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 […]

Agriculture Minister to visit JK from July 3

Srinagar—Principal Secretary of Agriculture Production Department, Sundeep Kumar Nayak, Fridayday convened a meeting to review logistical arrangements for the two-day visit of Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmer Welfare (FW), Radha Mohan Singh, along with a Parliamentary Delegation from July 3, 2017. Additional Director General of Police (Security), Directors of Agriculture, Sericulture, Command Area Development, […]

DDC Kupwara reviews functioning of Banks in DLRC meeting

Kupwara—The District Development Commissioner Kupwara, Khalid Jahangir, today convened a joint meeting of Bankers and Sponsoring agencies to review the progress achieved under the targeted schemes launched by the banks in collaboration with the line departments for its implementation. The meeting was conducted by the Lead District Manager to review the key developmental schemes during […]

CM for Monitoring Mechanism for Dev Projects

Srinagar—Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today underscored the need for putting in place a project monitoring apparatus to evaluate the completion pace, funding and quality assurance of ongoing developmental projects in the State. The Chief Minister made these remarks while chairing a meeting to review some key infrastructural projects in the State. Mehbooba Mufti said the […]

J&K footballers train with Mohammedan Sporting Club

Srinagar—All four J&K players who were signed by Mohammedan Sporting Club –one of the India’s premier footballs club in domestic circuit- had their maiden training session with their new club on Friday. Four young footballers-all from Srinagar based Lone Star Kashmir Football Club-were signed by Kolkata soccer giants Mohammedan Sporting Club had made headlines as […]