The Lt Governor Manoj Sinha led Administrative Council has approved a series of measures for simplifying business establishment process. As per the decision, the pre-requisite No Objection Certificates have been relaxed for setting up of a business unit. Now, the Udyog Aadhar Memorandum as per the condition of the Government of India shall be the only requirement for a business unit to be set-up in Jammu and Kashmir. Earlier, as many as 15 NoCs/Clearances were required. Some of the clerances will be granted later through two sets of Single Window Committees - one, for business units coming up within Industrial Estates and another Committee for Units outside the Industrial Estates. Besides, a Divisional Level Committee has been approved, which shall periodically monitor the working of the above Committees and address issues.
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‘THE FEAR, THREAT AND SHRINKING SPACE FOR DISSENT IS A KEY FACTOR THAT MARKS WINS AND LOSSES IN KASHMIR'
Rajani Patil is a third-generation politician. Her grandfather, Ganesh Pingle, a member of the Gadar Movement, was hanged in Lahore by the British in 1915. Her mother, Shantabai Pingle married her father, Baram Patil while they were imprisoned by the British. The former Congress MP is now in-charge General Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir. Ms Patil to Tarushi Aswani about recent developments and challenges that shape party politics and mainstream politics in a post 370 Jammu and Kashmir.
SHOULD THERE BE A NEW FEDERAL COMPACT BETWEEN THE CENTRE AND STATES?
In the book, Beyond Covid’s Shadow: Mapping India’s Economic Resurgence, Haseeb A Drabu makes a case and suggests an alternative. Here is an abridged version of a chapter
FOR PEACEFUL SUMMER
Like Kashmir weather and politics, Indo-Pak relations are also unpredictable writes Zahoor Malik
Free-roaming dogs in Kashmir bite thousands every year. Though the authorities assert that they have been sterilising the dogs and managing the waste food, the availability of lot of free food is a key factor in the dog population surge, reports Syed Samreen
One of Srinagar’s oldest craftsmen, Ghulam Nabi Dar’s designs on the wood remain unmatched for their intricacy and detail, reports Khalid Bashir Gura
A RARE SCHOOL
Curriculum, poor infrastructure and unimpressive service in public schools are pushing parents to enrol their wards in the private sector schools. This is despite the fact that Jammu and Kashmir invests more than Rs 12000 crore in the education sector and has the best human resource. Now teachers of a south Kashmir government school are investing their blood and sweat to undo the trend by reimagining their school, Saifullah Bashir and Shakir Ashraf reports
SPENDING Rs 1 LAKH CR
In the second consecutive budget that Nirmala Sitharaman presented to the Lok Sabha, the major expenditures continue to remain the same, reports Tasavur Mushtaq
In the twenty-first century when faster transportation is abundant, a section of the population still prefer the slow motion, eco-friendly Tanga and those running them are not unhappy at all, reports Umar Khurshid
SMART AND SKILLED
The Jammu and Kashmir government has constituted Technical Committee to vet the Detailed Project Reports (DPR) for Jammu and Srinagar Smart City projects on fast track basis along with laying emphasis on employment-oriented skill development.
PLAYING WITH ICE
Shakir Ashraf meets the Kashmir ice skater who represented India in Europe
What It Takes To Sell Indian Saffron!
The saffron of Kashmir has long been considered the world’s finest, but drought is threatening the livelihood and traditions of its farming families.
जम्मू कश्मीर में अनंतनाग और शोपियां में मुठभेड़ों में चार आतंकवादी मारे गए
जम्मू कश्मीर में सुरक्षाबलों के साथ हुई दो मुठभेड़ों में आतंकवादी संगठनों लश्कर-ए-तैयबा और अल-बदर के चार आतंकवादी मारे गए।
Game of silences
There has been a perceptible thaw in India-Pakistan relations, but the road to peace is fraught with uncertainties
Earthquake Risk Signs of Nature Should Not be Ignored
In this article, Baseera Rafiqi talks about earthquake risk factors in Jammu and Kashmir while reiterating that ignoring signs of nature could prove detrimental for the region in the long run.
Ambassador Of Socialist REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM Visits Rock Garden
Ambassador of Socialist Republic of Vietnam to India, HE Mr. Pham Sanh Chau, visited The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, also known as Nek Chand's Rock Garden after its founder Nek Chand Saini today He was accompanied by Bui Trung Thoung, Head of Trade Vietnam Embassy & Ngutyen Luong Duc, Nguyen Luong Đuc, POLITICAL SECTION Vietnam Embassy.
शोपियां में लश्कर-ए-तैयबा के चार आतंकवादी मुठभेड़ में ढेर
जम्मू कश्मीर के शोपियां जिले में सुरक्षाबलों ने सोमवार को लश्कर-ए-तैयबा के चार आतंकवादियों को एक मुठभेड़ में ढेर दिया।
The Name Is Khan
Meet the Kashmiri businessman who took it upon himself to give a proper burial to Covid-19 victims
WATCH ME IF YOU CAN
AS BIRDING CONTINUES TO A MASS AMATEUR FANS, WE TURN TO THE PROS FOR A HANDBOOK TO OFF-GRID SPOTS IN INDIA
ON AN ALL-TIME high
Green pines, endless pasturelands and an arena of high mountain vistas, ADIL LANGOO was rewarded with a palette of colours every single day as he traversed the relaxing terrain of Kashmir
प्रधानमंत्री ने खेलो इंडिया शीतकालीन खेलों का उद्घाटन किया
कहा जम्मू कश्मीर को बनायेंगे शीत खेलों का गढ़