Govt eyes Rs5,500 cr tax revenue this fiscal

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Jan 14: Finance Minister, Abdul Rahim Rather today said the government was expecting Rs 5,500 crore tax revenue this fiscal. "The tax revenue was all set to touch a new high of Rs 5,500 crore this fiscal, which is more than double of Rs 2,600 crore recorded in 2009", he said.  More

Oilcos resume sale of subsidized LPG connections

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Jan 14: Much to the delight of LPG consumers, the oil companies operating in the state have announced the resumption of sale of subsidized cooking gas connections.  After new LPG policy came into effect the oil companies had suspended the sale of new cooking gas connections.
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SUSTAINABLE TOURISM

‘Any unplanned or disproportionate growth in accommodation is therefore not advisable for the sustainability of tourism in a region like J&K’

G M DUG

THE time has come when Kashmir society has to became highly conscious and concerned about the safety of its natural resources, reasons being many like illegal cutting of trees, land encroachments and now the so called tourism promotion activists by some ‘stake-less’ persons who cry hoarse about so More

PAC for effective implementation of flagship programmes

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Jan 14: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) today stressed upon the Power Development Department (PDD) to ensure effective implementation of the centrally sponsored programmes namely Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY), Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme (APDRP More

V Mart unveils winter collection
Srinagar, Jan 14: V Mart Retail Ltd, India’s fastest growing value retail chains, has unveiled its winter collection here.  The collection includes coats, jackets, pullovers, scarves, velvet overcoat, sleeveless and full sleeve jackets, stoles, etc. for men, women and kids.  According More

Training program on new pension scheme held
Budgam, Jan 14: A training programme regarding New Pension Scheme for Drawing and Disbursing Officers was held at BHSS Budgam today. Chief Accounts Officer, Directorate of School Education, Kashmir deliberated upon the issues and concepts related to new pension scheme. The CAO advised the More

Handicraft awareness camp held

GK NEWS NETWORK

Islamabad (Anantnag), Jan 14: Handicrafts Department Islamabad (Anantnag) today organized an awareness camp for the artisans. A good number of artisans participated. The Assistant Director Handicrafts, Islamabad (Anantnag) and other experts highlighted the significance of various schemes More

TRAI recommendations for deactivating SIMs by March

Unused Numbers

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Jan 14: Telecom regulator Trai today said it expects to finalise the recommendations for deactivating services of inactive mobile phone connections by March.  "In normal course, it (recommendations) should take one-and-a-half-month more from now," Telecom Regulatory Authority of More

'Exporters unlikely to get tax sops'

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Jan 14 : Reeling under the impact of global slowdown, exporters are unlikely to get tax sops in the forthcoming Budget as the government has little room for fiscal manoeuvre, sources said. "The Commerce Ministry has asked for some more relief for exporters which are hit hard by the More

'No rollback in rail fare hike'

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Chandigarh, Jan 14 : Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal today said the recent hike in rail fares was long overdue and there would be no rollback. "There will be no rollback (of the recent hike). It was over-delayed," he told reporters here after flagging off a new Shatabdi train between Chandigarh More

  • Kashmir

Tabinda Gani Case: 5 yrs on, family awaits justice

‘Rapists Should Be Hanged Without Any Leniency Whatsoever’

SHAHID RAFIQ

(Langate) Handwara, Jan 14: For the more than five years, the family of 14-year-old Tabinda Gani, who was allegedly raped and murdered here, is awaiting justice: punishment to the culprits. Tabinda More



  • Srinagar City

Police accused of harassment at Old Barzulla

Aggrieved family stages sit-in at Press Enclave

Srinagar, Jan 14: Alleged harassment by police at Old Barzulla triggered massive protest here on late Monday evening. Police has taken cognizance of the matter and assured to look into the allegations More




  • Jammu

Omar reviews status, says BDC elections soon

DEVOLUTION OF POWERS TO PRIs

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Jan 14: Indicating that elections to the Block Development Council of Panchayats would be held in next few weeks, the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday reaffirmed his government’s “sincere commitment More



  • South Asia

Pak PM sacks Balochistan govt after brutal killings

REZAUL H LASKAR

Islamabad/Karachi, Jan 14: Yielding to protests over the killing of nearly 100 persons in Quetta, Pakistan Premier Raja Pervez Ashraf today sacked Balochistan government and imposed Governor's Rule in More



  • Bandipora

Kaloosa Bridge misses 6th deadline, ERA fails to keep promise

Bandipora, Jan 14: Even after many assurances from the authorities, Kaloosa bridge-vital link connecting Bandipora with Sopore has missed the sixth deadline. The work going on the bridge at snail More



  • GK Features

‘Tell us, where is our son?’

Eight years after his disappearance,Shabir’s ailing parents live in misery

KASHMIR’S DISAPPEARED

MAJID MAQBOOL

“We don’t want to talk about our son,” the ailing mother of Shabir Ahmad Dar,who disappeared eight years ago, says at the door of their modest two-room home in Noorbagh, Qamarwari. “We’re tired of giving More



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