New MRP on 200 goods amid GST change

New MRP on 200 goods amid GST change

Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Wednesday said new Maximum Retail Price (MRP) will have to be printed on around 200 consumer products in the backdrop of a change in the taxation structure by the GST Council on November 10. The manufacturers will have to fix new stickers of reduced MRP along with the […]

‘Pakistan not wearing bangles’: Farooq dares India to ‘take back’ PaK

‘Pakistan not wearing bangles’: Farooq dares India to ‘take back’ PaK

National Conference president Farooq Abdullah Wednesday said Pakistan was not “wearing bangles” that it will allow India to “take that part of Jammu and Kashmir under its occupation.” Addressing party workers in Uri area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, the former chief minister said, “How long shall we keep saying that (PaK) is our part? […]

Mehbooba air dashes to Srinagar, faces ‘azadi’ protest in Khanqah

Mehbooba air dashes to Srinagar, faces ‘azadi’ protest in Khanqah

People raised slogans in favour of “azadi” and Islam as Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Tuesday visited the Khanqah-e-Moula shrine partially damaged in an overnight blaze. Reports said that the Chief Minister flew to Srinagar to take stock of the damage caused by the fire to the revered shrine in old Srinagar city. However, as Mehbooba […]

Environmental court pulls up Amarnath Shrine Board

Environmental court pulls up Amarnath Shrine Board

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday rapped the Amarnath Shrine Board for non-compliance of directions issued by the Supreme Court in 2012 and asked the Board what steps had been taken during all these years to protect environment and provide infrastructure facilities to pilgrims. The NGT appointed a committee to look at environment protection […]

Road to peace runs through Kashmir, says Pakistan General

Road to peace runs through Kashmir, says Pakistan General

Asking India to shun its “belligerent attitude,” a senior Pakistani military  officer said on Tuesday that the resolution of Kashmir dispute is imperative for peace in south Asia. “Road to peace in south Asia goes through Kashmir. There is no bypass,” Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Mahmood Hayat said while addressing a two-day […]

Protestors block road outside minister’s house with goats and sheep

Protestors block road outside minister’s house with goats and sheep

A large number of people belonging to the Gujjar community Tuesday held protest outside Jammu and Kashmir Forest Minister Chaudhary Lal Singh’s residence in Jammu against eviction of people, especially members of their tribe, from forest belts. Led by Nazakat Khanna, people belonging of the nomadic tribe led sheep and goats in front of the […]

Goa Chief Minister shares ‘adult movie’ experience with school children

Goa Chief Minister shares ‘adult movie’ experience with school children

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday shared at a Children’s Day function his “experience” of watching  “adult movies” in his youth, news agency IANS reported. Parrikar was interacting with school students in Panaji when one of them asked what kind of movies the former Defence Minister watched during his younger days. “We would not […]

Saudi Arabia approves Yoga as ‘sports activity’

Saudi Arabia approves Yoga as ‘sports activity’

Saudi Arabia has approved Yoga as a “sports activity.” The Saudi Ministry of Trade and Industry listed Yoga under “sports activities”, allowing citizens of the kingdom to practice or propagate it by getting a licence from the government. A 37-year old woman Nouf Marwaai is said to the at forefront of the yoga campaign in […]

US Congress drops action against Lashkar as condition for Pakistan funds

US Congress drops  action against Lashkar as condition for Pakistan funds

The US Congress has dropped  from the National Defence Authorisation Act 2018 a provision that would have required the US Secretary of Defence to certify that Pakistan has taken steps to “significantly disrupt” the activities of both Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and the Haqqani network, a media report said Tuesday. While the new version of the US […]

Trooper, militant killed in ongoing gunfights

Trooper, militant killed in ongoing gunfights

An Army trooper and a militant were Tuesday killed as two gunfights broke out in south Kashmir’s Kulgam and Pulwama districts . One soldier was critically injured in the gunfight with militants at Nowbug Kund in Kulgam district, news agency PTI quoted Army sources as saying. They said the injured soldier later succumbed to injuries. […]