Assembly adopts GST resolution amid hullabaloo

Assembly adopts GST resolution amid hullabaloo

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly on Wednesday adopted a resolution for implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) in the state. The resolution was moved by finance minister Haseeb Drabu for “application of relevant amendments made to the Constitution of India in a modified manner to safeguard the existing special constitutional position of […]

PDP legislators rail against Deputy CM

PDP legislators rail against Deputy CM

Jammu: Embarrassing their own government, PDP legislators Javeed Mustafa Mir and Altaf Bukhari on Friday blamed the government for the failure of Smart City master plan in Srinagar and also the electricity crisis. In the legislative assembly, Javeed Mir said that officials of the Power Development Department were telling consumers how to hook transmission lines […]

Cases pending against 5 former ministers with SAC: CM

Cases pending against 5 former ministers with SAC: CM

Jammu: Seventeen cases are pending with the anti-corruption watchdog State Accountability Commission, including the five former ministers, chief minister Mehbooba Mufti told the House on Friday. She said these cases were at the preliminary stage of inquiry and their details could not be disclosed because of the provisions of Jammu and Kashmir Accountability Act, 2002. […]

2403 detained under PSA since 2007, says CM

2403 detained under PSA since 2007, says CM

Jammu: Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday said as many as 2403 persons have been arrested since 2007 under the provisions of the much-criticised Public Safety Act, in which a person can be detained for up to one year without a trial. Detention of 1392 of the PSA detainees had been quashed, she said while […]

From assembly: Outrage over power outage

From assembly: Outrage over power outage

Jammu: The opposition walked out of the assembly yet again on Saturday, in protest against the shortage of electricity in the state. As soon as the question-hour began, members of the National Conference (NC) and the Congress along with some ruling-party MLAs raised the issue of lack of electricity in the Valley. The opposition members […]

Has Dal become a city forest?

Has Dal become a city forest?

Jammu: Asked by NC legislator Ali Muhammad Sagar whether unchecked growth of trees has turned Dal Lake into a city forest, deputy chief minister Nirmal Singh said although the trees had been cut in 2005 by the state forest corporation but over time trees have grown again. Every day LAWDA collects solid waste generated by […]

From assembly: Rebukes rain on govt after snowfall

From assembly: Rebukes rain on govt after snowfall

Jammu: Legislators of the ruling PDP-BJP joined the opposition NC and Congress on Wednesday in cornering the government on the issue of hardships faced by people because of the recent snowfall in the state. The opposition members had stormed into the well of the house accusing the government of failing to restore road connectivity and […]

Net spending on development works getting cheaper: Drabu

Net spending on development works getting cheaper: Drabu

JAMMU: Finance minister Haseeb Drabu said on Wednesday the net spending on implementation of developmental works has been getting cheaper since 2014-15, a change he attributed to “gradual change-making”. In 2014-15, J&K was spending Rs 5.62 for every rupee it invested in developmental activities and in the revised estimates for 2016-17, this ratio has reached […]

Devender Rana questions army’s impunity

Devender Rana questions army’s impunity

Jammu: The NC’s provincial president for Jammu and MLA from Nagrota Devender Rana on Wednesday said in the legislative assembly that the army was no holy cow and could be questioned “on any issue pertaining to civilian matters.” Rana was referring to an incident in his constituency in which a civilian was injured in army […]

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