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Elevations at J&K Bank, 18 officers promoted

Elevations at J&K Bank, 18 officers promoted

Srinagar: To facilitate the smooth and successful roll-out of its revamped organizational structure, J&K Bank carried out its major succession planning exercise today by elevating ten of its Vice Presidents to the level of President. Besides, eight Assistant Vice Presidents have been promoted as Vice Presidents. Notably, the Bank has created thirteen distinct verticals to […]

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Exploring State’s skill landscape to empower economy: Ansari

Exploring State’s skill landscape to empower economy: Ansari

Srinagar: Minister for Higher Education, Technical Education and Information Technology, Molvi Imran Raza Ansari, Saturday said that government was  preparing the ground to revolutionise the young human resource in keeping view with the global market and an increasing demand for skill expertise. Speaking to a team of candidates from Jammu and Kashmir participating in the […]

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SKUAST-K  to study gamma radiation technoloy for infestation control 

SKUAST-K  to study gamma radiation technoloy for infestation control 

Srinagar: Stressing the need for devising effective control measures against codling moth infestation and establishing better pest management practices in Ladakh region, Minister for Horticulture, Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Syed Basharat Bukhari Friday directed SKUAST Kashmir to adopt 6 villages for implementation of the ‘Management Module’ developed by the varsity for effectual control over […]

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KCCI aghast over delay in finalizing of Srinagar Master Plan

KCCI aghast over delay in finalizing of Srinagar Master Plan

Jammu: The President, Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) Javed Ahmad Tenga Friday drew the attention of Government towards the delay in finalization of the Srinagar Master Plan. Tenga, as per a KCCI statement stated “this delay has resulted in complete choking of all legitimate developmental, commercial and infrastructural activities in Srinagar. The development […]

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Govt approves hike in import duty on shelled walnut, almond

Govt approves hike in import duty on shelled walnut, almond

Move to increase market preference for local prod: Minister

Srinagar: Minister for Horticulture, Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Syed Basharat Ahmed Bukhari, Friday welcomed the central government’s decision raising import duties up to 100 percent on five products, including shelled almond and walnut. Thanking the central government for the decision, the Minister said that this move will protect the domestic growers and give them […]

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CII calls on FM, seeks reduction in GST rate for dry fruit items

CII calls on FM, seeks reduction in GST rate for dry fruit items

Srinagar: A delegation of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on Friday called on Minister for Finance, Labour and Employment Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari. The delegation urged the government to reduce the GST rate on Almond kernels from 12 percent to 5 percent. They said after the implementation of GST, all other similar nuts category and […]

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Fuel prices hiked by over Rs 3 in last 12 days

Fuel prices hiked by over Rs 3 in last 12 days

New Delhi: Petrol and diesel prices were raised for the 12th day in succession on Friday as the state-owned oil firms gradually passed on to the consumer the increased cost of international oil that had accumulated since a 19-day freeze was imposed just before Karnataka elections. Since the time the hiatus ended on May 14, […]

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Congress demands immediate roll back of price hike

Congress demands immediate roll back of price hike

Srinagar: Congress Thursday protested against what it called as unjustified price hike on Petrol & Diesel, describing the move as anti-people and wrong policy on the Part of Centre Govt and demanded immediate roll back of price hike. While castigating the Centre for persistent hike on Petrol & Diesel, Congress Leaders and Workers led by […]

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Rahul Gandhi dares PM to reduce fuel prices

Rahul Gandhi dares PM to reduce fuel prices

New Delhi: Shortly after cricketer Virat Kohli nominated PM Narendra Modi to do a fitness challenge, which  PM accepted, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday threw open another dare for Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In a tweet on Thursday, he said: “Dear PM, Glad to see you accept the @imVkohli fitness challenge. Here’s one from […]

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Upcomming connectivity projects to shape up economic opportunities: Naeem

Upcomming connectivity projects to shape up economic opportunities: Naeem

Srinagar: With an aim to open up economic opportunities in the state through better connectivity, Minister for Public Works and Culture, Naeem Akhtar, Thursday reviewed the ‘Annual Developmental Plan’ of the Works Department for the current financial year at a high-level meeting in his office chamber here.  “Jammu and Kashmir will be taking up record […]

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