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State’s tourism industry’s focus on evolving into a ‘niche destination’

Inaugurates Capacity Building Workshop on ‘Promoting Destination Sustainability through Eco-Tourism Initiatives’ JAMMU, FEBRUARY 02 – The Minister of State for Tourism, Priya Sethi today laying stress on employing sustainable, eco- tourism initiatives in the state, said that development and improvement in infrastructure is priority of the government but it should not be at the cost of destroying or disturbing the ... Read More »

JKSPDC seeks suggestions on new Hydroelectric Policy

Proposed Policy envisages promotion of hydropower as an attractive economic enterprise in JK: Shah Faesal Jammu, Feb 01 (KNS): To promote hydropower generation as an attractive economic enterprise in the State, the Jammu and Kashmir State Power Development Corporation is in the process of formulating a comprehensive State Hydroelectric Policy. According to Shah Faesal, Managing Director, JKSPDC, the proposed Hydroelectric ... Read More »

Mehbooba inaugurates Snow Carnival at Gulmarg

Also throws open renovated Maharaja Palace hotel, shopping arcade, night skiing GULMARG, FEBRUARY 01: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti threw open 15 days Snow Carnival at the world famous tourist resort Gulmarg today. The carnival includes a series of activities like skiing, ice hockey, snow sculpting, snow mobile rally, snow rugby, night skiing etc. Legislators, Muhammad Abbas Wani and Anjum Fazili, ... Read More »

Rs 19.25 lakh released under Marriage Assistance Scheme in Ganderbal

GANDERBAL JANUARY 31: The Assistant Labour Commissioner, Ganderbal has released financial assistance of Rs. 19.25 lakh on account of Marriage Assistance scheme among 66 beneficiaries in Ganderbal here today. The Deputy Commissioner, Tariq Hussain Ganai handed over the authority letter to the Manager, J&K Bank, Mini-Secretariat, Ganderbal for online credit to the individual accounts of beneficiaries. Speaking on the occasion, the ... Read More »

Zulfkar reviews status of Horticulture Villages in Rajouri

Says Govt is committed to boost Green Economy JAMMU, JANUARY 27: Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali, today convened a high level meeting to review the status of projects envisaging creation of Horticulture villages in district Rajouri. The Minister had a detailed review of arrangements put in place for setting up horticulture villages in six ... Read More »

#ICICI Lombard settled over 6,000 state employees medical claims in J&K

   35 per cent growth in enrolment since start of scheme in 2014 – Srinagar, January 25: The Jammu and Kashmir Government Group Medical Insurance Scheme, managed by ICICI Lombard, 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 12, 2017. The insurance company ... Read More »

Pride of Paradise’ JK Bank unveils 2017 calendar

  Srinagar, Dec 31, CNS: Jammu Kashmir Bank Saturday unveiled its 2017 Calendar dedicated to the talented youth of the State. The Calendar titled ‘Pride of Paradise’ carries the photographs of 12 top talented people who by their performances in different fields have brought laurels to the State.      The Calendar was unveiled at a function here at Corporate Office ... Read More »

Mehbooba announces Tourism Development Authority for Nubra valley

‘Rs 17 cr to be spent on tourism promotion in Nubra-Turtuk valley’ Leh, Dec 24 (KNS): Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today announced setting up of a Tourism Development Authority for Nubra valley. She said Rs 17 crore are being spent on the tourism development in the area. Addressing a public meeting here after inaugurating a bridge in nearby Thang village, ... Read More »

Focus will be on consolidating fiscal management initiatives, reforms:  Dr Drabu

FM holds pre-budget consultations with Jammu Inc Asks biz community to get acclimatized to GST regime JAMMU, DECEMBER 16:Minister for Finance, Dr Haseeb Drabu today said the Government would focus on consolidating the fiscal management initiatives outlined in the previous budget and setting off new reformative measures to ensure effective utilization of the resources. The Finance Minister was speaking during ... Read More »

Demonetization: ‘How we are going to sell the utopian dream to people? Qustions Omar

Srinagar, Dec 8, CNS: Criticising demonetization, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday said it had not only deprived people access to their money but now they are also being denied freedom of spending at places of their choice. “So not only do we not have the freedom to access our money, we are also being told where ... Read More »