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Jammu: About 1300 farmers and 50 officers of the Jammu and Kashmir agriculture department are attending the “Krishi Vasant”, India’s biggest agriculture exhibition.

Jammu: A consortium of Patel Engineering, Turkey's Limak and state-owned BHEL has emerged as the lowest bidder for a 1,000 MW hydel project in Jammu & Kashmir.

Jammu: The first edition of the India Vision 2020 Mega Expo 2014 has begun at Jammu University.

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has called for conducting a fresh survey in all districts for setting up economically viable, technically feasible and area specific industries in various parts of the state.

Srinagar: New-age private banks have established a presence in Jammu and Kashmir in the last decade.

Jammu: Katra region in Jammu District is set for an infrastructure makeover, if a committee examining a revised master plan for the area is to be believed.

Srinagar: Authorities in Kashmir are imparting advanced training and technology to mushroom growers in a bid to boost production and for the benefit of farmers.

Jammu: At the recently held Jhiri Mela 2013, the Department of Agriculture, Jammu, received the first prize from Member , Legislative Assembly, Chaudhary Sukhnandan Singh.

Jammu: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has said that proper placement of youth is the key for ensuring the success of the state government's skill development mission.

Srinagar: Around 2,24,089 unemployed youth have registered their names for jobs with various district employment and counseling centers in Kashmir in the quarter ending June, 2013.

Baramulla:A machinery–cum-kissan mela was held at Dak Bungalow, Baramulla.

Srinagar: State Horticulture Minister Raman Bhalla has said farmers need to adopt and adapt to innovative techniques to boost horticulture production.

Srinagar:Danish tourists visiting the Kashmir Valley recently, have promised to promote the naturally scenic region when they return home.

Srinagar: The Travel Agents Society of Kashmir (TASK) will organise a Kashmir event in Malaysia for the promotion of tourism.

Pahalgam: The tourist resort of Pahalgam is playing host to a 15-day-long expo on handloom products in a bid to reactivate the state's handloom sector and to provide jobs for the educated unemployed.

Srinagar: The Travel Agents Association of Kashmir (TAAK) will hold its fifth Annual General Meeting (AGM) on September 25 in its official chambers in Sringar.

Ganderbal: The Deputy Commissioner of Ganderbal has called on district officials to implement all MGNREGA-linked programmes in the wake of the denotifying of ten villages in the Fakh area of the district.

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir’s Minister for Finance and Ladakh Affairs Abdul Rahim Rather has said the state has the potential to offer Rs.10000 crores in investment opportunities, and therefore, has urged the J and K State Financial Corporation to actively consider lending to medium, small and micro enterprises (MSME) and its allied sectors to accelerate the region's economic development.

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has called for the speeding up of the land acquisition process in various parts of the state to facilitate the construction of roads under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) plan.

Srinagar: The Super Bazaar in Srinagar’s Lal Chowk area is expected to do business worth Rs.7 crore in fiscal 2013-14, which would be a marked improvement over the Rs.5 crore worth of business done in the previous fiscal.

Srinagar: Principal Secretary to Chief Minister and Principal Secretary Finance B. B. Vyas said that Direct Transfer Scheme (DTS) will help in transfer of benefits, including cash and subsidy directly to the beneficiaries and nationalized banks like Reserve Bank of India, State Bank of India and Jammu and Kashmir Bank shall have to play their vital role for its successful implementation on ground.

Srinagar: The Central Government has, in a significant move, extended the Rs.296 crore industrial package for the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Poonch: Jammu and Kashmir’s Agriculture Minister Ghulam Hassan Mir has reiterated that the Omar Abdullah-led state government is committed to creating a ZiratMandi or agriculture hub in Poonch district.

Jammu: The Government of Jammu and Kashmir is imparting technical education to nearly 20000 unemployed youth.

Srinagar: The Kashmir Tourism Festival 2013, a major initiative to promote tourism in Jammu and Kashmir, will be held for a fortnight from May 14 to May 28 at different places in the state.

Anantnag: To exploit water resources of Anantnag District for fish farming and to make people aware about the schemes launched for setting up of fish farming units, an awareness camp was organised recently at Akad.

Srinagar: Keen to explore how Kashmir can be promoted and developed for sustainable tourism, the local travel fraternity and various government departments will participate in a brain storming session in the first ever two-day Alkhuddam Tourism Conclave to be held from May 13 at the SKICC here.

Srinagar: Mushroom cultivation is emerging as a viable source of income for farmers and unemployed youth.

Srinagar: Kashmir University Vice-Chancellor Professor Talat Ahmad, has said the state, and especially the Kashmir Valley is in need of a productive workforce, which can only realised through proper training and opportunities for employment.

Jammu: Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon, Commissioner Secretary (Agriculture) recently visited the government-run seed multiplication farm in Chinor.

Jammu: Minister for Ladakh Affairs Abdul Rahim Rather has said that the Ladakh region is one of the highest producers of sea buckthorn in the country.

Bandipora: As many as 767 candidates have received training in sectors like floriculture, bee-keeping, dress designing, crewel work, mobile repairing, food preservation etc. at the Rural Self Employment Training Institute (RSETI) in Bandipora since its inception in July 2011.

Jammu: Projects worth Rs.40.30 crores and supervised by the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) are under execution, Jammu and Kashmir's Minister for R&B and Mechanical Engineering Abdul Majid Wani has revealed.

Srinagar:Agriculture Minister Ghulam Hassan Mir has said there is a great demand for saffron in domestic and foreign markets, and called for enhancing both production and productivity of the product.

Jammu: The state government has revealed that it has sanctioned 48 tourism projects for Jammu under central funding of Rs 200 crore.

Jammu: Public sector undertaking Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd has established the first-ever village level gas agency in Jammu and Kashmir under Rajiv Gandhi Gramin LPG Vitrak Yojana (RGGLVY).

With the recent re-opening of the Srinagar-Sonamarg Road, the Sonamarg Development Authority (SDA) has announced plans to organize events to woo tourists to the region in the spring season.

Jammu: To provide cold storage facilities to the farmers at the district level, the Board of Directors (BOD’s) of Agro Industries Ltd has given its nod to J&K Agro Industries Development Corporation Limited (JKAIDCL) to set up cold store godowns at district level with NABARD funding.

New Delhi: The government, through the Ministry of Textiles, has launched a major programme for the development of Pashmina and Pashmina developers in the Ladakh region during the 12th Five-Year Plan.

Bandipora: Income generating units in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora District will be advanced Rs.70 crore by financial institutions under the Credit Action Plan (CAP).

Srinagar: The central government has approved the construction of a power transmission link between Srinagar and Leh.

Srinagar: Agriculture Minister Ghulam Hassan Mir has called on officers to give farmers all basic facilities and ensure their rights to have a better economy of state.

Anantnag: Revenue officers are the custodians of agriculture land, the District Development Commissioner of Anantnag, Farooq Ahmad Shah, has said.

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Development Corporation (JKTDC) has reported a substantial revenue of Rs.16.35 crore upto December 2012, or a six per cent increase to the corresponding period in 2011.

Jammu: Agriculture Minister Ghulam Hassan Mir has said that the state’s Department of Agriculture may soon set up a monitoring cell to oversee the fund flow and evaluate physical and financial achievements under various central government sponsored schemes.

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir's Tourism Minister Ghulam Ahmed Mir has once again underscored the need for creating modern tourist facilities across the state.

Srinagar: Minister of State for Industries and Commerce Sajjad Ahmad Kichloo has told officers of his department that industrialization is the key to generating employment in the state.

Shopian: Farmers in the Kashmir Valley are earning better profits, thanks to initiatives taken by the state horticulture department to provide them with the latest technologies.

Jammu: Industries and Commerce Minister S S Slathia has said that next two years will be vital for the state’s socio-economic transformation.

Jammu: Industries and Commerce Minister S S Slathia has called on officers and field functionaries of the J & K Cements Limited (JKCL) to exploit all opportunities available in the state for industrial growth with a view to generating more employment and economic activities.

Srinagar: The Kashmir Hotels and Restaurant Association (KHARA) has expressed satisfaction over 2012 being a successful tourism year.

Srinagar: Authorities in Jammu and Kashmir have introduced trekking courses to promote adventure tourism.

Jammu: Inaugurating the 11th showroom of Jammu and Kashmir Industries Limited (JKI) recently, Industries and Commerce Minister S. S. Slathia said the Omar Abdullah-led coalition government has made determined efforts to revive all sick public sector undertaking (PSUs) in the state which are on the brink of extinction.

Jammu: Minister for Agriculture Ghulam Hassan Mir has said farmers covered under Kissan Credit Cards (KCCs) schemes can be provided hassle free credit.

Srinagar: Tourism in the Kashmir Valley has received a major boost with the region’s biggest business house – the Khyber Group – recently opening a first of its kind five star (deluxe) resort in the ski resort of Gulmarg.

Srinagar: The Ellaquai Dehati Bank recently opened its 125th business unit in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam District.

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Bank recently organised financial literacy camps across the Kashmir Valley to enhance the general public's awareness of financial matters.

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Government is reportedly in favour of allowing FDI in multi-brand retail as Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and most of his cabinet ministers believe it would bring foreign investments to the state.

Budgam: The tourism department of the Jammu and Kashmir Government is developing some villages to provide an impetus to the tourism industry.

Udhampur: The town of Ghordi in Jammu and Kashmir’s Udhampur District will play host to a three-day-long employment fair from December 6.

Budgam: The Budgam district administration has announced that it will provide farmers of the Chadoora region with a subsidy component of Rs.29.50 lakh to purchase agriculture-related tools.

Srinagar: The Department of Horticulture recently organized a day-long farmers’ awareness camp at Panzinar.

Kangan (Ganderbal District ): In a bid to boost the use of new agricultural techniques for farmers, the state authorities organized a machinery fair here that had on display innovative and modern farming equipments.

Budgam: The Department of Agriculture has decided to take agriculture technology to the farmers doorsteps.

Jammu: Minister for Agriculture Ghulam Hassan Mir has said that 1.26 lakh Kissan Credit Cards (KCCs) have been issued by different banks in Jammu division up to to the end of October.

Srinagar: The state government is taking steps to improve the lives of the Gujjar and Bakerwal communities, claimed Minister for Forest Environment and Ecology Mian Altaf Ahmad.

Ganderbal: A farm machinery fair was held recently in Kangan in Jammu and Kashmir's Ganderbal District.

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary Madhav Lal has urged various Public Sector Enterprises (PSE) to organize specialised programmes and training courses for skill upgradation and employability of youth.

Bandipora: Fruit growers have reportedly earned Rs.40 crores following production of a record 70553 metric tons of fruit in Bandipora District. This was stated during a recent seminar-cum-horticulture expo.

Jammu: Minister for Finance and Ladakh Affairs Abdul Rahim Rather has said that Jammu and Kashmir is ready to implement the proposed Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime, provided its special status is protected and guaranteed under the Constitution of India.

Srinagar: The Department of Tourism of the Government of Jammu and Kashmir recently organized a sculpture camp to provide a platform for sculpturists to showcase their work as part of a drive to give a boost to the tourism sector in the Kashmir Valley.

Poonch: The apple business in the state of Jammu and Kashmir has been given a much needed boost and impetus by the re-opening of the historical Mughal Road.

Tangmarg: A farm machinery fair was organized here recently to encourage the farming community to look for ways to increase agricultural productivity by taking advanatge of existing centrally sponsored schemes.

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather has said that all stakeholders, be it manufacturers or traders, will be taken into confidence on all aspects of the proposed Goods and Services Tax (GST) before it is approved and implemented.

Srinagar: Keen to give an opportunity to deserving candidates from Jammu and Kashmir to make a name for themselves in business, a team of Godrej Industries, Mumbai, recently recruited students from the Business School, University of Kashmir.

Srinagar: An interactive session was organized recently with the objective of encouraging the participation of local entrepreneurs in the development of hydroelectric projects in Jammu and Kashmir.

