Government defers GST implementation

Government defers GST implementation

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Government is likely to defer the implementation of Goods and Services (GST) Tax on July 1, the day when the law will come in effect across India. “The government would not impose GST law in J&K if people do not want it. We want people to feel easy. We will not […]

Govt set to introduce GST on July 1

Govt set to introduce GST on July 1

SRINAGAR: After holding an all-party meeting over the implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) in Jammu and Kashmir, the government is set to implement the law by July 1, the day when the law goes into force across India. Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu told Kashmir Reader that the state would be able to meet […]

First time in 7 years, Friday lockdown during Ramazan at Jamia

First time in 7 years, Friday lockdown during Ramazan at Jamia

SRINAGAR: For the first time since 2010, Friday prayers were not allowed at Jamia Masjid Srinagar in the holy month of Ramazan. The pro-freedom leadership had called for protests after Friday congregational prayers against the killing of a youth in Shopian by government troops on Tuesday. From early morning, government forces began laying barricades on […]

Money not coming from Delhi for ITC

Money not coming from Delhi for ITC

SRINAGAR: The Indian government has not released funds for construction of the International Trade Centre (ITC) at Pampore, even after its budget was scaled down by 60 percent in the detailed project report (DPR). The ITC was conceived in 2005 and its foundation was laid two years later by then chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad […]

Draft of Srinagar Master Plan reads like wishful thinking

Draft of Srinagar Master Plan reads like wishful thinking

SRINAGAR: Lack of availability of land, rising construction costs, and bad access to housing finance are the reason behind the growing  number of slums in Srinagar city, says the new draft of Srinagar Master Plan 2035. The city, according to the draft prepared by the Srinagar Development Authority (SDA), has 10 percent of its population […]

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