Avalanche Hits Gulmarg, 2 Persons Die, 4 Others Rescued

Srinaga: Bodies of two persons have been retrieved from underneath the snow mass, even as four other persons rescued after a massive avalanche occurred at Affarwat peak in famed ski-resort Gulmarg in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, officials said. They said that soon after receiving information about the incident, a large-scale rescue operation was launched at […]

No tax on income up to Rs 7 lakh, standard deduction allowed under new tax regime

New Delhi:Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday tweaked the slabs to provide some relief to the middle class by announcing that no tax would be levied on annual income of up to Rs 7 lakh under the new tax regime. She also allowed a Rs 50,000 standard deduction to taxpayers under the new regime, where […]

66% hike in Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojana outlay to Rs 79,000 crore

New Delhi:Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday announced a 66 per cent hike in the Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojana (PMAY) outlay to Rs 79,000 crore. Presenting the Union Budget 2023-24, she said states and cities will be encouraged to take up urban planning. She also said that the Union government will create Urban Infrastructure Development […]

Zero tolerance for any sort of misconduct in police force: DGP Dilbagh Singh to Officers

Srinagar: Director General of Police J&K Dilbag Singh while acting swiftly on the reports of misconduct by an police official Tuesday issued serious directions to all ranks and files in the police force to act seriously against any official found involved in any sorts of misconduct. A senior police official said thay the DGP has […]

Under-construction house damaged due to snowfall in Bandipora’s Tulail

Gurez: An under construction house got damaged due to heavy snowfall in Sardab village of Tulail in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Tuesday, officials said here. An official said that there was, however, no report of any loss of life or injury in the incident. Fresh snowfall in Gurez Valley has disrupted the normal life […]

Man found mysteriously dead in Sopore village, probe on

Sopore: A 29-Year-old man was found dead in Warpora area of Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Monday even as police have launched the probe. An official said that the man was found dead mysteriously inside a house in Badshah Mohallah of Warpora. He said the body was subsequently taken to sub-district hospital Sopore, […]

Ex-SC judge Nariman slams Rijiju for ‘diatribe’ against collegium; says sitting on judges’ names ‘deadly’ for democracy

Mumbai: Former Supreme Court judge Rohinton Fali Nariman has slammed Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju for his “diatribe” against the collegium system for appointment of judges, and said the government sitting on the names of judges recommended by the collegium was “deadly” for democracy. Nariman also said that if the last bastion of independent judiciary […]

Govt working to empower every section of society, give preference to underprivileged: PM

Jaipur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said his government is trying to empower every section of society and working to give preference to the underprivileged. He is on a visit to Bhilwara district on the 1111th incarnation festival of Lord Shri Devnarayan. “For the last eight-nine years, the country has been trying to empower […]

US pharma industry seeks R&D policy for India’s pharmaceutical sector

Washington’:Ahead of the Union Budget 2023-24, the US pharma industry has said that India should come out with a research and development policy for its pharmaceutical sector. Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is scheduled to table the Union Budget for the financial year 2023-24 before parliament on February 1. “It is time that the government […]

Plea for MCD mayoral election: SC to list for hearing petition of AAP candidate on Feb 3

New Delhi:The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to list for hearing on February 3 a plea of Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) mayoral candidate Shelly Oberoi seeking directions to ensure mayoral election in Delhi in a time-bound manner. A bench headed by Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud and comprising Justice Dipankar Datta took note of the […]

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