Srinagar: The demand for chestnuts has picked up in the Kashmir Valley over the past few weeks with the onset of the winter season.

Srinagar: Kashmir Divisional Commissioner Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon has ordered oil companies to issue instructions to all LPG dealers to resume the home delivery of LPG cylinders in the area for the benefit of consumers.

Jammu: Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation Minister Raman Bhalla recently launched development works worth Rs. 1.18 crore at Chatha Pind, Chatha Farm, Rehan Mohalla and Bua Ditta Mohalla of Raipur Satwari in the Jammu region of the state.

Srinagar: The tourism industry in the Kashmir Valley has got a tremendous boost with the government deciding to remove Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel from previously occupied hotels and guesthouses in Srinagar.

Srinagar: Minister for Higher Education, Labour and Employment Abdul Gani Malik has said the state government is seriously considering a revision of minimum wages for government employees and the labour class.

Jammu: The Department of Agriculture in coordination with the CAPD Department and FCI, have made arrangements at 13 locations in the districts of Kathua, Samba and Jammu for the procurement of paddy during Kharief marketing season 2012-13.

Srinagar: Kashmir University recently played host to a day-long workshop, which focussed on ‘promoting innovation in individuals, start ups and micro, small and medium enterprises (PRISM) and Techno-preneurship Promotion Programme (TePP).

Srinagar: Industries and Commerce Minister Surjit Singh Slathia inaugurated the second phase of the Kashmiri Craft Bazaar at the world famous tourist hub- Boulevard near Dal Lake here recently.

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir’s Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Minister Qamar Ali Akhoon has said that the state government will be approaching the Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry soon on the matter of not restricting the supply of cooking gas to people in the state.

Srinagar: The state government is hoping to develop Thimran Valley as tourist destination in view of its huge tourism potential.

Srinagar: Agriculture Minister Ghulam Hassan Mir has said that the state government has asked seed producers and traders to get registered with the agriculture department.

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir’s Agriculture Minister Ghulam Hassan Mir has said the late monsoon this year has prevented crop loss in the Kashmir Valley.

Islamabad: There is a need to focus on sericulture to strengthen the economy of Anantnag District, said District Development Commissioner Farooq Ahmad Shah recently.

Srinagar: Vodafone India has launched a “unique and innovative” service on SMS that allows customers to find blood donors or become a blood donor through easy search on their fingertips.

Srinagar: The country’s top industrialists have been invited by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to attend a panel discussion and interaction with students in Kashmir.

Pulwama: The Industrial Growth Centre at Lassipora here has whipped up a whopping Rs. 170 crore, creating employment opportunities for over 1800 people, a recent inspection by Shantmanu, Commissioner Secretary Industries and Commerce Department, revealed.

Srinagar: Government sponsored Artisans’ Credit Card Scheme (ACCS) is set to cover over 70,000 artisans of the district during the current fiscal, and aims to provide loans to artisans at a two per cent rate of interest without any mortgage or guarantee.

Ganderbal: The recently introduced bower system by Department of Horticulture here has resulted in increased production of grapes in the region.

Sopore: The Jammu and Kashmir Government will pump in Rs. 20 crores to enhance irrigation facilities in orchards across the state.

Katra: Continuing with its efforts to bring relief to people living below poverty line, the Ellaquai Dehati Bank recently organised a Kissan Credit Card (KCC) Mela and awareness camp here.

Gulmarg: In a bid to boost tourism in Jammu and Kashmir, Department of Tourism recently introduced online booking facility for the famous cable car Gondola, which is the main attraction of Gulmarg.

Nowgam: The state got its maiden artificial rock climbing facility this week with Minister for Tourism and Culture, Nawang Rigzin Jora, inaugurating it at Tourist Reception Centre here.

Gulmarg: Adventure Call Tours and Travels recently introduced a Bungee-Trampoline here to attract more tourists..

Srinagar: Mushrooming of shopping malls here is not only providing a face-lift to the city, but attracting tourists and residents in large numbers.

Shopian: Departments of Forest, Tourism and Wild Life, in a joint Rs. 1.50-crore project, are planning to develop potential eco-tourism destinations across the state, including the historic Mughal Road.

Pahalgam: Tourism in Jammu and Kashmir is set to get a major shot in its arm, with Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan shooting for an upcoming movie here recently.

Srinagar: Seeking to promote evening tourism in the Kashmir Valley, the Department of Tourism organised a mega cracker show at Nehru Park near Dal Lake, here recently.

Parole (Kathua): A Kissan Credit Card (KCC) Loan Mela was organised here by the Jammu and Kashmir Bank here recently.

Srinagar: The twenty- third edition of Federation Cup Throw Ball Championship was held here recently to boost sporting activities in the Kashmir Valley, and create opportunities for the budding sportspersons to compete at national and international levels.

Srinagar: Just nine days into announcing its Haj packages, Al Khuddam, Kashmir Valley’s leading Haj and Umrah company has registered hundred percent reservations for the annual pilgrimage.

Kokernag: The Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Alliance (JKTA) will organise a one-day seminar here on Saturday to boost tourism in the lesser known areas of the state.

Srinagar: The sale of pickles has received a major fillip during the holy month of Ramadan here, as people try new varieties of pickle when they break their fast, at dusk.

Srinagar: The second stage of the Hyderpora flyover, constructed at a cost of Rs.33.84 crore, has been opened to the public.

Srinagar: India’s largest electronics retail chain, Next Showroom, has opened a showroom in Srinagar’s Regal Chowk area.

Srinagar: With tourism being a priority economic sector in Jammu and Kashmir, the state government has given permission to the J&K Cable Car Corporation to start a survey for the construction of a Gondola type ropeway between Yusmarg and Nilnaag.

Srinagar: The almond industry in Jammu and Kashmir is being given a major boost with the Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture recently organizing an ‘Almond Day’.

Srinagar: A town in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag District has set up several cricket bat manufacturing units, giving a boost to both trade and the sport of cricket in the area.

Srinagar: An Asian Development Bank (ADB) team that was on a project assessment visit of Jammu and Kashmir has acknowledged and appreciated the work performed by the Jammu and Kashmir Economic Reconstruction Agency (ERA).

Srinagar: Pepped up by the state-run Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture (CITH) that had introduced several new international as well as domestic varieties of apricot, the farmers here have ensured bumper production of the fruit.

Poonch: Officials from Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir and from Pakistan administered Kashmir met at the Zero Line here recently to discuss prospects of trade and permit-related issues.

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Economic Reconstruction Agency (ERA), that has taken up construction of 21 bridges across the state, has so far spent a whopping Rs. 51 crore on the Multi-sector Project for Infrastructure Rehabilitation (MPIR).

Phulwama/ Kulgam: The Jammu and Kashmir Bank recently organised camps at Trichal village in Pulwama and Munand Guffan in Kulgam to spread awareness about the use of technology to enhance the yield and quality of apples.

Srinagar: Traders in the Valley have imported 40000 metric tons of dates worth Rs.20 crores for sale during the ongoing holy month of Ramadan.

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Development Corporation Limited (JKTDC) earned a record profit of Rs.3.79 crore in last fiscal, the corporation revealed at a Public Undertakings Committee (PUC) of the J&K Legislative Assembly meeting here recently.

Srinagar: A group of twenty-five farmers from across Jammu and Kashmir is set to attend an international farmers’ expo in New Delhi.

Srinagar: The demand for juices and soft beverages is witnessing a steady rise in the Kashmir Valley, thanks to the soaring mercury.

Srinagar: The Department of Tourism in association with the Union Ministry of Tourism is making a promotional film to showcase the tourism potential of the state.

Srinagar: The historic and well-known Mughal Gardens here are witnessing record footfalls, with more than 3000 tourists visiting the garden per day.

Bandipora: The Farmers Training and Education Centre, Kashmir, recently organised a training programme to acquaint farmers with technical know-how to enhance crop productivity.

Aharbal: The Department of Tourism has initiated plans to give a facelift to the Aharbal Waterfall to attract tourists.

Srinagar: The Department of Tourism organised a heritage walk under the theme 'Srinagar Walks' to promote historical shrines and traditional places here recently.

Ganderbal: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) organised an outreach programme as part of its financial inclusion plan in Theeru village here recently.

Pompore: The Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) and the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently organised a workshop to discuss the ‘New Exim Policy – Special Incentives for Handicrafts & SMEs’ at JKEDI campus here.

Srinagar: A building to permanently exhibit indigenous handicrafts of the Kashmir Valley is on anvil, Professor Saifuddin Soz, the president of Congress Party in Jammu and Kashmir said recently.

Budgam: A 163-member contingent of farmers belonging to Beerwah Budgam left for study tour to Narbal recently.

Srinagar: Traders attending a conference on ways to boost cross-LoC trade ties, have urged the Governments of India and Pakistan for immediate introduction of banking facilities, increase in number of tradable items across LoC and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) signed by the two neighbours.

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir’s Minister for Finance and Ladakh Affairs Abdul Rahim Rather has announced that the Omar Abdullah-led Government has earmarked special funds for all bad pockets in the state.

Srinagar: A three-day conference, organized by the Centre for Dialogue and Reconciliation (CDR), New Delhi, to boost cross- LoC trade will get underway here from Tuesday.

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir State Cooperative Bank will provide hassle free Kissan Credit Card (KCC) facility to the eligible farmers at seven percent interest, Minister of State for Cooperative Manohar Lal Sharma announced here recently.

Baramulla: The Jammu and Kashmir Bank’s Rural Self Employment Training Institute (RSETI) of Baramulla started its eighth skill development programme here recently.

Srinagar: The PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry in collaboration with the Jammu and Kashmir Government will organize a three-day Agri Exhibition-cum-Seminar, titled ‘HortiTech,’ here in the last week of August.

Kichpara (Jammu and Kashmir): The Baba Nizam-ud-Din eco-tourism park here is fast emerging as a major tourist destination, with hundreds of tourists visiting the spot every day.

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir State Industrial Development Corporation (SIDCO) will prepare a Vision Document 2025 to rejuvenate industrial activities in the state.

Kupwara (Jammu and Kashmir: The District Development Board of Kupwara has approved an annual plan of Rs. 113.23 crore for the north Kashmir located district.

Srinagar, June 25(ANI): The Jammu and Kashmir Government has invited private investment for developing basic tourist infrastructure in Sonamarg, Minister for Forests and Environment, Mian Altaf Ahmed said here recently.

Srinagar: The Department of Tourism of Jammu and Kashmir has launched aero ballooning to boost the influx of tourists in the state.

Srinagar: Mulberry growers in the city are happy, as the production this year has been satisfactory and the market value of the fruit, known for its nutrititive and curative value, has increased.

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir’s Ganderbal District is set to get a Rs.72.81 crore facelift, as the state government wishes to project it as a model district.

Kathua: Pisciculture,introduced to farmers here as an alternate source of income by state authorities is proving to be an immensely beneficial occupation for them.

Srinagar: Shawl exports from the state are set to increase by 20 percent by next year, the Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) said recently.

Bhaderwah (Jammu and Kashmir): The annual four-day Bhaderwah Tourism-cum-Cultural Festival will begin here from June 24.

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir’s only engineering college, the SSM College of Engineering & Technology, recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Chandigarh-based Aryans Group of Colleges for placement of Kashmiri youth.

Srinagar: An art workshop, organized on the banks of the Dal Lake here on Sunday provided a much-needed platform to locals to showcase their artistic talent.

Srinagar: The Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture (CITH) in Srinagar has been successful in growing a debutant yield of olives, which are traditionally a Mediterranean produce.

Charar-I-Sharief: An 18kw solar plant was inaugurated by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Dr. Farooq Abdullah at the Charar-I- Sharief sub-district hospital.

Rajouri: The new Beri Pattan bridge, connecting Nowshera and Rajouri, and aimed to facilitate military and civilian movement in areas along the Line of Control (LoC) was completed by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) and inaugurated on Friday.

