"They don't have to consult members of Parliament as to what they should do under such circumstances," he said.
While products like kerosene, naphtha and LPG will be under the ambit of GST, five items — crude oil, natural gas, aviation fuel, diesel and petrol — have been excluded from the basket for the initial years.
Designed by consultants from Finland and Germany, the 1.315 km-long bridge will soar to a height of 359 metres over the Chenab, which is 35 metres taller than the Eiffel Tower.
The Indian Directors General of Military Operations (DGMO) will contact his Pakistan counterpart over the hotline between the two sides to take up the issue, sources said.
Sources told CNN-News18 that the martyrs included an Army officer, a Junior Commissioner Officer and three jawans. Sources added that the toll was feared to rise.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today said the situation in Jammu and Kashmir will improve in next 2-3 months and then dialogue could be initiated with all stake holders.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh was given a detailed presentation on the latest ground situation in the state in the wake of violence since the April 9 bypoll to the Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency, official sources said.
"As far as the coalition is concerned, there are no differences among partners. The PDP-BJP government is working well. Everyone is performing his or her task.
"A muscular policy will not help - tough talk by ministers, dire warnings by the Army Chief, deploying more troops or killing protesters," the former Home Minister said on Twitter.
The Centre Monday told the Supreme Court it was exploring a crowd control option that is akin to rubber bullets but not as lethal as pellet guns that are being used as a last resort to quell violence in the Kashmir Valley
Sources told CNN-News18 that security forces fired at protesters who were trying to disrupt voting in at least eight booths across the Valley. At several other booths, protesters were pushed back without resorting to firing.
The Centre will also float a tender for construction of the Zojila tunnel which will cost around Rs 6,000 crore in the next two months, Gadkari said, adding with the construction of the tunnel, the highway to Leh and Kargil districts of the Ladakh region will become an all weather road.
The swift approval of projects that had languished for years came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggested last year that sharing the waterways could be conditional on Pakistan clamping down on anti-India militants that New Delhi says it shelters.
Carlson is all set to expand its footprint in the state, particularly in Kashmir, as it looks to set up six hotels under its Radisson and Country Inn and Suites brands in the valley, and one in Jammu. This will take its total count in Jammu and Kashmir to nine.
According to the deal, Carlson Rezidor in partnership with Mustaq Group will open two Radisson Blu hotels in Srinagar and one each in Tangmarg, Sonamarg and Pahalgam. Under the pact, Country Inns & Suites will be opened in Gulamrg and Jammu.
A 33-year-old Jammu and Kashmir policeman, who was soon to be a father, lost his life in his second attempt to flush out militants holed up in a house in Tral after miraculously escaping a volley of fire the first time round.
The company won FM Radio channels for 13 cities, through e-auction undertaken by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) for second batch of private FM Radio phase - III channels.
Under 'Development Package for Tourism' for J&K, the Union Tourism Ministry will provide Rs 400 crore every year for five years for development of tourism infrastructure under Swadesh Darshan scheme. For 2016-17, the Ministry had sanctioned Rs 400 crore in September last year and the projects were divided into four segments.
State-owned construction firm NBCC today signed an agreement with the Jammu and Kashmir government and Tourism Ministry for integrated development of tourist facilities in the state at a cost of Rs 97 crore.
The Jammu and Kashmir government, in its State Budget, reserved this amount for the bank as capital infusion. The stock has been up over 5 percent in the past 15 days.
Giving further details, he told Legislative assembly, while Rs 1,454.92 crore are pending as arrears from private consumers, as many as 1419.26 crore is pending from public consumers during the year.
Infrastructure major Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) today announced that it has bagged a contract worth Rs 368.6 crore from IRCON International Ltd in Jammu and Kashmir.
Demonetisation, says Drabu, is a separate issue altogether and will not affect the functioning of GST in the country. But he points out the inadequate IT preparedness for GST of the country.