Srinagar, Jammu get smart city status, funds

Srinagar, Jammu get smart city status, funds

Srinagar: The government on Friday announced that Srinagar and Jammu would be developed as smart cities with funds received under the smart city mission launched by the Narendra Modi-led government last year. Srinagar and Jammu were selected among 30 cities to be developed under the mission, out of 45 cities that contested for the smart […]

All-party committee on GST to be announced today

All-party committee on GST to be announced today

Srinagar: After nothing came out of the special Assembly session called to discuss the Goods and Services Tax (GST), the government will issue a formal notification on Thursday announcing the head and members of an All-Party Committee (APC) that will hold consultations with various stakeholders on implementing the GST in Jammu and Kashmir. “So far, […]

Mid-level police officers furious at harsh JKPSC promotion terms

Mid-level police officers furious at harsh JKPSC promotion terms

Srinagar: Mid-level officers of the Jammu and Kashmir Police have called the government’s recent announcement of the Jammu and Kashmir Police Service Cadre (JKPSC) as “mere eyewash”. Terming it a “total disappointment”, the officers said that the police cadre was created to hoodwink officers as harsh conditions were put forward for their promotion. “The earlier […]

Mehbooba blames NC for ‘choking democracy’ in Kashmir

Mehbooba blames NC for ‘choking democracy’ in Kashmir

Srinagar: To counter the Opposition’s attacks in the legislative assembly, convened for a special session on Saturday to discuss the Goods and Services Tax (GST), Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti reiterated that talks were the only way forward to resolve issues. “We have to bring our heads together for the common cause and to move ahead,” […]

Special Assembly session today on GST

Special Assembly session today on GST

Srinagar: Amid Opposition threats of not allowing the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) legislation in its current form, the government will today hold a special session with the Opposition in the Legislative Assembly to discuss the extension of GST to the state. Even as finance minister Haseeb Drabu has renewed his assurances […]

To discredit ‘Pak-funding’ propaganda, Hurriyat collecting donations from Kashmiris

To discredit ‘Pak-funding’ propaganda, Hurriyat collecting donations from Kashmiris

Srinagar: The Hurriyat Conference-led by Syed Ali Geelani said on Thursday that its appeal for monetary donations to run mission “Kashmir freedom struggle” has received overwhelming response. “We had appealed to people to donate money for running mission Kashmir freedom struggle,” Hurriyat spokesman Ayaz Akbar said. “The response of the people is overwhelming. We are […]

Interpol look out still at large for Andrabi murder accused

Interpol look out still at large for Andrabi murder accused

Sopore: The late Major Avtar Singh, charged with the 1996 murder of lawyer-activist Jaleel Andrabi, continues to be alive in the Interpol notice issued by the Kashmir crime branch. Singh died five years ago after he shot himself in California where Avatar had been living in hiding. The 2009 red corner notice continues to adorn […]

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