Srinagar: The Kashmir Valley, famous for its apples, is fast emerging as the country's largest producer of strawberries. This year too, farmers here are expecting a rich produce due to conducive weather and timely rainfall.

Srinagar, May 23 (ANI): The Business School in collaboration with the Department of Students Welfare, University of Kashmir, kickstarted a week -long international interaction programme recently at the Kashmir University here.

Rajouri: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah inaugurated upgraded facilities at the Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University (BGSBU) here, and urged students to “prove their mettle” after completing their education.

Budgam: The Omar Abdullah Government in Jammu and Kashmir, in its bid to solve the problem of accommodation of displaced Kashmiri Pandits, has constructed over 200 flats in Sheikhpora village of Budgam district.

Bandipora (J&K), May 16 (ANI): The Indian Army organized a cricket tournament here to encourage youth to acquire a spirit of sportsmanship and to revive a passion for playing cricket among locals.

Srinagar: An education fair held recently here to counsel students on making the right career choice turned out to be a hit with students and participants.

Srinagar: Tourists thronging Srinagar are captivated by the famous floating vegetable market on the Dal Lake.

Srinagar: Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashnir is all set to get a major facelift, with Chief Minister Omar Abdullah exhorting officials to speed up various developmental projects.

Srinagar: Hiring activity at hotels in Kashmir is on the rise, owing to an increase in the tourist influx

Jammu: A new power project inaugurated recently by Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Chief minister Omar Abdullah is expected to benefit about 1,00,000 inhabitants in the Mur and Raipur constituencies of the state.

Botpathri (Gulmarg): Out of bounds for tourists, trekkers and locals for 22 years, the picturesque Nagin Valley on the 10-km serpentine stretch of Gulmarg-Botapathri road is now back on tourist map of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) as an eco -tourism destination aimed to decongest Gulmarg.

Bandipora: As a result of concerted efforts put in by the Department of Animal Husbandry, the daily milk production in the Bandipora district has gone up to 98,000 ton while the breeding population reached to 67,000 cows including 63 percent cross bred.

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Bank, in collaboration with the Department of Sheep Husbandry and an NGO Deep Foundation, organised a programme for the implementation of a centrally sponsored scheme called the Integrated Development of Small Ruminants and Rabbits (IDSR).

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Minister for Forest and Environment Mian Altaf Ahmad informed that the State Forest Corporation (SFC) has generated revenue of Rs 81.93 crore for the fiscal 2011-12.

Srinagar: The Tourism Department of Jammu and Kashmir has identified 50 heritage sites across Valley to be preserved for promotion of heritage tourism.

Srinagar: An eleven-day training programme on financial literacy and skill enhancement was held at Jammu-Kashmir Bank Rural Self Employment Training Institute (RSETI) in Shopian recently.

Srinagar: According to the tour and travel operators around 10000 tourists visit the Kashmir Valley daily. The inflow is expected to increase during the summer season.

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Health Minister Sham Lal Sharma has said that an amount of Rs. 572 crore has been spent by the state government under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) since its launch in the state.

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir’s Leh District produced 41 tonnes and 700 kgs of raw pashmina during fiscal 2011-12.

Jammu: Urging youth to set up income generating units in animal and sheep husbandry sectors, Minister for Sheep and Animal Husbandry Aga Syed Ruhullah said government is providing low interest rate loan and subsidy facilities to unemployed youth.

Kupwara: The Jammu and Kashmir’s Government’s Department of Animal Husbandry recently organized a livestock show in the state’s Kupwara region with the twin purpose of creating a sense of competition among dairy farmers and evaluating its own performance in cattle upgradation.

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Minister for Agriculture Ghulam Hassan Mir has announced plans for opening a saffron spice park in the Pampore region of the state.

Jammu: In a bid to restore the past glory of the traditional silk factory and joinery mills in Jammu and Kashmir, Minister for Industries and Commerce Surjeet Singh Slathia said Rs 2.50 crore modernization project for government woolen mills in Bemina has been sanctioned.

Doda: The Department of Agriculture organized a five-day training and tour program for farmers in Doda recently, under the centrally sponsored Technology Mission.

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir’s Minister for Horticulture and Floriculture Sham Lal Sharma has revealed that the state has earned Rs 7,506 crore in the last two years from sales and export of fruits alone.

Ganderbal: The Department of Agriculture recently held a farm machinery fair at Ganderbal, which saw participation of a large number of farmers in the area.

Srinagar: The department of Posts and Telegraph plans to upgrade all post offices in and around Srinagar with the latest in computer technology.

Jammu, Feb 18 (ANI): The Jammu and Kashmir Government has announced a health insurance cover for 66,000 families in the state who fall in the category of Below Poverty Line (BPL).

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir horticulture department is using hi-tech poly houses to help facilitate the early bloom of tulips, which in turn is boosting its production.

Srinagar: The Central Government has approved a 3.5 billion rupee grant to rehabilitate residents living in and around the Dal Lake in Srinagar.

Srinagar: To reduce pollution and provide good quality meat to people, state health authorities have opened the fist modern abattoir in Srinagar

Ganderbal: Authorities in in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ganderbal District plan to construct a hospital worth Rupees 52 crores, which will benefit residents.

Srinagar: Formica Foods, a social enterprise in collaboration with British Diary, will set up a mega milk plant at the Industrial Growth Centre in Lassipora.

Srinagar: Finance and Ladakh AffairsMinister, Abdul Rahim Rather has held pre-budget discussions with agriculture sector representatives in preparation for the state’s budget for fiscal 2012-13.

Srinagar: The J and K Grameen Bank has launched its 56th Farmers Club. The Gulshan Farmers Club Katipora was inaugurated by Area Manager, R.A. Shah. Business Promotion Officer, Syed Khurshid Ahmad Shah presided over the function

Srinagar: Kashmir’s Agriculture Department has claimed that honey production in the valley witnessed an over 500 per cent increase in 2011.

Jammu: The potato seed development farms of the agriculture department of Kashmir has yielded a record production of about 4000 quintals this year.

Srinagar: The JK Bank inaugurated a rural self employment training institute in Budgam recently.

Kunzer: Addressing an awareness camp organized by Department of Sericulture at Kunzer Tangmarg recently, Jammu and Kashmir’s Agriculture Minister, Ghulam Hassan Mir said that as many as 27,000 families are dealing with cocoon rearing in state, produce 850 metric tons of cocoon yearly.

Jammu: A 20.16 hectares Environment Park has been set up recently in Bhawani Nagar in Janipur with the aim of boosting tourism in the region.

Jammu: One day training programme on scope and profitable vegetable cultivation was organized by the Farmers Training Centre in the Directorate of Agriculture, Krishi Bhawan, in Talab-Tillo in Jammu region under the centrally sponsored scheme of Technology Mission.

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Government received a grant of Rs 650 crores from the Central Government as the third installment of Rs 3800 Special Plan Assistance (SPA) to the state for the ongoing financial year 2011-12.

Jammu: In an effort to reach out to the people who have not yet been able to access banking, the J&K Grameen Bank recently organized an awareness programme on financial inclusion at Jogwan and Kanyalla village in Jammu District in partnership with National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD).

Jammu: A three day Employment Fair was recently organized in Ghat (Doda) by the Deputy Director Employment & Counselling Centre, Doda, D.S Katoch, in collaboration with other departments.

Srinagar: Two para legal aid clinics were inaugurated by Principal District and Sessions Judge and Chairman of District Legal Services Authority S K Bhagat on Sunday at the Community Information Centre, Assar and Panchayat Ghat, Dudu in Doda district..

Srinagar, Dec 24 (ANI): Jammu &Kashmir Bank inaugurated two new business units at Ghagwal and Lakhanpur in Kathua District.

Srinagar: Tata Motors has two new buses – the Tata Divo, a luxurious long distance inter-city travel bus and the Tata Starbus Ultra, a modern and practical offering for commuting within the city.

Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly Speaker Muhammad Akbar Lone has called upon the farming community to avail benefits of various welfare schemes

Srinagar: Srinagar’s Sunday Market continues to be popular with shoppers, particularly for those selling goods at inexpensive rates.

Srinagar: In a bid to boost adventure tourism in Jammu and Kashmir, the state authorities have laid down the foundation for an artificial rock-climbing wall in Budgam District.

Srinagar: As winter descends on Kashmir Valley, there has been a rise in the demand for traditional fire pots known as ‘kangris’.

Srinagar: The setting up of a pharmaceutical company in Jammu and Kashmir has proved to be a boon for educated youth in the valley, as they get to work and also enhance their technical skills.

Pahalgam: Jammu and Kashmir Tourism and Culture Minister Nawang Rigzin Jora along with state Home Minister Nasir Aslam Wani have laid the foundation stone of a recreational park at Pahalgam, which would be developed at the cost of Rs. 3.10 crore.

Srinagar: Farmers in Jammu and Kashmir have expressed their joy over the moderate to heavy snowfall in the valley, saying it will provide the required impetus to agriculture in the state.

Srinagar: Kashmir University’s Department of Business and Financial Studies in collaboration with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) recently organized a workshop on ‘Financial Education’.

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government is contemplating to utilize latest technique for the up-gradation of the first phase of Gulmarg Gondola by utilizing service of Puma French Ropeway Company.

