15,139 tax defaulters owe Rs1,147 cr to J&K government

JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir government Tuesday said 15,139 sales tax defaulters owe Rs 1,147 crores to the state government. In a written reply to the Cut Motion of PDP member Abdul Rehman Veeri in state Assembly today, Minister for Finance Abdul Rahim Rather said the total number of sales tax defaulters in Jammu and Kashmir […]

Indoor Futsal Championship

Indoor Futsal Championship

SRINAGAR: After a three month hiatus thanks to inclement weather in harsh winter, Jammu and Kashmir Football Association, custodians of the sport in the state, are back organizing soccer tournaments. The first of it- a unique one as per JKFA, is expected to begin from February 22. The tournament- Indoor Futsal Championship- will be hosted […]

Epic show from McCullum as Kiwis pocket series 1-0

WELLINGTON: An epic triple century by Brendon McCullum in a record-laden innings took New Zealand from the brink of a Test defeat to a remarkable series win over India on Tuesday. The second Test petered out in a draw with India on 166-3 in their second innings after being set a near-impossible target of 435 […]

Money can’t buy a team performance: Bedi

NEW DELHI: India’s latest away series defeat at the end of a dismal tour of New Zealand triggered calls Tuesday for a change in leadership and a warning that financial muscle does not translate to on-field success. A majestic triple century from Black Caps skipper Brendon McCullum in the drawn second Test in Wellington ensured […]

Short contract not a worry for Pakistan coach Moin Khan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan coach Moin Khan is not worried about his short-term contract. Good performances by the team over the next seven weeks, he believes, should earn him an extension. Last week, Khan was appointed for the Asia Cup this month and World Twenty20 next month, both in Bangladesh. After that, the Pakistan Cricket Board say […]

SLC finally backs ICC revamp plan

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka Cricket has finally decided to back the controversial ICC revamp plan proposed by India, England and Australia, saying that it’s satisfied with the revised resolutions tabled at the Board Meeting of the world body early this month. SLC arrived at the decision at its Executive Committee meeting on Monday, a few days […]

Forces showing restraint, HR violations down to almost zero: Omar

Forces showing restraint, HR violations down to almost zero: Omar

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir has witnessed a 71 per cent drop in militancy so far in the five years of the National Conference-led government in the state, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said Monday. “Militancy has declined by 71 per cent in the last five years… No collateral damage has occurred in the anti- militancy operations […]



NEW DELHI: Leaving direct taxes untouched except for continuing the income tax surcharge on ‘super-rich’ individuals and corporates, the Interim Budget Monday slashed excise duty on cars and two-wheelers, and capital goods and consumer durables to boost manufacturing and growth. Presenting the Interim Budget for 2014-15 along with a vote-on-account for spending up to July, […]

New Zealand v India, 2nd Test, 4th day

WELLINGTON: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum struck a second double century in successive Tests to bat his side to safety at the end of the fourth day of the second Test against India at Wellington’s Basin Reserve on Monday. McCullum was on 281, his highest Test score and the second highest by a New Zealander, […]

ICC U-19 World Cup: Underdogs Afghanistan stun Australia

ABU DHABI: Afghanistan continued to make giant strides in the world of cricket as their Under-19 side caused a major upset to beat Australia by 36 runs in a Group B encounter in Abu Dhabi on Monday. Not very long ago in 2013, the senior team from the war-ravaged nation put all their personal strife […]