J&K Administration Approves Rs 91 Cr For Revival Of Silk Industry

The project also aimed at giving employment to 7,000 new silkworm farmers and providing skill training to 15,000 farmers The administration of Jammu and Kashmir has approved a project worth Rs 91 crore for the revitalisation of the silk industry in the Union Territory through technological advancement. An official told a leading media house that the technological intervention will be efficiently implemented in each level of sill production. The official also claimed that technological intervention shall double the number of cocoons produced in J&K and will boost value addition.  The…

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Govt Approves Rs 1,682.11 Cr Additional Assistance To States For Natural Disasters

The states like Andhra Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry will get funds for floods and landslides that occurred during 2021 The High Level Committee (HLC) has approved additional central assistance of Rs 1,664.25 crore to five states under the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) and Rs 17.86 crore to one Union Territory (UT). The home ministry in a statement said that the five states and one UT were affected by floods and landslides during 2021. The states like Andhra Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu…

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Counselling for admission to medical courses to begin after getting list of NEET results – ET HealthWorld

Puducherry: Counselling for admission of candidates to medical courses in the Union Territory for 2021-2022 would begin as soon as the list of results of NEET (National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test) is received, the Directorate of Health and Family Welfare Services of Puducherry said on Saturday. The National Testing Agency had announced the NEET undergraduate 2021 results on its official website. Candidates who took the test can check the results. The release said the Department of Medical Education attached to the Ministry of Health, New Delhi, is yet to communicate to the…

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RSS, BJP Trying To Break J&K’s Composite Culture: Rahul Gandhi

The BJP and the RSS are trying to “break” the composite culture of Jammu and Kashmir, and “assault” the brotherhood that exists among people of the Union Territory, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said on Friday. He also attacked the central government over the farm laws and demonetisation issues. “The feeling of love, brotherhood and composite culture exists among you all. I feel sad that the RSS and the BJP are trying to break this composite culture,” Gandhi said while addressing Congress office-bearers and workers at a party function here on…

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Union Territory Govt Stake In J&K Bank Increases To 74.2%

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has permitted the Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) government to obtain more than Rs 16.76 crore shares in Jammu & Kashmir Bank on a preferential basis.  After this step, the equity stake of the J&K government will go up to 74.24 per cent in the bank. Meanwhile, this allotment follows a development when the J&K government decided to transfer an 8.23 per cent stake in the bank to the Union Territory of Ladakh.  Earlier, the bank’s board also gave a green signal to a fundraise…

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Can We Afford This Wave?

A second Covid 19 wave seems to be taking over lives that were slowly returning to some semblance of normalcy. Suddenly, with more than a lakh and half cases reported daily, this month, we find the hospitals and the doctors pushed to the wall a second time in a year, with almost all the beds occupied. Additionally, a large number are home quarantined. If we are now pushed to occupy those empty trains and empty factories converted as temporary Covid treatment centres again, it would be heart-breaking with the recovery…

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Foreign envoys of over 20 nations arrive in J-K

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], February 17 (ANI): A group of 24 diplomats from foreign missions, including the European Union, arrived in Srinagar on Wednesday. The envoys will visit Kashmir and Jammu regions in the Union Territory. The delegation is expected to interact with representatives of civil society and the government during the visit. Foreign diplomats from Chile, Brazil, Cuba, Bolivia, Estonia, Finland, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal, Belgium, Spain, Sweden, Italy, Bangladesh, Malawi, Eritrea, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Senegal, Malaysia, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and the European Union are on the visit.The latest…

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Rahul Gandhi to visit poll-bound Puducherry on Feb 17

New Delhi [India], February 15 (ANI): Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will visit the poll-bound Puducherry on February 17, said sources on Sunday.The former Congress president is likely to address public meetings while kick-starting the party’s campaign for the Union Territory, where Assembly polls are scheduled to be held in the next few months. Currently, Congress is heading the government in Puducherry under Chief Minister V Narayanasamy. Chief Election Commissioner of India (CEC) Sunil Arora has said that the election will be held at the same time in Tamil Nadu and…

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