Govt Plans To Make Electric Meters Prepaid

NEW DELHI — The government plans to make all electricity meters smart prepaid in three years in a bid to cut transmission and distribution losses, an official statement said. “Move towards smart meters is a pro-poor step as consumers need not pay the whole month’s bill in one go, they can pay as per their requirements,” […]

KU, IUST Announce Winter Vacations  

SRINAGAR — The authorities at Kashmir University and the Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) have announced winter vacation for the students from January 01. The winter vacation in Kashmir University (KU) will be observed from January 01 to February 28. “The class work of all the teaching departments of main and satellite campuses shall […]

New Stamp Duty In Kashmir From Next Year  

SRINAGAR — The notification of new stamp duty rates for the calendar year 2019 for Kashmir division including Leh and Kargil will be notified and implemented from January 1 next year under the existing provisions. In this regard, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan chaired a meeting to review the finalization of the new rates, here […]

Man Eater Leopard Killed In In Reasi

JAMMU — A leopard, believed to be a man-eater after it killed two boys recently, was shot dead in a village in Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district, officials said on Monday.  The fully-grown leopard had killed eight-year-old Rehmat Ali and Wasim Akram (3) in the district’s Mahore belt on December 8 and 17, respectively. The […]

ITBP Personnel Killed, 24 Injured As Bus Falls Into Gorge In Ramban

BANIHAL — An Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel was killed and 34 others were injured Monday when a bus carrying them skidded off the road and fell into a gorge along the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, police said.  Five of the injured ITBP personnel are in a critical condition, a police officer said. The vehicle was […]

SKUAST (K) To Develop Herbal Gardens In Districts  

 SRINAGAR — Vice Chancellor, Sheri- Kashmir University of Agricultural Science and Technology (SKUAST) Professor Nazeer Ahmed today said that environmental education is a dividend to save the natural heritage of Kashmir. The V-C expressed these views in a two-day workshop on “Lead­ership Development”, organized by Directorate of School Educa­tion in collaboration with WWF-India at EDI Pampore. […]

IGP Stresses On Transparent Policing

SRINAGAR — Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir, Swayam Prakash Pani, Monday asked the policemen to ensure “ transpar­ent policing.” He issued these directions during his visit to Gan­derbal “where he held interaction with the officials and the jawans at police station Ganderbal.” DIG Central Kashmir, V.K Birdi and SSP Ganderbal, Khalil Poswal besides other officers […]

Amendment To PSA Law on HC Radar

SRINAGAR — The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Monday ordered authorities to ensure information regarding shifting of detainees to outside jails is provided to their family members  even as government sough short adjournment of two weeks in order to enable it file counter affidavit to a PIL in which challenge has been made to […]

Dal Matters: Govt Has Not Moved A Single Step Despite Court Directions

SRINAGAR —Despite peremptory directions, the authorities have not moved a single step, the High Court has said and directed officials to strictly comply with the recommendations of the expert committee regarding stoppage of certain detrimental activity in and around the Dal Lake, the flagship of Kashmir’s tourism. In case of non-compliance, a division bench of […]

GST Standard Rate To Be Fixed Between 12-18 Pc As Revenues Increase:Jaitley

NEW DELHI — Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Monday hinted at further rationalisation of GST by merging the 12 and 18 per cent slabs, while criticising Congress for oppressing the country with a high indirect tax rate of 31 per cent. With an increase in revenue, India will eventually have a standard goods and services tax […]

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