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Entire nation’s eyes on us: Tata Sons chairman to Air India employees

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NEW DELHI: The entire nation’s eyes are on the Tata Group and Air India waiting to see what they will achieve together, Tata Sons Chairman Natarajan Chandrasekaran told the carrier’s employees in his first communique after taking over the airline on Thursday. He expressed confidence that the golden age of Air India lies ahead. The Union government officially handed over Air India to the Tata Group on Thursday after nearly 69 years. Following a competitive bidding process, the government had on October 8 last year sold Air India to Talace Private Limited, a subsidiary of the Tata Group’s holding company, for Rs 18,000 crore. In the communique sent to Air India’s employees, Chandrasekaran said, “I have learned that to preserve what is best about the past, requires constant change. It is by e...

PNB Q3 net profit more than doubles to Rs 1,127 cr

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NEW DELHI: Punjab National Bank (PNB) on Thursday reported a two-fold jump in standalone net profit at Rs 1,126.78 crore for the third quarter ended December. The state-owned bank had earned a net profit of Rs 506.03 crore in the year-ago period. However, total income during October-December 2021 declined to Rs 22,026.02 crore as against Rs 23,298.53 crore in the year-ago period, PNB said in a regulatory filing. KR Desk

Horticulture Department celebrates 73rd Republic Day

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SRINAGAR: The 73rd Republic Day celebrations were today held at Directorate of Horticulture, Rajbagh, Srinagar where the National Flag was unfurled by the Director General (DG) Horticulture, Kashmir, Ajaz Ahmad Bhat. The celebration was based on the theme “Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav” to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of progressive India and the glorious history of its people, culture, and achievements. Addressing the gathering, the DG highlighted the achievements of the Department and underscored the steps department has taken for the upliftment of the farming Community in the UT of Jammu and Kashmir. He called upon all the members of Department to take pledge to make coordinated and selfless efforts for bringing awareness regarding various departmental schemes, latest technological adva...

Horticulture exchange platform Praman Ai boosting online auctions to help Valley growers

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Srinagar: Praman Ai – world’s largest horticulture exchange, has been creating widespread excitement at the mandis of Shopian, Kulgam, Pulwama and Sopore. Living up to its promise, Praman has been demonstrating and putting to use its proprietary AI quality assaying technology to connect buyers from across the country with the apple growers and cold storages of Kashmir. By opening the mandis to digital quality assessment of the produce linked with online auctions for trade discovery, PramanAi has ensured that the apple trade flourishes in the valley through objectivity, consistency and speed in the entire post-harvest supply chain. Speaking on this, Praman’s CEO, . Saurabh S said that the the efforts of Praman have yielded positive results for the entire “Apple ecosystem in Kashmir and has ...

SKUAST-Kashmir holds R-Day celebrations at main campus Shalimar

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SRINAGAR: The 73rd Republic day of India was celebrated at SKUAST Kashmir’s Shalimar Campus with great enthusiasm. The Dr. M.N. Khan Director Education, Dr. Shabir A Wani Dean Horticulture Dr. Masarat Khan Dean Faculty of Fisheries, Dr. Haroon Naik Director Planning, Mr. Bashir Ahmad Haji Comptroller and Dr. Rohitwash Kumar Associate Dean College of Agri. Engineering among other staff members and non-teaching were present during the celebrations. Director Education unfurled the National Flagwhich was followed by playing of the National Anthem. Faculty members, heads of various divisions and non-teaching staff were present on the occasion.Dr. Khanwished all the staff members and said that this day is to celebrate and honour our nation and our sovereignty. This is a day to remember with grat...

Function also held at Wadura

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SRINAGAR: The 73rd Republic day of India was celebrated with great enthusiasm and patriotism at the Faculty of Agriculture, Wadura, SKUAST-K. The Dean, Faculty of Agriculture unfurled the National Flag followed by playing of the National Anthem. Faculty members, heads of various divisions and non-teaching staff were present on the occasion.Dean conveyed her republic day wishes to all the staff members and in her speech advised the scientists to prioritise their research programmes based on the needs, interests and constraints of the farmers and urge to work hard for the development of innovations in the farm sector of the nation to meet the challenges of globalisation. Dean also applauded the efforts and resilience of scientists of faculty, non-teaching staff, labourers and all those who a...

Agriculture Deptment continues its drive against unregistered insecticides

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Stops sale of 28,260 liters of TSO/ HMO SRINAGAR: Continuing its drive against the distribution and sale of unregistered insecticides, the Enforcement Wing of Agriculture Department Kashmir today prevented the sale of 28,260 liters of unregistered Tree Spray Oil (TSO)/ Horticulture Mineral Oil (HMO) under various sections of insecticides act 1968. The sale was prevented during an inspection of dealers of insecticides in various districts of Kashmir Division. In this regard Director Agriculture Kashmir (Controller Insecticides), Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal impressed upon the Enforcement Officers that all the provisions of insecticides act 1968 must be followed in letter and spirit. He said that the valley wide campaign against unregistered insecticides will continue in coming days and marked t...

SKUAST-K bags 4 positions at regional competition among Agri Universities

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Srinagar: An inter Agriculture University Competition was held on Birth Anniversary of Neta Ji Subhash Chandra Bose at the Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology Udaipur (Rajasthan) with four students from SK University of Agriculture Sciences securing top positions. The Theme of the competition was “Paryavaran Chetna- Environment and Sustainability.” The main objectives were, hearing the voice of the Youth on National Environment Concerns, encouraging the youth to engage with Environmental issues and understanding the common man’s point. SKUAST-K had a selection process within its Faculties and Colleges, in which ten participants were selected among the students of SKUAST-K on 20th January, 2022. An Inter Agriculture University Speech competition was held on the 23rd of ...

Gold rises Rs 86; silver tanks Rs 522

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New Delhi: Gold prices rose by Rs 86 to Rs 48,555 per 10 gram in the national capital on Tuesday on local demand and rupee depreciation, according to HDFC Securities. In the previous trade, the precious metal settled at Rs 48,469 per 10 gram. Silver declined by Rs 522 to Rs 63,907 per kg from Rs 64,429 per kg in the previous trade. The rupee declined by 16 paise to 74.67 against the US dollar on Tuesday. In the international market, gold was trading lower at USD 1,841 per ounce and silver was flat at USD 23.78 per ounce. “Gold prices traded weak with spot gold prices at COMEX trading marginally down at USD 1,841 per ounce on Tuesday,” Tapan Patel, Senior Analyst (Commodities), HDFC securities said. —PTI Press Trust of Indiakashmirreader.com

SKUAST-K holds webinar on innovation mining

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Srinagar: Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir held a one day workshop on ‘Innovation Minning’ for the BSc Fisheries students on Tuesday. The programme was organised by the university’s Faculty of Fisheries under the World Bank-ICAR funded National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP) for the institutional development of SKUAST-K. The programme was organised to acquaint the fisheries students with various concepts of innovation, startups and entrepreneurship. Startup coach and Managing Partner of REIN Labs – Mumbai-based innovation, incubation and research organisation – Saurabh Sinha was the main expert of the webinar. He briefed the audience on ‘why Entrepreneurship and why to take it as a career option’. He gave a detailed overview of the...