Tobacco products worth Rs 23,260 seized

Tobacco products worth Rs 23,260 seized

SRINAGAR: A team of Food Safety Officers Monday carried an inspection of various areas of Srinagar city in implementation of various provisions of Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products Act 2003. During the inspection some shopkeepers were found selling tobacco products without carrying specified pictorial/health warning as mandated under section 7 of COTPA 2003. During the […]

Now UIDAI registration for all Aadhaar authentication devices

Now UIDAI registration for all Aadhaar authentication devices

New Delhi: UIDAI is expected to make it compulsory, in next 4-5 months, for all biometric devices using Aadhaar authentication to embed Aadhaar encryption key into the device at the time of manufacturing. Today, all such devices are STQC certified but registration by way of embedding the encryption key of UIDAI will add another security […]

GDP may slow down if GST implemented in hurry: Tax officials to FM

GDP may slow down if GST implemented in hurry: Tax officials to FM

New Delhi: Claiming that demonetisation has affected country’s growth, a major central revenue body has asked Finance Minister Arun Jaitley not to implement Goods and Services Tax (GST) in a hurry and threatened to take legal recourse in case their concerns are not addressed. It termed as “illegal” certain decisions taken by Jaitley-headed GST Council […]

GoI may give incentives for food processing SMEs

GoI may give incentives for food processing SMEs

NEW DELHI: GoI is likely to announce incentives for small and medium food processing units in areas such as rice and tea in the Budget to promote the sector and boost manufacturing activities. The impetus may come through a scheme – Sampada — under which 35 per cent subsidy could be given on the total […]

Handloom Expo-2017 inaugurated at Katra

Handloom Expo-2017 inaugurated at Katra

KATRA: A Special Handloom Expo 2017 was inaugurated by Managing Director, Handloom Development Corporation Showkat Ahmed Zargar at Spiritual Growth Centre Katra here today. Director Handloom R.K. Sharma was also present on the occasion. This exhibition is being organized by the State Handloom Corporation with sponsorship from Development Commission Handloom, Union Ministry of Textile with […]

Agriculture awareness camp held at Samba

Agriculture awareness camp held at Samba

SAMBA: Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Parkash Ganga Sunday inaugurated a one day awareness programme under National Food Safety Mission-Wheat at Panchayat Kartholi, Sub-Division Dansal. Pertinently, Samba, Jammu Kathua and Udhampur districts of Jammu division have been selected for implementation of NFSM-wheat. During the programme, the farmers were informed about interventions and pattern of […]

Trump’s ‘Buy American-hire American’ pledge unnerves Indian IT

Trump’s ‘Buy American-hire American’ pledge unnerves Indian IT

New Delhi: New US President Donald Trump’s ‘Buy American-hire American’ rallying cry has put the USD 150- billion Indian IT industry on edge, which is in wait-and-watch mode to see how the new administration evolves policies around outsourcing and movement of skilled workers. India hopes to have a meaningful engagement with the US, Electronics and […]

With Russia’s help, India to increase train speed to 200 kmph

With Russia’s help, India to increase train speed to 200 kmph

New Delhi: Russian Railways is helping India’s national transporter increase the speed of its passenger trains up to 200 km per hour. Russian Railways is at present collaborating with Indian Railways on a 575-km stretch between Nagpur and Secunderabad and submitted a preliminary report last week. To reach the desired speed limit, Russian Railways has […]

Gold imports shrink 32 pc to USD 17.7 bn in Apr-Dec 2016

Gold imports shrink 32 pc to USD 17.7 bn in Apr-Dec 2016

New Delhi: Gold imports witnessed a fall of about 32 per cent to USD 17.7 billion in April-December of the current fiscal, which is expected to keep a lid on the current account deficit. Total imports of the precious metal in the corresponding period of 2015-16 stood at USD 26.4 billion. According to industry experts, […]

Govt providing 10% interest subsidy under ACC scheme

Govt providing 10% interest subsidy under ACC scheme

JAMMU: Minister for Industries and Commerce Chander Parkash Ganga on Saturday informed the house that the government is providing 10% interest subsidy under Artisan Credit Card (ACC) scheme for a period of 5 years. Responding to a query raised by MLA Zadibal Abid Hussain Ansari, the Minister said that under the scheme, the government has […]