j&k-bankAdding one more feather to its cap, the Jammu and Kashmir Bank has begged two awards at ‘IPE Asia Pacific HRM Congress Awards 2013’ in a gala function held at Vivanta Taj in Bangalore. The awards were given to Mushtaq Ahmad, Chairman & CEO J&K Bank under the individual category ‘CEO with HR orientation’ and Abdul Rauf Bhat, President HRD under the category ‘HR Leadership Awards’. Abdul Rauf Bhat was also awarded with a citation of ‘30 Most Talented HR leaders in PSUs’. The theme of the congress was ‘Sustainability & Growth in Challenging Times.’


Police, in presence of Army, this week made an interesting recovery while digging over a cache of ammunition dating back to the 1965 Indo-Pak war from village Trota, Jourian- Akhnoor along Line of Control. It was recent heavy rains and flash floods which resurfaced two boxes filled with ammunition including1, 300 rounds of ammunition which included 564 rounds of SLR and 813 rounds of carbine, besides a hand grenade. It was said that during 1965 Indo-Pak war, there was a bunker in the area which had collapsed and the ammunition got dumped. The entire ammunition found is unused yet.


syed-ali-geelaniSyed Ali Geelani, a separatist leader heading one of the separatist camps of Valley, Tehreek-i-Hurriyat since past 9 years is once more chosen to lead the party for next three years. It is his fourth consecutive term as a Chairman of the party. The octogenarian leader won by a margin of 524 votes. 590 voters casted their vote in his favour while only 66 voted against him. Syed was earlier associated with Jamaat-i-Islami, a religious and political organization operating in the state since decades.


ram_gopal_varmaWith Bollywood returning to comparatively economic picturesque Kashmir, Ram Gopal Verma is too has come to explore the scenic locales. Verma is here to shoot a romantic song for his next project Satya 2. The film is an underworld story told through a love story and the song shot in here will be used as a visual treat.  Satya 2 is a sequel to Satya, which was released in 1998. It features all newcomers. This is the first time that Verma has visited Kashmir to shoot for a project. Of late, Varma has helmed films with dark themes, but in the past, he was credited with films like Rangeela, Daud and Mast, which had a romantic tinge.


JK-footballWith cricket fever all over the Valley these days, state has decided to promote Valley’s most popular game- football. It  is all set to have its first residential football academy. The academy coming up in Baramulla town, 55 kms from Srinagar is expected to start within next two years. The academy spread over 70 kanals of land will be set by Jammu and Kashmir State Power Development Corporation (JKSPDC) under its corporate social responsibility plan at a cost of Rs 10 crore.


In a significant breakthrough in the field of dermatology in Kashmir Professor (Dr) Iffat Hassan has come up with her book on skin tumors, “Clinical Synopsis and Color Atlas of Skin Tumours”. Prof Shah presently heading the postgraduate Department of Dermatology, Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Leprosy Government Medical College, Srinagar, SMHS Hospital claims the book is first of its kind in the Valley.

For the first time in the history of the J&K Academy of Art, Culture & Languages organized an 8-day State Level Terracotta Sculpture Camp here in which 11 artists from Jammu, Kashmir and Delhi were participating.

Out of the total credit disbursement disbursed by banks in J&K during Q1 of current FY, J&K Bank has disbursed 67 % of the total credit disbursed by all banks.



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