EU takes step towards closer defence cooperation

Brussels, Nov 13: The EU will move towards closer defence ties today with more than 20 states signing a landmark pact that aims to boost cooperation after Brexit and counteract Russian pressure. Similar efforts to deepen military links have been frustrated for decades, partly by Britain’s fierce opposition to anything that might lead to a […]

Selling pressure drags Sensex 281 points lower, Nifty below 10,250; Adani Ports, ONGC lose big

Mumbai, Nov 13: Heavy selling pressure in the final hours of trade, amid higher oil prices and weak rupee, dragged benchmark indices lower. The Indian currency opened on a weaker note, largely on the back of crude price rise as well as pressure seen on India’s fiscal deficit post Friday’s GST announcements. Experts estimates the GST-led hit […]

CM’s Public Outreach; Mehbooba reviews tourist facilities, beautification works at Pahalgam

CM’s Public Outreach; Mehbooba reviews tourist facilities, beautification works at Pahalgam

Pahalgam: On the second day of her tour to Anantnag district in connection with the Public Outreach programme, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti Sunday visited the famed tourist resort here today. She enquired about the tourist arrivals, sanitation, preparations for the winter festival and other facilities available to tourists here. The Chief Minister visited Pahalgam Club […]

Zulfkar for installing PoS machines in every ration depot

Zulfkar for installing PoS machines in every ration depot

Jammu: Terming it as the biggest reform in bringing transparency in Public Distribution System, Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs and Tribal Affairs Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali today said the government will install Point of Sale (POS) machines in all fair price shops and ration depots across the state. The Minister said this after […]

Budget Session likely to be held in Jan first week

Budget Session likely to be held in Jan first week

Jammu: The month-long Budget Session is likely to be held in the first week of January in this winter capital of the state. “The government has decided to hold business session likely in first week of January,” Kavinder Gupta, Speaker J&K Legislative Assembly said here on Sunday. He said the complete budget session could not […]

GST Council cuts taxes on about 175 items from 28%

GST Council cuts taxes on about 175 items from 28%

New Delhi: The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council on Friday decided to slash rates on more than 175 items, reducing taxes on these from the existing 28 percent in one of the biggest tax reductions since the new system kicked-in from July 1. The council, which is currently meeting in Guwahati, has decided to […]

Zulfkar reviews preparedness of FCS & CA for winters

Zulfkar reviews preparedness of FCS & CA for winters

Jammu: Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs and Information, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali today chaired a meeting to review the stock and supply position of essentials in Kashmir division and extra arrangements made by the department for winter season. The meeting was attended by Director FCS&CA Nisar Ahmad Wani, Senior Superintendent Traffic NHI Sanjay […]

Only 62 items likely to stay in 28% GST slab

Only 62 items likely to stay in 28% GST slab

New Delhi: Those planning to buy new furniture or refit electric switches might have to pay less after Friday, as the GST (goods and services tax) Council is likely to slash the indirect tax rates on these items at its meeting in Guwahati. At present, these attract 28 per cent tax. As many as 165 […]

American University offers graduate certificate in Islamic finance

American University offers graduate certificate in Islamic finance

Washington: American University is now offering a graduate certificate in Islamic finance to better prepare professionals to compete and do business in both emerging and established markets. The curriculum includes courses that focus on the role of Islamic finance in the global economy and Islamic capital markets. Coursework also focuses on Sukuk (Islamic bonds), which […]