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Parliament okays Corp tax cut; FM says software developers, miners not eligible for lower rates

06/12/2019
NEW DELHI, Dec 5: Parliament on Thursday approved the Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019 that replaces an ordinance promulgated to cut the base corporate tax rate, with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman stating that mining companies, software developers and book printers will not be eligible for the lower 15 per cent rate available for new manufacturing companies. LokSabha had earlier this week passed the bill and the Upper House returned it on Thursday without making any changes. Replying to a debate on the legislation, Sitharaman said a negative list of activities that do not constitute manufacturing has been created and will not be eligible for the lower 15 per cent tax rate for manufacturing firms that are set up after October 1 and that begin operations by 2023. The negative list includes the development of computer software in any form or in any media, mining, conversion of marble blocks or similar items into slabs, bottling of gas into cylinder, the printing of books or p...

Ill-intentioned design, policy to suppress basic freedoms of people in J&K: Chidambaram

06/12/2019
NEW DELHI, Dec 5: Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram slammed the Modi government on Thursday over the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, saying it had...

4 held at Delhi airport for smuggling in Indian currency

06/12/2019
NEW DELHI, Dec 5: Four Kashmiri men were arrested by the customs officials, in coordination with the Military Intelligence and the CISF, at Delhi air...

Govt puts up 11 airports in J&K for bidding under regional air connectivity scheme

06/12/2019
NEW DELHI, Dec 5: As many as 11 airports in Jammu and Kashmir, and two in Ladakh have been put up for bidding under the fourth round of the regional ...

Rahul lashes out at Modi, Shah, Sitharaman

06/12/2019
WAYANAD (KER), Dec 5: In a scathing attack on the BJP-led government at the Centre, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said the country was in "trouble" as...

Kashmir economy suffered losses of Rs 15000 cr since August

06/12/2019
SRINAGAR, Dec 5: The economy of Kashmir has suffered losses of Rs 15,000 crore since August 5, when the government abrogated Article 370 provisions, ...

Kargil shivers at minus 17 degrees Celsius

06/12/2019
JAMMU, Dec 5: Kargil continued to remain the coldest place in the twin union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh recording minus 17 degrees C...

Srinagar-Leh highway to be reopen for traffic on Friday

06/12/2019
ZOJILA/JAMMU, Dec 5: The Srinagar-Leh highway will reopen for vehicular traffic on Friday after remaining closed for 15 days as the Border Roads Orga...

4,000 passports delivered in Kashmir Valley post Aug 5: Prasad

06/12/2019
NEW DELHI, Dec 5: As many as 4,000 passports were delivered in the Kashmir Valley post August 5, Communi-cations Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told Ra...

Exercise Indra between India, Russia to be conducted from Dec 10-19

06/12/2019
PUNE, Dec 5: Exercise Indra 2019, a joint, tri-services exercise between India and Russia will be conducted in India from December 10 to 19 simultane...

States should come up with action plan to curb digital banking fraud: LS Speaker

06/12/2019
NEW DELHI, Dec 5: LokSabha Speaker Om Birla on Thursday said the states should come up with an action plan to curb the rising incidents of digital ba...

Remote Dacchan gets ropeway, will connect people with rest of Kishtwar

06/12/2019
JAMMU, Dec 5: People in Dacchan in Jammu and Kashmir's border district Kishtwar will now not have to cover a treacherous journey for household items ...

Govt committed to empower Panchayati Raj Institutions for strengthening democratic set up at grass-root level: Lt Gov

Internet services will be restored in phases once situation turns ‘more normal’ in Kashmir

05/12/2019
BARAMULLA, Dec 4: Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu today reiterated the Government's commitment for effectively implementing 73rd and 74th A...

4 soldiers killed by snow avalanche near LoC in north Kashmir

05/12/2019
Srinagar, Dec 4: Four soldiers were killed in two separate incidents of snow avalanches near the Line of Control in north Kashmir, officials said on ...

JK saw most peaceful festive season in decades, Shah is most kind-hearted Home Minister: Jitendra

05/12/2019
New Delhi, Dec 4: The government on Wednesday rejected claims by a National Conference member in Lok Sabha about the situation in Kashmir, saying the...

Rising night temperatures bring relief in Ladakh, J&K

05/12/2019
Jammu, Dec 4: The mercury climbed across most parts of the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on Wednesday, bringing some relief to th...

DGP calls for maintaining alertness to keep check on trouble-mongers

We need to continue our mission with even more dedication to ensure peaceful & secure environment for the people of J&K

05/12/2019
Srinagar/Jammu, Dec 4: Asserting that the joint efforts of the security forces has helped in minimising the terrorist activities in Jammu and Kashmir...

