Jewellers continue strike for 15th day, leave to participate in rally at Delhi today

Jewellers continue strike for 15th day, leave to participate in rally at Delhi today

March  17:The strike by the goldsmiths entered 15th day today, with gold and jewellery establishments remaining closed across Jammu and Kashmir. However, hundreds of goldsmiths from across the Jammu and Kashmir left for the national capital to participate in the rally against the Budget proposal to impose 1 per cent excise duty on non-silver jewellery.

Governor Sets the 15th April Deadline for High Level Committee on Casual/ Seasonal Workers

March 17: On the directions of Governor N.N Vohra, the State Government has constituted a High Level Committee to look into the financial, legal, administrative and other problems which may relate to the regularization of casual workers. The Committee will work out an appropriate policy in this regard.  The Committee, headed by the Chief Secretary, comprises

Governor visits Super Speciality Hospital, Kakryal

March 17: Governor N.N. Vohra, who is Chairman of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, visited the Rs 300 crore 230 bedded Super Speciality Hospital which has been established by the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board at Kakryal. The Governor held on-spot discussions with Mr. H. L. Maini, Member and Technical Advisor, SMVDSB; Mr.

BSNL to launch wi-fi facility at Vaishno Devi tomorrow

March 16: State-run BSNL will launch wi-fi facility at Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine tomorrow, its 1,000th hotspot in the country. Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will launch the facility from Delhi. BSNL had planned to set up 2,500 wi-fi hotspots in 250 locations at a cost of Rs 500 crore in the current fiscal. A couple

BCCI transferred Rs 112.33 cr to JKCA: CBI

March 16:  In a startling revelation, the Central Bureau of Investi-gation (CBI) has revealed that Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has transferred Rs 112.33 Crore to Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKAC) during 2002 to 2012. The information was given in an application filed by the CBI through CBI Inspector Balbir Singh,

NFSA: SAC orders increase in ration scales from April 1

March 15: In a significant decision by the Governor-led administration, the State Administrative Council  ordered increase in ration scale from five kgs to seven kgs per soul in the Below Poverty Line (BPL) and Priority Sector House Holds (PHSS) category under the National Food Security Act. “This intervention is unique as the state will have to

4-laning of Highway: GoI sets 2019 deadline for Ramban-Banihal section

March 15: Government of India has set 2019 as deadline for completing the four-laning of 36 km Ramban-Banihal section being developed as part of the Jammu-Srinagar Highway widening project. “The work on the stretch was started in December last year and it will be completed by the year 2019,” Union Minister of Roads, Transport and Highways,