Archive News of August 18, 2017
Return extra fees or we will take over, Kejriwal warns schools

NEW DELHI:  Coming down heavily on 449 private schools here for not refunding extra fees taken from students, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday threatened to take over them if they don't comply with court orders or refunding money.

India denies selling BrahMos missiles to Vietnam

NEW DELHI: India on Friday denied selling BrahMos cruise missiles to Vietnam, after a report said the missiles have been delivered to the Southeast Asian nation which has tense relations with China.

Paper trail to be used in all future elections, says EC

NEW DELHI:  All future elections will be held using voter verifiable paper audit trail or VVPAT machines, along with Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), the Election Commission of India (EC) announced on Friday.

Punjab CM visits Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association office

CHANDIGARH: Chief Minister, Punjab  Capt. Amarinder Singh today visited  office of the Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association  for inauguration  of Digitized New Section of Library and share his views with the Members of the Bar Association.

Jalandhar police arrests 2 Narcotic smugglers, recovers 2.18 Quintals Popy husk

JALANDHAR: The Jalandhar police has arrested  two narcotic smugglers and recovered 02 Quintol 18 KG of Poppy Husk, Indian Currency of Rupees 40,000/- and 01 Motorcycle Baja Platina bearing registration No. PB-09-Y-2538.

Punjab youth shot dead in Phillipines, cremated in native village

PHAGWARA:  A Pall of gloom was descended today in Village Pasla near Goraya on hearing the news of the brutal murder of the Village Youth in Phillipines yesterday.

Three armed gang members arrested by Ropar Police

ROPAR: The Ropar Police today claimed to have arrested three miscreants alongwith arms and ammunition who were planning to commit big crime.

Punjab Vigilance registers case in irrigation scam

With a view to probe irregularities in allotment of tenders in the irrigation department, the Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) has registered a criminal case against Gurinder Singh contractor and four senior officers of the department including two retirees. The VB teams have conducted searches at various places for investigation purposes as the contractor have amassed huge wealth and acquired more than 30 properties worth Rs. 100 crores illegally in Chandigarh, Mohali, Ludhiana, Patiala and Noida.

Capt Amarinder asks agriculture dept to adopt whitefly- infested cotton farms for education of farmers

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has asked the Agriculture Department to adopt plots with cotton crops damaged by whitefly in every village of the four districts of Mansa, Bathinda, Sri Muktsar Sahib and Fazilka, which collectively account for the highest production of cotton in the state.

Punjab CM exhorts to improve its functioning to minimise burden on Judiciary

 Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday called upon the Executive wing of the government to tighten its belt and improve its functioning to minimise the pressure on the Judiciary.

Three sentenced to life imprisonment in kidnapping and murder case

ROPAR: The District and session Judge Rupnagar B.S.Sandhu today pronounced life imprisonment for three accused who kidnapped and murdered a local resident on September 19,2013.

Punjab inks MoU with ‘SEWA Bharat’ for women empowerment

Punjab government today signed Memorandum of Understanding with Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) Bharat to establish a framework for cooperative institutional relations to encourage and promote collaboration for better empowerment and social and economic development of women in the state.

Punjab CM sanctions Rs 15 crores for completion of Jang-E-Azadi memorial in Jalandhar

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday sanctioned the final instalment of Rs. 15 Crores for the completion of the second phase of the upcoming Jang-E-Azadi Memorial at Kartarpur in Jalandhar.

Faculty Development Program Organized at KCET

A day long Faculty Development Program (FDP) was today organized at Khalsa College of Engineering and Technology (KCET) in which all the faculty member of Civil and Mechanical Engineering Departments participated. In FDP, detailed information on Autodesk’s Fusion 360 was given to the participants by Autodesk representative Manjit Singh and Rajesh Yadav.

Giani Raghbir Singh appointed Acting Jathedar of Takht Kesgarh Sahib

ROPAR: The Executive Committee of Shiromani Gurdawara Parbhandak Committee(SGPC) at its meeting held at Gurdwara Bhatha Sahib here appointed Giani Raghbir Singh, the granthi of Darbar Sahib as acting Jathedar of Takht Kesgarh Sahib.

KCW Students Bag Top Positions in GNDU

The students of Khalsa College for Women, Amritsar have brought laurels to the institution by bagging top merit positions in the recently declared Guru Nanak Dev University results. Nidhi from M.Com (II Semester) secured 2nd position in the varsity, Navdeep from M.Com (IV Semester) stood First in Amritsar district and 12th in the varsity while Gursimran Kaur of B.Com (II Semester) and Navpreet Kaur B.Com (VI Semester) also got merit positions, said Principal Dr. Sukhbir Kaur Mahal.

Infosys' stocks plunge 10% as Sikka resigns, erodes over Rs 22k cr

Resignation of a key managerial personnel at global software major Infosys spooked investors and dragged the company's scrip lower by almost 10 per cent on Friday.

Difficult to deal with continuous allegations: Sikka

Talking candidly after quitting global software major Infosys as its Chief Executive and Managing Director, Vishal Sikka on Friday said it was difficult to deal with unending allegations and said he has not decided his future plans yet.

Amit Shah sets target of 200 seats in MP elections

BJP President Amit Shah on Friday set the Madhya Pradesh BJP a target of winning 200 seats in next year's assembly elections and all the 29 Lok Sabha seats in the state in 2019, sources said.

Spanish suffers second terror attack after 14 die in Barcelona

Police on Friday killed five suspected terrorists in Spain's Cambrils town during a second terror attack also using a van after an earlier one in Barcelona left 14 Spaniards and foreigners dead and over 100 injured.

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