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Budget disappoints Valley traders ‘Had not much hopes, but thought BJP will announce something for political objectives’

Srinagar, Feb 29 (KNS): The businessmen in Kashmir are disappointed with the budget announced by the union finance minister, Arun Jaitley in the Parliament today. Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry President told KNS that the traders had hoped that the Government of India will announce tax holiday for Kashmir, but that did not happen. “We were demanded tax holiday ... Read More »

J&K Bank Bags Four Awards for SHG, JLG Financing

  Srinagar, Feb 29, CNS: The Jammu and Kashmir Bank has been awarded with four State Level Micro financing awards 2015-16 for its performances under promotion and financing of Self Help Groups (SHGs) and Joint Liability Groups (JLGs) in the Jammu and Kashmir State.    The bank’s Executive President S S Sehgal received the awards on behalf of the bank ... Read More »

This is University of Kashmir: ‘If you are influential you will be promoted secretly’

Srinagar, Feb 29, CNS: Anything is possible in the University of Kashmir. It had invited applications for the post of Assistant Librarians in April 2014, however instead of following proper procedure and rules and conducting interviews of aspirants, it surreptitiously upgraded the already employed Professional Assistants to the post of Assistant Librarians.     Insiders in University of Kashmir told CNS ... Read More »

Mysterious death of Class 7th student: Family appeals police to expedite probe process

  Srinagar, Feb 29, CNS: A Bemina family whose 13-year-old boy Haris Ashraf Matta was found hanging at his home at Mansoor Colony area of Bemina in November last year Monday expressed concern over the inordinate delay in probe process.     Haris was studying in 7th standard and was alone at his home at the time of the incident. The ... Read More »

March 1, 1990: Twin massacres in Srinagar leave 47 dead

Srinagar, Feb 29, CNS: In order to halt massive pro-freedom demonstrations by the people in Kashmir, who were to submit a memorandum to United Nations Military Observers Group on India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP), Indian army opened fire at Zakoora crossing and Tengpora bypass in Srinagar, killing 26 and 21peaceful  demonstrators, respectively. The killings occurred on the fateful day of March ... Read More »

Governor ‘wants’ to appoint more advisers

No government formation in sight Srinagar, Feb 29, CNS: Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra has reportedly sought permission from New Delhi to allow him to appoint three more advisors to run the state administration smoothly and on fast track basis. Reliable sources informed CNS that there are minimal chances of Government formation in the State. The move of the ... Read More »

2016-17 Union budget a routine rhetoric: Tarigami

Srinagar | Feb 29 (PTK):  CPI (M) senior leader and MLA Kulgam Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami has said the budget 2016-2017 presented by the union government today reflects rosy figures and is devoid of any relief for the common man. “The budget is a routine exercise of rhetoric.  It does not suggest anything substantial to provide relief to the common people.  ... Read More »

Petrol price slashed

This is the 7th straight reduction in price of petrol. On diesel, this is the second increase in rate this month. Petrol price was on Monday cut by Rs. 3.02 per litre, but diesel rates were hiked by Rs. 1.47 a litre — the second increase this month in line with global trends. Petrol in Delhi will cost Rs. 56.61 ... Read More »

Union budget 2016,key points

While presenting the Union Budget 2016-17, opening his speech the Finance Minister announced that the Government would provide health insurance up to Rs. 1 lakh per family, a top up of Rs. 35000 for persons above 60 years has also been announced.  The Finance Minister further disclosed that 3000 stores would be opened for generic drugs. Unveiling pro-poor measures and ... Read More »

PDD Employee Electrocuted in B’pora.

SUHAIL RATHER. Bandipora, Feb 29:- One employee of Power Development Department was electrocuted in Chitteybandy Bandipora on Monday. The lineman has been identified as Khursheed Ahmad Bhat S/o Gh Hassan Bhat R/o Chitteybandy Age 33 Years. Read More »