahmed launched two-day awareness camp in the Tangdhar area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. A team led by Dr. G.A.Parray, Associate Director Research organised a two-day event – “Participatory Seed Production […]

SKUAST-K develops new variety of popcorn

SKUAST-K develops new variety of popcorn

SRINAGAR: Agriculture scientists of a premier university here have developed a composite variety of popcorn that can be grown not only in Jammu and Kashmir, but across major maize growing areas of India. Named as Shalimar Pop Corn 1, the new variety has been developed under the Specialty Variety Initiative, which focuses to develop crop […]