Morning Wrap; A quick glance at Headlines that Matter

Jammu and

1: Anantnag by-poll voting postponed by two days

The Election Commission of India has postponed voting for Anantnag assembly seat by-election to June 22. Voting was earlier scheduled to be held on June 19.

2: Uproar in ‪Kashmir‬ assembly over SRO-105

Opposition National Conference and Congress on Friday created uproar in the Jammu and Kashmir legislative assembly over controversial SRO-105 that allows non-state Subjects to participate in bidding for mineral excavation in the state.

3: Pregnant woman charred to death in cylinder burst

A pregnant woman died when her house caught fire in the Pargwal area on the city outskirts. The body received 70 percent burns and after the post-mortem at government hospital, Pargwal, the body was handed over back to the family for the last rites.

4: Mehbooba Mufti’s Net Worth is Rs 10.96 Lakhs

Mehbooba Mufti has a total assets valued at Rs 10,96,854 out of which Rs 8000 is cash. She does not possess any bonds or other investments in the National Savings Scheme. She is also not in possession of cultivable land, however, she has bequeathed 1 kanal ancestral land in Bijbehara.

5: DO NOT pay VAT on cold-drinks and packaged water in restaurants

Relevant to mention that the Value Added Tax(VAT) has to be charged on the food prepared by the restaurants only and other products like bottled water, cold drinks are to be sold at the MRP and no additional VAT can be charged on these products, since it is included in the MRP.

6: 7611 posts of Assistant Professors and Gazetted Officers are vacant

From the details provided by the State Government on Wednesday, it was disclosed that 7611 posts of Assistant Professors and Gazetted Officers are lying laying vacant in Higher Education Department while 3684 posts of 10+2 lecturers are also lying vacant in the state.

7: Pandemonium in J&K assembly, house adjourned

The Jammu and Kashmir assembly was adjourned on Friday following pandemonium as opposition MLAs stormed the speaker’s podium to protest against a government order allowing mining rights to non-local bidders.

8: Maha Kumbh to be held in Kashmir

In the history of 75 years of Kashmir, Maha Kumb will take place at Shadipora Sangam in Wakoora Tehsil of Ganderbal district on the 14th of June for the very first time in which thousands of people from different parts of the country will be visiting.

9: It took a Govt teacher 18 years to prove that he is alive

A teacher named Hashim, who hails from Kernah in North Kashmir, and under mistaken identity was declared dead, he went from pillar to post, but due to the dishonesty and inefficiency running deep in the Government offices, it took him 18 years to finally prove that he is alive on papers.

10: J&K Lawmakers demand Rs 2.5 lakh/month salary

In the ongoing assembly sessions, the MLA’s as well as the MLC’s have demanded a tremendous hike in their salaries. They have put forth a request to the ministry to pay them a lump sum of Rs 2.5 lakhs/month.

Three BSF troopers were killed and 10 others, among them three civilians, were injured on Friday in a Hizb-ul-Mujhadeen attack on a security forces convoy in south Kashmir’s Bijbehara town. Militant outfit Hizb-ul-Mujhadeen claimed the responsibility of the attack.