India committed to partnering with Maldives for its development: Modi

05/12/2019
New Delhi, Dec 4: As a close friend and maritime neighbour, India is committed to partnering with the Maldives for its development, Prime Minister Na...

SC grants bail to Chidambaram in INX Media money laundering case

05/12/2019
New Delhi, Dec 4: The Supreme Court on Wednesday granted bail to Congress leader P Chidambaram in a money laundering case related to INX Media and di...

Govt taking steps to check onion prices: FM

05/12/2019
New Delhi, Dec 4: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday said in the Lok Sabha that the government has taken several steps to check rising ...

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US failing to stop China from stealing research, report says

20/11/2019
NEW DELHI, NOV 20:The United States government has failed to stop China from stealing intellectual property from American universities and lacks a co...

Pope Francis to arrive at Nagasaki in first papal visit to Japan in 38 yrs

20/11/2019
JAPAN, Nov 19: It’s fitting that Pope Francis will start his first official visit to Japan in Nagasaki, the city where Christianity first took hold ...

Boris Johnson makes Brexit squatting plans for Downing Street: Report

07/10/2019
BRITAIN, OCT 7: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is reportedly making plans to virtually “squat” in Downing Street and refuse to step down even i...

4 killed in overnight shooting at Kansas City bar in US

07/10/2019
Kansas, OCT 7: Two men opened fire inside a bar in Kansas City, Kansas, early Sunday, killing four people and wounding five others in a shooting beli...

US pulls troops from northeast Syria ahead of Turkish attack

07/10/2019
Syria, OCT 7: The United States began pulling troops from northeast Syria on Monday in a major policy shift, opening the way for a Turkish attack on ...

Hong Kong police stage show of force on streets, jeered by residents

07/10/2019
HONG KONG: Hong Kong police staged a show of force on Monday night in a district hit by some of the most violent clashes with protesters in recent mo...

China restricts teaching of MBBS in English to 45 colleges amid big surge of students from India

07/10/2019
CHINA, Oct 7: With a record number of students from India enrolling to study medicine in China, the country's education ministry has authorised only ...

Pakistan fares badly in terror financing report, likely to be retained on FATF grey list: Report

07/10/2019
NEW DELHI, OCT 7: The chances are high that Pakistan will be retained on the 'grey list' during the FATF's crucial plenary meetings this month as the...

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Congress joins hunger strike of Sarpanchs, Panchs

06/12/2019
JAMMU, DEC5: Congress today extended open support by joining the ongoing hunger strike launched by Sarpanchs and Panchs, seeking clearing o...

Maharashtra sanctions Rs 100 cr to set up women help desks in police stations

06/12/2019
NEW DELHI, dec 5: The Home Ministry has sanctioned Rs 100 crore from the Nirbhaya fund to set up women help desks in police stations across the count...

Non-NDA parties in LS on crop loss: Centre yet to provide monetary relief to states

06/12/2019
NEW DELHI, dec 5: Raising concerns over the losses faced by farmers due to floods and unseasonal rains, non-NDA MPs on Thursday alleged that the Cent...

Fee hikes, discrimination trigger unrest on varsity campuses

06/12/2019
NEW DELHI,dec 5: Universities across the country are becoming the hotbeds of unrest, discontent and disillusionment with fee hikes being a major trig...

PM Modi wanted us to work together, I rejected his offer: Sharad Pawar

03/12/2019
NEW DELHI, DEC 2: NCP chief Sharad Pawar has said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had proposed "working together" but he rejected the offer. Pawar said...

1984 anti-Sikh riots: Centre seeks SC permission to disband SIT

30/11/2019
New Delhi, Nov 29: The Centre on Friday sought the Supreme Court's permission to disband a special investigation team (SIT), headed by former Delhi H...

Bank fraud: Ratul Puri moves bail plea, court seeks ED’s response

30/11/2019
New Delhi, Nov 29: A Delhi court on Friday sought response from the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on a bail application filed by businessman Ratul Pur...

JNU students protest near HRD Ministry; demand panel report be made public

30/11/2019
New Delhi, Nov 29: JNU students on Friday staged a protest near the HRD Ministry premises here demanding that recommendations of the government-const...

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65th Meeting of SMVDSB held

Lt. Governor for continually improving Yatra facilities in sync with futuristic requirements

06/12/2019
JAMMU, Dec 5: The 65th meeting of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB) was held at the Raj Bhavan here today under the chairmanship of the Li...

Justice Magray visits District Jail Kupwara

Stresses on speeding up process of disposal of pending cases

06/12/2019
KUPWARA, Dec 5: Justice Ali Mohammad Magray, Judge J&K High Court today visited District Jail Kupwara where he inspected the jail building and took s...

