Salahuddin Defies ‘Crazy Trump,’ Terrorist Designation

Muzaffarabad— A top Kashmiri militant commander on Saturday denounced his designation as a terrorist by the United States, vowing to continue his armed fight against Indian rule in the Indian administered part of Kashmir. Syed Salahuddin called the decision by U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration “idiotic”, saying it was a gift to Indian Prime Minister […]

Policy on Kashmir Remains Unchanged: US

Lahore—The State Department has said that the U.S. policy on Kashmir remains unaffected despite designating Hizbul Mujahideen leader Syed Salahuddin as a ‘global terrorist’. Designation of Hizbul Mujahideen leader Syed Salahuddin as a global terrorist does not reflect a change in the US policy on Kashmir, “Our policy on Kashmir has not changed ” said […]

Top Lashkar Commander, Aide Killed

Anantnag—Two civilians and two militants, one of whom a top Lashkar-e-Taiba commander, were killed on Saturday when armed forces and militants exchanged fire in a South Kashmir village of Dialgam in Anantnag district. Army assisted by para-military CRPF and Special Operation Group of Jammu and Kashmir Police cordoned off Brinti Dialgam early on Saturday morning. […]

Who forced Bashir to become militant again, asks MLA Rashid

Srinagar: Accusing the Government and its security agencies of celebrating the deaths of Kashmiris including civilians and the militants, AIP Supremo and MLA Er. Rashid has said that New Delhi is more interested in killing and controlling Kashmiris by bullets rather showing any desire for a peaceful settlement to Kashmir dispute. Reacting to Dialgam encounter Er. […]

TV Anchor’s Jibe Led to India’s Surgical Strike on Pakistan

Panaji: Former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Friday an “insulting” question by a television anchor to Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore after the 2015 anti-insurgency operation along the Myanmar border prompted him to plan last year’s ‘surgical strike’ in Pakistani controlled Kashmir. Speaking before a gathering of industrialists in Panaji on Friday, the Goa chief minister said, […]

80%  items in GST within 18% rate;to benefit honest people

New Delhi—The landmark Goods and Services Tax will not alter the prices of essentials and daily use items like salt and soaps as they have either been exempt or tax on them has been kept at the current level. Unbranded food staples including vegetables, milk, eggs and flour will be exempt from GST along with […]

Market in wait and watch, Sensex slips 154 pts ahead of GST

New Delhi—The Sensex fell over 154 points and the Nifty went below 9,500 in the beginning on Friday as the July derivative series took off on a negative note amid anxiety ahead of GST rollout. Capital outflow by foreign funds and weak global shares only added to concerns. Investors kept their fingers crossed ahead of […]

How will GST affect common man’s purse?

 New Delhi—As the country braces for a new indirect tax regime in the form of Goods and Services Tax (GST), slated for launch on 30 June midnight, consumers will get a mixed bag in terms of its impact on the cost of commodities and services. There is excitement in the market and the common man […]

Govt abolishes large taxpayer units on GST rollout

New Delhi—The Finance Ministry has decided to abolish Large Taxpayer Units (LTU), set up in 2006 as single window clearance points, from July 1 as they will not be needed under the new GST regime. According to a CBEC circular, all the files regarding taxation lying with LTUs would be transferred to GST Commissionerates. The […]

Multi-pronged strategy to augment power generation in JK

Ramban—Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh today said the government has adopted a multi-pronged strategy to ensure more generation of power besides reducing the transmission and distribution losses. He said this would ensure uninterrupted power supply to the consumers. The Deputy Chief Minister was addressing officers while reviewing the progress of Hydropower Projects being executed by […]

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