World Will Take Note of Faesal’s Defiance: Chidambaram

NEW DELHI — Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram Thursday took a dig at the BJP-led central government over the resignation of IAS officer Shah Faesal, saying the world will take note of “his cry of anguish and defiance”. In a series of tweets, the former home and finance minister claimed whatever Faesal, the first Kashmiri IAS […]

2009 IAS Topper To Consult Youth Over ‘Choice Of Politics’

SRINAGAR — A day after quitting the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Shah Faesal, who topped the exam in 2009, Thursday said his next course of action will depend on what the people of Kashmir, especially the youth, want him to do. Faesal said he received both abuse and adulation over his decision to quit the […]

‘Kashmir Has A History,Need To Respect People,Their Sentiments’

NEW DELHI — Stating that Kashmir has history and there was need to respect people the Valley and their sentiments, IPS officer Basant Kumar Rath on Thursday said that the stone-pelters in Jammu and Kashmir are his people and he cannot disown them.  While addressing a gathering at India Today Mind Rocks, Basant Rath also said […]

Fresh Snowfall In Kashmir Valley, Mercury Drops  

SRINAGAR — Snow began falling on Thursday evening before gradually blanketing Kashmir Valley by night.   The traffic authorities asked people consult control room prior to starting journey on Srinagar-Jammu Highway in wake of the forecast for snowfall till January 12.    “Subject to fair weather/road condition, there would be one way traffic movement for both LMVs/HMVs […]

Govt Sanctions Prosecution of 2 Militants  

SRINAGAR —The Jammu and Kashmir government has accorded sanction to prosecute two Lashker-e-Tioba militants, one them absconding, in connection for attempt to kill security forces personnel in November 2017.      on 15 November 2017, Police Station Qazigund received a docket from Naka incharge Head Constable to the effect that he alongwith IRP personnel 18th […]

Relief To Small Businesses:GST Exemption Limit Doubled To Rs 40 Lakh

NEW DELHI — In a “massive relief” to small businesses, the GST Council Thursday doubled the limit for exemption from payment of goods and services tax (GST) to Rs 40 lakh and announced that the higher turnover cap of Rs 1.5 crore for availing composition scheme of paying 1 per cent tax will be effective […]

J&K Opts To Enhance Threshold Limit Under GST

NEW DELHI — J&K Governor’s Administration has decided to enhance threshold, composition limit under GST as proposed by the GST Council in its 32nd meeting held here on Thursday. The 32nd GST Council meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley. The State of Jammu and Kashmir was represented by Advisor to […]

Govt To Intensify Tourism Promotion Activities: Advisor Ganai

JAMMU — The government has decided to intensify tourism promotion activities by organizing series of promotional events across the country including one at Mumbai to invite film industry people for shooting movies at enchanting locations in Jammu and Kashmir. The decision was taken here at a meeting of tourism department chaired by Advisor to Governor Khurshid […]

‘Fear Rampaging Through Modi’s Mind’: Rahul On CBI Chief Removal

NEW DELHI — Congress president Rahul Gandhi said on Thursday that sacking of CBI chief Alok Verma twice showed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was a “prisoner of his own lies” and there was fear in his mind over the alleged corruption in the Rafale aircraft deal. Gandhi’s attack came hours after Verma was removed […]

KTMF Delegation Meets J&K Bank Chairman

SRINAGAR  — Kashmir Traders & Manufacturers Federation called upon the Chairman & CEO J&K Bank Parvez Ahmed Thursday at the Corporate Headquarters. The delegation discussed various issues faced by the business community of the state in presence of Bank’s Executive Presidents P K Tickoo, R K Chibber, Abdul Rashid Sheigan, Presidents Mohammad Younis Pattoo, Mohammad Maqbool Lone […]

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