Laying emphasis on the micro-budgetary reform, State Finance Minister Dr Haseeb Drabu on Wednesday presented Rs 79,472 crore deficit budget laying emphasis on pro-employees welfare initiatives, including the implementation of 7th Pay Commission
Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has welcomed the Budget 2017-18 presented in both Houses of State Legislature on Wednesday.The Chief Minister said many of the social interventions, including relief to horticulture, agriculture, transport
Finance Minister said that the newspaper editors had made a compelling case for revising the advertisement tariffs during a meeting with him. Accordingly, “I propose to increase the tariffs to cover the inflation"
To address the issue of unemployment, government has announced major reforms in the existing system of employment department.Finance minister, Haseeb Drabu while delivering the budget speech in the Jammu and Kashmir Legislature
Stating that main banks in the State managed demonetisation well, the Jammu and Kashmir Government today said the note ban did not have any negative effect on the State and instead it helped bring down prices of the real estate
The Jammu and Kashmir government has ordered setting up of Special Investigating Teams (SITs) into the deaths of civilians as well as the involvement of police personnel during the five-month-long unrest in the Valley last year
Police have arrested two officials of Kashmir University for their alleged involvement in ‘coal scam’. Few days ago, Vice-Chancellor of University of Kashmir (KU) Professor Khurshid Iqbal Andrabi had handed over a case
Government Of J&K today announced an amount of Rs532cr as additional capital infusion in two tranches during next financial year to retain its strategic equity share of 53.17% in J&K Bank which was struggling to maintain its capital adequacy
Director School Education Kashmir, Ajaz Ahmad Bhat, today issued regularization orders of 454 Rehbar-e-Taleem (ReT) teachers.Giving district wise breakup, a statement of Directorate of School Education Kashmir said 32 ReT teachers from Anan
An ambulance which was stolen by some unknown persons from Srinagar, was today recovered by Budgam police from Wadwan area.On 10th of January 2017, driver of an ambulance vehicle Mohammad Ibrahim Bhat resident of Vizer Baramulla reported in Polic
Hundreds of thousands of black clad mourners streamed into the streets of Iranian capital Tuesday to pay their final respects to Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a veteran Iranian politician, viewed by many as a pillar of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
Lebanese President Michel Aoun, an ally of Iran-backed group Hezbollah, flew to Saudi Arabia on Monday on his first visit abroad since his October election hoping to ease tensions rooted in the rivalry between Riyadh and Tehran.
The family of the BSF jawan, who alleged that troops were served bad-quality food and ration meant for them was often sold off, on Wednesday rubbished Border Security Force’s claims that the soldier had issues with intoxication and discipline.
Close on the heels of stones pelted at the cavalcade of deputy chief minister Sukhbir Badal at village Kandhwala Hazar Khan in Jalalabad on Sunday evening, shoe was hurled at Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal at village Ratta Khera under Lambi
It was indeed a bold speech by the Hollywood actor Meryl Streep at Golden Globe awards where she was conferred with the lifetime achievement award. In a politically charged speech Streep took on the US president-elect Donald Trump,
In India, Modi’s election victory in 2014 and subsequent policies have likewise been hailed as a ringing endorsement of his son-of-the-soil charisma by his admirers, fence-sitters who voted for “development” and even staunch self-professed liberals
Truth and reconciliation are important first steps for conflict resolution but the paramilitary forces – the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in particular – have not covered themselves in glory by refusing to divulge details pertaining to the use
In November 2016, Oxford Dictionary declared that the international word for the year was “post-truth”—an adjective relating to or denoting “circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion
Om Puri rose above his physical shortcomings and socio-economic background, to win laurels such as the Padma Shri and the OBE, to gain recognition both in the east and the west. He will be remembered by many for the deeply sensitive, versatile actor
The world over, expenditure allocation in a budget is seen as a clear indicator of the priority accorded to that sector. Seen thus, in all the three budgets of this government so far, power sector is the single biggest item of expenditure
The first budget of the present Government, focusedon macro-budgetary matters wherein the fiscal strategy was outlined; in the second one, attention was paid to distributive issues pertaining to allocative efficiency.
Insurance cover be provided to all the serving employees of all categories in Government for a period of five years. Further, it be made optional for pensioners up to a cover of Rs. 6 lacs for the full family unit.