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Kashmir Hotel Association appeal Govt. to defer Panchayat polls

Elections to hit state’s tourism, livelihood of people: Chaya Srinagar, Jan 30 (KNS): President Kashmir Hotel Association Mushtaq Ahmed Chaya on Tuesday appealed the Jammu and Kashmir government to defer the conduction of Panchayat polls in the state as it would prove detrimental for the forthcoming tourist season in Valley. Chaya told KNS that he appeals the government that there should be ... Read More »

‘Union ministry of communication conducting village-level survey for augmentation of tele-connectivity network in JK’: Govt

Survey already completed in 16 districts of the state Jammu, Jan 30 (KNS): The state government Tuesday informed the legislative Assembly that the Ministry of communications, Department of Tele-communications, government of India is conducting village-level survey of tele-connectivity in the whole state for augmentation of tele-connectivity in Jammu and Kashmir. According to the KNS correspondent, in a written reply to a question ... Read More »

Oppn alleges contradictions in figures of regularization plan for casual labors

Govt hiding facts, figures on backdoor appointments in JK Bank Jammu, Jan 30 (KNS): Members of opposition National Conference here on Tuesday sought clarifications from the government on contradictions in the figures of the regularization of casual labors and backdoor appointments in Jammu and Kashmir Bank.  According to the KNS correspondent, the question raised by NC MLA Pahalgam Altaf Wani sought clarification ... Read More »

More than two lakh JK artisans receive no financial assistance from Govt.

Out of 4 lakh, mere 1.6 lakh registered with Industries Deptt. Srinagar, Jan 30 (KNS): There are 232524 artisans in Jammu and Kashmir who are yet to get registered with the government and aren’t being benefited by any government scheme or financial assistance. According to the KNS correspondent, the government while replying to the question submitted by the national conference ... Read More »

44414 artisans provided interest subsidy under ACC; Rs 375 cr given as loan: Ganga

  The Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Parkash Ganga today informed the House that the department has covered 44414 artisans under Artisan Credit Card (ACC) scheme involving interest subsidy of Rs 62.36 crore whereas artisans have received a loan to the tune of Rs 375 crore till ending November 2017. Replying to a question of legislator Ali Mohammad Sagar, ... Read More »

LoC Trade: Reduction in agreed tradable items leave traders fuming

  Srinagar, Jan 29, CNS: The cancellation of 4 out of 21 agreed tradable items by Jammu Kashmir Government has invited sharp reaction from Salamabad Cross LoC Traders Union who have threatened to windup the business in case authorities don’t revoke their what they termed as ‘irresponsible and anti-traders’ order.      While addressing a press conference here in Kashmir capital Srinagar, ... Read More »

Govt constitutes panel to devise horticulture development model

JAMMU, JANUARY 29: The J&K government has constituted a Committee headed by Chief Secretary to study the scope and definition of horticulture as envisaged by the government of India and other states of the country.  As per a GAD order, the committee headed by CS with administrative secretary Finance, administrative secretary Planning and Monitoring and administrative secretary Horticulture departments as ... Read More »

Govt revises GPF interest rate

Slashed from 12% in 1999-2000 to 7.6% in 2018 JAMMU, JANUARY 29: The Finance Department has revised the rate of interest on the General Provident Fund (GPF) of the state government employees. “Pursuant to the notification No: 5(1)-B (PD0/2017 dated 01-01-2018 issued by the Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India, it is hereby ordered that the accumulations ... Read More »

Multipronged strategy put in place to promote industrial growth: Ganga

  Focus on infrastructure upgradation, setting up Rural Industrial Estates, facilitating ‘Ease of Doing Business’ Jammu, January 24: Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Parkash Ganga today said massive upgradation of industrial infrastructure has been taken up in the State to promote industrial growth. He said to promote local arts and crafts handicraft units registered with Handicraft Department shall now be ... Read More »

Rs 7.37 cr tourism project sanctioned for Kishtwar-Sinthan Top circuit: Priya

   Minister of State for Tourism, Priya Sethi today informed the Legislative Assembly that the Centre has sanctioned Rs 7.37 crore tourism projects for the development of tourism infrastructure on Kishtwar- Sinthan Top circuit. Replying to a Question by G M Saroori, the Minister said that Rs 5.89 crore have been released in the first instance for taking up various components ... Read More »