Srinagar Nov 20: All India Punjab National Bank Officers Federation president Dr. Kumar Arvind has appealed the bank management to launch a special recruitment drive to appoint educated youth of Jammu and Kashmir.
Srinagar: Emphasizing the need for making horticulture and agricultural activities lucrative, attractive and substantial, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has called for motivating youth to seeking career in these fields.
Srinagar: Minister of State for Cooperative Dr. Manohar Lal Sharma has said that the possibilities would be explored to strike a tie up with national level organizations to expand the business of JAKFED.
Srinagar: India’s leading manufacturer and exporter of power generators alternators, Sudhir Gensets Limited, will open a state-of-the-art assembling unit in Srinagar to cater to its rising clientele in the state.
Srinagar: Bharti Walmart, the joint venture between Bharti Enterprises and Walmart Stores, has opened its first cash-and-carry store in Jammu and Kashmir.
Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government has earmarked Rs. 81.11 lakh for promotion of bee keeping in Jammu division.
Anantnag: Residents of Anantnag have praised the Jammu and Kashmir government and the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) for constructing new roads and widening those that already exist.
Pampore: Farmers in Pulwama town of Jammu and Kashmir are anticipating a higher yield of saffron crops, assisted by plenty of rainfall and adequate climatic conditions in the region.
Srinagar: Festive discounts offered by the Jammu and Kashmir tourism industry are attracting tourists from all over the country to spend their festive vacations in the state.
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Health, Horticulture and Floriculture Minister Sham Lal Sharma has said that the state government is committed to provide every type of marketing support to the state’s fruit growers.
Jammu: A mushroom fair was recently organized in Jammu to make farmers aware about the latest technologies available with the Department of Agriculture to ensure a better mushroom yield.
Srinagar: The key to giving a much needed fillip to the Jammu and Kashmir economy lies in utilizing the vast potential of agro-based activities available in the state, said Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.
Jammu: A mushroom fair was recently organized in Jammu to make farmers aware about the latest technologies available with the Department of Agriculture to ensure a better mushroom yield.
Srinagar: The key to giving a much needed fillip to the Jammu and Kashmir economy lies in utilizing the vast potential of agro-based activities available in the state, said Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.
Srinagar: Goods worth over Rs.216 crore were imported through the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad Road last year.
Srinagar: A Finnish business team, which is currently on a visit to the Kashmir Valley has expressed interest in starting joint ventures in green technology.
Srinagar: a team of Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation Ltd (MKCL), an international recruitment company, will visit Jammu and Kashmir to recruit students with IT background for Saudi Arabia’s King Saud University (KSU).
Khudwani: Jammu and Kashmir Agriculture Minister Ghulam Hassan Mir has directed the Kashmir Agriculture Director to introduce new varieties of breeder paddy seed and other crops being produced in Research Centres of the SKUAST-K.
Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Government will persuade the National Highway Development Authority (NHDA) to engage skilled and un-skilled youth from the state in the Rs.10,000 crore Jammu-Srinagar highway project, Roads and Buildings Minister Javed Ahmad Dar has said.
Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Government endeavors to showcase vast tourism potential of Poonch along Mughal Road in and outside the country, state Tourism and Culture Minister Nawang Rigzin Jora has said.
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Science and Information Technology Minister Aga Syed Ruhullah has said that time has come to shift the usage of non-conventional energy instead of conventional source of energy.
Baramullah: In a bid to improve sericulture business in Jammu and Kashmir state, the state government has organised a workshop to provide training to growers in improving the production of silk in the state.
Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Government recently hosted a rafting marathon with an aim to boost adventure tourism in the state.
Srinagar: A practical training-cum-demonstration programme was organized by the Mushroom Development Section of the Department of Agriculture at Demonstration cum Training Centre Talab Tillo, Jammu.
Tangdhar: The Jammu and Kashmir Government recently organized a two-day “Kisan Mela” in Tangdhar with an aim to provide impetus to agriculture in the remote and border areas.
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has stressed on the need to promote adventure sports as that would provide the much needed impetus to tourism in the state.
Srinagar: Underlining the need for energy efficient and up-to-the-mark power distribution system to provide hassle-free electricity supply to the consumers, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has laid thrust on completion of projects of this nature in a fixed timeframe.
Kupwara: To ease the tourist rush at Pahalgam, Gulmarg and Sonamarg, the Jammu and Kashmir government is all set to open the beautiful hill station of Bungus for the tourists.
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and Governor N.N. Vohra have emphasized the need for restructuring courses and urgently working out modalities for filling up all available seats at the under-graduate,
Srinagar: Growers and sellers of lotus fruits or nelumbo nucifera in Jammu and Kashmir have said that they are pleased with the profits they earned due to the rise in demand of the fruit among locals.
Srinagar: HDFC Bank, the second largest private bank in India, is planning to open 50 branches in Jammu and Kashmir by year-end.
Kulgam: The Jammu and Kashmir government has installed solar lighting units under the Remote Village Electrification (RVE) programme in many households in Kulgam District.
Bandipora: With over 30 fish ponds in place, fish farming is fast becoming popular among unemployed youth in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipora district.
Srinagar: A day-long awareness camp on technopreneurship was recently organized at the Boys Degree College in Anantnag.
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir has been conferred the ‘best all season destination’ award by Today’s Traveller, a premier business and leisure travel magazine.
Srinagar: Union Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology Sachin Pilot has inaugurated a computer forensic lab and the e-learning “Content of Courses on Computer Concepts (CCC)”
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Tourism and Culture Minister Nawang Rigzin Jora reckons that the state is an ideal destination for promotion of MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions) tourism.
Srinagar: Emphasizing for proper coordination in resolving the technical issues impeding in implementation of e-governance in Jammu and Kashmir,
Srinagar: An amount of 3.22 crore rupees will be utilized for boosting saffron cultivation in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar district during the current financial year.
Srinagar: Terming Khidmat Centres as important initiative to provide independent employment avenues to the educated youth, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has approved constitution
Srinagar: The influx of a large number of tourists in Jammu and Kashmir has provided impetus to the business of tourist photographers.
New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved a special scholarship scheme for Jammu and Kashmir to encourage the youth of the state to pursue higher studies outside the state.
Srinagar: Impressing upon Jammu and Kashmir State Industrial Development Corporation (SIDCO) to further diversify its activities in conformity with the modern marketing concept and demand, Minister for Industries and Commerce,
Rangwali: Jammu and Kashmir Agriculture Minister Ghulam Hassan Mir has announced that the scenic spots of Tangmarg would be explored and brought under the tourist map of the state.
Srinagar: In a bid to promote water sports in Jammu and Kashmir, the state police recently organized a three-day water sports festival, formally called as “Jashn-e-Dal” at the picturesque Dal Lake in Srinagar.
Srinagar: The Indian Convention Promotion Board (ICPB) and the Sher-i-Kashmir International Convention Centre (SKICC) have joined hands to promote Jammu and Kashmir as a destination for convention tourism.
Srinagar: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has extended the period of “concessions/credit relaxations” to borrowers in Jammu and Kashmir up to March 31, 2012.
Srinagar: District Development Board Poonch has approved Rs.87.49 crores district plan for the current fiscal year.
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir has decided to boost bee-keeping by setting up 10,000 colonies this year - not only to help increase honey production, but also to get a higher yield of fruits like apples, cherries and plums.
Rajouri: The Annual Plan allocation of Rs.109.68 crore for district Rajouri has been approved for the financial year 2011-12 at a District Development Board meeting chaired by Jammu and Kashmir Industries and Commerce Minister Surjit Singh Slathia.
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Industries and Commerce Minister S.S. Slathia has inaugurated a special handloom expo at Pahalgam.
Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Minister Nawang Rigzin Jora has announced that Mansbal would be developed as a heritage village.
Srinagar: As a part of a massive plan to grab the national and international horticulture markets, 15 upcoming fruit and vegetable markets in Jammu and Kashmir would be linked with Internet connection to have access to daily updates about market rates.
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Tourism and Culture Minister Nawang Ringzin Jora has said the state government is developing a “ring corridor” to connect various tourist destinations in the valley.
Drass: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has said that sports is a means to attract players of national and international fame, promote tourism, which would give an impetus to the economic activities and result in the development of the potential of the existing population.
Srinagar: In wake of the rising popularity of football among the youth of the region, the Jammu and Kashmir government is all set to construct an astroturf football stadium in Srinagar in order to promote the game.
Rajouri: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and patron of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, has called for the opening of trade routes to connect Jammu and Kashmir with rest of the world.
New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the implementation of the 1000 crore rupees Special Industry Initiative Scheme in Jammu and Kashmir.
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather has said that the state government will shortly launch the Employment Exchange Mission Mode (EEMM) Project at a cost of 65 crore rupees.
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has reiterated his government’s determination to involve the public in crucial decision making for holistic and all-round development of the state.
Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government has upgraded the emergency ward of the state-run Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (S.M.H.S) hospital in Srinagar to provide all facilities to the patients.
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has given nod to the prestigious 750 kilometers gas pipeline project from Bathinda-Jammu to Srinagar to be completed within 36 months from its launch.
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Government is seeking to promote the region as ideal for higher education by introducing new qualitative courses.
Jammu: Cross-Line of Control (LoC) trade on both the Poonch-Rawlakote and the Uri-Muzaffarabad routes resumed today after a gap of over three and a half months.
Srinagar: Pitching for investments into the state, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has said that his government was ready to provide package of incentives to investors and satisfy their queries and apprehensions regarding investments in the Valley.
Kangan: Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Minister Nawang Rigzin Jora has said that participation of private investors under the tourism sector is not only pivotal for facilitating tourists, but would increase employment to local youth.
Srinagar: A two-day Sufi music festival was recently held in Jammu and Kashmir to save the traditional form of music and prevent it from dying out.
New Delhi: The Union Cabinet today approved extension of the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) to all the registered domestic workers in the country.
Srinagar: A campaign titled ‘Morning walk with tree talk’, an environment protection campaign, is gaining popularity in the Kashmir Valley.
Rajouri: The Jammu and Kashmir government recently organized an ‘Eco-Tourism Fair’ in Dera-ki-Gali to develop the tourism potential of the region.
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Industries and Commerce Minister S.S. Slathia has underscored the need for adopting cluster approach for promoting khadi and village industries sector in the state.
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Industries and Commerce Minister S.S. Slathia has said that his government is determined to promote leather industry in the state in a big way.
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Finance Minister A.R. Rather has said that the Centralized Personal Information System (CPIS), sanctioned under the 13th Finance Commission Award,
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Industries and Commerce Minister S.S. Slathia has said that the government would develop a new coal mine in Kalakote envisaging about 6000 MT annual production to achieve self-sufficiency in coal.
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has said his government would encourage local as well as outside investment to establish food processing and other horticulture produce processing units in the state.
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has laid thrust on conservation of lakes and water bodies underlining their significance in bio-diversity and economic spheres of the state.
Ganderbal: Director Agriculture, Kashmir, Dr. Farooq A. Lone, has urged the state’s farmers to adopt latest technologies to achieve self-sufficiency in food grain production.
Srinagar: The Taekwondo Association of India has selected 10 schoolgirls from Jammu and Kashmir, who will represent the country in an International Taekwondo Championship to be held in Nepal.
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has said that private players in the field of Industry and Commerce have to play vital role in providing jobs to the educated youth.
Srinagar: A non-government organization in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, has been helping specially-abled children and adults for over 10 years by providing free of cost treatment.
Srinagar: Rising at 359 metres above the Chenab River, the world’s highest bridge is being constructed, as part of the under construction railway link project in Srinagar.
Srinagar: Development and beautification projects in Srinagar are expected to receive greater attention in the wake of state Rural Development Minister Ali Muhammad Sagar asking implementing agencies to speed up the pace of work.
Bhaderwah: Tourists from across the country had thronged Bhaderwah hill resort in Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda District recently to attend a four-day annual cultural festival to promote tourism in the region.
Srinagar: Union Minister of State for Earth Science, Science Technology, Planning and Parliamentary Affairs, Ashwani Kumar has said that the government would spend about 10 billion rupees for the development and upgrading the skills of the youth in Jammu and Kashmir.
Srinagar: Authorities in Srinagar have launched a massive cleanliness drive to restore the glory of the famous Dal Lake.
Basohli: Feasibility studies are being carried out for two tunnels across Zozila and Z-Morh in Jammu and Kashmir, Union Defence Minister A.K. Antony has said.
Basholi: Jammu and Kashmir is all set to get its first cable-stayed bridge over river Ravi to link the state with Himachal Pradesh and Punjab.
Srinagar: Strawberry growers in Jammu and Kashmir are expecting bumper production of strawberry crop this year.
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Industries and Commerce Minister S.S. Slathia has inaugurated an integrated project for the development of the state’s handloom sector.
Srinagar: Endeavouring to promote technical and professional education, Panchkula Engineering College (PEC) has launched a scholarship scheme for meritorious students.
Rajouri: The historical Mughal road in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district has been re-opened after five months enhancing the connectivity and transportation facility for commuters across the region.
Srinagar: The United Arab Emirates government has invited the Jammu and Kashmir government to hold a handicraft and food festival at Dubai during the month of Ramzan.
Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Handloom Development Corporation (JKHDC) is going to start online sale of the state’s handloom products to make it easy for customers across the world to purchase the products.
Srinagar: Endeavouring to expand its broadband service, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has signed a pact with Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) under Rural Wire-line Broadband Scheme to provide wire-line broadband connectivity to rural and remote areas.
Srinagar: The Indian Army’s ‘Forever in Operation Division’ recently conducted a ‘kissan mela’ at Khumbathang, Jammu and Kashmir.
Srinagar: The Business School of Kashmir University recently organized an ‘industry interface’ to focus on entrepreneurship development in Jammu and Kashmir.
Gulmarg: The cable car business in Gulmarg has enhanced the tourist influx in Jammu and Kashmir.
Srinagar: In an endeavor to attract more tourists, the Jammu and Kashmir Government has abolished toll tax on the Srinagar-Leh National Highway.
Srinagar: Srinagar is set to get first of its kind shopping-cum-office plaza at Pohru Chowk.
Srinagar: The ED Bank has raised agriculture credit budget for south Kashmir from Rs.70 crores to Rs.100 crores for the current fiscal.
Srinagar, Apr 28: Iceland Foreign Minister Ossur Skarphedinsson has said that Jammu and Kashmir has significant potential for geothermal power and tourism.
Srinagar: Describing power generation the motor nerve in socioeconomic transformation and holistic development of Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has said that his government has flagged the sector as one of the top most priorities.
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Power Minister Shabir Ahmed Khan has said that the state government is looking forward to generate 7056.50 MW power in the next ten years by developing hydropower projects across the state under various modes.
Baramulla: The Jammu and Kashmir government recently organized a skiing tournament in Baramulla to promote tourism in the state.
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Industries and Commerce Minister S.S. Slathia has called for adopting innovative approach to fully revive the state’s industries to make them profitable and commercially viable.
Srinagar: The eligibility conditions for Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) recruits have been relaxed for Jammu and Kashmir’s Leh and Ladakh regions.
