Electricity, Petroleum, Real estate and Alcohol could come under GST

Electricity, Petroleum, Real estate and Alcohol could come under GST

Finance Minister Haseeb Ahmad Drabu Thursday said power, petroleum, real estate and liquor could be soon brought under the ambit of Goods and Services Tax (GST). Presenting the J&K Budget 2018-19 in the Legislative Assembly, the finance minister said a...
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From ‘Brave’ pupil to dead militant, story of a Kashmir teen

From ‘Brave’ pupil to dead militant, story of a Kashmir teen

Farhan Wani:  The 16-year-old was killed in a firefight with Indian security forces near Kokernag Last June, Farhan Wani left his house in the village of Khudwani, in south-western Kashmir, to attend his physics tuition class. He never came home...
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Kashmir much more than conflict: Chitralekha Zutshi

Kashmir much more than conflict: Chitralekha Zutshi

The Kashmir issue is more than a conflict, said the editor of a book that brings together essays by different people on multiple aspects of both the region and the issue of Jammu and Kashmir. “Kashmir is much more than...
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Kangri still keeps Kashmir warm during winter

Kangri still keeps Kashmir warm during winter

Besides woolens, one thing that Kashmiris think of while making preparations for combating the chilling cold of winter is kangri, an earthen bowl encased in an exquisitely woven wicker basket. Kashmir experiences harsh winters, with temperatures as low as -8.....
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J&K has hydro power potential of 16475 MW

J&K has hydro power potential of 16475 MW

Jammu and Kashmir has a potential to produce 16,475 MW of hydro power as per the assessment made by Central Electricity Authority (CEA), Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh told Legislative Council here today. In a written reply to the question...
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Three scholars take to arms in Kashmir during last two years

Three scholars take to arms in Kashmir during last two years

The newest recruit to the militant cause in Kashmir has a rare academic qualification. Before being suspended, he was a PhD scholar in applied geology at Aligarh Muslim University. Mannan Wani, a resident of Tekipora village in Kupwara district, appeared...
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I was blamed for creating one, but they’ve created many Burhan’s: Omar Abdullah

I was blamed for creating one, but they’ve created many Burhan’s: Omar Abdullah

Hitting out at the Jammu and Kashmir government, former chief minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday claimed that terrorism has increased in the state under the present government. “I was told that I had a role to play in creating Burhan...
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5000-year-old rock found in Kashmir shows oldest evidence of supernova in history

5000-year-old rock found in Kashmir shows oldest evidence of supernova in history

In an interesting find, Indian astrophysicists have unearthed a nearly 5,000-year-old rock carving in Kashmir which, they believe, is the oldest record of supernova and sky chart found in human history. The rock carving – known to be the earliest...
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“Aiwane-Sahafat” Kashmir gets Press Club after 50 years

“Aiwane-Sahafat” Kashmir gets Press Club after 50 years

Kashmir formally got its Press Club Monday with taking over the possession of its building at Polo View by the Kashmir Press Club Society in presence of a number of media persons. The Press Club, also known as “Aiwane-Sahafat”, comes...
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Saudi Arabia gives nod to India’s plan to ferry Hajj pilgrims via sea

Saudi Arabia gives nod to India’s plan to ferry Hajj pilgrims via sea

Saudi Arabia has given its nod to India’s plan to revive the option of ferrying Hajj pilgrims via sea route to Jeddah, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said in a statement Monday. Naqvi made the comment after the signing of...
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