Rare Memorial Stone Discovered At Bandipora

SRINAGAR: A rare memorial stone slab was discovered in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Thursday, said Director Archives, Archeology and Museums. The discovery was made during an excavation at Kunan Bandipora undertaken there to remove the debris from a playing ground. This archaeological find was first taken over by the local police station and later […]

‘Drabu’s Budget Financial Avatar Of Nagpuri Agenda’

Srinagar: Terming the budget presented by Finance Minister, Dr Haseeb A Drabu as “Nagpuri script to meet RSS agenda”, the Kashmir Traders and Manufactures Federation (KTMF) President  Haji, Mohammad  Yasin Khan on Thursday said the budget would deprive traders of their livelihood and equally suck blood of people in the state of Jammu and Kashmir […]

‘Mess’ of 60 years can’t be undone in a year:Drabu

Winding up the discussion on general budget, finance minister Dr Haseeb A Drabu insisted that his budget is aimed at the “reforming” the system that has been violated and decimated in sixty years. He said though he has initiated the process, the “mess” of sixty years cannot be undone in one year.“You have traditionally heard […]

State gets highest ever TSP allocation

New Delhi: The Government of India has announced a major hike in the fund allocation to Jammu and Kashmir under the Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP).The almost five-fold increase in allocation under TSP to J&K has been made by the Government of India on the intervention of the Chief Minister, Ms Mehbooba Mufti, who also holds the […]

Taxes proposed on 3 items rolled back

Jammu and Kashmir Finance Minister, Dr Haseeb A Drabu, Thursday announced rolling back of three taxes he proposed in his Budget which was presented on May 30, 2016.In the budget, the Drabu presented on May 30, he had proposed hike of tax on mobile phones, hosiery and readymade garments and Aviation Fuel required for pilgrim […]

No Scrutiny Of Service Record To Select Director SKIMS

Srinagar, June 2:  Irrespective of the service record, which includes cases of misconduct or corruption registered against some of them, the state government has decided to interview all the applicants who have applied for the post of Director, Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura here.The government decision to interview all the candidates for the […]

Lawmakers demand 3 times salary hike

SRINAGAR: Keeping aside their political differences, lawmakers of all hues Thursday got together in Jammu and Kashmir Assembly and Legislative Council to demand hike in their salaries by three times to touch Rs 2.5 lakh per month.They also demanded more than three-time increase in the constituency development fund to Rs five crore from the current […]

NHPC Doesn’t Want Uri, Dulhasti To Go To State

SRINAGAR: State-run NHPC is hopeful of keeping two of its projects in Jammu and Kashmir with itself even as the state government is in talks with the Centre to take over the power plants at Dulhasti and Uri.J&K finance minister Haseeb Drabu last month said the state wanted to take over the two power projects […]

Pak needlessly internationalising Kashmir: India

SRINAGAR: India on Thursday lambasted Pakistan for “needlessly internationalising” the Kashmir issue, asserting it was not the main cause of tension between the two countries and that externally sponsored terrorism was the central issue.External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup also said Pakistan needs to end its illegal occupation of parts of Jammu and Kashmir and […]