Dir Agri reviews the implementation of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna

Srinagar: Director Agriculture Kashmir Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal today reviewed the implementation of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana in Anantnag, Udhampur, Jammu and Samba Districts of union territory of Jammu and Kashmir for a period of three years. During the meeting Director Agriculture Kashmir who is also the Mission Director of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana […]

Cabinet approves hike in DAP fertiliser subsidy by Rs 700 per bag

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a Rs 700 per bag hike in subsidy for DAP fertiliser and the increase will result in an additional cost of Rs 14,775 crore to the exchequer. The hike is part of the government’s effort to ensure that farmers gets the key soil nutrient at old rates […]

GST dues of all states not cleared as claimed by FM: Chidambaram

New Delhi: Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Wednesday said Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is “wrong” in claiming that GST dues of states have been cleared and cited the example of Congress-ruled Rajasthan, Punjab and Chhattisgarh. Citing an interview given by Sitharaman, he said the finance minister “angrily rebuffed the interviewer and snapped: ‘What dues, […]

Govt Polytechnic Kathua organises Online Workshop on Digital Marketing

KATHUA: Government Polytechnic College Kathua today organized a One Day Online Workshop on Digital Marketing in collaboration with Careerera, Noida. The resource person for the workshop was Digital Marketing expert Saurabh Verma, from Careerera, Noida. Marketing Manager, Deepankar Malik, was the event coordinator. On the occasion, Principal Government Polytechnic Kathua, Er Arun Bangotra, highlighted the […]

Prices of edible oils begin to decline and bring relief to consumers

New Delhi: Edible oil prices in India are showing a declining trend across a wide array of oils.As per the data from Department of Consumer Affairs, over the past month, the prices of edible oils are now coming down. In some cases, the decline is by as much as nearly 20 %, as shown in […]

Net direct tax mop up doubles to more than Rs 1.85 lakh cr so far this fiscal

New Delhi: The net direct tax collection has doubled to over Rs 1.85 lakh crore so far this fiscal, mainly driven by personal income tax and advance tax mop up, the I-T department said on Wednesday. The net direct tax collection also includes corporate income tax (CIT) collection at Rs 74,356 crore and Personal Income […]

Rupee slips to 73.32 against dollar ahead of FOMC announcement, falls for 7th session

Mumbai: Extending its losses for seventh straight session, the rupee slipped by 1 paisa to end at 73.32 against the US dollar following risk-off sentiment among investors ahead of the outcome of the US Federal Reserve meeting. At the interbank foreign exchange market, the rupee opened at 73.29 per dollar as against its previous close […]

India’s fuel demand rebounds in June

New Delhi: India’s fuel demand rebounded in the first half of June as easing of coronavirus lockdowns helped sales but the consumption was still lower compared to last year. While petrol sales rose by 13 per cent during June 1-15 over the same period of last month, diesel consumption was up 12 per cent, according […]

FinMin notifies concessional GST rate on COVID-related items, services

New Delhi: The Finance Ministry has notified the concessional rate of GST that will be applicable on COVID relief materials till September 30, 2021. Also, a lower Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 5 per cent will be applicable for work contracts for construction, repair or maintenance of electric furnaces meant for funeral, burial or […]

AP&FWD Kashmir started sale of Vegetable seedlings at Kitchen Garden Lal Mandi

Srinagar: Agriculture Production & Farmers Welfare Department Kashmir today started sale of Vegetable seedlings of Knol Khol, Chillies, Tomato, Brinjal & Saag (Khanyari) at Kitchen Garden Lal Mandi. Department is committed to reach out to the general public and vegetable growers who could use their spaces and enjoy healthy produce of vegetables in these extraordinary […]