KCCI urges the Government for extension of the VAT Amnesty Scheme a year

SRINAGAR: Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry Thursday urges the Government for extension of the VAT Amnesty Scheme for another one year. The spokesperson of the organisation said that after August, 2019 onwards has gone from bad to worse due to the COVID-19 pandemic and our economy is the worst hit due to the stress. […]

Boost in Lavender production makes ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ a reality in Doda

Crop blooms over 700-kanal land of 500 farmers DODA: Atmanirbhar Bharat policy of the Central Govt is undoubtedly making huge impact all over the country as well as in the J&K, by making the local farmers self sufficient and self reliant, thus giving boost to the medium and small landholders to earn a promising livelihood. […]

District Skill Committee meeting held at Udhampur

DDC seeks diverse skilled force to meet changing demands UDHAMPUR: A meeting of the District Skill Committee was Thursday held here under the Chairmanship of District Development Commissioner, Dr Piyush Singla who is also chairman of the Committee. Detailed discussion was held on various issues pertaining to identification of beneficiaries, Skill development training, availability of […]

Patnitop Winter Carnival witnesses huge rush of tourists

Visitors from all over India enjoy activities hosted by Tourism Department PATNITOP: The three day Patnitop winter carnival has attracted huge crowds since its inception till the last day today. A large number of tourists from all over India, especially U.P. Gujarat, Kolkata, Punjab, Chandigarh, Karnataka thronged the main meadow at Patnitop and enjoyed the […]

Assam assembly passes Bill to abolish state-run madrasas amid walkout by Congress, AIUDF

GUWAHATI: The Assam assembly on Wednesday passed a Bill to abolish all state-run Madrasas by converting them to general schools amid a walkout by the opposition when their demand for sending the legislation to the Select Committee was rejected. After Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma turned down the request of the Congress and the AIUDF […]

US approves potential sale of 3,000 smart bombs to Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON: The US State Department has approved the potential sale of 3,000 precision guided munitions to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in a deal valued at up to $290 billion. — File photo courtesy of Creative Commons The US State Department has approved the potential sale of 3,000 precision guided munitions to the Kingdom of […]

Advisor Baseer Khan visits Kathua industrial estates, interacts with entrepreneurs

Says Industrial reforms will usher new era of growth, development in J&K KATHUA: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmed Khan, today said that the present dispensation led by Lieutenant Governor is focusing on strengthening industrial infrastructure with better service delivery to make the environment more congenial for industries to grow across the Union Territory of […]

Talat chairs virtual meet with UNDP on setting up of Youth Employment Service Centers in JK Colleges

JAMMU: A virtual meeting was held on Wednesday under the Chairmanship of Talat Parvez Rohella, Commissioner/Secretary Higher Education, with the representatives of UNDP. The meeting was also attended in person by Director EDI Ghulam Mohammad Dar, Rubina Kouser, Director JKSLRM, Dr. Peerzada Mohammad Yousuf, Director Colleges and other officers from Higher Education. The meeting was […]

Handicrafts Department Kupwara holds Awareness cum Registration Camp at Trehgam

KUPWARA: Handicraft Department, Kupwara today conducted a one day Awareness cum Registration Camp at Trehgam in which Artisans from 04 blocks including Trehgam, Kralpora, Keran and Tangdar participated. Assistant Director Handicrafts, Muzamil Hussain Chowdry was Chief Guest, on the occasion. On the occasion, Assistant Director Handicrafts said that the government is committed for upliftment of […]

Dir Horticulture flags off group of orchardists for training

JAMMU: Director Horticulture, Jammu, Ram Sevak, Wednesday flagged off a group of 14 orchardists to Farmers Training Institute, Ramban for 3-day training under Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) -ATMA scheme. The Director Horticulture interacted with the orchardists and impressed upon them to learn the latest horticulture techniques at Advance Centre of Horticulture Development, […]