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has highlighted the significance of Mission Geospatial Applications (MGA) in area specific planning and monitoring of social infrastructure in a befitting manner.
Srinagar: The ED Bank has announced to raise agriculture credit budget for south Kashmir from Rs.70 crores to Rs.100 crores for current fiscal.
Kathua: Community fishing in traditional ponds in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua District is encouraging fishing culture in the state.
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has called for construction of five-star hotels in the state, saying that it is necessary for the development of the tourism sector.
Srinagar: Ford India has brought its popular ‘24-hour Roadside Assistance Service (RSA)’ to Jammu and Kashmir.
Gulmarg: Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Department recently organized a snow football game to boost tourism in the region.
Kathua: In a bid to yield better quality and quantity of crops and good return of investments, farmers in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kandi belt are being advised to opt for the cultivation of aloe vera.
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Minister Nawang Rigzin Jora has said that a massive skill development programme has been initiated in the tourism sector aimed to train the state’s youth.
Srinagar: Continuing with its endeavour of providing impetus to Jammu and Kashmir’s apple industry, FIL Industries and FMC India have launched new products in the state.
Srinagar, An exhibition-cum-sale by Khadi and Village Industries Board (KVIB) was conducted recently in Srinagar.
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Information Technology Minister Syed Aga Ruhullah Mehdi has said that an Information Technology park would be set up in the industrial estate, Ompora Budgam, to boost IT sector in the state.
Srinagar: The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has announced that it will formally launch 3G services in Jammu and Kashmir by June end.
Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government is restoring the medieval Jharokha Mughal Garden built for the Mughal Empress Nur Jahan to promote tourism in the state.
Srinagar: Pleasant weather and blossoming almond trees herald spring in Jammu and Kashmir and have been attracting number of tourists to the region.
Srinagar: Federation Chamber of Industries Kashmir President, Afaq Qadri, has demanded hassle-free financing to the industrial entrepreneurs in Jammu and Kashmir.
Srinagar: Teachers in Jammu and Kashmir say that the literacy rate in the state has increased by 10 percent in the last decade.
Leh: As a part of its co-operation with the general public, the Indian Army distributed high yielding hybrid seeds to the locals villagers in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ladakh region.
Srinagar: About 63 tonnes of basmati rice have been exported to different countries, including the United States, for the first time from Jammu and Kashmir, state Agriculture Minister Ghulam Hassan Mir has said.
Srinagar: Awareness camps regarding saffron cultivation was recently organized by the Jammu and Kashmir Agriculture Department at Galander Pampore and Khanmoh.
Srinagar: With a view to translate Jammu and Kashmir’s quest for infrastructural boom into reality, Jammu and Kashmir Bank has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with JCB India Ltd, a leading infrastructure equipment manufacturer company.
Jammu: The Sub-Committee of Jammu and Kashmir State Level Bankers’ Committee (SLBC) has recommended two-year extension to special package of concessions/relaxations to trade and industry in the state.
Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has emphasized the need for structuring various courses in different disciplines to reorient them towards emerging job market requirements.
Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Horticulture and Floriculture Minister Shah Lal Sharma has said that the state has registered a record production of fruit during the current fiscal.
Srinagar: After 22 years, the Winter Games Association in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, organised a 20-day ski-mountaineering expedition.
Srinagar: The Department of Tourism in Jammu and Kashmir has started building hotels and resorts along the 55-kilometre-long highway from Srinagar to Gulmarg to attract tourists.
Kashmir: Jammu and Kashmir Agriculture Minister Ghulam Hassan Mir has said that the Agriculture Department in collaboration with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is going to install Automatic Weather Stations (AWS) in 22 districts of the state.
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Finance Minister A.R. Rather has said that under the Prime Minister’s Reconstruction Programme (PMRP) Rs.9904.19 crores have been expended for upgradation of infrastructure under various sectors in Jammu and Kashmir.
Jammu: The state government has reportedly fixed a target of Rs 1000 crore under the Mahatma Gandhi NREGA scheme for fiscal 2011-12.
Jammu: Over 16,000 families of Kashmiri migrants will get a health insurance cover during fiscal 2011-12, the Government of Jammu and Kashmir has announced.
Jammu: It was a red letter day in business circles in Jammu this week when 27 prospective entrepreneurs completed a 12-day Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP) organized by Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) on General Trade and Tourism under Seed Capital Fund Scheme (SCFS).
Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has announced plans to create multi-tier inspection squads to curb the waton theft of power in the region.
Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Bank has reiterated its commitment to be on the forefront to develop the state’s economy through its mission of financial empowerment of the people.
Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Ski and Mountaineering Association (JKSMA) has decided to promote and develop adventure sports in the state by organizing several tournaments this year.
Srinagar: The Federation Chamber of Industries Kashmir (FCIK), an apex body of industrial associations, has submitted a memorandum to Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh seeking the rejuvenation of the Jammu and Kashmir economy and its sustained development.
Sopore: The Jammu and Kashmir Bank has launched special beneficiary schemes for apple growers in the state.
Srinagar: An expert group, to develop a comprehensive job plan for Jammu and Kashmir youths,
Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Bank has said that expansion of its ATM network to far-flung areas of the state is part of its policy to create state-of-the-art banking and financial operations.
Srinagar: The fourth edition of the ‘Discover Jammu and Kashmir – Travel Planner’ has been released by Jammu and Kashmir Tourism and Culture Minister Nawang Rigzin Jora at the Travel and Tourism Fair (TTF) held in Mumbai.
New Delhi: Union Railways Minister Mamata Banerjee has proposed several railway projects to aid development in Jammu and Kashmir.
Pulwama: The Indian Government's Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) scheme has helped Kashmiri youth in earning a livelihood.
Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Bank recently organized various awareness camps in the state to educate fruit-growers and other stakeholders about its new ‘Apple Advance Scheme’.
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Tourism and Cultural Minister Nawang Rigzin Jora has said that all efforts are being taken for developing tourism destinations, adding that thrust is being laid on new destinations to promote cultural heritage in the state.
Ganderbal: Thousands of youngsters from Jammu and Kashmir are taking part in an army recruitment rally being organized in several districts of the state, including Ganderbal and Bandipora.
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather has said that entrepreneurship development is being promoted in the state to change the perception and approach of the youth to life.
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Agriculture Minister Ghulam Hassan Mir has said that there is a need for investment in the agriculture sector in the state to restore its lost glory and make it attractive for youth.
Srinagar: The Jammu District Employment and Counselling Centre recently organized a three-day mega employment fair at Akhnoor to create awareness about various Central and state employment schemes amongst the youth.
Srinagar: The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) has demanded for an integrated cargo terminal at the Srinagar International Airport.
Ahmedabad: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has declared 2011 as the ‘Adventure Tourism Year’ to attract tourists to the state.
Srinagar: For facilitating the people of Digiana, Jammu and Kashmir Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation Minister, Raman Bhalla, has laid the foundation stone for a multipurpose community hall in the city.
Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Government is contemplating to introduce offset printing technology courses in the Industrial Training Institutes (ITI).
Srinagar: In view of the ensuing budget session of the Jammu and Kashmir legislature commencing from February 28, state Finance Minister Abdur Rahim Rather has started the exercise of pre-budget discussions.
Srinagar: The sub-zero temperature and ample snowfall leading to the predication of replenished glaciers have brought relief for the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
Srinagar: Seeking support from the Centre for improving delivery mechanism in implementing welfare schemes in Jammu and Kashmir, Social Welfare Minister Sakina Itoo has demanded allocation of funds under Integrated Child Development Service Schemes (ICDS) on the pattern of northern-eastern states.
New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Agriculture Minister Ghulam Hassan Mir has sought All India Coordinated Research Centres’ help to bring improvement in the state’s agriculture sector.
Srinagar: The Gondola Cable Car Corporation has released calendars and posters to publicize the scenic beauty of Gulmarg around the Gondola.
Pahalgam: The Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Department along with the Pahalgam Hotel and Restaurant Owners Association has organised a two-day snow festival to promote tourism in the town.
Gulmarg: The Gulmarg resort in Jammu and Kashmir has been rated by CNN International as Asia's seventh best ski destination.
Srinagar: The government has organized an employment fair in Srinagar for students who graduated in vocational and information technology courses.
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Tourism and Culture Minister Nawang Rigzin Jora has said areas having vast potential of pilgrim tourism development in Basholi and Bani of Kathua district will be fully harnessed to attract more domestic and foreign tourists.
Gulmarg: Heliskiing, or using helicopters to reach less accessible skiing trails, has been luring skiers to Gulmarg in Jammu and Kashmir, boosting tourism in the region.
Srinagar: The governing body of the Central Government-sponsored Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA) has approved Rs.13.91 lakh plan for Srinagar.
Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has sought liberal financial support for various hydro-electric projects (HEPs) by suitable augmentation of the state plan.
Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government has prepared a comprehensive plan for computerizing all revenue records by constructing modern record rooms in all the districts of the state.
Srinagar: About 20 tour operators from Jammu and Kashmir highlighted the potential of tourism in the state in the recent Tourism and Travel Fair (TTF) held in Chennai.
Srinagar: About 8,000 Jammu and Kashmir students will be given technical training at Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) located in different states across the country.
Pahalgam: The Indian Army recently organized career-counselling sessions for unemployed youth and school children in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pahalgam town
Srinagar: A Pashmina testing laboratory and certification centre will be established in Srinagar.
Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government would consult the World Centre of Excellence for Destinations (CED) to exploit new destinations and market them at global level to further boost the tourism industry in the state.
Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Government is contemplating the launching of a tourism promotional campaign to showcase potential tourist spots and tourism related activities of the state to attract the world tourists.
Srinagar: The Northern Railway has commenced the doubling of railway tracks between Pathankot and Jammu in Samba region of Jammu and Kashmir.
Bhaderwah: The Jammu and Kashmir Fisheries Department is generating employment by encouraging youths to practice trout fish farming in Bhadarwah in Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda District.
Srinagar: For the convenience of public and traders of Jammu and Kashmir, the department of Legal Metrology has launched its official website www.jklm.nic.
Srinagar: In a significant decision of far reaching consequences, Jammu and Kashmir government has said that it would grant fertilizer licenses at village level.
Srinagar: An amount of Rs. 410.51 crores has been sanctioned by various financial institutions in Srinagar for setting up 11,969 income generating units under the Srinagar Credit Action Plan.
Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) has commenced the setting up of the first cricket academy in Srinagar with assistance from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
Anantnag: At least 200 villages in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district are set to gain benefits from the upcoming Lissar Power Grid Station, which is in the penultimate stage of construction.
Srinagar: The University of Kashmir has decided to establish an advanced IT centre to promote information technology in Jammu and Kashmir.
Srinagar: In a step to strengthen its base in Jammu and Kashmir, the Telco Construction Equipment Company (Telcon) is establishing two state-of-the-art hydraulic and engineering workshops here in next two years.
Jammu: The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has announced that its EDUSAT services will be again available to the people of Jammu and Kashmir from March 2011.
Leh: In the wake of recent cloud burst and massive losses to human lives and properties in Ladakh,
Kulgam (Jammu and Kashmir): Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam District has so far used 64 percent of the funds allocated to it by the state government to complete some of its development-related projects.
Jammu:India's fastest-growing pan-India dual-technology telecom service provider, Tata Indicom, has launched a competitive and attractive offer that allows the new pre-paid subscribers to make unlimited Tata World Local Calling (Tata World includes Tata Indicom mobile and Tata Walky) across Jammu and Kashmir for a period of two months
Srinagar: Two wayside complexes have been opened in Awantipora and Bijbehra for tourists.
Pulwama: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has urged heads of departments not to compromise on the quality of work while pursuing development-related targets.
Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir State Finance Commission, has in its report,strongly recommended allocation of resources to administrative units based on ”entitlement” rather than on set procedures to redress and change the status of backward districts such as Kupwara, Doda and Kargil.
The state government is striving to meet the challenge of harnessing the region’s hydropower potential, and according to official figures, an estimated 25,000 megawatts of power can be realized and ensure the economic uplift of the state.
Srinagar: Tourism has been given a major boost in the districts of Baramulla and Kupwara with the help of a central government-sponsored Rs.8 crore project for the Rafiabad-Brenwar-Bungus tourist circuit.
Ganderbal: To improve the lives of families of 16 widows living below the poverty line, the Department of Animal Husbandry in Ganderbal District has provided them with a rural backyard poultry scheme, which is an offshoot of a centrally-sponsored poultry development program.
Srinagar: The Union government has approved eight crore rupees for the Rafiabad-Brenwar-Bongus tourist circuit aimed to give boost to the tourism activities in Jammu and Kashmir’s twin districts of Baramulla and Kupwara.
Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has restored the Chattabal Weir, and is now planning to start water transport to boost tourism in the state.
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has flagged of ‘e-tendering’ in the state for fast tracking development projects and bringing in more transparency in awarding contracts for works.
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Animal and Sheep Husbandry Minister Aga Syed Ruhullah Mehdi has launched the Rural Backyard Poultry (RBP) scheme in the state.
Srinagar: The ambitious e-governance projects in Jammu and Kashmir are set to get a boost with the state government deciding to fast track it.
Srinagar: Underlining the application of modern farm technology as an essential ingredient for raising production and productivity, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has laid thrust on bridging the gap between land and lab.
Srinagar: banking operations are set to get a major boost with the HDFC Bank deciding to open a fourth Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) at Hazratbal, taking its total teller network in the Kashmir Valley to 18 and 25 in all in Jammu and Kashmir.
Srinagar: A study has pegged Jammu and Kashmir’s Clean Development Mechanism potential at 75 million Certified Emission Reduction (CER) credits per annum in various sectors of energy and forestry.
Srinagar: As part of its financial inclusion and awareness drive, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has organized an outreach programme in several rural areas of Jammu and Kashmir to strengthen the economy of the state.
Srinagar: The chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Bank Mushtaq Ahmad has said the bank is ready to extend a helping hand to people in the state who are involved with commerce or industry, but within relevant parameters.
Jammu: Traders of Pakistan and India have achieved a cross-Line of Control (LoC) trade on the Poonch-Rawlakote route of about Rs.7 crore.
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir will soon establish a Women Cooperative Bank to provide micro-credit facilities to the women.
Jammu, The Excise Department in Jammu and Kashmir has collected a revenue of Rs 390.02 crore by the end of October 2010, which is Rs 58.30 crore more compared to the corresponding period in the previous year.
The Central Government has launched the National Saffron Mission (NSM) in Jammu and Kashmir to boost saffron production in the state.
Kashmir: The Jammu and Kashmir government has approved a Rs.40crore action plan for strengthening infrastructure of colleges in the state.
Srinagar, Reliance Communication is to become the ‘first’ telecom service provider to launch 3G services in Jammu and Kashmir.
Jammu, Nov 16 (ANI): Government of Jammu and Kashmir aims to create Primary Reaction Teams (PRTs) to control man-made conflict across the State.
Srinagar: The Anil Ambani-led Reliance Communication is gearing up to be the ‘first’ telecom service provider to launch 3G services in Jammu and Kashmir.
Jammu: Quality agricultural inputs are important ingredients to boost farm production, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has said while discussing a proposal to enhance funds for seed procurement and distribution for ensuing Rabi cultivation season.
