NC, congress pull out of all-party GST meet

NC, congress pull out of all-party GST meet

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir’s two main opposition parties, National Conference (NC) and Congress, pulled out from the all-party meet held on Saturday to discuss the Goods and Services Tax (GST), even as other parties could not strike a consensus with the government on the issue. The two main parties said they boycotted the meet since […]

Omar anguished

Omar anguished

Srinagar: The National Conference expressed shock and anguish over the “dastardly and barbaric” killing of DySP Mohammad Ayub Pandith and expressed solidarity with his family and colleagues. In a statement, NC Working President Omar Abdullah demanded that the culprits be brought to book and be given the sternest possible punishment. NC provincial president Nasir Aslam […]

Jammu traders threaten agitation on GST non-implementation

Jammu traders threaten agitation on GST non-implementation

Jammu: Taking a dig at political leaders baulking at the implementation of GST in J&K from July 1, Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industries (JCCI) on Friday threatened to go on an agitation, holding the state government ‘solely responsible’ for it. “Chamber has conveyed to the state government that non-implementation of GST shall mean total […]

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, […]

Make GST bill public, Kashmir Inc to govt

Make GST bill public, Kashmir Inc to govt

Srinagar: The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) has asked the government to make public its draft of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) legislation. The KCCI said in a statement issued on Wednesday that it had a right to put forward its view on the GST. “KCCI being an important stakeholder should be […]

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 […]

NC got Hizb leaders killed: Sajad Lone

NC got Hizb leaders killed: Sajad Lone

SRINAGAR: Peoples Conference leader Sajad Lone said that it was the National Conference who exposed the Hizbul Mujahideen commanders Majid Dar and Farooq Mirchi and got them killed. Pointing towards NC legislators, Lone said, “When they were holding talks in Nehru guest house, you sent the media there”. “They exposed the commanders which later became […]

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 […]

From 2013 to 2017: Drabu’s about-turn on GST

From 2013 to 2017: Drabu’s about-turn on GST

Srinagar: Finance minister Haseeb Drabu, who is quite eager to enforce the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in Jammu and Kashmir, was a staunch anti-GST man four years ago. What changed his stance so upside down? His close ties with the BJP is probably the answer. Drabu was the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) negotiator on […]

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