Market closure order conspiracy to kill business activities: Traders Federation

Market closure order conspiracy to kill business activities: Traders Federation

Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation on Sunday said the government of Jammu and Kashmir was “playing with fire by provoking the trader community” by asking shops and establishments in various areas of Srinagar to remain closed once a week. The...
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Govt may reconsider market closure roster

Govt may reconsider market closure roster

Buckling under pressure from traders, the government is mulling to keep in abeyance the reverently issued weekly market closure roster. As per the roster, the authorities had fixed different week days as “close days” for traders operating in Srinagar. The....
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GST on carpet will be slashed from 12% to 5%: Haseeb Drabu

GST on carpet will be slashed from 12% to 5%: Haseeb Drabu

Admitting that the carpet industry is passing through difficult times, the minister for finance, Dr Haseeb Drabu assured that Goods and Services tax charged on carpets will be slashed from 12 to 5 percent in coming days to give a...
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Business Leaders suggest measures on revival of ‘Shattered’ economy

Business Leaders suggest measures on revival of ‘Shattered’ economy

Kashmir’s business associations on Sunday participated enthusiastically in the first-ever business conclave here to put forth their problems and suggestions on revival of the Valley’s economy. At the conclave organised by the Kashmir Inc, the J&K Chief...
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How a bureaucrat ‘Sabotaged’ two major power schemes to allow outside agencies take over

How a bureaucrat ‘Sabotaged’ two major power schemes to allow outside agencies take over

Tendering of two projects that would have strengthened power distribution system in Kashmir was cleared thrice by power department’s own committees. However, commissioner secretary power Dheeraj Gupta got an outside agency to scrutinise the tendering onc...
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Only businessmen doing ‘Jihad’ in Kashmir: Haseeb Drabu

Only businessmen doing ‘Jihad’ in Kashmir: Haseeb Drabu

Acknowledging that economic scenario in Kashmir is “distressing”, the finance minister Haseeb Drabu said on Sunday that businessmen in Kashmir are “the only ones doing ‘jihad’ as they are fighting against all odds.” Speaking at the first business c...
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Explore the culture of the Shina-speaking Dards, Gurez and Tulail (Talial) Valleys, where the Dards Live

Explore the culture of the Shina-speaking Dards, Gurez and Tulail (Talial) Valleys, where the Dards Live

Explore the culture of the Shina-speaking Dards, one of Kashmir’s oldest tribes The flight from Delhi is on time and I’m soon speeding to the Tourist Reception Centre in Srinagar to collect the precious permit which will grant me access...
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Tourism body blame media for negative publicity as tourism industry continues to suffer

Tourism body blame media for negative publicity as tourism industry continues to suffer

“We are not how the media portrays us” is an expression common in the Valley. Kashmir’s tourism sector doesn’t just struggle in front of a disruptive militancy, there are primetime debates to counter. Chinar leaves are falling in Srinag...
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Business leaders want Dineshwar Sharma to meet resistance camp

Business leaders want Dineshwar Sharma to meet resistance camp

Kashmir’s business fraternity on Tuesday advised interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma, who is on a maiden visit to Srinagar, to meet separatist leaders to achieve any forward movement on talks. Chairman, Kashmir Economic Alliance, Muhammad Yaseen Khan said that the...
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Projecting Gulmarg festival, efforts on to woo tourists from South

Projecting Gulmarg festival, efforts on to woo tourists from South

State Tourism Department takes part in ‘Discover India Travel Expo’ in Chennai Ahead of the snow fest in north Kashmir’s Gulmarg ski resort, the Tourism Department has upped its promotional campaign and is particularly focusing on the markets in South...
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