Jaitley thanks J&K govt for ‘outstanding arrangements’

Srinagar: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday thanked the Jammu and Kashmir government for “the outstanding arrangements” made for the Goods and Services Tax (GST) council meet that began in Srinagar. The 14th GST Council meet chaired by Jaitley began on Thursday morning. Finance Ministers, Finance Secretaries and taxation officials of various states and union territories participated in the meeting where tax slabs for services and commodities would be determined […]

GST Rates Fixed for 1,211 Items

Srinagar: Foodgrains, cereals and milk will cost less from July 1 when the Goods and Services Tax (GST) is rolled out as the GST Council today decided to exempt these daily-use commodities from the levy. Common use products like hair oil, soaps and toothpaste will be charged with a single national sales tax or GST of […]

Pellet Furry in Kulgam, 4 Girl Students Among 12 Injured

Kulgam: Over a dozen students, including four girls and a video journalist were wounded during clashes in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Thursday. Two girl students fainted while a student with serious pellet injuries was referred to Srinagar for treatment. Students of Degree College Kulgam alleged that police action was uncalled for as they were […]

ICJ Stays Jadhav’s Hanging Till Final Ruling

Hague:The international court of justice has ordered Pakistan to temporarily stay the execution of an Indian national convicted of spying. The UN court ruled that a death sentence against Kulbhushan Jadhav, a former naval officer, should not be carried out until it could formally examine an appeal lodged by the Indian government. Pakistan announced in April that […]

ICJ Verdict Binding on Pakistan: India

New Delhi: India on Thursday asserted that the ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), staying the execution of former Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, is binding on Pakistan and termed the verdict as “unanimous” and “unambiguous”. Hours after the ICJ in The Hague pronounced its provisional order in the case, the External Affairs […]

Pakistan Challenges ICJ Jurisdiction

Islamabad: Pakistan does not accept the International Court of Justice’s jurisdiction in matters related to national security, its Foreign Office said on Thursday after the UN court stayed the execution of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav. Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria also hit out at India, saying the country has been “trying to hide its real […]

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