GoI approves extension of ‘SII scheme for J&K’

GoI approves extension of ‘SII scheme for J&K’

NEW DELHI: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved the proposal of the Ministry of Home Affairs for extension of time period of the Scheme “Special Industry Initiative for J&K” (Sll J&K)- Udaan till 31st December, 2018 without any modification and cost escalation. Initially the time period […]

GDP growth at 3-year low: Additional measures on the anvil to boost economy, says Jaitley

GDP growth at 3-year low: Additional measures on the anvil to boost economy, says Jaitley

NEW DELHI: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said the government is considering additional measures to bolster economy that has hit a three-year low of 5.7 percent in the first quarter of the current fiscal. The minister said an announcement with regard to the additional steps will be made after consulting Prime Minister Narendra Modi. […]

Rural Dev Min reviews progress of Umeed scheme in Kupwara

Rural Dev Min reviews progress of Umeed scheme in Kupwara

SRINAGAR: Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Law and Justice Abdul Haq today visited District Kupwara to review progress on various poverty alleviation programmes including Umeed scheme aimed to provide better livelihood facilities to the women particularly in rural areas. The minister while addressing the gathering said the government is committed to strengthen women Self […]

80,000 returns/hr being uploaded on GSTN portal, says Chairman

NEW DELHI: Businesses have flocked to the GST Network portal on the last day of filing initial returns for August with over 80,000 GSTR-3B being uploaded every hour, its Chairman Ajay Bhushan Pandey said today. Businesses have time till midnight to file August returns in GSTR-3B form and the network is geared up to take […]

No shortage of sugar, won’t allow prices to go up: Paswan

New Delhi: The country has no shortage of sugar and the government will ensure retail prices of the sweetener remain stable during the ongoing festive season, Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Wednesday. At present, retail prices of sugar are ruling firm at Rs 43 per kg, slightly higher than Rs 40 a […]

India replaces China as top retail destination in 2017: Study

MUMBAI: India has replaced China as the numero uno retail destination in 2017 as part of the global retail development index, according to industry experts. “India has replaced China this year as the top retail destination as part of the study on global retail development index,” AT Kearney partner Subhendu Roy said on the concluding […]

Netherlands to assist JK in developing hi-tech horticulture infrastructure

Netherlands to assist JK in developing hi-tech horticulture infrastructure

SRINAGAR: The Ambassador of the Netherlands, Alphonsus Stoelinga, on Tuesday inspected demonstration projects of High Density Apple orchards established by Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST) Kashmir in collaboration with companies from Netherlands, The projects have been established under International Business Programme of the Netherlands Government to showcase the advanced technology and high […]

Minister reviews APMC election preparedness, implementation of Ethephon ban

Minister reviews APMC election preparedness, implementation of Ethephon ban

SRINAGAR: Minister for Horticulture, Syed Basharat Bukhari Tuesday directed officials to work in close coordination with farmers for successful conduct of elections to Agricultural Produce Market Committees (APMC), besides organizing awareness camps to promote use of new technologies and better farming practices. The Minster said this while interacting with Deputy Commissioners and Chief Horticulture Officers […]

49% progress achieved on Ration Card-Aadhaar seeding: Zulfkar Ali

49% progress achieved on Ration Card-Aadhaar seeding: Zulfkar Ali

SRINAGAR: Around 49 percent of beneficiary ration cards are seeded with their Aadhaar, Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) and Information Department Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali was informed today. The information was revealed during a review meeting chaired by the Minister to get update about the implementation of electronic Public Distribution System (ePDS) […]

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