Tarigami dismayed over tardy implementation of central schemes

Tarigami dismayed over tardy implementation of central schemes

Srinagar, Nov 23: CPI (M) leader and MLA Kulgam Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami Thursday expressed dismay over the tardy implementation of centrally sponsored schemes in Jammu and Kashmir saying contrary to the claims of the Government these schemes are going on at snail’s pace. According to a statement, Tarigami said that there are central schemes and […]

Omar hits out at Assam Health minister over his cancer remark

Omar hits out at Assam Health minister over his cancer remark

Srinagar, Nov 23: Reacting to Assam Health Minister Himanta Sarma’s comment that cancer strikes those who sin, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah said ‘what does a person say in the face of such ignorant and dangerous stupidity’. “What does a person say in the face of such ignorant & dangerous stupidity! ” […]

Govt to conduct safety audit of old schools buildings

Govt to conduct safety audit of old schools buildings

Srinagar, Nov 23: The Jammu and Kashmir government Thursday said that it would conduct safety audit of old school buildings in the state to phase these out in a time-bound manner. State School Education Department, Secretary, Farooq Ahmad Shah, in a meeting here, directed chief education officers (CEOs) to carry out the audit and to […]

Dhoni interacts with students at Army Public School in Srinagar

Dhoni interacts with students at Army Public School in Srinagar

Srinagar, Nov 24: Former Indian Cricket Team captain Mahindra Singh Dhoni, who holds an honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in Indian Army, paid a visit to the army public school in Srinagar and interacted with students. There was no pre-knowledge of the event and the official twitter account of Chinar Corps, Indian Army, posted photos […]

Life remains crippled in parts of Pulwama

Srinagar, Nov 23: Business and other activities remained affected for the third day Thursday in some areas of south Kashmir district of Pulwama, where a local Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militant was killed in an encounter with security forces on Monday. Official sources said that shops and business establishments remained closed and traffic was also off […]

Early winter sets alarm bells ringing

Early winter sets alarm bells ringing

The chilly nights that too in the month of November in Kashmir are an indication that winter is going to be harsh. Night temperature has already dropped below the freezing point in Srinagar and other areas in Kashmir. The government is gearing up to deal with the weather vagaries by arranging the stocks and making […]

Oil, gas PSU mergers exempt from CCI approval

New Delhi, Nov 23: Merger and acquisition deals involving public sector oil and gas companies have been exempted from seeking the Competition Commission approval, says a notification. The corporate affairs ministry’s decision to exempt such deals from the ambit of the Competition Commission of India (CCI) comes against the backdrop of the proposed consolidation and […]

Bharti family pledges Rs 7000 cr to philanthropy

Bharti family pledges Rs 7000 cr to philanthropy

New Delhi, Nov 23: The Bharti family, which has built one of the country’s leading business house in Bharti Enterprises, on Thursday pledged 10 per cent of their personal wealth, an amount close to Rs 7,000 crore, for philanthropic purposes, an official press release said. The family, according to the release, has pledged 10 per […]

President approves ordinance on Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code

President approves ordinance on Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code

New Delhi, Nov 23: President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday gave consent to ordinance for amending the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC). The President’s assent comes a day after the Cabinet approved the ordinance. The ordinance will prevent wilful defaulters or promoters with some history of defaulters from bidding for their own or other stressed […]