New Delhi: Union Tourism Minister Kumari Selja has said that the ministry in collaboration with the Jammu and Kashmir Government would focus on special publicity and branding of the Ladakh region.
Jammu: The Government of Jammu and Kashmir is making an endeavour to popularize Dogri language among masses in the state.
Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has decided to set up nine solar power plants and four district level energy parks of different capacities at various health and educational institutions across the state.
Srinagar: The Government of Jammu and Kashmir is working towards upliftment of local residents, and for this purpose, it is consistently introducing public welfare schemes and projects.
Srinagar: To promote tourism in the state, the Government of Jammu and Kashmir will seek the cooperation of tourist agencies, both for the industry's revival and for generating employment opportunities.
The Jammu and Kashmir bank has registered a net profit of Rs 163.27 crore for the quarter ended September 2010.
Pampore: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has distributed sanction letters of seed capital fund worth Rs.2.30 crore to 85 youth of the state.
Srinagar: Keen to promote saffron production in the state, the Jammu and Kashmir Government has set up a project management committee for the "National Mission on Saffron Development".
Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Government intends to ensure that the farmers’ fraternity of the State derives maximum benefits of the modern day technology and innovative farming techniques.
Jammu: The Government of Jammu and Kashmir is working towards ensuring overall development in the state, and to meet this objective, various projects are being launched.
Pahalgam: The Jammu and Kashmir Government plans to develop Pahalgam into a world-class winter tourist destination.
Leh: The Government of Jammu and Kashmir has said the Central Government’s financial support to rehabilitate affected families in Leh has given considerable fillip to relief and rehabilitation efforts in the district.
Srinagar: The passage of a landmark Bill that will ensure total control over water resources in the state and make companies pay for the water they use to generate electricity, is likely to benefit the exchequer by about Rs.850 crore, the Jammu and Kashmir Government has said.
Srinagar: The Government of Himachal Pradesh has sanctioned the release of 2000 quintals of high quality potato seeds for residents of flashflood ravaged Leh.
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir was known the world over for its handicrafts.
Srinagar: The Government of Jammu and Kashmir has given the approval for the engagement of 43,000 casual or seaonal labourers in the Departments of Power Development,
Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Government is paying serious attention to the issue of enhanching employment opportunities and motivating the local youth with latent abilities to learn new things and gain employment.
Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Government is working towards ensuring a better power supply across the State, for which work on 14 power projects is underway.
Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government intends to accelerate the work on various schemes under execution in Roads and Buildings (R&B) sector, which was reflected when Chief Minister Omar Abdullah approved the release of Rs. 670 crore
Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Government is working towards accelerating the process of creating employment opportunities for people in the State under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA).
Srinagar: The Government of Jammu and Kashmir is making urgent efforts to improve the healthcare sector of the State.
Srinagar: The Centre has sanctioned an amount of Rs.7.78crore for implementation of the Rural Backyard Poultry Development Scheme (RBPDS) in Jammu and Kashmir.
Srinagar: In a bid to ensure the welfare of the girl child, the Jammu and Kashmir Government recently launched two schemes for girls belonging to the economically deprived sections of the state.
Srinagar: The state government is keen to ensure that farmers gain self-sufficiency in the making of quality seeds of national standard, as it believes that the region holds huge potential for producing high quality and disease free cocoon seeds.
Srinagar: In a bid to optimize production and facilitate farmers, the state government is focusing on introducing innovative techniques.
Jammu: The Government of Jammu and Kashmir has embarked on a project to give the residents of Jammu an artificial lake.
Srinagar: In a bid to improve agriculture production and benefit the agri industry, the Jammu and Kashmir Government is planning on a regular absorption of agriculture technocrats.
Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Government intends that various ongoing projects meant to ensure better living conditions or welfare of public at large in the State, should be executed properly and the pace of pending works be expedited.
Jammu: Committeed to ensure development in all the three regions of the State, the Jammu and Kashmir has decided to give a faelift to the popular Raghunath Bazar in Jammu.
Jammu: A proposal for opening administrative units in remote and far-off areas is under active consideration of Jammu and Kashmir Government, Minister for Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation, Raman Bhalla revealed.
Jammu: Working towards generating maximum employment opportunities for residents of Jammu and Kashmir, the state government plans to train 50,00,00 people in a variety of market-driven skills by the year 2022.
Jammu: In a bid to enhance opportunities for earning a better livelihood for people living in rural areas of the State, the Jammu and Kashmir Governemnt
Jammu: In a bid to enhance opportunities for earning a better livelihood in rural areas of the State, the Jammu and Kashmir Governemnt intends to ensure a better
Srinagar: With the government in Jammu and Kashmir focused on creating employment opportunities in different sectors and carrying out various developmental schemes in the state,
Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Government intends to provide equal opportunity to all regions of the State for exploiting tourism potential, said Minister for Revenue,
Srinagar: The Government of Jammu and Kashmir is keen to encourage and support entrepreneurial skills among local youth of the state.
Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Government views education as an important tool for youth building in this competitive world, and therefore, wants private educational institutes to play a useful role in this direction.
Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Government wants to improve the standard of living of people in the state and the launching of several developmental and public welfare schemes is intended to achieve this goal.
Srinagar/Kolkata: The Jammu and Kashmir Government’s efforts to encourage the arrival of private players to the state, seems to be yielding results.
Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Government is keen to ensure all developmental projects being carried out under state and central schemes.
Kathua: The Jammu and Kashmir government has reiterated its resolve to ensure an all round development in all three regions of the State which comprise Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh region.
Srinagar: In a move to improve and strenthen its public distribution system, the Jammu and Kashmir Government has asked the Food Corporation of India (FCI) to ensure an ample supply of foodgrains for at least a month.
Srinagar: As part of its endeavour to serve all sections of society and do maximum for their welfare,
Srinagar: The J&K Cement Ltd. (JKCL) has recorded Rs 95.51 crore of turnover during the last financial year with a production of 1,62,528 metric tonnes (MTs) of cement and record sale of 1,63,638 MTs during the period.
The Jammu and Kashmir Government’s efforts to encourage farmers to adapt new techniques for a better income is paying high dividends, and the latest sector to benefit is sericulture.
Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government is spending rupees 251 crore under National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) as part of its endeavour to extend the health services to the rural people at their doorsteps.
Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Government plans to set up a Special Technology Mission (STM) to broad base research and find field implements to boost the Basmati production in the State.
Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has issued 62,000 job cards under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Generation Act (MGNREGA) for people in Kupwara till August.
Srinagar: Having registered a turnover of Rs. 512 crore during last fiscal, the State Small Scale Industries Development Corporation (SIDCO) here has set itself a target of Rs. 600 crore turnover for 2010-11.
Srinagar: Having generated a record revenue of Rs. 11.97 crore during the last fiscal, J K Minerals Limited, a government-owned company, is now all set to achieve record revenue of Rs.18 crore during fiscal 2010-11.
Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government has reiterated its determination to ensure road connectivity to habitations with a population of 500 persons in the rural areas and 250 persons
Jammu: The ambitious Public Private Partnership (PPP) project Rainbow, which envisages enhancement of maize production in the Jammu region, has been formally launched.
New Delhi: The Union Rural Development Ministry has released a sum of Rs. 72.09 crore as part payment for the construction of rural roads in Jammu and Kashmir under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY).
Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has released a sum of Rs.5.14 crore under the Special Area Development Programme for developing infrastructure and creating basic amenities in Sopore town.
Jammu: As part of its endeavour to ensure overall development in the State, the Omar Abdullah-led Jammu and Kashmir Government wants every household to have access to quality education.
Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Government is keen to ensure that local handicraft items be promoted and sold across the country in an optimum manner. For this, it has asked its officials to gear up and work towards devotedly.
Akhnoor: An important initiative is being taken in the healthcare sector in Jammu and Kashmir, with the state government deciding to provide critical care ambulance to every district hospital and an accident hospital within a distance of 30 kilometers.
Srinagar: The Central Government has approved a plan to release Rs. 371.18 crore under National Saffron Mission Programme for four years
Jammu: The state government is keen to encourage women empowerment, and one of the novel experiments being undertaken is to give a boost to the Women Credit Cooperative Bank.
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has called for better and more reliable road connectivity across the state for development and acceleration of trade, commerce and industrial activities.
Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has decided to develop 200 villages in the state as “Model villages”.
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has directed key departments to execute various development projects in the state on a priority basis, and instructed them to ensure the involvement
Srinagar: The state government plans to bring about 3,000 hectares of agricultural land under wheat cultivation from next Rabi season.
Jammu: Keen to usher in comprehensive improvement in all government sectors, the Omar Abdullah-led coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir is working to bring realistic improvement in the state's power sector
Srinagar: Keen on generating employment through fish production and popularizing the sector as a good source of income for general public, the Jammu and Kashmir government
Srinagar: Determined to enhance employment opportunities for all, expecially youngsters, in the State, the Jammu and Kashmir Government is focussing on its trasport sector.
New Delhi: The chairman of the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council (PMEAC), C. Rangarajan, has been tasked with the responsibility
Jammu: As part of its endeavour to ensure a positive change and development in the state’s healthcare sector,
Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Government plans to introduce E-governance in its revenue department.
Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has said it is committed to ensuring access of all basic facilities to the people of Jammu, the Kashmir Valley and Ladakh.
Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has been successful in ensuring an incident-free pilgrimage to the holy Amarnath shrine, and this was reflected in the huge turn out of devotees from different parts of the country this year.
Srinagar: One of India’s premier construction companies – Gammon India – and infrastructure engineering firm Afcons Infrastructure Limited have been roped in by the Jammu and Kashmir Government to build what will eventually be the world’s tallest and India’s highest railway bridge.
Jammu: Keen to revive the lost glory of ancient monuments and forts, the Jammu and Kashmir Government, as a first step, is working towards restoring four forts in the Jammu region
Srinagar: To ensure development across the State, the Jammu and Kashmir Government is focusing on the needs of every district in the State and is allocating funds for the same.
Leh: In a move set to delight differently abled people across the world, the Jammu and Kashmir Government has launched “Himalaya on Wheels” to encourage and facilitate
Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Government is ensuring that border areas of the Jammu region get special attention for developmental needs, said Minister for Medical
Srinagar: Many in the Kashmir Valley are seeing the establishment of Khidmat Centers by the Jammu and Kashmir Bank as a laudable socio-economic and development-related initiative
Jammu: The decreasing production of trout fish in Jammu and Kashmir’s streams has reportedly prompted the state government to approach European and American experts to give a new lease of life to trout farming,
Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government intends to accelerate the pace of development related projects coming up in the Kashmir Valley
Leh (Ladakh): Keen to promote sports in the state and popularise the cultural legacy of Ladakh through Polo, the Government of Jammu and Kashmir has said that concerted
New Delhi: As part of its endeavour to ensure comprehensive development and boost employment opportunities in the state, the Jammu and Kashmir Government is focusing
Srinagar: To expedite development works in the State, the Jammu and Kashmir government has plans to introduce e-governance in its all departments,
» Ladakh Council approves Rs. 71.38 cr annual plan for Kargil
Kargil: The Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) has approved annual plan outlay of Rs. 7138.81 lakh for fiscal 2010-11 for Kargil
» Govt. wants farmers to benefit from marigold farming
Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Government intends to encourage farmers in the valley to take to marigold cultivation, as it believes they can immensely benefit through it.
» Annual plan outlay for Jammu pegged at Rs. 78 crore
Jammu: As part of its endeavour to ensure comprehensive development in the state, the Jammu and Kashmir Government has pegged the annual plan outlay
» Govt. keen to reach out to youth in Jammu-Kashmir
Srinagar: Keen to boost employment opportunities and ensure welfare of local youth in Jammu and Kashmir, the Omar Abdullah-led state government has called for modifying guidelines of Sher-i-Kashmir Employment
» Govt. approves Rs. 81 crore annual plan for Rajouri
Rajouri: The Government of Jammu and Kashmir has sanctioned a sum of over Rs.81 crores as part of the current year’s annual plan for Rajouri District.
Srinagar: Aiming to improve transportation links for tourists and locals, the Jammu and Kashmir Government has begun restoration work of the historical ‘Ashai Bagh Bridge’ situated over the famous Nigeen and Dal Lakes.
Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Medical and Technical Education Minister R. S. Chib and Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation Minister Raman Bhalla have said that a 200-bed maternity hospital
Leh: The Union Environment and Forests Ministry and the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) have launched a major initiative for sea-buckthorn
Reasi: The Government of Jammu and Kashmir has sanctioned a sum of over Rs.50.66 crores as part of the current year’s annual plan for Reasi District.
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Tourism and Culture Minister Nawang Rigzin Jora recently flagged off a car rally on the historic Mughal road in Srinagar to explore tourist destinations in the region that have remained uncharted so far.
Kathua: The Department of Fisheries in Jammu and Kashmir is introducing trout farming on a large scale in the state's Kathua District with the objective of developing it into a fishing hub.
» BSNL sets up first mobile service Amarnath shrine and route
The state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has become the country's first telecom firm to launch mobile services at the Holy Amarnath cave,
» Full security for Amarnath pilgrims
Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Minister for Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation, Raman Bhalla said here that State Government has made foolproof arrangements for smooth conduct of Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra from Jammu to the Holy Cave Shrine.
Srinagar: The Government of Jammu and Kashmir has decided to develop many locations in the state as ecological tourism spots.
Srinagar: The allocation of helicopter seats to the Travel Trade, Hotel and Hospitality Industry in the State has been increased to meet demands from pilgrims to the Amarnath shrine.
»Doda to have annual plan of Rs.62 crores
Doda: Minister for Health, Horticulture and Floriculture of Jammu and Kashmir Sham Lal Sharma has disclosed here that Doda district will have a plan outlay of Rs.62 crores.
Jammu: The Government of Jammu and Kashmir is keen to launch development related initiatives in Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Scheduled Caste (SC) habitations through schemes and institutions
Srinagar: In a bid to bridge the 25 per cent gap in foodgrain production in the State, the Government of Jammu and Kashmir’s Agriculture Department plans to encourage rural youth to take to the fields
Kathua: The National Fish Seed Farm (NFSF) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua District has delivered over 3.8 million fingerlings of various species, a 30 percent increase in production compared to last year.
Poonch: Jammu and Kashmir Congress President Saifuddin Soz has called for establishing a rail link between Poonch and Rajouri Districts
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Solang (Himachal Pradesh): Congress President Sonia Gandhi said that the Rohtang tunnel will enable year-round connectivity between Jammu and Kashmir’s Leh and Himachal Pradesh’s Keylong District.
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»J-K to become hub of potato seed tubers
Sanasar: Jammu and Kashmir can become a hub of production of disease-free quality Potato Seed Tubers.
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» Rs. 6000 crore annual plan allocation for Jammu and Kashmir
Srinagar: The annual plan for current fiscal (2009 to 2010) would be Rupees 6000 crores.
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Udhampur: Jammu and Kashmir government has plans to develop Sanasar, which holds a huge potential for being a major draw for thousands of tourists visiting the State every month.

