Budget 2017-18: What’s cheaper, what’s dearer

New Delhi: Though Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his budget speech for 2017-18 on Wednesday said his proposals on excise and customs duties will not result in any significant loss or gain to the exchequer, the fine print suggests a host of items can become either cheaper or dearer.   Items like LED lamps, solar panels, […]

19 teachers suspended in Anantnag

Anantnag :- Chief Education Officer (CEO) Anantnag Tuesday suspended 19 teachers for remaining absent from the ongoing 3 days Teacher Training workshop under E learning in the district.  According to official sources, the training workshop is innovative and will help teachers to build their capacity to cater to the emerging needs of the children studying […]

Kashmir and Palestine suffering at hands of ‘occupying forces’:Pak

Islamabad: Pakistan president Mamnoon Hussain on Wednesday said that the people of Palestine and Kashmir are suffering at the hands of “occupying forces.”  The Pak president made the reports during his meet at Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad with his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas, Radio Pakistan reported.   Both the leaders have stressed the need for early […]

When politicians steal the show

Social networking sites and media channels are still abuzz with the slogan: “We are with her”. Yes, I am talking about Zaira Wasim, who by her achievement made her parents and entire Kashmir very proud. However it remains a mystery that who in Kashmir was against her? Although many have expressed their anger about her […]

Highlights of Union Budget 2017

New Delhi: Finance minister Arun Jaitley presented the Union Budget 2017-18 in the Lok Sabha today. Here are the highlights of the Union Budget: 1. India stands out as a bright spot amid world economic gloom . 2. Our focus will be on energising youth to reap benefits of growth and employment. 3. IMF estimates world GDP will grow […]

JK Assembly adjourned sine die

Jammu: As pandemonium continued due to uproarious scenes from the opposition members the Speaker Kavinder Gupta surprisingly and unexpectedly adjourned assembly sine die.  According to sources, the Speaker after half an hour adjournment tried his best to start the proceedings but slogans shouting opposition MLAs did not allow the proceedings to continue. Speaker finally adjourned […]

Jaitley presents Budget amid protests by Congress

New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday started his budget speech amid protests from Congress members who were demanding adjournment of the proceedings for the day due to the death of sitting member E. Ahamed. As soon as the House met for the day, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan led the house in paying tributes to […]

Article 370: Opposition create ruckus,House adjourned for 30 minutes

Jammu: Amid uproarious scenes and Hula Bula the Speaker Assembly Kavinder Gupta here on Wednesday adjourned the house much before the question hour could be started as soon as the assembly was about to start proceedings the leader of the opposition and National Conference working president Omar Abdullah stood up and sought clarifications from the […]

Arun Jaitley to  present Budget 2017-18 today

New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will be presenting his fourth Budget, the  first after demonetisation, in Parliament at 1100 today, in a break from the  past when the year annual financial  statement of expenditures and revenues was  tabled always towards the end of February. Coming after the  hard decision of invalidation of high value […]