Rain, Snow In Jammu and Kashmir

SRINAGAR — Rain and fresh snowfall occurred in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday as the Met forecast improvement from Sunday onwards. The weather will continue to be the same for the next 24 hours — rain in the plains and light snowfall in the higher reaches, a Met official said Snowfall occurred in Sonamarg, Gulmarg […]

Jamaat ‘Contribution’ Hailed, Centre Slammed For ‘Unfair Ban’  

SRINAGAR — Democracy is a battle of ideas. Crackdown followed by banning of Jammat Islami (JK) is condemnable, another example of high handedness and muscular approach of GOI to deal with political issue of J&K— Mehbooba Mufti By banning JeI, the government will achieve nothing but give it a dissident glamour. The move will not […]

SAC Nod To 2000 Posts Of Accounts Assistants For Panchayats

JAMMU — The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik accorded sanction to the creation of 2000 posts of Panchayat Accounts Assistants exclusively for strengthening the functioning of democratically elected Panchayat Raj Institutions. The recently amended Panchayati Raj Act envisages devolution of powers, funds & functions to the Panchayats. […]

Shutdown, Curbs In Kashmir Parts

SRINAGAR —  Parts of Kashmir valley observed a spontaneous shutdown Friday even as authorities imposed restrictions and throttled Internet speed to “maintain law and order” following the Central government’s ban on Jamaat-e-Islami. “Anantnag, Bijbehra, Shopian, Handwara are shut completely while as restrictions have been imposed in Old Srinagar and other parts of south Kashmir including Anantnag […]

GST Collection Drops To Rs 97,247 Cr In Feb  

NEW DELHI –  GST collections in February dropped to Rs 97,247 crore from Rs 1.02 lakh crore in the previous month, the Finance Ministry said Friday. However, compliance improved and the number of sales return or GSTR-3B filed for the month of January up to February 28, 2019 stood at 73.48 lakh. This is higher […]

JKSSB Advertises 771 Posts For Five New Medical Colleges    

JAMMU — J&K Services Selection Board Friday issued advertisements for 771 posts in different categories including 550 posts of Junior Staff Nurses for 5 new Medical Colleges of the State. Pertinently, the Board has already issued advertisements for filling up 1235 other posts for these new medical colleges established at Rajouri, Doda, Kathua, Anantnag and Baramulla. […]

Task Force To Review Direct Tax Laws Gets 3-Month Extension

NEW DELHI — A task force set up under the CBDT to draft a new direct tax law and replace the existing Income Tax Act has been given a three-month extension till May, an official order said.   The current term of the task force expired on February 28 and the panel under Central Board of Direct […]

Lateral Entry Of 34 Faculty Members In New GMCs Approved

JAMMU —The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik approved the proposal of the Health and Medical Education Department regarding one time absorption by way of lateral entry of 34 faculty members of Government Medical Colleges and Senior Consultants/Consultants of Health Department in the new Government Medical Colleges […]

Ex-Minister Qazi Afzal Passes Away

SRINAGAR — Former Jammu and Kashmir minister and senior Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Qazi Mohammad Afzal died due to prolonged illness on Friday. He was 76. “With heavy heart we announce the tragic demise of our Senior leader & Ex-Cabinet Minister Qazi Mohammed Afzal Sahab,” the PDP announced on Twitter. Afzal was admitted at […]

Over 1500 Kgs Of Stale Pineapple Destroyed, Two Fuel Stations Fined

SRINAGAR —The Food Safety department in Srinagar Friday seized and destroyed over 1500 kilograms of stale pineapple fruit here. The seizure took place during a market inspection drive by the department during which on-the-spot tests of different kinds of consumable food items were conducted in the mobile testing lab of the department. Meanwhile the Legal […]