»Govt. to create investor friendly enviorment: Omar Abdullah
As part of its endeavour to ensure overall development of the state and strengthen the industrial sector, the Government of Jammu and Kashmir intends
Leh (Ladakh): The Government of Jammu and Kashmir believes that improved accessibility can play a vital role in ensuring socio-economic development of far-flung and mountainous areas
» Govt. to encourage private educational institutions
Srinagar: The Government of Jammu and Kashmir plans to encourage private educational institutions, as part of its endeavour to boost education in the state and ensure quality
Drass: Jammu and Kashmir can expect to get 20,000 megawatts of power through the solar energy medium within the next decade, said Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Dr. Farooq Abdullah recently.
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» Jammu and Kashmir's Department of Posts introduces new schemes for public good
Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Government’s Department of Posts has launched new schemes for diversification of its product base to fulfill its commitments to society.
» Govt. launching pro-farmer agricultural programmes for higher returns
Jammu: The Government of Jammu and Kashmir intends to promote pro-farmer agricultural programmes to ensure higher returns.
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» Jammu-Kashmir Govt. earmarks Rs. 1317 cr for hospitals
Srinagar: Transforming the healthcare industry in the state is becoming a priority for the Jammu and Kashmir Government, given that it has earmarked over rupees 1,317 crores
» Ompara IT Park to boost delivery of modern information technology facilities
Srinagar: As part of its endeavor to bring quality improvement in the education sector, the Government of Jammu and Kashmir appears keen to establish an information technology (IT) park
» Overseas Empolyment Corporation set up in Jammu and Kashmir
Srinagar: As part of its endeavour to boost employment opportunities in the state, the Government of Jammu and Kashmir has set up an Overseas Employment Corporation on the pattern of what exists in Tamil Nadu.
Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Government hopes to make Jammu into an attractive tourist destination through a number of projects.
» Rs 140 cr magnesite extraction project in Panthal gets NMDC nod
Jammu: The National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) has given the green signal for the Rs. 140 crore magnesite extraction project at Panthal to faciliatet commercial exploitation of raw magnesite in the area.
» Govt. for prioritising avaialbility of basic amenities to remote areas
Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Government considers availability of basic amenities in remote and inaccessible areas
» Government planning on project to enhance fodder production
Srinagar: The Government of Jammu and Kashmir plans to establish a compressive project for fodder production and development of migratory routes for nomadic grazers.
» Jammu-Kashmir Government to spend Rs 1.76 cr under CAMPA in Budgam
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir’s Minister for Forests Mian Altaf Ahmed has said Rs.1.76 crore would be utilized under Compensatory Aforestation and Management Plan (CAMPA) in Zagoo and Chillbrass forest areas in Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam District.
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Varmul: The Jammu and Kashmir Government under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) has submitted to the Union Ministry of Rural Development,
Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Minister for Finance and Ladakh Affairs Abdul Rahim Rathar has issued directions to ensure that the Lakhanpur Toll Plaza be functional by August-end.
» Bandipora recorded 4000 tonnes fish production last fiscal
Bandipora: The Jammu and Kashmir Government’s consistent efforts to promote fish culture has begun bearing fruit,
Srinagar: With Jammu and Kashmir offering a favourable climate for the cultivation of medicinal and aromatic plants,
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Srinagar: The Government of Jammu and Kashmir is trying to create conditions for attracting external investment to the industrial sector.
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» Govt. to crackdown on adulterators for saffron growers’ welfare
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir's State Minister for Agriculture, Gh. Hassan Mir, has said that the administration will crackdown on persons involved in saffron adulteration.
» Govt. plans 100,000 jobs for local youth in private sector
Srinagar: As part of its endeabour to boost employment opportunities for the local youths in various fields in the State, the Jammu and Kashmir Government plans to offer 100,000 jobs in the private sector
» Govt. wants new ventures from outside valley be set up
Srinagar: The Government of Jammu and Kashmir is endeavouring to woo industrialists from outside the State to set up their ventures in the Kashmir Valley, a step that it claims will boost employment prospects for youth.
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Srinagar: The Government of Jammu and Kashmir intends to declare and brand saffron as a national product on the lines of the coconut and chestnut.
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Varmul: The Jammu and Kashmir Government intends to provide all assistance to valley farmers to enable them to boost various agriculture and allied sectors, by equipping them with the latest technical know-how.
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» Foolproof security along Vaishno Devi shrine route enthuses pilgrims, tourists
Pilgrims and tourists can now look forward to a safer and more secure visit to the famous Vaishno Devi shrine with the state government going ahead
» Pre-matric scholarship scheme benefits over 100,000 Pahari students
Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Government pre-matric scholarships scheme has benefited over 100, 000 Pahari-speaking students so far.
» State Govt. working to boost horticulture diversification
Udhampur: The Jammu and Kashmir Government’s Department of Horticulture has brought 675.69 hectares land under fruit plantation in a bid to boost diversification in horticulture.
» J-K Bank hopes to net 100,000 crore business in 2012
Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Bank has set itself a target of achieving a Rs.100, 000 crore business in 2012 and hopes to generate a profit of Rs.1000 crore.
» Gulmarg golf course to have world-class facilities
Gulmarg: The Department of Sports and the Department of Tourism of the Jammu and Kashmir Government has plans to project the state as an ideal golf destination.
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Pakherpora: To ensure equal and all-round development across the state, the Government of Jammu and Kashmir is offering better infrastructural facilities to the three different regions of the state i.e. Jammu, Kashmir Valley and Ladakh.
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» Degree college set to give a boost to education in Khour
Jammu: Determined to give people of the state access to school and higher education, the Jammu and Kashmir Government has announced plans for establishing a degree college in the town of Khour in Jammu District.
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» U.S. electrical firm Havells opens its first showroom in Jammu
Jammu: A number of foreign companies are taking interest in tapping the market potential of Jammu and Kahsmir.
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» NAIP revolutionising agricultural activity in Kashmir Valley
Srinagar: Top scientists believe that the Central Government-sponsored National Agricultural Innovation Project (NAIP) has revolutionized agriculture and livestock activity in the Kashmir Valley.
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» Packaging major UFlex to invest Rs.125 crore in new Jammu facility
New Delhi: Flexible packaging major Uflex plans to invest Rs 125 crore in a new facility in Jammu. It is expected to come up by April 2011.
» European firm to construct Vaishno Devi Bhawan to Bhairon Ghati ropeway by 2012
Jammu: Pilgrims visiting the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu’s Trikuta Hills may soon find it enjoyable to cover
» MGNREGS awareness camp held at Varmul
Varmul (Jammu and Kashmir) : Keen to ensure employment to youngsters, the Jammu and Kashmir Government is implementing
Srinagar: To ensure that both pilgrims and tourists have a relaxed and pleasant stay in the Kashmir Valley and in other parts of the state,
» Tunnel to connect Loran with Tanmarg
Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Government is making efforts to bring the Loran area onto the tourist map.
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Srinagar: Botanical experts and the floriculture department in Jammu and Kashmir have undertaken the plantation of a rare Chinese tree in Srinagar to save it from extinction.
Srinagar: Tourists from across the country are in for a bonanza as far as viewing scenic Kashmir Valley, for the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd. (IRCTC),
Srinagar: With the backing and support of the Jammu and Kashmir Government Aegis, a business process outsourcing (BPO) company under the Essar Group umbrella,
Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir's Minister for Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation, Raman Bhalla, has said the government
» Hot summer boosts sales of eco-friendly earthen pots in Jammu
The demand for eco-friendly earthen pots has picked up in Jammu with the onset of summer, thereby reviving an age old tradition of the state.
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» Srinagar's historic Gupkar Road gets a facelift
Srinagar: The charm of enjoying a good time in the Kashmir Valley will be further enhanced when tourists gain access to Srinagar's historic Gupkar Road,
» J-K Govt. to hold road shows to draw tourists from South East Asia
Srinagar: As part of its endeavour to promote tourism, the Jammu and Kashmir Government’s Department of Tourism plans
» Government to approach ADB for more funds for flyover construction
Jammu: The State Government has said that it will approach the Asian Development Bank (ADB) again with a request for financial support and funds to complete construction of three flyovers
New Delhi: As part of the State Government’s endeavour to ensure development, 741 villages have been electrified and work on the Khanabal-Pahalgam Road
Keen to generate maximum employment opportunities for people in the state, particularly in the private sector,
Srinagar: Farmers and local residents in Jammu and Kashmir are taking to mushroom farming in the hope of enhancing their incomes,
Srinagar: Uninterrupted power supply along the nearly 25-kilometer-long route leading to the holy Amarnath Shrine could soon become a reality,
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» State Government determined to achieve cent percent power sector metering
Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has expressed its determination to achieve cent percent metering across the state to reduce its power sector deficit of nearly Rs.1600 crore between purchase and revenue generation.
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» Now, border tourism takes center-stage in Jammu
Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Government is leaving no stone unturned to support the tourism sector and draw the maximum number of tourists to the region.
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» Kashmir’s Kani shawls get Geographical Indication status
Srinagar: World famous Kani shawls of Kashmir have acquired Geographical Indication (GI) status, which would provide them a legal protection and prevent from being sold at other places under the same name.
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Srinagar: Aiming to bridge the technology gap, the Jammu and Kashmir Bank has introduced a web-based Electronic no-objection certificate scheme that makes the sanctioning of loans hassle-free.
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Srinagar: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has given permission to the Jammu and Kashmir Bank to open and utilize common service centres (CSCs), also to be known as Khidmat Centres, to spread its business.
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Jammu: Pilgrim tourism is set to take centre stage in Jammu and Kashmir, as State Government is committed to provide equal development opportunities to Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh.
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Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has decided to provide scholarships to over 110,000 students of the State in the current academic year.
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Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Government is trying to ensure the best health services for its residents.
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Srinagar: A slew of initiatives undertaken by the Department of Tourism in Jammu and Kashmir ahead of the tourist season, appears to be paying rich dividends for the sector in the KashmirValley.
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» Jammu and Kashmir-Himachal Pradesh inter-state road link can boost tourism
Kishtwar (Jammu and Kasmir): Jammu and Kashmir’s Roads and Buildings Minister G. M. Saroori is optimistic that Kishtwar District,
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Srinagar: As part of an initiative to restore Jammu and Kashmir’s heritage, the State Government has renovated a historical Weir.
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»Ancient Mughal Road to reopen in June
Srinagar: The ancient Mughal Road that connects the Kashmir Valley to the twin border districts of Rajouri and Poonch in the Jammu division will reopen to regular traffic from June.
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Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Governor N. N. Vohra has laid stress on the need for exploiting the State's rich flora,
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»J-K Govt. to rope in external third party monitoring mechanism to monitor projects
Srinagar: Highlighting the importance of proper monitoring to ensure physical targets as per financial allocations,
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»Jammu and Kashmir Government spends Rs 1320 million to provide employment
Jammu : In an attempt to ensure effective implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) ,
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» Tulip growers in Kashmir hope for rich dividends
Srinagar: The tulip growers in Kashmir are enthusiastic since an ace floriculturist from Holland has educated them about innovative ,
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Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Department has undertaken restoration and renovation of historical spot that was earlier known as ,
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Srinagar: Archaeologists are restoring medieval Mughal buildings in Jammu and Kashmir, in a bid to boost tourism in the state. The buildings lie inside
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» J-K Govt. sanctions Rs 144.11 crores for power development scheme
Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has sanctioned Rs. 144.11 crores for a major power development and reform programme covering 30 towns of the state, including
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Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Government is encouraging farmers to adopt modern techniques to improve saffron production. The state has conducive
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» Kashmir farmers use modern saffron cultivation techniques
Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Government is encouraging farmers to adopt modern techniques to improve saffron production. The state has conducive
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» J and K Government to release funds for developmental works in April
Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has taken a major decision to release funds for developmental works in April.The decision is being considered
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» Afforestation takes centre-stage in Kashmir again
Rajouri: Afforestation is taking centre-stage in Jammu and Kashmir again, with the Department Related Committee (DRC) of the state’s Legislative Council taking stock of afforestation,
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» J-K Govt. approves construction of tunnel to connect Kishtwar and Anantnag
Srinagar: In yet another land mark people-friendly measure, the Jammu and Kashmir Government has decided to construct a 4.50 kilometres long Vailoo Tunnel near Chatroo,
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» J and K Bank launches drive to provide quality currency notes
Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Bank has launched a drive to provide quality currency notes to the general public. Code-named Operation Clean –Up,.
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» Central excise package extension to boost industries in Kashmir
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir industrialists have hailed a Union Government decision to extend a Central Excise package/refund on value addition for another ten years in the state.,
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» Gulmarg snowfall delights youth with good income prospects
Gulmarg: Frequent snowfall in Gulmarg and in nearby areas is proving to be a blessing in disguise for locals here.The renting out of iron chains to vehicle owners,
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» Chairlift from Kongdori to Marry Shoulder soon: J and K Government
Srinagar: In an effort to help aspirants of Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and civil services in Jammu and Kashmir,
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» Jammu Kashmir Govt. to help IIM, IIT, civil services aspirants
Srinagar: In an effort to help aspirants of Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and civil services in Jammu and Kashmir,
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» Education in Kashmir getting fillip through building of 20 new colleges