Students of Dogra Group of Colleges excel in Inter-College Badminton Championship

06/12/2019
Jammu,dec 5: An inter-college Badminton Tournament was held in MIER College of Education on 21st of November 2019. Students of Dogra College of Educa...

Kia Motors officially opens India production facility

06/12/2019
Jammu,dec 5: KiaMotors Corporation has officially opened its new Indian production fa cility today in Anantapur district, Andhra Pradesh. Following a...

Army conducts awareness lecture

06/12/2019
Jammu,dec 5: Army as part of World Day for Handicapped organised an awareness lecture at Kalsiyan. The purpose of the event was to increase public aw...

Harsh appeals civil society to support Jammu Bandh

06/12/2019
Jammu,dec 5: Assertin g that call for December 7th Jammu Bandh had received overwhelming response from students and youth in particular, Mr. Harsh De...

Placement drive conducted at IMS

06/12/2019
JAMMU, DEC5: A Placement drive for final year students of MBA course was organized by Institute of Management Sciences, Jammu on 29 November, 2019. ...

JKPCC Minority Department holds meet

06/12/2019
JAMMU, DEC5: The monthly meeting of the JKPCC Minority Department was held at PCC HQ under the leadership of Sardar Gurdarshan Singh- Vice Chairman. ...

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Violation of standing

06/12/2019
As per the guidelines of the Union Ministry of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, the labourers engaged on various works under MGNREGA in Panchaya...

Generating solar power

05/12/2019
Solar energy is the nature available source of energy; it is continuous providing by the Sun. It is the most important of non-conventional sources of...

Clarity on disposal of RTI applications

04/12/2019
India’s Right to Information Act, recognised the world over as one of the most robust sunshine laws, and has been mutilated. The RTI Amendment Bill, ...

Improving road infrastructure

03/12/2019
In the year 2015 the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways had approved up-gradation of eight National Highways in the strategically importan...

Arrangement for abolished Commissions

02/12/2019
The High Court last week had directed the Government to inform it about the steps taken for alternate arrangement of abolished Commissions and Distri...

Physical verification needed

30/11/2019
Physical verification of all ongoing projects and concurrent evaluation is needed to make mid-term corrections during the implementation of the proje...

Extension of Finance Commission term

29/11/2019
The Finance Commission jurisdiction is confined to the States and not the Union Territories and the Centre has decided to relax conditions through a ...

Need for Lokpal and Lokayuktas

28/11/2019
The need for Lokpal at the centre and Lokayukta in states is justified in this democratic framework. After all, public also wants that their problems...

Legal Section

JKHCBAJ sit on hunger strike

05/12/2019
Jammu, Dec 4: J&K High Court Bar Association Jammu after more than one month indefinite strike for their demand for restoration of powers of registr...

Prosecution failure leads to acquittal in grenade attack on CRPF

04/12/2019
Srinagar, Dec 3: 3rd Additional Sessions Judge Srinagar Tasleem Arief acquitted Mushtaq Ahmed Sheikh son of Mohd Sultan Resident of Shaheen Mohalla N...

DB directives in PIL seeking modern slaughter houses in J&K

03/12/2019
Jammu, Dec 2: In the much publicized Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by an NGO ‘SAVE’ (Save Animal Value Environment) through its Chairperson ...

Anticorruption court convicts complainant for false complaint

01/12/2019
SRINAGAR, NOV 30: In the rarest of rare case whereby complainant got convicted for false complaint, today Special Judge Anticorruption Srinagar RN W...

Court award life-impriosnment in murder case

30/11/2019
DODA, NOV 29: Additional Sessions Judge Doda Zabair Ahmed Raza awarded life-imprisonment to Javed Iqbal S/O Abdul Gani Butt R/O Shaleen Shamithi, Teh...

JKHCBA meeting on Nov 26 to deliberate on further course of action

26/11/2019
JAMMU, NOV 25: The meeting of various heads / representatives of Civil Societies i.e. Brahman Sabha, Mahajan Sabha, Sanatan Dharam Sabha, Amar Kshtri...

DB ask respondents to strictly implement guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare for strengthening of Tertiary Care of Cancer

22/11/2019
SRINAGAR, NOV 21:A Division Bench of High Court Comprising Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey and Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur while disposing of a PIL, dire...

HC ask CS, Advisor UT of Leh to apprise about steps taken for appointment of legal counsels

21/11/2019
Srinagar, Nov 20: Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey directed Chief Secretary/ Advisor of the Union Territory Ladakh, to apprise the court about the steps t...

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