DDB approves Rs 98.96 cr annual plan for Bandipora

BANDIPORA: The District Development Board (DDB), Bandipora, which met here under the chairmanship of minister for youth services & sports, IT and information technology, Molvi Imran Raza Ansari, on Tuesday approved an annual plan of Rs 98.96 crore for the year 2016-2017. Deputy speaker, J&K Legislative Assembly and MLA Gurez, Nazir Ahmad Gurezi, MLA Sonawari, […]

Measures afoot to boost JK’s industrial sector: Dy CM

SRINAGAR: A deputation of Industries Association Kathua called on deputy chief minister, Dr Nirmal Singh here on Tuesday and projected several demands related to the Kathua Industrial Estate and overall industrial scenario in the state. The minister for industries and commerce, Chander Parkash Ganga, commissioner secretary, PDD, Dheeraj Gupta and other senior officers and office […]

Five car models in India fail crash tests by Global NCAP

New Delhi: As many as five popular passenger vehicle car models in India, including Maruti Celerio, Renault Kwid, Mahindra Scorpio and Hyundai Eon, failed crash tests with ‘zero star’ rating by vehicle safety group Global NCAP. The UK-based group tested five models, which included Maruti Suzuki’s van Ecco, sold in India and found that the […]

JK’s 100 exclusive agri products to get GI certificate

JK’s 100 exclusive agri products to get GI certificate

SRINAGAR: Minister for agriculture Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura on Monday said that 100 agriculture products from Jammu and Kashmir will be soon brought under Geological Indication (GI) to avoid misbranding of some of the unique local products. He announced this at an officers meeting convened here to discuss the issue of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). […]

Prioritize key developmental projects while formulating district plans: Veeri to officers

Prioritize key developmental projects while formulating district plans: Veeri to officers

Pulwama DDB meet approves Rs 120 crore plan outlay for 2016-17 PULWAMA: Minister for public works and parliamentary affairs, Abdul Rehman Veeri on Monday asked the officers to ensure focused development by prioritizing issues of public interest so that tangible results are realized on ground level. The minister, who is also chairman District Development Board […]

FM for efficient use of funds to get over development deficit

PULWAMA: Minister of finance, culture and labour & employment, Dr Haseeb Drabu, on Monday stressed on evolving a mechanism to judiciously spend funds available under centrally and state-sponsored schemes for infrastructure creation in Jammu and Kashmir which often lapse due to tardy execution of schemes. “There is not going to be any dearth of funds, […]

India to renegotiate tax treaty with Singapore: Jaitley

New Delhi: India will have to renegotiate the tax treaty with Singapore to extend the capital gains tax provisions of the recently-concluded tax pact with Mauritius, finance minister Arun Jaitley said on Monday. Without giving any timeline for such renegotiation, he said it “is a separate sovereign state, it (Mauritius treaty) does not ipso facto […]

Rs 135.12 cr annual plan approved for Kishtwar

KISHTWAR: The District Development Board Kishtwar which met under the chairmanship of Bali Bhagat, minister for health and medical education on Monday approved a plan outlay of Rs 135.12 crore for the year 2016-17. Minister of state for transport (independent charge) and science and technology Sunil Sharma, member legislative assembly GM Saroori, members of legislative […]

Excise & Texation Dept’s working reviewed

JAMMU: Excise commissioner Tsering Angchuk chaired the monthly revenue review meeting of excise and taxation department here on Monday. The meeting discussed and examined the over-all growth scenario of the revenue receipts of the department for the month of April, said a statement issued by information department. It was noticed that a revenue of Rs […]