Jammu: The Omar Abdullah-led Government in Jammu and Kashmir is developing quality infrastructure in the education sectors to ,

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» Medical tourism picking up in Kashmir

Srinagar: Strenuous efforts undertaken by the Jammu and Kashmir Government has given fillip to medical tourism,

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» J and K registers 41 percent plan expenditure in 3 quarters

Jammu: The National Front- Congress coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir has emerged as one of the better performing administrations in the country,

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» J-K Govt.to allow mountaineers access to 101 peaks in Ladakh region
Leh (Ladakh): Tourists, especially the trekkers, visiting the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir should be delighted to learn that 101 peaks in restricted ,
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» J&K government formulates action plan to conserve medicinal plants
Jammu: Medicinal plants have been in use since time immemorial. Even today plant products find extensive use in household remedies,
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» Kashmiri NRIs to help in development of the Valley
Srinagar: A large number of Kashmiri NRIs have shown keen interest in Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s appeal
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» Kashmir’s hotel industry upbeat as valley hails snowfall
Srinagar: Hoteliers in Kashmir are buoyant about large number of bookings and tourists’ arrival in the Valley, made possible
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»2.3 million passengers travel in Kashmir Railway in 15 months
Srinagar: Rail in Kashmir valley is fast emerging as the best choice for commuters as a means of transportation as more than
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» Rs. 70 crore NIFT to be set up in Ompora in Jammu-Kashmir
Srinagar: Srinagar is likely to have a unit of the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), which today
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» Pahalgam emerges as major tourist hub of Kashmir Valley
Famous tourist spot Pahalgam has emerged as a major hub for this winter season. It has become a major draw for tourists
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Anantnag : In an attempt to empower women living in rural areas, the Jammu and Kashmir Government has introduced
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Srinagar: The Government of Jammu and Kashmir seems keen to ensure that youngsters in the valley enjoy life to the fullest, while educating
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Srinagar:  In a major move to boost tourism in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, the Union Government has relaxed the Protected
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Jammu: Giving a major boost to tourism in the Ladakh region, the Union Home Ministry has relaxed the Protected Area Permit
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Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir State Handloom Development Corporation (JKSHDC) has begun a month-long sale of its special

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Srinagar: The decision of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to increase the timing of the sale and purchase

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Srinagar: The Government of Jammu and Kashmir has reiterated its commitment to provide more jobs

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Jammu: The Jammu region of the state of Jammu and Kashmir may soon be referred to as the "Flyover City"

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Jammu: In a key development-related initiative, the Jammu and Kashmir Government has issued instructions

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» Jammu and Kashmir livestock traders to earn Rs 80 cr this Eid
Srinagar: With Eid-ul-Zuha falling on Saturday, the live-stock traders in Jammu and Kashmir are estimated to earn over Rs 80 crore ahead of it.
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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has said his government would leave no
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Srinagar: Keen to improve the self-employment scenario for youth in the Kashmir Valley, the
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Srinagar: Kashmir produces not only high-end varieties of some fruits like apples, peaches,
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Srinagar: Leading furniture manufacturer Usha Lexus has opened its first dealer- cum

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Srinagar: The Government of Jammu and Kashmir believes the naturally scenic state holds a huge
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Srinagar: With saffron in great demand abroad and attracting a high price in the international
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Ganderbal: To improve the educational facilities in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ganderbal district
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» Mobile companies looking to reap profits on pre-paid ban
Srinagar: Mobile companies in Jammu and Kashmir are set to rake in amassive windfall due to the
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Srinagar: Public sector telecom giant Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has announced
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Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Government believes facilitating trade across the Line of
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Srinagar: The SK University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir (SKUAST)
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Srinagar: With the Central Government feeling compelled to impose a ban on
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Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir’s Department of Tourism has come out
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